Early Music Concerts in East Anglia and beyond


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Music and song connecting the past with the present


For a list of their concerts, recitals and educational events go to http://www.hexachordia.com/seeuslive.html

Eboracum Baroque


 An Elizabethan Christmas by Candlelight at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November (Various performance times)


Handel's Messiah by Candlelight at St Andrew's Church, Wimpole, Cambs. on Friday 7th December at 7pm


Handel's Messiah by Candlelight at Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge on Saturday 8th December at 7pm


A Baroque Christmas at Wimpole Hall on Wednesday 12th December at 1pm and 3pm

A Baroque Christmas at Bury St Edmunds Guildhall on Sunday 9th and Wednesday 19th December at
5pm and 7.30pm

For full details and booking go to their Events page

Saturday afternoon concert at 2.30pm in King's Lynn's glorious St Nicholas Chapel:

1st December - The York Waits & Deborah Catterall
"Make we Joye in this fest"
Seasonal favourites on a huge array of Renaissance instruments from shawms & sackbuts through consorts of crumhorns and recorders to harp, fiddles and gittern along with Deborah Catterall on vocals.
Tickets are £16/12
Also at St Andrew’s Church, Marks Tey CO6 1LW on 2nd December at

6th January 2019 - Blondel
Bon jour, bon mois - On the threshold of the year
Music for a Medieval revel
St Andrew’s Church, Marks Tey at

For the York Waits see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-we-joye-in-this-fest-tickets-48686282983#tickets
For Blondel follow this link.

Regular features around East Anglia

Cambridge Early Music concerts – this widely acclaimed series features leading ensembles and soloists, and runs throughout the year, supplementing the summer schools. Details of the programme are available on the website.
The summer schools have a Bursary scheme to assist students, and contributions are invited.

Suffolk Villages Festival Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music for voices and period instruments in beautiful old East Anglian churches during the August bank holiday weekend and at other times

Easter at King’s – a popular series of Easter concerts and services with a substantial Early Music element, in and around Cambridge

Norwich Baroque  – specializing in original and lively interpretations of music by popular and less well known Baroque composers

Musick Rediscover’d – Kathleen Berg and Alan Morris
perform music from about 1550 to 1800, in costume.

Workshops and concerts by Shared Voices                 Cecilia Music              Bach Cantatas Website

The King of Hearts, Norwich NR3 1LJ – this has now closed down, but the building remains available for hire and concerts. Details of the building and the Anteros Arts Foundation which now runs it

The East Anglian Academy – for those interested in the organ and early keyboard music
A series of concerts is presented each year in Framlingham and the surrounding area.

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, holds frequent Early Music and other concerts in the Chapel and the much-admired Auditorium. Many of these have free admission.

Eboracum Baroque put on many Early Music concerts in East Anglia, Lincolnshire, and London.

Early Opera in Cambridge

Fitzwilliam Chamber Opera is a venture at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, founded with the aim of presenting a biennial fully staged production.
In 2007 the initial opera was Handel’s Xerxes (review).
In 2009
Monteverdi's Orfeo was performed over five nights plus a matinée at the ADC Theatre in
In 2012 Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas was performed in an all-student production.

Cambridge Handel Opera (CHOG) was founded with the intention of presenting fully-staged productions of Handel’s operas, in English, every two years in the West Road Concert Hall. Recent productions included Ariodante, Agrippina and Atalanta. Following the winding up of that group, Cambridge Handel Opera Company was founded, and gave its first production, four staged performances of Rodelinda in April 2018 at the Leys,
Cambridge under Artistic Director Julian Perkins. In 2019 the staged production will be Tamerlano.

Out of area

South West London

Loki Music is run by William Summers, an EEMF member. It organises concerts and education events involving historically informed music, working with experienced musicians and teachers to run performances, coaching sessions and workshops. The principal venues are Lovekyn Chapel [Kingston Grammar School - opposite main School building - London Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6PY] and Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare, Garrick's Lawn, Hampton [very near TW12 2EA].

Early Music Performers in East Anglia

Philip Thorby
Philip Thorby, of Beccles, Suffolk


Peter Holman
Peter Holman MBE and the Parley of Instruments - some music samples - academic career


Capella Antiqua
This Beccles-based group led by Philip Thorby has occasional vacancies for more singers.

Jennie Cassidy

Minstrels Gallery

The Intrepid Academy

Laura Cannell and Horses Brawl

Ralph Woodward

Eyehall Musick

Ravenscroft Consort

Cambridge Taverner Choir

Hurstingstone Singers                       

Cecilia Music

Divers Voyces


Early Dance groups

Norwich Early Dance Group

West Gallery Quires, Waits and the like

Wyldes Noyse

Norfolk Gallery Quire

Bedford Gallery Quire

Chiltern West Gallery Quire

Colchester Waits

Kings Lynn Waites

City of Lincoln Waites


Concert Listings

Suffolk Music – a web diary of classical music concerts and events in Suffolk and the surrounding area

Kulchaa listing of early-ish music and other events in Cambridge, and several useful links

gerontiussearchable directories of UK choirs and choral concerts, including Early Music events

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Updated 22/11/2018. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments