(UK) The Guardian Article: "Undelivered letters shed light on 17th-century society"

Contributed by admin on Nov 11, 2015

"Thousands of pieces of correspondence, many still unopened, were stored away by Dutch postmaster and are now being examined by academics...

(US) Classical Revolution Chicago Constellation Series Concert: "Viola da gamba UNLEASHED!" with Phillip Serna (25 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 11, 2015

"November 25th, Phillip Serna joins Classical Revolution Chicago's Series at Constellation Chicago in a riveting program, the "Viola da gamba UNLEASHED!" Indulge in a flavorful mixology of stunning music by Carl Friedrich Abel, Rudolph Dolmetsch, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe alongside the virtuosic Serna Suite (2009) by Martha Bishop, Distilled (2010) by Eliza Brown, Undercurrents (2010) by Lynn Gumert, and a few surprises beyond!

Join us afterwards for Classical Revolution Chicago's open sight-reading jam session with music by Johann Pfeiffer & Georg Philipp Telemann! ...

(US) Article: "Singers reinventing choral sounds with old techniques" (by David Patrick Stearns, 08 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 11, 2015

"Often called "just intonation," the ancient system of chord building has been readopted by some modern composers intent on getting to the heart of musical science, and it is an important tool for getting inside the masterpieces of the past. ...

(US) NonProfit Quarterly Article: "A Tale of 11 Cities: New Data-Driven Assessment of the Nonprofit Arts Sector" (by Eileen Cunniffe, 02 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 08, 2015

"In 2006, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance published its first Portfolio report, an assessment of the region’s cultural sector based on data from the then-fledgling Cultural Data Project (CDP), which launched in Pennsylvania in 2004. Subsequent Portfolio reports in ...

(UK) British Library: "West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song"

Contributed by admin on Nov 08, 2015

For those of you wishing to expand the limits of the early music sphere.

"Literature and music from the great African empires of the Middle Ages to the cultural dynamism of West Africa today ..."

(US) Lark Camp: 2016 Summer Registration is Open (29 Jul- 06 Aug 2016)

Contributed by admin on Nov 08, 2015

(From a recent Lark Camp newsletter - 11 Nov 2015)

News from Lark Camp that registration for their 2016 Summer Camp is now open. Of it's many offerings you will find some early music workshops. They also advise that much of the 2016 staff is booked, but that there could be more additions to the list of workshops. You will want to keep a watch on this list.

About Lark Camp

"Lark Camp promotes worldwide understanding through music and dance.

Lark Camp provides an open forum for the exchange of creative ideas between musicians, singers, dancers and composers. The Lark Camp experience is enhanced by motivational instructors and inspired students, who also share their passions and skills with the rest of the participants. ..."

(CA) Messiah Season has Arrived

Contributed by admin on Nov 08, 2015

With Christmas season fast approaching, reminders of the abundant performances of Handel's Messiah are now flowing into our inbox. While these reminders are far too numerous to post on our site, this is just a reminder to our readers to look to their local early music groups and lend their support in attending Messiah performances and/or even contributing direct financial support to these productions.

Ticket sales are just one of the many elements in helping finance these productions and direct financial contributions are most always needed to assure future productions of the Messiah. 

Have a great Messiah concert experience!

Marc Paré Editor

(UK) Opera Today CD Review: "John Taverner: Missa Corona spinea" (by Claire Seymour, 04 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 08, 2015

"This new release of John Taverner’s virtuosic and florid Missa Corona spinea (produced by Gimell Records) comes two years after The Tallis Scholars’ critically esteemed recording of the composer’s Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas, which topped the UK Specialist Classical Album Chart for 6 weeks, and ... "

(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quotes 5.25: Dowland leads the way" (05 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 07, 2015

"Those of us interested in the more obscure corners of historical music from Elizabethan times owe a debt of gratitude to Edmund Horace Fellowes (1870 – 1951).  Fellowes unearthed, studied, transcribed and published an enormous amount of historical music, including Tudor Church Music, madrigals, and thirty-two volumes of English lute songs, making all available for further study by those who followed in his footsteps.  ...

(AT) Innsbruck Festival of Early Music: "French Alto wins 2015 Cesti Competition" (Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 04, 2015

"Anthea Pichanick won the first prize, followed by Ukrainian countertenor Konstantin Derri and Italian soprano Alice Rossi.

The 29-year-old French singer Anthea Pichanick won the 6th International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti. She was awarded the first prize (endowed with 4,000 Euros) at the final concert Tuesday night. The alto impressed the jury with an aria of Flammiro from Pietro Antonio Cesti’s opera “Le nozze in sogno” as well as with Orlando’s aria “Sorge l’irato nembo” from the Opera “Orlando Furioso” by Antonio Vivaldi. Anthea Pichanick also won the special prize for a performance at the Early Music Festival “Resonanzen” at the Vienna Konzerthaus. The French singer is a student of Montserrat Caballé.  ...

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