Early Music Concert Diary
Please check details with concert organisers before turning up for a concert, as this information comes from a variety of sources which may not all be accurate. Start times are 7.30 pm unless stated. N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software. Information on concert venues
MARCH
17, 20, 22,24 Coliseum. ENO. Handel: Partenope
Sat 18 London, St Sepulchre, EC1A 2DQ. Renaissance Singers. Lobo: Missa Beata Dei Genetrix. Pre-conc talk at 7pm.
Sat 18 Sevenoaks, St Mary's Church, Riverhead TN13 2EL, 7.30pm. Temenos Chamber Choir. Mystics. Lenten music by Tallis, Sheppard, Phinot, Muhly, Pärt and Tavener exploring the relationship between music and silence www.temenos-chamberchoir.org.uk/diary.html
Sun 19 London, St Peter’s Belsize Park, NW3 4HY. Belsize Baroque. Vivaldi, Bach, Muffat & Zelenka www.belsizebaroque.org.uk
Tues 21 Kingston Early Music series, Lovekyn Chapel, 7.30. The Lovekyn Consort launch their new CD “Of Mirth and Mourning” , featuring songs by Thomas Campion and contemporaries, ballads, and theatre music, performed by voice, flute/recorder and lute/guitar. To book tickets, please see www.lokimusic.co.uk/calendar/item/28393203#cal_item or turn up and take your chances on the night!
Tues 21 Arti Fiati 8 pm- 10 pm. A group of ten cornetts, sackbuts & curtals. Come and listen at our open rehearsal of polyphonic music c. 1600, High Wycombe.
Thur 23 Wigmore Hall The King’s Consort. Purcell’s music for the Chapel Royal
Sat 25 London, St Mary-the-Virgin, Elsworthy Rd, Primrose Hill, NW3 3DJ, 7.30pm. Camden Chamber Choir. Elizabeth Choral Masterpieces. Tallis: The Lamentations of Jeremiah, Pt 1 and Byrd: Mass of Four Voices & Ave Verum Corpus, pieces by Johnson, Morley, Mundy, Weelkes etc .Tickets at door or email info*camdenchamberchoir.org.uk
Sat 25 Ilford, St. Andrew's Church, The Drive IG1 3PE, 7pm. Valentine Singers, Jericho Ensemble. Handel: Belshazzar (New Novello Choral Edition)
Sat 25 London, St James’s, Piccadilly. Petros Singers, Robert Murray, Emma Kirkby, David Allsopp, James Hall & Giles Underwood. Handel: Belshazzar www.petrossingers.org
Mon 27 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Gallicantus vocal ensemble. Mundy, Tye, Tallis etc
Tues 28 St John's Smith Square
Wed 29 Wigmore Hall Early Opera Company. Handel: Alceste
APRIL
Sat 1 Wigmore Hall Exaudi. Arcadelt, Weeks, Wert, Monteverdi, Sciarrino
Sat 1 Hampton, Garrick’s Temple, 7.30. The London Abel Quartet. Music from the late 18th century by Mozart, Haydn, and Devienne. Book for the concert and the conference it follows via www.kingston.ac.uk/shakespeareandhegel Booking advised
Sat 1 London, The Actors’ Church, St Paul’s Covent Garden, 6.30. Six Centuries Chamber Choir, Seven Centuries Chamber Choir, Children’s Choir of St John the Divine, Kennington, Linden Baroque (on period instruments)JS Bach: St Matthew Passion. More information and tickets from www.wegottickets.com/event/389580 >
Sat 1 Adderbury, St.Mary's Church, 7.30. Easter concert conducted by Laurence Cummings. Christ's path to death and resurrection as set to music by composers down the ages, from Gesualdo, Byrd (including parts of his St John Passion) to Schütz (including parts of his Easter Oratorio), Lotti, Bach, Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Bruckner, interspersed with poems about death and the hereafter by poets including Donne and Shakespeare, between 970 AD and Easter 1916. £12.
Sun 9 Wigmore Hall Les Talens Lyriques. Bach et la France. JS Bach, Leclair, Rameau
9-15 St John's Smith Square Holy Week festival
Mon 10 Wigmore Hall Ensemble Plus Ultra. Victoria, Lobo & Tejeda
Tues 11 London, St. Paul's Cathedral, 6.30pm. The Cathedral Choir and the Cathedral Chorus perform Bach's St. John Passion (free) www.stpauls.co.uk/news-press/latest-news/st-john-passion-by-j-s-bach
Wed 12 Wigmore Hall Le Concert Spirituel. Couperin, Charpentier, Delalande etc
Mon 17 Wigmore Hall London Handel Players. Handel & Telemann: Long-distance Musical Friends
Thur 20 Wigmore Hall Thomas Dunford (lute). Dowland, Kapsberger, Dalza
Fri 21 Hampton. Music for Shakespeare’s birthday Kingston Early Music series
MAY
Mon 1 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Lawrece Zazzo (countertenor) Daniele Caminiti (archlute/bar guitar) Julian Perkins (hpschd/organ) Jonathan Rees (gamba) Verdelot, D’India, Carissimi, Caccini, Frescobaldi, Strozzi etc
Tues 2 St John's Smith Square 7pm. OAE. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Fri 5 Wigmore Hall 10pm. Arcangelo. Biber, Buxtehude, Schmelzer & Kühnel
5-13 Worcestershire Early Music Festival
12-20 London Festival of Baroque Music
Fri 12 St John's Smith Square 1.05pm. Ensemble Molière
Fri 12 St John's Smith Square 6pm. Festival talk by Lindsay Kemp Monteverdi & Telemann
Fri 12 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm. Early Opera Company. Pergolesi etc
Sat 13 London, St Peter’s Eaton Sq, 4pm. St John's Smith Square Jean Rondeau (hpschd) Rameau & Royer
Sat 13 St John's Smith Square 7pm. Florilegium. Telemann inc cantata Ino
Sat 13 Banstead. Red Priest. Handel in the Wind
Sat 13 St John's Smith Square 9.30pm. Jasmin Toccata. European Baroque meets Persian tradition
Sun 14 St John's Smith Square 7.30. Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Vox Luminis. Monteverdi: Vespers
Tues 16 Westminster Abbey 7pm. Choir of Westminster Abbey, St James’s Baroque. JS Bach: Mass in B minor St John's Smith Square
Wed 17 St John's Smith Square 1.05pm. Ensemble Hesperi (recorder and harpsichord duo) music from 18th-century Scotland.
Wed 17 St John's Smith Square 7.30. Les Passions de l’Ame. Biber, Schmelzer, Fux etc
Thur 18 St John's Smith Square 6.15pm. Pre-concert Talk. Robert Hollingworth talks to Lindsay Kemp about Monteverdi and L’Orfeo.
Thur18 St John's Smith Square 7.45pm. I Fagiolini, the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble. Monteverdi: L’Orfeo (semi-staged)
Thur 18 Wigmore Hall Alison Balsom (trumpet), Lucy Crowe (sop) The Balsom Ensemble. Bach, Handel & Purcell
Fri 19 St John's Smith Square 1.05pm. Nathaniel Mander (hpschd)Byrd, Tomkins, Blow, J. C. Bach & Haydn
Fri 19 Hampton. A celebration of the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death Kingston Early Music series
Fri 19 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm. European Union Baroque Orchestra. On the brink of love
Sat 20 St John's Smith Square 7pm. Holst Singers, soloists, Academy of Ancient Music. Handel: Jephtha
Sat 20 London, King’s Place. OAE. Turning points: Bach www.oae.co.uk/event/turning-points-bach
Sun 21 Enfield, 5pm. Songs, airs & dances from Jane Austen’s notebook
Mon 22 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Phantasm viol consort. Lawes & Locke
Tues 30 Wigmore Hall Stile Antico. Lassus, Schütz, Handl, Hassler, Daser, Knöfel & JS Bach
JUNE
Mon 5 Oxford, St Michael at the Northgate, Cornmarket St, 1.00-1.40 pm. Skeleton Crew. lunchtime recital of early music. Admission Free (charity donations appreciated)
Mon 5 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Mahan Esfahani (hpschd). Tomkins, Farnaby, WF Bach, Cowell, Steve Reich
JULY
Mon 3 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Maurice Steger (rec) Jean rondeau (hpschd). Hasse, Falconieri, Storace, Castrucci, Scarlatti & Sammartini
Tues 4 St John's Smith Square 7pm. OAE. Bach goes to Paris: Campra, Fischer, Bach & Rameau
Fri 21 Hampton. Harpsichord recital Kingston Early Music series
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