An evening of 17th century music from the Court, Theatre and Tavern


On Sunday 1st December at 6pm​​​​ Saraband will be presenting an early evening entertainment as part of  the Baroquestock Autumn/Winter Series at Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead NW3.

Music from the sorrowful Pavans of Matthew Locke and sumptuous sonorities of Henry Purcell, to tunes by celebrated violinists of the day: Nicola Matteis, Davis Mell, John Eccles and superstar Italian – Corelli. An exciting time for the violin in Britain as it emerged from being used mainly for dancing into a hugely popular instrument to learn amongst gentlemen amateurs and soon established itself as the King of instruments!

We are thrilled to have our very own Thesp, Robert Maskell – still smelling of greasepaint from his run in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ – to take us into the world of the Theatre and Tavern with stories, songs and gossip from the greatest wits of the age, including the famous scurvy poet, Tom D’Urfey.

The Baroquestock Apothecary bar will be open from 5pm and after the show for drinks and homemade focaccia.

Tickets £12/£5 students on the door £10 in advance from

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