Our third Baroquathon took place on Monday 6th May and was another roaring success with some 40 participants; there were 12 ensembles, 6 solos, 6 duos, as well as group singing and recorder playing.
A variety of compositions from before 1850 were performed on viols, sackbut, recorders, flutes, French horn, oboe, saxophone, bassoon, violin, viola, accordion, concertina, guitar and wind synthesiser.
We collected over £200 which will be shared between the Elgar School and Worcestershire Early Music to help fund outreach projects offered by both organisations.
Worcestershire Early Music is grateful to the Elgar School of Music for its support, and we look forward to future collaborations, including Baroquathon 4 in 2020.
Thank you to: The Elmley Foundation, Worcester Arts Council, Border Marches Early Music Forum, and the Music Reprieval Trust for their support for our 2019 festival and outreach work . Without the help of these organisations we would be much more limited in our choices of artists.
We have a growing group of Friends who are generous in their donations to Worcestershire Early Music. We are always happy to have more friends to help us achieve our aim to spread the the understanding and enjoyment of music written before 1800, to a broad audience via concerts and outreach work. You can become a friend of Worcestershire Early Music by making an annual minimum donation of just £20. Friends are invited to an annual Thank You event, this year on the opening night of our festival, in the Guildhall, Worcester from 6pm. You can contact us by via the contact page.