With medieval and traditional instruments from Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, the members of Joglaresa perform songs, kept alive through centuries of tradition - a colourful and timeless kaleidoscope of Occident and Orient and the 11th to the 21st century.
Michael was for 15 years Director of Music of the Priory Church of Our Lady and St Cuthbert, Worksop, is currently a founder member of Mvsica Donvm Dei, and harpsichordist for the chamber trio Continuum. Michael plays his own Flemish-type harpsichord built in 1984 in the style of instruments by Andries Ruckers. He lives in Newark.
Saturday 29th February in St. Mary's Church, Totnes at 7.30pm
Elizabeth Walker flute
Michael Overbury harpsichord
Sebastian Comberti cello
Continuum has performed three successive candlelit concerts in Wells Cathedral on Saint Cecelia’s Day. Last year, the ensemble performed in Handel and Hendrix house in London, and for the Funtington Music Group in the Chapel of the University of Chichester, where Continuum will return in 2021. A recent YouTube recording was made live in Handel and Hendrix House and can be viewed by following this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAMdUXKIrgE
Elizabeth Walker teaches flute at the specialist music school in Wells and runs the summer course, ‘Flutes in Tuscany’. Her first solo CD recording of Telemann Fantasias won critical acclaim, “if you like her sound as much as I do, you will want to listen to them over and over again” BFS. She has also recorded the Flute Sonatas by J.S. Bach with Continuum and recorded a CD of Schubert’s works for flute and piano for ‘Devine Music’ using a Louis Lot flute, no 435 coupled with Chopin's original Ignace Pleyel piano from 1848. She has given solo recitals in London, Holland, Toronto, Chicago and most recently, Orlando (2018).
Elizabeth has published two award winning study books, ‘Baroque Flute Studies’ and ‘Baroque Studies for Modern Flute’ (Best Flute Method NFA 2015/17) and has arranged and recorded ‘Four Strauss Songs’ and ‘Mendelssohn – Four Songs Without Words’ for two flutes and piano, published by Alry Publications.
Born in London, Sebastian Comberti, studied in Italy with Amedeo Baldovino and later with Derek Simpson and Sidney Griller at the Royal Academy of Music. He was a founder member of the Bochmann Quartet until 1983 when he became principal cello with the London Mozart Players. He plays with a number of chamber groups including Trio Goya and Divertimenti. A keen interest in historically informed performance has resulted in participation with a great many of London’s period instrument groups, appearing as principal cello and soloist with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Hanover Band. As a member of several chamber groups he has recorded for CRD, EMI, Harmonia Mundi, Hyperion, Meridian, Phoenix and RCA and CPO.
In April 2001 Sebastian Comberti founded the Cd label Cello Classics, devoted to recordings of rare repertoire and artists, himself releasing several Cds of sonatas by Boccherini, Stephen Paxton and early 19th Century works with fortepiano, and concertos by Haydn and Zumsteeg with the OAE.
Michael Overbury‘s early musical influences centered on Farnham and London. At his local Parish Church his organ teacher Stephen Thomson inspired in him a love of the harpsichord. Whilst still at school he gave a number of first performances in the Farnham Festival. Horizons broadened with an Organ Scholarship to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he read music. Harpsichord tuition continued with Kenneth Gilbert. Michael has been an assisting organ scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, Assistant Organist at New College, Oxford, a deputy organist and choir master at St Alban’s Abbey, Director of Music at Eagle House Prep School, Master of the Song School at Newark, Nottinghamshire and, for 25 years, Director of Music of Nottingham Boys Choir.
J.S. Bach: Master of melody and harmony
A timeless collection of solo and chamber works for flute, cello and harpsichord