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Bach Players, The

Included in the NCEM online directory

Included in the Nema 2010 Early Music Yearbook and Performers Directory

Style of ensemble Vocal, Instrumental

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The Bach Players

Biography

Period: 17th and 18th century

  
The Bach Players is a group of singers and players known for their engaging programmes of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music. According to needs, the ensemble varies in size. In their concerts The Bach Players make links between composers, national styles, and developments in music - to provide a wider context in which to present the famous composers of the time. Their concerts are lively, informal events in which the musicians engage actively with their audiences.

A regular concert series was started in London in 1997. This series continues, now twinned with a venue in Norwich. The Bach Players appear in both venues three times a year. Aside from its own concert series, they have also toured widely in the UK, Ireland, and continental Europe.


Sample programme

Commercial recordings

In 2007 The Bach Players made their first recording, on the Hyphen Press Music label. The group has since issued a CD every year. Each recording is based on a concert programme, and it tells a musical story. The CDs have been met with critical
acclaim both in the UK and abroad.

Main contact name
Nicolette Moonen

Members Names
Rachel Elliott soprano
Sally Bruce-Payne alto
Thomas Hobbs tenor
Matthew Brook bass
James Eastaway oboe
Catherine Latham oboe
Marion Moonen flute
Nicolette Moonen violin/director
Anne Schumann violin
Rachel Stott viola
Luise Buchberger cello
Reiko Ichise viola da gamba
Silas Wollston organ/harpsichord

Telephone Number
020 74285865

Email address
nm@thebachplayers.org.uk

Website address
www.thebachplayers.org.uk

Other associated sites
http://www.facebook.com/thebachplayers http://twitter.com/bachplayers
http://soundcloud.com/user-365027637