Celebrating the Wordsworth`s 250th Anniversary: Eden Baroque, performing in part of the Cumbria Rural Choirs concert, Penrith, 26th March 2022
Eden Baroque took us back to English music of earlier times with lute songs by Dowland and Lanier, two songs by Purcell and a Handel aria, as well as an attractive modern setting of John Donne’s The Good-Morrow by Tamsin Jones with its neat interplay of voice, violin and harpsichord. Michael Sanderson’s baritone voice was ideal for this repertoire – the two Purcell songs, in particular, were quite superbly sung. Katharine May’s harpsichord playing was sympathetic and stylish: her solo performance of Purcell’s The New Ground was exquisitely played with some delightful ornamentation.
...a few comments from our audiences:
"Such a lovely concert, your audience absolutely enjoyed every minute. You and Michael have enriched our lives".
"We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the concert yesterday, and your performance was nothing less than brilliant".
"I really loved your concert last weekend! It was absolutely lovely and such a treat. Amazing to be sitting there in Cumbria listening to lovely music so beautifully played. Thankyou to you all".
"Just got home from another wonderful evening with you. So much to enjoy".
"I just have to write to say how very much I and my four guests enjoyed your wonderful concert last night. It was really excellent! Such a lovely mix of music and so well played".
"Thank you both so much for the lovely morning of music you gave us today. It really was a joy".
"What a great evening.....we really did enjoy the music and the atmosphere created in your new venue. A massive success".