Salisbury Baroque: Lament, Rage, Love
Director/Leader: Theresa Caudle
Soloist: Ben Davies
Salisbury’s own period instrument ensemble, Salisbury Baroque, will be joined by bass Ben Davies in its next concert at St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury, Sunday 2nd March, at 3.30pm, with works by Bach, Handel and Zelenka.
Set in one of Salisbury’s most beautiful and accessible churches, this tea-time concert promises to be a delightful afternoon of music making with a rare opportunity to hear a young singer widely praised and considered ‘one to watch’ as he continues to build an impressive career with performances around the UK and Europe.
Ben Davies won the Oratorio Prize and the Henry Cummings Prize while studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and has worked with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Monteverdi Choir, The Sixteen, and the Gabrieli Consort amongst others. He presents a programme spanning a range of dramatic emotions in true Baroque style, aimed at the heart as well as the ears.
Salisbury Baroque is also delighted to welcome back Theresa Caudle as its guest Director/Leader. Theresa is well known as a player with The English Consort, The English Baroque Soloists, and the Brandenburg Consort, and was a founder member of The Parley of Instruments.
Tickets are available in advance (£10) from Music Room, 5 Catherine Street, Salisbury, SP1 2DF Tel: (01722) 328181 and on the door (£12).
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.
Chair and Hon. Treasurer – Salisbury Baroque