• 2024 February 11th St Stephens, Hampstead.The French Connection. Ashley Solomon directed us in a programme with a French theme, exploring some of the influences on German and British music of the period.

    Francoeur - Simphonie du Festin Royal No. 2
    Rameau - Suite from Dardanus
    Telemann - Concerto alla francese TWV 53:C1
    Handel Concerto grosso opus 6, no. 5

    François Francoeur (1698 - 1787) was a Parisian violinist and composer who played at the age of 15 in the Académie Royale de Musique and after travels in Europe returned to play an important part in musical life as a member of the Concert Spiritual and the 24 Violons du Roi. With François Rebel, he shared directorship on the Paris Opéra. Louis XV honoured him as his Music Master. His music is very attractive, if conservative, compared with the emerging classical world of Haydn and Mozart and provides and interesting parallel experience.
    Jean-Philippe Rameau, his contemporary, was much more adventurous. He was an important musical theoretician but when he reached the age of 50, began his opera compositions upon which his reputation largely rests today (along with his harpsichord works). At the time he was marmite - revered for his daring imaginative writing or vilified for destroying Lully's carefully curated musical order.
    French musical styles were part of the wider European sensibility, particularly amongst the aristocracy and bourgeoisie, who, of course, were the prime paymasters. And so we find French dance forms and the French 'Ouverture' used throughout the music of Europe. And so we play music by 1.5 German and 0.5 English composers: a French inspired concerto for 2 flutes, bassoon and strings by the ever imaginative Telemann and the adopted Englishman, Handel, in one of his fine Concerti Grossi, Op.6 no.5.
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  • 2023 11th November St James's Piccadilly, 50th Anniversary concert of Finchley Chamber Choir conductor David Lardi.

    A capacity audience greatly appreciated this celebratory performance replicating programmes performed at the founding of this fine choir, including Vivaldi Gloria, Handel Dixit Dominus and Concerto Gross Op3 No4 and Motet Lobet den Herrn
  • 2023 May 21st, Vivaldi Gloria with Gloriana, a directed by Oliver John Ruthven and the choir director Deborah Miles-Johnson
    A sell-out audience enthusiastically received this concert given in collaboration with Gloriana, a fine a women's voice choir, performing the Vivaldi's Gloria RV 589 (and the Vivaldi Kyrie) as it was first intended, for the women of the Pieta in Venice. The choir director Deborah Miles-Johnson directed the choir in a contemporary a cappella piece by Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade. The band played Albinoni's Concerto for 2 oboes and strings Op 9 no 3 most beautifully performed by Lysander Tennant and Peter Tsoulos, Vivaldi's sinfonia 'La Senna Festeggiante' and Concerto for Strings in G min RV 157, Corelli's 'Sinfonia to Santa Beatrice d'Este' and a short work of trumpet and strings by Pollarolo, Sinfonia to 'La Vendetta d'Amore', played by Chris Parsons.


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  • 2023 Feb 26th , A short spring concert at St Stephen's Hampstead, directed by Ashley Solomon
    Handel Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 4, Hellendaal Grand Concerto for strings Op 3 No 5, Telemann Suite for 3 oboes, bassoon and strings TWV 55:B10
    A nice warm church on a cold day warmed up an audience of well over 100 with a lively programme showing off our fine double reed section, not to be outdone by the strings in a rarely played and often virtuosic string concerto.


  • 2022 June 26th 'Pastoral Pleasures' in St Stephen's, Hampstead directed by Theresa Caudle with Philippa Hyde, soprano.
    Songs and music celebrating the joys of nature in early summer.
    We were happy to welcome back soprano Philippa Hyde who sang some delightful songs inspired by nature by Thomas Arne, Purcell, Handel and Thomas Chilcot. We were directed once again from the violin by Theresa Caudle.

    Works by Handel (the famous 'Ombra Mai Fù' from Xerxes) and the overture to 'Il Pastor Fido' (The Faithful Shepherd), Thomas Arne settings from Shakespeare plays  ('Where the bee sucks', Thou Soft Flowing Avon', 'Where daisies pied'), Thomas Chilcot ('Orpheus and his Lute'), songs and music from Purcell's Fairy Queen and King Arthur (including 'Fairest Isle'). The band plays some instrumental music including Boyce's ever-fresh Symphony No 1.

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  • 2022 March 27th 'Music from The Restoration' - of both the 17th and 21st century - a return to action for Linden Baroque after the slowing down of the pandemic, directed by Catherine Martin at St Stephen's, Hampstead.
    A chance to draw parallels with the lifting of many restrictions in society with the restoration of Charles ll and a new beginning for artistic life in England.

    Henry Purcell – Chacony
    Matthew Locke - Music from The Tempest
    Henry Purcell – Fantasia in Three parts upon a ground
    Jean-Baptiste Lully – Suite from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
    Louis Grabu – Concert of Venus, from Albion and Albanius
    Henry Purcell - Suite from The Fairy Queen

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  • Our 2020 programme of concerts was unavoidably postponed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We are now in a position to carefully resume concerts, with the first on March 27th 2022. Hooray!
  • 2020 March 7th, Bach St John Passion, St James's Piccadilly. Finchley Chamber Choir director David Lardi, soloists Ruairi Bowen (Evangelist) , Johnny Herford (Jesus), Leader Catherine Martin
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  • 2019 December 20th, Handel Messiah, St James's Piccadilly. Six Centuries Choir, director Peter Fender, soloists Helen Semple (soprano), Cathy Bell (mezzo), Ben Vonberg-Clark (tenor), Jon Stainsby (bass)
    A full house and festive spirit greeted this pre-Christmas staple.We were grateful to Ben Vonberg-Clark (tenor) who stepped in late on for the indisposed John Upperton, to give a very fine performance.
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  • 2019 November 3rd, Music in the time of Kings Louis XlV and XV, St Stephens, Hampstead. New London Singers, director Oliver John Ruthven

    Rameau, Suite from Hippolyte et Aricie.   Mondonville , De Profundis clamavi,   Jean l'Heritier, Nigra Sum,   Fr. Couperin In Notte Placida,   Rameau Keyboard work,   Rebel, Les characters de la Dance,   Charpentier Te Deum D maj H146

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  • 2019 July 7th, Exsultate! - music by Mozart, Haydn and JC Bach, St Stephens, Hampstead. director Ashley Solomon, soloists Angela Henckel (soprano) and Richard Austen (flute)
    Mozart Exsultate Jubilate and Laudamus te and Et incarnates est from Mass in C min, Andante in C for flute and strings, JC Bach Symphony No 6 in G min, Haydn Symphony No 62 in D Maj.
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  • 2019 March 17th Pieta: Music for Lent for women's voices and orchestra by Bach, Zelenka, Vivaldi, Hasse etc, with Gloriana director Deborah Miles-Johnson
    Our Lenten programme included sumptuous music from: JS Bach cantatas Tilge, Höchster, meine Su╠łnden BWV1083 and Christ Lag in Todesbanden BWV4, Zelenka Gesu al Calvario, Hasse Miserere mei Deus, Charpentier Stabat Mater and Regina Coeli, Telemann Brockes Passion, Handel Il Nume Vincitor, Vivaldi Sonata al Santo Sepulchro
    In our concert we played instrumental music and pieces for women’s voices with instruments written from the 18th century for the period in the church calendar leading up to Easter. Gloriana is a choir of women's voices and hearing this particular timbre in this repertoire was a very special experience.
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  • 2018 December 23rd, Handel Messiah, St James's Piccadilly. Six Centuries Choir, director Peter Fender, soloists Helen Semple (soprano), Cathy Bell (mezzo), (tenor), (bass)
    Christmas isn't Christmas without a Messiah and we were delighted to play once more to a full house in the beautiful St James's Piccadilly - what a treat!
  • 2018 November 11th In Remembrance: Handel Utrecht Te Deum & Jubilate etc St Stephens, Hampstead New London singers, director Julian Perkins - our contribution to the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
    Our contribution to the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. A bumper audience enjoyed this uplifting work which Handel wrote to celebrate the signing of the Utrecht Treaty to bring about peace at the end of the Spanish War of Succession in 1713. It is a thrilling piece, with celebratory trumpets.
    We were delighted to be joined by the excellent New London Singers who performed, a cappella, a moving contemporary composition by the Canadian composer, Eleanor Daley, 'In Remembrance', from her Requiem.
    We played together Vivaldi's Kyrie for double choirs and orchestras and Zelenka's sumptuous and joyful 'Da Pacem Domine'.
    There were 2 orchestral pieces, Vivaldi's spooky Sinfonia ''Al Santo Sepolcro' and one of Fasch's splendid and characterful concertos for wind and strings , this one in D Minor.
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  • 2018 July 22nd, Bach cantatas and more… St Stephen's Hampstead. Director and solo flute Ashley Solomon, soloists Rosemary Galton (soprano), Harriet Kirk (alto), Paul Bentley (tenor), Jon Stainsby (bass)
    Bach Cantatas 123 'Liebster Immanuel' and 151 'Süsser Trost, mein Jesu kommt' . Telemann Fantasies for solo flute and solo violin (Ben Sansom), Telemann Ouverture TWV 55e3 for 2 flutes, 2 oboes and bassoon and strings, Johann Bernhard Bach Ouverture no 4 D maj
    A large audience enjoyed this beautiful concert directed by the charismatic flautist, Ashley Solomon.
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  • 2018 June 13th Launch of the Gloria e Marco Award; music from Venice and London celebrating the lives of two young architects from Italy who perished a year earlier in the Grenfell Tower tragedy in June 2017. All Saints Fulham SW6 3LA With Vox Cordis Choir, conductor Oliver John Ruthven. Soloists Kate Ashby & Eleanor Minney
    Stradella Suite for Trumpet and strings, Monteverdi Beatus Vir, Vivaldi Gloria, Purcell Dido's Lament, Chacony, Pavan for 3 violins, Hear My Prayer. Here is an article from BD Online describing this intensely moving event.

