Early Music Concerts in East Anglia and beyond


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Loki Music

The Classical Bard and Mozart’s Requiem:
songs for solo singers, choir and orchestra by Arne, Linley and Mendelssohn
followed by the famous requiem.
Monday 29th August
St Peter’s Church, Sudbury, Suffolk

This concert starts at 6.30

Froberger 400th Anniversary


Saturday 10 September 2016

The 400th anniversary of composer Johann Jakob Froberger (1616 – 1667) will be celebrated with four concerts of his music, performed by Francis Knights, Dan Tidhar and the Cambridge Renaissance Ensemble.


Fitzwilliam College Chapel, Cambridge


Admission free, retiring collection


Read more: http://froberger2016.webnode.com


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


conducted by BRUNO TURNER


Sebastián de Vivanco:

Missa pro defunctis


Vivanco’s austerely beautiful Requiem Mass (unheard since the seventeenth century) will be performed alongside his Lamentations for Maundy Thursday and Holy Saturday.

The concert will be directed by the legendary conductor and musicologist
Bruno Turner
in celebration of his 85th birthday.

Sat 17 Sept, 7:30pm

Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge

Tickets £16/£12 from bit.ly/VivancoDP and on the door


Further info at www.deprofundis.org.uk or click here for the flier


Cantores Early Music Chamber Choir — Director: David Allinson

O Crux, Ave! Renaissance Music for the Holy Cross


Sunday 18 September, 5pm for just over an hour (no interval)

St Bartholomew the Less, West Smithfield, London. EC1A 9LA


A selection of Renaissance music composed in honour of the Holy Cross.

The Feast of the Holy Cross falls in mid-September.

It inspired 16th century composers to write some of their noblest, most emotive and uplifting music.


The programme will include selections from:

JOSQUIN, Missa Pange lingua

and settings of Salvator Mundi, O Crux, Ave and O sacrum convivium by composers including Tallis, Morales and Victoria.


Entry: £10 (tickets on the door only)

Travel: nearest stations: Barbican, Farringdon, St Paul's  (City Thameslink is usually closed on Sundays)


Don't miss the only Cantores concert of 2016!

Facebook event page. Cantores website.

Coffee and Cabbage

an all-Bach secular programme

Coffee and Peasant Cantatas, Canons from the Goldberg Variations

Brandenburg Concerto no.5


The Bach Players

at the Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

Thursday 6 October 2016, 7.30pm


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 1JN, phone 01603 628319

and on the door

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

Suffolk Villages Festival

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.

Eboracum Baroque put on many Early Music concerts in East Anglia, Lincolnshire, and London.

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.

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

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

The Intrepid Academy

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 28/08/2016. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments