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!

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

2017 12 Dec, York Christmas Festival
Jenkinsm Newark Siege with Chelys

15 Dec, 7.30pm. Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge
Courtiers of Grace with Clare Wilkinson: Christmas around Luther's Table
22 Dec, 7.30pm. St John's Wood Church, London
Pssamezzo: Christmas celebrated, banned and restored in 17th-century England
Tickets: 0844 8700887 or here
5-7 January
Baroque at the Edge Festival Musicians from backgrounds ranging from classical to world, jazz and folk are invited to take the music of the Baroque, and to explore it from another perspective, seeing where it leads them. Artists include Joanna MacGregor (piano), Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba), Tabea Debus (recorder) & Alex McCartney (theorbo), The Marian Consort, Thomas Dunford (lute) & Keyvan Chemirani (zarb), Bjarte Eike (violin) & Jon Balke (keyboards). Viol players! Focus on the concert on 6 January with Paolo Pandolfo at LSO St Luke's at 4pm!

2 March
Halifax, Fretwork - The World Encompassed
2-4 March
Early Musik Weekend, Leominster, website
26 April, 7.45pm
Bedford Music Club, Bunyan Meeting , Mill Street, Bedford MK40 3EU
Fretwork: John Taverner: In Nomine; Christopher Tye: Crye , Trust; Robert Parsons: In Nomine, Ut re mi, De la Court; William Byrd: In Nomine; Picforth: In Nomine; Orlando Gibbons: Two In Nomines in 5 parts; Nico Muhly: Slow (In Nomine in 5 parts) (2015); William Lawes: Consort sett in G minor, Fantazy, On the plainsong, Aire; Gavin Bryars: In Nomine (after Purcell) (1995); Henry Purcell: Two Fantazias in four parts;
email tickets or phone 01234 261811
28 April
Music at Oxford, Osney Lock Boathouse
Fretwork - The World Encompassed
29 April, 3pm. Old Martin's Church, Cornmarket, Worcester WR12PN
Will niemand singen? Linarol Consort with David Hatcher
Music from a hitherto unpublished manuscript in Vienna, newly edited by David Hatcher. laying copies of the oldest surviving viol, made by Francesco Linarol and dating from exactly the same period as the manuscript, the Linarol Consort with Matthew Pochin will explore the rich and diverse repertoire of German song in this remarkable collection, by Ludwig Senfl, Heinrich Isaac, Alexander Agricola, Pierre de la Rue and Josquin Des Prez.
Worcestershire Early Music. Tickets available from or 01905 611427
Please also have a look at the other concerts in this festival, including a solo recital with Rachel Podger and a concert by Blondel renaissance viols