Cambridge Early Music Concerts 2014


The Musical and Amicable Society
CONCERTI FOR CHRISTMAS: The Musical and Amicable Society, Saturday 20 December 2014, poster (opens in new tab or window)

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
In collaboration with Suona Italiano.

All concert information is correct at 20 May 2015.

Contact: |  tel: +44 (0) 1223 847330
Christopher Roberts, Administrator
Cambridge Early Music is a registered charity, No. 1127932, and a private limited company registered in England and Wales,
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