Eboracum Baroque was formed in 2012 at the University of York. The group expanded to include young professionals from across the UK and is now based in Cambridge. They perform regularly across the UK and Europe and have formed notable partnerships with the National Trust and Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary.
Originally the ensemble was formed as part of the undergraduate dissertation of Chris Parsons with the performing of new editions created by Chris of the composers, Michel Richard De Lalande (1657-1726) and Andre Campra (1660-1744). The music was particularly focused around Grand Motets by both composers and orchestral suites including an excellent suite for Trumpets by De Lalande. The first performance of these works and of the ensemble was at Beverley Minster on Saturday 3rd March 2012.
The group continued to perform at the University of York and took a performance of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas to the Edinburgh Fringe for a week long run. The Edinburgh trip also included a concert featuring Charpentier’s Te Deum and Bach’s Cantata BWV 51.