Early Music Concerts in East Anglia and beyond


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De Profundis
All-male chanber choir

Josquin Desprez: Missa Pange lingua, also Marian motets
Conductor: David Skinner

Saturday 4 November, 7.30

Little St Mary’s Church,
By kind permission

Tickets £16/£12 from bit.ly/Pangelingua or on the door

Royal Greenwich International
Early Music Festival and Exhibition

Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th November 2017


Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, London SE3 9RQ


Cambridge Renaissance Voices


Holy Trinity, Long Melford

Sunday 19 November, 7.30pm


Music for the Habsburg Emperors


The choir are delighted to return to Long Melford in November, and will perform Victoria's Missa Laetatus Sum for three choirs, motets by Josquin and Morales, and the magnificent celebratory work by Heinrich Isaac, Ave Virgo Prudentissima.


They will be joined by I Musici Della Contessa, a six-part renaissance instrumental ensemble, comprising two cornetts, three sackbuts and curtal.


Tickets will be available from the Theatre Royal Box Office in Bury St Edmunds.

01284 769505


Eboracum Baroque 2017


Over the weekend of 25th and 26th November we present 'An Elizabethan Christmas' at two beautiful National Trust properties. We begin at Oxburgh Hall Chapel, Norfolk, on 25th and then in the superb acoustics of Canons Ashby Priory, Northants., on 26th November. As well as presenting music by Byrd and Tallis for Advent we will also perform some well known works from across the ages, something for everyone! Book via the NT website.


The performance of Handel's great work The Messiah in the historic Senate House in Cambridge on Saturday 9th December at 7pm is sold out. Due to popular demand we are delighted to add an extra performance of Handel’s Messiah this Christmas in the atmospheric surroundings of St Andrew’s Church, Wimpole on the site of Wimpole Hall. This will take place on Friday 8th December 2017 at 7.30pm.


This exclusive event will feature an intimate chamber performance of Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight in a perfect setting in the run up to Christmas. Hear some of Handel’s greatest music performed by top young professional singers and on period instruments.


Mulled wine and mince pies will be served in the interval.


Tickets are all priced at £20 and £10 in the side chapel. They are limited in number so early booking is essential to avoid disappointment. You can book online here:


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. Click here for details.

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

Suffolk Villages Festival
Artistic Director: Peter Holman MBE
Autumn concerts

12 November, 6pm, Sudbury St Peter’s: Reformation and Counter-Reformation
10 December, 6pm, Dedham St Mary’s:  Gabriel’s Message

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 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 have included Ariodante, Agrippina and Atalanta.
The Company has been wound up in its present form upon the retirement of Andrew Jones. It is hoped to establish a new Company with similar aims if a new Musical Director can be found.

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 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 23/10/2017. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments