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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
MAY
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 Oxford, Bate Collection, 2pm. Mike Bardsley harpsichord recital (free)
Tues 2 St John's Smith Square 7pm. OAE. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Fri 5 Wigmore Hall 10pm. Arcangelo. Biber, Buxtehude, Schmelzer & Kühnel
Sat 6 Oxford, Merton College Chapel. Merton College Choir, Instruments of Time and Truth. Bach, Handel Music at Oxford
5-13 Worcestershire Early Music Festival
Wed 10 Oxford, Bate Collection, 2pm. Will Croft viola d’amore recital (free)
Thur 11 Leaherhead, St John’s School, Epsom Road KT22 8SP, 7pm. Rose Consort of Viols. ‘For ye Violls’ - four-part fantasias and dance music from Tudor and Stuart England www.stjohnsleatherhead.co.uk/events.aspx
12-20 London Festival of Baroque Music
12-21 Highgate, Jacksons Lane Theatre, N6 5AA. Times vary. Hampstead Garden Opera, Musica Poetica with period instruments. Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (in Italian with surtitles) www.hgo.org.uk/tickets
Fri 12 St John's Smith Square 1.05pm. Ensemble Molière
Fri 12 St John's Smith Square 6pm. Festival talk by Lindsay Kemp Monteverdi & Telemann
Fri 12 London, National Portrait Gallery, WC2H 0HE. 6.30pm. Musicke in the Ayre (Emily Murphy, soprano and Din Ghani, lute) “Elegies & Epithalamia” lute songs for Stuart wedding & funerals (part of Late Shift). Free entry www.npg.org.uk
Fri 12 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm. Early Opera Company. Pergolesi etc
Sat 13 Greenwich, St Alfege church SE10 9BJ, 1pm. Musicke in the Ayre (Alysha Paterson & Timea Gazdag, sopranos, Esha Neogy, bass viol, Din Ghani, lutes) “Campion & collaborators” celebrating 450th anniversary of Thomas Campion’s birth. Free entry www.st-alfege.org
Sat 13 London, St Peter’s Eaton Sq, 4pm. St John's Smith Square Jean Rondeau (hpschd) Rameau & Royer
Sat 13 St John's Smith Square 7pm. Florilegium. Telemann inc cantata Ino
Sat 13 Banstead. Red Priest. Handel in the Wind
Sat 13 London, St Sepulchre-without-Newgate EC1A 2DQ, 7.30. Renaissance Singers Singers. Sacred music by Josquin, Lassus and Pärt
Sat 13 St John's Smith Square 9.30pm. Jasmin Toccata. European Baroque meets Persian tradition
Sun 14 St John's Smith Square 7.30. Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Vox Luminis. Monteverdi: Vespers
Tues 16 Oxford, Bate Collection, 2pm. Francis Knights clavichord recital (free)
Tues 16 Westminster Abbey 7pm. Choir of Westminster Abbey, St James’s Baroque. JS Bach: Mass in B minor St John's Smith Square
Wed 17 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Guildhall Cantata Ensemble. Charpentier and Couperin.
Wed 17 St John's Smith Square 1.05pm. Ensemble Hesperi (recorder and harpsichord duo) music from 18th-century Scotland.
Wed 17 St John's Smith Square 7.30. Les Passions de l’Ame. Biber, Schmelzer, Fux etc
Thur 18 St John's Smith Square 6.15pm. Pre-concert Talk. Robert Hollingworth talks to Lindsay Kemp about Monteverdi and L’Orfeo.
