News » Early Music Concerts 2011-2012
(FR) Les Passions Baroque Orchestra at Montauban - Jean-Marc Andrieu dir. Concert: "Voyage in Baroque Europe" (9 apr 2012)
Location: Palais des Congrès - Avenue du Maréchal Foch - 65 100 Lourdes
Concert performed at the Festival of Lourdes, works from C.P.E. Bach, Quantz, Couperin, Telemann et Vivaldi. There will also be an interview ( 19:00-20:00 10 apr 2012) on France Musique’s programme “Les traverses du temps": Marcel Quillevéré with Jean-Marc Andrieu. A podcast of the interview will later be available on the France Musique site.
(CA) The Grand Philharmonic Choir (Mark Vuorinen, Conductor) Concert:: "St. Matthew Passion" (6 apr 2012)
Location: Centre in the Square, Kitchener Ontario, Canada
“Star tenor Benjamin Butterfield, performs the role of the Evangelist, telling the Passion story in this deeply moving Good Friday tradition. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (In German, with English surtitles). Mark Vuorinen, conductor. Soloists Evangelist: Benjamin Butterfield (Tenor), Christus: Doug Williams (Bass-Baritone), Meredith Hall (Soprano), Daniel Taylor (Alto), Cory Knight (Tenor) and Daniel Lichti (Bass-Baritone).”
Location: The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco CA, US
“Chalice Consort will perform what is becoming known as their signature piece, Tomás Luis da Victoria’s Tenebrae Responsories at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco.
Location: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 601 Montano Rd. NW, Albuquerque New Mexico, US
“Música Antigua is the featured ensemble on the final 2011-2012 program of the "A Little Friday Night Music at St. Michael's" series. Música Antigua will perform the early music in which the ensemble specializes on the first half of the program. The second half of the program will feature the individual musicians performing later works on their respective modern instruments including Hovey Corbin, percussion; Dennis Davies-Wilson, bassoon; Ruth Helgeson, Theremin; David McGuire, tenor and composer; Art Sheinberg, cello; and Colleen Sheinberg, piano.”
Location: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Hastings UK
“Baroque Opera Live will be holding its Spring concert: Starting at 6.00 pm On Sunday1st April 2012 At Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Hastings The concert will last for approximately one hour, followed by refreshments and finger food. Admission is free, with a collection at the end for those who enjoyed the concert and would like to help fund our productions.
Location: St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London W1 UK
Speakers: Mark Deller and Nicholas Anderson
“Gustav Leonhardt died on 16 January 2012. He had a profound influence on the revival of early music; one can say that he was its presiding genius.
Gustav Leonhardt had a special relationship with England, both its music and some of its musicians, and our concert will highlight this. Mark Deller will talk about Leonhardt’s musical encounters with his father, Alfred Deller – the only person that Leonhardt admitted to taking advice from.
Location: Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York NY, US
“Juilliard415 and the Clarion Choir under the direction of Steven Fox perform a program of masterworks that will include J.S. Bach’s Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041; Handel’s Silete Venti; Corelli’s Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 4; and J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243.
Admission is free.
Tickets are available for pick-up in person at the Juilliard Box Office, 155 West 65th Street, which is open Monday through Friday from 11am to 6pm. TICKETS ARE NOW LIMITED!“
(CA) The Grand Philharmonic Choir (Mark Vuorinen, Conductor) Concert: Membra Jesu Nostri (The Limbs of our Jesus) by Buxtehude (24 mar 2012)
Location: Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener Ontario, Canada
“The work of North German composer Dieterich Buxtehude was a strong influence on Bach. Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri (The Limbs of our Jesus) is a cycle of seven cantatas composed in 1680. Hear the transparent beauty of early music, with period instruments including a consort of Viols, foreshadowing Bach's work, in this breathtaking composition.”
Blaze of Glory: Early Music Now
Location: Milwaukee, WI US
“New to EMN: Two recent winners of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. The five voices of Calmus Ensemble Leipzig join with the recorder collective QNG: Quartet New Generation in an exploration of music, much of which was written to honor Holy Roman Emperors, Kings, and Popes. Lecture at 4:00, Reception and preview of the 26th season at Intermission.”
(UK) Chapelle du Roi - Alistair Dixon, dir., Concert: "Music From the Three Great Days of Holy Week" (4 apr 2012)
Location: St. John's, Smith Square, Westminster London SW1, UK
“Since the sixteenth century composers have been inspired by the emotionally charged atmosphere of the three great days of Holy Week. This programme presents some of the most exquisite music of the Triduum representing the agony and ecstasy of Holy week and Easter.
Programme includes music by Victoria, Palestrina, Byrd and Tallis.”
