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Canzona

Included in the NCEM online directory

Included in the Nema 2010 Early Music Yearbook and Performers Directory

Period(s) Renaissance, Baroque
Sample soundtrack
Laudate Dominum by André Campra - Canzona with Peter Harvey

Biography

CANZONA was formed in 1992 and comprises some of this country's leading players of period instruments. The players of Canzona have a particular passion for 17th century music, but whatever they are playing, from Monteverdi to Mozart, they make every effort to play on appropriate instruments for the period. The versatility of its director Theresa Caudle, who plays both the violin and cornett, creates the stimulus for a flexible line-up of early wind, string and brass instruments and many of Canzona's concerts are as a chamber group. They are often joined by a singer and have performed with many distinguished soloists including James Bowman and Peter Harvey. Canzona regularly assumes orchestral proportions and has performed with many outstanding conductors and choirs including Polyphony with Stephen Layton. Canzona continues to have a long-standing association with many choirs including the Leith Hill Musical Festival, the Bristol Bach Choir and the Chelmsford Cathedral Choirs, and regularly performs masterpieces of the baroque era including Bach's Passions and B Minor Mass, Handel's Messiah and Israel in Egypt, and Monteverdi's Vespers. As well as performing in London and around Britain, Canzona has given concerts in festivals as far afield as Finland and Malta.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Jill Caudle

Postal address
118 Wise Lane, East Knoyle, Salisbury, Wilts. SP3 6AB

Members Names
3-30 members including:
Theresa Caudle - violin, cornett
Jean Paterson - violin
Mark Caudle - cello, viola da gamba
Alastair Ross - organ, harpsichord
David Miller - theorbo, chitarrone

Telephone Number
01747 830625

Email address
info@canzona.co.uk

Website address
www.canzona.co.uk

Other associated sites
http://www.facebook.com/Canzona-135801286614564/