Concert Reviews

‘Brook Street Band Delight in All-Handel Concert… This inaugural Handel Festival was a High Quality event for both young and old, aficionado or beginner and it is to be hoped it is not the last time BSB present such an all round view of GFH.’ April 2017

‘They performed as one, delighting in the thematic detail, the swapping of musical phrases, the suspensions before the resolutions, made so much more intense by the use of original baroque instruments played without vibrato… If ever there was an example of why chamber music should be heard live, this was it, especially when performed so expertly and with such evident enjoyment.’
Salisbury Journal, June 2015

‘First Violin Rachel Harris was all singing tone and irrepressible, dancing energy – a joy to watch and hear.’
The Arts Desk July 2016

‘…a stylish adventurous programme distinguished by this vivacious group’s infectious relish in its work.’
The Observer

‘…a winning mix of vitality, warmth and expressiveness…a riveting performance which varied between affecting simplicity and visceral excitement… all the playing was high quality, but particular praise must go to the cellist Tatty Theo, the group’s founder, for her beautifully subtle underpinning and shading of the melodic lines above.’
The Strad Magazine

‘…the players sustained the freshness and elegance of their playing and let their unabashed enthusiasm overflow – stimulating performances to satisfy the most ardent baroque fan…’
The Ham & High

‘The musicians endeared themselves to the audience. . .These lively, enthusiastic, young women, eager, knowledgeable, highly skilled, put their whole selves into what they are doing. They care passionately about the music, as their lively commentaries made clear, and this communicates itself to everyone present.’
Stanley Sadie

‘…the splendid, stylish and scholarly Brook Street Band…’
Eastern Daily Press

‘…a wonderfully authentic…fascinating and compulsively watchable theatrical experience.’
The Stage