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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
NOVEMBER
Thur 16 London, St Olave's Church Hart Street, 1.05pm. Agnethe Christensen (voice, bells, gusli, kankles [Nordic lyres]) Leah Stuttard (voice, bells, bray harp). The Secret Life of Lutheran Chorales secretlifeoflutheranchorales.com
Thur 16 London, 26 South Molton Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 5LF, 1.10pm. Patrick Craig (countertenor) and Frances Kelly (baroque harp). An Orpheus Legacy – Music to charm thee: Purcell, Cavalli, Croft and Handel
Fri 17 Lovekyn Chapel, 4 London Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6SN, 7.30pm. Agnethe Christensen (voice, bells, gusli, kankles [Nordic lyres]) Leah Stuttard (voice, bells, bray harp). The Secret Life of Lutheran Chorales secretlifeoflutheranchorales.com
Fri 17 St John's Smith Square Whitehall Choir, London Baroque Sinfonia. Handel: Joshua
Sat 18 London, St Mary's Church, Primrose Hill, NW3 3JD 7.30pm. A Celebration of Europe with The Camden Choir. Handel: Ode For The Birthday Of Queen Anne; Charpentier: Te Deum, Pergolesi: Magnificat, Aldrich: Four Anthems; and Comes: Missa Iste Confessor (020 7794 6300) camdenchoir.london/concerts/autumn.html
Sat 18 Esher, All Saints’ Church, Weston Green KT10 8JL. Ripieno Choir, Monteverdi String Band, English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble. Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610 www.ripienochoir.org.uk
Sun 19 London, St Peter’s Church, Belsize Square, Belsize Park NW3 4HY, 6.30pm. Belsize Baroque Baroque. Two Bach cantatas - Liebster Gott, wenn wird ich sterben and Jesu, der du Meine Seele, Brandenburg Concerto No 4 and Telemann: Concerto in D for 2 oboes d’amore and strings
Thur 23 London, St George’s, Hanover Sq, W1. The Beliot Ensemble. St Cecilia Day Celebration. Telemann & Handel mark*windisch.co.uk
Wed 29 Oxford, The Queen’s College Chapel, 1.10pm. Andrew Benson-Wilson plays the complete surviving organ works of Melchior Schildt (1592-1667)
Wed 29 Wigmore Hall The English Concert, Choir of New College Oxford. Blow, Purcell, Handel, Bach
DECEMBER
Fri 1 Wigmore Hall L’Arpeggiata. Rossi
Sun 3 St John's Smith Square Elin Manahan Thomas. Songs for soprano and lute by Bach, Purcell, Handel, Monteverdi etc
Mon 4 Wigmore Hall The Cardinall’s Musick. Palestrina, Victoria, Dunstable, Byrd etc
Fri 8 Wigmore Hall Early Opera Company. Charpentier
Sat 9 Maidenhead, All Saints Church SL6 4HE, 6.30pm. Renaissance Voices with Abaci Brass & Turpins Consort. Christmas Concert (01628 782658) rvmailings*gmail.com
Mon 11 St John's Smith Square Vox Luminis. Bach: Magnificat
Wed 13 St John's Smith Square The City Musick. Heigh Ho Holiday: Christmas revels in 17th C London
Fri 15 Little Missenden Festival. Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments. The Longest Night – Purcell, Playford, Norwegian music, etc.
