Early Music Concerts in East Anglia and beyond
by G.F. Handel (fully staged
April 14th, 15th, 17th and 18th
The Great Hall, The Leys, Cambridge
Tickets available from Cambridge Live (01223 357851)
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
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
Chamber Opera is a
venture at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge,
founded with the aim of presenting a biennial fully staged
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 Cambridge.
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 2020 the staged production will be Tamerlano.
Out of area
South West London
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
Suffolk Music – a web diary of classical music concerts and events in Suffolk and the surrounding area
Kulcha – a listing of early-ish music and other events in Cambridge, and several useful links
gerontius – searchable directories of UK choirs and choral concerts, including Early Music events
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