The Telling in Retreat

Early music group The Telling’s singer Ariane Prüssner will guide participants through a beautiful medieval song. All welcome, no experience necessary. Link to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86828580343 (Meeting ID: 868 2858 0343) You don’t need a webcam and all participants … Read MoreRead More

Handel London Operas 1

Study the cultural history, plots and structure of Handel’s Italian operas written for London audiences between 1720 and 1728. Learn about recitative, aria-types and discover the stories behind these great works. … Read More

Music Theory: Grade 6

Develop your understanding of musical language by learning to write four-part harmony, harmonise and write diatonic melodies, modulate, and analyse scores (harmony, melodic decoration, phrase structure, performance instructions, stylistic implications). … Read More

Music Theory: Grade 4

Study more complex musical language including duplets, double-dotted rhythms, alto clef, double sharps/flats, the concept of enharmonic equivalence, and recognising and writing common triads. Learn the technical names for scale degrees, and standard ornaments and instruments.… Read More

Music Theory: Grade 7

Learn more complex elements of music: figured bass, melodic and harmonic decoration, writing for instrument or voice with given accompaniment, and score analysis of harmonic and phrase structure, style, performance and directions. … Read More

The Telling in Retreat

Join one of the singers of The Telling Ariane Prüssner as she guides participants through traditional Irish lullaby, Hush, the waves and Georgian lullaby, Naninai. Link to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87317700297 (Meeting ID: 873 1770 0297) You don’t need a … Read MoreRead More

The Septenary Foundation

The inaugural Septenary Foundation Historical Performance Research Seminars. These sessions aim to provide a platform for independent performer-researchers to present their work in return for a modest concert-type fee, and are supported by the Septenary Foundation and Music & Letters.… Read More

The Telling #HomeTour

The Telling singers Clare Norburn (soprano) and Ariane Prüssner (mezzo and medieval harp) present timeless songs of love and longing from the Sephardic tradition from the Jewish diaspora after their expulsion from Spain in 1492 to a small audience in … Read MoreRead More

The Telling #HomeTour

Join The Telling’s singer Ariane Prüssner as she guides participants through Sephardic song Morena me llaman so you can singalong during the Sephardic Song Concert screening at 8pm. Link to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85144187048 (Meeting ID: 851 4418 7048) You … Read MoreRead More

Variazioni Stravaganti

Violinist Maxim Del Mar presents a free concert of music by two of the greatest Austrian composers of the 17th Century, H.I.F. Biber and J.H Schmelzer, whose adoption and transformation of the new Italian style left us with some of … Read MoreRead More

The Telling in Retreat

One of The Telling’s singers Ariane Prüssner will guide participants through a beautiful Sephardic song to be confirmed. Practice video and lyrics coming soon. Check the website closer to the time. Link to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81262055111(Meeting ID: 812 6205 … Read MoreRead More

The Telling #HomeTour

Watch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetellingmusic/videos Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thetellingmusic The premiere of a brand new story with music from harpist Joy Smith who is also a wonderful storyteller. The Tiller Girl is a beautifully re-imagined folk tale from medieval Italy. A … Read MoreRead More

The Telling in Retreat

Early music group The Telling’s singer Ariane Prüssner will guide participants through another song from the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Stella Splendens. All welcome, no experience necessary. Link to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84074312068(Meeting ID: 840 7431 2068) You don’t need … Read MoreRead More

The Telling

Online screening of The Telling’s concert/play, Vision The critically acclaimed concert/play by Clare Norburn is reimagined for a very special online screening. Blurring the boundaries of drama/concert, Vision explores the extraordinary life of the visionary medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen, … Read MoreRead More

Ensemble Hesperi

Mary-Jannet Leith – RecordersThomas Allery – Harpsichord This week it’s Part 2 of our exploration of Thomas Britton, 18th-century London’s extraordinary musical coal merchant! You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to our Facebook Page … Read MoreRead More

Ensemble Hesperi

Mary-Jannet Leith – RecordersThomas Allery – Harpsichord, Organ You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to our Facebook Page at 1pm, and, as soon as we start to stream, the video should pop up in … Read MoreRead More

On the Wings of a Dove

In this live session, David will look at two wonderful motets of longing — Vigilate by Elizabethan composer William Byrd, whose text speaks powerfully of watching and waiting at a time of great turbulence, and Sitivit anima mea by Portuguese composer Manuel Cardoso, which … Read MoreRead More

SingTheScore Extra

We are singing two relatively unknown English madrigals this week – both quite a handful: you’ll enjoy getting to know them! Wilbye – Cruel, behold my heavy ending(There’s a recording of The Consort of Musicke on Youtube) Tomkins – Oft … Read MoreRead More

Ensemble Hesperi

This week, we’re exploring the music of the French Loeillet family of composers, and there’s plenty of it to choose from! You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to our Facebook Page at 1pm, and, … Read MoreRead More

“This is Your Life”

Patrick Craig is a countertenor, harpist, teacher, lecturer and conductor who is a longstanding member of both St Paul’s Cathedral Choir and The Cardinall’s Musick. For twenty years he also sang over a thousand concerts with the Tallis Scholars. He … Read MoreRead More

