From left to right above the Oboe Band are:

Frances Nor­bury

Frances Nor­bury read Music at St John’s Col­lege, Cam­bridge before tak­ing up a schol­ar­ship to the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Music. She then spent two years on the Advanced Stud­ies Pro­gramme at the Abbaye aux Dames, Saintes, and has since been work­ing free­lance, for, among oth­ers, the Orches­tra of the Age of Enlight­en­ment, Ams­ter­dam Baroque Orches­tra, The Gabrieli Con­sort, The King’s Con­sort, the Euro­pean Bran­den­burg Ensem­ble and Flo­ri­legium. In 2004 she was award­ed a grant by the Win­ston Churchill Memo­r­i­al Trust to spend a month trav­el­ling round Europe research­ing baroque dance.

Joel Ray­mond

Joel Ray­mond stud­ied at Birm­ing­ham Con­ser­va­toire and the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Music. He has per­formed with many groups through­out Europe includ­ing The Hanover Band, The Acad­e­my of Ancient Music, Ex Cathe­dra, the Orches­tra of the Age of Enlight­en­ment, Les Siè­cles (France), Barokan­erne (Nor­way) and the Euro­pean Union Baroque Orches­tra. Joel also pro­duces oboes based on his­tor­i­cal mod­els.

Rebec­ca Ham­mond

Rebec­ca Ham­mond (nee Stock­well) stud­ied bas­soon at the Guild­hall School of Music and Dra­ma and on the Advanced Stud­ies pro­gramme at the Abbaye aux Dames, Saintes. She now per­forms reg­u­lar­ly with many of Europe’s lead­ing peri­od-instru­ment orches­tras, includ­ing The Orches­tra of the Age of Enlight­en­ment, The Eng­lish Baroque Soloists, Les Siecles, The Six­teen, The Hanover Band, The Lon­don Han­del Orches­tra and The Acad­e­my of Ancient Music.

Sarah Humphrys

Sarah Humphrys stud­ied Baroque oboe, recorder and Renais­sance wind instru­ments at the Roy­al Col­lege of Music and the Schola Can­to­rum Basilien­sis, Switzer­land. As well as the Oboe Band she is a mem­ber of the recorder quin­tet Fontanel­la and Merid­i­ana, win­ners of the 4th Inter­na­tion­al Tele­mann Com­pe­ti­tion 2007. She free­lances through­out Europe and has per­formed as a con­cer­to soloist with Freiburg Baroque Orches­tra, the Euro­pean Union Baroque Orches­tra and The Hanover Band. She also plays reg­u­lar­ly at Shakespeare’s Globe The­atre where she was a musi­cal direc­tor in 2007.