Eboracum Baroque - an exciting and vibrant ensemble!
Hello and a warm welcome to the website of Eboracum Baroque. We are currently in the process of designing a new and improved site which will become live in early 2015.
Eboracum Baroque was formed in 2012 at the University of York and has continued to grow over the last 3 years. It now features some of the best young singers and instrumentalists graduating from the top music conservatoires and universities in the UK including the Royal College of Music, Trinity College of Music and the Universities of York and Cambridge. The ensemble provides exciting projects for young classical musicians at the start of their professional careers with opportunities for solos in concert and opera performances all across the UK particularly in Cambridge and London. Please read the 'About' page to find out more about the concerts, venues and festivals in which we have performed.
We began 2015 by recording our first CD at the National Trust's Wimpole Hall near Cambridge. This was a fantastic experience working with the CD Producer, Adrian Peacock and we are grateful for funding support from the National Trust and Arts Council England. This CD will feature the music of Thomas Tudway (1656-1726). He worked at Wimpole from 1714-1726 for the Earl of Oxford compiling 6 volumes of music to preserve English Church music. In 1721 he composed the 'Wimpole Te Deum' for the consecration of the chapel there and the CD features this piece along with some of his other anthems and also a Birthday Ode that he wrote for Queen Anne in 1706. See the 'Thomas Tudway Project' page for more details about when you can purchase a copy of this CD.
We have many exciting events planned in 2015 including continuing our partnership with the Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary. We will continue with our regular concerts in Cambridge and our association with a number of National Trust properties. Please visit our 'Events' page to see more details and join our mailing list to receive an email now and again from us to tell you what we are up to!
I look forward to seeing you at a future concert.
Chris Parsons - Director of Eboracum Baroque