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Parnassian Ensemble, The

Included in the NCEM online directory

Included in the Nema 2010 Early Music Yearbook and Performers Directory

Period(s) Baroque
Style of ensemble Instrumental

Sample soundtrack
Allegro, Trio Sonata no. 2 in G minor - Daniel Purcell

Biography

Since its formation in 1998, The Parnassian Ensemble has gained a reputation for its virtuoso performances and innovative programming. It regularly appears at prestigious venues throughout the British Isles such as The Purcell Room and St Johns, Smith Square, London; St David's Hall, Cardiff and The Fairfield Hall, Croydon. The ensemble also performs for festivals, music societies and museums as well as schools and Universities. An unusual feature of its recitals is the introduction to audiences of fine, original, early 18th-century English recorder music which would otherwise remain virtually unknown. The audience's enjoyment is enhanced by entertaining spoken introductions which have become a hallmark of the group's performing style. ...excellently played recital... alluringly sweet-toned. The Sunday Times ...performances are equally elegant and polished... perfectly co-ordinated ensemble... The Telegraph The playing is admirably neat...ensemble taut, and decorations stylish. BBC Music Magazine ...sparkling, sensitive and responsive performances... Goldberg Magazine ...style and intelligence... Gramophone The performances are extremely attractive... Fanfare (America) All the ensemble members played with virtuosity and assurance. The Recorder Magazine The players maintained outstanding ensemble throughout. Haslemere/Farnham Herald

Sample programme

Main contact name
Sophie Middleditch

Postal address
The Ranch House Cherry Lane Birdham West Sussex PO20 7AR

Members Names
Sophie Middleditch - recorders.
Helen Hooker - recorders.
Joseph Crouch - baroque cello.
David Pollock - harpsichord.

Telephone Number
01243 511258 or 07818 283497

Fax Number
01243 511300

Email address
info@parnassianensemble.com

Website address
www.parnassianensemble.com