Masumi Yamamoto - Harpsichord

A concert series in the heart of Sydenham SE26 launched in February 2016 and specialising in performance of Baroque music. 

We also organise some concerts for young musicians (from beginners) to come and play to a friendly and supportive audience
Based at St. Bartholomew's Church SE26 6QR

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Tickets on the door: £10 (Adults), £8 (Concessions), £5 (Students), £2 (Under 18s)


Next Concert:

Sunday 3rd March 2019, 17.00
Concentus VII Baroque Ensemble

Cheyney Kent (bass baritone)
Belinda Paul (Oboe and recorder)
Louise Strickland (recorder)
Dan Tidhar (harpsichord)

Eternal Eclipse - Music for King George I

George I was very sure of his musical tastes; he was particularly attracted to the music of Georg Friderich Handel and Agostino Steffani. His collection was more than a reflection of this musical taste but also a record of his life long friendships with both Steffani and later Handel. We’ll be performing one of Steffani’s larger scale cantatas alongside sonatas by his younger contemporary Handel.

Programme includes - 
A. Steffani - Cantata Lagrime Dolorosa (Scherzo No. 5) for baritone, two recorders and continuo.
G. F. Handel - Oboe Sonata in C minor, HWV 366
G.F. Handel - Recorder Sonata in B flat major, HWV 377

Concentus VII performs small scale baroque works for wind instruments, voices, strings and continuo. Our repertoire ranges from Monteverdi to C. P. E. Bach, and is drawn from the intimate, often virtuosic and experimental music composers wrote for the enjoyment of their friends, families and colleagues.
Our second album Et in Arcadia Ego was released in 2013 by Resonus Classics: a showcase of striking Italian Cantatas and instrumental music by Handel, Scarlatti, Lotti and Mancini, much of it published by Green Man Press. It was featured on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and CD Review and on Radio Marconi in Italy. Recent performances have included recitals in the Stour Festival, Totnes Early Music Society, Leeds Early Music Festival, Stoke Newington Early Music Festival and City Bach Festival.


Future Concerts:

Sunday 19th May 2019, 17.00
Music by François Couperin, Dietrich Buxtehude & Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Sarah Moffat, baroque violin
Henrik Persson, viola da gamba
Masumi Yamamoto, harpsichord 


Past Concerts:

Sunday 13th January 2019, 17.00
Early Italian Violin Music - Stylus Fantasticus
Music by Cima, Fontana, Mealli, Stradella and Gabrielli

George Clifford (baroque violin)
Josh Salter (baroque cello)
Masumi Yamamoto (harpsichord)

Young Musicians' Concert
Sunday 18th November 2018, 14.15
St. Bartholomew's Church SE26 6QR

A great opportunity for young musicians (from beginners) to come and play 
their piece/s in a non-competitive environment to a friendly and supportive audience. Piano accompaniment will be provided where necessary.

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