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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
Mon 17 Oxford, Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St. Aldate’s, 1pm. Lunchtime recorder recital A Tre - With Lorenzo Cavasanti, Manuel Staropoli and Pamela Thorby. Mozart, Devienne, Spatling and Handel on reproductions of instruments from the Bate Collection www.bate.ox.ac.uk/bate-collection-concerts.html
Thur 20 London, Temple Church EC4Y 7BB. The Sixteen. Italian and Portuguese Baroque (020 7427 5641) www.templemusic.org
Fri 21 Sacred Heart Church, Edge Hill, Wimbledon, SW19 4LU, 8pm. The Sixteen. Renaissance polyphony by Sheppard, Davy and Mundy www.wimbledonmusicfestival.co.uk
Fri 21 London, Lumen Church, 6.30-7.30, 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.
21 & 22 Oxford, New College Ante-chapel, 8.30. New Chamber Opera. Albinoni: The Domineering Chambermaid (short intermezzo) https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/newchamberopera
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
Tues 25 London, Milton Court, 7.30pm. Academy of Ancient Music. The Grand Tour: Vienna & Paris
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
Thur 27 Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 7pm. Fiori Musicali. Telemann, Leclair, Tartini. Optional buffet supper after concert
Sat 29 Oxford, St Cross College, 9.15pm. Clavichord recital by David Ferrard. JS Bach, Telemann, CPE Bach. £12/£6 at the door
Sat 29 Wigmore Hall (all day) The Viola: a survey from the baroque to the present day
Sun 30 Music in New Malden, 3pm. The Harmonie Choir & Linden Baroque. Handel: Messiah part 1.
Sun 30 Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 3pm. John Irving fortepiano recital. Haydn (£14, conc £7 at the door)
Sun 30 London, *Milton Court, 7.30. Ex Cathedra Consort, Jeffrey Skidmore conductor, Fretwork viol consort. An Elizabethan Christmas. Byrd Mass for Four Voices, Tallis Videte miraculum, Gibbons etc. This programme explores the grandeur, the emotion and the deep beauty that lay at the heart of Christmas festivities at the court of Elizabeth I. excathedra.co.uk/an-elizabethan-christmas-milton-court
DECEMBER
Mon 1 St John's Smith Square 8pm. OSJ and OSJ Voices. Handel’s Messiah
Thur 4 London, King’s Place. Florilegium, Emma Kirkby. Leclair, Montéclair, Rebel etc
Sat 6 Christ Church, Spitalfields Festival, 7pm. The Sixteen. Christmas music
Sun 7 St. Anne's Church, Kew Green, TW9 3AA. 6PM Ars Eloquentiae perform three of Bach's earliest cantatas
Mon 8 Wigmore Hall 1pm. Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor) Ensemble Artaserse. Vivaldi etc
Mon 8 Wigmore Hall 7.30pm. The Cardinall’s Musick. Fayrfax, Lambe, Cornysh etc
Wed 10 Christ Church, Spitalfields Festival, 7pm. The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments. Nine Daies Wonder.
Thur 11 Christ Church, Spitalfields Festival 7pm. The English Concert. Bach, Wassenaer, Buxtehude, Locatelli
Fri 12 Christ Church, Spitalfields Festival, 7pm. Le Concert Spirituel. Muffat, Purcell, Biber, Charpentier, Corelli, JS Bach
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
Fri 12 Queen Elizabeth Hall The Sixteen. Christmas Music
Fri 12 Wigmore Hall Max Emanuel Cencic (countertenor) Il Pomo d’Oro. Vivaldi, Albinoni, Caldara, Gasparini etc
Sat 13 Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 4pm and 7.30pm. Oxford Waits celebrate a 17th century Christmas Tickets Oxford
Sat 13 Reading, Greyfriars Church, Friar Street, RG1 1EH, 7.30 pm. Reading Bach Choir with professional soloists and a period instruments ensemble. Handel's Messiah www.readingbachchoir.org.uk
Sat 13 The Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, 7.30pm. Orchestra of St John's Ashmolean Voices with Christmas readings by Tessa Peake-Jones. Ave Maria: Christmas Motets by Victoria, Josquin, Stravinsky, Rossini, Bruchner & Mendelssohn
Sun 14 St Mary’s Adderbury, nr Banbury, 4pm. Musicians directed by Laurence Cummings. Schutz: Christmas Oratorio and seasonal music by Byrd, Morley, Tallis, Praetorius, Victoria and Thomas Ravenscroft jobpeter*gmail.com
Sun 14 Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 7.30pm. Orchestra of St John's Christmas Prom. OSJ Ashmolean Voices with Christmas readings by Tessa Peake-Jones. Christmas Motets by Victoria, Josquin, Stravinsky, Rossini, Bruchner, Mendelssohn
Sun 14 Canons Ashby priory church, 6pm. Fiori Musicali choir & instrumentalists. Buxtehude, Telemann, Palestrina
Sun 14 St. Anne's Church, Kew Green, TW9 3AA. 6PM Ars Eloquentiae perform a selection of early chamber works by Handel and Bach
Sat 20 The Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, 6pm. Orchestra of St John's and OSJ Voices. Handel’s Messiah
Sat 20 London, St George's Bloomsbury, 7.30pm. Renaissance Singers. Christmas Concert including Sheppard's Missa Cantate
Sun 21 St. Anne's Church, Kew Green, TW9 3AA. 6PM Ars Eloquentiae perform Handel's Messiah with virtuosic chamber choir and orchestra
Mon 22 London, King’s Place. OSJ and OSJ Voices. Handel’s Messiah
Tues 23 Oxford, SJE Arts, Iffley Road, 7.30pm. Orchestra of St John's and OSJ Voices. Handel’s Messiah
Tues 23 Wigmore Hall Early Opera Company. Handel: Messiah
Tues 23 Northampton Guildhall. Fiori Musicali. Mr Handel’s Messiah
Mon 30 Guildford Cathedral. The Sixteen. Monteverdi 1610 Vespers
Wed 31 Wigmore Hall 7pm. Stile Antico. Flemish & German Christmas music
JANUARY
Sat 3 Wigmore Hall Ensemble Claudiana. Amore e morte dell’amore. Monteverdi, Doni, Gabrieli, Handel, Lotti, Durante, Bach
Wed 7 London, King’s Place. The Sixteen. The power of plainsong
Fri 9 Wigmore Hall András Schiff (fortepiano) Schubert piano sonatas. Post concert talk about his fortepiano at 9.20
Sun 11 Music in New Malden, 3pm. Music for chalumeau, soprano & string ensemble
Tues 13 Wigmore Hall András Schiff (fortepiano) Beethoven
Thur 22 Wigmore Hall Classical Opera. Mozart, Gluck, JC Bach, Philidor etc
Sat 24 Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 3pm. Players from the Orchestra of Enlightenment & music students. Lully, Rameau, Handel, Purcell (free)
Sun 25 Wigmore Hall 11.30 Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano) CPE Bach, Mozart
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
Fri 27 Oxford, Holywell Music Room 7.30. David Miller (lute). Dowland & Weiss Tickets Oxford
MARCH
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
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.
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
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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