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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
OCTOBER
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 Tickets
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 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 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
Sat 6 St Michael’s Church Without, Broad Street, Bath. The Paragon Singers conducted by Keith Bennett, joind by the Thomas-Selle-Vokalensemble conducted by Kai Schulze-Forster in a candlelit performance of Michael Praetorius Christmas Mass with four polychoral motets accompanied with brass and viol ensembles. Tickets from Bath Box Office 01225 463362
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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