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Castello Consort May 2017

Matthijs in 'Of Shoes & Ships & Sealing Wax'

Elise in Beverley Minster

Castello Consort at Toll Gavel Church, Beverley

Matthijs van der Moolen sackbut
Elise van der Wel violin
Anne-Linde Visser violoncino
Henri√ętte Wirth organ

Castello Consort joined us at the NCEM from 21 to 30 May. Castello Consort specialise in the performance of 17th century music. They met as students in the early music department of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.

A cornerstone of the eeemerging project is support through training, and Castello Consort received expert artistic coaching during their residency from conductor and keyboard specialist Robert Howarth , and from violinist Oliver Webber , an authority on performance practice of this period. They also worked with experienced trainer Clare Norburn on aspects of organisation, marketing, working with promoters and fundraising. 

A highlight of Castello Consort's residency was their lunchtime concert at Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley, as part of the Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival. They also took part in 'Of Shoes & Ships & Sealing Wax', an educational project and performance in Beverley Minster led by NCEM's educational consultant Cathryn Dew, which involved 200 pupils from Beverley schools and students from the Universities of Hull and York.

Castello Consort's first year as part of the eeemerging project includes a residency in Pavia, Italy and concerts at the International Handel Festival in Göttingen, Germany and Ambronay, France.