Thur18 St John's Smith Square 7.45pm. I Fagiolini, the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble. Monteverdi: L’Orfeo (semi-staged)
Thur 18 Wigmore Hall Alison Balsom (trumpet), Lucy Crowe (sop) The Balsom Ensemble. Bach, Handel & Purcell
Fri 19 St John's Smith Square 1.05pm. Nathaniel Mander (hpschd)Byrd, Tomkins, Blow, J. C. Bach & Haydn
Fri 19 Hampton. A celebration of the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death Kingston Early Music series
Fri 19 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm. European Union Baroque Orchestra. On the brink of love
Fri 19 Oxford, Sheldonian Theatre, 7.30. La Serenissima. Caldara, Corelli, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Tartini etc. Pre-conc talk 6.30. Music at Oxford
Sat 20 St John's Smith Square 7pm. Holst Singers, soloists, Academy of Ancient Music. Handel: Jephtha
Sat 20 London, King’s Place. OAE. Turning points: Bach www.oae.co.uk/event/turning-points-bach
Sun 21 Enfield, 5pm. Songs, airs & dances from Jane Austen’s notebook
Mon 22 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Phantasm viol consort. Lawes & Locke
Sat 27 th Wallingford, St Peter’s Church, 8pm. Ceruleo Ensemble. ‘Aspects of Love’ www.ceruleo.co.uk
Tues 30 Wigmore Hall Stile Antico. Lassus, Schütz, Handl, Hassler, Daser, Knöfel & JS Bach
JUNE
Mon 5 Oxford, St Michael at the Northgate, Cornmarket St, 1.00-1.40 pm. Skeleton Crew. lunchtime recital of early music. Admission Free (charity donations appreciated)
Mon 5 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Mahan Esfahani (hpschd). Tomkins, Farnaby, WF Bach, Cowell, Steve Reich
Mon 5 Hatchlands, 7.30. Brook Street Band. Bach, Telemann and Handel
Tues 6 Oxford, Bate Collection, 2pm. Mike Bardsley harpsichord recital (free)
Tues 6 Oxford, Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15. Research Colloquium. John Cunningham: Reimagining the “English” trio sonata between Purcell and Handel, followed by discussion and drinks reception
Thur 8 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Emma Kirkby (sop) Marcia Hadjimarkos (Longman and Broderip piano thought to have belonged to Haydn). Georgian canzonets reflecting Haydn’s time in London by Haydn, Shield, Salomon, Storace & Pinto
Wed 14 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Jean Rondeau (hpschd). Bach: Goldberg Variations
Fri 16 Abingdon, Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon Abbey Buildings, Checker Walk OX14 3JB, 7pm. Alison Crum and Roy Marks. A Spagna in the Works: Renaissance miniature masterpieces inc 16th C dances, divisions & instrumental settings, played on early viols and lute. There will also be an ‘introduction to the instruments’ in the late afternoon. Prosecco and strawberries on the lawn in the interval tickets*friendsofabingdon.org.uk www.friendsofabingdon.org.uk
Wed 21 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Royal Academy of Music Baroque Ensemble. Lully, Couperin & Rameau
Sat 24 Hillingdon, All Saints Church UB10 9BT, 7.30. Sine Nomine Singers. Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci plus motets by Victoria, Guerrero & Morales (0208 933 7908)
Wed 28 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Royal College of Music Historical Performance Dept. Handel, Vivaldi & Pergolesi
JULY
Mon 3 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Maurice Steger (rec) Jean rondeau (hpschd). Hasse, Falconieri, Storace, Castrucci, Scarlatti & Sammartini
Tues 4 St John's Smith Square 7pm. OAE. Bach goes to Paris: Campra, Fischer, Bach & Rameau
Wed 5 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Elena Vorotko (hpschd). Scarlatti Influences & Influence pt I. A Scarlatti, D Scarlatti, Frescobaldi, Pasquini & Rameau
Fri 7 *Handel House, 6.30pm and 8pm. Ceruleo Ensemble. ‘Rival Queens’ www.ceruleo.co.uk
7-15 York Early Music Festival
Thur 13 Charlbury, Oxfordshire, St. Mary's Church, 7.30. vOx Chamber Choir. 12 and 16 Part Renaissance Masterpieces www.vox-choir-oxford.co.uk
Sat 15 Oxford, St Andrew’s Church, Linton Rd, OX2 6UH. vOx Chamber Choir. 12 and 16 Part Renaissance Masterpieces www.vox-choir-oxford.co.uk
Tues 18 Hitchin, Benslow Music Trust, 8pm. Rose Consort of Viols. Britons Abroad: consort music, fantasias & dances by British composers who fled their country for their faith Peter Philips, Richard Dering & John Bull or to find employment in foreign courts - such as William Brade and John Dowland (01462 459446) www.benslowmusic.org
Fri 21 Hampton. Harpsichord recital Kingston Early Music series
Fri 21 Westminster Abbey. Lacock Scholars
SEPTEMBER
Wed 13 London, Fenton House, 7pm. Ceruleo Ensemble. ‘Paradise Lost’ www.ceruleo.co.uk
Thur 14 Hatchlands. Richard Boothby (gamba) Silas Wollston (kbds). Abel and JC Bach music from a recently discovered cache in a castle in Poland
Sat 16 Kingston Early Music series Music Series, 7.30pm. Ceruleo Ensemble. ‘Betrayal’, a programme of music by Handel and Strozzi www.ceruleo.co.uk
Sun 17 Hatchlands, 7.30pm. Collegium Music 90. Telemann
Thur 21 Hatchlands 11-12.30. Tour of the Cobbe Collection of keyboard instruments by Alex Cobbe
OCTOBER
Thur 12 Hatchlands. Elena Vorotko (piano/hpschd) Scarlatti Influences & Influence pt II. D Scarlatti, JS Bach, WF Bach, Soler, Clementi, C Schumann, Brahms & Ravel
DECEMBER
15 Little Missenden Festival. Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments. The Longest Night Purcell, Playford, Norwegian music, etc.
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