Originally founded in 2017, but re-formed post-pandemic, Endelienta Baroque comprises some of the country's most talented young performers on historical instruments. Our aim is simple - to revel in the joy of performing music from many baroque repertories, and to invite our audiences to participate in that joy. We often collaborate with other ensembles for larger-scale vocal works, In 2022, to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the composer's death, we presented the music of Heinrich Schütz and many lesser-known contemporaries at Barnes Music Festival, Beverley Chamber Music Festival, and at St Cuthbert's Church, Earl's Court. 2023 sees us tour a programme of Restoration Suites, as well as our EarthSong project, in which we will use Handel's Nine German Arias, along with newly-penned works, as a means of exploring our environment and the ecological crises we face, in a series of concerts and school workshops in London and Cornwall.
Festive! Baroque: Concertos by Candlelight - London, December 2022
Handel: Messiah (with Ensemble Pro Victoria) - London, December 2022
Praise and Contemplation: The Music of Heinrich Schütz - Beverley/London, Autumn 2022
Aboiement Continuel (Continual Screaming): The French Baroque - Bury St Edmunds/Cornwall, Autumn 2021
Below you can find out more about some of our players:
Seb Gillot - Keyboards/Director
Born in London, Seb is a freelance organist, harpsichordist and conductor. A prize-winning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, he has given solo recitals at St Paul’s, Westminster and Coventry Cathedrals, as well as at the Three Choirs Festival. He is continually in demand as a continuo player and early keyboard specialist, playing with groups including The Hanover Band and Eboracum Baroque. He is a founding member of Endelienta Baroque.
In 2021 Seb was Assistant Music Director for Hampstead Garden Opera’s production of Cavalli’s L’Egisto, and returned to HGO in 2022 as Music Director for a double bill of Dido and Aeneas/Venus and Adonis. He is the Organist of St Cuthbert’s, Philbeach Gardens, where he is also the Project Manager of the Organ Restoration Appeal, established to restore the church’s magnificent Hunter organ. He is the Musical Director of Cantanti Camerati of Richmond and accompanist of Kingston Orpheus Choir. When not at a keyboard or 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.
Jacob Garside - 'Cello/Viola da Gamba/Bass Violin
Jacob is a freelance cellist and viola da gamba player, based in London. He has played orchestrally for St James Baroque, OAE, La Nuova Musica, AAM, The Instruments of Time and Truth, Oxford Bach Soloists, Gabrieli Consort, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Det Norske Blåseensemble. A keen chamber musician, he has played for Rachel Podger’s Brecon Baroque, Spiritato, Opera Settecento and the viol consorts Fretwork, Newes Vialles and London Viols (on both tenor and bass viols). In 2020, Jacob was a founding member of The Hampstead Collective, where their monthly concert series is in the midst of its third year. He attended the RAM studying baroque cello and viol with Jonathan Manson, and the RCM studying viol with Richard Boothby and Reiko Ichise. Supported by the Enlightenment and Hill Scholarships respectively. Jacob is the cello and viol tutor at Baroque Week, a summer residential course for HIP students. In 2023 he will join English Touring Opera for their Spring Tour, and he is looking forward to continuing his learning of bow repair and re-hairing.
Maxim Del Mar - Violin
British violinist Maxim Del Mar is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music, where he studied Baroque violin with Adrian Butterfield. A music graduate from the University of York, where he began to explore historically-informed performance, Maxim has gone on to specialise in this field, performing a wealth of solo, chamber, and orchestral music spanning from Monteverdi to Beethoven and beyond on original set-ups. Chamber music forms a large part of Maxim's musical life, and he is an active member of emerging chamber ensembles including Ensemble La Notte, Endelienta Baroque, Eboracum Baroque and Lilium Convallium, with whom he participated in the Brighton Early Music Festival Scheme. He is a regular member of the Hanover Band and the London Handel Orchestra, and has also performed with Florilegium, Instruments of Time & Truth, BBC singers, London Early Opera and Solomon’s Knot, whilst also enjoying London and the wider UK’s bustling early music freelance scene.