Concerts, Lectures & other Events

Items are taken from Early Music News, Thames Valley Early Music Forum, and from viol consorts and ensembles themselves, with thanks.

You are strongly advised to check on concert dates, times etc with the organisers, AND ESPECIALLY REGARDING POSSIBLE CANCELLATIONS IN 2020

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Please also look at 'Useful links' in the right for concert series, ensemble's diaries and concert halls


1-3 May

Church of All Saints, Pembroke Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3ED, UK

Bristol Early Music Festival

more info: http://bristolearlymusicfestival.uk/


1-3 May
Leominster Early Music Weekend

more info: https://swemf.org.uk/docs/Leominster2020.pdf


2 May, 7pm

Stoneleigh Abbey, off the B4115 Ashow Road, Warwickshire CV8 2LF

Warwickshire Baroque

Music for a Royal Wedding. This concert features a performance of the Suite in D by Telemann for Viola da Gamba and Strings, played by Jacqui Robertson-Wade. The rest of the concert features Swedish Baroque music (Wedding Music by Johan Roman), Concerti for Cornetto by Berlin & Baldassare, and music by Pepusch, Handel & Bach


17 May, 6pm

Canton Uniting Church, Cowbridge Rd E, Cardiff, Canton CF5 1LQ, UK

Arculo, viol consort

Arculo are a viol consort based in Cardiff.Recent graduates of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, they are fastdeveloping a reputation for their excellent performances and present aprogramme of music inspired by the English Civil War.
more info: Sunday at Six www.sundayatsix.co.uk
Tickets https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/arculo-viol-consort-tickets-86995157859 and sundayatsixconcerts@gmail.com, or 07548748455


17 May, 3pm

St James' Chirch, Longborough, Glos GL56 0RF

John Dornenburg, viola da gamba

Solo viola da gamba recital to benefit St. James' Church Organ Fund Music by Abel, Simpson, Hume, Sainte-Colombe, Telemann, and M Marais.


20 May, 7.30pm

St Michael's Church, Discoed, Presteigne LD8 2NW, UK

Linarol consort

La la ho ho: Songs for the richest man in Europe
A concert of music for tenor voice and viols featuring James Gilchrist and the Linarol Consort of Renaissance Viols - David Hatcher, Claire Horacek, Asako Morikawa and Alison Kinder.
Early Music in the Marches / info@EarlyMusicInTheMarches.com


29 May, 7.30pm

Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, Worcester WR1 2ES

Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano and Elizabeth Kenny, lute/chitarrone

A Game of Thrones
An intriguing programme highlighting political 'games' of renaissance Europe. Elizabeth I plots to keep France, Spain and Scotland on her side through years of marriage promises, flirtation, pacts and treaties. Includes music by Dowland, Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons, Carissimi and others. Tickets: website; more info, 01905 611427


30 May, 7.30pm

Old St Martin's Church, The Cornmarket, Worcester WR1 2PN

Ensemble Moliere

Dance Sweets
A programme of delicious little morsels, each a tantalising example of the elegance and frisson of French baroque dance. In the 18th Century dancing was one of the most celebrated arts of French society and often these dances would be grouped into suites to show the full gamut of technique, style and grace. In this programme, we celebrate the crème de la crème of this rich tradition, creating our very own selection of Dance Sweets. This concert is preceded at 3.00pm by a Family Concert with Ensemble Moliere - On Your Feet (entrance free, retiring collection) Tickets: website; more info, 01905 611427


31 May, 3pm

Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, Worcester WR1 2ES

Apollo's Revels

The European Tour: Alison Kinder, viol; Lynda Sayce, theorbo; Anne Deller, Kath Waters - dancers
Travel through the theatres, ballrooms, salons and concert halls of early Eighteenth Century Europe, from the opera house of Paris, to the sophisticated homes of the English aristocracy, to the feisty salons of Spain. Apollo's Revels entertain with rustic shepherdesses, elegant courtly dances, and a foot-stamping Follia, with music by Corrette, de la Barre and Marais
Tickets: website; more info, 01905 611427


3 June

Oxford

Sansara with Liam Byrne

Les Voix Humaines: Inspired by the solo viol piece of the same title by the French composer Marin Marais (1656-1728), Les Voix Humaines is a collaboration between the vocal ensemble Sansara and viola da gamba player Liam Byrne. The combination of voice and viol is central to much early music from across Europe: this project seeks to investigate and deconstruct the relationship by commissioning new work for choir and solo viol which draws on the 15th Century notion that the viol was the instrument closest to replicating the subtleties of the human voice.
The Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, OX1 2LW
boxoffice@oxfordplayhouse.com, or +44(0)1865 305305


5 June, 7.30pm

St Thomas the Apostle Church, Stanhope, County Durham

The Herschel Trio 2020 Concert Series

Concert 2 Two Faithful Music-Masters Johann Sebastian Bach and Telemann
The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute & recorder), Susanna Pell (treble & bass viol), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord)
Music for flute, recorder, treble and bassviol and harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann.
The Herschel Trio
Tickets: National Centre for Early Music ; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; 01904 658338


6 June, 11am

All Saints' Church, West Avenue, West Ave, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3, UK

The Herschel Trio 2020 Concert Series

Concert 2 Two Faithful Music-Masters Johann Sebastian Bach and Telemann
The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute & recorder), Susanna Pell (treble & bass viol), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord)
Music for flute, recorder, treble and bassviol and harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann.
The Herschel Trio
Tickets: National Centre for Early Music ; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; 01904 658338


6 June, 7.30pm

St Andrew's Church, Princes St, Corbridge NE45 5DB, UK

The Herschel Trio 2020 Concert Series

Concert 2 Two Faithful Music-Masters Johann Sebastian Bach and Telemann
The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute & recorder), Susanna Pell (treble & bass viol), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord)
Music for flute, recorder, treble and bassviol and harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann.
The Herschel Trio
Tickets: National Centre for Early Music ; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; 01904 658338


6 June, 6.30pm

Emmanuel Baptist Church, Swanage Dorset, BH19 1AZ

Purbeck Arts Week, Chelys with Fieri Consort

Fantasies, verse anthems and vocal works
email info@purbeckartweeks.co.uk


7 June, 7pm

St Olave's Church, Marygate Ln, York YO30 7BJ, UK

The Herschel Trio 2020 Concert Series

Concert 2 Two Faithful Music-Masters Johann Sebastian Bach and Telemann
The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute & recorder), Susanna Pell (treble & bass viol), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord)
Music for flute, recorder, treble and bassviol and harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann.
The Herschel Trio
Tickets: National Centre for Early Music ; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; 01904 658338


13 June, 7.30pm

Great Waltham Church, Great Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 1AR

Chelys Consort with Essex Voices

O Clap your Hands
The Golden Age of English music: verse and full anthems, madrigals and consort music by Tomkins, Byrd, Weelkes and Wilbye.
more information: +44(0)1245 360240, angelearlymusic.org.uk; or chelysconsort.co.uk


20 June 7.30pm

St Cecilia's Hall, 50 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG

Ibi Aziz and John Kitchen

Sypert Summer Concert Series
Ibrahim Aziz viola da gamba, and John Kitchen harpsichord
JS Bach and GF Handel. A programme of gamba and harpsichord music featuring two of the greatest composers of the baroque.
Tickets available on the door or in advance from the Queens Hall Box Office, Edinburgh www.eca.ed.ac.uk/event/sypert-summer-concert- ibrahim-aziz-and-john-kitchen


14 July, 8pm

Benslow Music Trust, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9RB

The Rose Consort of Viols

Music from home and Abroad: A programme exploring the wealth of continental music known in Elizabethan and Jacobean England, rubbing shoulders with pieces by native composers.
www.benslowmusic.org, and +44 (0)1462 459446


