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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
MAY
Thur 14 London, Milton Court. Academy of Ancient Music, Joseph Tawadros (oud) Richard Tognetti (dir/violin). The Grand Tour: Venice and the Mediterranean. For full programme details & to watch a video trailer, visit aam.co.uk/concerts.
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
Fri 15 St John's Smith Square 6pm. Festival Talk: From Salon to Stage: The Genius of Female Baroque Musicians (Dr Berta Joncus) London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Fri 15 London, Lumen Church, 6.30-7.30, Musicke in the Ayre CANCELLED
Fri 15 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm Bach Collegium Japan, Hana Blažíková (sop) Masaaki Suzuki (hpschd/dir). How Joyful is my Heart - JS Bach Concertos & solo cantatas London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Fri 15 Oxford Early Music Festival. University Church, High Street, 7.30pm. Ensemble 45, International Baroque Players, English Cornet and Sackbut Ensemble, Frideswide Voices and the choristers of Magdalen College, Emily van Evera, Cecilia Osmond, Nicholas Mulroy, Nick Pritchard, Edward Grint, Giles Underwood. Monteverdi “Vespers of 1610”. Tickets Oxford
Sat 16 St John's Smith Square 4pm. Concerto Soave. Canto delle Dame - women composers from 17th-century Italy London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Sat 16 Oxford Early Music Festival. Magdalen College Chapel, High Street, 6pm. Evensong featuring the music of Thomas Tomkins and John Ward for voices and viols, with the choir of Magdalen College Chapel Choir and Phantasm
Sat 16 St John's Smith Square 7pm. Ex Cathedra, Carolyn Sampson (sop). Music for Marie Fel by Rameau, Lalande, Mondonville etc London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Sat 16 Oxford Early Music Festival. Queens College Chapel, High Street, 7.30pm. JS Bach organ works performed by John But. Tickets Oxford
Sat 16 Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 7.30. Chelys Consort of Viols with David Gould, counter tenor. Pictures At An Exhibition - Music inspired by the paintings of Renaissance Masters www.chelys.webeden.co.uk *TicketsOxford
Sat 16 Oxford Early Music Festival. 9pm, venue tbc. Oxford Baroque. Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres. Tickets Oxford
Sat 16 St John's Smith Square 9.30pm. Duo Domenico: Jonathan Rees & Vladimir Waltham (cellos & bass viols). Late o’Clock Baroque - a contest between cello and bass viol in music by Bach, Forqueray, Barrière and Masse, among others London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Sun 17 Oxford Early Music Festival. 1pm, venue tbc. Lute song recital by Nicholas Mulroy and Elizabeth Kenny. Tickets Oxford
Sun 17 The Wallace Collection Gallery Tour, 2pm. Music, Dance and Gallantry in 18th-Century French Art London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Sun 17 The Wallace Collection, 3.30pm. The Bach Players, Béatrice Martin (hpschd). ‘A wonder has appeared in Paris’ harpsichord solos and chamber music by , Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Sun 17 Oxford Early Music Festival. Church of St John the Evangelist, Iffley Rd, 7pm. Stile Antico. ‘In Pace’ Music for Compline. Tickets Oxford
Sun 17 London, St Paul’s Covent Garden, 5pm. London Mandolin Orchestra. Barbella, Cecere, Paolucci & Handel www.londonmandolinfestival.org.uk
