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The Brook Street Band - where Handel lives!

The Brook Street Band - where Handel lives!

The Brook Street Band is named after the London Street where George Frideric Handel lived from 1723-59. It was formed in 1997 by baroque cellist Tatty Theo, rapidly establishing itself amongst the UK’s leading Handel specialists, winning grants, awards, and broadcasting opportunities from organisations including Radio 3 and the Handel Institute. The Band has enjoyed an unusually stable core-membership, its players working together for over twenty years; this longevity has enabled them to develop a style of performing and music-making that is precise and spontaneous, musicians able to react instinctively to each other and play as one.

Eighteenth-century chamber repertoire has always been the Band’s driving passion, focusing particularly on Handel’s music.

The Band currently performs and teaches throughout the UK and Europe, and has established love: Handel, its own critically acclaimed biennial music festival. It regularly broadcasts for Radio 3 and Classic FM and its extensive discography has been singled out for critical acclaim, accolades including Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice and inclusion in the chamber music/small ensemble selection category at the Grammy Awards. It’s world-premiere recording of “Dragon of Wantley” (an English opera by Handel’s bassoonist J F Lampe) proved to be something of a hit winning the Opera Award in the 2023 BBC Music Magazine Awards. The Band featured at the world’s first ever “Handeliades”, immersive 4-day events of concerts, masterclasses and talks given by world-renowned Handel experts in 2021 and 2023.

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Saturday 27th July, 2024
Saturday 3rd August, 2024
Gresham's School, Norfolk
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Sunday 28th July, 2024
Sunday 24th November, 2024
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Tuesday 26th November, 2024
Holy Trinity Church , Prince Consort Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2BA
The Brook Street Band
Sunday 22nd December, 2024
The Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich NR2 3EF

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