CHACONNE ENSEMBLE

Sarah Hayashi | Lisa Kiriaty | Soprano

Angela Lobato | Baroque Cello

Thomas Allery | Harpsichord

Chaconne Ensemble is a new, unique, vibrant ensemble comprised of two sopranos, baroque cello and harpsichord continuo. They specialise in chamber music for two voices and continuo of the 17th and 18th-centuries.

 

The members of the Chaconne Ensemble met during their studies at the Royal College of Music, while working on various early music projects within the historical performance department. Each member of the ensemble have extensive experience studying and performing the early music repertoire, both as soloists and part of larger ensembles. All having enjoyed success as solo musicians, their mutual enthusiasm and passion for this fantastic repertoire brought them together to form the group in 2014.

 

The ensemble’s past engagements include performances at the St. Lawrence’s Church, West Wycombe on Sir Francis Dashwood’s estate in Buckinghamshire, lunchtime concerts at the Royal College of Music Museum, and St. James’s Church, Sussex Gardens. They present a range of baroque duets and arias by composers such as Strozzi, Monteverdi, Bononcini, Purcell, and Handel. They have recently won the Century Fund and Richard III prize in the 2015 RCM Early Music Competition. Upcoming engagements include a concert at the Handel House in London.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

9th of June, 1pm
St.Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road
Festival of Arts and Faith

5th of July, 1pm
St. Mary-at-Hill Church, Lovat Lane
Lunchtime Concert

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