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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
Sat 7 Oxford, Queen’s College chapel, 7.30. Contrapunctus. Music from the Baldwin Partbooks (see Events for related workshop)
Sat 7 London, St Mary-the-Virgin, Elsworthy Rd, Primrose Hill, NW3 3DJ, 7.30pm. Camden Chamber Choir, Peter Lea-Cox (organ). European Motets from across Nine Centuries inc. Hildegard von Bingen, Pérotin, Machaut, Senfl, Palestrina, Guerrero, Byrd, Monteverdi, Schütz, JC Bach, Brahms, Saint-Saens, Franck, Elgar & Stanford. Tickets at door or reserve from info*camdenchamberchoir.org.uk www.camdenchamberchoir.org.uk
Sun 8 Oxford, St Peter’s College Chapel. JS Bach: Matthäus Passion. Free with retiring collection
Sun 8 Music in New Malden, 3pm. Emily Robinson – cello, Jane Booth – clarinet, John Irving – fortepiano. Beethoven: Trio Op.11, cello sonata Op.5
Mon 9 London Coliseum, 7pm. ENO. Purcell: The Indian Queen
Tues 10 Wigmore Hall The English Concert. Locke, Purcell & Blow
Wed 11 London, King’s College Chapel, Strand 6.30pm. Choir of King’s College London and cornets, sackbuts, violins and continuo from the Royal Academy of Music and University of North Carolina. Gabrieli: Symphoniae Sacrae 1615. Free admission
Thur 12 London Coliseum, 7pm. ENO. Purcell: The Indian Queen
Fri 13 Wigmore Hall The King’s Consort. Monteverdi & A Gabrieli
Sat 14 London Coliseum, 3pm. ENO. Purcell: The Indian Queen
Sat 14 London, St George’s Bloomsbury Renaissance Singers
Sat 14 Wimbledon Music by the Commons. Follia. 'The Marvel of our Century' marking the 350th anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.
Sat 14 London, St George’s Bloomsbury WC1A 2HR. Renaissance Singers. The Master’s Apprentice. Cipriano de Rore and the Influence of Josquin des Prez
Sun 15 Greenwich, St Alfege Church SE10 9BJ. Pre-concert talk 7 pm, concert 7.30. Thomas Tallis Society, director Eamonn Dougan. McDowall: Stabat Mater (London premiere, with Blackheath Conservatoire Children’s Choir), Lobo: Lamentations, Morales, Victoria, Lotti.
Tues 17 Wigmore Hall Carolyn Sampson (sop) Elizabeth Kenny (lute) Jonathan Manson (bass viol) Laurence Cummings (hpschd) Purcell
Thur 19 Hatchlands 11am. Alec Cobbe tour of the keyboard instruments
Thur 19 London, St Andrews Holborn, 5 St Andrew Street EC4A 3AB, 7.30. Orlando Chamber Choir, Libby Burgess (organ). 20th anniversary concert. Music by Orlando Gibbons and Orlando di Lasso orlandochoir.org.uk
Fri 20 St John's Smith Square La Nuova Musica. Bach, Locatelli, Vivaldi, Pergolesi
Sat 21 London, St. Michael and All Angels, Bath Road, Bedford Park W4 1TT, 7.30. Chiswick Choir and Orchestra. J S Bach: Mass in B Minor. Tickets on the door or from choir members www.chiswickchoir.org.uk/concerts/spring-2015.html
Sat 21 St John's Smith Square English Baroque Choir, Brandenburg Sinfonia. Purcell: The Fairy Queen
Sat 21 Esher, Surrey, All Saints' Church, Weston Green KT10 8JL, 7.30pm. The Ripieno Choir, Masterpieces of the Renaissance, including from the Eton Choirbook – John Browne's Stabat Mater and Robert Wylkynson's nine-part Salve Regina, plus Taverner, Philips, Victoria and Byrd vox*ripienochoir.org.uk www.ripienochoir.org.uk (020 3137 0376/020 8399 2714)
Sat 21 Worcester, Old St Martin's Church, Cornmarket, 7.30pm. Chelys Consort of Viols. All the Kings' Men - Music from the courts of Charles I and II www.earlymusicworcs.org 20
Sat 21 High Wycombe, All Saints Parish Church, HP13 6RF, 7.30pm. Chiltern Camerata. JS Bach: Mass in B Minor www.chiltern-camerata.org.uk
21-29 Worcester Early Music Festival www.earlymusicworcs.org
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
Mon 23 Wigmore Hall The Cardinall’s Musick. Fayrfax Celebration. Fayrfax, Turges, Sampson, Ludford, Taverner, Henry VIII
Fri 27 St John's Smith Square City of London Choir, Music for Awhile. Bach: St John Passion
Sat 28 St. Mary’s Church, South Woodford, London E18 2PA 7 pm. Valentine Singers, Jericho Ensemble. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (020 8550 4654) www.valentinesinger.org
Sat 28 SJSS 7pm. Anton Bruckner Choir, Grey Coat Hospital Chamber Choir, Orchestra of St John’s. Bach: St Matthew Passion
