Park West Ensemble at Wye Valley Music

Date(s) - 15th Oct 2017
15:30 - 17:30

Wye Valley Music’s next concert, to be given in St Briavels Church on Sunday, 15th October at 3:30, is an excursion into Early Music.  In a thoroughly Baroque programme, the Park West Ensemble explores works by German, Italian, French and English composers – Telemann, Bach and Handel, Mancini, Boismortier, and Purcell – and includes both vocal and instrumental music.

The Park West Ensemble was formed in 2013.  Soprano Alison Wray, soprano, is an expert in linguistics, knowledge used to excellent effect in the many operatic roles she has sung with top British Early Music Groups.  Pam Smith, recorder, is an enthusiastic performer and teacher who now concentrates on performance.  Angela Cranmore, viola da gamba, is an accomplished choral singer and organist as well as a sought-after viol player.  Tim Cranmore, recorder, is a leading UK recorder-maker and a frequent performer on the instrument – he and Angela are based in Malvern. Rosemary Robinson, recorder and spinet, is an accomplished recorder player and tutor as well as an accompanist and teacher on the spinet, an instrument not often heard but featured in next Sunday’s concert.

The programme includes an aria from Handel’s Alcina, a fantasia by Purcell, cantatas by Telemann, a trio sonata by Bach, and a flute sonata by Boismortier – a wide variety of the colours and textures for which the Baroque era is especially noted.  All of this from 300 years ago but as fresh and vibrant today as it was then – do come and join us!

To book places visit or call 01291 330020.  Places will also be available at the door subject to availability.

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