Programme

Please see the Performers page for more information about the performers.
Advance tickets for all concerts are available from the Dartington website or telephone Dartington Box Office 01803 847070. 


2018-19 SEASON EVENTS

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


ADDITIONAL CONCERT
Saturday 23rd March, St Mary’s Church, 7.30pm
The Telling
Vision: The Imagined Testimony of Hildegard von Bingen

VisionThis exciting multimedia experience of light, song, music and storytelling is an atmospheric candlelit show with an imagined narrative by the extraordinary Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179) as she looks back at her life, alongside performance of her mesmeric chant. The show gives an insight into the painful visionary experiences Hildegard suffered throughout her life, covering some of the core emotional moments in her life. It is “an imagined testimony” as Hildegard lies on her deathbed, revisiting and re-experiencing meaningful episodes from her past, including the moment when she was taken from her family at the age of 8 and when she made the decision at the age of 42 to finally talk about and write down her visions.

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The Telling features Clare Norburn (soprano/director), Ariane Prussner (mezzo soprano), Leah Stuttard (harp) plus an actress to be confirmed. Lighting design is by Natalie Rowland and Pitch Black Lighting.

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

NB Advance tickets for TEMS members are £10, available at TEMS concerts only, or by phone to Jill on (01803) 849414.  Please DO NOT contact Dartington.


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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