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Brook Street Band (Instrumental Ensemble)

Founded: 1995 - England

Since its formation in 1995 by Baroque cellist Tatty Theo, The Brook Street Band has rapidly established itself as one of the country’s foremost interpreter’s of George Frideric Handel’s music. The name comes from the street in London’s Mayfair where G.F. Handel lived and composed for most of his working life. The term ‘band’ was used in the 18th century to describe groups of musicians. The Brook Street Band performs small to large scale repertoire ranging from intimate chamber music to concerts with double orchestra and choir. Its various prizes include BBC Radio 3 Young Artists' Forum and the Byrne Award, given by the Handel Institute for Handel scholarship.

The Brook Street Band has performed and taught extensively at prestigious British and European Festivals including the Dartington International Summer School, Barcelona Early Music Festival and Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. UK concert venues include Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre and The Maltings, Snape. The Band regularly broadcasts for the BBC.

The Brook Street Band’s recordings have been universally praised; the Band’s debut disc “Handel Oxford Water Music” was selected as Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice. Subsequent discs have all received much critical acclaim.

Members:

Guest Artists:

Rachel Harris (Violin)
Farran Scott (Violin)
Tatty Theo (Cello)
Carolyn Gibley (Harpsichord)

Nicki Kennedy (Soprano)
Sally Bruce-Payne (Alto)

Tatty Theo, Carolyn Gibley, Sally Bruce-Payne, Farran Scott, Nicki Kennedy, Rachel Harris [06]


Source: Brook Street Band Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2010)

Brook Street Band: Short History | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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