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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
JANUARY
Thur 12 Wigmore Hall 4.45pm. Introduction to Music 1: Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier (Roy Stratford)
Fri 13 Wigmore Hall Arcangelo, Kristian Bezuidenhout (hpschd) Bach & Telemann
Sat 14 Wigmore Hall 11am-12 noon. Family concert (6+) The Fairy Queen
Mon 16 Wigmore Hall Soloists of Les Arts Florissants. Monteverdi, masters and poets
Thur 19 Wigmore Hall 4.45pm. Introduction to Music 2: Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier
Sat 21 London, Church of the English Martyrs, 2 Mitcham Lane SW16 6NN, 7.30 pm. Duo Maddalena. Medieval songs, duets and instrumental music from France, England and the Netherlands, with voices, recorders, lute, vielle-à-roue and percussion. Entry £10 on the door lucygreenford*outlook.com www.facebook.com/DuoMaddalena
Thur 26 Wigmore Hall 4.45pm. Introduction to Music 3: Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier
Sat 28 Wigmore Hall Le Concert de la Loge Olympique. Handel
FEBRUARY
Thur 2 Wigmore Hall 4.45-6. Introduction to Music – Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier (Roy Stratford)
Sat 4 7 pm. All Saints Church, Maidenhead SL6 4HE. Renaissance Music for Candlemas. Renaissance Voices and organist Roger Judd, directed by Robert Jones. Tickets £15 including refreshments 01628 782658 or rvmailings*gmail.com
Tues 7 Wigmore Hall The English Concert, Rachel Podger (dir/violin) JS Bach, CPE Bach & Telemann
Fri 10 St John's Smith Square 7pm. OAE Méhul, Gluck, Beethoven etc
Sat 11 Reading Concert Hall, 7.30. Reading Bach Choir, Orchestra Con Amici Barocco, professional soloists. 50th Anniversary concert, JS Bach: Mass in B min. tickets*readingbachchoir.org.uk
Sat 11 London, King’s Place. OAE. Turning points: Vivaldi www.oae.co.uk/event turning-points-vivaldi-the-contest-between-harmony-and-invention/
Sun 12 London, St Andrew, Holborn Circus, 7.30pm. Tallis Festival. Monteverdi, Tallis, Mozart and Schoenberg www.exmoorsingers.org
Fri 17 London, National Portrait Gallery, WC2H 0HE. 6.30pm. Musicke in the Ayre (Angela Hicks, sop & Din Ghani, lute) “Campion & Company” – celebrating the 450th anniversary of the birth of this poet/physician/composer (part of Late Shift). Free entry www.npg.org.uk/whatson/late-shift-1/live-music-17022017.php
Fri 17 Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 7.30. Boxwood and Brass. Boieldieu, Triebensee, Beethoven
Mon 20 Wigmore Hall The Sixteen & Fretwork. Buxtehude & Scheidt
Sat 25 Newbury, Shaw House, Church Road, RG14 2DR, 8pm. My Layde Loves – Early Music with Charivari Agréable. 01635 279279 www.westberkshireheritage.org/whats-on/my-ladye-loves-charivari-agreable-early-music
Tues 28 Wigmore Hall Theatre of the Ayre. The Masque of Moments
MARCH
Sun 5 The Foundling Museum, WC1N 1AZ, 3.00pm, Musicke in the Ayre (Sophia Brumfitt, mezzo and Din Ghani, archlute/baroque guitar) “Monteverdi & his milieu” – celebrating the 450th anniversary of his birth. Free with museum entry foundlingmuseum.org.uk/events/sunday-concert-monteverdi/
Mon 6 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Carolyn Sampson (sop) Matthew Wadsworth (lute/theorbo) Dowland, Purcell & modern
Sat 25 London, St James’s, Piccadilly. Petros Singers, Robert Murray, Emma Kirkby, David Allsopp, James Hall & Giles Underwood. Handel: Belshazzar www.petrossingers.org
Thur 9 WH The Tallis Scholars. Isaac & Mouton
Sun 12 St Mary the Virgin, Hurley, Berkshire SL6 5NB, 4-5pm. Chamber music with friends. Barbara Moir (hpschd), Victoria Helby (flute & recorder), Lorna Watson (gamba/viola) Simon Hill (violin), Elaine Mordaunt (cello), Irene Butcher (violin/viola). Bach: Brandenburg Conc No. 5, Telemann: Concerto for gamba & recorder, Handel: Keyboard Suite No. 7 HWV432 Andante, Gigue and Passacaille. £5 at the door to include tea and cake afterwards. In aid of Hurley Parish and Headway Thames Valley brain injury charity.
Fri 17 London, St Mary's Church, Twickenham TW1 3NJ, 7.30 pm. Duo Maddalena. Easter music for soprano, alto, strings and bc. Entry £10 on the door lucygreenford*outlook.com www.facebook.com/DuoMaddalena
Thur 23 Wigmore Hall The King’s Consort. Purcell’s music for the Chapel Royal
Mon 27 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Gallicantus vocal ensemble. Mundy, Tye, Tallis etc
Wed 29 Wigmore Hall Early Opera Company. Handel: Alceste
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 St John's Smith Square 7pm. OAE. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
12-20 London Festival of Baroque Music
Fri 12 London LFBM. Early Opera Company. Pergolesi
Sat 13 St John's Smith Square (afternoon) Jean Rondeau (hpschd) Rameau & Royer
Sat 13 St John's Smith Square Florilegium. Telemann
Sat 13 Banstead. Red Priest. Handel in the Wind
Sat 13 St John's Smith Square (late evening) Jasmin Toccata
Sun 14 St John's Smith Square Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Vox Luminis. Monteverdi: Vespers
Wed 17 St John's Smith Square Les Passions de l’Ame. Biber, Schmelzer, Fux etc
Sat 20 London, King’s Place. OAE. Turning points: Bach www.oae.co.uk/event/turning-points-bach
Mon 22 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Phantasm viol consort. Lawes & Locke
JUNE
Mon 7 Wigmore Hall BBC Lunchtime Concert. Mahan Esfahani (hpschd). Tomkins, Farnaby, WF Bach, Cowell, Steve Reich
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: Cam pra, Fischer, Bach & Rameau
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