The ensemble

Concerts by Catch! bring together baroque music, new works for baroque instruments, and unfamiliar takes on familiar repertoire. They are always introduced by members of the ensemble to draw people into the experience and to minimise any sense of barrier between “performers” and “audience”. The two core members are joined by guest artists to allow maximum variety in programme building.

The debut concert for Catch! took place at Campion House, Osterley, on December 11th 1998, with a programme which, mixing music of different centuries and different textures, set the shape of things to come:

J. L. Krebs: Trio Sonata in E minor
P. A. Thommessen: The Blockbird
J. M. Leclair: Deuxième Récréation de Musique
F. J. Haydn: London Trio Hob. IV: 1
B. Martinu: Deux Impromptus
J. S. Bach: Trio sonata for two flutes BWV 1039

Subsequent seasons have continued this mix of old and new, and world premières include: Mark Argent’s Osterley Suite I and his trio sonata transcription of Bach’s D major Gamba Sonata (1999), the version for baroque cello and harpsichord of Ho Wai-on’s Sakura Variations and Mark Argent’s Song of the Wayfarer (2000), Michael Summers’ Carey Heath for two recorders, Mark Argent’s Song of the Beloved and Osterley Suite II (2002).

Performances by Catch! mostly take place in the South-east, notably in West and Central London, Cambridge and Oxford.

Some recent changes in personnel see Catch! looking forward to working with a greater variety of guest artists, and offering a number of concerts of music for flute/recorder and cello.

To book Catch!

Catch! is available for concert engagements. If you would like to discuss possible concerts, or would like to find out more about our availability or fee scale, please contact us by:
Tel:01223 461143
Fax:01223 461143
Post:57a St Philip’s Rd, Cambridge, CB1 3DA

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