Camerata Tinta Barocca
Camerata Tinta Barocca, founded by Quentin Crida in July 2004, is a baroque ensemble of string players with harpsichord. (The name is derived from the musicians’ passion for baroque music and red wine…).
The ensemble’s members include some of Cape Town’s finest musicians. Their concerts have met with critical acclaim in the Cape Times and Die Burger, and have been broadcast on Fine Music Radio and SAFM.
Playing music almost exclusively from the baroque era, they invite soloists to perform with them in oratorios as well as in wind, keyboard, and string concertos.
Playing mostly on modern instruments, but increasingly now on period instruments with gut strings and baroque bows, they strive to inject fresh energy and feeling into some of the most wonderful music written.
Since 2004, CTB has given monthly concerts mostly in the Cape Town area. They have performed in St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town City Hall, Baxter Concert Hall, St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Greenpoint), Endler Hall (Stellenbosch), as well as venues throughout the Cape Peninsula, Franschhoek, Oudtshoorn, Hermanus and Paarl.
Their soloists have included amongst others: Christopher Ainslie (counter tenor), Zoë Beyers (violin), Erik Dippenaar (harpsichord/organ), Vicente Espi (violin) and Liesl Stoltz (flute).
They expand their numbers to perform with local choirs: St George’s Singers, Philharmonia Choir, Libertas Choir and Audivi Vocal Ensemble.
They annually give a concert for young soloists as well as performing to people who are either unable financially or physically to attend their concerts, as part of their “Sunshine Tour.”
The ensemble has an associated trust, The Camerata Tinta Barocca Music Charitable Trust, which has Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) status.
Their patrons are Dr Barry Smith and Erik Dippenaar.
Publish 9 July 2012
- Contact Person:
- Quentin Crida
- Cape Town
- Street Address:
- 66 Clovelly Road, Clovelly, 7975
- +27 (0)21 782-2778
- +27 (0)83 684 7318