“well-crafted, rewarding in the listening, and with points of reference which we can all recognise … a triumphant premiere” see below for the Birmingham Post 5* review of our concert last weekend.
We hope you enjoyed the Beginnings & Endings concert if you were there.
There is a factual correction to the review, which is that all the instrumental parts can also be played on ‘modern’ instruments; in the case of the oboe da caccia the score provides the option for cor anglais.
On the subject of early instruments, it was the first time most of us had the opportunity to see and hear a ‘corno da tirarsi’ as played by Anneke Scott during the Bach cantatas – an amazing instrument, a horn with a slide like a trombone.
The Birmingham Festival of Early Music concludes on Sunday, 4pm with our concert The Indian Queen at Town Hall – do join us if you can.