Fri 15 Newbury, Shaw House RG14 2DR. Piva. A Tudor Christmas (01635 279279)
Fri 15 St John's Smith Square Choir of King’s College London, Nicolai, Praetorius, Weckmann, Buxtehude, Telemann etc
Sat 16 Greenwich, Cutty Sark, King William Walk SE10 9HT. Joglaresa CD launch concert
Sat 16 Greenwich Old Royal Naval College Chapel. Trinity Laban Choir. Handel: Messiah
Sat 16 Renaissance Singers Advent/Christmas concert
Sat 16 Wigmore Hall Dunedin Consort. Bach: Christmas Oratorio pts I, IV, V & VI
Mon 18 St John's Smith Square Solomon’s Knot. Bach: Mass in B minor
Wed 20 St John's Smith Square The Tallis Scholars. Josquin, Sheppard, Taverner etc
Wed 20 Wigmore Hall Ensemble Plus Ultra. Victoria, Praetorius, Byrd etc
Fri 22 St John's Smith Square Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, OAE. Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Fri 22 Gretton Village Hall, Northants NN17 3DB. Piva. A Tudor Christmas (01536 770302)
Fri 29 Wigmore Hall Concerto Italiano. Bach
Sun 31 Wigmore Hall, 7pm. Arcangelo. Blow, Vivaldi, Handel, Purcell
JANUARY 2018
Fri 5 London, St Luke’s 161 Old Street EC1V 9NG, 7.30pm. LSO Baroque at the Edge Festival. Joanna MacGregor (piano). Music ranging from Byrd, Purcell, Rameau and Couperin to Messiaen, Gubaiduline, Birtwistle and Glass www.baroqueattheedge.co.uk
Sat 6 London, St James Clerkenwell EC1R 0EA, 1pm. LSO Baroque at the Edge Festival. Tabea Debus (recorder) and Alex McCartney (theorbo). Featuring Telemann’s Solo Fantasia and new commissions www.baroqueattheedge.co.uk
Sat 6 London, St Luke’s 161 Old Street EC1V 9NG, 4pm. LSO Baroque at the Edge Festival. Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba). Dance-tunes of the 16th century, Bach, Telemann, the French Baroque and 21st century improvisations www.baroqueattheedge.co.uk
Sat 6 London, St Luke’s 161 Old Street EC1V 9NG, 7pm. LSO Baroque at the Edge Festival. The Marian Consort: ‘Breaking the Rules’. First London performance of concert-drama exploring the last agonies of 17th century composer Carlo Gesualdo. www.baroqueattheedge.co.uk
Sat 6 Wigmore Hall Helsinki Baroque Orchestra. Telemann & Bach
Sat 6 London, St Luke’s 161 Old Street EC1V 9NG, 9.30pm. LSO Baroque at the Edge Festival. Thomas Dunford (lute) and Keyvan Chemirani (Persian percussion). Musicians juxtapose 16th and 17th century masters with Middle-Eastern compositions www.baroqueattheedge.co.uk
Sun 7 London, St Luke’s 161 Old Street EC1V 9NG, 12.30. LSO Baroque at the Edge Festival. Bjarte Eike (violin) and Jon Balke (keyboards). The Baroque violinist and jazz pianist collaborate in this innovative take on Baroque. www.baroqueattheedge.co.uk
Thur 11 London, St Mary’s, Church End, Walthamstow E17 6PQ, 7.30. Gail Hennessy (oboe) Catherine Martin & John Crockatt (violins) & friends. Marcello, Sammartini, Telemann, Stölzel etc (020 8223 0772)
Thur 11 Wigmore Hall Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Handel, Ferrandini, Locatelli, Bach
Mon 22 Wigmore Hall The Sixteen. Purcell
Sat 27 Warwick, Collegiate Church of St. Mary’s, 7.30pm. Armonico Consort & Baroque Orchestra. Biber - Missa Salisburgensis a 53.
FEBRUARY 2018
Sat 3 Malvern Theatre, 7.30pm. Armonico Consort & Baroque Orchestra. Biber - Missa Salisburgensis a 53
Thur 22 London, St George’s, Hanover Sq, W1. Heather Tomala & Nathaniel Mander (hpschds) & Charlotte La Thrope (sop). A celebration of Handel’s life mark*windisch.co.uk
Fri 23 St John's Smith Square. Muffat Festival. The Brook Street Band. Muffat, Schmelzer, Biber etc
Sat 24 St John's Smith Square 5.30pm. Muffat Festival Talk: Muffat – his life, his music & his legacy (Tatty Theo)
Sat 24 St John's Smith Square, 7.30. Muffat Festival. The Brook Street Band. All about the Dance. Muffat, Lully, Handel etc
Sun 25 St John's Smith Square, 11am. Muffat Festival. The Brook Street Band. The Italian Influence – Corelli, Muffat, Handel
Sun 25 St John's Smith Square 3pm. Muffat Festival. The Brook Street Band. The Concerto. Bach, Handel, Geminiani, Handel, Muffat
APRIL 2018
Sat 14 Benslow Music Trust Baroque Opera: Rameau's Les Indes Galantes
MAY 2018
Thur 31 London, St Mary’s, Church End, Walthamstow E17 6PQ, 7.30. Trevor Pinnock (hpschd). Paths to Bach. 17th C German music by Froberger, Böhm, Fux, Bach: selections from the Well-Tempered Clavier (020 8223 0772)
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