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Saturday 10th March, 7.30pm
PASSAMEZZO: Music of the Restoration
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
An evening of music, words and song from Restoration England to partner the lecture by historian Ian Mortimer (see below). After years of civil war and an Interregnum, Charles II has ascended the throne….

Accounts of the period come from Pepys, Evelyn and anonymous ballads describing momentous events, including the Great Fire of 1666 and Frost Fair in 1683. With theatre songs, tavern rounds, dance music and solos for the viol and cittern, and music by Wilson, Lawes, Locke and Purcell, plus pieces from Playford.

Passamezzo gave us a hugely enjoyable concert in 2012, and we are delighted to welcome them back.
Tickets for non members £14 (under 18s £5).

Thursday 8th March, 7.30pm
DR IAN MORTIMER: An A-Z of the Restoration
The Seven Stars Hotel, Totnes

TEMS has joined up with Totnes Museum Society to invite distinguished historian Dr Ian Mortimer to speak about the Restoration period, the subject of his latest book in his popular Time Traveller series.
Tickets for TEMS members: £3. Tickets for non members: £5. Available on the door only.

Friday 6th April (re-organised from 21st October)
A Royal Engagement
St Mary’s Church, Totnes

Convivio celebrate the anniversary of Bach’s appointment as Kappellmeister to Prince Leopold, exactly 300 years ago. From the court of Frederick the Great in Dresden to that of George I in London, Convivio explores music from some of the most renowned baroque composers working at the royal courts across Europe, alongside lesser known works from composers including the Bach family, Handel, Hasse and Telemann.

Formed in 2016, Convivio features students and alumni from the Royal College of Music, including former KEVICC student Katie Cowling. The ensemble has performed at venues across London, including St George’s Hanover Square and Handel House, and as part of the Guildford Music Festival 2017.
Tickets for non members £12 (under 18s £5)

Saturday 28th April, 7.30pm
(please note this is a change of date from the one originally published)
ENSEMBLE MOLIERE: Telemann and his Friends in Paris
St Mary’s Church, Totnes
This programme belatedly marks the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death in 1767.
In 1737, he met several great musicians in Paris including Blavet, Guinon, and Forqueray. They performed 12 sets of “Paris Quartets” together – with Telemann on the harpsichord!

Formed at the Dartington Summer School in 2013, Ensemble Moliere has already performed widely throughout the UK and Europe. In 2015 the ensemble was selected to participate in the Early Music Live! scheme at the Brighton Early Music Festival, and recently performed at the London Baroque Festival.
Tickets for non members £14 (under 18s £5).

All concerts are in association with The Arts at Dartington.
Tickets are available in advance from the Dartington Box Office 01803 847070 (daily from 12.30pm to 7pm) or online at from Monday 3rd July, or on the door.