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Fathers of the Baroque at Buxton Fringe

Join us for an afternoon of vocal duets by Purcell, Monteverdi, and Handel with a little smattering of Bach and Telemann, all in the lovely setting of Eyam Parish Church.  We are so looking forward to returning here after our visit last year with a programme commemorating the end of the plague in Eyam.

We will have the full team of seven, with Dawn on theorbo and Katharine on harpsichord.  We have tried to make this a really family friendly programme with lots of “old favourites” such as Sheep may safely graze, and the lovely Handel Arcadian duets with all the good tunes from the Messiah.

We all feel rather honoured that Angie is still with us this year as she has such a busy schedule these days with The Monteverdi’s,  Dame Emma Kirkby, Ex Cathedra and Joglaresa!

Tickets are £10, concessions at £8 and children are free.  Tickets from Buxton Opera House,  Eyam Parish Church or contact us directly here.

 

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The Eisenach Ensemble

The last concert of the East Anglian Academy’s 2014 series was received with huge enjoyment by a large audience, unsurprisingly after a favourable mention on Radio 3 that very morning. The Eisenach Ensemble, returning by popular request, were enlarged for this occasion and comprised Cate McKee and Angela Hicks, sopranos, Phoebe Butler, recorders, Sue Snell, recorders and viol, Piers Snell, viol, Dawn Johnston, theorbo and Katharine May, harpsichord and organ. The fuller continuo group created a lavish texture in two motets by Charpentier, lending depth and atmosphere to the exquisite singing of Cate McKee and Angela Hicks, who also blended beautifully when singing as a duo: their ensemble seemed effortlessly perfect throughout.

The Eisenach Ensemble perform vocal and instrumental repertoire for two sopranos and instrumental ensemble of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, in particular music by Henry Purcell,  Francois Couperin, Marc Antoine Charpentier and Claudio Monteverdi.

“The last concert of the East Anglian Academy’s 2014 series was received with huge enjoyment by a large audience, unsurprisingly after a favourable mention on Radio 3 that very morning. The Eisenach Ensemble, returning by popular request, were enlarged for this occasion and comprised Cate McKee and Angela Hicks, sopranos, Phoebe Butler, recorders, Sue Snell, recorders and viol, Piers Snell, viol, Dawn Johnston, theorbo and Katharine May, harpsichord and organ. The fuller continuo group created a lavish texture in two motets by Charpentier, lending depth and atmosphere to the exquisite singing of Cate McKee and Angela Hicks, who also blended beautifully when singing as a duo: their ensemble seemed effortlessly perfect throughout.”

Previous performances include:

St John’s Smith Square

East Anglian Academy

Tilford Bach Society

Claydon House (Aylesbury Festival)

Portsmouth Music Club

Wycombe Arts Festival

Eyam Plague commemorations 2016