Instruments of Time and Truth
described on BBC Record Review as 'an absolutely superb band of instrumental soloists', was founded in 2014 by musicians Gabriel Amherst and Judith Evans to provide a platform for international performers resident in and around Oxford, many of whom hold Principal positions with groups such as the Academy of Ancient Music, the English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Since its inception, IT&T has performed for Garsington Opera at Wormsley, in the Sheldonian Theatre, the Holywell Music Room, SJE Arts, King’s Place, London, Dorchester Abbey and the Tetbury Festival. The ensemble has assumed a significant role in underpinning the tradition of choral excellence in Oxford, collaborating with the choirs of Merton, New, Keble, Magdalen, The Queen’s, Somerville and St Peter’s Colleges, as well as with choirs from within the community. Resident orchestra at St Edmund Hall, IT&T has worked alongside the University Music Faculty, coaching the student baroque ensemble, giving masterclasses and participating in conferences on historically informed performance as well as establishing an education programme which opens the doors of the University to local schoolchildren.
To purchase CDs or find out more information about Instruments of Time and Truth's activities, please visit www.timeandtruth.co.uk