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Salisbury Baroque Concert – Purcell and his Contemporaries

Sunday 23 September 2012 at 15:30

Salisbury Baroque                                                                          September 2012

Concert –  Purcell and his Contemporaries

 Director: Catherine Martin 

Soloist: Katharine Hawnt (soprano)

Salisbury’s own period instrument ensemble, Salisbury Baroque, celebrates music of the famous 17th century English composer Purcell and his contemporaries in its next concert at St Thomas’s Church Salisbury, Sunday 23 September, at 3.30pm. 

Featuring works by Purcell, Locke and Humfrey , this promises to be an afternoon of musical delights, set in one of Salisbury’s most beautiful and accessible churches.

Salisbury Baroque is delighted to welcome back Catherine Martin as its leader and director for this concert, and will be joined for this event by the young soprano Katharine Hawnt who has a growing reputation in early music circles.

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   Katherine Hawnt                                        Catherine Martin

Catherine is a distinguished period instrument specialist and has worked as leader of the Gabrieli Consort and Players, the orchestra of the Early Opera Company, The English Concert and Florilegium.

Katharine performs regularly throughout Europe with groups including Collegium Vocale Ghent, Musica Screta, and The Musical and Amicable Society, and directs her own group Le Basile which performs regularly in Germany, Switzerland and the UK.

Tickets are available in advance from Cross Keys Bookshop and on the door.

Further information

David Morgan                                                    01722 339788

Website, Salisbury Baroque                        http://www.salisburybaroque.org.uk/

 Baroque Music in Salisbury

Founded by David Morgan, the group was set up in 2010 to enable local players (and some colleagues from further afield) to share their passion for the music of Bach and Handel and their contemporaries with audiences in historic settings.

Using copies of instruments of the period and authentic playing style, the group brings to its audience a sense of intimacy and style difficult to achieve with larger forces and modern, heavier instruments.

Salisbury has a historic connection with key figures in the baroque musical world.  James Harris (1709 – 1780, educated in Salisbury, inherited Malmesbury House in the Close) organised regular subscription concerts and music festivals in Salisbury for nearly 50 years.  He introduced his friend and composer George Frederic Handel into Salisbury society, and Handel attended a concert at Malmesbury House, believed to be his first performance in England.

St Thomas's Church, Salisbury.