Venetian Graces



About Canzona

Theresa Caudle


Concert Diary



Director: Theresa Caudle

CANZONA is one of England’s leading ensembles specialising in the performance of baroque music on period instruments. Between them, the players of Canzona have a large collection of original instruments and modern copies, which they use in their quest to recreate sounds appropriate for repertoire from Monteverdi to Mozart.

CANZONA’S exciting programmes of chamber music have been enthusiastically received by audiences and critics alike. The unusual versatility of the director Theresa Caudle, who plays both the violin and cornett, creates the stimulus for a flexible line-up of wind and string instruments. Canzona aims to present a variety of familiar and lesser known repertoire to create interesting and appealing programmes, spanning the whole baroque period from around 1600 to 1750. Canzona particularly enjoys working together with singers and has performed with many distinguished soloists such as Philippa Hyde, James Bowman, and Peter Harvey.

CANZONA regularly provides orchestras or smaller ensembles for choirs, for works such as Monteverdi’s Vespers, Purcell’s Odes, and the great choral works of Bach and Handel.

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“There is no other team of musicians that comes anywhere close!” - Brian Kay

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Malta: Canzona’s “Venetian Graces” programme received a further performance in January 2016 at the Valletta International Baroque Festival in Malta to a large and appreciative audience in the beautiful 16th century Venetian-style throne room in the Presidential Palace.

The follow-up programme “Venetian Passions” is premiered in October 2016 in Hampshire and Edinburgh.

Summer 2016 also saw two performances with the Choir of the Chapel Royal in The Queen’s Chapel, St James’ Palace - a concert to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, and a Sunday morning service.

Forthcoming concerts include liaisons with two new choirs - Messiah with the Stroud Choral Society and St John Passion with the Bath Choral Society; together with Bach’s B Minor Mass and Christmas Oratorio in two concerts as part of the Bristol Bach Choir’s 50th Anniversary season. We will also be returning to Leith Hill Musical Festival in March for a St Matthew Passion with their new conductor, Jonathan Willcocks, and to  Chelmsford Cathedral  for another Messiah in May - see the Diary page for full details.

Site last updated: 9 September  2016

Contact us……

For further information please e-mail or contact:

Jill Caudle, General Manager - 118 Wise Lane, East Knoyle, Salisbury, Wilts SP3 6AB   Tel: 01747 830625  Fax: 0843 290 9026  


Polly Smith, Marketing Manager - 32 Gatwick Road, London SW18 5UF  Tel: 020 8425 9298  e-mail:

Theresa Caudle, Director - Apple Tree Cottage, Well Street, Burghclere, Nr Newbury, Berkshire RG20 9HS  


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Bach Double Violin Concerto - Vivace.

Played by Theresa Caudle and Jean Paterson with Canzona in a live concert in Wells Cathedral, 2007.

Canzona:Jean Paterson, Mark Caudle, Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross

Bach Vivace.WMA