Early Music Concerts in East Anglia


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Charlotte Barbour-Condini & Sophie Westbrooke, recorders,
BBC Young Musician Finalists 2012 & 2014

in concert in London & Cambridge

Saturday November 22, 7.30pm

Histon Baptist Church, Poplar Road, Cambridge CB24 9LN
Sunday November 23,

St Peter's Church, Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AL

With Chiara Vinci soprano, Barbara Law & Evelyn Nallen recorders

Malcolm Creese double bass, Francis Knights harpsichord

Cambridge’s Recorder Band Zero Gravity

Music by Arne, Handel, Telemann and Purcell

tickets at the door £15 or book online


Loki Music


Baroque music from London, Paris and Prussia

Saturday 22 November,
6pm - 8.30pm

Framlingham Unitarian Chapel, Bridge Street, Framlingham Suffolk IP13 9AJ


Tickets cost £12 and £6 [students, unemployed/income support] and free for under-16s
Enquiries 01728 660 321 or the website

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 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

Eboracum Baroque


Saturday 20th December,

St John's College Chapel, Cambridge

Performed by candlelight on period instruments

Britten's Ceremony of Carols

Saturday 29th November, 1pm
St Michael’s Church (Michaelhouse), Trinity Street,


Messiah tickets: £12, £10 (Concessions) and £5 (Students)
Ceremony of Carols tickets: £8, £5 (Concessions/students)

In aid of Cancer Research UK

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 2014-15 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 19/11/2014. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments