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Next Concerts

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Linnet Baroque have been named 'Musicians-in Residence' at Forty Hall,

the stunning Grade 1 listed estate in Enfield!

They will be presenting a series of nature-themed concerts during 2024 in The Long Gallery.

2pm, Monday 1st April - An Address to Flora

6pm, 28th July - Birds, Bees, Moths & Maggots

2pm, 20th October - Landscapes


2pm Sunday 3rd December 2023

Long Gallery, Forty Hall

Enfield EN2 9HA

Ad Gaudia!

Elin Harries - soprano

Andrew Collis - recorders

Thomas Pickering - recorders

Ibrahim Aziz - bass viol

Asako Ogawa - harpsichord

A fascinating and diverse programme of Christmas music from Linnet Baroque, featuring compositions from three female composers - Italians, Bembo and Peruchona both composed in the late 17th C from the reflective solitude of religious communities; and Jane Savage, composer of an extended setting of 'While Shepherds watched their Flocks' for a girls orphanage in Lambeth.

The combination of two recorders with the voice and continuo team creates a wonderful celebratory ambience for this concert of familiar and rarely heard gems. Other composers include Bach, Telemann & Rovenský.

The vocal music is interspersed with virtuosic instrumental music

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6pm, Sunday 17th Sept 

Long Gallery, Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill N6 5GH

tickets £12, £8 students/under 18s available from Lauderdale House

'Gilded cages', or, 'Handel's Birds'

Elin Harries - soprano

Diane Moore - baroque violin

Thomas Pickering - recorders

Jacob Garside - baroque cello

Matthew Brown – harpsichord

Linnet Baroque present an exploration of music written for Handel's divas and their infamous rivalry.

Based on Cibber’s description of the Italian singers as ‘costly canary birds’ and music in the ‘bird-song’ genre, the voice and obbligati instruments are treated as equal partners.

12pm, Sunday 18th June

Lauderdale House (Long Gallery)

Highgate Hill N6 5GH

ticket £12, £8 conc for under 18s, students & low wage

Summer Landscapes

Elin Harries - soprano

Andrew Collis - recorders

Ibrahim Aziz - bass viol

Asako Ogawa- harpsichord

Join Linnet Baroque for a pre-lunch concert on a Summer Sunday. The hour long programme of delightful Baroque and early Classical music, alongside a 20C gem, features pastoral English scenes and invokes the naïve passions of a foregone era.

Music from the Pleasure Gardens, 18th C theatre and works written for domestic music-making are included, with compositions by Handel, Vivaldi, D Scarlatti, Shield, Dubourg, Abel, Pixell & Gioradani.

Rubbra’s Cantata Pastorale, written for Baroque ensemble and premiered at the Wigmore Hall in 1957, provides the perfect stylistic contrast, with its Indian tonal influence and dramatic rhythms.

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