Sun 17 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm. Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Kati Debretzeni violin/dir. A Visit to the Pietà. Vivaldi’s Gloria was written for all-female forces. This concert recreates the lost sound-world of Vivaldi’s sacred music. London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Mon 18 St John's Smith Square 1.05pm Medici, Rowan Pierce (sop). Handel, Bach, Royer, Telemann, Corelli and Vivaldi London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Mon 18 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm. Julia Doyle & Grace Davidson (sop) Jonathan Manson (bass viol) Steven Devine (hpschd/dir) François Couperin: Leçons des ténèbres London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Tues 19 St John's Smith Square Westminster Abbey 7.30pm. The Choir of Westminster Abbey, St James’s Baroque. Monteverdi: Vespers 1610 London Festival of Baroque Music at SJSS
Tues 19 Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 7.30. Syrinx Wind. Music for baroque oboes, horns & bassoons by Telemann Tickets Oxford
Thur 21 Hatchlands, 7.30. Paolo Zanzu (1815 Viennese piano) Schubert
Thur 21 King’s Place, 7.30. Florilegium with Colin Lawson (clarinet). Mozart: Flute Quartet K285 in D major, Clarinet Quintet K581 in A major, Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D major ‘Clock’ (arr. Salomon)
Thur 21 London, St Pancras Old Church, 7.30. Syrinx Wind. Music for baroque oboes, horns & bassoons by Telemann. £12/£10 at the door
Tues 26 Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 7.30. Anneke Scott (natural horn) Steven Devine (piano). Songs of Love, War & Melancholy annekescott.com/songsoflove
Wed 27 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Emma Abate & Julian Perkins (1815 Viennese piano). Duets by JC Bach, Schubert & Mozart
Wed 27 Wokingham, All Saints church 8pm. Music for Awhile. Bach and Family. Includes Bach: G major violin sonata www.wokinghamconcerts.co.uk
JUNE
Tues 2 Wigmore Hall Collegium Vocale Gent. Gesualdo: Madrigali libro sesto
Tues 2 Northampton, St Matthew’s Church, 7.30. Anneke Scott (natural horn) Steven Devine (piano). Songs of Love, War & Melancholy annekescott.com/songsoflove
2-16 Spitalfields Summer Music Festival has a lot of early music concerts. See www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2015
Wed 3 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Guildhall Cantata Ensemble. Music from18th C Latin-American manuscripts
Thur 4 London, St Olave’s Church, 8 Hart Street EC3R 7NB Anneke Scott (natural horn) Steven Devine (piano). Songs of Love, War & Melancholy annekescott.com/songsoflove
Thur 4 Hatchlands 7.30pm. Florilegium Trio. Bach, Handel & Abel
Sat 6 London, St Michael’s, Chester Square SW1, 3pm. Stanesby Players Tea-lemann Party. Concertos by Telemann, Sammartini & Stanley and a new modern piece by Charlie Barber, followed by tea and cake andrewcollis*tiscali.co.uk www.stmichaelschurch.org.uk
Sun 7 Oxford, Wolfson College, 5.00-6.00, Musicke in the Ayre (Oscar Garcia-Prada countertenor, Din Ghani lutes): Going to ground lute songs with ostinato basses Mon 8 Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 7.30. Phantasm with Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo) 16th & 17th century consort music Tickets Oxford
Tues 9 Wigmore Hall Phantasm. Purcell, Gibbons, Locke, Lawes & Ward
Wed 10 Hatchlands, 12 noon. Catalina Vicens (hpschd & virginals) Cembalo Transalpino
Fri 12 Wigmore Hall 10pm. Arcangelo. Handel: Nine German Arias, Buxtehude
Sat 13 Wimbledon Music by the Commons. Emily Van Evera with Andrew Knowles
Sun 14 Music in New Malden, 3pm. DeNOTE and guests, John Irving and Steven Devine fortepianos. Mozart: piano conc K365, WF Bach: Double concerto
Sun 14 Thomas Choral Society 7pm Church of the Ascension, Lavender Hill. Handel's Messiah (following a come-and-sing weekend).
Tues 16 St John's Smith Square Tilford Bach Society, London Handel Orchestra. Bach: St Matthew Passion
Fri 19 London, St Andrews Church, Short Street, Waterloo SE1 8LJ, 6.30-7.30, Musicke in the Ayre (Alysha Paterson soprano, Din Ghani lute): From dusk to dawn lute songs of nocturnal goings-on, and magical mornings din*musicke-in-the-ayre.org NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
Fri 19 Wigmore Hall Fantasticus. Marais, Rameau, Francoeur & Leclair
Sat 20 St John's Smith Square The Holst Singers, the Brook Street Band. Handel: Joshua
Sat 20 Wigmore Hall The Cardinall’s Musick. Taverner, Cornysh, Fayrfax etc
Sat 20 St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, London NW3 3DJ, 7.30. Camden Choir. Victoria: Missa Gaudeamus; Vivanco: Magnificat; motets by Victoria, A Scarlatti, de Wert, de la Court & Zaphelius. Tickets www.camdenchoir.london or at door
Sun 21 St John's Smith Square The Brook Street Band. Signor Corelli’s Violin
Tues 23 Hatchlands, 7.30pm. Alina Ibragimova (violin) Carole Cerasi (Ruckers hpschd) JS Bach
Wed 24 Hatchlands 12 noon. John Crockatt (violins) Tom Foster (hpschd) Corelli & Bach
Wed 24 Wokingham, All Saints church 8pm. Kirsty Whatley (baroque & renaissance triple harp) Frescobaldi, Strozzi, Kapsperger etc www.wokinghamconcerts.co.uk
Thur 25 Wigmore Hall Le Concert Spirituel. Campra & Vivaldi
JULY
Wed 1 Hatchlands 12 noon. Geoffrey Govier (fortepiano) Mozart
Thur 2 Hatchlands 12 noon. Geoffrey Govier (fortepiano) Mozart (repeat of Wed 1 if there is sufficient demand)
Mon 6 Wigmore Hall The Brook Street Band. Handel & Bach
Thu 9 London, Handel House Museum, 6.30-7.30, Musicke in the Ayre (Helen Atkinson soprano & lute, Melissa Scott mezzo, Esha Neogy bass viol, Din Ghani lute & archlute): Some weddings and a few funerals songs and duets that celebrate marriage and commemorate the departed din*musicke-in-the-ayre.org
Tues 14 Hatchlands, 7.30pm. The Waterloo Concert on violin, cello & two early pianos
Tues 14 Wigmore Hall Arcangelo. Couperin, Blow & Charpentier
Thur 16 St John's Smith Square Gabrieli Consort & Players. Purcell: King Arthur
Fri 17 London, London, St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, WC2E 9ED, 1.00-2.00. Musicke in the Ayre (Marie Lemaire soprano, Carmel de Jager mezzo, Din Ghani lute) A tapestry of tears - solo songs and duets exploring the symbolism of tears din*musicke-in-the-ayre.org THIS REPLACES THE CONCERT ON 24/7 AT THE LUMEN CHURCH
Mon 20 BBC Proms Cadogan Hall, 1pm. The Cardinall’s Musick. Tallis inc Spem
Tues 21 Wigmore Hall Roberta Invernizz (sop) La Risonanza. Vivaldi & Handel
Fri 24 Wigmore Hall 10pm. Trio Mediaeval
AUGUST
Tues 4 BBC Proms Royal College of Music, 5.45pm. Proms extra - an introduction to Monteverdi’s 'Orfeo' (free)
Tues 4 BBC Proms Royal Albert Hall, 7.30pm. Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists. Monteverdi: Orfeo
Sun 9 BBC Proms RAH 8pm. Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Beethoven & Berlioz
Fri 21 BBC Proms Royal Albert Hall Bach, 10.15pm. Mass in G minor, Brandenburg 2 & Magnificat in D major.
Sun 23 BBC Proms Royal College of Music, 5.45pm. Proms extra - Musicologist and broadcaster Simon Heighes surveys J. S. Bach’s organ works (free)
SEPTEMBER
Tues 1 BBC Proms Royal Albert Hall, 7.30pm. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Choir of the Enlightenment. Brahms
Thurs 3 BBC Proms Royal Albert Hall, 10.15pm. The English Concert. Alice Coote explores some of Handel’s finest arias for both male and female roles
Sat 12 Wigmore Hall The English Concert. Handel, Veracini & Porpora
Sun 27 Stowe House, 7.30. Fiori Musicali. JS Bach, JCF Bach, Coouperin & Telemann
OCTOBER
23-8 Brighton Early Music Festival www.bremf.org.uk
NOVEMBER
12-14 Greenwich Early Music Festival
Thur 12 Greenwich, St Alfege Church, 5.30. Phantasm
Fri 13 Greenwich, St Alfege Church, 5.30. Emma Kirkby, Jacob Herringman & members of Dowland Works
Fri 13 Greenwich Old Royal Naval College Chapel, 7.45. St James’s Baroque
Sat 14 Greenwich, St Alfege Church, 5.30. Charlotte Barbour-Condini & Sophie Westbrooke with the Zero Gravity Band.
Sun 15 London, Stationers’ Hall, 6.30 for 7. Fiori Musicali. Tallis
Tues 17 London, Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy. Fiori Musicali, James Laing (countertenor). Purcell with readings from Pepys
DECEMBER
11-13 Teddington, Normansfield Theatre. Isleworth Baroque. Handel: Semele www.isleworthbaroque.co.uk
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