Monday 11th July, 2022
The evening of Summer Music, performed as a social and fund-raising event for Cumbria Singers, took place in the historical setting of the Great Hall in the stately home of Hutton-in-the-Forest. As President of Cumbria Singers, Lady Inglewood had offered the venue to Cumbria Singers to use for this occasion.
|The audience waiting for the concert to begin
Katharine May and Michael Sanderson established Eden Baroque after moving to Cumbria in 2017 with the aim of bringing well-known and less-performed baroque chamber music to as wide an audience as possible.
|Katharine and Michael performing
The programme of 17th & 18th Century Songs included the works of Handel, Arne, Purcell and Downland with historical anecdotes provided by Katharine and Michael adding additional humour and background information to the music.
|Katharine relating an amusing anecdote
Katharine accompanied Michael on the harpsichord and also played several solo pieces. Michael sang the songs and also played his baroque violin, which required frequent tuning because of its gut strings and the humid weather conditions!
|Michael playing his baroque violin
John Crouch provided a sumptuous selection of canapés which guests enjoyed before the concert began and during the interval. It was a delightful way to spend a summer evening!
|Making friends in the tea room
We are grateful to Will Hall for permission to use his photographs of this event.