Ensemble Meridiana: Fairest Isle


Venue Great Hall

Running time 90 minutes

Artists Ensemble Meridiana


£15 - £20 (50% off students & under 18s)

Next date 28th July 7:45 pm

Book online below

About this event

Dominique Tinguely recorder/baroque bassoon
Sarah Humphrys baroque oboe/recorder
Sabine Stoffer baroque violin
Tore Eketorp viola da gamba
Christian Kjos harpsichord


Henry Purcell – King Arthur and Fairy Queen Suites

William Williams – Sonata in Imitation of Birds

Nicola Matteis – Ground after Scotch Humour; Ayres for the Violin

Matthew Locke – Suite for two viols

Thomas Baltzar – John Come Kiss Me Now


Don’t miss:

Fretwork playing Bach’s Art of Fugue
In Echo reveling in Venetian music
Pleasures and Passsions directed by Robert Howarth
The Virtuoso Recorder: Jill Kemp


Since its formation in 2006, multi award-winning Ensemble Meridiana has established itself as one of Europe’s finest Baroque ensembles of its generation. The five members come from four different countries; they all met during their studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland where they specialised in early music. They are the winners of three major international competitions: the International Telemann Competition (2007, Germany), the International Young Artists Competition (2009, UK) and the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik der Händel-Gesellschaft Göttingen (2011, Germany).

Ensemble Meridiana has performed concerts in many prestigious international festivals, including Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music London, Freunde Alter Musik Basel, Magdeburg Telemann Festival, Leipzig Bach Archive Summer Concerts, Bach’s house in Eisenach, York Early Music Christmas Festival, and London King’s Place. Major concert tours have taken them to Norway, Romania, Ireland, Finland and Switzerland.

About our Summer Concerts

This concert is part of the Dartington International Summer School & Festival, a month-long musical celebration, encompassing shared music making, learning and listening.

Our extensive public concert series utilises a faculty of internationally renowned and emerging musicians to create a stunning cross-genre programme of over 100 concerts and events. Set against the backdrop of Dartington’s striking medieval Great Hall, the Summer School’s concert series presents the highest levels of performance in a carefully curated collection of classic works and “made for Dartington” exclusives. Full listings for the Summer School concert series can be found here.

If you are interested in taking part in one of Summer School’s music courses, you can find out further details here.

Food and drink

Head up to the Dartington estate early to enjoy our pre-concert food offerings. The Green Table café will be staying open late during the festival, plating up fresh and seasonal local food and drinks. Next to the Great Hall, The White Hart restaurant and bar will be serving a selection of food, along with a broad range of quality drinks and between concert nibbles.

Book now

Select a time below to begin your online booking. You can also contact our Box Office daily, 1–7pm.
Phone: 01803 847070 | boxoffice@dartington.org

Sunday 28th July

Visiting Dartington Hall

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite, and enjoy award-winning food and drink in our cafes and restaurants.

About us

Dartington is an old place with a new story.

The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.

This idea is as true today is it ever was.