Programme

(please see the Performers page for more information about the performers)


2018-19 SEASON EVENTS


 

Saturday 20th October, St Mary’s Church, 7.30pm
RCM Baroque Ensemble
Baroque Gems
   

RCM LogoA sparkling selection of music for violin, flute, cello and theorbo from the great Baroque masters, with some  lesser known gems thrown in! The programme  includes Telemann Fantasias, concerti from Vivaldi and Telemann, and a Bach Trio Sonata..

This is the second of our series of concerts featuring students and alumni from the Royal College of Music. This talented quartet  includes performers from Portugal and Sweden. All are postgraduate students and already experienced performers with a glittering array of prizes to their names.

Tickets in advance £13, under 18s £5. On the door £14/£5


Friday 30th November, United Free Church, 7.30pm
Steven Devine and Kate Semmens
O Tuneful Voice
This programme explores the musical scene in Vienna and London in the late 1700s, when the fortepiano was becoming the instrument of choice for composers such as Haydn and Mozart. Steven plays a copy of a fortepiano built in 1785, to create an intimate sound world perfect for the featured chamber pieces from these two masters.

Harpsichordist Steven Devine delighted us playing Bach’s Goldberg Variations.in 2012. Soprano Kate Semmens has sung with eminent groups including the Monteverdi Choir, Gabrieli Consort, Dunedin Consort, and Taverner Consort. They have also performed for TEMS before as two members of Musica Domestica. For more, click here

Tickets in advance £13,under 18s £5. On the door £14£5


Friday 18th January, United Free Church, 7.30pm
Flauti d’Echo
Awake Thou Wintry Earth
A programme to inspire thoughts of spring from deep in the winter! Exciting recorder duo Tabea Debus and Olwen Foulkes are joined by theorbo player Toby Carr in a programme which takes music from Montiverdi and Purcell to Vivaldi and Handel arranged for recorders. The duo won the Nancy Nuttal Early Music Prize for Chamber music at RAM in 2016, and have already performed in venues including Wigmore Hall, Handel & Hendrix House London, St. John’s Smith Square, and Somerset House. They regularly perform as soloists and have each released solo albums. Here are two young players who are definitely going places! For more, click here

Tickets in advance £13, under 18s £5. On the door £14/£5


Saturday 9th March, St Mary’s Church, 7.30pm
Duo Dorado
A Celebration of Bach
Duo Dorado
Some glorious music from the composer described in his day as ‘the Miracle of Leipzig’, From violin sonatas with basso continuo to solos for each instrument, this wide-ranging programme includes the great Sonata in A major for violin and keyboard, the beautiful G major Basso Continuo Sonata, and a highlight from The Art of Fugue.

We are thrilled to bring Hazel Brooks (baroque violin) and David Pollock (harpsichord) back to TEMS after a ten year gap. They have performed extensively in the UK and beyond, and their current project exploring 17th century English repertoire has led to some ground-breaking recordings, the latest being The Unknown Purcell for Chandos. For more, click here

Tickets in advance £13, under 18s £5. On the door £14/£5


Saturday 27th April, St Mary’s Church, 7.30pm
Syrinx
Blast from the Past 
SyrinxFrom the 14th to the 18th century, wind music could be heard everywhere from grand state occasions to the humblest village dance. Syrinx aim to recreate this impressive tradition playing bagpipes, shawms, dulcians, deutsche schalmei, baroque oboes and bassoon: their repertoire covers the rise of the professional wind band, with music from early anonymous masters, Dufay and Morley through to Handel and Telemann.

Syrinx received acclaim for their first album, The Saxon Alternative. Members play with leading period orchestras including the Academy of Ancient Music, The OAE, and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and in ensembles such as I Fagiolini, Mediva, Blondel and Concentus VII. For more, click here

Tickets in advance £13, under 18s £5. On the door £14/£5


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