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National Early Music Association - News and Events Archive

 
Archived Events Listing...

 
  • Sunday 27 November 2011, 6.00 pm
    St James’s Church, Nayland

    Handel and his Italian Friends

    Crispian Steele-Perkins - Trumpet
    Maggie Bruce - Recorder
    Judy Tarling - Violin
    Ilana Cravitz - Violin
    Mary Pells - Violoncello
    Essex Baroque Orchestra
    directed by Peter Holman

    www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com

    Handel Concerti Grossi op. 6, nos. 1, 2, 5, 7 & 11, Corelli Sonata in D major for trumpet, two violins and continuo,
    Scarlatti Sinfonia in D major for trumpet, recorder, strings and continuo, Stradella Sinfonia in D major for trumpet, double string orchestra and continuo.
     
  • Saturday, 26th November, 2011 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
    St Nicholas Church Warwick CV44JD

    MEMF Event and NEMA AGM
    Renaissance BIG Band

    A day exploring the music of Susato and Praetorius principally for
    renaissance instruments at A 440 but singers also
    Tutor: Kathleen Berg
    A day exploring the music of Susato and Praetorius principally for
    renaissance instruments at A 440 and singers.
    MEMF are also hosting the AGM of the National Early Music Association.

    www.memf.org.uk   

    10.00 Registration and drinks.
    10.30 Morning sessions
    1.00 Lunch – bring sandwiches or use local eateries.
    1.15 NEMA AGM
    2.15 – 5.00 Afternoon session (with a break for tea!)
    5.15pm Margot Leigh Milner Lecture by Dr Andrew Woolley – The Red
    Priest in Scotland: Vivaldi’s Flute Concerto in D minor, ‘Il Gran Mogul’ (RV431a)

    Venue:  St Nicholas Church , Warwick CV34 4JD
     
  • Wednesday 16 November 2011 8pm
    Wimbledon College Chapel, Edge Hill, Wimbledon SW19 4NZ


    Recital by Trevor Pinnock

    The recital is part of the
    Wimbledon International Music Festival 2011.
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    For details please visit www.wimbledonmusicfestival.co.uk  
     
  • 11th -13th November 2011
    Greenwich Festival of Early Music 10th Anniversary
    please visit:- Diary of Events

     
  • 28 October 2011 7:30pm
    Guildford Cathedral

    4 Nov 2011 St Bartholomew's Church, Brighton, 19:30

    The Sixteen

    The Choral Pilgrimage 2011 marks the 400th anniversary of Victoria's death. Five years ago, Harry Christophers and The Sixteen toured Victoria's Requiem to sold-out venues across the UK. The Sixteen continues its exploration of the music of this great Spanish composer, and brings his music to ever wider audiences.

    Choral Pilgrimage 2011

    Tom ás Luis de Victoria (1548 - 1611)
    Salve Regina a 5
    Kyrie & Gloria from "Missa Alma Redemptoris Mater" a 8
    Alma Redemptoris Mater a 5
    Hymn Ave Maris
    Gaude Maria Virgo
    Magnificat octavi toni
     *Interval *
    Alma Redemptoris Mater a 8
    Congratulamini mihi a 6
    Sancta Maria
    Ne timeas Maria
    Vidi speciosam a 6
    Sanctus from "Missa Alma Redemptoris Mater" a 8
    Litaniae Beatae Mariae a 8

    For details and late changes please visit www.the-sixteen.org.uk
     
  • September 2011
    The Early Music Forum of Scotland
    ...
    announce a new website at www.emfscotland.org.uk
     
  • Saturday 30 July 2011, 7pm
    Wells Cathedral

    Bach Mass in B minor

    Emma Kirkby (soprano)
    Tim Mead (countertenor)
    Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)
    Samuel Evans (bass)
    Canzona (director - Theresa Caudle)
    Graham Calbeck (conductor)
    Somerset Chamber Choir

    World-renowned soprano (and Somerset Chamber Choir Patron) Emma Kirkby joins the choir for a performance of Bach's Mass in B minor - probably the greatest choral work ever written - in the glorious setting of Wells Cathedral this July.
    She will join a cast of impressive young soloists - Tim Mead (countertenor), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor) and Samuel Evans (bass) - and stylish baroque ensemble Canzona under conductor Graham Caldbeck.

     
  • Wednesday 20th July 2011 8pm
    Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills SG4 9RB
    Rose Consort of Viols
    Tim Travers-Brown countertenor

    Little Benslow Hills in the Peter Morrison Hall

    'Ye Sacred Muses'

    'Songs and instrumental works from Elizabethan England,
    including music by Byrd, Tallis, Parsons and White....'
     
  • Saturday June 11 2011 7.30pm
    St John's Chapel, Chichester
    St Johns Street Chichester PO19 1UH
    Rose Consort of Viols
    Ibi Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr and Roy Marks
    With Rory McCleery (countertenor)
    An Emerald in a Work of Gold
    Songs and fantasias from the partbooks of the Elizabethan music lover Robert Dow, including pieces by Tallis, Byrd, Parsons and Tye. Tickets £12, £10 (VdGS members and Friends of St John’s Chapel), £8 (students)
    Tel: 01243 775888.
    For details visit www.roseconsort.co.uk
     
     
  • Saturday 11th June 2011 at 7:30 pm
    Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford

    Henry Purcell: King Arthur
    Sena Larard - soprano
    Karina Lucas - mezzo-soprano
    David Sheppard - countertenor
    Patrick Mundy - tenor
    James Gower - bass
    Bury Bach Choir
    Suffolk Baroque Players
    Philip Reed - conductor

    Enter the world of King Arthur in this exuberant portrayal of events long ago.
    Purcell’s dramatic opera, with libretto by John Dryden, contains some of the composer’s most lyrical and evocative music, including the famous Frost Chorus and the patriotic song Fairest Isle. It was first performed in the early summer of 1691. The plot, in five acts, tells the story of the battles between King Arthur’s Britons and the Saxons.

    The action is pure adventure. It revolves around Arthur’s endeavours to recover his fiancée, the blind Cornish princess Emmeline, who has been abducted by his arch-enemy the Saxon King Oswald of Kent. Does he succeed in rescuing her?

    Come and enjoy this spine tingling performance… and discover the answer.
    There will be one interval, without refreshments. Early booking recommended
    Tickets £16 from Theatre Royal Box Office 01284 769505
    Early booking discount £1 off all tickets booked by Saturday 21st May
    Friends of the choir have their usual discount (in addition to early booking discount).
    http://www.burybachchoir.co.uk
     
  • Sunday 22 May 2011 at 2.00pm
    Magdalen College Chapel

    Phantasm
    Music for Six Viols and Organ at Magdalen


    There can be few experiences more absorbing than performing the consorts of William Lawes (1602-1645) for five and six viols played ‘to the organ’. Resembling a cosmic leviathan in which individuals pursue their naked self-interests whilst harnessed to the iron will of the composer, this music challenges the boundaries of contrapuntal comprehension, providing endless fascination at each exposure to its craggy lines and sinewy textures. In this programme, Lawes is set next to three less iconoclastic English composers – William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons and John Ward – so as to savour the rich context in which he worked as well as gain some perspective on the strikingly distinct personalities inhabiting the English consort school.

    Phantasm is recognised as the most exciting viol consort active on the world scene today, having won two Gramophone Awards and numerous other citations and prizes. Their latest recording - to be released 21 May - honours the most celebrated Elizabethan composer of Renaissance consort music, William Byrd with his complete consort music for viols. The recording brings out the rich, overlapping textures of the compositions creating a truly mesmerising sound. This concert brings them together with organ virtuoso and Magdalen Informator Choristarum, Daniel Hyde, with whom they will be recording Lawes’s work for Linn Records. Phantasm is Consort-in-Residence at Magdalen College Oxford.
    www.phantasm.org.uk
     
  • Sunday 22nd May 2011, 7.30 pm
    St George’s Church, BN2 1ED,

    The Four Seasons
    The International Baroque Players
    Johannes Pramsohler leader
    The young and vivacious International Baroque Players led by Virtuoso violinist Johannes Pramsohler present Vivaldi's Four Seasons alongside extraordinary concerti grossi by fellow Italians Corelli and Platti; played with their trademark flair and panache.
    For details please visit www.bremf.org.uk/fringe/index.htm
     
  • Saturday 21st May 2011 6 pm
    St Andrew’s, Waterloo street, BN3 1AQ

    Her leaves be Greene
    A Garden of Eloquence
    Katharine Hawnt voice,
    Ziv Braha lute,
    Uri Smilansky viola da gamba
    To promote their first CD, A Garden of Eloquence presents a programme of lute songs by John Danyel. These songs, for ‘Lute, Viol and Voice’ provide an intimate recital, lasting no more than an hour, presenting a song-cycle that follows the relationship between the young Mistress Anne Greene and her music master, John Danyel.
    For details please visit www.bremf.org.uk/fringe/index.htm
     
  • Saturday 21st May 2011, 10.00am-4.15pm
    Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

    Re-discovering
    Lost Old English Music and Verse: The Anglo-Saxon lyres from Sutton Hoo, Snape & Prittlewell.

    with Dr Graeme Lawson

    This is a rare opportunity to meet with one of the world’s specialists in ancient musical instruments and in the Anglo-Saxon lyre in particular. Based on the finds from Sutton Hoo, Snape, and Prittlewell the day will include a hands-on exploration of the Anglo-Saxon hearpe or lyre, using replica instruments. We will explore its use in relation to Old English poetry such as Beowulf and Widsith, consider the lyre’s musical character and its place in world music history.

    10.15 – 11.15: Archaeology, music and tradition
    11.15 – 11.40: Coffee break
    11.40 – 12.40: Harps and lyres
    12.40 – 14.00: Lunch break
    14.00 - 15.00: Old English Hearpe tuning and playing
    15.00 – 15.15: Tea break
    15.15 – 16.15: The Hearpe and Old English poetry

    Dr Graeme Lawson is an archaeologist and composer who has made his life's work the exploration of music's pre- and proto-history. One of his passions is Anglo-Saxon music and he is one of Europe's most expert lyre-players. Dr Lawson is a Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge

    This Study Day costs £38 per person, and includes a full day of lectures, access to the NT site, parking, coffee and tea throughout the day, and access to the National Trust exhibition.

    Prior booking essential: tel. 01394 386498 More information: www.wuffingeducation.co.uk
     
  • Friday 1 April 2011 7.30pm
    RNCM Concert Hall

    Florilegium
    with Lynne Dawson

    Georg Philipp Telemann
    Concerto in G major
    Antonio Vivaldi Cello Sonata No 6 in B flat major
    George Frideric Handel ‘Lascia la spina’ from Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno;
    ‘Shall the sun forget to streak’ from Solomon;
    ‘With darkness deep’ from Theodora;
    ‘Ho un non so che nel cor’ from La Resurrezione
    Antonio Vivaldi Trio Sonata in D minor Op 1
    No 12 ‘La Follia’
    Georg Philipp Telemann Fantasie No 10 in A major; Paris Quartet in A major
    George Frideric Handel O Numi Eterni (La Lucrezia)
    Antonio Vivaldi Concerto in D major

    Ashley Solomon flute
    Bojan Cicic, Persephone Gibbs violin
    Jennifer Morsches cello
    Lynne Dawson soprano

    Florilegium celebrates its 20th anniversary with an evening of popular 18th century chamber music by Vivaldi, Handel and Telemann. Based on the famous Spanish dance ‘la follia’, Vivaldi's La Follia is a brilliant virtuoso piece that calls on performers to demonstrate their technique in a relentlessly difficult figuration. Also featured is Handel’s La Lucrezia, an early example of the composer’s work, whose tragedy is compressed into its 20-minute sequence of recitatives and arias capped by a final demand for revenge. We’re especially delighted that the RNCM’s new Head of Vocal Studies, the renowned soprano Lynne Dawson, will be performing Lucrezia amongst a selection of Handel arias with the ensemble tonight. www.florilegium.org.uk
     
  • Tuesday 8 March 2011 7.30pm
    RNCM Concert Hall

    Trevor Pinnock
    Harpsichord Recital

    Louis Couperin Prelude in D minor
    Elisabeth Jaquet de la Guerre Sarabande in D minor; Chaconne in D major
    J S Bach Partita No 6 in E minor BWV 830
    George Frideric Handel Chaconne and Variations in G major HWV 435
    Matthew Locke Suite in C (Melothesia 1673)
    Jean-Philippe Rameau Quatres Pièces de Clavecin

    Trevor Pinnock is known worldwide as a harpsichordist and conductor who has pioneered performance on historical musical instruments with his own orchestra, The English Concert, an ensemble he established in 1972 and led for the next 30 years. He also founded the European Brandenburg Ensemble, whose recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos was awarded a 2008 Gramophone prize. We’re delighted to welcome him to the RNCM for this exploration of classic harpsichord repertoire.
     
  • Thursday 3 March 2011
    University of Aberdeen

    Rose Consort of Viols
    The Travels and Music of Peter Philips (1560/61 – 1628)
    Concert as part of international conference celebrating the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter Philips. 
    For details visit www.roseconsort.co.uk
     
  • SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2011 7.30pm
    RNCM Concert Hall


    Melopoetica
    with Clare Wilkinson
    Chiaro e Scuro

    Claudio Monteverdi Prologo: La Musica from L’Orfeo
    Dario Castello Sonata Duodecima; Sonata II
    Girolamo Frescobaldi Se l’aura spira
    Biagio Marini Sonata sopra fugge dolente
    Agostino Olivero Laudate pueri Dominum
    Tarquinio Merula Ciaccona
    Giovanni Bononcini Il lamento d’Olimpia
    Antonio Vivaldi Sonata IX per violoncello solo RV 42
    Pietro Locatelli Sonata V in D major
    Antonio Vivaldi Cessate, omai cessate from Cantata RV 684

    Huw Daniel, Kristin Deeken baroque violin
    Iason Ioannou baroque cello
    Erik Dippenaar harpsichord
    Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano

    17th century Italy: the opera, the Holy Church, brothels, saints, prostitutes, castrati, murderers, beauty and the Black Death - a society where
    the closeness of death forms the perception of life. The baroque concept of Chiaro e scuro- literally light and dark - defined the two as mere facets of the same coin, and it is the comparison and interplay between the two that gives baroque music the qualities we recognise. Formed in 2003, the young London-based ensemble Melopoetica has quickly built a reputation for creating fresh and innovative performances, and tonight’s programme, with guest mezzo-soprano Clare Wilkinson, conjures both the dark and light emotions of Monteverdi’s Italy.
    www.melopoetica.co.uk
     
  • Saturday 4 December 2010 at 1.00pm
    National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, York

    Peace on earth: good will toward men
    Rose Consort of Viols

    Ibi Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland
    with Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano)
    and University of Huddersfield Chamber Choir, directed by John Bryan
    Peace on earth: good will toward men
    Music for the Christmas season from Elizabethan and Jacobean England, including anthems, songs and carols by Bull, Ravenscroft, and Peerson;
    contemplative Latin motets and sections of the mass ordinary by Parsons and Byrd;
    interspersed with elegant fantasias and courtly dances for viols by Tallis and Holborne.
    www.ncem.co.uk
    www.roseconsort.co.uk
     
  • Friday 3 December 2010 at 7.30pm
    Square Chapel, Halifax (Halifax Philharmonic Club)

    Lullaby, my sweet little baby:
    A musical celebration of Christmas from Elizabethan & Jacobean England
    Rose Consort of Viols
    Ibi Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland
    with Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano)
    Lullaby, my sweet little baby: a musical celebration of Christmas from Elizabethan & Jacobean England. ‘We are frolic here at Court; much dancing in the Privy Chamber of country dances before the Queen’s majesty, who is exceedingly pleased therewith ... but in winter Lullaby, an old song of Mr Byrd’s, will be more in request as I think.’ (Earl of Worcester, September 1602)
    The programme includes seasonal motets, anthems and songs by Thomas Tallis, William Byrd and their contemporaries, together with instrumental fantasias, and courtly dances by Antony Holborne.
    www.roseconsort.co.uk
     
  • Thursday 2 December 2010 at 7.30pm
    St Paul’s Hall, University of Huddersfield

    Peace on earth: good will toward men
    Rose Consort of Viols
    Ibi Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland
    with Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano)
    and University of Huddersfield Chamber Choir, directed by John Bryan
    Peace on earth: good will toward men
    Music for the Christmas season from Elizabethan and Jacobean England, including anthems, songs and carols by Bull, Ravenscroft, and Peerson;
    contemplative Latin motets and sections of the mass ordinary by Parsons and Byrd;
    interspersed with elegant fantasias and courtly dances for viols by Tallis and Holborne.
      www.roseconsort.co.uk
     
  • Thursday 2 December 2010 at 1.15pm
    St Paul’s Hall, University of Huddersfield

    Flow my teares
    Songs both merry and melancholy from the Renaissance and early Baroque periods
    Clare Wilkinson (mezzo soprano) accompanied by members of the Rose Consort on viols, lute, harpsichord and organ
      www.roseconsort.co.uk
     
  • Monday 29th November 2010 1.10pm
    St Anne's Lutheran Church
    Gresham Street London EC2V 7BX

    Catch As Catch Can

    "quite exquisite… perfect ensemble and delicious phrasing and tenderness
    alternating with joyful briskness…” 
    (Cambridge Early Music)

    You are warmly invited to hear
    Clare Beesley (Renaissance flute) and Leah Stuttard (Gothic harp) of  Catch As Catch Can
    www.clarebeesley.info
     
  • 09 October 2010 19:30 - 21:30
    All Saints Church, East Finchley
    Durham Road London N2 9NH

    Concert by Fretwork with James Bowman
    Fretwork are joined by James Bowman for a concert of music by Byrd, Gibbons, Jenkins, Lawes, Simpson and Bach - they'll be using the Kessler viols for some of the pieces. Please tell your friends!

    For details please visit www.eastfinchleyartsfestival.org.uk
     
  • Tuesday, 21st September 2010 6 pm
    NatWest building, 1 Princes Street EC2R 8BP

    Come & Sing with the City Chorus
    City Chorus is celebrating its 90th birthday season in 2010-2011 and we have planned an exciting concert schedule. If you would like to join us, we are holding a special Open Evening at 6 pm on Tuesday, 21st September 2010.
    We welcome new singers in all voice ranges. If you are enthusiastic and can attend rehearsals regularly, then come and give us a try! Best of all, there are no auditions : some choral singing experience and music-reading ability would be an advantage, but not essential, as all works are thoroughly rehearsed over the course of each term. Wherever possible, we make recordings or sound files available, to help with the learning process; and we also offer opportunities for individual vocal tuition with guest singing teachers. We perform in a wide range of styles and languages.

    Our forthcoming concerts will be:
    10th December 2010: Christmas Concert (music by Mozart and Haydn)
    1st April 2011: Celebration of Motherhood
    8th July 2011: 90th Birthday Concert (Music by Charles Ives and Ralph Vaughan Williams)

    The musical director of the choir is Paul Ayres, who also conducts the London College of Music Chamber Choir and the Walbrook Singers. He is associate accompanist of the Crouch End Festival Chorus, and works extensively as a composer and arranger. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays, 6.15-8.15 pm at the NatWest building, 1 Princes Street (EC2R 8BP), right next to Bank station (Exit 1). For more information or to join the choir, please go to our website www.londoncitychorus.com
     
  • 27-30 August 2010
    St James’s Church - Nayland, St Mary’s Church - Boxford, St Mary’s Church - Hadleigh.

    The Suffolk Villages Festival
    J S Bach and his World
    Artistic Director: Peter Holman

    www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com
     
  • Saturday, 14th - 21st August 2010
    An Grianán, Termonfechin, Co Louth

    Irish Recorder and Viol Course
    Tutors:-
    Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pam Flanagan, Emma Murphy,
    Marion Scott, Eileen Silcocks and Philip Thorby


    Two sessions each day are in one-to-a-part groups with the services of a tutor for a third of the 90 minute session. One of the sessions is with the same 'permanent' group each day, the other in 'non-permanent' groups that vary in size and players. Participants must be competent at holding a part on their own in a consort without supervision. People play music from all periods, including the Renaissance, Baroque and twentieth century.

    For full details please visit www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org
     
  • 25th August, 7:30pm 2010
    All Saints Fulham, Bishops Park, London, SW6 3LA

    En Travesti Ensemble Present
    - Juditha Triumphans -
    A sacred military oratorio by Antonio Vivaldi

    En Travesti Ensemble present Vivaldi’s only surviving oratorio, Juditha Triumphans, arranged in a new performing edition by conductor and composer Philip D. Lawton.

    “En Travesti has managed to ground an evening of exquisite music in meticulously-researched gender theory and musical history…stellar performances” Kaite Welsh. The F word.

    Juditha Triumphans stands as the centrepiece of En Travesti’s 2010 concert series, an exploration of forgotten and neglected repertoire created for high voiced singers of many and varied genders: female sopranos (en travesti or otherwise), castrati, male sopranos and everything in between.

    Tickets are priced at £10 and are on sale now from: www.ticketweb.co.uk
    £13 on the door (No seat guarantee).

    The performance is expected to last approximately two hours, with one interval of half an hour.
    The audience is warmly invited to stay to meet the Ensemble following the concert.
    We very much look forward to seeing you there
    Joseph St.John-Gabriel Denby, Concerts and Productions Manager
     
  • Sunday 11th July 2010 4pm
    St George’s Bloomsbury
    Bloomsbury Way
    London WC1A 2HR

    Solo Recital - “Marais Montage”
    Ibi Aziz - viola da gamba
    with
    Jennifer Barron
    - viola da gamba
    Masumi Yamamoto - harpsichord

    For full details please visit www.stgeorgesbloomsbury.org.uk
     
  • 9 - 17 July 2010
    National Centre for Early Music York YO1 9TL
    York Early Music Festival
    In 2010, the Festival takes the theme of Musical Marriages

    York Early Music Festival is Britain's largest festival of early music embracing the myriad historic venues that make up the City of York.
    In 2010, the Festival takes the theme of Musical Marriages as the inspiration for a host of concerts, lectures and workshops designed to celebrate marriage in all senses of the word, from grand ceremonial occasions to intimate pieces written for composers' spouses. And we'll also be reflecting the "marriages" of different musical styles and genres from the Middle Ages to the High Baroque.
    For details please visit www.ncem.co.uk
     
  • Friday 9 July 2010 2:30pm
    National Centre for Early Music York YO1 9TL

    REMA Conference
    Event 01: York Early Music Festival
    Early Music: The End of a Movement?


    In 2010 the European Early Music Network REMA (Réseau Européen de Musique Ancienne) celebrates its 10th anniversary. With over 60 member festivals from across 21 European states and with membership growing year on year, REMA is thriving – but is there still an 'early music movement' as such or is 'historically informed performance practice' so well accepted that there is no longer any need for a 'movement' at all?

    Join us for a discussion chaired by Professor John Bryan (University of Huddersfield) with guest speakers
    Graham Dixon (Managing Editor, BBC Radio 3); Robert Hollingworth (Singer and Director of I Fagiolini); Chiara Banchini (Educationalist and Director of Ensemble 415); Frans de Ruiter (President, European House of Culture) and Philippe Beaussant (Musicologist and Founder of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles).
    Admission is free to members of the public attending the Festival but please do book a ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.
    For full details please visit the 'Events Calendar' at  www.ncem.co.uk
     
  • 1st - 15th July, 2010
    St Mary's Old Church, Clissold Park, London N16 9ES

    16th Stoke Newington Early Music Festival

    Thursday 1st July - Corbetta, Geminiani, Handel, Matteis, Straube - ayres and divisions
    Monday 5th July - Matthew Locke - consorts for viols
    Wednesday 7th July - Gesualdo and Monteverdi - motets
    Saturday 10th July - Buxtehude and Bach - sacred arias and cantatas
    Thursday 15th July - François Couperin - Les Nations: L'impériale and La piémontoise
    See the full programme .

    For further details please visit www.stokenewingtonearlymusic.org.uk
     
  • Sunday 13th June 2010 6.30pm
    St Mary’s Church, Church Street N16 9ES

    Linden Baroque
    J S Bach

    Violin Concerto A min Cantata 170 Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust (Contented rest, beloved joy)
    Cantata 169 Gott soll allein mein Herze haben (God alone shall have my heart) Orchestral Suite No1 in C.
    Directed from the violin by Peter Fender , who will also play the solo in Bach's gorgeous A minor Violin Concerto, a real baroque favourite.

    Two lovely solo cantatas for soprano and orchestra will be sung by Anna Huntley and another of Bach's greatest hits, the Orchestral Suite No.1 completes this wonderful programme.

    Nearest tubes with bus connections: Manor House (bus 141 or 341 southwards),
    Finsbury Park (bus 106) Highbury & Islington (bus 393 to Clapton). Buses: 393 passes the church & 73 and 476 within 25 yards. Trains: close to Stoke Newington railway station (Liverpool Street-Enfield line).
    For further details please visit www.lindenbaroque.org
     
  • Friday 11th June 2010 7.00pm
    Wordsworth House & Garden CA13 9RX


    Wordsworth House & Garden presents: Under the Greenwood Tree
    performed by Concert Royal

    Enjoy a delightful evening of period music in the Georgian drawing room of Wordsworth House, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Arne. You are then invited to join us for a glass of wine during the interval.

    The ever-popular Where the Bee Sucks, When Daisies Pied and Under the Greenwood Tree are contrasted with lesser known masterpieces by Arne and his English contemporaries. Short readings will be given from Dr Burney's celebrated General History of Music to place the music in context.

    Tickets:£12.50 (Booking essential)
    House & gardens open at 6.30pm
    Concert starts at 7.00pm

    Tickets available from:
    Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9RX

    www.nationaltrust.org.uk
    www.wordsworthhouse.org.uk
    www.classical-artists.com/concertroyal/
     
  • Tuesday 18th May 2010, 7.30pm
    Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace London SW1X 9DQ

    Red Priest in concert
    Johann, I’m Only Dancing
    Masterworks by J S Bach

    Recorder player Piers Adams and his baroque ensemble present music by the greatest
    genius of the baroque era, Johann Sebastian Bach, performed
    with their legendary blend of creativity, wit and virtuosity.
    Tickets £22.50, £17.30, £12.50. Students and children over 5yrs: £10
    Box Office 020 7730 4500 or www.cadoganhall.com
    www.redpriest.com
     
  • Monday 12th April and Tuesday 13th April 2010 7.30 pm
    The Crypt on the Green, St. James’ Church, Clerkenwell EC1R 0EA

    Swift as a Shadow, Short as any Dream
    The Rare Theatricall

    The Tempest - A performance of shadow puppetry accompanied by Locke’s 1674 score.
    Midsummer Night’s Dream - An animation to the music from Purcell’s ‘The Fairy Queen’.
    Venus and Adonis - A modern piece of baroque dance set to music from Blow’s 1683 opera.

    The Rare Theatricall’s latest project is set to be the group’s boldest and most ambitious work to date. Taking a visual approach to both the popular and lesser-known poetry of William Shakespeare, this unique collective of musicians, dancers, puppeteers and animators open up the literary works, finding new expressive possibilities in an exploration of both Baroque and contemporary performance practices.

    For details please visit - www.theraretheatricall.com
     
  • Saturday 06 March 2010 10:00am – 5:00pm
    Chapman Hall, Queen’s Building, Southlands College

    Early Music Day
    Hosted by Roehampton Music

    Featuring afternoon sessions for amateurs, children and families; and day-long sessions for viol players,
    including a masterclass with Richard Boothby and afternoon tutorials on consort playing with Fiona Huggett
    Contact Dr. Helen Julia Minors to register, and for information, visit Early Music Study Day and Concert at Roehampton Music.
     
  • Sunday 14 February 2010, 6pm
    St Mary’s Church, Boxford

    The Suffolk Villages Festival
    The Parley of Instruments

    Philippa Hyde (soprano)
    Judy Tarling and Oliver Webber (violin)
    Mark Caudle (bass viol & violoncello)
    Peter Holman (chamber organ)


    The Purcell Legacy

    Nowadays orchestras and soloists typically use public concerts as a means of rehearsing for forthcoming recording sessions. That is what will be happening at St Mary’s Church, Boxford on St Valentine’s Day, when soprano Philippa Hyde and the Parley of Instruments under Peter Holman will perform works by Henry Purcell and his late contemporaries as a prelude to recording the same programme for one of the UK’s leading independent record companies, the Colchester-based firm Chandos.

    The concert, entitled “The Purcell Legacy”, is the second of this season’s Winter Concert Series promoted by the Suffolk Villages Festival. The first – held in St James’s Church, Nayland in December and featuring Christmas works by J.S. Bach – sold out.

    The programme at Boxford on St Valentine Day includes a variety of instrumental suites and sonatas as well as songs and cantatas. Among them are Purcell’s great dramatic scene “The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation” together with works by Purcell’s English followers as well as immigrant composers attracted to London by its thriving musical scene at the beginning of the 18th century.
    Handel, the most notable of the foreigners, is represented by his rarely performed cantata “Venus & Adonis”. The Italian Nicola Haym – a man despite his first name – is represented, appropriately, by an anthem written for the Duke of Chandos, “Have Mercy on me, O God”.
    The programme also includes works by several of Purcell’s English-born followers, celebrated in their day but less well known now: William Croft, John Weldon and Raphael Courteville. Croft, composer for the Chapel Royal, was the first important English composer to write consistently in the late Baroque style. Weldon, a pupil of Purcell and another Chapel Royal composer, also performed as organist at St Martin-in-the-Fields.
    For details please visit The Suffolk Villages Festival .   Box Office Information: Tel:01206 366603
     
  • Saturday 6th February 2010 10.45
    Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA

    The Lute Society meeting
    Lute Strings

    Talks by George Stoppani and Mimmo Peruffo
    Mini-recitals by Richard Mackenzie, and soprano Jeni Melia accompanied by Brian Wright;
    and at 4.30 a recital of French baroque lute music by Claire Antonini.
    For details see www.lutesoc.co.uk
     
  • Saturday 5 December 2009 10.00
    at Fitzwilliam College Chapel, Cambridge

    M-A Charpentier:
    Messe de Minuit

    Tutor: Peter Holman
    Joint Eemf and Nema Workshop

    Peter Holman is well known as a scholar of Baroque music and the early orchestra, as well as a teacher, lecturer and Musical Director of The Parley of Instruments and Opera Restor'd. He is now Professor of Historical Musicology at the University of Leeds. He was also a founder member of EEMF. We are privileged that he makes time to share his knowledge and pleasure in this music with us, continuing his series of EEMF workshops on works for choir and Baroque orchestra.
    Charpentier's charming Messe de Minuit was first performed at Christmas 1694, marking the season by incorporating popular French carols tunes in the mass. The workshop is open to singers and instrumentalists with reasonable sight-reading. The work is scored for SSATB chorus and soloists, with parts for 2 treble recorders, bassoon and strings (violins, violas I & II and bass – viols, bass violins and cellos welcome), with one or more theorbos and keyboard. Instrumentalists should bring stands. Pitch will be A=415.
    The workshop, being held jointly with the National Early Music Association (NEMA), will include the NEMA AGM and the annual Margot Leigh Milner Lecture.
    10.00 Coffee and registration
    10.30 Workshop begins
    12.30 Lunch
    13.15 NEMA AGM
    13.45 Margot Leigh Milner Lecture: Annette Landgraf on Editing Handel
    14.30 Workshop resumes
    16.30 Informal performance of the Messe de Minuit

    The main entrance to Fitzwilliam College is in Storey's Way; you can also get to the chapel via Huntingdon Road (A1307). The cost of the day will be £15 for members of EEMF or of other Early Music Fora, or £17 for non-members (NB the annual subscription for EEMF is only £6! Tick the box on the form if you are interested in joining). Cheques should be payable to the Eastern Early Music Forum.
     
  • Morley College Courses 2010
    Baroque, Flute and Recorder Consort Classes

    I run a number of classes for adults at Morley College [near Waterloo station - Morley College ], some of which need more students.

    In particular, the Flute Continuation class urgently needs more people to join the current small but dedicated band. This friendly group runs from 8 to 9.30pm on Thursdays, and is suitable for those playing at a minimum standard of around Grade 4 and keen to develop their knowledge of repertoire, phrasing and ensemble skills.

    There is also space available in the Flute Elementary class -Thursdays 6.30 - 8pm, approximately Grade 1 - 3 standard];
    the Recorder Beginners class [Tuesdays 4 - 5.30, approximately Grade 1 - 3 standard];
    the Recorder Elementary class [Tuesdays 5.30 - 7pm, approximately Grade 3 - 5 standard];
    and the Recorder Consorts class [Tuesdays 7.30 - 9.30pm, minimum Grade 6 standard].

    Finally, Morley College is planning to reinstate the Baroque Consort [Tuesdays 7 - 9, instruments and voices working at A=415 - not taught by me]. 

    For information about this class and about enrolling on the others, please contact the
    Music Secretary at Morley College

    Please circulate this message to anyone it might interest, and please let me know if you do not wish to receive infrequent notice of my early music concerts.
    Best wishes for 2010!
    William Summers;
    Early Flutes; Recorders; Windcap instruments.
     

  • October 2009
    Nema Survey Report

    NEMA's recent research survey produced much food for thought about the early music scene and the future of NEMA. Click here Survey Report PDF to read the results.
     
  • Saturday 21st November 2009 10.30, Special meeting at the Dutch Church, Austin Friars, London EC2
     Dancing to the lute - joint event with the Early Dance Circle

    Demonstrations of renaissance and baroque dances to the lute, and grand finale:
    the audience is invited to take the floor and re-enact the Inns of Court dances, to music from a 6-part broken consort.
    www.lutesoc.co.uk/pages/meetings
     
  • Sunday November 15th 2009 at 8.00pm, Southwark Cathedral London Bridge SE1 9DA
    Requiem, Duarte Lobo, MISSA PRO DEFUNCTIS

    and Renaissance masterpieces, on a Remembrance theme by Byrd, Clemens, Gombert, Cardoso.
    New Renaissance Voices, Directed by Bruce Saunders
    www.newrenaissancevoices.org
     
  • Saturday 31st October 2009 10.30-16.30, Napier Hall Hide Place London SW1P 4NJ
    Viola da Gamba Society Meeting

    Have you heard this one...?
    Members of the society share some of their favourite but lesser known consort pieces. Members of Chelys Consort of Viols (Jenny Bullock, Jennifer Barron and Alison Kinder) will present some of the 3-part repertoire. See www.vdgs.org.uk
     
  • 30th October to 1st November 2009, Dillington House , Somerset, TA19 9DT
    SWEMF: Purcell and Handel Weekend

    Directed by Ralph Allwood. Additional tutors: Lynn Selwood and Sophie Middleditch
    This beautiful venue is booked for a weekend of music making from 30th October to 1st November 2009, to celebrate the anniversaries of Purcell and Handel, directed by Ralph Allwood, with additional tutors Lynn Selwood (strings) and Sophie Middleditch (winds & recorders).
    This event is to celebrate the anniversaries of Purcell and Handel which fall in 2009. The main areas of study will be Purcell Symphony Anthems and instrumental pieces for singers and string players, Trio Sonatas and viol consorts with emphasis on music by Handel and Purcell.
    The pitch will be 415 for the Anthems, but keyboards at 415 and at 440 will be provided for other groups. Music for the Anthems will be provided. Some instrumental music will be available, but instrumentalists are asked to bring any suitable music which they might like to study.
     
  • Sunday 4th October 2009 5pm, St Mary's Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16
    Monteverdi and his World, The Lantana Ensemble, Directed from the keyboard by Peter Holman
    Music from Orfeo and Il Ballo delle Ingrate

    Settings by Monteverdi and Rosenmüller of Confitebor tibi, Domine
    Instrumental music by Rosenmüller, Cavalli, Legrenzi and Marini
    Performed by: Rebecca Hickey (soprano); Judy Tarling, Ilana Cravitz (baroque violin); David Brooker, Zen Edwards (baroque viola); Amelie Addison (baroque cello).
    Tickets: £12, £8 concs on the door.
    Please see www.ilanacravitz.com/calendar.html
     
  • Friday 18 September 2009, 7.30pm, Cadogan Hall Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
    Mercurius Company present ~ Orpheus Britannicus, A Baroque opera in celebration of Purcell
    Ricardo Barros - conception, artistic director, choreography, Jane Gingell - baroque gestures, stage director
    Lisete da Silva - music director, Madeleine Inglehearn - artistic advisor and choreographer
    Dancers, Singers and Period Instrumentalists
    A fully staged performance of some of his most inspired music, including excerpts from operas and incidental music - a tale of adventurers seeking riches in an unknown land inhabited by exotic, mythological and mystical creatures.
    Box office: 020 7730 4500, Tickets@ £25, £20, £15 & £10
    See www.mercuriuscompany.co.uk and www.cadoganhall.co.uk
     
  • Thursday 10 September 2009, 5.00-7.30pm, Radio Theatre, BBC Broadcasting House
    BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune' celebrating the music of Henry Purcell

    The Rose Consort of Viols will be participating in a special edition of BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune', celebrating the music of Henry Purcell, who may well have been born exactly 350 years ago on this date. The performance is live, with a studio audience, and the Roses will be playing a selection of Purcell’s 3 and 4 part fantazias, his Fantazia upon One Note, and the In Nomines in six and seven parts. See also BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune'
     
  • 28-31 August 2009
    Suffolk Villages Festival
    Artistic Director: Peter Holman


    Friday 28 August, 8pm, St Mary's Church, Hadleigh
    Purcell: The Indian Queen
    with pre-concert talk by Dr Bryan White at 6.45pm

    Saturday 29 August, 12 midday, St James’s Church, Nayland
    The Noble Bass Viol

    Saturday 29 August, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland
    Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo
    directed by Steven Devine

    Sunday 30 August, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland
    Haydn Quartet Op. 103, Spohr Double Quartet No. 3, Op. 87, Mendelssohn Octet

    Monday 31 August, 12 midday, St Mary’s Church, Polstead
    The Wheel of Fortune

    Monday 31 August, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh
    Handel: Ode on St Cecilia’s Day
    directed by Peter Holman

    Please visit:- www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com
     
  • 25 July 2009, 7pm, Wells Cathedral, Somerset, BA5 2UE
    Brilliant Baroque! Charpentier Te Deum, Vivaldi Gloria, Handel Dixit Dominus
    Emma Kirkby, in this her 60th birthday year, joins superb baroque ensemble Canzona (director Theresa Caudle) and Somerset Chamber Choir for this exciting concert to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the choir.
    Together with four further fine young soloists - Sophie Bevan (soprano), Tim Mead (counter-tenor), Thomas Hobbs (tenor) and Derek Welton (baritone), this is sure to be a wonderful summer's evening of delightful music brought to life by a fine ensemble of performers in the glorious setting of this magnificent Cathedral. This will also be Emma's first performance of the Charpentier Te Deum, so to be present at this world-first.www.somersetchamberchoir.org.uk
     
  • 18 - 23 July 2009, Little Benslow Hills, Ibberson Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9RB
    International Viol Summer School (09/502)

    Tutored by: Alison Crum, Roy Marks, and Visiting Tutors, Ibi Aziz and Peter Wendland
    A chance for viol players with a particular interest in English consort music to work with distinguished professional players and teachers. Late afternoon sessions will offer a choice of other topics such as madrigals, consort songs, early renaissance repertoire and continuo playing. There will also be a chance for those who wish to spend one or two sessions working in depth on repertoire of their own choice. This course is for experienced consort players with good sight-reading skills, capable of playing at least two sizes of viol. www.benslow.org Tel: 01462 459446
     
  • July 2009 (dates - see below), Iford Manor BA15 2BA, Iford Festival 2009, Early Opera at Iford
    Monteverdi’s Coronation of Poppea
    2009 is an exciting and significant year as it marks the tenth anniversary of the successful collaboration between Iford Arts and the Early Opera Company, who will be performing Monteverdi’s Coronation of Poppea on July 10,11,14,15,17,18.
    Directed by Martin Constantine, and set in the unsentimental Venetian world of passion, politics and absolute power, audiences will be brought face-to-face with the Machiavellian intrigue central to Monteverdi’s operatic tour de force, with the intimacy of the cloister exposing the high emotions and motivations of each character. The Early Opera Company, with a cast including Joanne Boag, Doreen Curran, Eyjolfur Eyjolfsson, James Gower, Katherine Manley, James McOran-Campbell, and Nicolas Sharratt, make a welcome return to Iford under the inspired direction of Christian Curnyn, who has recently garnered rave reviews for his musical direction of Partenope at ENO. The Times described how ‘the Baroque specialist Christian Curnyn coaxed stylish, assured and often thrillingly swift playing from the ENO orchestra,’ and The Guardian noted his ‘phenomenal conducting.’ Gates open at 6pm for picnics with the Coronation of Poppea beginning at 7.30pm.
    Early Music Promenade Concert, The Garden of Earthly Delights
    Based on the ‘Pleasure Gardens’ concept, Iford Manor's beautiful Peto Garden will be the backdrop for an intriguing new-style Sunday evening promenade concert of early music, song and dance.
    The Garden of Earthly Delights on Sunday 12 July features the Daughters of Elvin who will delight with fantastical dancing masked creatures accompanied by pulsating medieval music and song. This mixed early music ensemble has a unique theatrical approach, and with crumhorn, dulcimer and hurdy-gurdy – as well as border bagpipes, recorders, harps and whistles – will conjure up beasts straight from the pages of medieval mythology. Meanwhile, in the cloister, Music from the Pleasure Gardens – a delicious suite of Vauxhall Gardens style mini-concerts – will be performed by soloists from the Early Opera Company. Gates open at 6pm for picnics and entertainment. Tickets for the Garden of Earthly Delights:
    For all other information please visit the website at www.ifordarts.co.uk.
     
  • Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th July 2009
    University of York, YO10 5DD United Kingdom
    National Early Music Association International Conference

    In cooperation with University of York Music Department and the York Early Music Festival.
    Singing music from 1500 to 1900 - style, technique, knowledge, assertion, experiment.
     
  • June 2009
    Early Music Performer - Issue 24
    Andrew Woolley takes over the editorship of Early Music Performer.
     
  • 16 January to 28 June 2009
    The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London EC1N 1AZ
    Handel the Philanthropist
    This exhibition marks the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death (23 February 1759). Handel was a major donor to two charities in particular, the Fund for Decay’d Musicians (now the Royal Society of Musicians) and the Foundling Hospital, who both benefited from bequests in his will, as well as benefit concerts organized by the composer.
    The Royal Society of Musicians is joining with the Foundling Museum for the 2009 exhibition with a loan of manuscript documents and art works from its collections which are rarely seen by the public. Further exhibits from the British Library, the Royal College of Music, King’s College, Cambridge, Leeds Public Library, the London Metropolitan Archives, the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Collections will complement items from the rich holdings of the Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum.
    There will be a series of concerts as part of the London Handel Festival, to include performances of the Foundling Hospital Anthem, composed for the opening of the Hospital chapel in 1849, and Messiah, a work particularly associated with Handel’s philanthropy, from its first performance in Dublin to the annual performances in the Hospital chapel. Further concerts will be given by members of the Royal Society of Musicians, and a programme of talks will support the exhibition, including gallery talks by museum staff and lectures by leading Handel scholars.
    Guided tours can be arranged: contact Tuz Morrison  Further details on the museum website www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk
     
  • 17-19 April 2009 University of Nottingham
    Interfora & Nema, Handel 250th Anniversary Commemoration

    A weekend course & informal performance of Saul
    Directed by Laurence Cummings
    Friday evening to Sunday afternoon 17-19 April 2009 (the weekend after Easter)
    at the University of Nottingham Department of Music, with accommodation on site
    This is the second ever Interforum event, commemorating the 250th anniversary year of Handel's death.
    The choir has a major role in the work. Soloists will be drawn from the choir; please indicate below if you wish to sing a solo. (We will not necessarily allocate each role to a single singer.)
    The orchestra requires strings, oboes, bassoons, harpsichord & organ (instruments as well as players),
    2 flutes (preferably able to play other instruments or sing), 2 trumpets and 3 trombones and carillon.
     
  • 14 April 2009 7.30pm, London Old Royal Naval Chapel Greenwich
    Handel Coronation Anthems: The 2009 Choral Pilgrimage
    The Sixteen

    A concert devoted to the works of George Frideric Handel celebrating the 250th anniversary of his death, to the exact day, in 1759. Featuring both the Choir and Orchestra of The Sixteen, this will be a celebration not to be missed.
    Box Office: www.ncem.co.uk for details see www.thesixteen.com
     
  • Sunday, 5 April 2009 c.11.30 – 4.30pm, Trinity College of Music, Greenwich, London
    Handel Insight Day, with Professor Donald Burrows and The Sixteen

    The greatest composer of all time? The Lloyd Webber of his day?
    Whatever your opinion of Handel, don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from Donald Burrows; author of the definitive handbook Handel: Messiah and editor of Samson for Novello Handel Edition. Joining him will be History Professor Jeremy Black (author of Eighteenth Century Britain) who will discuss the social and political context in which Handel was working, and members of The Sixteen, providing the musical illustration.
    Tickets £30 (includes refreshments) or £25 if booked with a Choral Pilgrimage, concert ticket – details from NCEM
    On sale now from the National Centre for Early Music www.ncem.co.uk
     
  • March 2009
    Issue 23 Early Music Performer - Published.

    Journal of the National Early Music Association ISSN 1477-478X
    For details see the Performer page.
     
  • Saturday 28th February 2009 7.30pm, Southwark Cathedral London Bridge SE1
    New Renaissance Voices, Just Josquin

    The Music of Josquin Desprez
    Missa ‘Ave Maris Stella’
    Motets & Chansons including
    Nymphes des Bois, Illibata Virgo Dei Nutrix,
    Planxit autem David, O Virgo prudentissima
    New Renaissance Voices. Directed by Bruce Saunders. www.nrv.org.uk
     
  • Friday 27th February 2009 7:00pm, Lincoln Drill Hall
    Trinity College of Music Early Music Department

    Mediaeval & Renaissance Music, Trinity College of Music Early Music Department presents a recital of Mediaeval & Renaissance Music
    www.lincolndrillhall.com
     
  • Tuesday, 20th January 2009 at 6.15pm, City Chorus, Open Evening for potential new members
    Based in the City of London, City Chorus is a friendly choir that performs regularly in beautiful churches in the city.

    Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays, 6.15-8.15 pm at the NatWest building, 1 Princes Street, right next to Bank station (Exit 1) and we are holding a special Open Evening for potential new members on Tuesday, 20th January 2009 at 6.15pm.
    We welcome new singers in all voice ranges. If you are enthusiastic, have a good, true voice, and can attend rehearsals regularly, then come and give us a try! Best of all, there are no auditions: some choral singing experience and music-reading ability would be an advantage, but is not essential, as all works to be performed are thoroughly rehearsed over the course of each term.
    Please go to our website www.citychorus.info
    or contact our membership secretary Sarah Silvé.
     
  • November 2008 Early Music Yearbook & Performers Directory 2009 Published - ISSN 0967-6619.
     
  • Saturday 29th November 2008, St. Andrew’s in the Westlands, Pilkington Avenue, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 3RE
    The Annual Nema Day in association with the North West Early Music Forum.
    'The music of Juan Esquivel: a neglected master revisied.'

    To include the National Early Music Association AGM, Margot Leigh Milner Lecture, and Workshop.
    The workshop and lecture are to be given by Clive Walkley. Clive Walkley, who is a part-time lecturer at Lancaster University, has been making a detailed study of the music and life of Esquivel and has a book being prepared for publication. For many years he was Director of the NWEMF Summer School. He has his own chamber choir and is a regular tutor at early music workshops specialising in the Iberian repertoire.
    Juan Esquivel c1563- c1613 was - quoting from New Grove - ‘one of the most prolific and finest Spanish composers of his time whose motets stand comparison with Victoria’. The day will be given to the study of works by Esquivel set in the context of works by his contemporaries.
    The workshop is for singers and instruments suitable for an Iberian church i.e. shawms, cornetti, sackbuts and bass curtal with organ continuo.
     
  • Saturday 29th November 2008, 7.30pm, Southampton Guildhall, Handel – Theodora
    Southampton Philharmonic Choir, THE HANOVER BAND, David Gibson (conductor)

    Soloists: Erica Eloff (soprano), Carolyn Dobbin (mezzo-soprano), James Laing (countertenor), Joseph Cornwell (tenor) and Wyn Pencarreg (bass)
    http://www.thehanoverband.com
     
  • Sunday October 19th 2008 at 6pm, St Marys (New) Church, Stoke Newington Church St, N16 9ES (opp Clissold Park),
    Music by J F Fasch and Contemporaries, Linden Baroque, director Steven Devine

    J F Fasch Orchestral Suites in E min & D min, Concerto in D min, J D Heinichen Sonata in B flat for 2 oboes, bassoon and continuo,
    G P Telemann Trio No. 10 in D Maj for Violin, Viola and Continuo, C Graupner Entrata in G min GWV 468 for strings & continuo
    http://www.lindenbaroque.org/
     
  • Saturday 4 October 2008, 10.00-17.00, The British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, London NW1
    Music in Purcell's London: "Only Purcell e're shall equal Blow", Keynote speaker: Professor Sir Curtis Price, KBE

    A study day on the music of Henry Purcell and his contemporaries John Blow and Giovanni Battista Draghi, marking the 300th anniversary of Blow and Draghi's deaths in 1708, and the 350th anniversary of Purell's birth in 1658 or 1659.
    Other speakers include Rebecca Herissone, Christopher Hogwood, Peter Holman, Andrew Pinnock, Robert Thompson, Bryan White and Bruce Wood. The day will also include performances of music by Purcell, Blow and Draghi.
    Further details: http://www.henrypurcell.org.uk/study_day.html
     
  • Saturday 6 September 2008, 19.30, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama
    It's My Song, Robin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
    Solo singing in seventeenth century England

    Works by John Dowland, Robert Johnson, Henry Lawes, Pietro Reggio and Henry Purcell
     
  • July 2008
    Issue 22 Early Music Performer - Published.

    Journal of the National Early Music Association ISSN 1477-478X
    For details see the Performer page.
     
  • July 21st – 25th 2008, Warwick School, Warwickshire, Early Music for Youth - Summer School 2008
    The summer school offers exciting and diverse opportunities for young players under the guidance of experienced tutors. Playing opportunities include chamber groups, large ensembles, viol consorts, recorder consorts and mixed ensembles, catering for every age and ability (grades 2 – 4, 5 – 7 and 8+). More advanced players will play in small chamber groups and consorts, tackling challenging repertoire and developing the all important skills of a chamber musician. Cellists and keyboard players (playing harpsichord) will have plenty of continuo playing experience in trio sonata groups with the most advanced recorder and viol players. Less experienced players will enjoy the variety of different ensembles, playing both within larger groups and also being encouraged to play chamber music. There will be plenty of time for recreational activities, making full use of the facilities available to us. Tutors:- Alison Kinder, Jacqui Robertson-Wade, Colin Touchin, Claire Williams, Chris Hartland.
    For details visit http://www.earlymusicforyouth.co.uk/
     
  • 26th June – 19th July. Chester Cathedral Green CH1 2HU. The Chester Mystery Plays.
    Acrobats, Magicians, Jugglers, Fire-Eaters, Stilt-Walkers, Dancers, Samba Bands, Actors, Musicians and Fireworks

    Dating back to the 1300s, the Chester Mystery Plays have become a rare and treasured part of Britain’s cultural heritage – now performed only every five years. Artistic Director Robin Goddard and Composer & Musical Director Matt Baker brilliantly re-invent these iconic Bible stories into a truly spectacular, dynamic theatrical experience. A company of over four hundred present tales of ambition, intrigue, betrayal and passion. Acrobats, Magicians, Jugglers, Fire-Eaters, Stilt-Walkers, Dancers, Samba Bands, Actors, Musicians and Fireworks, in a spectacular festival of the greatest stories every told! www.chestermysteryplays.com
     
  • 14 – 17 July 2008, Leipzig: Performances will take place in the magnificent Gewandhaus and the renowned St Nicholas Church and other wonderful churches in the city. ‘First’ Leipzig International Choral Festival, Germany Artistic Director Jonathan Willcocks. Celebrated Queen’s award winning Casterbridge Tours from the UK have formed a partnership with the city of Leipzig to bring this spectacular choral extravaganza together. Inspired with choirs from around the world gathering together in one of the most musically dedicated cities in Europe. The Festival is a cultural exchange of choral music, a unique opportunity for both singers and audiences alike to explore and engage in the musical talents of singers from around the globe.Artistic Director Jonathan Willcocks has worked extensively as a guest conductor throughout the world and is celebrated in his field. He will lead workshops and masterclasses for the visiting choirs throughout the festival and will conduct the Grand opening and Finale concerts. The international flavour of the event is highly exciting. Performances will take place in the magnificent Gewandhaus and the renowned St Nicholas Church amongst other wonderful churches in the city.
    Visit www.leipzigchoralfestival.com
     
  • 11th July 2008 7.45 pm, St Giles Cripplegate, Fore Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA
    The Miltons of Bread Street, Father and Son, Concert Bites and Trio Literati

    A celebration of the poet John Milton’s 400th anniversary in the church where he and his father John Milton the composer, are both buried.
    Concert Bites brings five young professional singers to join Trio Literati in a feast of poetry and music by the Miltons of Bread Street.
    Tickets £14.00 (£11.50 concessions) on the door. See also www.concertbites.co.uk and www.trioliterati.org.uk.
     
  • Saturday 21 June 2008 at 7.30pm, Durham Cathedral, Heavenly Concord ,Durham Cathedral Consort of Singers, Durham Baroque, James Bowman, Durham Cathedral Consort of Singers, Durham Baroque, Richard Lloyd Morgan: baritone, Conductor: Ralph Woodward . Bach - Cantata BWV 170 Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, Purcell - Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem, Pergolesi - Salve Regina, Handel - I will magnify thee.
     
  • 14 May 2008 7.30pm Ottery St Mary Church, Devon, ‘Trickling Tears and Ruthless Rage’
    Rose Consort of Viols with Clare Wilkinson mezzo.
    Profits in aid of The Exeter Leukaemia Fund.
     
  • Sunday 11 May 2008, 6pm, St Mary's Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES
    The Sonority of Strings, Lantana Ensemble, directed from the harpsichord by Peter Holman

    Ilana Cravitz (baroque violin), Zen Edwards, Oakki Lau, Michael Blee (baroque violin/viola), Louise Jameson (baroque cello)
    Works by Biber, Rosenmuller, Muffat, J.B. Bach, Schmelzer, and Telemann.
     
  • Friday 9 May 2008 at 7.30 pm, Lopping Hall, Loughton High Road, Essex - 5 minutes from Loughton Station
    Mary Wroth's Loughton: Its Music, Its Magic, The performance will be accompanied by the Erato Consort
    An evening of readings from Wroth and her contemporaries. Mary Wroth was the first woman to publish in 1621, a prose romance in England. The performance will be accompanied by Erato Consort, singing Madrigals of the period and a new Madrigal, 'In This Strange Labyrinth How Shall I Turn?', composed by David Lewiston Sharpe, will be premiered.
     
  • Saturday, April 19, 2008 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Corpus Christi Church, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NB
    Bach Trio Sonatas, The Maresienne Consort

    Huw Daniel, violin, Ibi Aziz, viola da gamba, Bridget Cunningham, harpsichord
    play BACH TRIO SONATAS: arrangements of J.S. Bach's works for violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord
     
  • Saturday 12th April 2008 7.30 pm,St George’s Chuch, Kemp Town, Brighton, ‘Songs of Sundrie Natures’
    Deborah Roberts (soprano), Alison Crum (viola da gamba) and Roy Marks (lute)
    Lute songs, madrigals and instrumental works by Byrd, Dowland, Weelkes, Ward, Ferrabosco, Jenkins and Simpson.
    Tickets £12.50. Full details (and online booking) are at www.bremf.org.uk
     
  • Saturday March 8th 2008 7.30pm, Southwark Cathedral London Bridge SE1 9DA
    Passion, New Renaissance Voices with Jenny Bullock - viola da gamba

    Gesualdo: Holy Week Tenebrae Responsaries
    Lassus: Lagrime di San Pietro
    Motets by Compere and Josquin
    Details see: http://www.nrv.org.uk/
     
  • Sunday March 2nd 2008 at 6pm, St Alfege Church, Greenwich
    Opera from the Restoration period in London, Linden Baroque Orchestra

    Steven Devine directing, the theme is Opera from the Restoration period in London and includes fine and stirring music from Purcell's The Faerie Queen, King Arthur and Dioclesian, Louis Grabu's Albion and Albanius and John Blow's Venus and Adonis.
    Kate Semmens (soprano), Giles Davies (Baritone), joined by Seb Harris (alto), and Greg Tassell
    Tickets at door £10 (£8 concessions) under 14 free. Wine and soft drinks served.
    St Alfege's is in the very centre of Greenwich, a 5min walk from Cutty Sark DLR station and under 10min from Greenwich BR.
    For details see Linden Baroque Orchestra
     
  • February 2008
    Early Music Forum of Scotland
    Announce new web site and web address
    www.emfscotland.info
     
  • Sunday 27 January 2008. Doors open 7.30pm Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1 7AY. Klezmer Keilidh,Dance Your Sapozkelekh* Off. Guy Schalom, Ilana Cravitz and the Hopkele House Band. Hopkele Productions presents the 2nd anniversary Klezmer Keilidh. The barn dance for the 21st Century – Yiddish style – will be at Cecil Sharp House, NW1. Whisk away those winter cobwebs with klezmer dance kaller Guy Schalom, who will lead and teach traditional Eastern European Yiddish circle, square and chain dances. Fiddler Ilana Cravitz and the Hopkele House Band will help put that extra spring in your step with live klezmer music. Suitable for all ages and dancing abilities. The Hopkele will be at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1 7AY. (Tube: Camden Town and Chalk Farm, northern line).
    For details www.ilanacravitz.com/hopkele.html   * Little boots – also the name of a popular Yiddish song
     
  • November 2007 Issue 21 Early Music Performer published.
    Journal of the National Early Music Association ISSN 1477-478X
     
  • Saturday 15 December 2007, 7.30pm, Great St Mary’s Church Cambridge, Cambridge Early Music Autumn – Winter Concert Series 2007 Concerti for Christmas, The Musical & Amicable Society
    This December the ensemble of soloists will play Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Bach’s Viola Concerto in E flat (reconstruction); Vivaldi’s Concerto for two oboes; a Concerto Grosso by Alessandro Scarlatti; Corelli’s Christmas Concerto; Muffat’s Armonico Tributo no5, and Bach’s fourth Brandenburg Concerto. For booking and details see:- http://www.cemss.org
     
  • Friday 7 December 2007- 7.30 pm, National Centre for Early Music, York Early Music Christmas Festival Concert
    Lullaby, my Sweet Little Baby, The Rose Consort of Viols: Ibi Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland viols, with Catherine King mezzo-soprano. Elizabethan songs and consort music for a Festive Celebration including music by Byrd, Tye, Holborne and Peerson. For details contact:- National Centre for Early Music.
     
  • Thursday 6th December 2007 at 7.30 pm, Djanogly Concert Hall, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham University Concert Series. Perfect and Sweet Harmony, The Rose Consort of Viols: John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks viols
    A journey through the viol consort’s development, starting with copies of instruments from Italy in 1497, through later 16th century Venetian instruments to the Jacobean period and English viols, ending with pieces from the 17th century by Lawes, Locke and Purcell.
    For details contact: Catherine Hocking, Music Officer, Lakeside Arts Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD. www.lakesidearts.org.uk
     
  • Thursday 29th November 2007 at 7.30 pm, Great Hall, Lancaster University, Lancaster International Concert Series
    Songs without Words: Consort Music from the Age of Elizabeth I. The Rose Consort of Viols: Ibi Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks viols. Renaissance composers were adept at borrowing each others’ music: well known songs were arranged as instrumental pieces; motets and madrigals performed without their texts. This programme explores a range of consort music that owes much to the rich vocal repertory of the Elizabethan age, including pieces by Tallis, Tye, Parsons, Ferrabosco, Byrd and Dowland.
     
  • 23 November 2007 8pm St Patrick's Church, Dillon Court, Netham Road, Redfield Bristol BS5 9PF, Concert, Fortune my foe
    The York Waits: One of the greatest dramas of English history has become associated with the name of one man - Guy Fawkes, born in the city of York in 1570. He was the technician of the Gunpowder Plot, and the man caught red-handed beneath Parliament on November 5, 1605. Now, his home town band The York Waits perform a concert which provides a soundtrack to the life and times of Fawkes and his co-conspirators. Music from the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean period is played on a wide range of the instruments of the time, from loud shawms, sackbuts and curtal, to softer ensembles of recorders and strings. Also featured will be the lute, the most important instrument of the period, and the renaissance violin. The late 16th and early 17th century was a golden age of English music and The York Waits will play works by some of the leading composers of the day, such as Dowland and Byrd. There will also be popular music from both south and north of the Border, played on instruments such as bagpipes, cittern, guitar and hurdy gurdy. The concert is accompanied by a dramatic narration, drawn from original sources such as letters and trial reports, which outlines the course of the Plot from its conception to its discovery and the grim fate of the plotters. The narration is given by experienced broadcaster Tim Healey, a member of The Oxford Waits. For details visit www.saintpatricksmusic.co.uk or www.waits.org.uk/york/
     
  • Saturday 24th November 2007 10.30am to 6pm, Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA, Nema AGM and Playing Day... Workshop and Lecture Michael Praetorius Says Directed by Philip Thorby Hosts - Thames Valley Early Music Forum Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) was a prolific and highly significant composer. His Syntagma Musicum gives a detailed account of contemporary musical practices as well as descriptions of the instruments current at that time. We shall be studying some of his large scale works in the light of his suggestions for ways of performing this music. Philip Thorby is well known as a consummate player of instruments such as viol, recorder and shawm and for his directing of workshops and summer schools. He teaches Early Music at Trinity College of Music and is director of Musica Antiqua of London.
    For details visit Thames Valley Early Music Forum.
     
  • Saturday 17 November 2007, 8.30pm Café Cairo, Landor Road, London, SW9 9PE Crimes Against Klezmer Clapton Klezmer Duo. An intimate set from Ilana Cravitz (fiddle) and James Siverly (accordion) at this cosy south London emporium. The duo will play both traditional klezmer and numbers from their new band, Crimes Against Klezmer. Café Cairo, Landor Road, London, SW9 9PE. Clapham North tube.
     
  • November 2007
    Early Music Yearbook 2008 ISSN 0967-6619 Published.
     
  • 14 November 2007 - 1.10pm St Anne and St Agnes Church, Gresham Street, London, EC2 Mediva... has been a fun loving, imaginative and successful medieval group for almost ten years, performing a range of music from the 12th - 15th century. Over the years many fantastic musicians have played with the group and the current format is a recent 'love at first sght' coming together of some of the leading medieval musicians in their fields. Concerts are full of energy, passion and a love of life, which gets the audience itching to leap to their feet. For details visit www.mediva.co.uk
     
  • Sunday 11 November 2007, 1- 4pm The Cross Kings is at 126 York Way, London N1 0AX Chicken Soup for the Ears London Klezmer Collective. Come and join the London Klezmer Collective’s first second-Sunday jam at the Cross Kings on Sunday 11 November, between 1 and 4pm. The capital’s first regular klezmer session has found a home at the Cross Kings pub. While you’re playing or listening, eat lunch, have a coffee, booze, shmooze or just relax in the deep sofas and convivial atmosphere of this great central London pub. There might even be a bit of dancing… Out-of-towners particularly welcome! Klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of the Jews of eastern Europe, is the flavour of the month. Anyone interested in playing or listening to klezmer is welcome to come along; no experience is necessary. Join skilled professionals, keen amateurs, home-grown talent and perhaps even some international visitors. For more klezmer information and sheet music for some of the tunes we might play visit www.ilanacravitz.com/jams.html Visit http://www.thecrosskings.co.uk for details.
     
  • November 9th - November 11th 2007 Old Royal Naval College Greenwich London SE10 9LW Greenwich International Festival of Early Music. The dates have been finalised for this year's Early Music Festival & Exhibition which will return to the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich for a 6th year. For details see Greenwich International Festival of Early Music
     
  • Saturday 27 October 2007, 7.30pm Trinity College Chapel Cambridge. Folk Songs Trio Mediaeval with Birger Mistereggen Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth, Torunn Østrem Ossum sopranos, with Birger Mistereggen percussion Part of the Cambridge Early Music Autumn – Winter Concert Series 2007. For booking and details see:- http://www.cemss.org
     
  • Saturday 13 October 2007, 7.30pm St Edward’s Church Cambridge YS : Songs from a Sunken City and other Myths of the Sea
    Clara Sanabras and Retrospect, Clara Sanabras voice, lutes, gittern; Susanne Heinrich viols; Clare Salaman violin, fidel, hurdy-gurdy, nickelharpa. Part of the Cambridge Early Music Autumn – Winter Concert Series 2007.
    For booking and details see:- http://www.cemss.org
     
  • 10th of August to the 2nd of September 2007. The Edinburgh International Festival presents a rich programme of music, theatre, opera and dance in six major theatres and concert halls and a number of smaller venues, over a three-week period in late summer each year.

    Some of the highlights include, major figures in the Early Music scene such as Jordi Savall, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Mark Padmore, Chiara Banchini, Andreas Scholl, Claudio Cavina, Paul Hillier, Konrad Junghänel and The Tallis Scholars appear, many making their EIF debuts. And a new string of concerts in the atmospheric surroundings of Greyfriars Kirk that trace the development of European vocal music through the middle ages and the renaissance.

    Jonathan Mills, Artistic Director of Edinburgh International Festival, said “400 years ago Claudio Monteverdi wrote L’Orfeo – an opera which continues to inspire composers, writers, theatre directors and artists. I want to celebrate Monteverdi’s remarkable achievement throughout the 2007 Edinburgh International Festival. The centre piece of our tribute to Monteverdi’s abiding genius is Gilbert Deflo’s and Jordi Savall’s beautiful, arcadian production of L’Orfeo. The heartbeat doesn’t stop there. The ideas of mythology, poetry, drama and music that Monteverdi introduced and championed through his “favola in musica” can be found in our dance and theatre programmes as well as in our concert halls and recitals.   For details see... www.eif.co.uk
     
  • Saturday 28 July to Saturday 4 August 2007 Norvis early music summer school is held annually in Durham, England. The course covers all aspects of early music and is suitable for beginners through to advanced and solo players. There are technique classes for viols, recorders, singing, harpsichord, lute and baroque strings. Other activities include consort playing, concerts, lectures, trio sonatas, renaissance band, choir, baroque orchestra and early dancing. The 2007 Music List is now available.
     
  • May 2007 Issue 20 Early Music Performer - Published.
    Journal of the National Early Music Association ISSN 1477-478X
    For details see the Performer page.
     
  • Saturday 21 April 2007 Beyond the Golden Age
    A one-day conference organised in association with the Royal Musical Association and the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton Seventeenth-century English dramatic song has been consistently underrated in the histories that condition concert and record programming. As part of the day, there will be a performance at 2.15pm of "The Masque of Moments" - extracts from sixteen masques, with music by Thomas Campion, Alfonso Ferrabosco, William and Henry Lawes, Charles Colman et al. Taking part are some of the professional singers and musicians from the series of Festival performances of the programme this summer, including Sophie Daneman and Robin Blaze, viol players Mark Levy and Joanna Levine from Concordia, and students from the Royal Academy of Music. www.soton.ac.uk/music/news/luteday.html
     
  • John Beckett - John Stewart Beckett (5 February 1927 - 5 February 2007)
  • Saturday December 2nd 2006 6pm at St Alfege Church, Greenwich.
    Linden Baroque , a concert:- The programme will include Handel Concerto Grosso op. 6 no. 6 G min & Concerto Grosso op. 3 no. 3 G maj, Boyce Symphony no. 1 in B flat maj,  Geminiani Concerto Grosso after Corelli op.5 no.7 D min and music by Arne and Festing.
     
  • December 2006 Issue 19 Early Music Performer - Published.
    Journal of the National Early Music Association ISSN 1477-478X
    For details see the Performer page.
     
  • November 2006, Early Music Yearbook 2007 ISSN 0967-6619 published.
     
  • Saturday 25th November 2006 10:15  Joint Meeting, Nema AGM and Nema-NEEMF Playing Day
    The School of Music, The University of Leeds LEEDS LS2 9JT. Hosts - North East Early Music Forum
    Workshop: Restoration Verse Anthems, Directed by Peter Holman
    10:15 Workshop registration and coffee
    10:30am - 4:00pm Rehearsal of verse anthems (with break for lunch and NEMA AGM at 1:00pm)
    4:00pm Tea
    4:30pm Margot Leigh Milner Lecture (details to be confirmed)
    6:00-7:00pm Concert.
    Travel directions – see www.leeds.ac.uk/music
     
  • "Leading Notes" contents list from issues 1-16, compiled by Simon R. Hill, added to web site.
    "Early Music Performer" replaced the earlier publication "Leading Notes" January 1991 - Autumn 1998.
    View the list of articles contained here- Leading Notes
     
  • Saturday 10th June 2006 - Manchester's Bridgewater Hall
    JOIN THE PEOPLE'S CHORUS
    . This is a major BBC FOUR music event and we're looking for a chorus of 1,000 singers to record Tallis' most famous work - 'Spem in Alium'. This massive choral undertaking is an exciting opportunity for the public to perform at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall on Saturday June 10th 2006. The piece will be rehearsed from scratch, with 1,000 voices forming eight choirs, culminating in a performance at the end of the day of one of the most marvellous and sublime pieces of music in the world. We are presently trying to make as many choirs and singers and interested parties aware of this event as possible. We are still looking for our participants to come and be part of this chorus of 1,000.
     
  • May 2006 Issue 18 Early Music Performer - Published.
    Journal of the National Early Music Association ISSN 1477-478X
    For details see the Performer page.
     
  • February 2006:- extract from Nema News Volume 2
    The AGM for 2005
    took place on 26th November as part of a playing day at the Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon, in conjunction with South West Early Music Forum. Robert Hollingworth conducted the Playing Day superbly. Those who were able to attend found it a wonderful experience and the lecture by Dr Julius Drake which will be reported on in Early Music Performer was very interesting and informative. Following this there was a concert by I Fagiolini. Keith Bennett is to be congratulated on organising this excellent day.
     
  • November 2005 Ashgate Publications have published From Renaissance to Baroque: Change in Instruments and Instrumental Music in the Seventeenth Century edited by Jonathan Wainwright and Peter Holman, the proceedings of the NEMA conference. NEMA members can buy this book at a special price of £40 - £15 off the published price. (This offer ends 30th December 2005)
     
  • November 2005 Issue 16 Early Music Performer published.
    Journal of the National Early Music Association ISSN 1477-478X.
     
  • November 2005, Early Music Yearbook 2006 published. ISSN 0967-6619
    Copies have been sent to NEMA members. You can also purchase the Yearbook by post from Recorder Magazine/Peacock Press (see Yearbook page)
  • Saturday 26 November 2005 10.30 NEMA AGM and PLAYING DAY
    The 2005 AGM will be hosted by SWEMF
    in the beautiful market town of Bradford on Avon at the Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, Wilts.  Workshop director: Robert Hollingworth
    Music of Venice: including Giovanni Antonio Rigatti Dixit Dominus. Giovanni Gabrieli O Quam suavis est.
    7.00p.m. Concert by I Fagiolini including works by Monteverdi, Banchieri, Tomkins, Britten & Berberian. This will be a public concert in the Wiltshire Music Centre's splendid and comfortable 300-seat auditorium, with its brilliant acoustics and sightlines.
     
  • May 2005 Issue 15 Early Music Performer - Published.
    Journal of the National Early Music Association ISSN 1477-478X
    For details see the Performer page.
     
  • March 2005 Nema News Volume 1  published.
    Nema has started an occasional newsletter to keep our members more closely in touch with the activities of the Council, and to include news, membership information and items which do not belong in our journal, Early Music Performer. The first issue was sent to members at the end of March, and includes an offer of a discount on an excellent new CD. We look forward to your comments on our new publication, and your contributions.
     
  • November 27th 2004,10.30 am - 5.30 pm - Early Music Day  
    Jean Loosemore Music and Drama Block at Arden School, Knowle, Solihull B93 0PT
    The Midlands Early Music Forum and The National Early Music Association present
    Sounds South American, A workshop for singers and instruments (A=440)
    Tutor: Jeffrey Skidmore 
  • November 2004, Early Music Yearbook 2005 published. ISSN 0967-6619
    Free copies have been sent out to NEMA members. You can also purchase the Yearbook by post from Recorder Magazine/Peacock Press (see Yearbook page)
     
  • October 2004 Issue 14 Early Music Performer - Published.
    Journal of the National Early Music Association ISSN 1477-478X
    For details see the Performer page.
     
  • February 2004
    The North East Early Music Forum and Thames Valley Early Music Forum announce new web sites.
     
  • January 2004 Issue 13 Early Music Performer published.
    Journal of the National Early Music Association ISSN 1477-478X
     
  • October 2003, Early Music Yearbook 2004 published ISSN 0967-6619
    Free copies have been sent out to NEMA members. You can also purchase the Yearbook by post from Recorder Magazine/Peacock Press (see Yearbook page)
     
  • Saturday 29, November 2003 Early Music Day.
    National Early Music Association in conjunction with Eastern Early Music Forum,
    St. Columba’s United Reformed Church, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DS, at 10.15am.
    The day will include
    - Requiem in F minor by Biber: a workshop with Philip Thorby
    - The Annual Margot Leigh Milner Lecture given by Stephen Rose
    - NEMA AGM 
    - Performance of Requiem in F minor by Biber
    All are welcome to any part of the day. Workshop fee: £16 (£14 for NEMA members and Early Music Forum members) Tickets for Lecture and Concert: £5 (free to NEMA and Forum members) on the door. Contact:- Selene Mills, EEMF eemf@cemss.org
  • 24th to 26th October 2003
    Greenwich International Festival of Early Music.
     
  • August 2003 Issue 12 Early Music Performer - Published.
    Journal of the National Early Music Association ISSN 1477-478X
    For details see the Performer page.
     
  • March 2003 Issue 11 Early Music Performer - Published.
    Journal of the National Early Music Association ISSN 1477-478X
    For details see the Performer page.
     
  • 5th March 2003 www.earlymusic.info
    The National Early Music Association announces new Website.
     
  • August 2002 Issue 10 Early Music Performer - Published.
    Journal of the National Early Music Association ISSN 1477-478X
    For details see the Performer page.

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