Lacrime Amorose

       Lauren Armishaw : Soprano 
       Sarah Ridy : Baroque Harp
       Jan Cizmar  : Theorbo, Lute, Baroque Guitar

       (For more information about individual members of the group in Dutch click here)

Lacrime Amorose is a new baroque ensemble specialising in music from Italy and England in the 17th century. Our name (meaning Amorous Tears), embodies both the Pleasures and Pains of love; just as the music which we perform portrays both joy and suffering, typical of 17th century love songs.

Lacrime Amorose perform songs and instrumental music by well-known composers Purcell, Dowland, Morley, Monteverdi, Frescobaldi and Caccini as well as lesser known composers Kapsberger, d'India, Castaldi, Strozzi & Mazzocchi.

Formed in 2003, while the members were studying at the Royal Conservatoire, Den Haag they have given concerts throughout The Netherlands & Europe. The members come from New Zealand, England and Czech Republic and individually have performed and recorded with some of Europe's leading baroque ensembles, working with Christina Pluhar, Gabriel Garrido, Mike Fentross, Nigel North, Michael Chance and Andrew Lawrence-King.  The group also invites guest musicians to join for certain programmes.  For the 2010/2011 Season they will be joined by gamba player Heidi Groeger.


Recent concerts of Lacrime Amorose include

"ROMA-AMOR", Dec 2009 Capitoline Museum, Rome, Italy (Roma Festival Barocco)
"Duets of Love and Lament", April 2009 Oud Woelwijk, Voorschoten (Stichting Musica Antica), with guest soprano, Mirjam Feijer
"Duets of Love and Lament", Jan 2009 Wognum and Reghthuys, Nieuwkoop, with guest soprano, Mirjam Feijer
"All my torments", June 2008 Kasteel Singraven, Denekamp (Stichting Kasteelconcerten)
"Songs of Love and Lament", Jan 2007 NIAS, Wassenaar
"All my torments", Mar 2007 De Rode Kamer, Zeeland
"All my torments", Mar 2007 Barthkapel, Den Haag
"Songs of Love and Lament", Sept 2007 Paushuize, Utrecht Festival Oude Muziek Fringe)
"Music for Maria Theresia", Oct 2007 Kunin Castle, Czech Republic



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