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Kaffeehaus Culture ~ Bach, Handel & Telemann

The Brook Street Band holding their instruments

The Brook Street Band
Saturday 1st October 2022

Bar by cash donation

We are thrilled to welcome to St. Mary the award-winning Brook Street Band ~ it promises to be a special experience from one of the country’s foremost baroque bands. The Brook Street Band celebrates music by three of the most famous German baroque composers whose music was regularly heard at the famous Zimmerman Kaffeehaus in Leipzig.

The Programme

Introduction from Tatty Theo

Bach BWV 1038 in G major

Handel Op.5 No.6 in F major

Telemann Trio Sonata g minor

Interval ~ Bar by cash donation

Telemann Suite B minor

Bach BWV 1039

Handel Op. 2 No. 4 F

‘There’s something that’s really warm, effortless and relaxed about a Brook Street show. The musicians clearly enjoy each other’s work, as of course so we, the audience! Lovely programming, great musicianship…’  Petworth Festival

About Kaffeehaus Culture

Bach, Handel and Telemann were all born within four years of each other, yet their music highlights the differences in their musical lives. Telemann and Handel both ventured outside Germany and explored Italian, French and English influences; Bach never left his country of birth, yet his music transcends physical boundaries.

Performances at the Kaffeehaus were known for their relaxed and spontaneous nature, a chance for players to try out new repertoire in varying instrumental combinations. Our programme reflects that, championing one of the most popular 18th-century mediums, the trio sonata.


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Find Out About The Brook Street Band

Lisete da Silva Bull (baroque flute and recorder) ♦ Kathryn Parry (baroque violin) ♦ Tatty Theo (baroque cello) ♦ Carolyn Gibley (harpsichord)

Tatty Talks Kaffehaus Culture on R3 podcast


The Brook Street Band is firmly established as one of the country’s foremost interpreters of Handel’s music. The name comes from the street in London’s Mayfair where Handel lived and composed for most of his working life. The Band has performed and taught extensively at prestigious British and European Festivals, and regularly broadcasts for the BBC. Its extensive discography has received high critical acclaim with accolades including Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice and a Grammy longlisting.

‘Finely balanced, deliciously spiced, infectiously musical!’  BBC Radio 3

‘The Brook Street Band has a trademark playing style that’s communicative, energetic and very very zingy in every department… in chamber music from this period, you won’t find more winning and winsome playing.’ Classic FM


 Photo credit: Dan Bridge Photography

Note: we charge a small booking fee to help cover our costs