Join the Tilford Bach Society for a Baroque Christmas Evening with 'Ensemble Pro Victoria' in aid of Arts 4 Dementia.
Ensemble Pro Victoria is established as one of the Britain’s finest young early music ensembles (Early Music Review). It was founded at Cambridge University in 2015 by Humphrey Thompson (baritone, early music editor) and Toby Ward (artistic director), the ensemble put down roots in the rich tradition of combined historical research and high-level performance, in partnership with their academic adviser, professor Magnus Williamson (Newcastle University).
Ensemble Pro Victoria was awarded joint-first prize in the London International Festival of Early Music Young Ensemble Competition 2020, catapulting them to recognition and subsequent signing with Scotland’s Gramophone award-winning classical label, Delphian Records. Their first professional album, ‘Robert Fayrfax, Music for Tudor Kings and Queens’ was released exactly 500 years since Robert Fayrfax’s death in 2021. Music for Tudor Kings and Queens was critically acclaimed, with reviews in Gramophone magazine, Early Music Review and on Radio 3’s Early Music Show with the great accolade of five stars and the front cover feature of Choir and Organ magazine.
The Ensemble made a celebrated Radio 3 debut in 2021 with a reconstruction of Vespers as Fayrfax would have heard it in 1521, broadcast live from the chapel of Hampton Court Palace, and repeated on the day of Fayrfax’s quincentenary.
In 2021 Ensemble Pro Victoria founded the Harrogate Advent Festival and released their second album with Delphian Records, ‘Tudor Music Afterlives’ follows the posthumous traces and remains of great Catholic music after the Reformation.
Entry is free but there will be a retiring collection at each concert with a suggested minimum donation of £15-00 per adult from those who can afford it. Donations are not expected for children & students or from parents who are bringing young children. Music lovers who are unable to make a donation are still most welcome. We want to make quality music accessible to all especially to families with children who are our next generation audiences.
The following links are provided for anyone who prefers not to donate by cash at the concert or who wishes to make an additional ad hoc donation.
This concert is generously sponsored by HSH Dr Donatus Prince von Hohenzollern and the retiring collection and related all on-line donations will be given to Arts 4 Dementia.
Please register to attend by visiting the Tilford Bach Society website here