Eboracum Baroque - an exciting and vibrant ensemble!
Saturday 29th November - Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Cambridge.
It has been a busy summer for Eboracum Baroque with performances all across the country. In June we performed Handel's Coronation Anthems and Water Music in the wonderful surroundings of Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge before heading north to return to the Treasurer's House Garden in York. It was a pleasure to work with the Horrible Histories author Terry Deary who acted as narrator in our performance of Purcell's The Fairy Queen. Plans are being put in place for an exciting new show with Terry next year which will again begin at the National Trust's Treasurer's House in York before a couple of other performances.
In August we returned to the Grimeborn Opera Festival in London to perform Handel's Acis and Galatea. The performances were extremely well received and selections of reviews can be read on this website. A full review is here. We also continued our collaboration with the Ryedale Festival Opera in the same festival acting as the orchestra in Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea. The tour of this opera began in Ryedale in early July and finished in Scotland at the Lammermuir Festival and Perth Concert Hall.
We are very excited to be embarking on a long term project at Wimpole Hall and Great St Mary's, Cambridge. The Thomas Tudway project will begin on 17th October with a chamber music concert in the Chapel at Wimpole. Then in both November and January recording will take place in the Chapel featuring music written by Tudway specifically for Wimpole. It is so exciting to be performing music written for the very space in which we will play it. My thanks goes to the National Trust for all their help and support in setting up this project. Please visit the Thomas Tudway project page on this website to find out a lot more details.
We also have our usual festive performances of Handel’s Messiah and along with those this year we have two performances of Britten’s Ceremony of Carols.
I look forward to meeting you at a future concert!
Chris Parsons - Director of Eboracum Baroque