Music Concerts in East Anglia and
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an early music concert or course to advertise, let us know via
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Always check that
tickets are available before turning up to any event
the coronavirus crisis lasts do not assume that any of the
advertised concerts will take place.
Check with the
from London – Christmas
straight to your hearts and homes by the VOCES8 Foundation, LIVE
From London – Christmas presents a sackful of musical
treats to grace your screens for the holiday season. Featuring a
starry line-up from the UK, the US and across Europe, the
festival also supports the VOCES8 Foundation’s global
message of music education for all by gifting young performers
from across the world a stage for their singing.
internationally renowned line-up includes hosts VOCES8, with
vocal groups The Tallis Scholars, Take 6, I Fagiolini, London
Adventist Chorale, Anúna, Amarcord, The Aeolians, and
Apollo5. Soloists in the series include baroque violinist Rachel
Podger (A Guardian Angel) and baritone Roderick Williams
(Solstice); Roderick also appears in Bach For Christmas.
Gabrieli Consort & Players directed by Paul McCreesh present
a stunning line-up of soloists in Bach For Christmas filmed at St
John’s Smith Square, London. The six Christmas Oratorio
cantatas, will each be broadcast on the day for which they were
Rachel Podger &
VOCES8 - 1st Dec 20
VOCES8 & The Aeolians - 5th Dec
ANÚNA - 6th Dec 20
The Tallis Scholars - 12th Dec
Take 6 & London Adventist Chorale - 13th Dec
amarcord - 19th Dec 20
Apollo5 - 20th Dec 20
23rd Dec 20
I Fagiolini - 24th Dec 20
Gabrieli Consort &
Players 25th Dec 20 - 6th Jan 21
new commissions from Ken Burton, Melissa Dunphy, Jocelyn Hagen,
Taylor Scott Davis, Paul Smith, Roderick Williams, and repertoire
ranging from Bach, Praetorius, Eccard, Charpentier and Tallis, to
Howells, Britten, Michael McGlynn, Alec Roth, Arvo Pärt,
John Tavener, Ola Gjeilo all filmed in ultra high definition and
featuring your favourite seasonal a cappella - Live From London
is ‘all you want for Christmas’.
Broadcast at 2pm
EST | 7pm GMT, ticket holders will be able to tune in live and/or
on demand from the date of broadcast until 15th January. Each
broadcast concert lasts 60 minutes. Purchase one of our season
tickets now, or buy access to each concert individually.
the programme here
From London Season Tickets*
Access to all 15 concerts, including the Gabrieli's
Bach for Christmas
£120 | €135 | US$150 | CA$205 |
AU$215 | JP¥16,500
Access to the first 10
concerts, including the opening cantata of Bach's Christmas
£80 | €90 | US$100 | CA$135 | AU$145 |
Access to six Gabrieli concerts of Bach’s
Christmas Oratorio BWV 248
£50 | €55 | US$65 |
CA$85 | AU$90 | JP¥7,000
receive a 40% season ticket discount by registering with an
official student email address. Following registration a voucher
will be emailed out allowing you to make a discounted purchase.
£12.50 | €14 | US$15 | CA$20 | AU$22.50
Waits’ Wassail: Music for Advent and Christmas
by The York Waits in December.
Sunday 6th December in St
Andrew’s Church, Marks Tey, Essex
2.30 and 6.00 for one
There are only 30 tickets for each performance, and
these should be booked in advance please
Eventbrite page (see link below).
Only one ticket price of
The usual concessions, discounts for regulars and
free tickets for under 16s will be back next year.
will be socially distanced in groups from the same household or
are available on Eventbrite here.
and song connecting the past with the present
a list of their concerts, recitals and educational events go to
... 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.
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
Clérambault, Sonata VIIa in E minor ‘La
from: Nicolas Clérambault: Chamber
Music from the Brossard Collection (COV 91928), 2019
Nicolette Moonen violin, Oliver Webber violin,
Reiko Ichise viola da gamba, Silas Wollston harpsichord
Regular features around
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.
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
at King’s – a popular series of Easter concerts and
services with a substantial Early Music element, in and around
Baroque – specializing
in original and lively interpretations of music by popular and less
well known Baroque composers
Rediscover’d – Kathleen Berg and Alan Morris perform
music from about 1550 to 1800, in costume.
concerts by Shared Voices
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
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.
College, Cambridge, holds frequent Early Music and other concerts
in the Chapel and the much-admired Auditorium. Many of these have
Baroque put on many Early Music concerts in East Anglia,
Lincolnshire, and London.
Early Opera in Cambridge
Chamber Opera is a
venture at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge,
founded with the aim of presenting a biennial fully staged
In 2007 the initial opera was Handel’s Xerxes
was performed over
five nights plus a matinée at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge.
2012 Purcell’s Dido
and Aeneas was
performed in an all-student production.
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
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 Tamerlano.
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].
Music Performers in East Anglia
Music – a web diary of
classical music concerts and events in Suffolk and
the surrounding area
– a listing of early-ish music and other events in
Cambridge, and several useful links
– searchable directories of UK choirs
and choral concerts, including Early Music events
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for the content of external sites
26/11/2020. Please contact the EEMF
committee with comments