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From whichever way you see it, March 21st is a great day for all to celebrate early music all over the globe. On the European continent March 21st is being celebrated as "European Day of Early Music" with the backing of many early music groups, UNESCO and the coordinating body of REMA. On a grass-roots level, "Bach in the Subways" is being celebrated internationally with the "Bach in the Subways" coordinating website. ....
(From a recent Shakespeare Birthplace Trust newsletter)
"Primary school children across the UK are celebrating Shakespeare's life and works this week - and it's not too late to join in! ...
(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Players ~ Julie Baumgartel, Artistic Director: Fundraiser-Gala (Date of event: 21 June 2015)
Location: Waterloo Ontario
The Nota Bene Baroque Players Organization (NBBP) unveils its upcoming plans for their Fundraiser-Gala 2015.
"Welcome to a FUNDRAISER celebrating the accomplishments of NOTA BENE PLAYERS and SINGERS! Come and hear excerpts that showcase works for the coming season. Your continued support will ensure the continuation of innovative programing and stunning performances. ... " ~ Boyd McDonald, NBBP Chair
Location: Spitalfields Music, 61 Brushfield Street, London, UK E1 6AA
"Early music ensemble La Nuova Musica presents performances of Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Couperin’s Leçons des ténèbres and an evening of arias and concertos with virtuoso horn player Alec Frank-Gimmell. ..."
In addition to La Nuova Musica, The Spitafields Music Festival also welcomes: The Sixteen; Stile Antico; The Carnival Band, Musicians from the Age of Enlightenment; Odyssean Ensemble; City of London Sinfonia; Polyphony ...
Location: St John’s Smith Square, London, UK
Holy Week was one of the richest sources of inspiration for many of Europe’s Renaissance composers. As the tension mounted in the approach to the crucifixion and resurrection, the music accompanying the liturgy would become more emotional and highly wrought. The greatest drama was found in the candlelit service of Tenebrae held at sunset; the shadows lengthening as the candles were extinguished one by one.
In this candlelit programme on the eve of Maundy Thursday Chapelle du Roi performs music from the three great days.
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