Ensemble Hesperi

So this week, we’re going to be playing “Galant” music – what’s this? Well, the term “galant”, unlike our modern terms “Baroque” and “Classical”, was actually used during from around 1720 to 1770 to describe a style of music that … Read MoreRead More

Mary Mohan

As promised, I shall be performing my next livestream lunchtime recital on my Baroque cello. I’ve found some wonderful unaccompanied works, including of course a good dose of JS Bach. To find the event please head to my main Facebook … Read MoreRead More

Ensemble Hesperi

This week, we’re returning “home” to Scottish Early Music, so get ready to tap your toes and be whisked away to the mountains and heather! You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to our Facebook … Read MoreRead More

Bach Flute Sonatas

Explore the Bach Sonatas and gain confidence in practising, interpreting and performing them. The six Bach flute sonatas are a cornerstone of the repertoire, but they can be daunting. This class will provides hints and tips on style, ornamentation, articulation … Read MoreRead More

SingTheScore Extra

We will be singing John Wilbye’s ‘Oft have I vowed’ (missed last time) and George Marson’s ‘The nymphs and shepherds’ from The Triumphs of Oriana. There will be a mystery guest and, as always, lots of fun.… Read More

Ensemble Hesperi

This week, we’re exploring composers who were associated with hospitals and charities in the 18th century! You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to our Facebook Page at 1pm, and, as soon as we start … Read MoreRead More

Gramophone Charity Gala

To support all the musicians whose work has dried up due to the Covid-19 crisis, and who are finding themselves in severe financial difficulty, Gramophone has organised an online gala featuring former Gramophone Classical Music Awards winners. Each artist will introduce and perform a … Read MoreRead More

Ensemble Hesperi

Tom and Mary-Jannet from Ensemble Hesperi will be live from their living room – performing for around half an hour, and chatting with you too! You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to their Facebook … Read MoreRead More

Ensemble Hesperi

Tom and Mary-Jannet from Ensemble Hesperi will be live from their living room – performing for around half an hour, and chatting with you too! You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to their Facebook … Read MoreRead More

Linarol Consort

The Linarol Consort of Viols play on instruments based on the earliest surviving viol, a Venetian instrument from around 1540, creating a unique sound quite distinct from the later instruments most commonly known today. This programme will explore the rich … Read MoreRead More

Joglaresa

Boogie Knights features Joglaresa’s greatest hits – all delivered with the group’s irrepressible cheeriness, rebellion and, above all, fun! Medieval song is full of surprises – enjoy them with the harp, fidel, percussion and voices of Joglaresa.… Read More

Baroque String Workshop

Tutor: Alison Townley Suitable for adult players. Intermediate onwards.  Alison is particularly looking for more upper strings. Baroque Bows available to hire for the workshop and long term. 2019/2020 workshop dates: 13th October 10th November 9th February 8th March… Read More

In Ecclesiis

This concert is a collaboration between the Oriel Singers from Cheltenham conducted by Ben Sawyer with Worcestershire Early Music – WEM have organised some instrumentalists (violins, cornetts and sackbuts) to join the singers for In ecclesiis – a programme of … Read MoreRead More

SoliDeisten

The sextet of Dresden soloists joined together in 2016. The centre of attention for the “SoliDeisten” are Bach’s motets or arias performed as solo – complemented by works from the Renaissance to the Modern Age set for six voices.… Read More

Nova

Although they had plenty of other things to worry about – wars, disease, death, heaven and hell – it could be said that human beings in Medieval and Renaissance Europe had a closer relationship than ours with nature and a … Read MoreRead More

Olwen Foulkes

From 1702, the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane staged vibrant and glittering entertainments of music, dance, and acrobatics during the intervals of spoken plays. Recorder player Olwen Foulkes – accompanied by theorbo and cello – introduces the music and musicians … Read MoreRead More

Hurdy Gurdy Weekend

Guaranteed to be one of Halsway’s noisiest weekends, this popular Hurdy-Gurdy takeover is a brilliant opportunity to get together with some of the best of Europe’s players in an intensive learning weekend of masterclasses, workshops, sessions and a Saturday night … Read MoreRead More

The City Musick

Explore the rich and varied repertoire of musicians from court and city in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, for wind and brass instruments: cornett, sackbut, shawm, dulcian, recorder and crumhorn. Music will come from the part books associated … Read MoreRead More

Viol Consorts Workshop

This weekend will fill Hawkwood with beautiful music, with expert coaching throughout. Primarily for pre-formed consorts, individuals will be accepted on condition that a compatible group can be formed. There will be the opportunity to work from facsimile music on … Read MoreRead More

Baroque String Workshop

Tutor: Alison Townley Suitable for adult players. Intermediate onwards.  Alison is particularly looking for more upper strings. Baroque Bows available to hire for the workshop and long term. 2019/2020 workshop dates: 13th October 10th November 9th February 8th March… Read More

Dorset Bach Cantata Club

The Dorset Bach Cantata Club meets for three weekends each year at Sturminster Newton High School. The Club provides a unique opportunity for amateur choral singers to study, rehearse and perform these inspiring, deeply spiritual, joyous works. *** Cantata BWV 45: Es ist … Read MoreRead More

London Baroque

Outstanding viol player Charles Medlam and his daughter Hannah, a soprano, are joined by theorbo player Alex McCartney for a programme of 17th century songs and instrumental music from London, Paris and Rome.… Read More

Tea Dance

Our Tea Dance at the lovely Lion Ballroom in Leominster is now an annual event – with live music and a caller, it’s a great way to warm up a chilly January afternoon so book your tickets, dress up in … Read MoreRead More

Cheltenham Coffee Concerts

After too long, much longer than they care to remember, Jonathan Morgan (flute), David Hatcher (viola da gamba) and Warwick Cole (harpsichord) reunite to play together once again. Programme details to follow! Coffee and cake as always available with free … Read MoreRead More

Viol Consort Music

This course is intended for intermediate and advanced players of treble, tenor or bass viols, who are confident in sight reading and playing one-to-a-part. 17th Century English music will form the main area of study.… Read More

Oxford Bach Soloists

JS Bach Bach’s first Christmas in Leipzig comes with an explosion of festive music. After Advent’s ‘tempus clausum’ (closed period), Bach laid on nine major pieces for his singers and instrumentalists to master, including the Magnificat in E flat major, … Read MoreRead More

Unicorn Singers

This long-established and ever popular event never fails to capture the true Christmas spirit. This year’s great mix of carols ancient and modern will feature recent pieces by Phillip Stopford and Howard Skempton alongside renaissance polyphony and a sequence of … Read MoreRead More

Bristol Ensemble

An exquisite evening of music from the golden era of the Baroque and Classical eras including solo soprano arias sung by Mhairi Lawson. As a soloist Mhairi has performed in opera houses and concert halls worldwide including English National Opera, … Read MoreRead More

The Carnival Band

Seasonal music from Medieval England to ‘le jazz cool’ via Latin rhythms and Cajun beats. The Carnival Band blend the spirit of Christmas with the spirit of celebration the world over to create a delicious Yuletide cocktail. With a cornucopia of instruments … Read MoreRead More

Cheltenham Bach Choir

Cheltenham Bach Choir is delighted to be performing “Messiah” this December. With a top-class line-up of soloists and period orchestra, this is the perfect way to kick off your Christmas celebrations. Cheltenham Bach Choir, conducted by David Crown The Musical … Read MoreRead More

The Waites of Gloucester

A concert of historical Christmas Music, with the Waites of Gloucester. Mulled wine reception, and coffee and mince pies during the interval. Further details on the Harvington Hall Website: Afternoon Concert Evening Concert… Read More

Opus Anglicanum

Opus Anglicanum return to Wells with their most popular sell-out Christmas concert. Thoughtful texts interweave with mediaeval carols and plainchant in the magical candlelit setting of the cathedral quire. Early booking advised… Read More

Space Baroque

JENNY BLISS – voice and multi instrumentsbaroque violin * folk harp * renaissance flute * recorder * electric violin * viola da gamba * keyboards * electric double bass OLLIE PARFITT – moog player extraodinaire of ‘The Herbaliser’ and ‘The … Read MoreRead More

Opus Anglicanum

Opus Anglicanum will bring their hugely popular Christmas concert to Prior Park College, an event that sells out each year at Wells Cathedral.  Thoughtful texts interweaved with mediaeval carols and plainchant in the magical candlelit setting of the impressive college … Read MoreRead More

The Handful

The first part of our programme includes treasures from the 16th and 17th centuries including Palestrina Exsultate Deo, Bach Der Geist hilft and Monteverdi Cantate Domino, and mixes these with sparkling gems from more modern composers with Swayne Magnificat, Poulenc … Read MoreRead More

The Haydn Collective

Music for advent including young violinist Olivia Tresize: Bach Cantata BWV 140 – Wachet Auf Corelli Concerto Grosso Op 6. No. 8 (Christmas) Haydn Violin Concerto in G Schutz Machet die tore weit M. Haydn Universi qui expectant… Read More

Amarylli

Amarylli return to Elmslie House to perform a feast of carols and festive delights from the 15th and 16th century. Featuring Hannah Grove, soprano and Elizabeth Pallett on lute, guitar, gittern and symphony. Come and join us for some seasonal … Read MoreRead More

The Carnival Band

Seasonal music from Medieval England to ‘le jazz cool’ via Latin rhythms and Cajun beats. The Carnival Band blend the spirit of Christmas with the spirit of celebration the world over to create a delicious Yuletide cocktail. With a cornucopia of instruments … Read MoreRead More

Yeovil Chamber Choir

Yeovil Chamber Choir welcomes William McElwee, who is conducting his first concert as our Musical Director Programme includes: Georg Frederic Handel: Messiah (selection) Johann Sebastian Bach: From Christmas Oratorio: And there were shepherds | Break forth O beauteous heavenly light … Read MoreRead More

Unicorn Singers

The Unicorn Singers and soloists will join forces with a specialist Cornett and Sackbut ensemble for a unique retelling of the Christmas story. Their sequence of inspirational pieces from the early baroque period will be a terrific feast for the … Read MoreRead More

