"San Francisco Renaissance Voices is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Katherine McKee as Music Director effective the upcoming 2014-15 season. Ms. McKee replaces Mr. Todd Jolly who has led the group as Music Director since its founding in 2004. Mr. Jolly has been appointed to the honorary position of Emeritus Music Director that will enable him to spend more time composing and teaching. ...
Location: St George's Metropolitan Cathedral,Westminster Bridge Road, Southwark, London, SE1 7HY
32-Part Polychoral Music by Heinrich Biber Tutored by Philip Thorby
with The Von Bibern Players and Norman Harper - Organist St George's Cathedral
"The Academy of St Cecilia is delighted to invite singers for a workshop day of 32-part polychoral music by Heinrich Biber tutored by Philip Thorby. Philip is a globally known expert in the performance of Renaissance and Baroque music. ...
(BE) Musica Impulse Centre for Music (Musica, Impulscentrum voor Muziek): AlbaNova Festival (29 June 2014)
Location: Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Bilzen, BE
"After 30 years, the one-day festival “Dag Oude Muziek” is making way for AlbaNova. The new format has the baseline ‘Midsummer festival for musical creation and heritage’ and builds a bridge between the past and present. Join us on Sunday 29th June in the magnificent surroundings of the Landcommanderij Alden Biesen in Bilzen. ..."
Location: Berkeley, California, US
"The 2014 Berkeley Festival & Exhibition will feature fourteen main stage performances, including the American debut of Belgian Ensemble Vox Luminis, winners of Gramophone‘s “Recording of the Year,” and the Berkeley Festival debut of Ars Lyrica Houston. We are also proud to present some of the most renowned Bay Area early music groups including the Philharmonia Chamber Players, with guest harpsichord soloist Kristian Bezuidenhout, and Magnificat. Additionally, Kristian Bezuidenhout and Hopkinson Smith will be giving solo recitals. ..."
"... the Nordic countries' largest festival for historical music, for the 13th year running. The highlight of the season for the lover of early music. It's time to enjoy those longed-for, bright summer days, filled with live music, in the historical setting of Stockholm's Old Town.
Young Spanish violinist and newly appointed Baroque Band concertmaster JOAN PLANA directs the season finale concerts with music by Vivaldi, Albinoni, Valentini, Corelli and Tessarini. Born in Lleida, Catalunya, Plana is in demand on both sides of the Atlantic, performing with orchestras including the Handel and Haydn Society and the European Baroque Orchestra. ...
Location: George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Ontario, CA
"In celebration of her remarkable tenure, Jeanne is selecting her favourite repertoire from 33 seasons at Tafelmusik, weaving together a tapestry of her fondest musical memories. To honour Jeanne, musicians from the orchestra will write “goodbye gifts” of newly-composed pieces based on variations on Purcell movements (including a Hornpipe from Abdelazar, Fairest Isle from King Arthur & Chaconny in g). And there will be an audience-choice portion of the concert, pre-selected by you! Not to be missed."
(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Players Concert: "Messiah Sing-Along" Fundraiser and Performance in APRIL!!! (12-13 April 2014)
"Did you know that Handel’s Messiah, which we think of as "a Christmas tradition", was originally written for Easter? On April 13, 2014, the NBBP Orchestra & Singers will present this glorious masterpiece as it was heard 272 years ago (to the day!) at its premiere in Dublin on April 13, 1742.
Come hear the very best of early music players and singers right here in KW. As usual we will be playing on period instruments with the sound and energized style of historically-inspired performers.
Howard Dyck, Conductor
Agnes Zsigovics soprano, Daniel Taylor countertenor
Michael Schade tenor, Sean Watson bass-baritone
John Thiessen Baroque trumpet
Jan Overduin harpsichord
NBBP Players & Singers
As a warm-up to the full performance, why not also participate a day earlier (April 12th) in a “Sing-along Messiah” NBBP Fundraiser? Local choral legend Howard Dyck will lead the entire audience, along with the NBBP Orchestra & Choir and soloists, through Messiah choruses, ...
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