Thursday 21 July, 7pm
St John the Baptist Church, The Rectory, The Street, Barham, Canterbury
Tickets £17 (Incl. £1.50 booking fee)
Lisete da Silva Bull – Baroque flute and recorder
Tatty Theo – Baroque cello
Silas Wollston – harpsichord
St. John the Baptist Church, The Rectory The Street, Barham Canterbury, Kent CT4 6PA
Award-winning chamber group The Brook Street Band presents sumptuous music for flute, recorder, cello and harpsichord by favourite Baroque composers including Bach, Handel and Telemann, including works especially composed for the Court of Frederick the Great, skilled flautist and passionate musician.
The Brook Street Band is named after the London Street where George Frideric Handel lived from 1723-59. It was formed in 1997 by baroque cellist Tatty Theo, rapidly establishing itself amongst the UK’s leading Handel specialists, winning grants, awards, and broadcasting opportunities from organisations including Radio 3 and the Handel Institute. The Band has enjoyed an unusually stable core-membership, its players working together for over twenty years; this longevity has enabled them to develop a style of performing and music-making that is precise and spontaneous, musicians able to react instinctively to each other and play as one.
The Band currently performs and teaches throughout the UK and Europe, and has established love: Handel, its own critically acclaimed biennial music festival. It regularly broadcasts for Radio 3 and Classic FM and its extensive discography has been singled out for critical acclaim, accolades including Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice and inclusion in the chamber music/small ensemble selection category at the Grammy Awards.
The Band recently completed the world-premiere recording of Dragon of Wantley, an English opera by Handel’s bassoonist J F Lampe, for release June 2022. The Band featured at the world’s first ever Handeliade, an immersive 4-day event of concerts, masterclasses and talks given by world-renowned Handel experts.