Early Music Concerts in
Louise Jameson bass violin
Peter Holman harpsichord
In the second half we lower the tone with frank and witty explorations of secular love, by Monteverdi, Charpentier and Couperin, ending with duets from Purcell’s King Arthur and Dioclesian.
Box office via the National Centre for Early Music, 01904 651485, www.ncem.co.uk
Emmanuel United Reformed Church,
Magnificat (a cappella singers)
Miserere mei, Deus - Josquin des Prés
Infelix ego - William Byrd
To celebrate the launch of their latest CD,
Magnificat brings to life compositions inspired by Girolamo Savonarola, the
15th-century Dominican friar who preached passionately for political, social
and spiritual reform in
Amongst the 'vanities' Savonarola decried
was over-elaborate sacred music, yet Savonarola had a long-lasting – if
inadvertent – musical influence after his death. His writings inspired some
of the greatest compositions of the 16th century, including Josquin’s exquisite
Miserere mei, Deus and Byrd’s masterpiece Infelix ego.
Phone for tickets: 0333 666 3366
Tickets "at the door" - until
The Bach Players
Laments for Passiontide
Music of Johann Heinrich Schmelzer,
Tarquinio Merula, Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Vivaldi,
Tickets: £17.50 & £12.50 Students: £5 (on the door only) Under-18s: free
Subscription tickets for three Bach Players concerts in 2016: £45 online, from Ticket Source
or from Prelude Records, 25B
and on the door
Rest of the programme
24 April: Solo violin music by Bach, Biber and Telemann, played by John Crockatt, a regular player with John Eliot Gardiner, and recently principal violin in Farinelli and the King at the Globe Theatre. A short afternoon concert at .
2 June: summer concert ‘The food of love’.
6 October: all-Bach programme with secular
cantatas and instrumental works.
Saturday 12th March -
Friday 18th March - Wimpole Hall,
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 Jun, (ends approx. )
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.
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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