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English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble (ECSE), The

Period(s) Renaissance, Baroque
Style of ensemble Instrumental

Biography

The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble is a virtuoso period instrument ensemble with a host of distinguished recordings to its name.

Since its formation in 1993, ECSE has performed at many major music festivals in the UK and abroad. As well as sell-out concerts at London's Wigmore Hall, St John's Smith Square and the Purcell Room, it has also performed at the York Early Music Festival, Bath International Festival, Spitalfields Festival, La Folle Journée, Laus Polyphoniae, and the International Izmir Festival. ECSE regularly travels abroad with vocal ensembles including I Fagiolini, Alamire and Cantus Cölln. 

The group has appeared on numerous CDs, the latest of which - The Spy's Choirbook with David Skinner and Alamire - won the prestigious 2015 Gramophone Award for Early Music.

In 2016 ECSE were invited to give a recital on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show, as part of the 'Sound Frontiers' celebrations at London's Southbank Centre.

In addition to its work with professional vocal groups and solo recitals, ECSE works closely with other like-minded instrumental ensembles such as the Monteverdi String Band and the Altenburg Ensemble. ECSE also performs regularly with choral societies throughout Britain, including many performances of Claudio Monteverdi's magnificent 1610 Vespers.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Adrian France

Postal address
c/o Starling Castle, Keld, Richmond, DL11 6LJ

Telephone Number
+44 (0) 7966 406417

Email address
info@ecse.co.uk

Website address
www.ecse.co.uk

YouTube website address
http://www.youtube.com/user/ECSE1610

Other associated sites
http://www.facebook.com/TheECSE http://twitter.com/ecse1610