CD launch – Heinrich Schütz – A German in Venice

We’re thrilled that our latest recording Heinrich Schütz – A German in Venice is released today on the First Hand Records label. Several tracks have already made the Spotify New Releases playlist, and the first review is in, Classical Music Sentinel writing: “David de Winter well captures and projects the innate character of each [piece], and the members of […]

Happy Birthday Handel!

The Brook Street Band

It’s Handel’s 339th birthday today, so a good opportunity to post one of our favourite movements from his violin sonata in D major, HWV 371. We recorded this in glorious Oxnead Hall in Norfolk, and have put a few behind-the-scenes photos of the sessions, and of Handel himself, to illustrate the film. 

Heinrich Schütz – A German in Venice

We’re thrilled that the UK launch of our latest disc is scheduled for 19 April 2024. If that still seems a long way off, look out for three singles, released  in advance of the full album. March 8: Schütz – Herr unser Herrscher March 22: Cavalli – O quam suavis April 5: Schütz – Lobet […]

The Dragon still roars!

It’s heartening to see The Dragon of Wantley included in BBC Music Magazine‘s list of fifteen fabulous but forgotten operas.  BBC Music Magazine has an apt summary of the plot in this tweet: “The plot of The Dragon of Wantley is utterly potty, by the way, consisting of a beast who hares around Yorkshire munching everything, […]

BBC Music Magazine Opera Award

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce we’ve won the BBC Music Magazine 2023 Award in the Opera category for our “Dragon of Wantley” recording. This was our first major project post-Covid, and we recorded in the glorious late summer days of September 2021. The recording features soloists Mary Bevan, Catherine Carby, Mark Wilde and John Savournin, […]

Ilkley Concert Club

What a treat, to finally get to perform for Ilkley Concert Club and wrap up their 21/22 season with a sparkling programme of solo and instrumental concertos. This was the Band’s long-delayed, Covid-postponed concert from 2020 and as group founder Tatty Theo mentioned, the Band had decided to give the Ilkley audience “all the notes”, […]

Binham Priory Concert, 7 August

We’re delighted that this concert is now confirmed as going ahead, with two performances, each lasting 1 hour. Binham is a magical place to perform, and we can’t wait to bring you a programme of Bach and Handel, music to sooth the soul in this difficult year.

Chamber music and masterclass weekend – 18-19 September 2021

We’re thrilled to be planning a live, ‘in-person’ weekend of chamber music and masterclasses for baroque flute, recorder and continuo for students (minimum standard grade 7+). We’ve chosen the beautiful setting of The Pines Calyx at St. Margaret’s Bay in Kent, an award-winning eco-building, set in stunning grounds just a short walk from the sea. […]

Violin masterclass on Bach, Telemann and Pisendel

Don’t miss the chance to watch Rachel Harris working with 3 fabulous performers, on solo violin music by Telemann, Bach and Pisendel. Our players join us via Zoom from France and Germany today, and this is a wonderful opportunity to benefit from Rachel’s teaching, all from the comfort of your own home. Join the class […]

Masterclass films

You may have missed some of our masterclasses over the past months, covering a wide range of repertoire for flute and recorder by composers including Bach, Handel, Telemann and some of the superstars of the French Baroque world including Blavet, Hotteterre and Anne Danican Philidor. We’ve also explored repertoire for baroque violin by Bach and […]