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  • 2018 May 13th The Madness of Love. St Stephens, Hampstead. Director Theresa Caudle, soloist Philippa Hyde (soprano)
    A delightful programme of music from the London stage of the late 1600s and early 1700s after the theatres reopened following the accession of King Charles ll. Linden, under the direction of Theresa Caudle, played instrumental music and the acclaimed soprano Philippa Hyde joined them in songs from works by Purcell (the Fairy Queen and Abdelazar), John Eccles (The Tempest, Don Quixote, The Mad Lover and The Judgement of Paris) and John Weldon (also The Judgement of Paris - a competition piece of the period with a libretto by William Congreve
  • 2017 October 29th Music of the French Baroque - Rameau, Lully, Charpentier etc. St Stephens, Hampstead. Director Peter Fender.
    Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme – Overture & Suite Charpentier: David et Jonathas Suite Prelude to Te Deum Marche de Triomphe et 2me Air des Trompettes Andre Danican Philidor / G Dumanoir: Suite de Ballet Rameau: Five Suites d'Orchestre from Les Indes Galantes Blavet: Sonata for 2 flutes from Op 1 A concert of varied dances, grand overtures and wonderfully varied colours from a century of fine music. We were very grateful for Peter Fender stepping in to replace Steven Devine who unavoidably had to withdraw. Peter directed the Lully in true historic style with a big stick beating the time. Fortunately he survived, unlike Lully who died through this dangerous activity from gangrene after hitting hit foot instead of the floor.
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  • 2017 July 30th Orpheus, the early symphony and a flute concerto St Stephen's Hampstead, director and solo flute Ashley Solomon, soloist Deborah Miles-Johnson
    Gluck Orfeo et Euridice Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Dance of the Furies, aria 'Che faro senza Euridice', Quantz Concerto for flute & orch D maj No 182 QV6:41, Joseph Haydn Symphony No 7 'Le Midi',W F Bach Sinfonia in D min, Thomas Arne Symphony No 4
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  • 2017 April 1st Bach St Matthew Passion St Paul's Church, Covent Garden , direct Peter Fender soloists John Upperton (Evangelist), Jon Stainsby (Jesus) , Helen Semple (soprano), Carris Jones (contralto), Ben Vonberg-Clark (tenor), Oskar McCarthy (baritone). Six Centuries Chamber Choir, Seven Centuries Chamber Choir, Children's Choir of St John the Devine, Kensington.
    In memoriam, Esther Cooper
    Following the sad death of his wife, Esther, in 2016, Stephen Cooper realised an ambition to sing the St Matthew Passion and commissioned this performance in memory of his dear wife.
    A full house participated in this fitting tribute.
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  • 2017 March 5th Bach and Telemann Cantatas and the Viola da Gamba St Stephens, Hampstead Director and Viola da Gamba solo Ibi Aziz. Soloists Rosemary Galton (soprano), Harriet Kirk (alto) , Stefan Kennedy (tenor) Adrian Horsewood (bass)
    A gorgeous programme of sublime and intimate music including Bach Cantata 198 'Lass Fürstin', Sinfonia from Cantata 42, Telemann Lutheran Cantata 'Herr, wir liegen fur dir' TVWV 1:781, Suite for Viol da Gamba & strings TVWV: 55:D6 (soloist Ibrahim Aziz). A great lineup of singers and some truly virtuosic gamba playing from Ibi Aziz.
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  • 2016 December 22nd, Handel Messiah, St James's Piccadilly. Six Centuries Choir, director Peter Fender, soloists Helen Semple (soprano), Carris Jones(mezzo), John Upperton (tenor), Jon Stainsby (bass)
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  • 2016 November 11th Handel Dixit Dominus & Mozart Missa Brevis in D, St Paul's Church, Brighton. Brighton Chamber Choir, conductor Jane Money, soloists Louissa Osoro-Denney, Rachael Farrago, Holly-Marie Bingham, Anthony Hawgood, Darren Jones.
    Our strings led by Susie Carpenter-Jacobs played Handel's thrilling Dixit and Mozart's fabulous Missa Brevis in D and his sublime Ave Verum Corpus.
    The conductor, Jane Money wrote, "We would like to thank you all for a terrific performance on Saturday!  I was delighted with the way it all came together and the feedback has been tremendous. I wish you all well for your performances leading up to Christmas and very much hope we will be able to work with you again in the not too distant future. With warmest good wishes from us all! Jane"
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  • 2016 October 23rd, Bach & Handel in Hampstead St Stephen's Hampstead. director Stephen Devine
    Bach Sinfonia to Cantata 209 (solo flute Richard Austen), Handel Concerto Gross Op 3 No 5 and Op 6 No 3, Bach Triple Concerto for Harpsichord, Violin and Flute BWV 1044 (soloists Steven Devine, Ben Samson, Richard Austen), Bach Orchestral Suite No 1 C Maj BWV 1066
    A bumper audience enjoyed this lovely programme with some wonderfully virtuoso keyboard playing from Steven in the exciting concerto outer movements framing a sublime slow movement played by just the 3 soloists. Steven's view is that this piece was probably adapted from his father's works by W F Bach rather than by J S Bach himself, such as the stylistic oddities.
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  • 2016 July 17th & 18th Rameau Hippolyte et Aricie St. John's Church, Waterloo, director Peter Fender, Six Centuries Choir, Chelsea Ballet, soloists Andrew Evans, Aurelia Jonvaux, Jon Stainsby, Carola Emrich-Fisher, Franco Kong, Henrietta Bewley, Eleanor Dann, Jenni Harper, Camilla Jepperson, Jeremy Vinogradov.
    A wonderful opera in concert performance with some fabulous singers, played to enthusiastic audiences on both nights.
    Audience Feedback:
    "I loved it! Would certainly attend again!" JP,
    "Adore it. Beautiful sound. Wonderful voices, lovely; so glad I came!Delightful baroque Opera rarely performed sung exquisitly in French. Very evocative and engaging very charming and a charming evening in this church of St Johns that was reclaimed from war bombing so often seen as one emerges from Waterloo, a sight to lift the heart just as this engaging evening did. Linden Baroque are one to seek out." CN,
