Founded at St Endellion, Cornwall, in 2017, we are an ensemble specialising in the performance on historically appropriate instruments of a wide variety of Baroque music. With an emphasis on thoughtful and heartfelt interpretation, we invite our audiences to participate in the joy and amicability we find when we play our instruments.
Our journey began with a concert in September 2017 in the collegiate church of St Endellion, North Cornwall, a place which has become something of a spiritual home for us. Since our formation, we have given concerts ranging from chamber music performances in small, intimate settings, to performances of larger vocal works, such as Bach's Mass in B minor. Past performances have included:
- Cantatas for Advent (St Cuthbert's Church, Earl's Court)
- Baroque Treasures: Music for a Summer's Evening (St James' Church, Hampton Hill)
- The Genius of Handel (St Endellion, North Cornwall)
- Bach: Mass in B Minor (with Kingston Orpheus Choir; St Andrew's Church, Surbiton)
- Devotions: Sacred Music for the Baroque - cantatas from Buxtehude's Membra Jesu
Nostri (with Cantanti Camerati)
Below you can find out more about our principal members:
Seb Gillot - Keyboards/Director
Born in London, Seb is a freelance organist, harpsichordist, conductor and teacher. A prize-winning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and recipient of the Worshipful Company of Musicians' Silver Medal, he has given solo recitals at St Paul’s, Westminster and Coventry Cathedrals, as well as at the Three Choirs Festival.
Fostering a love of early music at university, he studied organ with Andrew Arthur and William Whitehead, and harpsichord with Andrew Arthur and Terence Charlston. He plays continuo with a number of ensembles, including the Hanover Band, Eboracum Baroque and Canzona. He is the Organist at St Cuthbert’s, Philbeach Gardens and the Musical Director of Cantanti Camerati of Richmond. As well as looking ahead towards an exciting year with Endelienta Baroque, this year he embarks on a cycle of the complete organ symphonies of Louis Vierne, who celebrates his 150th anniversary in 2020. When not at a keyboard/in front of a choir, he retreats to the great outdoors whenever the opportunity arises!
Rosalind Ridout - Flute
With a focus on creativity and imagination, Rosalind is an adventurous and versatile flute player. Rosalind’s performance interests lie primarily in the baroque and contemporary repertories. A founding member of Endelienta Baroque, she is also a founding member of SHOAL, an experimental quartet which specialises in immersive experiences. Much of Rosalind’s work is informed by movement, space, and music’s relationship to the body, opening up research avenues exploring Dalcroze Eurhythmics.
Rosalind is able to apply her performance-based research in her role as Director of Music at the Jack of Jill Family of Schools in Hampton, London.
A music graduate of the University of Cambridge, Rosalind previously spent a year studying at the Guildhall School of Music with Philippa Davies, and later pursued her Masters at the Royal Northern College of Music as an ABRSM scholar.
Ridout R and Habron J (2020) Three Flute Players’ Lived Experiences of Dalcroze Eurhythmics in Preparing Contemporary Music for Performance. Front. Educ. 5:18.
Rachel Kay - 'Cello
Rachel first took up the baroque cello whilst studying for an MA in performance at the Royal Academy of Music, where she learnt modern cello with Guy Johnston and baroque cello with Joseph Crouch. On baroque cello, she participated in historical performance projects and masterclasses with Jonathan Manson, Tabea Debus, Rachel Podger and Margaret Faultless. After finishing her studies, Rachel became increasingly involved in historical performance, and joined Endelienta Baroque.
On the modern cello, Rachel has performed frequently with the Façade Ensemble and the Janus Ensemble, both of which specialise in contemporary music. She is also currently taking part in an experimental multimedia project exploring how music and visual arts can respond to the climate and ecological crisis.
Alongside cello performance, Rachel has a long-standing interest in public policy. She holds a BA in Human, Social and Political Sciences with First Class Honours and an MPhil in Development Studies with Distinction from Pembroke College, Cambridge. She works as a researcher for the High Pay Centre, a think tank focussing on economic inequality.
Maxim Del Mar - Violin
British violinist Maxim Del Mar is studying at the Royal College of Music, London, for a Master of Performance in Historical Violin with Adrian Butterfield, where he is an RCM Scholar supported by a Musicians' Company Lambert Studentship. Maxim graduated from the University of York in 2017 with a First Class degree in Music and won the John Paynter Prize for an outstanding contribution to the musical life of the Department. It was during this time that Maxim began to explore historically-informed performance, and since picking up a baroque violin, Maxim has gone on to perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, the Concerto for Violin and Oboe, and ‘Summer’ from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, as well as a growing wealth of chamber music. He has performed with many leading period ensembles including the Hanover Band, I Fagiolini, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, London Handel Orchestra and Players, and Florilegium, whilst being an active member of a variety of emerging chamber ensembles including Endelienta Baroque, Ensemble Echos, and Ensemble La Notte.