Our thanks to the Musical and Amicables and to Ensemble Hesperi for two cracking concerts so far this season. The performance of music from King Charles 11 private collection, as performed by the Musical and Amicables , brought us grounds and Divisions by Purcell, Mr Banister’s Division, Divisions on “I am the Duke of Norfolk” and a brilliant performance of Matteis Ground on La Folia.
Ensemble Hesperi entertained us with music having a horticultural theme, with trio sonatas by Telemann and Handel (extracts of whose letters were read to us illustrating their interests in plant collecting) and Airs all named after flowers by James Oswald.
We received compliments too on our new banners which were helpful to people in finding the venue…
After a successful 2022-3 season which was generously sponsored by Elmley Foundation, Worcesters Arts Council, The Marchus Fund, the Golsoncott Foundation, MEMF and BMEMF we would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all of them.
And of course a big thank you to our loyal and growing audience; we couldn’t do what we do without them!
And now we proudly announce a new season starting in September with our friends the Musical and Amicables, and in October we have newcomers Ensemble Hesperi (who will be supported by Fidelio Trust).
In the later half of the season we look forward to local artists Amarylli: Liz Pallett (lute), with Hannah Grove (soprano), for a February Valentine themed concert, and finally in April Nathaniel Mander and Magdelena Loth-Hill join us for the final concert.
Our previous season was well supported by our growing audience and we found the offer of a season ticket at the first two concerts was very well received so we will be offering the same opportunity at the two opening concerts so watch out for more information on this. There will also be the opportunity to become a Friend of Worcestershire Early Music ( details at each concert)