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Brook Street Band, The

Included in the NCEM online directory

Included in the Nema 2010 Early Music Yearbook and Performers Directory

Period(s) Baroque
Style of ensemble Vocal, Instrumental

Sample soundtrack
Brook Street Band

Biography

BBC Music Magazine on The Brook Street Band's latest recording: "A [20th] birthday release that will invite many happy returns. The musical language is so second nature to the Band that its playing has the unbuttoned relish of musicians relaxing in a mother tongue. ...an incisive verve prevails throughout the disc, buoyed up by a conversational attentiveness that never flags, and ensemble so pin-sharp it merits a safety warning".

'... The Brook Street Band ... play with style and zest, keeping the rhythms light and springy and ornamenting deftly ... eager continuo ... delightful music-making, with violinists sparring elegantly in the faster numbers and bringing a delicate sense of timing and colour to the slow movements.' Richard Wigmore, BBC Music Magazine, Double 4* rating. ' ... a winning mix of vitality, warmth and expressiveness ... a riveting performance which varied between affecting simplicity and visceral excitement ...' Tim Homfray, The Strad Magazine. 

Taking its name from the London street where Handel lived and worked, his music forms the core of The BSB's repertoire. Concerts are lively and engaging with fun and informative introductions. Awards have included BBC Young Artists' Forum, Arts Council of England, Byrne Award for Handel scholarship.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Tatty Theo

Postal address
210 Victoria Road, Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7XQ

Members Names
Rachel Harris - baroque violin
Farran Scott - baroque violin
Tatty Theo - baroque cello
Carolyn Gibley - harpsichord

Occasional members:
Matthew Brook - bass-baritone
Lisete da Silva - baroque flute and recorder
Alexandra Bellamy - baroque oboe
Simon Desbruslais - natural trumpet
Nicki Kennedy - soprano

Telephone Number
020 8888 1132 or 07957 335694

Fax Number
020 8888 1132

Email address
info@brookstreetband.co.uk

Website address
www.brookstreetband.co.uk

YouTube website address
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_W6OM04N5E

Other associated sites
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Brook-Street-Band/102285286722
http://twitter.com/BrookStreetBand
http://brookstreetband.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.instagram.com/tattytheo/