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David Beaney (recorders, baroque flute and harpsichord), Patricia Browne (recorders and voice), Jennifer Cable (recorders and harpsichord), and Oliver Smith (recorders)
The early music ensemble Mean Time was founded in 2003 in Greenwich, with the aim of creating innovative and varied programmes of music which are accessible, and appeal to a wide range of audiences. Specialising in work with the recorder they are also proficient at singing and playing the baroque flute and harpsichord. Often praised for their versatility they cover repertoire spanning the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods as well as a little contemporary music.
All members studied early music at Trinity College of Music or The Royal College of Music under the direction of Philip Thorby and Ashley Solomon. Since leaving college they have all enthusiastically entered the teaching profession and enjoy enriching the lives of young people through music. They also enjoy delivering workshops and are committed to charity work having particularly enjoyed a project which took music into hospitals. Performing regularly all over the country the group has played in venues such as Wistow Church as part of The Leicester Early Music Festival, Charlton House, The Greenwich Maritime Museum and St. Alfege Church.
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