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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
APRIL
Mon 4 Wigmore Hall Les Arts Florissants. Airs sérieux et ŕ boire
Tues 5 Wigmore Hall London Handel Orchestra. Handel & his European connections
Wed 6 London, Heath Street Baptist Church, 84 Heath Street NW3 1DN (1 minute walk from Hampstead tube stop) 7.30pm. Poeticall Musicke Musick. Italian and Irish Pluckers - Traditional Irish music for the harp by Turlough O'Carolan & early 17th century Italian music composed for the lute family
Mon 11 Wigmore Hall BBC lunchtime concert, 1pm. I Fagiolini. Byrd, Wilbye, Tomkins, Gibbons etc
Tues 12 Wigmore Hall Isabelle Faust (violin) Kristian Bezuidenhout (hpschd). Bach
Fri 15 London, Milton Court. BBC Singers. Handel: Saul
Sat 16 Cambridge, Trinity College Chapel, 7:30pm. De Profundis. Sancta et immaculata – Music for Mary from Renaissance Seville. Tickets Ł16/Ł12 from bit.ly/DPSeville or on the door
Tues 19 London, St Olave’s Church, 8 Hart Street EC3R 7NB 6.30–7.30pm. Musicke in the Ayre (Alysha Paterson soprano, Din Ghani lute, archlute & baroque guitar). Treasures of the early Italian baroque www.sanctuaryinthecity.net
Sun 24 Wigmore Hall 4pm. Ensemble Marsyas. Cousser & Handel. Pre-conc talk at 3pm
Tues 26 Wigmore Hall The English Concert. Marais, Haydn, Rameau, Mozart
Wed 27 Oxford, The Queen's College Chapel, 1:10-1:50pm. Andrew Benson-Wilson (organ), Matthias Weckmann (b1616)
Sat 30 Tewkesbury, Roses Theatre, 2pm. Robin Bigwood. The Harmonious Harpsichord
Sat 30 Wigmore Hall Les Talens Lyriques. Arcadian Cantatas from Rome to Venice by Scarlatti, Corelli, Vivaldi & Handel
Sat 30 Dalston. Minstrel trio Princes in the Tower
MAY
Tues 3 Wigmore Hall The King’s Consort. Vivaldi: La Senna Festeggiante RV693
Sat 7 Minstrel trio Princes in the Tower
10-15 Oxford Early Music Festival
Tues 10 Oxford, St John the Evangelist Church, Iffley Road, OX4 1EH, 7.30. Trevor Pinnock and Friends. Chamber music by Purcell, Handel and Corelli Tickets Oxford
Wed 11 Oxford, Christ Church Cathedral, St Aldate's, OX1 1DP, 8pm. Christ Church Cathedral Choir and Oxford Baroque. Durante: Requiem and Pergolesi: Stabat Mater Tickets Oxford
Thur 12 London, Milton Court. Ex Cathedra. Shakespeare odes, including Garrick’s. Barbican box office
Thur 12 Oxford, Christ Church Upper Library, St Aldate's, OX1 1DP, 7pm. Magnificat - Tudor Music from Christ Church Library Tickets Oxford
Fri 13 Oxford, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High Street, OX1 4BJ, 7.30pm. Emma Kirkby (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), Thomas Hobbs (tenor) International Baroque Players and Ensemble 45. Handel: Israel in Egypt. Pre-concert talk by Dr Deborah Rooke at 6.30pm Tickets Oxford
Fri 13 Reading Concert Hall 7.30pm. Trevor Pinnock, Sophie Gent, Matthew Truscott, Jonathan Manson. Purcell, Corelli, Handel. www.readingarts.com
13-19 London Festival of Baroque Music St John's Smith Square
Fri 13 St John's Smith Square 6pm. Festival Talk. Dr Ruth Smith explores the literary, political and religious background to Handel’s Biblical oratorios Messiah and Israel in Egypt
Fri 13 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm. Dunedin Consort. Handel’s Messiah in the rarely performed version heard at its premiere.
Fri 13 Reading Concert Hall, 7.30. Trevor Pinnock(hpschd) & Friends. Purcell: Sonata in three parts Nos.6, 9 & 10, Corelli: Sonata in C Major Op.3 No.8, Handel: Suite in D minor HWV436 www.readingarts.com/whatson
Sat 14 London, British Library (The Foyle Suite) 11am. John Butt discusses the significance of original texts and assesses what Handel’s manuscripts have to tell us about his oratorios St John's Smith Square
Sat 14 Oxford, St Mary Magdalen Church, Magdalen Street, OX1 3AE, 1.15pm. László Rózsa (recorder) & Jan Waterfield (hpschd). Looking at the smaller picture - diminutions and variations from Renaissance Italy Tickets Oxford
Sat 14 London, St Peter's Eaton Square 4pm. Bruce Dickey (cornett) Alberto Rasi (gamba) Maria Christina Cleary (harp) Liuwe Tamminga (organ). Bruce Dickey demonstrates how the cool sounds of the Renaissance were transformed into a rich new species of instrumental eloquence St John's Smith Square
Sat 14 St John's Smith Square, 7.30. Singers and Monteverdi String Band. Monteverdi: Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (staged) Sat 14 Oxford, Merton College Chapel, Merton Street, OX1 4JD, 8pm. Merton College Chapel Choir and alumni. Striggio: 40-part motet, Ecce beatam lucem & works by Victoria & Praetorius. Pre-conc talk at 7pm by Dr Suzanne Aspden Tickets Oxford
Sat 14 Oxford, New College Chapel, Holywell Street, OX1 3BN 10pm. 'Voice' - vocal trio. A life of love and joy - songs from medieval Europe Tickets Oxford
Sun 15 London, St Peter's Eaton Square, 3.30pm. Roberta Invernizzi (sop) & Craig Marchitelli (theorbo). Songs and monologues from the early days of the Italian Baroque St John's Smith Square
Sun 15 St John's Smith Square 7pm. Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor). Purcell
Sun 15 St John's Smith Square 9.30pm. Olivia Chaney (voice, piano, guitars, harmonium) with special guests. A programme of freshly interpreted and arranged Purcell, folk-ballads and her own Baroque-inspired songs
Sun 15 Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 7pm. Emma Kirkby (soprano) and Dowland Works. Domestic music from seventeenth century England Tickets Oxford
Mon 16 St John's Smith Square, 1.05pm. Ceruleo ensemble. Young artist platform
Mon 16 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm. Profeti della Quinta. Hashirim Asher Li’Shlomo, a collection of psalm settings in Hebrew by Salomone Rossi
Tues 17 St John's Smith Square 1.05pm. Ignis ensemble, Rowan Pierce (sop). Vivaldi, Duphly and Bach.
Tues 17 Westminster Abbey, 7pm. The Choir of Westminster Abbey, St James’s Baroque. Handel: Israel in Egypt St John's Smith Square
Wed 18 St John's Smith Square, 7.30pm. Mahan Esfahani (hpschd) with Thomas Hobbs (tenor). Can the harpsichord speak?
Thurs 19 St John's Smith Square 1.05pm. Tabea Debus (recorder) with Oliver Pooley (percussion) Future Baroque 3
Thurs 19 St John's Smith Square 7.30pm. European Union Baroque Orchestra, Rachel Podger (violin/dir) Final Word
Mon 23 Wigmore Hall Classical Opera. Gluck, Kraus, JC Bach & Mozart
JUNE
Fri 3 Wigmore Hall, 7pm. Florilegium. Bach: Brandenburg concertos
Wed 8 London, Heath Street Baptist Church, 84 Heath Street NW3 1DN (1 minute walk from Hampstead tube stop) 7.30pm. Poeticall Musicke Musick. Lust, Madness and Melancholy - solo song and lute repertoire from Henry Purcell, John Blow and John Dowland
Mon 13 Wigmore Hall BBC lunchtime concert, 1pm. Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer (dir/violin) Vivaldi
Tues 14 Oxford, Bate Collection Gallery Recital, 1pm. "Music of the viola da gamba". th th The Bate Collection viol consort play music of the 17 and 18 centuries. Free of charge – no advance booking necessary
Mon 20 Wigmore Hall BBC lunchtime concert, 1pm. Les Ambassadeurs, Alexis Kossenko (dir/flute) Blavet, Pisendel, Leo, Leclair, Vivaldi
JULY
Mon 11 Wigmore Hall BBC lunchtime concert, 1pm. Ensemble Marsyas, Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano) Mozart & Beethoven quintets for piano & winds
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