Early Music Concerts in East Anglia


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Lacock Scholars

Sequences of chant and polyphony for St Cuthbert’s

St Cuthbert’s, Philbeach Gardens, London SW5 9EB (Earls Court tube, Warwick Road exit)
admission free             www.lacock.org


Sunday 22 March 2015 at 6pm

Lamentations and Miserere by Robert White, Lamentations II (SAATB) and In jejunio et fletu by Thomas Tallis

Eboracum Baroque

Music for Passiontide – Fauré’s Requiem, Charpentier Motets

Saturday 28 March 2015, 7.30pm
Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge
Tickets £12, £10 concessions, £5 students

The Sixteen – Choral Pilgrimage 2015

Harry Christophers, conductor

10 April 2015, 7.30pm

St John's College Chapel, Cambridge

Flight of Angels


Guerrero and Alonso Lobo

In 2015 The Sixteen takes a trip back to 16th-century Spain and more specifically to one of the biggest, richest and most cosmopolitan cities on earth - Seville. It was during this Spanish ‘golden age’ when arts and culture flourished, that Francisco Guerrero and Alonso Lobo made their mark. Between them these two composers capture an astonishing variety of moods within their music, from ecstasy and joy to despair, longing and devotional stillness.


Booking information

Tickets: £15 - £30

National Box Office: 01904 651485 / www.ncem.co.uk

Local Box Office: Cambridge Arts Theatre 01223 503333

Booking fees apply

Musicke in the Ayre:

Marie Lemaire, soprano

Din Ghani, lute


Saturday 18th April 2015, 6.00 – 7.00 pm

Fitzwilliam College Chapel, Cambridge


The Language of Love: songs from the salons of C17 Paris


The reign of the Sun King (Louis XIV of France) saw the rise of salon culture (with intellectual and influential women at its heart) in which music – the French air in particular – played an important part. It was an enabler of socially acceptable discourse on all matters to do with love. We present a small select sample to show how these songs (by Bacilly, La Barre, Le Camus and Lambert) take the idea of “courtly love” to the next level.


Free entry, retiring collection



(Cambridge’s all-male early music vocal ensemble)


conducted by ANDREW PARROTT (Taverners)


‘Missa Cantantibus organis: Palestrina and the Roman School


A rare performance of a collaborative Mass setting by seven Roman maestros including Palestrina and Soriano.

Also polychoral motets from Renaissance Rome

and virtuoso music for cornett and organ


Sat 25th April 2015, 7:30pm

Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge

Tickets £16/£12

from ADC Box Office (www.adcticketing.com) 01223 300085 and on the door


Further info at www.deprofundis.org.uk


The Bach Players

 Thursday 16 July 2015, 7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

The seasons: ‘spring’ and ‘summer’ and other nature-themed music by Vivaldi, Chédeville, Guido, and other composers


Thursday 29 October, 7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN


Music by three predecessors of J.S. Bach as Kantor at St Thomas’s in Leipzig – Schein, Schelle, Kuhnau – and the first cantata that Bach composed for his new job there: the magnificent ‘Die Elenden sollen essen
(BWV 75)

Find out more


Cambridge Early Music concerts – this widely acclaimed series features leading ensembles and soloists, and runs throughout the year, supplementing the summer schools. Details of the programme are available on the website.

Easter at King’s – a popular series of Easter concerts and services with a substantial Early Music element, in and around

Suffolk Villages Festival
Details of the 2014-15 Autumn/Spring Concerts

Norwich Baroque  – specializing in original and lively interpretations of music by popular and less well known Baroque composers

Musick Rediscover’d – Kathleen Berg and Alan Morris
perform music from about 1550 to 1800, in costume.

Workshops and concerts by Shared Voices                 Cecilia Music              Bach Cantatas Website

The King of Hearts, Norwich NR3 1LJ – this has now closed down, but the building remains available for hire and concerts. Details of the building and the Anteros Arts Foundation which now runs it

The East Anglian Academy – for those interested in the organ and early keyboard music
A series of concerts is presented each year in Framlingham and the surrounding area.

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, holds frequent Early Music and other concerts in the Chapel and the much-admired Auditorium. Many of these have free admission.

Early Opera in Cambridge

Fitzwilliam Chamber Opera is a venture at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, founded with the aim of presenting a biennial fully staged production.
In 2007 the initial opera was Handel’s Xerxes (review).
In 2009
Monteverdi's Orfeo was performed over five nights plus a matinée at the ADC Theatre in
In 2012 Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas was performed in an all-student production.

Cambridge Handel Opera was founded with the intention of presenting fully-staged productions of Handel’s operas, in English, every two years in the West Road Concert Hall. Recent productions have included Ariodante, Agrippina and Atalanta.
The Company has been wound up in its present form upon the retirement of Andrew Jones. It is hoped to establish a new Company with similar aims if a new Musical Director can be found.

Early Music Performers in East Anglia

Philip Thorby
Philip Thorby, of Beccles, Suffolk


Peter Holman
Peter Holman and the Parley of Instruments - some music samples - academic career


Capella Antiqua
This Beccles-based group led by Philip Thorby has occasional vacancies for more singers.

Jennie Cassidy

Minstrels Gallery

Laura Cannell and Horses Brawl


Ralph Woodward

Eyehall Musick

Ravenscroft Consort

Cambridge Taverner Choir

Hurstingstone Singers                       

Cecilia Music

Divers Voyces


Early Dance groups

Norwich Early Dance Group

West Gallery Quires, Waits and the like

Wyldes Noyse

Norfolk Gallery Quire

Bedford Gallery Quire

Chiltern West Gallery Quire

Colchester Waits

Kings Lynn Waites

City of Lincoln Waites


Concert Listings

Suffolk Music – a web diary of classical music concerts and events in Suffolk and the surrounding area

Kulchaa listing of early-ish music and other events in Cambridge, and several useful links

gerontiussearchable directories of UK choirs and choral concerts, including Early Music events

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Updated 17/03/2015. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments