Ensemble The Party
“… from the mid-1860s. During both spring and autumn the band of musicians around Mr and Mrs Lemmens-Sherrington (also named ‘party’), tour for a period of six weeks, performing in the English provinces about every evening. Sometimes there are two concerts in one day, with different programmes ... "
A musical group with names such as violinist Henry Vieuxtemps, bassist Giovanni Bottesini, harmonium Player Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens, and his wife Helen Sherrington, a famous soprano at that time.
Hendrickje van Kerckhove, Bart Rodyns, Eliot Lawson and Lode Leire bring this 'Party' back to life.
The very original lineup with "pressure harmonium" is therefore the starting point. The former repertoire is supplemented by new programs.
(1) Orgelkunst, Vol 35, No 3, Sep 2012, A. Focquaert