Eboracum Baroque Concerts 2015-2016

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Concerts 2015/16

Hello! We are delighted to announce for the first time a season of concerts to take place in 2015 and 2016. This small brochure will give a snapshot of the year ahead with additional performances being added as the year progresses. Eboracum Baroque is now into its third year of performances and we are excited to present another year of varied programmes including well known repertoire whilst also continuing our performances of lesser known composers. It is a pleasure to further develop our relationships with the National Trust and with Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary. All tickets or links to where tickets can be bought can be found at our website: www.eboracumbaroque.co.uk I look forward to welcoming you to a future performance and must take this opportunity to thank all those involved in Eboracum Baroque and our audiences for coming to watch! Chris Parsons, Artistic Director www.eboracumbaroque.co.uk eboracumbaroque@gmail.com twitter.com/eboracumbaroque facebook.com/eboracumbaroque

December 2015 Friday 4th December, 1pm - Wimpole Hall Wimpole favourites Eboracum Baroque return with a new concert for Christmas: Benjamin Britten's glittering Ceremony of Carols for upper voice and harp and a selection of other seasonal music in the wonderful acoustic of the chapel at Wimpole built in 1720. Britten's Ceremony of Carols is a selection of movements set to a Middle English text, originally written in 1942 when Britten was on voyage returning from the USA. Director, Chris Parsons Harp, Cecily Beer

March 2016 Friday 18th March, 8pm - Wimpole Hall Eboracum Baroque continue their association with Wimpole Hall with this spring themed performance. They will perform music appropriate to the season including works by Henry Purcell and a selection of Handel’s nine German Arias. Chris Parsons Trumpet Elspeth Robertson Recorder Mark Williams Countertenor Amber Rutterford Soprano Matthew Jorysz Harpsichord

March 2016 Saturday 12th March, 7.30pm - St John's College Chapel, Cambridge Eboracum Baroque present a reflective programme of music in the run up to Easter. Relax in the wonderful surroundings of St John's College Chapel and hear 'some of the best young singers around today' performing music by Charpentier and Buxtehude's cycle of 7 Cantatas, Membra Jesu Nostri. This cycle which translates to 'The most holy limbs of our suffering Jesus,' divides into 7 separate parts which address each part of Christ's crucified body: feet, knees, hands, side, breast, heart, and head. £13, £11, £5

April 2016 Saturday 16th April, 7pm - Tattershall Castle Be transported back in time and hear music performed by Eboracum Baroque that could have been heard at Tattershall in the early 1500’s. Some of the music included in the programme is by the renaissance composer John Taverner who worked in Tattershall at this time. The performance will be given in the parlour of the castle by Eboracum Baroque, a group of young professional singers and instrumentalists who have recently graduated from the Royal College of Music. The second half will include drinking songs from the 16th and 17th century that would have been sung and played in the very walls of the castle as entertainment for the castle guests. £10, £8 and £5

April 2016 Saturday 30th April, 6.30pm - Canons Ashby Eboracum Baroque perform a Shakespearian themed programme to celebrate the 400th anniversary since the great Bard’s death. In the atmospheric priory church at Canons Ashby hear music composed by Henry Purcell based on Shakespeare’s works. The programme will include selections from The Fairy Queen (Purcell’s interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and The Tempest. Eboracum Baroque perform on period instruments and are recent graduates from the top conservatoires and universities across the UK including the Royal College of Music and the University of York. £12, £10, £5

July/August 2016 Henry Purcell's King Arthur Eboracum Baroque are joined by Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary in this magical new production of Purcell’s semi-opera, King Arthur. In this semi-staged performance, hear some of Henry Purcell’s greatest music sung and performed by some of the top young professional singers and instrumentalists in the UK. The performance will be given on period instruments in order to recreate the sound of the Baroque era. Terry Deary, acting as narrator, will guide the audience through the opera in what will be an evening for all the family. Come and hear the famous tale of King Arthur complete with singing British warriors and magical spirits. £15, £5 Saturday 2nd July, 7pm, Wimpole Hall Saturday 30th July, 7pm, Glastonbury Abbey Saturday 20th August, 7pm, Canongate Kirk

Order a copy today of Eboracum Baroque's first CD, 'Music for Wimpole Hall' www.eboracumbaroque.co.uk


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