Early Music Concerts in East Anglia


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Respectable Groove:

Bach and the Organist's Daughter

Mumford Theatre, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT

Friday 9 October
 Free Lunchtime Concert 1.10pm


It's common knowledge that as a 20-year old brilliant organist, Bach walked half the length of Germany to meet the great Buxtehude in Lubeck. What happened while he was there is less well documented. Bach and the Organist's Daughter is a semi-dramatised musical account of his adventures, featuring some of the folk tunes he learned which inspired his work, a recreation of the young Bach's 'audition', his encounter with the woman in question and her illustrious father, and the musical backdrop to an extraordinary and formative episode in Bach's life.


Loki Music

The Baroque quartet Follia return to Suffolk,
playing music by Couperin, Marais and JS Bach [the trio from his Musical Offering]

Sunday 25th October at 3pm
St Michael’s Church, Framlingham 

For details click here.

The Bach Players

 Thursday 29 October, 7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN


Music by three predecessors of J.S. Bach as Kantor at St Thomas’s in Leipzig – Schein, Schelle, Kuhnau – and the first cantata that Bach composed for his new job there: the magnificent ‘Die Elenden sollen essen’
(BWV 75)

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Greenwich Early Music Festival and Exhibition

Concerts, masterclasses, lectures, showcases
Instruments and sheet music

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich SE10 9NN
Thurs. 12 – Sat. 14 November 2015
Adult admission £10/£15/£20

Eboracum Baroque

Handel's Messiah by candlelight
In aid of Cancer Research UK

Saturday 12th December, 7pm.
St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge
Tickets at £15/£13/£5 from www.eboracumbaroque.co.uk
07547 933704

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.

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 30/09/2015. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments