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Chalemie
Style of ensemble Vocal, Instrumental, Consort

Biography

Period: Generally Baroque but also a 19th century programme

Chalemie make a speciality of performing music written for the theatre including masque music, songs from the stage and particularly, music linked to the early pantomimes of 1720.  Their first tour for the Early Music Network was of `A Hotchpotch Pantomime', a medley of entertainments from the17/18th century including broadside ballads, cantatas, dance music, trio sonatas and theatre songs.   Their programmes include `Handel and the Music of Gin Lane' - ballads, the earliest children's songs, Charivari street music, instrumental sonatas and songs of the London stage; `Tunes & Troubled times' - music from both sides of the English Civil War, masque music from the court of King Charles/Henrietta Maria, harpsichord pieces from Anne Cromwell's and Elizabeth Rogers' Virginal books, topical ballads and instrumental suites.

Their latest programme of 19th century music from Paris at the time of the Eiffel Towers construnction, highlights Europe's first cultural and musical encounter with gamelan musicians from the East, and the huge inspiration on music and composers from the extraordinary Ballet Russe.

Their many recordings for National Museums and Art Galleries and for the Gift of Music are on sale in Stately homes and National Trust properties Worldwide.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Sara Stowe

Postal address
49 Pitts Road, Oxford, OX3 8BA

Members Names
Sara Stowe - Voice, Harpsichord & Virginals
Isabelle Carre - Flute
Matthew spring - Lutes. Guitar & Hurdy-gurdy
Depending on programme plus either Barbara Segal (dancer - Pantomime programme); Ibi Aziz (viol). Chris Brannick (percussion-Gamelan programme)

Telephone Number
01865 761966/07986 933532

Email address
sarastowemusic@gmail.com

Website address
www.chalemiemusic.com

Other associated sites
http://soundcloud.com/user-945563439 http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Sara-Stowe/100011534173463