Sat 28 London, St James’s Piccadilly. London, St James's Piccadilly. Petros Singers with the London Mozart Players and Mark Dobell as Evangelist. Bach: St John Passion www.petrossingers.org www.wegottickets.com/petrossingers tickets*petrossingers.org
Sat 28 Bath, St Alphege Church, Oldfield Lane BA2 3NR. Paragon Singers: Victoria Lamentations and James MacMillan's Tenebrae Responsories (01225 463362)
Sun 29 Oxford, Merton College Chapel 5pm. Merton Choir & Oxford Baroque. JS Bach: Mass in B min. Tickets from the Oxford Playhouse and on the door
Sun 29 St John's Smith Square Smith Square Voices, Chartwell Sinfonia. Handel: Messiah (see events for Come and Sing)
Sun 29 The Great Hall, University of Reading, London Road RG1 5AQ, 6pm. South Chiltern Choral Society. Purcell Dido and Aeneas, Come ye Sons of Art, Handel Zadok the Priest. Tickets www.southchilternchoralsociety.org.uk
Tues 31 Los Músicos de Su Alteza. Monteverdi, Grandi, Correa de Arauxo, Berges, Kapsberger, Ferrari, Bruna & Sances
Thur 2 Oxford, The Queen’s College, 7pm. Oxford Philomusica, Queen’s College Choir. JS Bach: St John Passion www.oxfordphil.com (01865 980980)
Thur 2 Wigmore Hall The English Concert. Schütz, JC Bach & Buxtehude
Sat 4 Wigmore Hall Dunedin Consort. Bach: St John Passion
Tues 7 Wigmore Hall Andreas Scholl (countertenor) etc. Lanzettil, Vivaldi, A Scarlatti etc
Thur 9 Hatchlands, 7.30pm. Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano) Mozart
Sat 11 Hitchin, Queen Mother Theatre. Benslow Baroque Opera. Handel: Acis & Galatea, staged.
Tues 14 Wigmore Hall London Handel Players. Handel
Wed 22 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Geoffrey Govier (fortepiano) Mozart
24-3 London, Upstairs at The Gatehouse, Highgate N6 4BD. Hampstead Garden Opera with Musica Poetica London. Handel: Xerxes (020 8340 3488) www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com
Mon 27 Wigmore Hall 1pm. Antoine Tamestit (viola) Bach & Hindemith
Sun 3 Oxford Holywell Music Room, 8pm. Rachel Podger (violin) Maggie Cole (hpschd) JS Bach Tickets Oxford
Wed 6 Hatchlands 12 noon. Royal Academy of Music Baroque Ensemble. Couperin, Rebel, Telemann
Thur 7 Hatchlands, 7.30pm. The Bach Players. An Italian in Paris
Sun 10 Music in New Malden, 3pm. Guildhall School Cantata Ensemble
Wed 13 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Royal College of Music Historical Performance Dept. 21 Handel, Bach, Royer, Telemann, Corelli, Vivaldi
14-17 Amsterdam Conservatoire. International recorder festival Open Recorder Days Amsterdam invites all amateur players to participate in the international competition. The festival includes performances by top soloist and ensembles, workshops, masterclasses, showcases and a market. www.openrecorderdays.com/en
Fri 15 St John's Smith Square 6pm. Festival Talk: From Salon to Stage: The Genius of Female Baroque Musicians (Dr Berta Joncus) London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Fri 15 London, Lumen Church, 6.30-7.30, Musicke in the Ayre (Marina Theodoropoulou soprano, Din Ghani lute): From ground to ayre – lute songs with ostinato basses din*musicke-in-the-ayre.org
Fri 15 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm Bach Collegium Japan, Hana Blažíková (sop) Masaaki Suzuki hpschd/dir. How Joyful is my Heart - JS Bach Concertos and solo cantatas London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Fri 15 Oxford Early Music Festival. University Church, High Street, 7.30pm. Ensemble 45, International Baroque Players, English Cornet and Sackbut Ensemble, Frideswide Voices and the choristers of Magdalen College, Emily van Evera, Cecilia Osmond, Nicholas Mulroy, Nick Pritchard, Edward Grint, Giles Underwood. Monteverdi “Vespers of 1610”. Tickets Oxford
Sat 16 St John's Smith Square 4pm. Concerto Soave. Canto delle Dame - women composers from 17th-century Italy London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Sat 16 Oxford Early Music Festival. Magdalen College Chapel, High Street, 6pm. Evensong featuring the music of Thomas Tomkins and John Ward for voices and viols, with the choir of Magdalen College Chapel Choir and Phantasm.