Cheltenham Coffee Concerts

Coffee Concert regulars the Oriel Singers return with mellifluous music to usher in the Advent season. Expect plenty of seasonal treats, both familiar and surprising. There will be warming hot drinks and cake and free entry from 10:30.… Read More

Paragon Singers

Paragon Singers is joined by soloists and an period orchestra for a special performance of Handel’s masterpiece Dixit Dominus, alongside Dietrich Buxtehude’s Jesu, Meines Lebens Leben and J.S. Bach’s Advent motet Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland.… Read More

Mid Wessex Singers

Mozart Spatzenmesse (Sparrow Mass) with choruses from Handel’s Solomon, and music by Bob Chilcott, Orlando Gibbons & Vaughan Williams The Mid Wessex Singers present a delightful bird themed autumn concert, encompassing classic masterpieces by Mozart and Handel, with complementary works … Read MoreRead More

Zephyrian Woodwind Orchestra

Zephyrian Woodwind Orchestra, Conductor – Richard Carder Charity Concert for All Saints Renovation, Rock Project & Julian House. Free admission with closing collection – suggested donations over £5. Car park at rear in Lynfield Park. Programme: W.A.Mozart – Symphony 48 in Eb … Read MoreRead More

Exeter Bach Society

Join Exeter Bach Society for a vivid performance of Bach’s great masterpiece, the Mass in B Minor. Widely regarded as one of the greatest pieces of classical music of all-time, this concert officially marks the start of the society’s 25th … Read MoreRead More

Baroque Dance Workshop

The workshop will be for Improvers, Intermediate and Advanced levels, and attendance is possible either for the whole weekend or just on Saturday. Saturday venue:Claverton Down Community Hall, Bath, BA2 6DT Saturday evening & Sunday venue:Monkton Combe Village Hall, Bath, … Read MoreRead More

Grand Baroque IV

Blackdowns Early Music Projects is proud to present the fourth in its biennial GRAND BAROQUE series, featuring rarely heard, large works fully deserving a Cathedral setting! Stunning music from C17th century Vienna and Salzburg directed by JanJoost van Elburg with … Read MoreRead More

Debus, McCartney & Rees

Until the 15th century music was predominantly an aural tradition. However, with the invention of the printing press this tradition began to disappear. Still, some melodies are innately memorable – why? This programme includes music by Caccini, Dowland, Purcell, Bach, … Read MoreRead More

Nova

Scala Regni Caelestis is the name given during the Renaissance period to the first six notes of the musical scale. Because of music’s ability to transport and inspire, the steps of the scale became known as the stairway to heaven. … Read MoreRead More

Bath Camerata

Clare Tunney, sopranoClara Kanter, mezzo sopranoDavid de Winter, tenorDarwin Leonard Prakash, bass Bath CamerataInstruments of Time and TruthBenedict Hoffnung, conductor Bath Camerata joins this world-class Baroque ensemble for the first time in what is sure to be an unforgettable, authentic performance of this well-known and … Read MoreRead More

Recorder Weekend

Work with one of the foremost teachers and performers of this instrument to explore the vibrant and varied world of the recorder; solo and consort, ancient and modern. Anna Stegmann, a Royal Academy professor, will offer individual coaching in a … Read MoreRead More

Tafelmusik

Programme includes music by Handel, Vivaldi, and Locatelli Tafelmusik: translating as ‘music for feasting’, it is a name that, through the revered Toronto-based period performance orchestra, has been synonymous worldwide with dynamic, engaging and soulful performances. Tafelmusik are one of the world’s … Read MoreRead More

Oxford Bach Soloists

JS Bach A service of Lutheran Vespers featuring Bach’s Cantata 115 Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit. Performed by New College Choir, conducted by Robert Quinney, with the orchestra of the Oxford Bach Soloists.… Read More

Violin Making

The violin making workshops are extremely popular at Halsway Manor; some of the participants have been coming back year after year. The workshop gives maximum continuous time at the workbench supported by Neville Gardner, who has been teaching violin making … Read MoreRead More

Bristol Ensemble

The Bristol Ensemble unveils its Baroque specialist ensemble for the first time, under the directorship of Adrian Chandler. Adrian will be familiar to St George’s audiences from his performances with La Serenissima and takes over the leadership of Bristol Ensemble … Read MoreRead More

Exultate Singers

Exultate SingersRichard May celloDavid Ogden conductor Thomas Tallis O Nata LuxRoxanna Panufnik All Shall Be WellKrzysztof Penderecki Agnus DeiNicholas O’Neill This Light of ReasonEric Whitacre Lux AurumqueCecilia McDowall Through a Glass DarklySergei Rachmaninov Nunc dimittis from All-Night VigilJohn Rutter Hymn to the Creator of LightHerbert Howells Requiem On this Remembrance Sunday evening, … Read MoreRead More

Bristol Chamber Choir

Conductor – Gordon Pullin Bach: Jesu meine FreudePearsall: Madrigals and PartsongsPearsall: String Quartet in B flatplayed by the Pearsall Ensemble led by Helen Sherwood Concert Poster… Read More

