Les Amours Baroques is the title of a stunning concert organised by Association La Maison de la Fontaine and given by London Baroque together with the soprano Emma Kirkby on Saturday 24th April 2010 at Laàs Church in the Béarn des Gaves, SW France.
Over 200 people crowded into the small church to hear the magical performances of Emma Kirkby, Charles Medlam (basse de viole 1680), Ingrid Seifert (violin - Jacobus Steiner 1661) and Steven Devine (Harpsichord).
Sean Rawnsley built the harpsichord, a replica of an old instrument, which sounded delightful.
The programme encompassed the works of Henry Purcell (1658-1695), F Couperin (1668 - 1773), GF Handel (1685-1759), Marin Marais (1656-1728), JJ Froberger (1616-1667) and Michel de Montéclair (1667-1737).
It is with great pleasure that we can announce that London Baroque and Emma Kirkby will be returning to the region for the period 7th and 10th of April 2011.