Sat 16 St John's Smith Square 7pm. Ex Cathedra, Carolyn Sampson (sop). Music for Marie Fel by Rameau, Lalande, Mondonville etc London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Sat 16 Oxford Early Music Festival. Queens College Chapel, High Street, 7.30pm. J.S.Bach organ works performed by John But. Tickets Oxford
Sat 16 Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 7.30. Chelys Consort of Viols with David Gould, counter tenor. Pictures At An Exhibition - Music inspired by the paintings of Renaissance Masters www.chelys.webeden.co.uk *TicketsOxford
Sat 16 Oxford Early Music Festival. 9pm, venue tbc. Oxford Baroque. Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres. Tickets Oxford
Sat 16 St John's Smith Square 9.30pm. Duo Domenico: Jonathan Rees & Vladimir Waltham (cellos & bass viols). Late o’Clock Baroque - a contest between cello and bass viol in music by Bach, Forqueray, Barrière and Masse, among others London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Sun 17 Oxford Early Music Festival. 1pm, venue tbc. Lute song recital by Nicholas Mulroy and Elizabeth Kenny. Tickets Oxford
Sun 17 The Wallace Collection Gallery Tour, 2pm. Music, Dance and Gallantry in 18th- Century French Art London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Sun 17 The Wallace Collection, 3.30pm. The Bach Players, Béatrice Martin (hpschd). ‘A wonder has appeared in Paris’ – harpsichord solos and chamber music by , Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Sun 17 Oxford Early Music Festival. Church of St John the Evangelist, Iffley Rd, 7pm. Stile Antico. ‘In Pace’ – Music for Compline. Tickets Oxford
Sun 17 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm. Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Kati Debretzeni violin/dir. A Visit to the Pietà. Vivaldi’s Gloria was written for all-female forces. This concert recreates the lost sound-world of Vivaldi’s sacred music. London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Mon 18 St John's Smith Square 1.05pm Medici, Rowan Pierce (sop). Handel, Bach, Royer, Telemann, Corelli and Vivaldi London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Mon 18 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm. Julia Doyle & Grace Davidson (sop) Jonathan Manson (bass viol) Steven Devine (hpschd/dir) François Couperin: Leçons des ténèbres London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Tues 19 St John's Smith Square Westminster Abbey 7.30pm. The Choir of Westminster Abbey, St James’s Baroque. Monteverdi: Vespers 1610 London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS 22
Tues 19 Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 7.30. Syrinx. Music for oboes, horns & bassoons by Telemann Tickets Oxford
Thur 21 Hatchlands, 7.30. Paolo Zanzu (1815 Viennese piano) Schubert
Wed 27 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Emma Abate & Julian Perkins (1815 Viennese piano). Duets by JC Bach, Schubert & Mozart
2-16 Spitalfields Summer Music Festival has a lot of early music concerts. See www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2015
Wed 3 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Guildhall Cantata Ensemble. Music from18th C Latin- American manuscripts
Thur 4 Hatchlands 7.30pm. Florilegium Trio. Bach, Handel & Abel
Sun 7 Oxford, Wolfson College, 5.00-6.00, Musicke in the Ayre (Oscar Garcia-Prada countertenor, Din Ghani lutes): Going to ground – lute songs with ostinato basses
Mon 8 Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 7.30. Phantasm with Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo) 16th & 17th century consort music Tickets Oxford
Wed 10 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Catalina Vicens (hpschd & virginals) Cembalo Transalpino
Sat 13 Wimbledon Music by the Commons. Emily Van Evera with Andrew Knowles
Sun 14 Music in New Malden, 3pm. DeNOTE and guests, John Irving and Steven Devine – fortepianos. Mozart: piano conc K365, WF Bach: Double concerto
Fri 19 London, Lumen Church, 6.30-7.30, Musicke in the Ayre (Alysha Paterson soprano, Din Ghani lute): From dusk to dawn – lute songs of nocturnal goings- on, and magical mornings din*musicke-in-the-ayre.org
Tues 23 Hatchlands, 7.30pm. Alina Ibragimova (violin) Carole Cerasi (Ruckers hpschd) JS Bach
Wed 24 Hatchlands 12 noon. John Crockatt (violins) Tom Foster (hpschd) Corelli & Bach
Wed 1 Hatchlands 12 noon. Goeffrey Govier (fortepiano) Mozart
Thur 2 Hatchlands 12 noon. Goeffrey Govier (fortepiano) Mozart (repeat of Wed 1 if there is sufficient demand)
Thu 9 London, Handel House Museum, 6.30-7.30, Musicke in the Ayre (Helen Atkinson soprano & lute, Melissa Scott mezzo, Esha Neogy bass viol, Din Ghani lute & archlute): Some weddings and a few funerals – songs and duets that celebrate marriage and commemorate the departed din*musicke-in-the-ayre.org
Tues 14 Hatchlands, 7.30pm. The Waterloo Concert on violin, cello & two early pianos
Fri 24 London, Lumen Church, 6.30-7.30, Musicke in the Ayre (Marie Lemaire soprano, Carmel de Jager mezzo, Din Ghani lute): A tapestry of tears - solo songs and duets exploring the symbolism of tears din*musicke-in-the-ayre.org
23-8 Brighton Early Music Festival www.bremf.org.uk
concert venue information
top of page