Emma Kirkby and the Purcell Quartet
Type: Concert
Date: Thursday 24 June 1999

Emma Kirkby: Soprano
Purcell Quartet
Catherine Mackintosh violin
Catherine Weiss violin
Richard Woolley harpsichord
Richard Boothby viola da gamba and cello
Handel: Trio Sonata in G major Op. 5 No. 4
Purcell: O Solitude, Pavan in Bb, The Entrance of Night, The Evening Hymn
Rameau: Orphée
Leclair: Sonata in F major Op. 4 No. 4
Handel: Alpestre Monte


From the 1999 programme note:

"For two decades, Kirkby's clear, agile voice has epitomised the pure sound of early music singing. She remains one of the treasures of the music world" (Toronto Globe and Mail).

The Purcell Quartet is probably the most stable ensemble in the early music scene. Founded in 1983, through nearly 30 recordings of a huge range of repertory, they have established themselves as leaders in the area of baroque chamber music. During their 15 years together, the group has toured the world, including the USA, South America, all countries of Europe and regular visits to t0 Japan for over ten years.

Parking Map for St Peter's Church, Shaldon


St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon, TQ14 0DB


1. Long Stay Public Carpark ½ mile from the church, reached through the village or off the A379 coast road to Torquay, postcode TQ14 0HP – 381 spaces, “pay & display” during the day but free after 6.00pm. Allow 15 minutes for the blue walking route shown.
2. Short Stay Public Carpark, opposite the church, postcode TQ14 0BP – 48 spaces, “pay & display” subject to a short stay 4 hour limit during the day but free after 6.00pm.
3. Extra parking – limited space adjoining the recreation ground reached from Ringmore Road but with easy pedestrian access to the Church along the estuary embankment. If using this area, please park “tidily” to maximise the usable space; this area is only available for parking as a special arrangement for the Festival.


Please telephone Malcolm Watson on 01626 873492 if you need help with letting someone alight at the church and/or need seating space for a wheelchair. In addition, there are a very few parking spaces close to the church which we can reserve for those with mobility difficulties on a first come, first served, basis.