Early Music Concerts in East Anglia


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Cecilia Music presents
Tête à tête


Maria Sanger and Peter Wells

Baroque music for two virtuoso recorders

In the atmospheric wood-panelled 17th century Tithe Office at Oliver Cromwell’s House,
29 St Mary’s Street, Ely CB7 4HF
Sunday 21 September
Two performances, just under one hour each, starting at 2.00pm and at 3.00pm


Opus 2 duo sonatas by Telemann, arrangements from Bach's keyboard suites,
a dance suite by French baroque composer Jean-Jacques Mouret, and some lighter fare

All tickets £10.00 each. Advance booking is essential, reserved by telephoning Oliver Cromwell's House (which is also the Ely Tourist Information Centre) on 01353 662062 or emailing tic <AT> eastcambs.gov.uk


Free parking is available throughout Ely city centre, the closest being the East Cambs Council car park in
St Mary's Street, a 2-3 minute walk from the Cromwell House.

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


Greenwich Early Music Festival

Old Royal Naval College
, Greenwich, SE10 9NN
(easily reached from much of
East Anglia)

Events include:
Masterclasses with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Pamela Thorby
Concerts (some free) by various ensembles from Trinity Laban, and by:
Emma Murphy, Ibrahim Aziz, Steven Devine and David Gould, Ensemble DeNote, Philomel,
I Fagiolini, Anne-Suse Enßle (recorders), Fretwork, Brecon Baroque, dir. Rachel Podger
 Lecture on Bach’s Goldberg Variations
Makers’ demonstration recitals
Sheet music, CDs, etc. etc.
Early Music Fora stand with EEMF representation (volunteers welcome)

Admission : adult day ticket £8

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 10/09/2014. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments