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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
SEPTEMBER
Mon 29 Wigmore Hall The English Concert, Rachel Podger (dir/violin) Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann
OCTOBER
Wed 1 London, St Mary Woolnoth, King William Street EC3V 9AN, 6pm ('Commuter Concert' - 1 hour). Chelys consort of viols with David Gould - counter tenor. Pictures at an Exhibition - music inspired by the paintings of Renaissance masters. Tickets 07949 511619 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/chelys www.chelys.webeden.co.uk
Wed 1 Wigmore Hall Les Paladins, Sandrine Piau (sop) Les Surprises de l’Amour. Rameau. Pre-conc talk by Graham Sadler at 6pm.
Sat 4 Morrel Room, Church Lane, Streatley-on-Thames, Berkshire, 7.30pm. Chelys consort of viols. All The Kings' Men - consort music from the courts of Charles I and II. Tickets 07949 511619 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/chelys www.chelys.webeden.co.uk
Sun 5 London, St Stephen's Rosslyn Hill NW2 2PP. Belsize Baroque and Adrian Butterfield. 18th-century works performed on period instruments. Mozart: Symphony No 25 in G minor and Violin Concerto No 5 in A major “Turkish”, Haydn: Symphony No. 82 in C maj “The Bear”. www.belsizebaroque.org.uk
Fri 10 Little Missenden Church, 8pm. Erebus Ensemble. The golden age of English choral music - Tallis, Byrd, Taverner, Gibbons, Sheppard and White, alongside works by sympathetic composers of our own time - Arvo Pärt, John Tavener and David Bednall. Little Missenden Festival
Sun 12 Little Missenden Church, 3pm. Mahan Esfahani (hpschd) Gibbons, JS Bach, CPE Bach and Rameau. Little Missenden Festival
Sun 12 Hatchlands, 7.30pm. Canzona. A Musical Grand Tour - Purcell, Blow, Cavalli, Legrenzi, Rosenmüller & Couperin
Wed 15 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Kenneth Weiss (hpschd & virginals) Dowland/Byrd, Bull, JS Bach, CPE Bach, D Scarlatti, Handel
Thur 16 Wigmore Hall Vox Luminis. Pachelbel, Buxtehude & Bach
Fri 17 London, Hackney Empire, 7.30pm. English Touring Opera. Haydn: Life on the Moon Hackney Empire (020 8985 2424) englishtouringopera.org.uk
Sat 18 London, Hackney Empire, 7.30pm. English Touring Opera. Handel: Ottone (020 8985 2424) englishtouringopera.org.uk
Wed 22 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Jennifer Morsches (cello) Robin Bigwood (hpschd) CPE Bach
Thur 23 Wigmore Hall Andreas Staier (fortepiano) Schumann & Beethoven
Fri 24 Wellingborough, The Castle. James Bowman Fiori Musicali
Sat 25 London, St George’s Bloomsbury WC1, 7.30. The Renaissance Singers. War and Peace in 17th C Germany
Sun 26 London, St Cuthbert’s, Philbeach Gardens SW5 9EB (Earls Court tube, Warwick Road exit) 6pm. Lacock Scholars. Victoria: Missa pro Defunctis. admission free www.lacock.org
Fri 31st Oct Lumen Church 88 Tavistock Place London WC1H 9RS Musicke in the Ayre (Lydia White soprano, Din Ghani lute, lute/archlute): Songs from the Phoenix’ nest: timeless tales of pain, passion and praise across 5 centuries.
NOVEMBER
Sat 1 Brighton, St George's Church, at 7.30pm Trade Roots: African and Brazilian Music Meet in a Portuguese Monastery Zak Ozmo director, L'Avventura London, with Sandra Medeiros, Ana Ferro, Bruno Almeida, and Manuel Rebelo A £20 (£18 conc); B £12 (£10 conc)
Sun 2 London, Acton Hill Church, W3 9BU, 4pm. Richard Boothby. Solo French Gamba music. Programme at door £6 concessions £5 children £2 www.actonhill.urc.org.uk
Thur 6 Hatchlands, 7.30. Mahan Esfahani (hpschd & piano) JS, JC, WF & CPE Bach
Thur 6 7.15pm Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, London W1V 2PA. Handel Water Music, Vivaldi Concerto in G minor, Bach Double Violin Concerto, Corelli Concerto Grosso no 12, Handel Fireworks Music. Belsize Baroque, Director & soloist: Adrian Butterfield. Tickets £30 (glass of wine included) in aid of DSMT admin@dominicsimpsontrust.org.uk 01983 862202 dominicsimpsontrust.org.uk
Mon 10 Oxford, St Michael at the Northgate, Cornmarket, Oxford, 1.00-1.40 pm. Skeleton Crew: lunchtime recital of early music. Admission Free (charity donations appreciated)
Sat 15 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm. Camden Choir, with Pro Arte, soloists and Nicholas Houghton (continuo). Handel : Athalia.
Sat 15 Surrey, Esher, All Saints' Church, Weston Green KT10 8JL, 7.30pm. The Ripieno Choir with The Monteverdi String Band. La Chapelle Royale: Rameau, Charpentier, Mondonville, Lully, Lalande & Le Prince vox*ripienochoir.org.uk www.ripienochoir.org.uk (020 3137 0376/020 8399 2714)
Sat 15 London, Holy Trinity, Sloane Sq. Platinum Consort. Eternal mother. Tavener & Josquin PROMS CADOGAN HALL box office
Sat 15th Nov St Mary-the-Virgin, Elsworthy Rd, Primrose Hill London NW3 3DJ info@camdenchamberchoir.org.uk Rameau and the French Baroque, with Camden Chamber Choir, Alison Hawke (soprano), Carol Tye-Coleman (soprano), Andrew Harper (baritone), Clare Shanks (oboe), Peter Lee-Cox (organ and pianoforte). Tickets at door £12, unwaged £10, or email info@camdenchamberchoir.org.uk to reserve tickets.
Fri 21st Nov Lumen Church 88 Tavistock Place London WC1H 9RS Musicke in the Ayre (Marie Lemaire soprano, Carmel de Jager mezzo, Din Ghani lute, lute/archlute): A tapestry of tears: solo songs and duets exploring the symbolism of tears.
Sun 23 London, St Cuthbert’s, Philbeach Gardens SW5 9EB (Earls Court tube, Warwick Road exit) 6pm. Lacock Scholars. Byrd: Christe qui lux es et dies, Ludford: Domine Jesu Christe and Ave cujus conceptio, Taverner: Mater Christi sanctissima. admission free www.lacock.org
Sun 23 London, Stationers’ Hall. Fiori Musicali. St Ceciliatide Festival
Wed 26 Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 7.30. Chelys Consort of Viols with Dan Tidhar (harpsichord). Fantasias and suites by Purcell, Jenkins, Simpson and Locke www.chelys.webeden.co.uk
DECEMBER
Fri 12 Little Missenden Church, 8.00pm. Joglaresa. Merriment & Misrule - Medieval, Tudor and folk carols, medieval parodies celebrating wine and ale, songs from the C16th Piae Cantiones, and "sparring fidels, duelling percussion and soaring voices". Little Missenden Festival
Tues 23 Northampton Guildhall. Fiori Musicali. Mr Handel’s Messiah
JANUARY
Sun 25 London, St Cuthbert’s, Philbeach Gardens SW5 9EB (Earls Court tube, Warwick Road exit) 6pm. Lacock Scholars. Tallis: Mass Puer natus and Mouton: Nesciens Mater. Admission free www.lacock.org
FEBRUARY
Sun 1 Sulgrave Manor. Fiori Musicali New Year Concert
Sun 22 London, St Cuthbert’s, Philbeach Gardens SW5 9EB (Earls Court tube, Warwick Road exit) 6pm. Lacock Scholars. Tye: Peccavimus cum patribus, Tallis: Suscipe quaeso and Miserere by and Sheppard: Media vita. Admission free www.lacock.org
MARCH
Sun 22 London, St Cuthbert’s, Philbeach Gardens SW5 9EB (Earls Court tube, Warwick Road exit) 6pm. Lacock Scholars. White: Lamentations and Miserere, Tallis: Lamentations II and In jejunio et fletu. Admission free www.lacock.org
APRIL
Sat 11 Hitchin, Queen Mother Theatre. Benslow Baroque Opera. Handel: Acis & Galatea, staged.
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