Phoenix Recorder Orchestra

Our concert will explore the sound of the recorder world, with a programme including music from the 15th to the 20th century, from Wylkynson to Paul Clark. The orchestra is based in the Gloucester area, but players travel from as … Read More

Sherborne Chamber Choir

Journey with us to explore just a little of the vast treasury of music written in the two hundred years following the discovery of the Americas, which, surprisingly, still remains little explored in today’s global age. The establishment of Christianity … Read More

Leominster Early Music Weekend

Postponed from 2018 because of the snow, the Leominster Early Music Weekend includes concerts by Simon and David Ponsford, Vivabiancaluna Biffi and David Hatcher, and a programme of words, music and dance from the Baroque period with Steven Player and … Read More

Glevum Consort

Recently reformed, the Glevum Consort is Gloucestershire’s premiere professional vocal ensemble. Specialising in music from the Renaissance, their sound and repertoire are perfectly suited to the glorious College Chapel.

Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir

Tallis • Spem in AliumRoth • Earthrise An opportunity to hear Spem in Alium is always a special occasion. In this wonderful work for eight separate 5-part choirs, Tallis demonstrates that he is more than a match for any continental composer of the period. It is … Read More

The Polish Connection

A concert celebrating music from composers living in Warsaw and Krakow in the 16th and 17th centuries: Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki, Luca Marenzio and Vincenzo Bertolusi, alongside modern works by Roxanna Panufnik.

Ten Ways to Sing the Psalms

An all-day workshop led by Christopher Martin Thomas, Rev. Stephen M’Caw, and the singers and musicians of St.John’s Keynsham, followed by a short service built around the Psalm settings learnt:• Participate in learning new and ancient ways to sing the Psalms• … Read More

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 … Read More

The Songmen – A Capella Group

With ‘Faith, Folk and Frivolity’, The Songmen present a journey through the genres, taking you from some of the finest in renaissance polyphony including Byrd and Palestrina, through contemporary sacred music with settings by members of the group, vivid, humourous, … Read More

The Birth of Virtuosity

Join local violinist Alice Earll for an evening of fantastical music and lively discussion! Find out what happens when musicians are left to their own devices, why almost all the Cornetto players died (and what a Cornetto is, there’s more than just … Read More

The Birth of Virtuosity

Join local violinist Alice Earll for an evening of fantastical music and lively discussion! Find out what happens when musicians are left to their own devices, why almost all the Cornetto players died (and what a Cornetto is, there’s more than just … Read More

Piva – The Renaissance Collective

Formed in 2002 Piva have firmly established themselves as a leading early music ensemble. Playing throughout the UK and across Europe, the group has gained a reputation for their lively performances and entertaining shows. Bagpipes, hurdy gurdies, recorders, viol, curtals, … Read More

Polish up your singing

Glastonbury Cantilena is delighted to have secured the services of Ben Sawyer: Ben is a countertenor, conductor and educator based in Gloucestershire, England. As a singer, he performs as a soloist around the country; he is a founder member of … Read More

Baroque String Workshop

Suitable for adult players. Intermediate onwards. Tutor: Alison Townley. Baroque Bows available to hire for the workshop and long term. 2019 workshop dates:27th January, 24th March, 12th May, 16th June

Workshop for Singers

Singers in all voice ranges are invited to a day centred on the church music of Peter Philips (1560/61-1628). Though Philips was documented as a choirboy at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London in the 1570s, within a decade his Roman Catholicism … Read More

Come and sing Victoria Requiem

Come and indulge yourself in the glorious Requiem by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611). Victoria was a Spanish composer in 16th century Spain and part of the counter-reformation. His Requiem, written for six parts, is full of refined but passionate … Read More

Awake Thou Wintry Earth

This concert is part of the Totnes Early Music Society Season 2018/19. This exciting recorder duo play music from Monteverdi to Handel, with theorbo player Toby Carr. A programme to inspire thoughts of spring from deep in the winter! Tabea … Read More

Tallis Voices

Regina coeli; a capella renaissance music and readings celebrating the Virgin Mary. Proceeds in aid of the Cathedral Chorister Trust. Tickets £10, available from the cathedral shop or by post from Dr CR Lovell, Green Farm Cottage, The Green, Farmborough, … Read More

Mr Gainsborough the music enthusiast of Bath

Galliarda – Sara Stowe (harpsichord, forte piano, soprano), Ibi Aziz (baroque cello, viola da gamba), Matthew Spring (early guitars, lute), Kate Alsop (baroque violin, recorder). This concert explores the music world that Thomas Gainsborough experienced during his Bath years (1759-74). … Read More

