Restoration

New Zealand Baroque Ensemble

John Drawbridge, Vermeer with Malevich (Massey University Collection); photo, Michael Roth
John Drawbridge, Vermeer with Malevich (Massey University Collection); photo, Michael Roth

RESTORATION is one of New Zealand’s most experienced and accomplished baroque ensembles. The members of the group have been working together over many years in concerts, tours and recordings, and collaborating with numerous visiting and local artists specializing in the performance of baroque music and dance using the original instruments, styles and techniques of the time. The group’s guiding principle is that this music speaks most directly to us with its original voice and inflections, and that modern audiences need no compromises to modern tastes and demands, to gain the greatest enjoyment and enlightenment from this window into the wonderfully foreign world of the past.

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  • “One of our best national assets for historically aware and keenly researched musical performances.”

    Radio NZ Concert, The Critic’s Chair
  • “Unusual repertoire, authentic performance practice, fine musicians: an early music buff’s seventh heaven.”

    Dominion Post
  • “Sounds of the utmost subtlety … Restoration have built up a large audience for their performances … audible sighs of musical satisfaction”

    Dominion Post
  • “A very polished and accomplished concert … it was good to hear so much unfamiliar music so stylishly and enthusiastically performed”

    Music in New Zealand
  • “The intelligence and musical sensitivity of this group produced an evening of magical beauty.”

    Christchurch Press
  • “An intriguingly planned concert, redolent with style and assurance.”