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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
Wed 20 Wigmore Hall Vox Luminis. Charpentier
Fri 22 St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street EC4Y 8AU. 1.15pm. Musicke in the Ayre (Carmel Edwards, soprano and Din Ghani, lute) “Chantement Cordiale” – English lute songs sandwiched by French airs de cour. Free entry, retiring collection www.stbrides.com
Sat 23 PROMS CADOGAN HALL, 7pm. Ealing Choral Society, Sinfonia Britannica on period instruments. JS Bach: St John Passion
Sat 23 Charlbury, St Mary's Church, Oxfordshire 7.30 pm, Miserere - Music for Eastertide, vOx Chamber Choir www.vox-choir-oxford.co.uk
Wed 27 Wigmore Hall The King’s Consort. Handel in Italy. Handel, Hasse, Geminiani
27-29/4 London Handel Festival
Thur 28 London, St George's, Hanover Square, 7.30pm. "Mr Handel's Scholars" Laurence Cummings & Handel Singing Competition alumni. Showcase programme of Handel London Handel Festival
Thur 28 PROMS CADOGAN HALL. Hasse: Piramo e Tisbe
Sat 30 Wigmore Hall Mahan Esfahani (hpschd) Bach
APRIL
Wed 3 Wigmore Hall, 7.30pm. Aci, Galatea e Polifemo HWV 72 with Adrian Butterfield and London Handel Orchestra, soloists London Handel Festival
Fri 5 Wigmore Hall Arcangelo. Vivaldi: La Senna festeggiante
Sat 6 Maidenhead, All Saints Church SL6 4HE, 6.30. Renaissance Voices with Barbican Early Brass. The Glory of Venice: music of master and pupil. £15 including a light supper rumailings*gmail.com (01628 667496)
Sat 6 London, St Gabriel’s Pimlico. Renaissance Singers. Motets for Lent by Josquin, Gombert, Lassus etc
Sat 6 Oxford, Exeter College Chapel, 7.30 pm, Miserere - Music for Eastertide, vOx Chamber Choir www.vox-choir-oxford.co.uk
Sat 6 Ilford, St. Andrew’s Church, The Drive IG1 3PE, 7.30pm. Valentine Singers, Jericho Ensemble. Zelenka Missa Divi Xaverii (UK première), Charpentier Te Deum, Mozart Symphony No.38 ‘Prague’ www.valentinesingers.org (020 8550 4654)
Mon 8 London, St. George’s, Hanover Square, 7.30pm. Handel vs Porpora. French group Le Concert de L'Hostel Dieu with Italian mezzo-soprano Giuseppina Bridelli London Handel Festival
Tues 9 Oxford Ashmolean Prom, 7.30. Bach for violin & hpschd Orchestra of St John's
Wed 10 St. Lawrence, Little Stanmore, 7.30pm. Chandos Anthems No. 7 & 11. Adrian Butterfield and London Handel Orchestra, soloists. London Handel Festival
Thurs 11 London, St. George’s, Hanover Square, 7.30pm. "Costly Canaries". London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham, Hannah Poulsom, Marie Elliott, Anna Gorbachyova London Handel Festival
Thur 11 Benslow Music Trust, 2pm. Handel & Linley
Fri 12 Northampton Cathedral, 7pm. Fiori Musicali. JS Bach: St John Passion
Sat 13 London, Holy Trinity Church Rotherhithe, 4 Bryan Road SE16 5HF, 7pm. Musica Antica Rotherhithe. ‘Cristo Velato’ with music by Alessandro Scarlatti, Pergolesi and Biber www.musicaantica.org.uk Discount code for 1/3 off advance tickets is in the editorial of the March edition of Tamesis.
Sun 14 London, The Charterhouse, 2.30pm & 4pm. Music for Palm Sunday (Handel and Bach). London Handel Players London Handel Festival
Tues 16 Wigmore Hall Solomon’s Knot. Bach: St John Passion (second version)
Wed 17 Wigmore Hall The Sixteen, Michael Pennington (narrator) Music from the Chapel Royal with excerpts from Pepys’ diary
Fri 19 Fawsley, St Mary the Virgin. Fiori Musicali & Fiori Musicali Choir. Allegri: Miserere
Sat 20 Wigmore Hall Trio Mediaeval. Lumen de lumine
Mon 22 Wigmore Hall Ensemble Correspondances. Lalande, Charpentier
Wed 24 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm. Handel and the Rival Queens. Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn, Mhairi Lawson, Mary Bevan London Handel Festival
Thur 25 Wigmore Hall The Orlando Consort. The Secrets of Heaven
Mon 29 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm. Handel Athalia HVW 52. Laurence Cummings, Anna Devin, Grace Davidson, Christian Immler, Rupert Enticknap, Anthony Gregory, London Handel Orchestra, London Handel Singers London Handel Festival
MAY
3-5 Bristol Early Music Festival www.bristolearlymusicfestival.uk
Sat 4 Wigmore Hall Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Handel & Telemann
Thur 9 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Kristian Bezuidenhout (hpschd) JS & CPE Bach
Thur 16 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Jory Vinikour (hpschd) Couperin & Bach
17-26 London, Jacksons Lane Theatre, Highgate N6 5AA. HGO. Handel: Partenope www.hgo.org.uk/partenope
Thur 23 Hatchlands, 11-12.30. Alec Cobbe tour of the keyboard collection
Tues 28 Wigmore Hall L’Arpeggiata. Time stands still.
31-2 Worcester Early Music Festival
JUNE
Sat 1 St Albans Abbey. Renaissance Singers. Evensong followed by a brief recital of early Tudor music
Sat 1 Oxford Ashmolean Prom, 7.30. Orchestra of St John's. Purcell, Monn, Handel
Mon 3 Oxford, St Michael at the Northgate, Cornmarket, 1.00-1.40 pm. Skeleton Crew: lunchtime recital of early music. Admission Free (charity donations appreciated)
Thur 6 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Royal College of Music Historical Performance Dept. Handel, Purcell & Bach
Fri 7 Wigmore Hall Cinquecento. Josquin des Prez and his legacy
Mon 10 Wigmore Hall, 1pm. BBC lunchtime concert. Jean Rondeau (hpschd) Bach, Scarlatti
Tues 11 Wigmore Hall The English Concert. Handel, Legrenzi, Vivaldi etc
Wed 12 Wigmore Hall Stile Antico, Rihab Azar (oud). Songs of Longing and Exile
Wed 19 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Guildhall Cantata Ensemble. Charpentier: Les Arts Florissants
Thur 20 Wigmore Hall The Cardinall’s Musick. Palestrina, Lassus, Isaac etc
Mon 24 Wigmore Hall Ensemble Marsyas. Mozart
Wed 26 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Academy Baroque Soloists. Telemann
Thur 27 Wigmore Hall La Nuova Musica. Mozart, Traetta, Haydn
Thur 27 Oxford, St John the Evangelist. Elizabeth Kenny (lute) Tickets Oxford
Sat 29 Oxford, St John the Evangelist. Mahan Esfahani (hpschd) & Sean Shibe (guitar) Vivaldi, Bach, Boccherini etc Tickets Oxford
Su n 30 Oxford, St John the Evangelist. ORA Singers. Music from Rome Tickets Oxford
JULY
Thur 4 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Ashley Solomon (flute) Terence Charlston (hpschd) Bach
Thur 11 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Lucy Wong (piano & hpschd) Couperin, Rameau, Debussy & Chabrier
Sat 13 London, St Gabriel’s Pimlico. Renaissance Singers concert of music for the Trinity
SEPTEMBER
Thur 5 Hatchlands, 11-12.30. Alec Cobbe – a morning with Bach, demonstrating the very rare 18th C Saxon instruments
Thur 19 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Nathaniel Mander (hpschd) Duphly & Rameau
OCTOBER
Wed 9 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Robin Bigwood (virginals) Byrd, Farnaby, Bull etc
Wed 16 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Carole Cerasi (hpschd) Marchand, Bach, Handel, D Scarlatti
Mon 21 Oxford, St Michael at the Northgate, Cornmarket 1.00-1.40 pm. Skeleton Crew: lunchtime recital of early music. Admission Free (charity donations appreciated)
Wed 23 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Jane Chapman (virginals) Music from the Bauyn manuscript
Thur 31 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Roman Rabinovich (clavichord, hpschd & piano) Bach, Zipoli, Debussy, Granados, Gershwin
DECEMBER
Sat 7 Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, 7.30. The York Waits, Deborah Catterall. Make We Joy Now In This Fest www.theyorkwaits.org.uk
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