    "A rare treat & delightful in every way.5/5"FL
    "This opera enchanted me and time flew by. I love anything Baroque. I was excited to hear it in French and the cheap ?2 programme with the text in French and English was most helpful. The orchestra did it proud and the music is still ringing in my ears. It was amazing to hear a majority of the singers so fluent in French ( a couple of them - Aricie and Thesee especially being either French or having worked professionally there) and their voices worked wonders. I didn't mind that it was not staged as I could concentrate on the instruments of the orchestra and some very fine voices. Knowing the play on which the opera was based helped as I didn't have to refer to the story either. John Stainsby and Aurelie Jonvaux were absolutely excellent and although I loved the baritone's voice who sang Pluton his French was unrecognisable. The dancing was a bit too amateurish for me but I agree that it was there for a purpose ie to transport us back to that period when the voice, the orchestra and the ballet combined to enchant the audience. The venue - St Johns Waterloo was new but so easy of access and its refurbishment of interest. Thank you to Linden Baroque Orchestra for this performance. I will keep an eye on their future shows.4/5"M&PK
  • 2016 May 7th Bach St John Passion University College School Great Hall, Hampstead UCSC Choir director Simon Walton leader Theresa Caudle
  • 2016 March 6th A Baroque Bouquet; 3 flutes, one violin and an orchestra St Stephen's Hampstead. director Catherine Martin
    Most of Bach's harpsichord concertos are thought to be reworking of works for other solo instruments and this beautiful concerto, which is not heard often enough, has been reconstructed for the likely original solo violin. We have a bunch of flutes - three, YES 3!!, in a delightful Suite by JF Fasch, of which Linden gave the first modern performance in 2004. The Telemann Suite for just 2 flutes this time, with orchestra, is a mature masterpiece from Telemann's splendid collection.
    Bach Violin Concerto D min BWV 1052 soloist Catherine Martin, Fasch Suite for 3 Flutes , Bassoon & Strings , Telemann Suite E min from Tafelmusik for 2 flutes and Strings, Muffat Armonico Tributo No 5
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  • 2016 November 15th Thomas Arne's Alfred! St Stephen's Hampstead, director Steven Devine Soloists Kate Semmens & Penelope Appleyard (sopranos), Joe Bolger (counter tenor), Sheridan edward (tenor), Dino Mahoney (narrator)
    This was Linden's (approx) 30th birthday concert: a concert performance (with action!) performed to a large and warmly appreciative audience. A charming, thrilling and very humorous work which should be much better known. Ending with Rule Britannia, it is hugely rousing!
  • 2016 July 4th, Building Bridges, part 2, Trinitas Kirche, Berlin, Germany. A concert in memory of Gertrude Evans (a founder member of Linden Baroque) directed by Simon Standage and Christian Gossel
    Performed at the Trinitas Kirche directed by Simon Standage with boys of The Staats and Domchor (celebrating heir 550th birthday) directed by Christian Gossel, we performed Buxtehude's Jesu meine freude and works by Dedekind. The orchestra played Water Music suites by Telemann and Handel, a Handel Concerto Grosso op 6, Purcell Suite from King Arthur, Boyce Symphony No 7. There was a huge audience and the orchestra was given kind hospitality and a special tour. We are vey grateful tor funding from Berlin City and a fund through the Berlin University.
  • 2015 June 20th Vivaldi Gloria etc St Mary's Church, Andover, Hampshire The Harmonium Singers, director Bruce Randall
    Zelenka - Haec Dies, Telemann Laudate Jehovah omnes gentes, JS Bach - O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht BWV 118; Clarke/Shore - Music for the King's Trumpeter, Albinoni double oboe concerto op 9 no 9, Vivaldi - Gloria.
    The concert raised £1,250 for St Marys Church, Andover
  • 2015 January 31st Building Bridges Part 1 St Alfege Church, Greenwich in memory of Gertrue Evans, a founder member of Linden Baroque director Simon Standage
    A concert, played to a packed church, held in memory of Gertrude Evans, one of our founder members, who died last year and in support of of MIND, Amnesty International and The Friends of Murambinda Hospital, Zimbabwe.
    Music by Telemann, Handel, Arne, Boyce in memory of Gertude Evans and to be repeated in Berlin next year, from where Gertrude and her sister fled in response to Nazi terror in 1939, never to see her parents again.
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    Memorial programme
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  • 2014 October 19th Maritime Greats! Music from the power-ports St. Marks Church, Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood director Catherine Martin
    Catherine Martin directed from the violin a selection of music from London, Hamburg and Venice portraying something of the musical character of these great trading ports. Handel Concerti Grossi Op6 No1 & Op 3 No 4, Albinoni Introductione Seconda , Purcell Suite 'The Double Dealer' & Chaconne from 'King Arthur ' , Geminiani Concerto grosso Op2 No2 , Telemann Suite for 3 oboes, bassoon & strings TWV55:d3
  • 2014 June 15th 18th Century Musical London director Catherine Martin
    Catherine Martin directed a thrilling concert from her violin. London in the 18th century was the vibrant music capital of Europe, attracting many of the continent's finest musicians, not least Handel. 2014 marked the 300th anniversary of the accession of George l whose arrival saw the start of a great cultural shift marking rapid social and political changes and there were many exhibitions and other events in London. To highlight the context we included two works from the late 17th century by Purcell and Locke. Handel Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 4 & 6 Boyce Symphony No 1 & Trio Sonata No 8 Purcell Chacony, Hebden Concerto in 7 parts Op 2 No 2 Locke Incidental music for 'The Tempest' - an extraordinary piece!
  • 2013 Nov 24th Handel in Italy: Apollo e Dafne St Stephen's Hampstead director Steven Devine. Soloists Kate Semmens (soprano) and Giles Davies (tenor)
    Dramatic and beautiful music rom Handel's early years in Italy: the cantata Apollo e Dafne and some arias from his hugely successful Venetian opera, Agrippina. Soloists were Kate Semmens and Giles Davies. Maggie Bruce and Nicholas Jackman gave an exciting and meltingly tender account of Telemann's Concerto for Flute & Recorder in E min.
  • 2013 June 22nd & 23rd Purcell 'Dido & Aeneas', St Stephen's Hampstead director Peter Fender Staged with Genesis Dance Company soloists Rebecca Hodgetts as Dido, Stephen Hawksley as Aeneas, Jessica Summers, Roseanna Skikun, Norma Richie, Elaine Hammonds, Sarah Hale, Christopher Killerby
    Additional incidental music recreated by Peter Fender.
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  • 2013 March 23rd Bach St John Passion St Mary Bookfiled, Highgate North Camden Chamber Chorus director Mark Danza soloists Anna-Louise Costello, Kate Mapp, Tim Kiddell (Evangelist), Christopher Wright.
    We performed to a full church of St Mary Brookfield in Highgate with the North Camden Chorus conducted by Mark Danza. We had a splendid team of soloists and we were led by Judy Tarling with Peter Holman and Louise Jameson the wonderful continuo team.
  • 2013 February 9th The Angelic sound of the Chalumeau St Stephen's Hampstead director Steven Devine, soloists Jane Booth, Sarah Brown and James Brookmyre
    This was an extremely rare chance to hear not just one but 3 chalumeaux and a delightful experience it was ,too, for the packed audience to hear these beguiling instruments so expertly played. A real treat! The programme included:
    J F Fasch Chalumeau Concerto in B flat FWV L:B1 soloist Jane Booth.
    G P Telemann Concerto for Two Chalumeaux TWV 52:d1 soloists Jane Booth & Sarah Smith.
    C Graupner Suite (Overture) No 38 for Three Chalumeaux & strings soloists Jane Booth & Sarah Smith & James Brookmyre.
    J F Fasch Suite in D minor for 2 oboes, bassoon & strings FWV K:D4,
    G F Handel Concerto Grosso op. 3 no. 4 in F
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  • 2013 October 21st Young Mozart, The London Bach & the Castrato St Stephen's Hampstead director Steven Devine , soloist Phillip Jones (counter-tenor).
    A fascinating and scintillating programme - devised by the well-known musicologist, Peter Holman- of music composed for the Castrato Tenducci exploring his relationship with JC Bach who, in turn, was revered by the young Mozart.
    The programme was We played to an enthusiastic full house in the beautiful restored church of St Stephen's.
    JC Bach Overture to Gioas (1770), Accompagnato & ‘Sventurati! In van mi lagno’ from Gioas, Act II
    JC Bach Concerto in D, op. 1, no. 6 (1763) harpsichord & strings in 3 movements, the last, Variations on ‘
    God save the King’ (soloist Steven Devine)
    Giordani Queen Mary’s Lamentation
    ‘Che faro’ from Orfeo ed Euridice
    JC Bach Symphony in D, op. 18 no. 4 Allegro con spirito – Andante – Rondo: Presto
    JC Bach Symphony in E major for Double Orchestra, op. 18, no. 5 Allegro – Andante- Tempo di Minuetto
    Arne ‘
    A thousand racking woes’ and ‘O too lovely’ from Artaxerxes (1762)
    JC Bach ‘
    Farewell to Lochaber’ (from Four Scotch Songs)
    Mozart Symphony No 1 E flat maj K16 Molto allegro – Andante- Presto
  • 2012 June 17th Water music; storms and the sea St Mary's Church Stoke Newington. Director and solo violin, Peter Fender
    Handel Water Music Suite no3 in G maj, Vivaldi Concerto 'La Tempesta di Mare op8 no5, Rebel 'Les Elemens', Locke 'The Tempest' Telemann 'Water Music' Suite
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  • 2012 April 21st Bach Easter Oratorio Holy Trinity Sloane Square. Pegasus directed by Mathew Alton
    A full house in this wonderful church enjoyed an exciting concert featuring JS Bach's Easter Oratorio BWV 249, 'Singet den Herrn' both the Cantata (BWV 190) and Motet (BWV 225), Orchestral Suite No 1 (BWV 1066)
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  • 2012 February 21st The Virtuoso in Italy St James's Church West Hampstead directed by Steven Devine with Kate Semmens (soprano)
    Vivaldi Sinfonia and Overture (Part 2) avanti 'la Sena Festeggiante' RV 693, Overture 'Lincoronazione di Dario', 'Nulla in Mundo Pax' (with Kate Semmens, Soprano)
    Corelli Concerto Grosso No 8 '
    Fatto per la note di natale', Geminiani Concerto Grosso Op2 no2, Handel Organ Concerto Organ Concerto Op4 No4 (soloist Steven Devine), Torelli Concerto 'Alla Francese'
  • 2011 May 21st Passionate Harmony: Vivaldi''s L'estro armonico St James's Church West Hampstead director Peter Holman
    Passionate Harmony: The European Vogue for Vivaldi’s L’Estro armonico
    This typically delightful programme was devised and directed by the well loved musicologist, Peter Holman and explored the influence of Vivaldi that swept across Europe and comprised concerti for various combinations of wind and strings by Vivaldi, Telemann, Bach, de Fesch and Corrette.
  • 2010 November 12th Mozart Coronation Mass Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square St Thomas Choral Society
    With Thomas's Choral Society in a performance of Mozart's Coronation Mass, 'Pergolesi's' (Durante) Magnificat, Pergolesi's 'Salve Regina', Mozart 'Laudate Dominum' Mozart 'Ave Verum Corpus'.
  • 2010 October 10th The Dresden Court St Mary's Church, Stoke Newington director Steven Devine
    This exciting concert included no less that five first modern performances of music associated with the radical Dresden court and included newly unearthed music by J. C. Schmidt: Ouverture in G, J. G. Pisendel: Concerto in D for violin, oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo, J. F. Fasch: Sinfonia in F for wind, horns and strings, J. F. Fasch: Ouverture in D, J. C. Pez: Suite in D minor, Ristori: Sinfonia in F
