Monday, 5 August 2013

Grand Baroque Exeter Cathedral Friday 30 August Comprehensive Details from Blackdowns Early Music kindly forwarded from Crediton by Rosemary Allsop (Saint Boniface Concerts Society) 3 August 2013


GRAND BAROQUE
FIRST UK PERFORMANCES
IN EXETER CATHEDRAL
Friday August 30th 7.30pm

GRAND BAROQUE is a tremendously adventurous project
and has attracted much interest among the early music fraternity.
The professional musicians involved are second to none
and all are looking forward to this unique event.
After all, there can only be one first performance
of each these choral works in the UK,
and this is it!

The supporting programme features items
by each of the participating instrumental ensembles.

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

JanJoost van Elburg

 JanJoost van Elburg has established a reputation
for incomparable preparation and direction of his performers
throughout Europe and the UK.
He has been principal musical director
of Blackdowns Early Music Projects since 2004
- a recent reviewer likens his concerts to the equivalent of
‘a musical journey in a Rolls Royce’.
He lives in Amsterdam, where he directs the Lelikoor Choir.
In the UK he directs the Bartholomew Consort in Oxford.
JanJoost conducts 'Lacock Courses'
in UK, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Cyprus
He is president of the Reading Bach Choir.
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PERFORMERS

THE SOLOISTS
Sally Dunkley
Soprano: 'The Sixteen'

Soprano:
Sally Dunkley (The Sixteen)
Amy Haworth (Synergy Vocals)
Alto:
Caroline Trevor (Tallis Scholars)
Hannah Cooke (New Zealand Opera)
Tenor:
Mark Dobell (Orlando Consort)
Julian Stocker (English Concert)
Bass:
Jonathan Arnold (Bristol Bach Choir)
Thomas Flint (Ex Cathedra)

The soloists ar all prominent vocalists in their own right.
They regularly  perform with today’s leading
Early Music ensembles including -
The Cardinall’s Musick
The Hilliard Ensemble
The Monteverdi Choir
The Taverner Consort
The Gabrieli Consort
The Orlando Consort
The Tallis Scholars
Chapelle du Roi
Stile Antico
The Sixteen
I Fagiolini


THE ENGLISH CORNETT
& SACKBUT ENSEMBLE
The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble
Cornett: Gawain Glenton, Sam Goble
Sackbut: Tom Lees, Emily White (see Dartington)
Bass Sackbut: Adrian France, Andrew Harwood-White
Keyboard: Robert Howarth

Collaborations with vocal ensembles:
for this year's performances of
early 17th century Italian Vespers
for a live broadcast of Monteverdi's
Vesper in San Marco
on Deutschlandfunk, Cologne


THE MONTEVERDI STRING BAND
Monteverdi Sting Band
Violin: Oliver Webber
Violin & Viola: Theresa Caudle
 Viola: Wendi Kelly, David Brooker
Bass Violin: Christopher Suckling

Collaborations:
 Passacaglia
for baroque concerto specials at
Lower Machen, Ryedale
& Swaledale festivals


THE ALTENBURG ENSEMBLE
Katie Hodges: Altenburg Ensemble
A new baroque trumpet collaboration:
Stephen Bailey (founder)
Katie Hodges (Vox Musica)
Richard Thomas (Holbein Consort)
William Russell (founder of Spiritato)
Matthew Manchester (Camerata Antica)
Russell Gilmour (Academy of Ancient Music)
Dominic Cotton (Dartington Baroque Orchestra)
Stephen Gilbey (ClassicsOnline)
Timpani: Stephen Burke
(North Carolina Symphony Orchestra)

They perform on natural trumpets
without the aid of ‘modern’ vent-holes
to give true voice to their instruments' natural harmonics.
This is their debut with The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble and The Monteverdi String Band
and their first live UK accompaniment
for voices with these instruments.

Jean-François Madeuf
We are delighted to welcome their guest Jean-François Madeuf
(the world's foremost player and teacher of natural trumpet).

Completing the instrumental ensemble
is a team of continuo players -
Steven Devine
playing Pieter Bustijn's Suite for Harpsichord
Organists: Steven Devine
(Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment)
Steven Hollas (Bath Minerva Choir)
Theorbo: Eligio Quinteiro (La Serenissima)
Violone: Peter McCarthy
(European Brandenburg Ensemble)
Timpani: Stephen Burke
(Altenburg Ensemble - see above)

The choir of BLACKDOWNS EARLY MUSIC PROJECTS
whose concerts have become a mainstream event in the calendar
for lovers of renaissance or baroque choral repertoire
provide the choral contribution to the concert.
They are all experienced singers.
They are invited to work on programmes
of ‘new’ infrequently heard early music.
They come together from all over the UK and Europe
to work towards each public concert,
frequently accompanied by period instrumentalists.

TICKETS

Ticket agents manage separate allocations
Best available offered at Oxboffice
Nave seats reserved £25, £18 or £12
Side aisles unreserved £10
Oxboffice: 0845 6801926  book online
Exeter Tourist Information: 01392 265700
Taunton Tourist Information: 01823 336344
Exeter Phoenix Box Office: 01392 667080  book online 
Exeter Northcott Box Office: 01392 493493  book online
(Northcott allocation of nave tickets selling out fast!)


MAILING ADDRESS

Blackdowns Early Music Projects
Cadbury House
Fore Street
Culmstock
CULLOMPTON
EX15 3JD

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