Passamezzo is an ensemble focussing on English music of the 16th and 17th Centuries, with a particular interest in making this repertoire accessible to everyone. We play in period costume, and our programmes include lute songs, ballads, dances, sacred music and readings.
Eleanor Cramer (soprano) Alison Kinder (viols and recorders) Tamsin Lewis (renaissance violin, viols, voice)
Arngeir Haukkson & Richard Mackenzie (plucked strings) Richard de Winter & Michael Palmer (actor and baritone)
Chelys consort of viols.
Ibi Aziz, Jenny Bullock, Alison Kinder, Emily Ashton website
Saltarello baroque ensemble. Particularly interested in unusual works by
lesser known composers, as well as bringing a fresh approach to old favourites.
Heidi Fardell and Kirsten Halliday (recorders)
Claire Williams (harpsichord) Alison Kinder (viola da gamba)
A mixed ensemble of strings, recorders, voice, windcaps. Philomel explores the
diverse range of Renaissance repertoire from the intimate fantasia to the rousing
bransle, from the sacred mass to the profane ballad. Website
Philip Thorby, Emma Murphy, Sharon Lindo, David Hatcher and Alison Kinder
Dei Gratia is a Baroque ensemble made up of Christian musicians. They specialise in 18th Century choral works.