  • 2010 March 20th Bach B minor Mass Church of St Michael's and All Angels, Brighton with Brighton Chamber Choir conducted by Jane Money to celebrate the choir's 20th Anniversary.
  • 2010 February 7th Happy 300th Birthday, Dr Arne! St Mary's Church, Stoke Newington directed by Steven Devine with soloist Kate Semmens (soprano)
    Directed from the harpsichord by Steven Devine, we were joined by the delightful soprano, Kate Semmens,in a celebration of the 300th birthday of Dr Thomas Arne, one of England's most popular composers. He was a leading light in London's musical life in the mid-eighteenth century and an important composer of music for the London stage. His most famous hit, 'Rule Britannia' appears in his popular opera, 'Alfred'. We played a representative selection of his music to show his sparkling, melodious gifts.
    Harpsichord Concerto in G minor (soloist Steven Devine), Cantatas 'The Morning', 'The Lover's Recantation' and song 'Where the Bee Sucks', soloist Kate Semmens, Symphony G Min, Overture 'Alfred'.
  • Concerts 2008-2009
    2009 Jul. 4th Purcell & Handel in Andover Harmonium Singers, cond. Bruce Randall
    Purcell Come Ye Sons of Art Handel Zadok the priest, Let thy hand be strengthened, The King Shall Rejoice, Concerto Grosso Op.3 No.4, Ombra mai fu, My Heart is Inditing.
    2009 Jun. 6th Bach, Telemann and the boys Stoke Newington, dir. and soloist Catherine Martin
    Bach Violin Concerto in A min, Orchestral Suite No 1, Telemann Violin Concerto in A min, Boyce Symphony No 1, Fasch Sinfonia No 5 B flat maj
    2009 Mar. 1st Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Stoke Newington, dir. Steven Devine
    Lully Suite: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Entrée des Zephyrs (from Atys), L'Echo (from La Grotte de Versailles), Chaconne (from Roland), Charpentier Suite: David et Jonathas, and an interesting piece of musical 'Franglais', a contemporary arrangement for French audiences of Abdelazar or The Moor’s Revenge by Purcell translated to 'La Musique d'Abdeluzor'.
    2008 Oct.19th 250th Anniversary of the Death of JF Fasch
    Stoke Newington, dir. Steven Devine
    J F Fasch Orchestral Suites in E min & D min, Concerto in D min, J D Heinichen Sonata in B flat for 2 oboes, bassoon and continuo, G P Telemann Trio No. 10 in D Maj for Violin, Viola and Continuo, C Graupner Entrata in G min GWV 468 for strings & continuo
    2008 Aug. 25th Coronation Anthems in Suffolk St Mary's Church, Hadham dir. Peter Holman
    with Essex Baroque Orchestra as part of the Suffolk Villages Festival Coronation Anthems from James II to George III conductor Peter Holman Anonymous: Flourish for Trumpets, John Blow: God spake sometime in visions, William Croft: The Lord is a sun and shield, Henry Purcell: My heart is inditing, Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem, George Frideric Handel: Let thy hand be strengthened & Overture from The Occasional Oratorio, Zadok the priest. William Boyce: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire & The King shall rejoice.
    2008 Jul.13th /14th The Pleasures of the Spring Gardens
    St Alfege Church, Greenwich and Museum of Garden History, Lambeth. dir. Peter Holman soprano Philippa Hyde, Cellist Lousie Jameson
    Music from 18th century Vauxhall Gardens devised and directed by one of the foremost experts on this repertoire, Peter Holman. Boyce: Overture The Chaplet & Symphony no.3, Arne: Cantata 'The Morning', ‘What tho’ his guilt’ from The Desert Island,Overture no. 1 in E minor / major,Cantata ‘The Lover’s Recantation’, Handel: Grand Concerto no. 2 in F major, Hornpipe in D for the Concert at Vauxhall, Boyce: The Pleasures of Spring Gardens, Vauxhall, Hook: The Lass of Richmond Hill, Giacobbe Bassevi Cervetto: Concerto in G major for Cello and strings, Dibdin: The Matron’s Recitative & Air from The Ephesian Matron & 'Poor Tom, or The Sailor’s Epitaph'
    2008 Mar.14th Bach St John Passion, Peterborough Cathedral cond. Peter Davis Oakham School Choir
    2008 Mar. 2nd Music from London's Restoration Stage
    St Alfege Church, Greenwich dir. Steven Devine
    Music from Purcell's The Faerie Queen, King Arthur and Dioclesian, Louis Grabu's Albion and Albanius and John Blow's Venus and Adonis. We were joined by Kate Semmens (soprano), Giles Davies (Baritone), Seb Harris (alto), and Greg Tassell. The concert was warmly received and was reviewed by Peter Grahame Woolf, Editor of 'Musical Pointers' Musical Pointers.
  • Concerts 2006-2007
    2007 Dec. 8th Bach B min Mass Woking Choral Society in Woking (HG Wells Centre) cond. Nick Steinitz
    2007 Oct. 28th Italian vocal and instrumental music dir. & soloist Catherine Martin, Andrea Brown (soprano)
    Vivaldi, Monteverdi (Prologue from L'Orfeo), Stradella, Albinoni and Geminiani. We were delighted to welcome back Catherine Martin who played 'Summer' and 'Autumn' from 'The Four Seasons'and soprano Andrea Brown who sang Vivaldi's 'Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera' and works by Stradella and Monteverdi
    2007 Jun.17th Handel Opera matinee dir. Steven Devine , soloists Kate Semmens, Rachel Lindop and Joanne Edworthy
    St Alfege Church, Greenwich
    Arias, duets and trios picked from some of Handel's finest operas. The programme included selections from Xerxes, Orlando, Rinaldo, Silla, The Alchemist & Concerto Grosso op6 no7.
    2006 Oct. 14th Linden 21st Birthday Concert - 'The Three Directors' St John's Smith Square dir Paul Goodwin, Steven Devine, Walter Reiter and soloist Linda Perillo
    The programme included Handel Musick for the Royal Fireworks, complete with giant confetti canons (fireworks sadly prohibited from use in St John's!), J. S. Bach Cantata No.209 Non sa che sia dolore soloist Linda Perillo Stanley Harpsichord Concerto in C minor op.10 no.4 soloist Steven Devine, Telemann Water Music Suite, and Albinoni Introdutione Seconda
    A selection from our CD was played on BBC Radio 3 the following week.
  • Concerts 2003 -2006
    2006 July We played once again for the Handel House Singers directed by Lawrence Cummings at a Choral Study Day and gave a performance of Handel's Alexander's Feast in The Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair.

