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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
FEBRUARY
Fri 27 Oxford, Holywell Music Room 7.30. David Miller (lute). Dowland & Weiss Tickets Oxford
MARCH
Sun 1 St John's Smith Square 3pm. The Brook Street Band. Zimmerman’s Kaffeehaus
Sun 1 London, Foundling Museum, 3.00-4.00, Musicke in the Ayre (Lydia White soprano, Din Ghani lute & archlute): Songs from the Phoenix’ nest - Timeless tales of pain, passion and praise across five centuries.
Sat 7 Oxford, Queen’s College chapel, 7.30. Contrapunctus. Music from the Baldwin Partbooks (see Events for related workshop)
Sun 8 Music in New Malden, 3pm. Emily Robinson – cello, Jane Booth – clarinet, John Irving – fortepiano. Beethoven: Trio Op.11, cello sonata Op.5
Tues 10 Wigmore Hall The English Concert. Locke, Purcell & Blow
Fri 13 Wigmore Hall The King’s Consort. Monteverdi & A Gabrieli
Sat 14 London, St George’s Bloomsbury Renaissance Singers
Sat 14 St. John’s Church, Spencer Hill, Wimbledon SW19 4NZ. Music by the Commons: Boxwood and Brass playing "harmoniemusick" of the 18th & 19th centuries.
Tues 17 Wigmore Hall Carolyn Sampson (sop) Elizabeth Kenny (lute) Jonathan Manson (bass viol) Laurence Cummings (hpschd) Purcell
Fri 20 St John's Smith Square La Nuova Musica. Bach, Locatelli, Vivaldi, Pergolesi
Sat 21 St John's Smith Square English Baroque Choir, Brandenburg Sinfonia. Purcell: The Fairy Queen
Sat 21 Ripieno Choir All Saints' Church, Weston Green, Esher KT10 8JL. 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. 020 3137 0376 or 020 8399 2714
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 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. Petros Singers and Interplay. Bach: St John Passion www.petrossingers.org www.wegottickets.com/petrossingers tickets*petrossingers.org
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
APRIL
Sat 11 Hitchin, Queen Mother Theatre. Benslow Baroque Opera. Handel: Acis & Galatea, staged.
MAY
Sun 10 Music in New Malden, 3pm. Guildhall School Cantata Ensemble
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
15-17 Oxford early music festival
JUNE
Sun 14 Music in New Malden, 3pm. DeNOTE and guests, John Irving and Steven Devine – fortepianos. Mozart: piano conc K365, WF Bach: Double concerto
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