St Bride's: Music - Omnes Musica

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Omnes Musica

Thursday, 1 September at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Omnes MusicaOmnes Musica

Joe Harper - oboe

Madeleine Ridd - cello


Eugène Bozza

                Contrast 1

Jean Hotteterre

                La Noce Champêtre




                         Marche du retour


                        Ouverture du Festin

                        1er air






Astor Piazzolla arr. M-F Mathieu


Astor Piazzolla & Guy Favreau arr. M-F Mathieu

                Romantico Idilio


Jose Vieira Brandao

                Duo para oboé e violoncelo


Josef Fiala

                Duet for oboe and cello in C


Omnes Musica is a chamber ensemble dedicated to contemporary and rarely-played music from other eras. The ensemble, based in London, is conducted and directed by its founder, Canadian conductor Marie-France Mathieu. Omnes Musica performs from a repertoire of contemporary music by working with established and emerging composers. In doing so, the ensemble provides a showcase for contemporary composers by playing their compositions and collaborating with them on their artistic projects. Omnes Musica gave the UK première of Lucid Dream from the brilliant American composer Jonathan Russell, now based in the UK.

The ensemble also performs the rarely-played music repertoire from other eras with the purpose of unearthing and presenting unknown or hidden musical jewels for the audience. With this in mind, the repertoire of OM includes composers such as Josef Fiala, Franz Christoph Neubauer, Johann Nepomuk David and numerous anonymous compositions. Placing great importance on emerging music, artists, arts and media, Omnes Musica enjoys mixing technologies and other forms of art and music. The ensemble reunites outstanding emerging musicians.

Madeleine Ridd (cello) is an extra player with the BBC Philharmonic, teacher and lead cellist with the orchestra FeMusa. Joe Harper (oboe) is increasingly in demand in Europe with orchestras, and for recording and educational projects. *Omnes Musica means 'all music' in Latin.