Early Music Concerts in East Anglia and beyond


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Always check that tickets are available before turning up to any event


Ibrahim Aziz - viola da gamba

Dan Tidhar - harpsichord

Music by Marin Marais and François Couperin

(Couperin’s 350th anniversary)

7:30 pm Wednesday 14th February 2018

The Holywell Music Room

Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

Tickets: £12/£10 conc.

on sale at the door

Further enquiries

01865 276139

Bookings: ibiaziz@gmail.com

Organised with the kind help of the Bate Collection, University of Oxford


Music for Lent

Boccherini: Stabat Mater

Haydn: The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross
Johann Fischer: Sonata, ‘Hertzlich tut mich verlangen’


The Bach Players


Thursday 8 March, 7.30pm
 The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

Tickets: £17.50 & £14   Under-18s: free, online from Eventbrite

or from St George’s Music Shop, 17–19 St George’s Street, Norwich NR3 1AB

phone 01603 626414

and on the door


Suffolk Villages Festival
Artistic Director: Peter Holman MBE

SUNDAY 29 APRIL 2018, 6.00 p.m.

St Peter’s, Sudbury

Margaret Faultless violin Steven Devine harpsichord

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas for violin and harpsichord

MONDAY 28 MAY 2018, 6.00 p.m.

St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh

Philippa Hyde, Emma Bishton, Gill Wilson soprano

Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano, Daniel Auchincloss tenor, Benjamin Bevan baritone

members of Psalmody, Essex Baroque Orchestra

directed by Peter Holman harpsichord

‘endless pleasure, endless love’

John Eccles: Semele (1707) concert performance of the opera with words by William Congreve

Box Office
: www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com 01206 366603, box@suffolkvillagesfestival.com

For further information: Suffolk Villages Festival (www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com), 01206 366603

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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

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 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 13/02/2018. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments