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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
MARCH
Fri 16 Benslow Music Trust 8pm. Alex McCartney (lute). Baroque music inc works by Weiss
Sat 17 St Mary’s Primrose Hill, Masterpieces by Purcell. tickets £12 , (£10 unwaged)
Sun 18 New Malden Methodist Church, 3pm. Music in New Malden presents The Prince Regent's Band (on early 20thC instruments). Russian Revolutionaries
Mon 19 Wigmore Hall BBC lunchtime concert. Stile Antico. Oriana Fairest Queen
Mon 19 St John's Smith Square. London Handel Festival. Acis & Galatea. Laurence Cummings, London Handel Orchestra
Tues 20 Oxford, Magdalen College Chapel, 9-11pm. Tasto Solo. ‘Or su, gentili spiriti’ - Italian virtuoso Music (ca. 1350-1420) by Landini, Jacopo da Bologna and Lorenzo da Firenze, and virtuoso music for early keyboard from the famous Codex Faenza.
Wed 21 St John's Smith Square. London Handel Festival. Laurence Cummings, London Handel Orchestra. Acis & Galatea.
Thur 22 Wigmore Hall London Handel Orchestra. Handel: Esther
Thur 22 `St John's Smith Square Cantandum. Handel and Buxtehude
Fri 23 London, St George’s, Hanover Sq, W1 London Handel Festival. “Mr Handel’s Scholars” – showcase by alumni of Handel Singing Competition.
Sat 24 London, St George’s, Hanover Sq, W1, 7pm. London Handel Festival. Leo Duarte, Opera Settecento, Erica Eloff, Maria Ostroukhova. Handel: Amadigi.
Sat 24 London, St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane W5 1QG, 7.30pm. Petros Singers, featuring special guest ensemble The Marian Consort. Fower Sovereygnes Reygnes: The Music of Thomas Tallis. wegottickets.com/petrossingers http://petrossingers.org
Sat 24 St John's Smith Square English Baroque Choir. Bach: Mass in B min
Sun 25 London, The Charterhouse, EC1. 2.30 & 4pm. London Handel Festival. Adrian Butterfield, Julia Doyle, London Handel Players. Handel: German Arias.
Sun 25 All Saints’ church, Kingston Market Place, 2.30-3.30pm. The Lovekyn Medieval Consort www.lokimusic.co.uk/calendar
Sun 25 Wigmore Hall 5pm. Dunedin Consort. Bach: St Matthew Passion
Sun 25 Oxford, Merton College Chapel, 5pm. Bach: Mass in B minor Tickets Oxford
Mon 26 Wigmore Hall Paul O’Dette (lute). The 3 Orfeos
Tues 27 Wigmore Hall Les Arts Florissants. J, JC & JL Bach & Kuhnau
Wed 28 Wigmore Hall Les Folies Françoises. Bach the European
Fri 30 St John's Smith Square 2.30pm. Polyphony. Bach: St John Passion
Fri 30 Hampton, Garrick’s Temple, TW12 2EJ 7.30pm. Lovekyn Consort. F Couperin: 3me Leçon de Tenebre & sacred motets by Charpentier www.lokimusic.co.uk/calendar
APRIL
Sat 1 St John's Smith Square. Gabrieli. Bach: Mass in B min
Tues 3 Wigmore Hall Theatre of the Ayre. Inventing Bel Canto. Monteverdi, Merula, Caccini, Uccellini, Fontana etc.
Wed 4 London, St George’s, Hanover Sq, W1, 7pm. London Handel Festival. “Mr Handel’s Vauxhall Pleasures”. Bridget Cunningham, Eleanor Dennis, Greg Tassell, Daniel Moult
Thur 5 Wigmore Hall Le Concert d’Astrée. Italian cantatas by Handel
Fri 6 London, St George’s, Hanover Sq, W1, 7pm. London Handel Festival. John Andrews, Brook Street Band, Ed Lyon, Soraya Mafi. The Judgement of Paris (Thomas Arne) and excerpts from Semele.
Sat 7 London, St George’s, Hanover Sq, W1. London Handel Festival. Ruby Hughes, Laurence Cummings, OAE Strings. Giulia Frasi – Handel’s last Prima Donna
Sat 7 St John's Smith Square Wond’rous Machine. Lully, Charpentier, Purcell
Sat 7 Wigmore Hall 1pm. La Nuova Musica. Purcell: Dido & Aeneas
Sat 7 Wigmore Hall 7pm. O/Modernt Soloists. Purcell, Rameau, Monteverdi, Berg, Strauss
Sun 8 Wigmore Hall 3pm. O/Modernt Soloists. Transforming Spanish Sexuality: The Chaconne. Purcell, Bach etc
Sun 8 Wigmore Hall 7.30. O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra, The Cardinall’s Musick. Purcell, Gibbons
Sun 8 London, St. Lawrence, Little Stanmore. London Handel Festival. Adrian Butterfield, Grace Davidson, London Handel Orchestra. Handel: Chandos Anthems No.1, 2 & 4.
Mon 9 Wigmore Hall Isabelle Faust (violin) Kristian Bezuidenhout (hpschd) Bach, Froberger, Biber
Weds 11 St John's Smith Square. London Handel Festival. Handel: Giulio Cesare. Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn, Tim Mead, Anna Devin
Thur 12 St John's Smith Square 1.05pm. Telemann, Blavet etc for recorder, cello & hpschd
Thur 12 London, St George’s, Hanover Sq, W1, 7pm. London Handel Festival. La Nuova Musica, David Bates, RAM Opera School. Handel: Teseo.
Fri 13 London Handel Festival. South Bank Sinfonia, Vox Musica, Adrian Butterfield, Michael Berman. “Music for Kings”. Purcell, Bach, Corelli, Rameau and Handel - Dettingen Te Deum.
Sat 14 London, St George’s, Hanover Sq, W1, 7pm. London Handel Festival. La Nuova Musica, David Bates, RAM Opera School. Handel: Teseo.
Sat 14 Benslow Music Trust Baroque Opera, 7.30pm. Rameau: Les Indes Galantes
Mon 16 London, St George’s, Hanover Sq, W1, 7pm. London Handel Festival. Laurence Cummings, London Handel Orchestra, Fflur Wyn, Galina Averina, Alexander Sprague, Lisandro Abadie. Handel: Occasional Oratorio.
Mon 16 St John's Smith Square Armonico Consort. Bach & Marcello
Thur 19 Wigmore Hall The English Concert. A European Grand Tour
Mon 23 Wigmore Hall BBC lunchtime concert. Trevor Pinnock (hpschd) Sophie Gent & Matthew Truscott (violins) Jonathan Manson (cello & gamba) Hacquart, Buxtehude, Froberger & Handel
Fri 27 Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 8pm. Instruments of Time & Truth, Ian Bostridge (tenor) Giles Underwood (baritone) Claire Booth (sop). Discussion & programme of Bach Cantatas
27-29 Worcester Early Music Festival www.worcsearly.eventbrite.co.uk
Mon 30 Wigmore Hall BBC lunchtime concert. Hille Perl (gamba), Lee Santana (theorbo). Dreams & dances of the Sun King
MAY
Sat 5 London, St Alfege Church, Greenwich SE10 9BJ, 1pm. Musicke in the Ayre (Helen Atkinson, sop, Melissa Scott, mezzo, Esha Neogy & Amanda Seaborn, viols, Din Ghani lutes, guitar & viol) “Exiles, immigrants & émigrés” – music by/for the displaced. Free entry www.st-alfege.org
Sat 6 Wigmore Hall Royal Academy of Music Baroque Soloists. Rameau, Telemann, Gluck
Wed 9 Wigmore Hall Mahan Esfahani (hpschd) Bach
Fri 11 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm. Le Poème Harmonique. At the World’s Courts London Festival of Baroque Music
Sat 12 St John's Smith Square 5.30 Festival talk by Graham Sadler. Life in Versailles – an introduction to the music of the Grand Siècle and the cultural life of Baroque France. London Festival of Baroque Music
Sat 12 St John's Smith Square 7.15. Fuoco e Cenere. Music from Versailles London Festival of Baroque Music
Sat 12 St John's Smith Square 9.45pm. Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu. Paris-Madras London Festival of Baroque Music