Bristol Ensemble – A Baroque Christmas

Roger Huckle DirectorFflur Wyn sopranoRoger Huckle violinImogen Triner oboeJohn Telfer reader Arcangelo Corelli Christmas Concerto, Op. 6, No. 8J. S Bach Jauchzet Gott in alle Landen BWV 51Antonio Vivaldi Domine Deus RV 589J.S. Bach Air on the G string from Suite in D minor BWV 1068Antonio Vivaldi Winter for Four … Read More

Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band

Following the hugely popular 25th anniversary Christmas tour, renowned folk singer Maddy Prior joins up once again with the Carnival Band during the Festive Season for their unique celebratory show Carols & Capers. Together they mix renaissance, modern and ethnic … Read More

Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir

Piano • David Warwick A new venue for our second festive celebration, in the spacious Herrison Hall at Charlton Down just outside Dorchester, as the Dorset County Museum is unavailable due to building work. As well as the usual popular blend … Read More

OAE Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Featuring soloistsAnna Dennis SopranoHelen Charlston Mezzo-sopranoGwilym Bowen TenorLaurence Williams BassSteven Devine Director/keyboard JS Bach Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1,2,3 & 6) From the unbounded joy of the opening chorus, Jauchzet, Frohlocket (Celebrate, Rejoice) to the concluding movements marking the adoration of the Magi, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is … Read More

Opus Anglicanum – Mediaeval Carols

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.

Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir

Concert in association with Friends of Canford School Piano • David Warwick Noël! Noël! is an occasion to enjoy uplifting music and be inspired by Christmas messages. As well as the usual popular blend of familiar carols, readings and close harmony … Read More

Opus Anglicanum – Mediaeval Carols

Opus Anglicanum bring their most popular Christmas event to Prior Park College – an event that sells-out each year at Wells Cathedral. Thoughtful texts interweave with mediaeval carols and plainchant in a magical candlelit setting.

The Elgar Chorale of Worcester

A selection of Baroque Christmas Classics by Gabrieli, Bach, Scheidt, Schultz and others by Candlelight in the beautiful surroundings of the Church of the Ascension where we performed Spem in Alium last year.

Handel’s Messiah

Rupert Gough Conductor Roger Huckle Director Bristol Ensemble and the Choir of Royal Holloway return to St George’s Bristol in another collaboration as they bring to life Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah, in a semi-staged performance. Talented young soloists drawn from the … Read More

Handel’s Messiah

The Cathedral Choir will again team up with early-music specialists Devon Baroque for a seasonal performance of Handel’s classic oratorio.

Nos Miseri Homines

PROGRAMME to include: TALLIS – Videte Miraculum,JOUBERT – There is no Rose, TAVENER – The Lamb,HEAD – The Little Road to Bethlehemplus some light-hearted favourites. Founded in 2013 by a group of Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars from the world- … Read More

Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band

A unique celebratory show of Christmas music on renaissance and modern instruments.  Maddy and the Carnival Band put their inimitable stamp on familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour. Carols & Capers will … Read More

The Marian Consort

A selection of songs on Christmas themes by:Orlandus LassusThomas TallisAlfonso FerraboscoChristopher TyeJohn SheppardWilliam ByrdNicholas Ludford Taking its name from the Blessed Virgin Mary, a focus of religious devotion in the sacred music of all ages, The Marian Consort is a young, dynamic … Read More

Harmonia Sacra

Harmonia Sacra directed by award-winning conductor Peter Leech, will perform their usual seasonal mix of Advent and Christmas music at this year’s Advent Reflections concert.  Our concert this year will include a performance of a new choral work composed for … Read More

Devon Baroque: A Baroque Christmas

Devon Baroque and the Welsh Camerata choir (conductor Andrew Wilson-Dickson) perform Baroque Christmas repertoire to whet your appetite for the festive season. Works by Buxtehude, Charpentier and the Corelli Christmas Concerto.

Sherborne Chamber Choir

Inspirational music to celebrate the start of Advent, with some of the greatest choral settings dedicated to the Virgin Mary from across the ages and including Arvo Pärt’s Magnificat Antiphon settings. Music including: Bairstow Let all mortal flesh keep silenceByrd Rorate caeli … Read More

Steven Devine & Kate Semmens

This concert is part of the Totnes Early Music Society Season 2018/19, and features music for the pianoforte by Mozart and Haydn with top harpsichordist Steven Devine and soprano Kate Semmens. This programme explores the musical scene in Vienna and … Read More

Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir

Charpentier • Messe de Minuit pour NoëlHandel • Eternal source of light divineHandel • Messiah (Christmas music)Bach • Music for Christmas Sinfonietta PlayersLeader • Christina Scott An early Christmas concert of baroque favourites with a French twist. In his delightful Messe de Minuit de Noël Charpentier uses popular … Read More

