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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
JULY
7-15 York Early Music Festival
Thur 13 Charlbury, Oxfordshire, St. Mary's Church, 7.30. vOx Chamber Choir. 12 and 16 Part Renaissance Masterpieces www.vox-choir-oxford.co.uk
Sat 15 Oxford, St Andrew’s Church, Linton Rd, OX2 6UH. vOx Chamber Choir. 12 and 16 Part Renaissance Masterpieces www.vox-choir-oxford.co.uk
Sun 16 Wigmore Hall Quatuor Mosaïques. Haydn, Mozart, Borodin
Tues 18 Wigmore Hall The Cardinall’s Musick. Out of the Deep. Morales, Tye, Byrd, Tallis, plainsong
Tues 18 Hitchin, Benslow Music Trust, 8pm. Rose Consort of Viols. Britons Abroad: consort music, fantasias & dances by British composers who fled their country for their faith – Peter Philips, Richard Dering & John Bull – or to find employment in foreign courts - such as William Brade and John Dowland (01462 459446) www.benslowmusic.org
Fri 21 Hampton. Harpsichord recital Kingston Early Music series
Fri 21 Westminster Abbey. Lacock Scholars
Fri 21 Wigmore Hall 7pm. Arcangelo. Clérambault, Couperin, Montéclair
Thur 27 Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, Gallery 44, 2–3.30pm. Arne Richards Harpsichord Recital. Entry is free and no booking is required.
AUGUST
Thur 24 Southwell Minster, 10-11pm. Southwell Festival Voices, the Little Baroque Company, Chelys Consort of Viols. Late Night Baroque. Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri patientis sanctissima www.southwellmusicfestival.com
SEPTEMBER
Fri 1 London, National Portrait Gallery, WC2H 0HE, 6.30pm. Musicke in the Ayre (Daniel Thomson, tenor, and Din Ghani, lute/baroque guitar) “Songs for the Stuarts” – works by Stuart court composers from Dowland to Purcell (part of Late Shift). Free entry www.npg.org.uk
Fri 1 Oxford, Wolvercote Baptist Church, Godstone Road, Lower Wolvercote OX2 8PG, 7.30. The League of Harmony. Music for Jane Austen - 18th century sonatas and duos Tickets Oxford
Fri 8 London, St Bride’s Church, EC4Y 8AU, 1.15 – 2.00pm. Musicke in the Ayre (Alysha Paterson & Timea Gazdag, sopranos, Esha Neogy, bass viol, Din Ghani, archlute/baroque guitar) “The Prime of Monteverdi – a Venetian jubilee”: sacred and secular works from Venice marking his 450th anniversary. Free entry, retiring collection www.stbrides.com
Tues 12 Wigmore Hall Mahan Esfahani. Bach harpsichord works
Wed 13 London, Fenton House, 7pm. Ceruleo Ensemble. ‘Paradise Lost’ www.ceruleo.co.uk
Thur 14 Hatchlands. Richard Boothby (gamba) Silas Wollston (kbds). Abel and JC Bach – music from a recently discovered cache in a castle in Poland
Thur 14 Wigmore Hall The English Concert, Kristian Bezuidenhout (dir/fortepiano) Haydn, Mozart, Bach
Sat 16 Kingston Early Music series Music Series, 7.30pm. Ceruleo Ensemble. ‘Betrayal’, a programme of music by Handel and Strozzi www.ceruleo.co.uk
Sun 17 Hatchlands, 7.30pm. Collegium Music 90. Telemann
Mon 18 Wigmore Hall 1pm. Fretwork. Bach
Tues 19 Wigmore Hall Vox Luminis. JM, JC & JS Bach, Erlebach, Buxtehude
Thur 21 Hatchlands 11-12.30. Tour of the Cobbe Collection of keyboard instruments by Alex Cobbe
Sun 24 Oxford, Ashmolean Museum Lecture Theatre, 12–1pm. The Oxford Waits present songs and tunes from Shakespeare and his time, playing in Tudor costume with period instruments. Tickets £6/£5. Booking is recommended. Thur 28 Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, Gallery 44, 2–3.30pm. Arne Richards Harpsichord Recital. Entry is free and no booking is required.
OCTOBER
Mon 2 Wigmore Hall 1pm. Paul O’Dette (lute). Byrd, Johnson, Dowland, Bacheler
Tues 3 Woking United Reformed church. Flanders Recorder quartet afternoon workshop and evening concert www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/flanders-recorder-quartet-uk-tour-woking-tickets-33062066531?aff=erelpanelorg
Wed 4 Hackney Empire, 7.30pm. English Touring Opera, the Old Street Band. Handel: Giulio Cesare pt 1 (020 8985 2424)
Thu 5 Hackney Empire, 7.30pm. English Touring Opera, the Old Street Band. Handel: Giulio Cesare pt 2 (020 8985 2424)
Fri 6 Hackney Empire, 7.30. English Touring Opera, the Old Street Band. Rameau: Dardanus (020 8985 2424)
Sat 7 Hackney Empire, 4pm. English Touring Opera, the Old Street Band. Handel: Giulio Cesare pt 1 (020 8985 2424)
Sat 7 Hackney Empire, 8pm. English Touring Opera, the Old Street Band. Handel: Giulio Cesare pt 2 (020 8985 2424)
Sun 8 Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, 7pm. English Touring Opera, the Old Street Band. JS Bach: Mass in B minor (0845 548 7650)
Mon 9 Wigmore Hall Xavier Sabata (countertenor), Armonia Atenea. Vivaldi, Orlandini, Conti, Torri, Handel, Hasse, Ariosti
Tues 10 Fri 13, Wed 18. Wigmore Hall Study group. Bach Odyssey
Thur 12 Hatchlands. Elena Vorotko (piano/hpschd) Scarlatti – Influences & Influence pt II. D Scarlatti, JS Bach, WF Bach, Soler, Clementi, C Schumann, Brahms & Ravel
Thu 12 Oxford, Sheldonian Theatre, 7.30 Oxford. English Touring Opera, the Old Street Band. Rameau: Dardanus (01865 277299)
Mon 16 Wigmore Hall Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano) Beethoven & Haydn
Fri 20 Wigmore Hall Roberta Invernizzi (sop) Accademia Hermans. Handel’s Queens
Sat 21 Wigmore Hall 3pm, 5pm, 7pm. Philip Higham (cello). Bach cello suites
Sun 22 Wigmore Hall Phantasm. Tye & Le Jeune: 16thC musical radicals
Tues 24 Wigmore Hall The Sixteen. Monteverdi
Wed 25 Wigmore Hall Carolyn Sampson (sop) The King’s Consort. Purcell
Fri 27 Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, 7.30. English Touring Opera, the Old Street Band. Rameau: Dardanus (0845 548 7650)
Sat 28 Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, 4pm. English Touring Opera, the Old Street Band. Handel: Giulio Cesare pt 1 (0845 548 7650)
Sat 28 Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, 8pm. English Touring Opera, the Old Street Band. Handel: Giulio Cesare pt 2 (0845 548 7650)
Sun 29 Wigmore Hall Jordi Savall (gamba) Hespèrion XXI. Dimitrie Cantemir: The Book of the Science of Music
Mon 30 Wigmore Hall 1pm. Florilegium. Telemann, Bach, Rameau, Rebel
NOVEMBER
9-11 Royal Greenwich International Early Music Exhibition at Blackheath
DECEMBER
15 Little Missenden Festival. Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments. The Longest Night – Purcell, Playford, Norwegian music, etc.
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