Past Projects

Thanks to kind support from the Continuo Foundation we have been able to programme a series of 'Little Things in Odd Shapes' - music by lesser known composers, and for less usual combinations of instruments.

The first two concerts of this series was also part of Baroquestock:Off the Road in October 2021. You can watch those performances below.

Please note that the'Forgotten Instruments' concert scheduled originally for Friday 21st January has had to be postponed - the new date for this is Friday 11th March. This is due to coronavirus related disruption and our apologies to anyone affected.

It's not too late to join us IN PERSON for our last three concerts -

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Saturday 5th Feb 7.30pm
‘Travelling Virtuosi’
Istante Collective & Hilary Cronin

J.Haydn(arr.Rosinak) - extract from "The Creation"
L.Boccherini - cello concerto in D G470
W.A.Mozart - "non mi dir bell'idol mio" aria from Don Giovanni

~ Interval with Focaccia and Drinks ~

L.A.Lebrun - oboe concerto n.2 in G minor
L.Boccherini - minuet/fandango from quintet G436
A.Martin y Soler - "guardami un poco" aria from la Capricciosa Corretta

Istante Collective
soprano - Hilary Cronin | violins - Gabriella Jones, Christiane Eidsten Dahl
viola - Elitsa Bogdanova | cello - Alex Rolton
double bass - John Henry Baker | oboe - Nicola Barbagli

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Thursday 3rd March 7.30pm
‘Reimagining A String Quartet’
Consone Quartet & Istante Collective

M. Haydn - sextet in G HM518 for viola, oboe, bassoon, 2 horns, double bass
J.Haydn - String quartet op. 71 n.2 in D

~ Interval with Focaccia and Drinks ~

F. A. Hoffmeister - cassation in F for flute, oboe, viola, 2 horns, bassoon
P. Wranitzky - divertimento in Eb (after Haydn's quartet op.71 n.3)

Consone Quartet
violins – Agata Darashkaite & Magda Loth Hill
viola – Elitsa Bogdanova | cello – George Ross
& Istante Collective
flute – Eva Caballero | oboe – Nicola Barbagli
bassoon – Inga Maria Klaucke | horns - Anneke Scott & Dave Horwich
double bass – John-Henry Baker

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Friday 11th March
‘Forgotten Instruments’

Istante Collective

M.Haydn - Quartet for violin, cor anglais, cello and double bass HM600
J.Haydn - Trio in F HobXI:83

~ Interval with Focaccia and Drinks ~

W.A.Mozart - Adagio and fugue (arranged after K608 for mechanical organ)
L.Gatti - Sextet in E flat for violin, viola, cello, cor anglais, bassoon, double bass

Istante Collective
violins: Gabriella Jones | viola: Elitsa Bogdonova
cello: Alex Rolton | oboe: Nicola Barbagli | Bassoon: Catriona McDermit
double bass: John-Henry Baker

Tickets are available to purchase HERE.

Past Little Things in Odd Shapes


Monday, 7th June, 2021 || 7:30 PM  

G.Ph.Telemann - Triosonata in C minor TWV42:c5 for oboe, viola, continuo
J.B.Lully - suites and dances from les Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Mancini - sonata n.1  in D minor for recorder and continuo
J.S.Bach - organ trio sonata in C Bwv529 for oboe, viola and continuo

oboe/recorders: Nicola Barbagli • viola: Elitsa Bogdanova • cello: Alex Rolton • theorbo/guitar: Johan Lofving • harpsichord: Sean Heath


Saturday,12th June, 2021 || 7:30 PM  
F.J.Haydn - quartet in F op.50n.5 HobIII:48 (version for oboe and string trio by F.Rosinack)
L.Boccherini -trio for violin, viola and cello in D op.14 n.4 G98
W.A.Mozart - quartet for oboe, violin, viola and cello in F K370

oboe: Nicola Barbagli • violin: Gabi Jones • viola: Elitsa Bogdanova • cello: Alex Rolton


Friday, 25th June, 2021 || 7:30 PM  
J.S.Bach - Cantata 'Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke' BWV84
F.Couperin - Sixième concert royaux
G.Ph.Telemann - Ouverture in E Twv55:E2: for oboe d'amore, strings and continuo

soprano: Hilary Cronin • oboe/oboe d'amore: Nicola Barbagli • violins: Sarah Bealby-Wright, Ellen Bundy • viola: Emma Alter • cello/gamba: Kate Conway • double bass: Josie Jobbis • theorbo/baroque guitar: Johan Lofving • harpsichord: Sean Heath


Sunday, 27th June, 2021 || 6:00 PM  
Baroquestock FOLK Sunday!an European tour of Songs, dances, reels, hornpipes, slangpolkas, new folk tunes, Playford's friends, baroque folk... featuring:

Willingdon House Music
Ellen Bundy - Violin • Nicola Barbagli - Accordion

& Istante Collective members -
Paul Hutchinson - Accordion • Emily Gray - Vocals
Alexis Bennett - Fiddle • Gabi Mass - Nyckelharpa

12th December 2020 - Christmas chamber concert
Candid Arts Center, London
Bach trio sonatas, Lully Dances,  Philidor sonatas, Couperin concerts royaux.


(As part of BAROQUESTOCK 2020
Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead, London)

2nd Oct - ‘Becoming Beethoven’
L.V.Beethoven - octet op.103
A.Salieri - opera arias
J.Haydn - ‘farewell symphony’
Emily Gray - Alto

3rd Oct - ‘A taste of Rameau’s Castor et Pollux’
J.Ph.Rameau - Castor et Pollux
Hilary Cronin - soprano
Xavier Hetherington - tenor
Jonathan Williams - conductor

4th Oct - ‘Home comforts with Bach’
J.S.Bach - cantata Bwv 114
J.D.Zelenka - trio sonata n.1
H.Purcell - tree upon a ground
Peter Whelan - conductor
Istante Collective


11th January 2020 - ‘Daylight Music’ at Union Chapel, London
OAE Experience & Istante Collective
Norwegian and English Baroque Folk Selection


winter/autumn 2019,  lunchtime concert series
Heath Street Baptist Church
19th Nov - Lebrun & Boccherini oboe chamber works
3rd Dic - European folkways in the baroque
10th Dic - Vivaldi & Telemann double and triple concerti


30th Oct/21st Nov/16th Dec 2019
“The new BachAble concert series”
Fidelio Caffè, London.
J.Ch.Bach, Gatti, Vanhal, Mozart, Abel, Mateis, Purcell, Handel chamber music


27th Oct 2019 - Salzburg Chocolate Divertimenti
Heath Street Baptist Church
W.A.Mozart - Divertimento in d K251,
J.Haydn arias form “L’infedeltà premiata’
Gatti - sestetto
Soloist: Emily Gray


20th May 2019 Newbury Spring Festival
A.Vivaldi - four season


(As part of BAROQUESTOCK 2019 ‘Fine Lines’Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead, London)

3rd May - Rameau’s Dardanus - concert performance
Opera Vera & Istante Collective
conductor: Jonathan williams
4th May - Mozart’s travel to Paris
W.A.Mozart - concertante K297b
M.Haydn - Requiem in C minor
Minerva Consort
conductor: John Andrews

5 - 12 May 2019 - Zelenka Marathon
Complete Trio Sonatas for 2 oboes , bassoon and continuo ZWV181
8th May - Baroque folk routes of the North
11th May 2019 - Little Things in Odd Shapes - Album Launch
Boccherini sextets and quintets, M.Haydn divertimentos, Mozart fortepiano concert K270, Haydn & Mozart concert arias
Pawel Siwczak - Fortepiano
Hilary Cronin - Soprano


2nd March 2019 -Enfield
G.Handel , Messiah
Enfield Choral society


(Hosted by Baroquestock)
15 - 20th Oct 2018 - Haydn’s Lo Speziale / The Apothecary HobXXVIII:3
Grilletta: Hilary Cronin
Volpino: Emily Gray
Mengone: William Branstorn
Sempronio: Alex Pidgeon
Conductor: John Andrews
Staging: Irene Biancalani
Design: Salvatore Tabone


4th Nov 2018  - BREMF Early music Festival Showcase , Brighton
M.Haydn - Divertimento in Bb major MH199 D.Cimarosa - Overture from Le Astuzie Femminili
J.Drushevsky - Quartet in G minor on the theme of ‘B.A.C.H.’


(As part of BAROQUESTOCK 2018 ‘No man is an island’
Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead, London)

22nd April - Bach Boys
J.S.Bach - cantata Bwv 103
J.Ch.Bach - quintet in D op.22 n.6
C.Ph.E.Bach - sinfonia in D wq183/1

24th April - lunchtime chamber concert
chamber works by Zelenka, Vivaldi, Bach,
28th April 2018 - The Haydn Brothers
M.Haydn divertimentos, J.Haydn symphony and opera aria extracts
Emily gray - Alto
John Andrews - Conductor

29th April - Bach cantata Bwv 103 /
J.B.Lully ‘Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme’
Pawel Siwczak - director


19th - 21st Feb 2018 - Una sinfonia piccola piccola..Mozart, Boccherini, Wranitzky, M.Haydn chamber music
Italian Tour - Arezzo, Florence, Prato
(ClassicAurora series, Santa Felicita Church & Mesotonica arts center respectively)


           (As part of BAROQUESTOCK 2017
Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead, London)

23rd April - Bach & Telemann J.S.Bach - orchestral suites n.1 and 2 G.Ph.Telemann -  Wassermusick

26th April - Haydn, Boccherini, Mozart
L.Boccherini - symphony op.37 n.3
J.Haydn - "Infelice Sventurata" Hob XXIVb:15
W.A.Mozart - symphony n.29 KV201
Susan Jinwey - soprano
Joel Sandelson - Conductor

29th April 2017 - A Day at the Esterhaza
Haydn symphonies 6,7,8 - Le matin, le midi, le soir
Stamitz and M.Haydn chamber music

30th April - Bach & Telemann
J.S.Bach - cantata Bwv 112,  Brandeburg concerto n.1 G.Ph.Telemann - concerto for 3 violins and 3 oboes, concert for 3 violins

1st May - Schubert Octet D803