Brighton Early Music – BREMF@Home

A joint presentation by Monteverdi String Band and Brighton Early Music. Con Arte e Maestria is the phrase used by Milanese violinist Francesco Rognoni to describe his spectacular 1620 embellishment of a Palestrina madrigal. Inspired by this extraordinary tradition, this programme features intricate and virtuosic works by Rognoni, Giovanni Bovicelli, Michelangelo Rossi and Giovanni Gabrieli. 

Playford Then & Now

Playford – “The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of his continuing success today through dances, bands, his London, his contemporaries and choreography. Following the success of the HDS Webinar Talks and the Online Dance Tutorials – both of which can be found on our YouTube channel – we’re delighted to announce the HDS Playford Weekend Festival –…

LIFEM: Digital

London International Festival of Early Music is one of the world’s largest and most inclusive early music festivals in the world. We produce an annual festival in Blackheath, London, which brings together the world’s largest early music exhibition, live concerts from leading artists, makers’ demonstration recitals, workshops and masterclasses. We have made the positive decision…

BREMF@home

BREMF@home – across the EARTH On the last two weekends in October we will present a series of 10 individually devised programmes, merging performance with film, images, animation and presentation, offering something different from the many filmed concert performances we have been able to watch during the lockdown.  We are not restricting viewing with paywalls…

Brecon Baroque Festival 2020 Online

At the heart of our online festival weekend, we are delighted to present The Goldberg Variations Reimagined. The Festival’s Artistic Director, Rachel Podger, has commissioned harpsichordist Chad Kelly to create an ambitious re-imagining of Bach’s Goldberg Variations for nine instruments. Our online festival programme will open on October 23rd, and will première our live film of…

Stour Music Festival Online

This small but beautiful early music festival takes place on the pilgrim trail between Canterbury and Ashford.  It was set up by Alfred Deller in the 1960s. Initially postponed, we are now going ahead with three wonderful early music concerts that will appear online from September 11th-28th and can be enjoyed by anyone with a…

The English Music Festival Online

Several of the artists and speakers who were to have appeared at this year’s Festival have very generously contributed live filmed concerts and talks; and, where this has been impractical to achieve we have compiled radio-style presentations of EM Records discs which reflect as closely as possible the repertoire that was to have formed the…

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 Psalms (his final composition), and In Paradisum by the Estonian composer Galina Grigorjeva. The Carice Singers gave a…

Oxford Lieder Festival

The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival will explore life, death, and the mysterious areas between and beyond. Sprites and nymphs cause mayhem and mischief, while legends abound from Greco-Roman sagas to the Lorelei and the Erlking. Storytelling with the Crick Crack Club, a ghost tour, a magic show and more all complement the myriad concerts, masterclasses…

Tetbury Music Festival

The Tetbury Music Festival was founded in 2003 by Graham Kean and Elise Smith and brings to Tetbury the finest musicians you are likely to hear outside of the great concert halls of the world. They perform in the extraordinarily beautiful parish church of Tetbury, St Mary’s Church.  An early and fine example of Georgian…

La Calisto – Francesco Cavalli

After Monteverdi, Cavalli was Venice’s leading composer. His strikingly expressive La Calisto is based on the mythical story from Greek legend. This is a comic yet poignant tale of twisted relationships between gods, women and men, in which Juno, jealous of Jupiter’s desire, turns Calisto into a bear. La Calisto is our Young Artist production…

Dartington Summer School

CoursesEach week of Summer School features more than 30 courses, encompassing a wide range of styles, disciplines and abilities. Courses run for 6 days (Sunday – Friday), most lasting for 1 session (90 mins) per day. There are 4 sessions in a day (9am, 11am, 2pm, 3.30pm), allowing each participant to build a timetable personalised…

Blackdowns Early Music Projects

New for 2019, a Spring Festival comprising four contrasting concerts *** Next Concert Sunday 9th June at 6.45pmWellington School Chapel TA21 8NTGuest choir Bartholomew Consort of Oxford with Musical Director JanJoost van Elburg. ‘Komm, Heiliger Geist’ music by Johann Walter and the Bach family. *** Previous Concerts Sunday 19th May at 6.30pmChurch of St John…

Purbeck Arts Week

The Gabrieli Consort opens the Festival with a magnificent programme of choral music from the four 20th Century Coronations. English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble close the Festival with a programme of 16th and 17th century music written to surprise and delight audiences.

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.

Empowered Women Trilogy Festival

Blurring the boundaries of what a concert is, The Telling bring you three intimate “concert-theatre” pieces to mark International Women’s Day 2019, transporting you back in time through plaintive ballads, lively dance music and dramatic narrative. The Empowered Women Trilogy celebrates the lives of three extraordinary women who defy the strictures of their time and…