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Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
Included in the NCEM online directory

Included in the Nema 2010 Early Music Yearbook and Performers Directory

Period(s) Classical, Baroque
Style of ensemble Vocal, Instrumental

Biography

A flexible group varying in size from chamber to orchestral. Available also with Yorkshire Bach Choir. Fees quoted for specific programme or programmes designed to fit promoters budget. YBS has, for the last 20 years, formed the basis of Baroque and classical parts of the York Early Music Festival and has recorded regularly for BBC and WDR. Particular areas of specialisation include restoration England, 18th-century England (Handel) and Germany (Bach); also Classical (Mozart, Haydn, CPE Bach) and early Lieder (Haydn, Mozart, CPE Bach, Zelter, Schubert). In September 1999 YBS gave live a EBU broadcast of music by John Blow. In 2007 YBS performed Bach, Purcell and Blow at the Leipzig Bach Festival and in 2009 perform Purcell at Merseburg Orgeltage and Bach and Handel at K├Âthener Herbst. Recent CD recordings have included Bach St Matthew Passion, St John Passion and B minor Mass.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Peter Seymour

Postal address
11 Bootham Terrace, York, YO30 7DH

Members Names
Peter Seymour - director, harpsichord, organ, fortepiano
Yvonne Seymour, Bethany Seymour - sopranos
Sally Bruce-Payne - alto,
Robin Blaze, William Towers - counter-tenors
Charles Daniels, James Gilchrist, Joshua Ellicott, Joseph Cornwell, Jason Darnell - tenors
Stephen Varcoe - baritone
Matthew Brook, Peter Harvey - basses
Lucy Russell, Iona Davies, Dan Edgar, Nia Lewis - violins
Alan George - viola
Rachel Gray - cello
Carina Cosgrave, Kate Aldridge - violone
Edwina Smith - flute
Anthony Robson, Cherry Forbes - oboes
Andrew Watts - bassoon
Crispian Steele Perkins, Niels Tilma - trumpets
Pamela Thorby, Ian Hoggart - recorders
Elizabeth Kenny, David Miller - theorbos

Telephone Number
01904 652799

Email address
peter.seymour@york.ac.uk

Website address
http://yorkshirebaroquesoloists.cust.simbahosting.co.uk