Sun 13 London, St Peter’s Eaton Sq 3pm. The Bach Players. Pour le Souper du Roi. London Festival of Baroque Music
Sun 13 St John's Smith Square 7pm. La Nuova Musica. Gluck: Orfeo ed Eridice. London Festival of Baroque Music
Mon 14 Wigmore Hall Phantasm. Leading Lights before the English Civil War – Lawes & Jenkins
Tues 15 St John's Smith Square 1.05pm. OAE Experience and RAM Baroque Ensemble. F Couperin & Rameau
Tues 15 Westminster Abbey, 7pm. Choir of Westminster Abbey, St James’ Baroque. Purcell & Charpentier London Festival of Baroque Music
Wed 16 Greenwich, St Alfege’s church 1.05pm. Palisander. Antidotum Arachne. London Festival of Baroque Music
Wed 16 London, St George’s Hanover Sq, 7:15 pm. Lucile Richardot (mezzo), Thibault Roussel (theorbo & guitar), Mathilde Vialle (bass viol). Un hommage à Lully London Festival of Baroque Music
Wed 16 London, St George’s Hanover Sq, 9:45 pm. Duo Coloquintes. Un hommage à Louis Couperin London Festival of Baroque Music
Thur 17 London, St George’s Bloomsbury, 1:05 pm. Tabea Debus (rec) Alex McCartney (theorbo) Fantasias London Festival of Baroque Music
Thur 17 Wigmore Hall Thomas Dunford (lute) Bach
Thur 17 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm. Ensemble Correspondances. Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Histoires sacrées. London Festival of Baroque Music
Thur 17 St John's Smith Square, 10pm. Arnaud de Pasquale (hpschd). Les Hommages London Festival of Baroque Music
Fri 18 St John's Smith Square, 1:05 pm. Les Kapsbergirls. Vous avez dit Brunettes? London Festival of Baroque Music
Fri 18 St John's Smith Square, 5 pm. Festival Talk with Thomas Leconte. The life and music of François Couperin
Fri 18 St John's Smith Square, 7:15 pm. Doulce Mémoire. Claude Le Jeune Le Printemps London Festival of Baroque Music
Fri 18 St John's Smith Square, 9:45 pm. Capriccio Stravagante Trio. Rameau, Couperin, Marais etc London Festival of Baroque Music
Sat 19 London, St Peter’s Eaton Sq 3 pm. Skip Sempé (hpschd). Louis Couperin, d’Anglebert, de Chambonnières, Froberger, Marais London Festival of Baroque Music
Sat 19 St John's Smith Square, 6 pm. Sébastien Daucé in conversation with Richard Heason London Festival of Baroque Music
Sat 19 St John's Smith Square, 7:30 pm. Ensemble Correspondances. Le Concert Royal de la Nuit London Festival of Baroque Music
Mon 21 Wigmore Hall BBC lunchtime concert. Sara Mingardo & Francesca Biliotti (contraltos) Giorgio Dal Monte (hpschd) Giovanni Bellini (theorbo). Monteverdi, Frescobaldi & Kapsberger
Tues 22 Wigmore Hall La Nuova Musica. Bach
Thur 31 London, St Mary’s, Church End, Walthamstow E17 6PQ, 7.30. Trevor Pinnock (hpschd). Paths to Bach. 17th C German music by Froberger, Böhm, Fux, Bach: selections from the Well-Tempered Clavier (020 8223 0772)
JUNE
Sat 2 Northwood, St John’s United Reformed Church, 3pm. Chelys (viol consort). An hour’s delicious music followed by a cream tea
Mon 4 Oxford, St Michael at the Northgate, Cornmarket St, 1.00-1.40 pm. Skeleton Crew: lunchtime recital of early music. Admission Free (charity donations appreciated)
Sun 10 Great Waltham Church CM3 1DE. Chelys Consort and Fieri Consort. Anniversary concert for the 400th anniversary of the publication in 1618 of a collection of works for voices & viols by English organist and composer Michael East www.chelysconsort.co.uk
Sat 16 London, King’s Place. The Sixteen. Book of Hours
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