The Mallard Oboe Trio (Anna Cooper: Cor Anglais; Susan Frost: Oboe; Laura Manning: Oboe) has been delighting audiences since 1987.
The trio has recently played at the Banqueting House, Whitehall, The Savoy Hotel, the Royal Academy of Arts and at the Guildhall, London in the presence of the Lord Mayor of London. They have also provided foyer music for the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican Centre, The Royal National Theatre and for the Wigmore Hall's annual "Christmas Cracker", and taken part in the Covent Garden Street Festival.
The combination of two oboes and a cor Anglais provides a wealth of musical material. Their repertoire spans four centuries, encompassing works from Bach, Handel and Beethoven through George Gershwin and Stephen Sondheim. Good alternative to a traditional string quartet.
A string quartet like you've never seen before! The instruments are traditional, but that's about it. They do jazz and popular music with classical instruments and have plenty of audience participation.
Jonty is our go to Jazz man – he can put together anything from small trios/quartets up to full scale bands. Music can be sultry background jazz for drinks receptions, more upbeat for walk ups or at the end of the evening, or even full on Hot Club de Paris Django Rheinhart style gypsy jazz.
Jonty Fisher Trio
The sole aim of the string quartet Status Cymbal is to delight. Since 1988, all kinds of audience have been beguiled by their unique blend of musical styles, from established classical works through operetta, musical comedy and jazz to witty and sparkling arrangements of the latest in popular music.
The Totties are Paul Smith and Carolyn Allen. Together as Opera Tottie, they perform non serious opera works, with the emphasis on fun and frivolity. If you like opera you'll appreciate them and if you hate opera you'll love them, as it's all very tongue in cheek. They can also write and perform a special one off piece about the company/directors etc (exact content up to you of course).