LIFEM | 9-12 November 2022

The Brook Street Band

Wednesday 9th November 2022, 7.00pm

St. Michael & All Angels, Pond Road, Blackheath SE3 9JL

The Brook Street Band is named after the London Street where George Frideric Handel lived from 1723–59. It was formed in 1997 by baroque cellist Tatty Theo, rapidly establishing itself amongst the UK’s leading Handel specialists, winning grants, awards, and broadcasting opportunities from organisations including Radio 3 and the Handel Institute. Violinist Rachel Harris and harpsichordist Carolyn Gibley have been core band members with Tatty for over 20 years, with Kathryn Parry joining more recently; this longevity has enabled them to develop a style of performing and music-making that is precise and spontaneous, musicians able to react instinctively to each other and play as one.

The Band currently performs and teaches throughout the UK and Europe, and has established love: Handel, its own critically-acclaimed biennial music festival. It regularly broadcasts for Radio 3 and Classic FM, and its extensive discography has been singled out for critical acclaim, accolades including Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice and inclusion in the chamber music/small ensemble selection category at the Grammy Awards.

The Band recently completed the world premiere recording of Dragon of Wantley, an English opera by Handel’s bassoonist J F Lampe, for release June 2022. The Band featured at the world’s first ever ‘Handeliade’, an immersive four-day event of concerts, masterclasses and talks given by world-renowned Handel experts.

Programme - Wednesday 9th November 2022, 7.00pm

Programme details coming soon.

Rachel Harris and Kathryn Parry, baroque violins

Tatty Theo, baroque cello

Carolyn Gibley, harpsichord


Approx. finish time 8.15pm (no interval).