Early Music Concert Diary
Please check details with concert organisers before turning up for a concert, as this information comes from a variety of sources which may not all be accurate. Start times are 7.30 pm unless stated. N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software. Information on concert venues
NOVEMBER
Thur 10 Wigmore Hall. Iestyn Davies (countertenor) Thomas Dunford (lute). Dowland
10-12 Early Music Festival and Exhibition at Blackheath Halls (TVEMF volunteers wanted)
Fri 11 Newbury, Shaw House, Church Road, RG14 2DR, 8pm. Ravish’d by Magic – Early Music with Charivari Agréable www.westberkshireheritage.org/whats-on/ravishd-by-magic-charivari-agreable-early-music (01635 279279)
Sat 12 London, Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street,W1K 2PA, 6pm. Handel House Singers with soloists (dir. Laurence Cummings). Handel: Messiah pt. 1 www.handelhendrix.org
Sat 12 London, Holy Trinity Rotherhithe, 7pm. Musica Antica Rotherhithe. Gl’Innamorati: Love & Loss in 17th C Venice
Sun 13 Oxford Holywell Music Room, 6pm. Improviso. European Connections in 18thC London
Tues 15 Oxford, Bate Collection, 2pm. Mike Bardsley performs on the newly restored Tisseran harpsichord, London 1700
Tues 15 Wigmore Hall Le Concert d’Astrée. Mozart
Thur 17 Oxford, Wharton Room, All Souls, 5-7pm. Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance music (also on 10th Nov and 1st Dec)
Thur 17 London, St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe, 7.30. Exmoor Singers & Tallis Festival Choir. Latin church music by Byrd and Tallis. Tickets at the door or from tickets*exmoorsingers.org
17,18,19 Oxford, New College Antechapel. New Chamber Opera. Purcell: Dido & Aeneas
Fri 18 St John's Smith Square 7pm Early Opera Company. Handel: Serse
Fri 18 Oxford, Holywell Music room. Instruments of Time and Truth. French baroque jewels
18-20 Teddington, Normansfield Theatre. Richmond Opera (formerly Isleworth Baroque) perform The Magic Flute by Mozart richmondopera.org.uk
Sat 19 London, St Mary-the-Virgin, Elsworthy Rd, Primrose Hill, NW3 3DJ, 7.30pm. Camden Chamber Choir, Ben Hulme (organ & piano) 'Hail Bright Cecilia!’ A concert on the Feast of the Patron Saint of Music. Programme includes the two Odes to St Cecilia (excerpts) by Purcell & Handel, plus dedicated works by Palestrina and Skjavetic. Tickets at door or email info*camdenchamberchoir.org.uk to reserve tickets.
Mon 21 St Michael at the Northgate, Cornmarket St., Oxford, 1.00-1.40 pm. Skeleton Crew. Lunchtime recital of early music. Admission Free (charity donations appreciated)
Tues 22 Wigmore Hall Dunedin Consort. Purcell & Locke
Sat 26 St John's Smith Square Anton Bruckner Choir. Mozart: Mass in C Minor, Handel: Dixit Dominus
Sun 27 London, St Peter’s Church, Belsize Park, NW3 4HY, 6.30. Belsize Baroque. Handel, Purcell, Corelli & Muffat www.belsizebaroque.org.uk
Mon 28 Wigmore Hall La Nuova Musica. Cavalli: La Calisto
Tues 29 Oxford Holywell Music Room, 7.30. Prince Regent’s Band
Wed 30 London, Chapel Royal, Tower of London. Joglaresa
DECEMBER
Thur 1 Wigmore Hall Philippe Jaroussky, Le Concert de la Loge Olympique. Telemann & Bach cantatas
Fri 2 St Paul’s Wokingham RG41 1EH, 7.30pm. Siglo d’Oro. Drop Down Ye Heavens: Advent music by Mornable, Josquin, Hieronymus Praetorius, Weir, Allain and Pott rosamund*siglodeoro.co.uk