    2006 May 7th: Handel's Apollo e Dafne with vocal soloists Kate Semmens and Giles Davies. Also Pepusch Overture to Beggar's Opera, John Stanley Harpsichord Concerto in C major Op 10 No. 6, Albinoni Introdutione Seconda, Avison Concerto Op 9 No 8 - a most attractive, varied and enjoyable concert. Director and Harpsichordist Steven Devine. At St Alfege Church, Greenwich

    2006 April 8th Bach St Matthew Passion with Woking & Godalming Choral Societies at Guildford Cathedral conductor Nicholas Steinitz.
    This was Woking Choral Society's 109th year! The concert was a joint production with Godalming Choral Society. Guildford Cathedral was packed for the thrilling performance.

    2005 Dec 3rd We were directed for the first time by the famous baroque cellist, David Watkin in St Alfege, Greenwich. This exciting concert featured bass soloist Samuel Evans in Bach's Cantata 82 'Ich habe genug' and Orchestral Suite No. 1 and extracts from Handel's 'Hercules', his Italian Cantata 'Cuopre tal volto il cielo' and Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 10.

    2005 July 10th Linden Baroque performed at a choral study day looking at Handel's L'Allegro e Pensoro e Moderato in association with the Handel House Museum and the Foundling Hospital Museum Trust directed by Lawrence Cummings. An informal concert took place at the end of the day at the Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair.

    2005 May 14th, directed by Steven Devine was a concert of some splendidly English music: Boyce: Overture to Solomon, Handel: 3 Arias from Hercules & Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1 , Festing: Concerto Op. 3 No. 1, Stanley: Concerto in 7 Parts No. 4 We were delighted to welcome back to sing with us, the wonderful Mezzo Soprano, Rachel Lindop. The venue was St Alfege's Church, Greenwich.

    2005 Mar 20th , we performed Bach's St John Passion for the Haileybury School Choir in Hertfordshire at Haileybury Chapel which is just outside Hertford. The School website shows the impressive and beautiful campus and fascinating history.

    2005 Feb 26th at St Alfege, Steven Devine directed a delightful programme of instrumental music from French opera-ballets including Rameau's 'Les Boréades' and 'Les Fêtes d'Hébé', Charpentier's 'Médée' and a suite from Purcell's semi-opera 'Dioclesian' arranged by Roger.

    2004 Dec 4th Linden was directed from the violin by Catherine Martin, warmly appreciated by a good audience at St Alfege's. We associated once more by with the Medical Foundation for Care of the Victims of Torture and raised a good sum for them. Catherine gave a thrilling account of Bach's A minor Violin Concerto and the rest of the programme comprised Corelli's Christmas Concerto, Handel Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 3, Telemann Concerto in D major for 4 violins and Suite for 2 oboes, & strings from ‘Tafelmusik’

    2004 Oct 4th A concert at St Alfege's directed by Peter Holman and was a very exciting affair with Peter's usual fascinating type of programme of early Handel and his influences and celebrating the tercentenaries of the deaths of both Biber and Muffat: including Handel: Suite from the operas ‘Florindo’ and ‘Daphne’ , Antonio Bertali: Sonata a8 in C major, Georg Muffat : Concerto in G major no. 12 ‘Propitia sydera‘ , Handel: Overture in B flat major from the opera ‘Rodrigo’ HWV5 ,Johann Christian Pez: Sonata in F major for two violins, viola da gamba, five-part strings and continuo, Heinrich Biber: Suite in C major 'Der Nachtwächter' - 'The Nightwatchman' which was performed in costume by Cedric Lee with special effects!

    2004 July 17th we played at a choral study day on Handel's Foundling Anthem at the Foundling Hospital Museum in London. under Lawrence Cummings and on

    2004 Sept 18th some members of Linden played in a celebration at Winkfield, Windsor under David Ward in memory of our late Secretary, Valerie Warner.

    2004 May 15th directed by Linden's new Musical Director, the dynamic Steven Devine, was held at 8pm in St Alfege's Church, Greenwich. It was very well (and enthusiastically) attended in the presence of the Lady Mayor of Greenwich and organised by the Greenwich & Lewisham branch of The Medical Foundation for the Care of the Victims of Torture.
    The concert raised a little over £1000 for this most worthy charity. The organisers were understandable very pleased with the outcome and wrote, "Just to say again how pleased we are that your concert and the evening worked out so brilliantly. Thank you so much for making the Medical Foundation supporter’s inaugural event a really special and uplifting occasion."
    The concert entitled “Baroque music to help mend broken minds”, included Concertos by Telemann for 3 Trumpets (with Mike Diprose, Dominic Cotton and Katie Hodges) and for Recorder and Bassoon (with Sue Klein and Maggie Bruce), a Vivaldi Cello Concerto RV 407 (soloist Lynn Selwood), the first public performance in modern times of a Suite by Fasch for 3 flutes and orchestra (with Rachel Latham, William Summers and Nicholas Jackman) and one of our favourites, Telemann's colourful Water Music Suite - particularly apt for nautical Greenwich!

    2004 Mar 25th Bach's B min Mass with Vox Chordis, conductor Charles Grace, in St Luke's Church, Sydney St, Chelsea

    Saturday Feb 14th 2004 With Finchley Chamber Choir (www.fcchoir.co.uk) conducted by David Lardi on in Trinity Church, (North Finchley) was yet another great success, in celebration of the choir's 25 year history. The programme was Vivaldi Gloria, Handel Dixit Dominus, Bach Cantata 140

    2004 Jan 31st With Rachel Lindop mezzo directed by Steven Devine in St Alfege's Church, Greenwich, .
    The programme was Vivaldi: Concerto ‘Alla Rustica’, Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, Handel: Cantata ‘Tra le fiamme’, Handel: Cantata ‘La Lucrezzia Corelli: Concerto Grosso op6 no2, Handel: Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 1

    2003 May 10th With Finchley Chamber Choir (www.fcchoir.co.uk) conducted by David Lardi on in Trinity Church, (North Finchley).
    The programme was Bach's B minor Mass

    2003 March 22nd a concert was held in association with Croydon Bach Choir. Venue: St. John's Church, Upper Norwood, Sylvan Rd/Auckland Rd, London SE19. The programme was: Bach B minor Mass

    Saturday 25th January 2003 we held the following concert at St Alfege Church, Greenwich: Albinoni Sonata in D major Vivaldi Concerto in E major, 'Spring' from 'The Four Seasons' Telemann Quartet No 3 in A major for 2 flutes, 2 bassoons and continuo Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in A minor
    Johann Ernst von Saxon-Weimar Concerto Grosso in B flat major J.S. Bach Harpsichord Concerto in B flat major, BWV982 Telemann Quartet No 2 in E minor for 2 flutes, 2 bassoons and continuo Johann Ernst von Saxon-Weimar Concerto Grosso i n G minor J.S. Bach Orchestral Suite in B minor Solo Performers: Apollo & Pan': Tassilo Erhardt violin Sally Holman bassoon Steven Devine harpsichord
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