About Us

“This is an excellent recording…Emily Atkinson’s beautifully controlled voice is perfectly matched by Belinda Paul’s oboe and Louise Strickland’s recorder. What a privilege it must have been to be a member of such a club, if the performances there were anything approaching the quality of these! ”

Brian Clark: Early Music Review

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.

Members perform with leading early music ensembles (The Academy of Ancient Music, The English Concert, New London Consort, Il Gardino Armonico, Gabrieli Consort and Players, Philidor Ensemble, The Sixteen).  Recent performances include concerts at the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies conference at St Hugh’s College, Oxford,   Handel House Museum, and the Kingston Early Music Festival.

Our second album Et in Arcadia Ego has recently been released 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 has been featured on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and CD Review and on Radio Marconi in Italy.

The ensemble’s recordings are available from iTunes, Spotify, CDBaby and Amazon

 

Emily Atkinson    Belinda Paul    Louise Strickland    Cheyney Kent    Dan Tidhar    Sophie Willis