16 Jan 2023

Arcangelo make historic film at the Wren Library

New film is also Arcangelo's first-ever dedicated music video production.

Arcangelo at the Wren Library at Trinity College Cambridge. Image (c) Nathan Giorgetti.

Arcangelo have made the first-ever performance film to be shot at the Wren Library at Trinity College Cambridge.

The historic sessions took place on the weekend of 14-15 January 2023, by kind permission of the Master and Fellows of Trinity College Cambridge, and saw Arcangelo working with director Andrew Staples and a five-man team from Classical Music Films on a performance of the Paris Quartet No.6 in E minor by Telemann.

The film also marks Arcangelo’s first foray into dedicated music video production, following increasing experience of the medium acquired through filming of audio recording projects, and livestream and traditional television broadcasts of concerts, notably Bach’s St Matthew Passion at the 2021 BBC Proms which was televised by the BBC.

For this project, Arcangelo chose to focus on the chamber music which defines its ethos, with a hand-picked ensemble of leading instrumentalists joining Arcangelo Artistic Director Jonathan Cohen: flautist Georgia Browne, violinist Sophie Gent, gambist Jonathan Manson, and lutenist Thomas Dunford.

The film is being funded by a public fundraising appeal, and will be released for free on Arcangelo’s YouTube channel later in 2023. It is hoped that the film will stand as the first in a new series of productions showcasing great chamber music with elite performers.