Baroque Festival at St Francis 10 to 13 May 2018

On Thursday 10 May the complex and brilliant sounds of Baroque music rang through our beautiful Church. It was the opening concert of a series of events celebrating the Baroque period. The Festival has been a year in the planning and preparation and it was good to be present as it came to fruition on Ascension Day, a happy omen for its future.

Baroque is a term derived from the Portuguese word barocco meaning a misshapen pearl and was originally intended to be derogatory. Seen with Renaissance eyes all its art-forms seemed overly ornate, but now we appreciate their beauty and even find simplicity in what was then seen as complexity.

In the latest Edition of the Franciscan we published a short report of the Baroque Music Festival which took place in May.

Click on the titles below for the full report of each show in case you missed it

Thursday 10th May

  1. Apple Green Chamber Orchestra

Friday 11 May 2018

  1. Harpsichords and Others

Saturday 12th May

  1. ParkViews – Medicine in the Baroque Period
  2. Eating In Baroque Times
  3. Of Violins And Violas
  4. Richard Cock And The Chanticleer

Sunday 13th May  

  1. The Holy Eucharist
  2. Wim Vilgoen Organ Recital
  3. Choral Evensong



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