17 July, 7pm

Wigmore Hall, Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP

Fretwork with Reiko Ichise and Silas Wollston

Musick's Monument
In his 1676 volume Musick's Monument the English Baroque musician Thomas Mace paid particular tribute to composers of consort music - a tradition celebrated in this ongoing series. Music by Taverner, Purcell, Byrd and more.
www.wigmore-hall.org.uk, and 020 7935 2141


19 July, 5pm

Great Waltham Church, Great Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 1AR

Seicento

Vespers for a private chapel c.1650 Music for voices, period instruments and continuo, directed by Philip Thorby
Admission free - retiring collection
annabel@maltons.me.uk, or 01245 360240


21 July, 7.30pm

St Michael's Church, Discoed, Presteigne LD8 2NW

Chelys Consort of Viols

The Leaves Be Greene: The turn of the seasons told through early music and folk song with Gwendolen Martin soprano and Guy Cutting tenor


23 July

tbc

Conwy Classical Music Festival

Chelys Consort of Viols


18 September, 7.30pm

St.Thomas the Apostle, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland DL13, UK

The Herschel Trio

Concert 3 Le Charme de la Voix
Julia Doyle (soprano) Huw Daniel(violin), with The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord)
French cantatas and instrumental music by Rameau, Clerambault, Monteclair and Couperin
The Herschel Trio
Tickets: National Centre for Early Music ; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; 01904 658338


19 September, 11am

St Andrew's Church, Market Place, Market Pl, Corbridge NE45

The Herschel Trio

Concert 3 Le Charme de la Voix
Julia Doyle (soprano) Huw Daniel(violin), with The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord)
French cantatas and instrumental music by Rameau, Clerambault, Monteclair and Couperin
The Herschel Trio
Tickets: National Centre for Early Music ; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; 01904 658338


19 September, 7.30pm

All Saints' Church, West Ave, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3

The Herschel Trio

Concert 3 Le Charme de la Voix
Julia Doyle (soprano) Huw Daniel(violin), with The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord)
French cantatas and instrumental music by Rameau, Clerambault, Monteclair and Couperin
The Herschel Trio
Tickets: National Centre for Early Music ; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; 01904 658338


20 September, 7pm

St Olave's Church, York, Marygate, York YO30 7BJ

The Herschel Trio

Concert 3 Le Charme de la Voix
Julia Doyle (soprano) Huw Daniel(violin), with The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord)
French cantatas and instrumental music by Rameau, Clerambault, Monteclair and Couperin
The Herschel Trio
Tickets: National Centre for Early Music ; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; 01904 658338


18 December, 7.30pm

St Thomas the Apostle Church, Stanhope, County Durham DL13 2YS

The Herschel Trio

Concert 4 Symphonie des Noels
Charlotte Barbour-Condini (recorder), with The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord)
Baroque music at Christmas including works by Delalande, Purcell, Corelli and Handel
The Herschel Trio
Tickets: National Centre for Early Music ; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; 01904 658338


19 December, 11am

Corbridge Methodist Church, Princes St, Corbridge NE45 5DW

The Herschel Trio

Concert 4 Symphonie des Noels
Charlotte Barbour-Condini (recorder), with The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord)
Baroque music at Christmas including worksby Delalande, Purcell, Corelli and Handel
The Herschel Trio
Tickets: National Centre for Early Music ; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; 01904 658338


19 December, 7.30pm

All Saints' Church, West Ave, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3

The Herschel Trio

Concert 4 Symphonie des Noels
Charlotte Barbour-Condini (recorder), with The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord)
Baroque music at Christmas including worksby Delalande, Purcell, Corelli and Handel
The Herschel Trio
Tickets: National Centre for Early Music ; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; 01904 658338


20 December, 7pm

St Olave's Church, York, Marygate, York YO30 7BJ

The Herschel Trio

Concert 4 Symphonie des Noels
Charlotte Barbour-Condini (recorder), with The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord)
Baroque music at Christmas including worksby Delalande, Purcell, Corelli and Handel
The Herschel Trio
Tickets: National Centre for Early Music ; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; 01904 658338