Early Music Concerts in East Anglia and beyond


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Music and song connecting the past with the present


For a list of their concerts, recitals and educational events over the next few months go to http://www.hexachordia.com/seeuslive.html

Eboracum Baroque


Summary of Upcoming Concerts in 2018


Vivaldi’s Four Seasons arranged in the 18th Century for Recorder and Harpsichord

and works by Handel and Vivaldi

St Mary’s Church, Ely
Thursday 28 June

19.30 - 21.15


Handel’s Semele

Wimpole Estate, Arrington

Saturday 30 June

19.00 - 21.30


St Andrew’s Church, Wimpole
Saturday 9 June
Arias and instrumental works by Handel, Vivaldi and Monteverdi.
19.30 - 21.15

The Story Orchestra: ‘Four Seasons in One Day’

Introducing children to Vivaldi

Wicken Fen (9th June), Benslow Music (29th July), Stapleford Granary (27th October)

For full details and booking go to their Events page

Aude Gotto presents


Italy versus France

François Couperin | Jean Philippe Rameau | Arcangelo Corelli |Louis-Nicolas Clérambault


The Bach Players

at the Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN


Wednesday 4 July 2018, 7.30pm


This year the summer concert explores the contest between the two different styles of music in 17th & 18th century France. Although in theory the tenets of the French style and those of the Italian style were in hot opposition, in practice many composers brought both together in their music. The musical theorist Mersenne contrasted the ‘extraordinary violence’ of the Italian with the ‘perpetual sweetness’ of the French. Nearly half a century later Georg Muffat claimed that he tried to ‘moderate the melancholy Italian emotions with the French festivity and beauty, in such a way that the one might not be too dark and pompous, nor the other too free and boisterous.’


As well as ensemble pieces, the programme features some solo harpsichord pieces played on the Gotto instrument by Silas Wollston.

Tickets: £17.50 & £14 Students: £5 (on the door only) Under-18s: free

online, from Ticket Source

or from St George’s Music Shop, 17–19 St George’s Street, Norwich NR3 1AB, phone 01603 626414

and on the door


Next concert: 11 October: J.S. Bach's The Musical Offering, with works by Buxtehude and Pachelbel.

Entertaining the Tudors


Saturday 7 July at 19:00–21:00


St Peter Hungate, 12 Princes Street, Norwich NR3 1AE


The early music trio, Hexachordia presents an informal concert which brings to life the musical scene under Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Playing on a wide range of authentic copies of original instruments from Tudor era such as the harp, recorders, lute and viols, the group performs pieces that would have been played by court musicians (as well as by the two great monarchs themselves, both of whom were accomplished musicians), noble families, and performers in the streets and taverns. In between the music, members of Hexachordia will introduce and demonstrate the various instruments they play.


Suitable for all ages. Free admission



William Summers of Loki Music writes:

“I have now fixed my three Summer concerts in Walpole Old Chapel: these will be held on :
Sunday 22nd July [Baroque quartet playing Couperin],
Sunday 5th August [revivals of Elizabethan and folk music] and
Sunday 2nd September [harpsichord recital - more Couperin]
- each starting at 3 and finishing by 5.30.

More details are available via www.lokimusic.co.uk/calendar/

Please let me know if you have any difficulty in booking tickets as I am trying out a
new version of the booking system.”

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
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 15/06/2018. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments