This year's festival promises to be the biggest yet, with eight concerts, featuring artists such as Emma Kirkby, Trevor Pinnock, and Robin Blaze, as well as two participatory workshops, pre-concert talks, evensongs, and an exhibition of musical manuscripts.
Musicke in the Ayre
Marie Lemaire, soprano
Carmel de Jager, mezzo-soprano
Din Ghani, lute
Exploring the symbolism of tears in 16/17th
century art song.
Free entry, retiring collection
Philippa Hyde & Claire Tomlin soprano, Richard Edgar-Wilson tenor. Giles Davies bass
Psalmody, Essex Baroque Orchestra, directed
by Peter Holman
Acis and Galatea is one of Handel's most memorable and popular English theatrical works, a dramatic and moving story of pastoral love between the shepherd Acis and the nymph Galatea, threatened and finally destroyed by the jealous monster Polyphemus.
We perform the rarely heard revised version
of the work, as performed by Handel in
'Peter Holman, directing from the harpsichord, inspired a lithe and enjoyable performance' The Observer
Tickets: £18 & £12 (half-price to those in full-time education)
Box office via the National Centre for
Early Music, 01904 651485, www.ncem.co.uk
music for Shakespeare’s plays and poems:
Purcell, Locke, Lawes & contemporaries
at the Octagon Chapel, Colegate,
£17.50 & £12.50, Students: £5 (on the door only), Under-18s: free
Online, from Ticket Source or from Prelude
and on the door
Discovery of Bomarzo (a long-neglected sculpture garden near
Madrigals by Gesualdo and his
contemporaries Giaches de Wert, Pomponio Nenna and Michelangelo Rossi plus
music by Mira Calix
Tue 21 June, 3:00 pm (ends approx. 4:10pm)
Britten Studio, Snape,
Tickets £12 Under 27s £6
Booking opens: 23/02/2016
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.
The summer schools have a Bursary scheme to assist students, and contributions are invited. Click here for details.
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.
Baroque put on many Early Music concerts in
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.
Out of area
South West London
Loki Music is run by
William Summers, an EEMF member. It organises concerts and education events
involving historically informed music, working with experienced musicians and
teachers to run performances, coaching sessions and workshops. The principal
venues are Lovekyn Chapel [Kingston Grammar School - opposite main School
building - London Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6PY] and Garrick's Temple to
Shakespeare, Garrick's Lawn, Hampton [very near TW12 2EA].
Early Music Performers in East Anglia
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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