Music by Cornysh, Browne, and Mouton
Location: Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 9th Ave. NE, Seattle WA, US
“Between June 7 and 24, 1520, in fields near Calais, there took place one of the most spectacular political summit meetings of all time. Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France met to seal a treaty of friendship between their two warring countries, with no expense sparred. Everything was carefully prepared to make the surface seem smooth, yet everything had an undercurrent of the most intense rivalry, from the negotiations of high state to the wrestling, the food, the jousting--and the music. …
(BE) Scherzi Musicali Concerts Newsletter (24 feb 2012): "La Saison des amours" (20 apr 2012); "Malines" (26 apr 2012)
Location: The Church of St John the Evangelist at Duke and Water Streets, Kitchener ON, CA
“Our final Bach Vespers for 2011-2012 will be on Sunday, April 1 at 4 p.m. at our usual location, The Church of St John the Evangelist at Duke and Water Streets in Kitchener. The Ensemble will be singing Bach’s great, early cantata 106, “Gottes Zeit ist der allerbeste Zeit”, also known as ‘Actus Tragicus’. The motet is “Fuerchte dich nicht” by Johann Christoph Bach, the member of the Bach clan most highly esteemed by the family next to Johann Sebastian. They called him “the profound and expressive composer”. Come and hear why.” (Ken Hull, Artistic Director)
Location: First Moravian Church, 154 Lexington Ave at 30th Street, New York City
“The Queen's Chamber Band & Choir (with guests Janet Steele and Janice Thomas) perform Bach's Cantata 100 (Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan) with soloists Sharla Nafziger, soprano; Marshall Coid, countertenor; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; and, Constantinos Yiannoudes, bass-baritone. Violinist Robert Zubrycki, aided by his colleagues Peter Seidenberg, cellist, and Elaine Comparone, harpsichordist, perform Bach's Sonata in C minor for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord (BWV 1017). Flutist Karla Moe and violist Veronica Salas join cellist Seidenberg and harpsichordist Comparone for Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Quartet in G Major. The entire Band (including oboist Marsha Heller and violinist Lori Miller Abbot) opens the program with Handel's Concerto Grosso in D, Opus 3, #6. The choir and soloists perform (in English) choral works by Johann Sebastian's cousins, the brothers Johann Michael (1648-1694) and Johann Christoph (1642-1703), described by Johann Sebastian as "the great and expressive composer." Cantata 100 will be sung in German.
(US) Gotham Early Music Scene Concert: A Musical Feast in the Palaces of the Georgian Era (21 mar 2012)
Location: Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium 417 East 61st Street, New York NY, US
“An evocation of an evening in the palaces and country houses of England's great Georges, with an introduction to the musical developments of the period. Works by Purcell, Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart performed by the Sinfonia Players with guest vocal soloist Rufus Müller.”
Location: Marseilles, France
"Passion(s) et débordements" (Passions and Excesses) are on the agenda of the tenth Festival "Mars en Baroque", unmissable event for lovers of music and art. For this special edition, it was indeed an exceptional theme.
The "extraordinary" has attracted many artists of the Baroque era, fascinated by the delicate balance point where the excess tipped the reason of man. The spectators will feel this dizzying attraction on a day of "excess" Italian. They will be able to hear three composers, Domenico Scarlatti, Arcangelo Corelli and Carlo Gesualdo, whose music has never ceased to amaze with their novelty. ...”
Location: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar, Houston TX, US
“The Bach Society (Houston)’s Organ Recital series presents Kimberly Marshall (University of Arizona) in a celebration of German liturgical organ music, with works by J.S. Bach, Schlick, Brahms, Scheidemann, and Bruhns on the Bach Organ (Noack, 1995) at Christ the King Lutheran Church.
Recent news from the Ars & Amici group.
“Ars & Amici will visit the Dolomites and Venice, April 11-23, 2012. In addition to singing masses and presenting concerts, we will enjoy Nature’s beauty in the mountains and valleys of the Trentino/Alto-Adige region, the glories of Venice, and fine art and food at many stops along the way.
Music by Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Priuli, Marenzio, Banchieri, Croce, Canale & other composers connected to the Veneto.
(This is a re-post from an article on February 26 2012 -- Editor)
You read that right. Handel wasn't the only one to set those familiar texts to music. Henry Purcell beat him to it, and you can hear these remarkable settings on March 11.
Without a care: Music from Sans Souci
Location: The New Church, 114 East 35th Street, New York NY, US
“Of all the works on our program, Johann Gottlieb Graun’s Trio in G for flute, violin and continuo meets our expectations for the delight and vitality we have come to expect from rococo music. Johann Graun (1703-1771), student of Tartini, teacher of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, and admired by Johann Sebastian Bach has left unexplored chamber music delights and this work will make you want to know more. How fine that he gives the cellist rococo riffs that respond to the flute and violin. Here there is lyricism and sparkle that reminds us of the silver and gold that shimmers by candlelight or sunlight in every room at Sans Souci. And yet, all the embellished charm is supported by excellent counterpoint. No wonder Johann Sebastian sent his favorite son for lessons with this modern master. …”
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Trinity College Chapel
La Nuova Musica is a vocal and instrumental ensemble dedicated to the music of the European Renaissance and Baroque. In less than five years since its foundation by counter-tenor David Bates, it has shot to prominence in the UK and abroad.
(CA) Ensemble Anonymous Sponsored Concert: "Kassia - Byzantine Hymns" performed by the German Ensemble VocaMe (7 mar 2012)
Reminder from Ensemble Anonymous!
Location: Salle D'Youville au 995, place D’Youville, Québe PQ, Canada
As part of the Women’s World Day, the Société du Palais Montcalm, in collaboration with the Ensemble Anonymus and La Nef, present the German Ensemble “VocaMe“ in a program entitled “Kassia - Byzantine Hymns”. This concert will be at 8pm in Room 995 at D'Youville Place D'Youville.