As the 2013 year draws to its end, we would like to wish all, the very best of wishes in the new year and a most exciting and fulfilling 2014 concert year.
We would also like to remind you, that, without your financial support, many early music groups would not be able to offer their rich concert programmes to your community. Please consider donating generously to your local early music group(s).
Location: Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, UK
"Our next concert is only a week away: Les Haulz et les Bas are travelling over from Germany to be with us on Friday 3rd January for a programme of New Year revelry. With shawms, bagpipes, slide trumpet, dulcimer, fiddle, harp and voice they will be conjuring up the sounds of the late Middle Ages with music by Landini, Ciconia and Dufay. Let their “laser-beam tuning and atomic clock timing” blow away the cobwebs and fill you with vigour for 2014! ...
Location: Windermere United Church, 356 Windermere Ave, Toronto Ontario, Canada
"Any composer worth his or her salt has written on the subject of change and seasons. I FURIOSI welcomes back English harpsichordist James Johnstone to help demonstrate the old expression: “Plus ça change, plus ç’est la même chose.” Works by Stradella, Purcell, Arne and more. ...
(US) ArtsJournal's Article: "How The Romans Celebrated The Holidays" (Dr Matthew Nicholls, 23 Dec 2013)
From a recent Arts Journal Newsletter article
"When opening your presents or enjoying a night out this Christmas spare a quick thought for the Romans. We owe much of our festive fun to them.
The Romans celebrated the winter festival of Sigillaria on 23rd of December, part of their Saturnalia¹ festivities. ...
Their Master’s Voice
Well-known to audiences throughout Chicago and internationally, Baroque Band’s harpsichordist David Schrader needs no introduction. His program includes C.P.E Bach’s String Symphonies and Telemann’s Suites and Ouvertures and concludes with J.S. Bach’s Triple Concerto.
(CA) The Record.com Article: Sarah Granskou and Trevor Ewert (bowmaker), residents at Joseph Schneider House Museum
Location: Joseph Schneider House Museum, Kitchener Ontario, CA
"He [Trevor] and Granskou are this year’s folk artists-in-residence at the Joseph Schneider Haus in Kitchener. ... ... Granskou and Ewert are woodworkers, musicians, performers and teachers...
Location: Massey Hall, Toronto Ontario, CA
A most popular and and anticipated concert, Tafelmusik once again invites its audience to join in on the "Messiah" choruses. ...
Location: Koerner Hall, Toronto Ontario, CA
"Make this your year to celebrate the holidays with Tafelmusik! Bring the family to Handel's Messiah, and join Tafelmusik for an uplifting and profoundly moving performance of this baroque masterpiece in the intimate and acoustically stunning Koerner Hall. ..."