Baroque String Workshop

Tutor: Alison Townley Suitable for adult players. Intermediate onwards.  Alison is particularly looking for more upper strings. Baroque Bows available to hire for the workshop and long term. 2019/2020 workshop dates: 13th October 10th November 9th February 8th March… Read More

Apollo5

The international award-winning British vocal ensemble Apollo5 delights audiences with versatile and engaging performances on the concert platform, singing repertoire ranging from renaissance, classical and contemporary choral music to folk, jazz and pop… Their programme will include pieces from their … Read MoreRead More

Haydloniant

5.30pm: Cakes, ale, wine, tea, coffee, juices 6pm-7pm: Stunning Music from Renaissance England and Italy Part-songs performed by Hay Madrigals Solo songs by local musician Lucy Green Guest appearances by local musicians:Donald Ellman (harpsichord), Steve Jones (Violin)… Read More

Ypotryll

Named after a mythical monster, Ypotryll consists of soprano Karen Jones & multi-instrumentalists Simon Pickard and Rachel Tedd performing medieval music. This concert will feature medieval secular music from C13th to C15th for voice and instruments: Dulcimer, Gemshorn, Clavicembalon and … Read MoreRead More

Rondo Viol Academy

This course is designed as a stepping stone between the Elementary and  Intermediate courses. There are technique sessions, a few set pieces to study together, and friendly, relaxed consort playing. There will be plenty of help and advice with things … Read MoreRead More

Bath Bach Choir

Bath Bach Choir Kate Bunney (saxophone) Marcus Sealy (piano) Nigel Perrin (conductor) Inspired by the going down of the day – both literal and metaphorical – the programme moves from a Renaissance compline to Sullivan’s emotive The Long Day Closes, via Gibbons, … Read MoreRead More

Brecon Baroque Festival

Brecon Baroque Festival 2019 /Gwyl Faroc Aberhonddu 2019 Join Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque and guest artists for a long weekend exploring Bohemia’s rich musical heritage including choral, chamber and orchestral works by Biber, Zelenka, Muffat and Mozart.… Read More

Mediaeval Moogiverse

With the illustrious KATHERINE BLAKE of ‘Mediaeval Baebes’ on Voice, Recorder and Violin… …OLLIE PARFITT – Moog Synth Player Extraordinaire of ‘The Herbaliser’ and ‘Circulus’… …JENNY BLISS – Early Music Virtuoso and Ethereal Vocals.  “Fantastic” BBC Radio 3.… Read More

The Carnival Band

From the riotous pre-Lent carnivals of medieval Europe to the midwinter revelry of the Lord of Misrule, The Carnival Band take us through the year, imaginatively weaving folk, historical and contemporary strands from England and abroad into a rich tapestry … Read MoreRead More

Improviso

Four accomplished musicians (and former Royal College of Music students) present music from the 17th and 18th centuries including works by Vivaldi, Handel and C.P.E. Bach alongside improvising in styles from the same period.… Read More

The Sixteen

Our 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Our close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our … Read MoreRead More

The Carnival Band

From the riotous pre-Lent carnivals of medieval Europe to the midwinter revelry of the Lord of Misrule, The Carnival Band take us through the year, imaginatively weaving folk, historical and contemporary strands from England and abroad into a rich tapestry … Read MoreRead More

Lux Musicae

The origins of flamenco are in shadow. We know its musical influences date back to Islamic Iberia between the 8th and 15th centuries yet the first mention of flamenco by name is not until 1774. What happened in these intervening … Read MoreRead More

The Carice Singers

In a magical way to end the day, the acclaimed Carice Singers perform a programme of ethereally expressive music which views death as only the start of our journey into paradise. Purcell’s Funeral Sentences are followed by Gesualdo’s Responsories for Holy Saturday, Grieg’s Four … Read MoreRead More

Dame Sarah Connolly

Under the artistic direction of Harry Bicket, The English Concert has earned a reputation for combining urgency, passion and fire with precision, delicacy and beauty. Their collaborative artistic partners reflect their pursuit for new ways to bring music to life. … Read MoreRead More

Baroque String Workshop

Tutor: Alison Townley Suitable for adult players. Intermediate onwards.  Alison is particularly looking for more upper strings. Baroque Bows available to hire for the workshop and long term. 2019/2020 workshop dates: 13th October 10th November 9th February 8th March… Read More

The Sixteen

Our 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Our close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our … Read MoreRead More

Box&Fir with Rogers Covey-Crump

Popular Spanish music from street & stage In an enchanting programme specially researched by Ian Gammie, featuring renowned tenor Rogers Covey-Crump, the music explores the age-old themes of love, joy and sadness in songs accompanied by early instruments.… Read More

Dorset Bach Cantata Club

The Dorset Bach Cantata Club meets for three weekends each year at Sturminster Newton High School. The Club provides a unique opportunity for amateur choral singers to study, rehearse and perform these inspiring, deeply spiritual, joyous works. *** Cantata BWV 11: Lobet Gott … Read MoreRead More

The Sixteen

Our 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Our close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our … Read MoreRead More

Musicke in the Ayre

Musicke in the Ayre’s second Autumn foray in the Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel straddles the English Channel of the 16th and 17th centuries. Northern songbird Carmel Edwards flies South to sing to Din Ghani’s lute in an exploration of the … Read MoreRead More

