Early Music Concerts in East Anglia and beyond

 


If you have an early music concert or course to advertise, let us know via the contacts page
Always check that tickets are available before turning up to any event


Hexachordia
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


William Summers of Loki Music writes:

Summer concert in Walpole Old Chapel:
 Sunday 2nd September: La tendre mélancolie [harpsichord recital - Couperin]
- starting at 3 and finishing by 5.30.

Workshops for consorts of recorders and flutes in the Maltings at Snape on Saturday 27th October, 
Monday 29th October, and Saturday 17th November.
                       
More details are available via www.lokimusic.co.uk/calendar/

 


Aude Gotto presents

 

The Bach Players

A musical offering: the art of eloquence


Thursday 11 October,
7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

 

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Musical Offering (BWV 1079) is a late work that looks both back to the tradition in which he worked and forwards to the music of his sons. We play this dazzling piece in the context of music by Bach’s esteemed elders: Buxtehude and Pachelbel .
Find out more


Two Sunday afternoon concerts at 2.30pm in King's Lynn's glorious St Nicholas Chapel:

20th October - Blondel playing 14th & 15th century chansons & dances from their new album "Of arms and a woman" on shawms, bagpipes & recorders.

1st December - The York Waits "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 for each concert, or you can buy combined tickets for both events for £30/22.
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.


Eboracum Baroque

 

The Story Orchestra: ‘Four Seasons in One Day’

Introducing children to Vivaldi

Stapleford Granary, Cambs. 27th October

For full details and booking go to their Events page

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. Click here for details.

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 Cambridge.
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 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
Hexachordia

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 27/08/2018. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments