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Musicall Compass, 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

Biography

The Musicall Compass was formed by its director Crispin Lewis to perform baroque and renaissance music for voices and instruments.

The ensemble has often collaborated with other genres of music, and with contemporary dancers, actors and writers, with the aim of presenting ancient works in new and unexpected contexts. The Musicall Compass has performed a large repertoire of baroque cantatas, oratorios and operas, as well as contemporary opera.  The ensemble has performed on many occasions at Wigmore Hall; at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio Theatre; live on BBC Radio 3; at the Purcell Room; Kings Place Hall One; and St John's, Smith Square.    'Their light touch and airy élan certainly showcased the sparkle in Purcell's music, right from the first notes of the evening's curtain-raiser.  Trumpeters were fearless.  Down in the continuo division, cello sang out, finger perfect, always eloquent.'  The Times, describing a sell-out production at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio Theatre.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Crispin Lewis

Postal address
26 Windsor Court, London SE16 5SJ

Members Names
Crispin Lewis - director

Telephone Number
07866 805421

Email address
musicallcompass@yahoo.co.uk

Website address
www.themusicallcompass.com

Other associated sites
http://vimeo.com/162693393