La Serenissima – The Godfather

Telemann Concerto for 3 trumpets in DPisendel Concerto movement for 2 oboes in E flatBrescianello Concerto for violin and bassoon in B flatJ S Bach Concerto movement in D, BWV 1045 Pisendel Concerto movement for violin in A minorVivaldi Concerto for strings in A, RV 158Fasch Concerto in … Read More

Exultate Singers – Glories of Byzantium

David Ogden conductorGareth Treseder tenorCatherine Black violin Kassiani Byzantine ChantJohn Tavener Song for Athene; Eonia – the JasmineNick Bicât RequiemToby Young Greek Love Songs (new commission, first performance)Solfa Carlile Between Sea and SkyTrad arr. Barnett Dance of Zolongo In this early evening concert, Exultate Singers presents an intriguing programme … Read More


CLAIRE HEANEY FluteRACHEL WILSON-DICKSON ViolinTIM CRONIN Viola (Director)CLAUDINE CASSIDY CelloJOHN CHEER Harpsichord TELEMANN – Suite in A minor for flute & stringsCPE BACH – Sinfonia in D major for 2 violins and continuoJS BACH – Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in … Read More

ADDUP Choral Project UK

This is an invitation to highly committed and competent amateur singers (SATB) to take part in this unique project. We wish to form an adult ADDUP Ensemble for the student conductors (and professionals) to work with during the residency in … Read More

RCM Baroque Ensemble – Baroque Gems:

This concert is part of the Totnes Early Music Society Season 2018/19. Four postgraduate students from the Royal College of Music perform music by Bach, Telemann and Vivaldi. A sparkling selection of music for violin, flute, cello and theorbo from … Read More

BREMF/NEMA Conference 2018

This international conference will be run jointly by the National Early Music Association and the Brighton Early Music Festival. It will be the first in a series, each timed around two years apart. The 2nd and 3rd (possibly with different … Read More

Ashley Solomon, Flute

TELEMANN Fantasia in A major No 1 Fantasia in A minor No 2 J S BACH Partita in A minor BWV1013 TELEMANN Fantasia in B minor No 3 Distinguished flautist and Royal College of Music Professor Ashley Solomon will lead … Read More

Paragon Singers: Cloth of Gold

Paragon Singers, conducted by Sarah Latto, celebrate 700 years of French music from the origins of the genre in the work of Guillaume Machaut to the Parisian chanson in the 16th century right through to 20th century interpretations by Debussy … Read More

Devon Baroque: Logic and Beauty

Devon Baroque present a unique insight into the sound world of J.S. Bach in a concert featuring the glorious Brandenburg Concerto no V. Part of DB’s Brandenburg series. This concert is the fourth of the Brandenburg series, featuring the combined … Read More

Octavo in the Lady Chapel

Vocal harmony group Octavo present an eclectic selection of music from the 15th to the 20th century in the beautifully refurbished Lady Chapel of Gloucester Cathedral. The Gloucester Friends of the Three Choirs Festival invite you to join them for … Read More

Ensemble Molière, Medicine and Mortality

Local violinist, Alice Earll, will be joined by the internationally acclaimed early music group Ensemble Molière to present ‘Medicine and Mortality’: A programme of spoken word and baroque music, telling the story of Monsieur Valancourt, a fictional character, a journey … Read More

Renaissance Dance and its Music

Beginners’ workshops with expert tuition by Historical Dance Society teachers and live music. No previous experience needed. Dancers, please wear low-heeled, comfortable shoes, preferably not trainers. Musicians, you can bring any instrument to play. Music will be sent out or available … Read More

Totnes Early Music Society

Hailed by The Times as “one of the albums of the year”, Alchemy fuses medieval and renaissance songs with modern folk styles. The programme spans music from the 13th to 17th centuries, including bransies from France, early dances from England, … Read More

Ypotryll at the Commandery

Ypotryll will be performing medieval music for visitors to the Commandery in Worcester on Wednesday 12th September, from 11.30 to 12.30 and again from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Why not pop in? No special tickets needed – just the standard museum … Read More

The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage

Our 18th Choral Pilgrimage focuses on two representatives of English music at its finest. William Cornysh and Benjamin Britten were prolific in both sacred and secular music. Cornysh is actually two people, often confused with one another and quite possibly … Read More

Choral workshop with the Sixteen

Our Choral Workshops are led by The Sixteen’s associate conductor and bass Eamonn Dougan and singer and practical scholar Sally Dunkley. Local singing enthusiasts are treated to a session of vocal coaching including advice on breathing technique, invigorating warm-ups, voice … Read More

The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage

Our 18th Choral Pilgrimage focuses on two representatives of English music at its finest. William Cornysh and Benjamin Britten were prolific in both sacred and secular music. Cornysh is actually two people, often confused with one another and quite possibly … Read More