Early Music Concerts in East Anglia and beyond

If you have an early music concert or course to advertise, let us know via the contacts page
Always check that tickets are available before turning up to any event

While the coronavirus crisis lasts do not assume that any of the advertised concerts will take place.
Check with the organisers.

Cambridge Early Music

Christmas concert: The Bach Players: 9 December
Five Biber 'Rosary' sonatas, played by Nicolette Moonen (violin) and Pawel Siwczak (organ)

Eboracum Baroque

Season highlights for the remainder of 2021 include:
(click on the event below to buy tickets)

04.12.21 A Baroque Christmas in Stamford

18.12.21 Handel's Messiah at Great St Mary's, Cambridge

21.12.21 A Baroque Christmas in Norwich

It is hoped to be able to present these concerts,
but the safety of audiences and performers is the first concern.

Colchester Early Music...
is back this winter with concerts of Medieval music on the first Sunday afternoons of December through to March
in both Marks Tey and Earls Colne.

Dates are:
5 December: Ensemble Amyas: “Yuletide Revels”
2 January: Trouvere: “Myrie may ye daunce!”
6 February: Consort of 1 - "M. Arbeau and friends"

all at St Andrew's Church, Marks Tey

6 March: Earls Colne Bells - The Colchester Waits
at St Andrew's Church, EARLS COLNE

Details and booking

Loki Music

Sunday 12th in Hadleigh, Suffolk: A Baroque Christmas for Soprano and viol consort

All details: https://www.lokimusic.co.uk/calendar/view?view=month&date=2021-12-27

Music and song connecting the past with the present

For a list of concerts, recitals and educational events go to http://www.hexachordia.com/

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

Norwich Baroquespecializing 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.

Eboracum Baroque put on many Early Music concerts in East Anglia, Lincolnshire, and London.

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 Cambridge.
In 2012 Purcell’s
Dido and Aeneas was performed in an all-student production.

Cambridge Handel Opera (CHOG) 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 included
Ariodante, Agrippina and Atalanta. Following the winding up of that group, Cambridge Handel Opera Company was founded, and gave its first production, four staged performances of Rodelinda in April 2018 at the Leys, Cambridge under Artistic Director Julian Perkins.
In 2020 the staged production will be

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

Philip Thorby, of Beccles, Suffolk

Peter Holman MBE 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

The Intrepid Academy

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 Musica 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 29/11/2021. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments