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About Musica Mundi

Musica Mundi has established itself as a leading Early Music ensemble in the West Country; it uses instruments and performing styles based on those of the Baroque and earlier periods, in order to communicate this exciting music to audiences as vividly as possible.

The core of the group is a chamber ensemble of voice, cello and harpsichord. For larger-scale concerts, however, the group can expand to include full strings and/or wind instruments.

The group has received coaching and advice from some of the foremost authorities in the field, including David Roblou and Philip Pickett, with whom it took part in a demonstration lecture at the Guildhall School of Music. It has performed throughout the country, including a well-received appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The group has been invited regularly by the Holland Early Music Festival to give concerts in the Festival Fringe in Utrecht. Other engagements have included recitals for the National Trust, Exeter, Warwick and Bristol Universities, the Early Music Centre in London, and the St. George’s Music Trust at St. George’s, Brandon Hill, Bristol.

In addition to the Baroque repertoire, members of the group are interested in contemporary writing for early instruments, and have commissioned and given first performances of new music, including a recent performance of a new work at the Early Music Centre.

Musica Mundi takes considerable care over the planning of its programmes, aiming at a variety of vocal and instrumental music, while giving each programme a satisfying overall shape. Programmes can be tailored to the interests of a particular audience if desired.

Lecture-recitals can also be arranged. Members of the group have considerable professional lecturing experience, and the recital can, if desired, be interwoven with description and discussion of the instruments and the music.