New Season



Wednesday 13 December 2017, 7.30pm

Celebrity Concert

Christmas at the Tuileries:
Telemann Paris Quartet in D major
Corelli Concerto Grosso Op 6 no 8
M-R de Lalande  Noels en Trio
C Balbastre Premiere Suite de Noels
Chedeville Sonata in G from Il Pastor Fido
And more....  


Venue: St Mary's Creative Space, St Mary's Hill, Chester CH1 2DW

Tickets: Tickets £18, including buffet

Tickets may be purchased at the door, or in advance by telephoning  Ticketsource: 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 fee per booking), in person at the Chester Town Hall Visitor Information Centre, or online at:

Annabel Knight  Recorders and Baroque Flute
Oliver Webber Baroque Violin
Reiko Ichise Viola da Gamba
Robin Bigwood Harpsichord
Taro Takeuchi Baroque Guitar

Passacaglia are a UK-based professional ensemble specialising in music from the baroque era, played in authentic style on recorders, flutes, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord.

Their repertoire encompasses music by all the greatest composers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries including JS Bach, Handel, Rameau, Couperin, Telemann and Vivaldi – and a good helping of music by lesser-known (but equally interesting and significant!) composers.

They are proud to be one of the UK’s most long-lived early music ensembles, playing for appreciative audiences since the early 1990s. Their performing history includes venues ranging from Brighton Pavilion to London’s Wigmore Hall, entertaining music lovers live from Limerick to Chicago.

Passacaglia have also enjoyed performing over the airwaves many times, with multiple broadcasts and recordings for the BBC over the years, as well as a series of CD recordings for Linn Records, Naxos and more recently for their very own in-house label, BCR.

Audiences tell them they not only enjoy the highest quality of music making at their concerts, but also the obvious pleasure they take in performing together as an ensemble. For Passacaglia, historically informed performance is the clear starting point, but the excitement of musical communication is at the real heart of every performance. 

‘They have played together for many years now… and there is an effortlessness about the sound – no matter which combination of instruments is involved, there is never a sense of one striving to take the lead: rather the voices balance one another… finely crafted performances from a star line-up’: Early Music Review




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