Sat 3 London, St Mary Woolnoth, King William St EC3V 9AN, 7.30. Chelys Consort of Viols with Sarah Finch (actress). Music from the time of Shakespeare, with readings from his plays and sonnets, and extracts from William Kemp's 'Nine Days Wonder' www.ticketscourse.co.uk/chelys
Sun 4 Northwood, St John's URC, Hallowell Rd, HA6 1DN, 3pm (a one-hour concert followed by refreshments) Chelys Consort of Viols with Sarah Finch (actress). Music from the time of Shakespeare, with readings from his plays and sonnets, and extracts from William Kemp's 'Nine Days Wonder'. Tickets from www.ticketscourse.co.uk/chelys
Sun 4 Wigmore Hall Collegium Vocale Gent. Schein: Israelis Brünlein
Sun 4 London. Red Priest. Better Red Than Dead – 20th Anniversary Tour
4-11 Spitalfields Festival includes a number of early music concerts www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk
Mon 5 London. Piers Adams charity concert
Wed 7 Spitalfields Festival. The English Concert
Thur 8 Stowe School, Bucks. Red Priest
Thur 8 St John's Smith Square. OSJ & OSJ Voices. Handel: Messiah
Fri 9 London, Cadogan Hall, 7pm. OAE. Bach: Christmas Oratorio 1-3
Sat 10 London, Cadogan Hall, 7pm. OAE. Bach: Christmas Oratorio 4-6
Sat 10 Dorchester Abbey. OSJ & OSJ Oxford Voices. Handel: Messiah
Sat 10 London, St Leonard's Shoreditch E1 6JN, 7pm. Siglo d’Oro. Drop Down Ye Heavens: Advent music by Mornable, Josquin, Hieronymus Praetorius, Weir, Allain and Pott. rosamund*siglodeoro.co.uk
Sun 11 Oxford, SJE Arts, Iffley Road. OSJ & OSJ Voices. Handel: Messiah
Wed 14 Wigmore Hall Arcangelo. Bach & Telemann
Thur 15 Oxford, Sheldonian. Bach: Christmas Oratorio 1-3
Fri 16 Little Missenden church, 8pm. The Mellstock Band. Christmas in Mellstock
Fri 16 Wigmore Hall Trevor Pinnock 70th birthday concert
Sat 17 London, St. George’s Bloomsbury. Renaissance Singers. Shepherds, what have you seen?
Mon 19 Newbury, Shaw House, Church Road, RG14 2DR, 7.30pm,. A Brief History of Christmas with GreenMatthews (01635 279279) www.westberkshireheritage.org/whats-on/a-brief-history-of-christmas
Mon 19 Wigmore Hall The King’s Consort. Christmas in Venice
Tues 20 Wigmore Hall Alison Balsom (trumpet) Balsom Ensemble. Biber, Bach, Handel, Fasch etc
Wed 21 Wigmore Hall Mahan Esfahani (hpschd) Bach: Goldberg Variations
Tues 22 Wigmore Hall Vox Luminis. Vivaldi & Handel
Thur 29 Wigmore Hall Ensemble Claudiana. Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Bach, Handel, Lotti etc
Fri 30 London, St Peter ad Vincula, Tower Hill, 7pm. Joglaresa
Sat 31 Wigmore Hall, 7pm. The English Concert. New Year’s Eve Concert
JANUARY 2017
Mon 9 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Richard Egarr (hpschd) Byrd, Purcell & Blow
Thur 12 Wigmore Hall 4.45pm. Introduction to Music 1: Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier (Roy Stratford)
Fri 13 Wigmore Hall Arcangelo, Kristian Bezuidenhout (hpschd) Bach & Telemann
Sat 14 Wigmore Hall 11am-12 noon. Family concert (6+) The Fairy Queen
Mon 16 Wigmore Hall Soloists of Les Arts Florissants. Monteverdi, masters and poets
Thur 19 Wigmore Hall 4.45pm. Introduction to Music 2: Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier
Sat 21 London, Church of the English Martrys, 2 Mitcham Lane SW16 6NN, 7.30 pm. Duo Maddalena. Medieval songs, duets and instrumental music from France, England and the Netherlands, with voices, recorders, lute, vielle-à-roue and percussion. Entry £10 on the door lucygreenford*outlook.com www.facebook.com/DuoMaddalena
Thur 26 Wigmore Hall 4.45pm. Introduction to Music 3: Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier
Sat 28 Wigmore Hall Le Concert de la Loge Olympique. Handel
FEBRUARY 2017
Tues 7 Wigmore Hall The English Concert, Rachel Podger (dir/violin) Bach & Telemann
Fri 10 St John's Smith Square 7pm. OAE Méhul, Gluck, Beethoven etc
Sat 11 Reading Concert Hall, 7.30. Reading Bach Choir, Orchestra Con Amici Barocco, professional soloists. 50th Anniversary concert, JS Bach: Mass in B min. tickets*readingbachchoir.org.uk
Sat 11 London, King’s Place. OAE. Turning points: Vivaldi www.oae.co.uk/event turning-points-vivaldi-the-contest-between-harmony-and-invention/
Fri 17 Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 7.30. Boxwood and Brass. Boieldieu, Triebensee, Beethoven
Mon 20 Wigmore Hall The Sixteen & Fretwork. Buxtehude & Scheidt
Sat 25 Newbury, Shaw House, Church Road, RG14 2DR, 8pm. My Layde Loves – Early Music with Charivari Agréable. 01635 279279 www.westberkshireheritage.org/whats-on/my-ladye-loves-charivari-agreable-early-music
Tues 28 Wigmore Hall Theatre of the Ayre. The Masque of Moments
MARCH 2017
Mon 6 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Carolyn Sampson (sop) Matthew Wadsworth (lute/theorbo) Dowland, Purcell & modern
Sat 25 London, St James’s, Piccadilly. Petros Singers, Robert Murray, Emma Kirkby, David Allsopp, James Hall & Giles Underwood. Handel: Belshazzar www.petrossingers.org
Thur 9 WH The Tallis Scholars. Isaac & Mouton
Thur 23 Wigmore Hall The King’s Consort. Purcell’s music for the Chapel Royal
Mon 27 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Gallicantus vocal ensemble. Mundy, Tye, Tallis etc
Wed 29 Wigmore Hall Early Opera Company. Handel: Alceste
MAY 2017
Mon 1 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Lawrece Zazzo (countertenor) Daniele Caminiti (archlute/bar guitar) Julian Perkins (hpschd/organ) Jonathan Rees (gamba) Verdelot, D’India, Carissimi, Caccini, Frescobaldi, Strozzi etc
Tues 2 St John's Smith Square 7pm. OAE. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
12-20 London Festival of Baroque Music
Fri 12 London LFBM. Early Opera Company. Pergolesi
Sat 13 Banstead. Red Priest. Handel in the Wind
Sat 13 London LFBM Florilegium. Telemann
Sun 14 London LFBM Monteverdi Vespers
Sat 20 London, King’s Place. OAE. Turning points: Bach www.oae.co.uk/event/turning-points-bach
Mon 22 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Phantasm viol consort. Lawes & Locke
JUNE 2017
Mon 7 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Mahan Esfahani (hpschd). Tomkins, Farnaby, WF Bach, Cowell, Steve Reich
JULY 2017
Mon 3 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Maurice Steger (rec) Jean rondeau (hpschd). Hasse, Falconieri, Storace, Castrucci, Scarlatti & Sammartini
T ues 4 St John's Smith Square 7pm. OAE. Bach goes to Paris: Campra, Fischer, Bach & Rameau
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