The Sixteen

Our 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Our close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our … Read MoreRead More

Arcangelo

Sandrine Piau sopranoStuart Jackson tenorKonstantin Krimmel baritone Arcangelo is one of the world’s leading ensembles, bringing together exceptional musicians under the baton of Jonathan Cohen. Composed while the young Handel was at the peak of his operatic success in London, the Brockes Passion … Read MoreRead More

Oxford Bach Soloists

Cantatas for the 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th Sundays after Trinity JS Bach Throughout the long summer and autumn Trinitarian period, the Lutheran lectionary’s emphasis on sin and sickness in mind and body reaches full tilt in expressions such as ‘The … Read MoreRead More

The Sixteen

Our Oxford choral workshop is led by choral conductor and member of The Sixteen Robert Evans, and singer and practical scholar Sally Dunkley. Local singing enthusiasts are treated to a session of vocal coaching including advice on breathing technique, invigorating … Read MoreRead More

VOCES8

Sing Joyfully – a cappella repertoire from the Renaissance to today.​ VOCES8 is delighted to present Sing Joyfully, a programme that celebrates the joy and beauty of voices in harmony. Formed in 2005, this group of eight beautifully integrated solo … Read MoreRead More

The Tallis Scholars

Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars have long been fascinated by how composers from different backgrounds set the same, seminal texts. This programme goes some way towards showing how important and durable plainchant was, from the renaissance period to 20th … Read MoreRead More

Armonico Consort

Armonico Consort & Baroque Orchestra The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble Director – Christopher Monks A musical evening capturing the enchanted journey through the extraordinary history of the Papacy – trekking through tales of greatness and intellect, whilst stumbling upon … Read MoreRead More

Baroque Playing Day

The day is for string players (violin, viola, ‘cello and bass viol), wind players (recorders, flute, oboe and bassoon) solo voice and continuo (keyboard and plucked instruments). We will be playing chamber music in various combinations, mainly trio sonatas, quartets … Read MoreRead More

Rondo Viol Academy

These courses are for anyone who considers themselves to be of an intermediate or upper intermediate standard and would like to improve both their individual technique and consort playing experience. We will look at the set repertoire, covering choices of … Read MoreRead More

Ensemble Hesperi

Be guided through the musical scenery of 18th century Scotland through timeless folk tunes and infectious dance rhythms. Ensemble Hesperi offer an engaging programme based on Scottish Baroque music from Scottish-born composers such as James Oswald and William McGibbon.… Read More

Ypotryll

A marvellous mix of medieval music for voice and instruments. Soprano Karen Jones, and instrumentalists Rachel Tedd and Simon Pickard, present music from the 14th and 15th centuries, employing a range of reproduction period-instruments.… Read More

In Echo

A Musical Revolution The year 1501 changed music for ever. It saw the publication in Venice of the world’s first ever book of printed music. This revolutionary book was called Harmonice Musices Odhecaton – a collection of 96 exquisite pieces … Read MoreRead More

Bygonz

Come and hear instruments, such as pipe and tabor, hurdy-gurdy and bagpipes, which have been part of the popular musical life of this country for centuries, played by musicians wearing the dress of the time. The performance will last 30-40 … Read MoreRead More

The Sixteen

Our 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Our close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our … Read MoreRead More

A Venetian Jubilee a 3

Celebrating Strozzi 400 with the gorgeous arias, duets and trios from her birthplace The 400th anniversary of Barbara Strozzi’s birth gives us another reason to indulge in some glorious music from Venice, this time exploiting the potential of 3 sopranos … Read MoreRead More

Violin Making

The violin making workshops are extremely popular at Halsway Manor; some of the participants have been coming back year after year. The workshop gives maximum continuous time at the workbench supported by Neville Gardner, who has been teaching violin making … Read MoreRead More

A Venetian Jubilee a 3

Celebrating Strozzi 400 with the gorgeous arias, duets and trios from her birthplace The 400th anniversary of Barbara Strozzi’s birth give us another reason to indulge in some glorious music from Venice, this time exploiting the potential of 3 sopranos … Read MoreRead More

Ensemble Molière

Ensemble Molière are joined by the internationally acclaimed soprano Lauren Lodge-Campbell to present The Wind of Change. This programme presents both the most innovative music and the most popular themes of the baroque era; love, nature and mythology. Be blown … Read MoreRead More

Ensemble Molière

Ensemble Molière are joined by the internationally acclaimed soprano Lauren Lodge-Campbell to present The Wind of Change. This programme presents both the most innovative music and the most popular themes of the baroque era; love, nature and mythology. Be blown … Read MoreRead More

The Sixteen

Our 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Our close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our … Read MoreRead More

The Sixteen

Our Oxford choral workshop is led by choral conductor and member of The Sixteen Robert Evans, and singer and practical scholar Sally Dunkley. Local singing enthusiasts are treated to a session of vocal coaching including advice on breathing technique, invigorating … Read MoreRead More

Ensemble Molière

Ensemble Molière are joined by the internationally acclaimed soprano Lauren Lodge-Campbell to present The Wind of Change. This programme presents both the most innovative music and the most popular themes of the baroque era; love, nature and mythology. Be blown … Read MoreRead More

