Friday 27 August 2021

New historical performance ensemble Figure to launch with Bach's St John Passion

A new historical performance ensemble Figure aims to nurture the rising generation of musicians. The company launches on 17 September 2021 with a performance of Bach's St John Passion at the Church of St Bartholomew the Great, with the orchestra led by Gabriella Jones (Instrumental Award holder at Cambridge University) and singers including Richard Robbins (Handel House Artist and CMF Artist) as the Evangelist, Tristan Hambleton as Jesus, Rowan Pierce (OAE Rising Star), Emily Gray, and Hugo Hymas.

Figure’s repertoire will range from the Renaissance to the beginning of Modernism in music – anything which would have been originally performed on gut strings is their domain, and a full programme for 2021/22 is planned.

Figure is the brainchild of Frederick Waxman, the founder of Ante-Terminum, a cross-arts production company specialising in immersive and site-responsive performance, and his creation of Figure is a direct response to the current reduction in performance opportunities for young artists.

Full details from the Figure website.

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