World Heart Beat World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens

Piers Adams and Lyndy Mayle – Baroque Alchemy

A stunning new project which turns the traditional early music recital on its head, transporting it into a new dimension for the 21st century.

Saturday 23 March 2024

Contemporary Classical

Tickets: £14 - £19.75

Ancient and modern meet in a spectacular musical fusion! Prepare to be uplifted and enthralled  by one of the most original duos in today’s rapidly changing musical world.

PIERS ADAMS  recorders     LYNDY MAYLE  keyboards 

Piers Adams is widely regarded as one of the greatest recorder players of our time.

Astonishing, all-out virtuosity.

(New York Times)

Over his 40-year career he has recorded numerous CDs and given thousands of concerts and broadcasts across the world with his iconic baroque ensemble Red Priest, and as soloist in many other contexts, attracting the highest acclaim for his bold and creative musicianship.  He has long held a dream to combine the simplicity of the recorder with the universe of possibilities offered by modern-day synth technology, and this led to the release of his ground-breaking album Bach Side of the Moon in 2018 (which reached no.5 in the international New Age charts) and – since fortuitously crossing paths with Lyndy – to the formation of Baroque Alchemy. 

In Piers Adams’ hands the recorder is transformed into a dazzling virtuoso star. His bravura approach has the true spirit of the baroque.

(BBC Music Magazine)

Lyndy Mayle studied piano and harpsichord at the Royal College of Music, where she was a multiple prizewinning student.  Deciding against the uncertainties of a career as a solo harpsichordist, she worked instead as a music director at the National Theatre and as a recording artist for film and TV, before training and practising for several years as a music therapist, and latterly establishing herself as a highly respected piano teacher and accompanist. Baroque Alchemy marks a welcome return to the concert platform – and to her early music roots – and she brings a wealth of musical experience, passion and spirit to this joyful musical collaboration. 

Lyndy is an exceptional player – fantastic technique , musicianship, creativity and listening skills.

(Paul Goodwin, MD of Carmel Bach Festival)

Baroque Alchemy’s debut touring season included appearances in several UK festivals and theatres as well the closing concert in the world’s premier recorder festival, the Blockflöten Festtage in Germany. We’re delighted to welcome them to World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens.

The real magic of this concert comes from the wonderful interplay with Lyndy Mayle on keyboard…creating completely unusual sound experiences that thrill the audience

(Main Post, Germany)


Prelude in D minor – Jean-Henri D’Anglebert (1629-1691) 

Canzona ‘La Jelosa’ – Bartolomeo Montalbano (1598-1651) 

The Other Adagio – Tomasso Albinoni (1671-1751) 

Suite Fantastique:  

Andante – Georg Phillip Telemann (1681-1767) 

Gigue – anon (1720) 

Aria – Georg Frederick Handel (1685-1759) 

Danse Rustique – Georg Phillip Telemann 

La Sylva and La Boisson – Antoine Forqueray (1672-1745) 

Café 1930 – Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) 

Sonata ‘La Biancuccia’ – Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli (1630-1670) 


Also Sprach Veracini – Richard Strauss (1864-1949) /  Francesco Veracini (1690-1768) 

Hypnosis – Ian Clarke (1964 – ) 

There is no Rose – anon (15th Century) 

Asturias – Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) 

Goldberg Gala – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 

Theme – Tempo Ganja – Presto – A La Kalimba – Allegro Energico – Celtic Air – A La Francese – Tango Romantico – La Carousel – Theme (reprise) 

Piers Adams and Lyndy Mayle – Baroque Alchemy

Date Saturday 23 March

Tickets £14 - £19.75

  • Doors: 6:30 pm
  • Stage: 7:30 pm

Where WHB Embassy Gardens, 3 Ponton Road, SW11 7BD

Travel Check out our Find Us Page

Accessibility: World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens is a fully accessible venue. If you have any questions or special requirements, please email

Feel Good eNews

Join our newsletter to get news plus early invites to our concerts and events

Sign Me Up

Personal invites Regular, not daily  No commitment

Note: we will never share your email with anyone else