The Sixteen

Our 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Our close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our … Read MoreRead More

Stylish Baroque

A baroque chamber music course at A415, predominantly for pre-formed groups although we welcome applications from individual players and will do our best to put together coherent ensembles. Theresa (violin) and Alastair (harpsichord), bring their wealth of knowledge to encourage … Read MoreRead More

Oxford Bach Soloists

Cantatas for the 11th, 12th, and 13th Sundays after Trinity JS Bach A stirring Sanctus in C major, and three cantatas with big statements: BWV 179 preaches against hypocrisy with marvelous directness; BWV 77 illustrates the second of Jesus’ two commandments … Read MoreRead More

Meridianum Ensemble

The Meridianum Ensemble is a trans-cultural musical collaboration, bringing together musicians from Portugal, the UK and Morocco. The seven musicians bring their individual styles to the mix – Arabic oud from Morocco, Middle-Eastern percussion, original compositions for the Persian santur … Read MoreRead More

Musicke in the Ayre

Lute songs associated with being outside London Soprano Jane Hunt and lutenist Din Ghani discover songs about or by people who are away from the Capital for various reasons such as residence, retirement, rejection, exile, employment, or just an excursion … Read MoreRead More

Oxford Bach Soloists

Handel – Bach – Scarlatti Handel Eternal Source of Light DivineHandel Water Music Suite No3Bach Coffee CantataScarlatti Salve ReginaHandel Messiah (excerpts)Handel Jeptha: Waft her Angels through the SkiesBach Easter Oratorio (excerpts)Bach Cantata no181 (Final chorus) Oxford Bach Soloists welcomed as … Read MoreRead More

William Pert (Organ)

Praeludium und Fuge e-Moll (BWV 548) ‘The Wedge’Johann Sebastian Bach Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (BWV 676)Johann Sebastian Bach​ Vers l’espérance (Trois Poèmes/III)Thierry Escaich​ Nun ruhen alle WälderJacques van Oortmerssen​ Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’AlainMaurice Duruflé​… Read More

Choral Experience Weekend

Enjoy a life-enhancing weekend traversing the vast landscapes of one of Classical music’s greatest creations. Gavin Carr will bring his trademark humour, passion and insight to this journey into Bach’s extraordinary world, so full of thrilling grandeur and achingly beautiful … Read MoreRead More

HISS 2019

The 9th international summer school will take place 12-16 August once again at Bishop Burton College, near Beverley, East Yorkshire. We will feature the same range of classes for winds, cornetts & sackbuts, baroque strings, lutes and other plucked strings, … Read MoreRead More

Passacaglia Duo

Annabel Knight RecordersRobin Bigwood Harpsichord As part of this year’s Woodhouse Advanced Recorder Course, Annabel and Robin will perform music from across the centuries for recorders and harpsichord, exploring the theme of change and transformation. The old and the new jostle together … Read MoreRead More

Cambridge Early Music Summer School

Les Cris de Paris: ​​The Sounds of Court & City in 16th-century France THE COURTIERS OF GRACE ​Gawain Glenton course director & cornetto, Clare Wilkinson voice, Uri Smilansky viols & recorders, ​Jacob Heringman lutes, Catherine Motuz improvisation & sackbut, William Lyons flutes, recorders, reeds & pipes   … Read MoreRead More

Glevum Consort

The Glevum Consort look back to Llanthony Secunda Priory’s 13th-century heyday, when texts such as the Old English Edi Beo Thu, now commonly known as the Llanthony Carol, were housed within its walls. The concert traces the history of medieval … Read MoreRead More

Papagena

Stunning a cappella vocal quintet Papagena explore the full gamut of close harmony music from the 11th to the 21st century. From sacred hymns and ancient madrigals, to inventive arrangements of Guns N’ Roses, Imogen Heap and Joni Mitchell, this … Read MoreRead More

Carole Cerasi – Rivals

Playing contests are documented between Louis Marchand and JS Bach, and between Handel and Domenico Scarlatti. Scarlatti was judged possibly superior to Handel on the harpsichord, although inferior on the organ – and Marchand disappeared in the morning, perhaps having … Read MoreRead More

Cambridge Early Music Summer School

Paris versus Versailles: Marc-Antoine Charpentier & his Court Rivals THE PARLEY OF INSTRUMENTS Peter Holman course director & continuo, Judy Tarling upper strings, Mark Caudle lower strings, Gail Hennessy woodwind and Philip Thorby voices   Applications are invited from proficient singers and confident players of gut-strung … Read MoreRead More

NORVIS XLIX

NORVIS, founded in 1971 by Layton and Christine Ring Recorder tutors: Oonagh Lee, Chris Orton, Jane Rumney and Mary Tyers. Other tutors: Elizabeth Dodd, Alison Kinder, Susanna Pell and Jacqui Robertson-Wade (viols), Andrew Fowler (singing), Michael Williamson (baroque strings), Martin … Read MoreRead More

The Tallis Scholars

Salve reginaChant: Salve ReginaPalestrina: Salve ReginaPadilla: Salve ReginaPoulenc: Salve ReginaLassus: Salve ReginaCornysh‎: Salve Regina Interval MiserereAllegri: MiserereTomkins: Have mercy upon me (4) O sacrum conviviumTallis: O sacrum conviviumMessiaen O sacrum convivium MagnificatByrd: Short MagnificatVictoria: Magnificat for double choir… Read More

Jed Hughes (Organ)

Inspired at the age of eight on hearing an organ, Jed began lessons with Henry Fairs at the Birmingham Conservatoire Junior Department. Between 2011 – 2015 Jed consecutively won the ‘Under 17 Repertoire’ in the Bristol Eisteddfod Organ Class gaining … Read MoreRead More

Zalifenta

Part of the Vespers @ 6 Recital Series Each recital takes place within the service of Compline, complete with the Medieval plainsong chants for all to sing. Followed by a cheese and wine reception. Retiring collection in aid of the … Read MoreRead More

Workshop and AGM

Music at the Viennese Court of Emperor and Composer Leopold I. Workshop led by Peter Leech (Cardiff University) at pitch A = 440 for SATB voices, recorders (descant/treble/tenor & bass) and strings (viols/violins, violas, bass viols/cellos/violone). The SWEMF AGM will … Read MoreRead More

Bach and Beyond

This concert is in memory of poet Edward Storey, chairman of Friends of St Michael’s and neighbour of the church. Ruth Watson and David Ponsford gave many concerts in the early years in aid of the restoration of our beautiful … Read MoreRead More

Ludlow Summer School

A course for singers and instrumentalistsled by Gabriel Crouch and David Hatcher The Ludlow Summer School is a combination of specialist coaching, informal festival and musical holiday. It is open to experienced choral singers and early instrumentalists of all ages … Read MoreRead More

Chandos Singers

The Chandos Singers, conducted by Malcolm Hill, are one of Bath’s leading chamber choirs. This concert of European works focuses on Henry Purcell (1659-1695), covering his own works together with pieces by composers who influenced him or who were influenced … Read MoreRead More

Ypotryll

Named after a mythical monster, Ypotryll consists of soprano Karen Jones & multi-instrumentalists Simon Pickard and Rachel Tedd. Ypotryll will be performing medieval music for visitors to the Morning Room, formerly the Chapel of St Mary.  The program will include … Read MoreRead More

Workshop for Singers

This workshop day will explore Vespers repertoire in the Southern European tradition, from the rambunctious polyphony of Juan Gutierrez de Padilla (1590–1664) to Domenico Scarlatti’s expressive setting of Laudate pueri, and plainsong psalmody.… Read More

Exeter Cathedral Choir

A Midsummer Musical Celebration at the Cathedral with the Cathedral Choir and Devon Baroque: Zadok The PriestGeorge Frederic Handel Cantata 194Johann Sebastian Bach Organ concerto No. 13 in F Major HWV 295George Frederic Handel Gloria 589Antonio Vivaldi… Read More

Paragon Singers

Conductor: Sarah Latto Two of Britain’s most celebrated composers are contrasted in this summer concert which pairs the genius of Purcell with the contemporary master James MacMillan.… Read More

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

The Erebus Ensemble, Figo and the Clifton Festival Chamber Choir, under the direction of Tom Williams, perform Monteverdi’s 1610 setting of the Office of Vespers. Expect musical fireworks as this vibrant line-up of young musicians uses the splendour of Clifton … Read MoreRead More

Solomon’s Knot

JS BachKomm Jesu, kommJesu, meine FreudeLobet den Herrn interspersed with movements from solo cello Suite No 5 in C minorFürchte dich nichtSinget dem Herrn interspersed with movements from solo cello Suite No 6 in D major This is a welcome … Read MoreRead More

Let Trumpets Sound

Crispian Steele-Perkins and James Gough present an evening of music for Trumpet and Organ, complete with demonstrations of early forms of Trumpet by one of the world’s greatest exponents of the instrument. Music to include: Works by Jeremiah Clarke, Henry … Read MoreRead More

Frantisek Brikcius

Part of the Vespers @ 6 Recital Series 6pm recital including Bach’s 5th suite for unaccompanied cello in C minor; followed by Compline with all the traditional chants, and a wine and cheese reception. Admission free, retiring collection in aid of … Read MoreRead More

Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir

Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir with Salisbury Baroque Handel • Alexander’s Feast Salisbury BaroqueLeader • Theresa Caudle In 1761 musicians from Salisbury travelled to join singers in Wimborne to perform Alexander’s Feast for the Friendly Society of Wimborne Minster. As part of a day of celebration … Read MoreRead More

Exeter Bach Society Cantata BWV 12

Join Exeter Bach Society and Bramdean School Chapel Choir for a liturgical performance of J S Bach’s beautiful cantata ‘Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen,’ (BWV 12) with orchestral accompaniment. Musical Directors: Jonathan Lucas Wood and Rachel BennettLeader: Anna CockroftAlto: Rachel BennettTenor: … Read MoreRead More

Tudor Fest

Informal music events with Courtlye Musick and friends including Ars Nova from Cherbourg. Join us to hear music from Dufay to Dowland, from saxes to sackbuts, or take the opportunity for a chat in French.… Read More