Theresa Caudle’s long career in the field of Early Music started on the cornett as
a teenager, when she became leader of The London Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble. She
subsequently became increasingly active as a baroque violinist, playing with many
of the leading period-
Theresa directs her own ensemble, Canzona, and frequently directs several other ensembles here and abroad, including The Croatian Baroque Ensemble and Salisbury Baroque. She is a regular leader of The Hanover Band and also leads Orpheus Britannicus, resident ensemble at Trinity Hall College, Cambridge. Theresa is also a member of The Monteverdi String Band and The London Handel Orchestra as well as playing regularly with The Sixteen and with English Touring Opera in the Old Street Band. Theresa’s rare skill at combining cornett and violin playing is demonstrated on her solo CD of 17th century Italian sonatas, “Violino o Cornetto”, on the Nimbus Alliance label.
Theresa is well-
Theresa also has considerable experience in organising and promoting concerts. Since the formation of Canzona in 1992 she has promoted programmes of chamber music with the ensemble in St. George’s, Hanover Square; Magdalen College, Oxford; St. Peter’s, Hurstbourne Tarrant and The Church of the Ascension, Burghclere. On a rather grander scale, she organised performances where Canzona was joined by the Holst Singers in Bach’s B Minor Mass in Romsey Abbey and his St. Matthew Passion in Salisbury Cathedral.
© Eric Richmond