Early Music Concerts in East Anglia


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East Anglian Academy

Sunday 24 August
St Michael's, Framlingham, Suffolk at 3.00 pm

The two Organ Bursary holders, multi-instrumentalists Charlie Green and Harrison Cole, will be joined by their friends Rosa Gaffney (recorders) and Joseph Brierly (cello) in a one-hour recital of music by JS Bach, Telemann, Quantz, Vivaldi and van Eyck.

Followed by refreshments. Free admission, retiring collection
Further details

Concert of Early Music by
The Ely Waits
Medieval, Renaissance and Early Baroque music
played on modern and period instruments

Saturday 30 August, 7.30
St Botolph’s Church, Longthorpe, Peterborough
Free entry, retiring collection

Poster with further information


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


conducted by EDWARD WICKHAM (The Clerks)


Ave maris stella: Marian motets by Josquin, Gombert, Willaert, Clemens and others


Saturday 13 September, 7:30pm

Little St Mary’s Church, Cambridge

Tickets £16/£12

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


Further info at www.deprofundis.org.uk


Lacock Scholars

2014-2015 programmes

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 28 September 2014 at 6pm

Mass Videte miraculum by Nicholas Ludford


Sunday 26 October 2014 at 6pm

Missa pro Defunctis by Tomás Luis de Victoria

Sunday 23 November 2014 at 6pm

Christe qui lux es et dies by William Byrd, Domine Jesu Christe and Ave cujus conceptio by Nicholas Ludford,

Sunday 25 January 2015 at 6pm

Mass Puer natus by Thomas Tallis and Nesciens Mater by Jean Mouton

Sunday 22 February 2015 at 6pm

Peccavimus cum patribus by Christopher Tye, Suscipe quaeso and Miserere by Thomas Tallis and Media vita by John Sheppard

Sunday 22 March 2015 at 6pm

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


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 2013-14 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 18/08/2014. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments