For our first ever Ensemble Molière blog post, I think it only fitting that we say a massive THANK YOU to all of our friends, family and supporters. We can't wait to get started with 2017 and we certainly have a number of projects to keep us busy!
Bringing Pygmalion to life! With all of your generous donations we sailed through our £3000 target on Crowdfunder, and set a stretch target of £4000 to see if we can fund the entire rehearsal phase of the opera via public donation. Once the crowdfunding campaign has come to a close on January 9th we can set about perfecting our Arts Council grant application and sending it off to the powers that be. Fingers crossed!
If you would still like to donate, never fear! Here's the link:
2016 was a fantastic year for the ensemble and notable highlights have included our debut on BBC Radio 3's In Tune, the fun we had creating and performing our Medicine and Mortality programme in collaboration with BREMF and last, but not least, recording our first EP, 'Dance Sweets' which will be available later in the year. Unless my mother has preordered all the copies...
To kick start our 2017, the ensemble are getting their creative juices flowing, rehearsing and perfecting our latest programme to celebrate Telemann's 250th anniversary. This programme has been inspired by Telemann's French connections, including pieces by his favourite French musicians. We are currently honing our favourite sonatas by composers including Blavet and Guignon and rehearsing a few of Telemann's much loved Paris Quartets. We will keep you updated with concert dates as soon as possible!
Keep an eye on our Whats On page for details of upcoming performances and for now i'll leave you with this snippet of our Radio 3 debut to bring some fizz to the new year!