For a list of their concerts, recitals and educational events go
The Bach Players
A musical offering: the art of eloquence
The Octagon Chapel,
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 .
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.
The Story Orchestra: ‘Four Seasons in One Day’
Introducing children to Vivaldi
Stapleford Granary, Cambs.
For full details and
booking go to their Events
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
Baroque – specializing
in original and lively interpretations of music by popular and less well known
Musick Rediscover’d – Kathleen Berg and Alan Morris perform music from about 1550 to 1800, in costume.
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.
, 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.
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
Early Dance groups
West Gallery Quires,
Waits and the like
Suffolk Music – a web diary of classical music concerts and events in Suffolk and the surrounding area
Kulcha – a listing of early-ish music and other events in Cambridge, and several useful links
gerontius – searchable directories of UK choirs and choral concerts, including Early Music events
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