Blackdowns Early Music Projects is delighted to be hosting the visit of COQU, a long established and highly accomplished choir from Utrecht. They are visiting the South West to present a programme entitled HOLLAND MEETS BRITAIN, a project directed by JanJoost van Elburg.
Performances are in North Curry Church on Friday 6th May at 7pm and in St John’s Church Wellington on Saturday 7th May at 7 pm, doors open at 6.30. Both performances are free, donations will be welcome. Music of both countries from 15th to 20th Century. More information here
The first BEMP event in 2016 is on Sunday April 10th at 6pm in St. John the Baptist (Parish) Church in Wellington, led by principal director, JanJoost van Elburg. The programme is called Cantantibus organis, featuring music written around the turn of the 17th century in Rome, by Palestrina and his pupils in the Cappella Giulia of St Peter’s Basilica, and in Venice by Giovanni Gabrieli and others in the equally famous Basilica of St Mark. Almost all the music is written for multiple choirs of voices and instruments.
BEMP is delighted to be welcoming the internationally renowned virtuoso English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble to join the singers for the concert, together with continuo organ played by Martin Perkins.
More information here and online booking open now at
For your diary, more details in due course:
April 10th Works for multiple choirs of Voices and Instruments directed by JanJoost van Elburg (with The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble)
October 23rd Gems from the Eton Choir Book
BEMP welcomes a guest choir, COQU from Utrecht, for concerts May 6 & 7 (North Curry and Wellington)