TOTNES EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY
This mixed programme features works by Corelli, Stradella and Biber, Bach's violin Partita in D and solos for baroque guitar and lute and ends with lively traditional Irish tunes and airs. Violinist Eleanor Harrison has performed across Europe and with many prominent UK ensembles, while lutenist Andrew Maginley has appeared equally extensively across Europe and the USA: They first collaborated on Dido and Aeneas in London.
Inspired by Dance
Eleanor Harrison & Andrew Maginley
Saturday 15th September in St. Mary's Church, Totnes
Saturday 31st October in St. Mary's Church
All concerts start at 7.30pm.
Tickets for all concerts are £12 ( £5 for students & under 18s
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Music in the Age of Discovery
From the villancicos of Spain to the negritos of South America, K'antu Ensemble explores the vibrant music of Spain and the New World. The seven strong, prize-winning ensemble fuses world and folk music to create a trulydistinctive sound. The group appeared live on BBC Radio 3's In Tune during a residency at the Southbank Centre and has already released two albums.
Friday 27th November in St. Mary's Church
A Merry Wassail
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The title of this celebratory seasonal programme is taken from John Playford’s collection The Dancing Master. The programme includes Christmas songs and carols from the Mediterranean, England, France and Germany plus Telemann's magnificent cantata for soprano with obbligato flute ‘Ihr Völker hört’ and music by Handel and Arne. This established quartet has recently been joined by Ibi Aziz, long known to TEMS members.
Frtiday 29th January in the United Free Church, Fore Street
Join Julian as he guides us through the clavichord repertoire, including music by D. Scarlatti and J.C. and W. F. Bach. Julian has played the clavichord for the Buxton and Canterbury Festivals, Cambridge Early Music and the Clavichord Symposium in Magnano, Italy. As a harpsichordist and organist, he has appeared as a soloist at the Southbank and Barbican Centres and plays with the Academy of Ancient Music, Gabrieli Consort, The Sixteen and the Orchstra of the Age of Enlightenment.
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Saturday 5th March in St. Mary's Church
As our Sweet Cords and Discords Mixed Be
The five award-winning members of Consortium5 are celebrating 10 years together with the launch of their second album, featuring some of their favourite repertoire from the heyday of English consort music, the English Renaissance. At this time, the Fantasia and In Nomine became significant compositional forms, reflecting a new interest in instrumental writing. Their concert includes works by Dowland, Coperano, Byrd and Gibbons, played on an array of different sized recorders.
Saturday 16th April in St. Mary's Church
This outstanding quartet return with a programme of music from the late 17th and 18th centuries. Tonight's concert looks at the portrayal of the tragic heroine, exploring how Handel and his contemporaries so successfully conveyed the joys and also tragic fates of women including a look at the fates of Semele, Galatea and Armida, amongst others. Soprano Kate Semmens is joined by Steven Devine (harpsichord), Matthew Truscott (violin) and Rebecca Truscott (cello).
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