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The Vegesack Double Quartet was founded by Heidi Suhrlie in August 1982 after her arrival in Bremen. (She was previously cantor at Bremen-Sebaldsbrücke, 1952-1957; Göttingen Reformed Church, 1958-1959; Holy Ghost Church, Bremen, 1959-1961; Saarbrücken, 1970-1982). The quartet comprised some eight youths, aged 15 to 18, and 4 adults. The instruments ranged from descant to sub-bass recorders. The repertoire covered works by Wilhelm Brade, William Byrd, Alessandro Scarlatti, Jeremiah Clarke, George Friederic Handel, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann as well as modern items such as the works of Eberhard Werdin.
The quartet performed principally in church services and the various musical activities of the parish. official functions were occasionally performed at and there were short annual tours e.g. notably an exchange programme with the Holme Valley Guitar Ensemble in 1983/1984.
Recorder Memories: Vegesack Double Quartett