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

While the coronavirus crisis lasts do not assume that any of the advertised concerts will take place.
Check with the organisers.

Live From London - An Online Festival

A festival of the world’s Finest Music by Voces8, I Fagiolini, Stile Antico, The Swingles,
The Sixteen, The Gesualdo Six, Apollo5, Chanticleer and the Academy of Ancient Music.
Ten weeks of Saturday concerts from 1st August – 3rd October at 7pm BST for one hour,
streamed live, but available to listen to until the end of October. Here's a

Hosted by Voces8 Foundation, Voces8 Ensemble and I Fagiolini.

The dates when each group is singing:

August 1: VOCES8
August 8: I Fagiolini
August 15: Academy of Ancient Music
August 22: The Swingles
August 29: The Gesualdo 6
Sept 5: VOCES8
Sept 12: Apollo5
Sept 19: The Sixteen
Sept 26: Stile Antico
Oct 3: Chanticleer

Tickets £15 per concert, or £80 for a season ticket for all 10 concerts,
available from
Voces8 Foundation website or email I Fagiolini at london@ifagiolini.com
(who only have season tickets)

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/

The Bach Players

... we should have given a concert of French, English, German, and Italian music,
with the title ‘The Grand Tour’. We remember you, our audience members, with pleasure.
We hope very much that we will be back playing concerts, when conditions allow this.
We will keep you posted. Meanwhile, to mark what we would have done, we are making available
our recording of a trio sonata by Nicolas Clérambault, one of the composers in the ‘Grand Tour’ programme.

Click here.

Nicolas Clérambault, Sonata VIIa in E minor ‘La Magnifique’
from: Nicolas Clérambault: Chamber Music from the Brossard Collection (COV 91928), 2019

The Bach Players
Nicolette Moonen violin, Oliver Webber violin, Reiko Ichise viola da gamba, Silas Wollston harpsichord

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 Baroquespecializing 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 (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

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, of Beccles, Suffolk


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 Musica 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 31/07/2020. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments