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Peter McCarthy - violone player

Welcome to my website!  

I play a variety of different bass (and double bass) string instruments.  

May 4th  at 7.30 pm

St. James' Baroque & BBC Singers at Milton Court in an all Handel programme!

 

May 15th at 7pm                                         Westminster Abbey Choir & St. James' Baroque directed by James O'Donnell

at Westminster Abbey.  Music by Purcell and Charpentier.  Part of the London Festival of Baroque Music.

PHOTO Paul Tucker

In 2002 I started a concert series in Walthamstow, London E17 - Music in the Village.

NEWS

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My edition of the Capuzzi double bass concerto edition is available for free use on IMSLP.  

You can find the preface on this website on the Lectures page .  

A concise note for composers writing new music

for old instruments is now also on my lectures

page; during the 20th century many myths and misunderstandings have arisen - high time to

dispel them.

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London Viols                                                               PHOTO Paul Tucker

For St James' Baroque  I play violone and violone grosso, and sometimes large bass violin.

Here are London Viols, a group I decided to start in 2016, rehearsing at St. Michael and All Angels in Walthamstow, London E17.

Anna Alcock is Artist in Residence for the Music in the Village 2017-18 season.

For twenty four years, I was the bass player for the English Concert.  In 2003 I volunteered myself to manage the ensemble too and ended up running it for twelve years.  Be careful what you volunteer for!

Amici Voices                    

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I spent Wednesday morning last week examining performance material for the Messiah, gifted by Handel to the Foundling Hospital.  Many thanks to the Foundling Museum for their kindness - if you haven't been, I really recommend a visit!