The Ashford Baroque Ensemble is a mainly modern instrument ensemble for
professional, semi-professional and good amateur players.

We play music from the Baroque and early Classical periods in an appropriate style.
(Keywords: baroque orchestra / London / group / amateur / early music / Surrey / Berkshire / South East England, / South West London, / UK)

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Forthcoming Performances:


Saturday, June 29th, 7.30pm

St Matthew's Church, Church Road, Ashford, Middx. TW15 2PL


A concert of late Baroque and early Classical music:

Haydn - Symphony No.6 in D 'Le Matin'

CPE Bach - String Symphony No.2 in Bb

Telemann - Klingende Geographie

*  *  *  Interval  *  *  *

Fasch - Sonata for 2 oboes and 2 bassoons in F

Haydn - Symphony No.8 in G 'Le Soir'


Programmes (on the door) £10, under 18s £5

Wine and soft drink available during the interval


Future concert dates for your diary:





About Ashford Baroque Ensemble


Some of the works we have performed


Oboe concerto in Dm, Op.2, No.9 (Soloist: Karen Gibbard)
Sonate a Cinque, Op.2, Nos.1, 3, 9 & 11
Sinfonia in G, Si8


Overture (Symphony) No.1 in Em
Overture (Symphony) No.4 in F
Overture (Symphony) No.5 in D
Overture (Symphony) No.7 in D


St John Passion
Magnificat in D
Brandenburg concerto No.1 in F
Brandenburg concerto No.2 in F
Brandenburg concerto No.3 in G
Brandenburg concerto No.4 in G
Orchestral suite in Bm
Concerto in Cm for Violin & Oboe (Soloists: Jocelyn Slocombe & Karen Gibbard
Cantata No.51: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (Soprano soloist: Christine Brown, Trumpet soloist: Hilmar Hauer)
Cantata No.82: Ich habe genug
Cantata No.140: Wachet auf
Cantata No.209: Non sa che sia dolore (Soprano soloist: Rachel Major)
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.1 in G (Soloist: Tatsuya Shirai)
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.3 in C (Soloist: Tatsuya Shirai)

CPE Bach Magnificat
Cello Concerto in Am (Soloist: Tatsuya Shirai
Blavet Sonata for Flute & Basso Continuo in D minor (Soloist: Richard Austen)
Boismortier Sonata for 2 Oboes & Basso Continuo in G


Symphony No.1 in Bb
Symphony No.2 in A
Symphony No.3 in C
Symphony No.4 in F
Symphony No.5 in D
Symphony No.6 in F
Symphony No.7 in Bb
Symphony No.8 in Dm

Corelli Sonata da Chiesa Op.1, No.11 in Dm
Sonata da Chiesa Op.1, No.4 in Am


Sixième & septième concerts from Les Gouts Réunis

Fiorenza Concerto for Recorder & Strings No.1 in G minor  (Soloist: David Hansell)
Gallo Trio Sonata No.1 in G

G. Gabrieli

Various Canzons for brass


Organ concerto in Gm Op.4 No.1 HWV289 
(Soloist: Philip Buckmaster)
Organ concerto in F, HWV295 "The Cuckoo & the Nightingale"
(Soloist: Philip Buckmaster)
Overture to Rinaldo
Water music suites in F & D
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.1 in G
Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.11 in A
Chandos Anthem: My song shall be alway
Coronation Anthem: The King shall Rejoice
Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest

Haydn Symphony No.6 - "Le Matin"
Symphony No.8 - "Le Soir"
Cello Concerto No.1 in C (Soloist: Tatsuya Shirai)

Nelson Mass

Thomas Linley
the Younger

"Arise! Ye spirits of the storm"
Overture to the Duenna
Overture, Menuetto & 1st Chorus from A Lyric Ode
Cantata: "Ye nymphs of Albion’s beauty-blooming isle" 
(Soloist: Rachel Major)

Locatelli Introduttione (Concerto Grosso) in D, Op.4 No.1


Toccata, Prologue Ritornello & Moresca from Orpheo (arr. PB)


Piano Concerto No.19 in F, K459
(Soloist: Philip Buckmaster)
Piano Concerto No.23 in A, K488
(Soloist: Philip Buckmaster)
Flute Concerto No.2 in D, K314
(Soloist: Richard Austen)
Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K216 (Soloist: Mizuka Yamamoto)
Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K218 (Soloist: Mizuka Yamamoto)
Vesperae solennes de Confessor
Coronation mass in C
Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Andante in C for Flute & Orchestra
(Soloist: Richard Austin)
"Per questa bella mano"
(Soloist: Dean Ferrell)


Chacony in Gm
The Fairy Queen
Fantazias & In Nomines

Rosenmüller Sinfonia No.5 in D minor
Sonata Terza a 2


Trio in C for 2 Flutes & Continuo
Flute Concerto in G, QWV5:173 (Soloist: Richard Austen)


Trio in G for Flute, Violin & Continuo
Trio No.12 from Essercizzi Musici
Quartet in Dm
Ouverture-Suite in Am, TWV55 a2


Sinfonia in D for Trumpet & Strings, G1 (Soloist: Hilmar Hauer / Gareth Green) 
Sinfonia in D for Trumpet & Strings, G10 (Soloist: Gareth Green) 


Concerto in Dm RV96 for Flute, Violin, Bassoon & Strings.  (Soloists: Kate Hunter, Lara Hoccum & Stephen Morris)
Concerto Grosso in Dm, Op.3, No.11
Concerto in C for Recorder & Strings 
(Soloist: David Hansell)
Concerto in Am for Oboe & Strings, RV461  (Soloist: Joanne Houghton)
Gloria in D, R589
Trio Sonata in C, Op.1, No.3

Woodcock Concerto No.3 in D for Recorder & Strings (Soloist: Richard Austin)
Zelenka Ouverture-suite in F, Z188
Sonata No.1 in F for 2 Oboes, Bassoon & Continuo, Z181



Have Baroque Ensemble, will travel!

Would you like us to come and perform in your church or other venue?

We have our own music stands and harpsichord. All we require is chairs (without arms) and space for about 15-20 players to be seated, and a fee of £300.
Occasionally this amount is exceeded if extra players need to be brought in for any special works you might want us to play, or if your venue is far away.
Any amount you raise above this you can use how you wish. We suggest a ticket price of £7-10 for a concert, which means that after the first 30-43 people, you make a profit!

Do you need an accompaniment for your choir?

We are also available to choirs seeking an historically informed Baroque accompaniment at modern or Baroque pitch. (A=415, ie. a semitone lower)
Fees are negotiable.
We also play music from the Classical period on modern instruments, so you can include a more varied programme in your concert.
However, please note that it is impractical to play at different pitches within the same concert, so if Baroque instruments are desired, the whole concert needs to be at A415.



Players' Resources


Related links

St Matthew's Church - where we are based

Thomas Linley - the 'English Mozart'

Isleworth Baroque - another local Baroque group - where you can look for concerts to go to - a Baroque resource website

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