7.30pm, Saturday 20 December, 2014
Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge
Tickets: £25.00, £20.00
Student standby tickets on the door just prior to performance: £5.00
The original Musical and Amicable Society was founded in 1762 by James Kempson, who directed the choir at St Bartholomew's
Chapel, Birmingham. Together with fellow musicians from St Philip's Church (now Birmingham Cathedral), Kempson and his
singers gathered on a regular basis at Cooke's tavern in the Cherry Orchard "for practice and recreation"!
In 2003, Kate Fawcett and Martin Perkins decided to revive this historic society as a collective of professional
period-instrument specialists, performing in combinations ranging from small ensembles to full orchestra.
Our presiding ethos is one of chamber music - however large or small the formation - where each and every performer
has a significant role to play. Rapidly in demand, the Society now performs regularly throughout the country,
including an annual tour of Christmas concerti. Individually, our members maintain successful freelance careers with some
of Europe's most prestigious period-instrument
ensembles. Collectively, we delight in exploring Baroque and Classical repertoire, both familiar and forgotten,
recreating the soundscape of an earlier era for a twenty-first century audience.
J S Bach:
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Triple concerto for flute, oboe d'amore, viola d'amore
Concerto for 3 violins
Concerto for violin and cello
Violin concerto in A minor
Symphonies de Noel
Musical and Amicable Society
Lisete da Silva flute/recorder
Mark Baigent oboe/recorder
Sophie Barber violin
Kelly McCusker violin
Miranda Walton violin
Kate Fawcett viola
Henrik Persson cello
Kate Aldridge double bass
Martin Perkins harpsichord
All concert information is correct at 20 May 2015.