Music atT ST MARY'S PPerivale


Wednesday June 19th 7.30 pm

The Florisma Baroque Ensemble

Penelope Appleyard (soprano)
Michelle Holloway (recorders) 
Marta López Fernández (harsichord)
Hetti Price (baroque cello) 


Handel: Eternal source of Light Divine
Purcell: Music for a while
Handel: Tune the soft melodious lute
Anon: Mad maudlin
Bach: Aus liebe (from the St Matthew Passion)
Bach: Ich folge dir gleichfalls (from the St John Passion)
Fischer: Passacaglia
Handel: Meine Seele hört im sehen
Bach:Ei wie schmeckt der koffee süsse(Coffee Cantata)
Bach: Partita in C Minor
Handel: Das zitternde Glänzen
Handel: Ombra mai fu
Vivaldi: Extract from sonata in A Minor
Vivaldi: Allombra Di Sospetto

Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand

Florisma are an exciting historical chamber ensemble featuring soprano voice with period instruments.They have a creative, playful and personal approach to the music they perform, and are known for their sense of unity, “creating a rare feeling of intimacy around their performances.” They perform a varied repertoire of predominantly baroque music, are inventive with their programming and instrumentation, and aim to bring a real sense of energy and emotion to their audiences. The ensemble was formed in 2011 by three early music students at the Birmingham Conservatoire, in order to receive historical chamber music coaching with baroque cellist Henrik Persson. The group had a distinctive sound and energy that was recognised early on, quickly going on to win first prize in the Birmingham Conservatoire's Early Music Prize in which they were praised for their communication, expression and creative ornamentation. They appeared on the Conservatoire's early music concert platform and received specialist guidance in French baroque music from Dr Shirley Thompson. All graduating with Distinctions in performance, they each went on to pursue performing careers, particularly involving historical music. Since the group began they have added further instrumentalists to the line-up, providing more opportunities to be creative. Most recently this has included the addition of the baroque or ‘triple' harp which has added an extra dimension to their performances, and they have enjoyed the opportunity to promote the use of this instrument in baroque repertoire.


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