Early Music Concerts in
Sequences of chant and polyphony for St Cuthbert’s
Missa pro Defunctis by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Christe qui lux es et dies by William Byrd,
Domine Jesu Christe and Ave cujus conceptio by Nicholas Ludford,
Mass Puer natus by Thomas Tallis and Nesciens Mater by Jean Mouton
Peccavimus cum patribus by Christopher Tye, Suscipe quaeso and Miserere by Thomas Tallis and Media vita by John Sheppard
Lamentations and Miserere by Robert White, Lamentations II (SAATB) and In jejunio et fletu by Thomas Tallis
Thursday 23 and Friday 24 October,
West Road Concert
One of Handel’s finest tragedies, Ottone tells the story of a 10th-century German emperor and his Byzantine bride. The opera has a treasure trove of fantastic arias, a number of which are regularly performed in concert, such as the deceptively simple aria ‘Falsa immagine’.
Tickets: £36-£12 Discounts available
Box office: 01223 503333 / www.cambridgeartstheatre.com
Sunday 26 October,
Peter Pears Recital Room, Snape
James Halliday director
James Hurley stage director
Solomon’s Knot are a member of
Aldeburgh Music’s Open Space programme, as part of which they are exploring The
Hospital of Incurable Madness.
Music for Advent: ‘Wachet auf’ by
Dietrich Buxtehude and J.S. Bach
The Octagon Chapel, Colegate,
also at St John’s Downshire Hill,
Tickets: £17.50 & £12.50
Students: £5 (on the door only) Under-18s: free
online from Ticket Source
or from Prelude Records, 25B St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1J, phone 01603 628319
and on the door
The York Waits, along with singer Deborah Catterall, have been exploring late 15thC repertoire from the time of the cosmopolitan court of Richard III, from Chansons and Quodlibets to dance tunes from the English Gresley Manuscript on loud winds, plucked strings, fiddles, recorders, bagpipes and even rommelpot!
Tickets £12/£9 for concessions and participants in the afternoon's EEMF workshop
A short concert of songs on the subject of the winter season together with lively dances to get your feet tapping and warm the cockles of your heart. With shawms, sackbutt, bagpipes, curtal, fiddles, hurdy-gurdy, rommelpot and much more!
Tickets £7/£5 concessions and in combination with the previous day's workshop or concert
Blondel Renaissance Wind Band
Homme Armé: Music from the court of Charles the Bold
A short concert of late 15th century
music from the
Tickets £7/£5 concessions and in
combination with the previous weekend's concerts
Performed by candlelight on period
Saturday 29th November, 1pm
Messiah tickets: £12, £10
(Concessions) and £5 (Students)
In aid of Cancer Research
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
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.
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.
Chamber Opera is a venture at
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
Early Dance groups
West Gallery Quires,
Waits and the like
a web diary of classical music concerts and events in
– a listing of early-ish music and other events in
gerontius – searchable directories of UK choirs and choral concerts, including Early Music events
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