Early music concerts in East Anglia and beyond
'This Joyful Birth' - a musical journey through the Christmas story
Saturday 2nd December at 7.30pm
Little St Mary's Church, Cambridge
Tickets £25 and £15 from www.stileantico.co.uk/tickets
Regular features around East Anglia
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.
Suffolk Villages Festival Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music for voices and period instruments in beautiful old East Anglian churches during the August bank holiday weekend and at other times
Easter at King’s – a popular series of Easter concerts and services with a substantial Early Music element, in and around Cambridge
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
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
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. Another aim is to award bursaries to suitably gifted and committed young people to learn the organ.
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
a venture at Fitzwilliam
Cambridge, founded with the aim of presenting a biennial fully staged
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 Cambridge.
In 2012 Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas was performed in an all-student production.
Cambridge Handel Opera Company (CHOC) is a Cambridge-based charity devoted to staging productions of Handel’s operas that celebrate the fusion of music and the stage, in addition to concert performances of works by Handel’s contemporaries. It gave its first production, four staged performances of Rodelinda in April 2018 at The Leys, a school in central Cambridge under Artistic Director Julian Perkins. In 2022 the staged production was Tamerlano.
Out of area
South West London
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]. Another
venue used is Walpole Old Chapel, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 9AZ.
Early Music Performers in East Anglia
Kulcha – a listing of early-ish music and other events in Cambridge, and several useful links
gerontius – searchable directories of UK choirs and choral concerts, including Early Music events
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