Baroque group make their debut
TONY COOPER Norfolk Baroque – a newly-formed chamber music group – give their debut concert at Blackfriars' Hall, Norwich, this Saturday, performing a programme of music written for recorder, baroque cello and harpsichord.
Norfolk Baroque – a newly-formed chamber music group – give their debut concert at Blackfriars' Hall, Norwich, this Saturday (7.30pm), performing a programme of music written for recorder, baroque cello and harpsichord.
Music ranges from the early 16th to the late 18th centuries and includes works by Vivaldi, Telemann, Turini, Blavet, Dornel, Purcell, Van Eyck, Castello and Schikhardt.
The group has been formed by Laura Cannell who studied recorder at London College of Music and Media where she gained a first-class degree in performance studies and was elected to the college as a woodwind fellow on her graduation.
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She subsequently returned to Norfolk where she gained her masters in performance studies at the University of East Anglia and formed the instrumental trio Horses Brawl.
She is currently undertaking a research masters in sonic arts at the UEA as well as forging for herself a career as a soloist.
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Laura founded Norfolk Baroque because she felt that there are so many excellent chamber musicians in Norfolk who needed such a group to play with.
The idea of Norfolk Baroque is that it has no fixed members but is a collective, which means that rather than finding music that fits all the instruments at once, one can change musicians depending upon the content of the programme.
Therefore, future concerts will see a variety of different instrument combinations but the inaugural concert this Saturday night is focused on chamber music particularly with the recorder in mind.
It features Ross Winters (recorder), professor of recorder at the Birmingham Conservatoire, Claire Sutherland (harpsichord), who has performed with many leading early music performers and teaches at the Purcell School and Tabitha Tuckett (cello), who specialises in baroque and modern cello. Joanne Baldwin and Gwen Musker (recorders), who are currently studying at the University of East Anglia, complete the line-up.
Tickets £8, concs £6, available from Prelude Records, St Giles' Street, Norwich (01603 628319) or at the door.