'Absolutely first rate ... with a fantastic sense of style'

Wessex Baroque was founded by Jane Norman (violin) and Jan Spencer (bass viol) out of a passion for early English music. They are fortunate to have David Miller (lute) as their continuo player and soloist.  David has a long-standing association with the South West through his teaching at Dartington Summer School, and participation in his continuo class is arguably the best way to spend a summer's day in Devon.

Repertoire includes the music of Dowland, Lawes, Locke, Purcell, Arne, Boyce and Linley. Programmes often involve local singers with international reputations such as Lorna Anderson (soprano) and Charles Daniels (tenor) and well-known period instrumentalists such as Hazel Brooks (violin) Gail Hennessy and Mark Baigent (oboes) and Martin Feinstein (flute).

Wessex Baroque can also provide a high quality professional ensemble to accompany choirs based in Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Hampshire and Cornwall; for more details see What we do

Latest news (Summer '18)
7.30pm Friday 6th July Boxgrove Priory, near Chichester
Wessex Baroque accompany Tom Robson (tenor) in songs by Byrd and Gibbons, and Chichester Chorale in Vivaldi's Gloria.

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2.30pm Sunday 8th July Combe St Nicholas Village Hall, Somerset
Jane Norman hosts a Fun Fiddle Band workshop in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Come along at 4.30 to hear an informal open rehearsal and have tea and cake!
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