Katharine May is an experienced continuo player and her work has taken her all over the UK, Ireland, Europe and Canada. Praised by her contemporaries for her rhythmic energy and sensitivity, she has enjoyed coaching baroque chamber music groups since 1995. She tutored the Baroque Consort at Morley College, London for five years and coached baroque chamber music at Hawkwood College near Stroud from 2008-2012. Since 1995 she has reviewed concerts, festivals, books, sheet music and CDs for Early Music Today. She is now much in demand as a private coach to many baroque groups where her relaxed yet informative and encouraging style is combined with high standards and attention to detail.
Early experiences coaching on specialist music courses for the Holiday Fellowship and his duties over several decades at Brunel University conducting the orchestra, various choirs and smaller instrumental groups, have given Michael Sanderson considerable experience in a unique blend of musical styles and genres. Cultivating a style that is relaxed, jovial yet highly informative he has
the enviable ability to bring out the best in each participant, and as a result he is highly sought after as a workshop and course leader. In 2000 Michael co-founded and directed Renaissance Voices, a local amateur choir specializing in renaissance and baroque music, and with whom in their 16 year association performed nearly 50 concerts. Highlights included a commemorative performance in 2010 of Monteverdi`s 1610 Vespers, concert performances of Purcell`s Dido and Aeneas, Blow`s Venus and Adonis, and Bach`s Magnificat. For many years Michael has directed highly successful one-day workshops with Thames Valley Baroque Orchestra studying music from Bach to Vivaldi.