News » Early Music Concerts 2012-2013
(US) Bach Society Houston: "Chamber Music: Virtuoso violin music from the Dresden Court" (26 May 2013)
Location: Christ the King Luther Church, Houston Texas, US
"About this Series: Chamber Music features works written for small ensemble, originally intended for the intimate setting of a court chamber or private home. ...
Locations: Various locations in UK and IE (see list below)
"In 2013 world-renowned choir The Sixteen presents its most far-reaching Choral Pilgrimage tour yet, encompassing 35 concerts around the UK and Ireland. The tour, entitled The Queen of Heaven, will see Harry Christophers CBE and his choir perform glorious music in churches and cathedrals for which it was written. ...
A reminder from Akadêmia of their upcoming "Gloria - Vivaldi" concerts. If you are in the area of the following regions, feel free to attend a concert. You will find them at the following locations:
- 29 May 2013, REIMS (51), Eglise Saint-Jacques
- 30 May 2013, BAR-SUR-AUBE (10),Eglise Saint-Pierre
- 31 May 2013, Festival de Sully et du Loiret, ORLEANS (45), Eglise Saint-Paterne
(FR) Syntagma Early Music Ensemble Concert-Conferences: "Missa Sine Nomine" and Songs by Cornago (16, 17, 19 May 2013)
- Église Saint Joseph, Montigny-lès-Metz, FR (16 May 2013)
- Nancy, FR (17 May 2013)
- Regensburg, DE (19 May 2013)
A reminder from Syntagma Early Music Ensemble of their upcoming concert days with the performance of Missa Sine Nomine by Johannes Ockeghem, and Songs by Iohannes Cornago. ...
Location: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse 106 Trinity St. (King & Parliament Sts), Toronto, ON, CA
A reminder to our readers in the region of Toronto Canada, the Toronto Consort will be holding its annual fundraiser on 15 May 2015.
Location: Wigmore Hall, London UK
Early Music and Baroque
"The Hall’s intimate acoustics are ideal for period instruments and this series includes some of the finest ensembles and soloists performing today." There a lot happening at Wigmore, have a look ...
Locations: Various locations
"Guido Morini and Marco Beasley founded Accordone in 1984, motivated by a great passion for the music before Bach, for original instruments and for a new musicological approach to problems of interpretation. At the heart of their work is Italian music for voice and basso continuo from the 16th and 17th centuries. The voice of Marco Beasley, immediately recognizable for its beautiful timbre, in perfect stylistic balance with the instruments which accompany him, is the ideal companion for the profound knowledge of instrumental, improvisational and compositional questions cultivated by Guido Morini, and make Accordone a unique ensemble on the European scene. ..."
The following is Accordone's upcoming busy concert list ...
"The English Concert (TEC) returns to the Wigmore Hall for its fourth concert there this season, and welcomes Italian firebrand Fabio Biondi back to the orchestra for the first time in five years. Biondi will direct TEC in works by Haydn, Mozart and Gaetano Pugnani at the Wigmore Hall on Tuesday, 7 May 2013, with further performances at the Hexagon in Reading (8 May), St. George’s Bristol (10 May), and the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford (11 May).
Location: Toulouse and misc. (FR)
If you are in the region of Toulouse, France, a reminder to check the "Les Passions Orchestre Baroque, Jean-Marc Andrieu" busy concert schedule.
19 April 2013 - Théâtre Paul Eluard à Cugnaux "Folies d'hier et d'aujourd'hui"
9 May 2013 - Halle aux Grains de Toulouse "Le Chevalier de Saint-George, homme de pique et musicien de cœur"
12 May 2013 - Orangerie de Rochemontès à Seilh "Une Soirée chez Ingres"
Location: Olowianka Str., 180-751 Gdańsk (PL) Opening Concert of the Gdańsk Music Festival Thomas Hobbs - Evangelist Matthias Lutze - Jesus Cappella Amsterdam Il Gardellino Daniel Reuss - conductor For this concert, Il Gardellino travels to Gdańsk (PL) combining forces with the Capella Amsterdam and Daniel Reuss, condutor.
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Music and storytelling join forces in this concert. Nota Bene Baroque Players, in partnership with the Shadow Puppet Theatre and guest narrator Ted Follows explores in words, music and images one of the oldest sources of artistic inspiration: Grimm's Fairy Tales: "The Bremen Town Musicians".
Compositions by Nicolas Bernier, Giovanni Legrenzi, Johann Fux, Giovanni Battista Buonamente, Johann Schmelzer and Wolfgang Ebner.
Join us for what can only be described as a delectable and delicious treat to all of your senses. Visit the Nota Bene Baroque website for more details of ticket availability and of location.
(From a recent Arion Baroque Orchestra newsletter)
Christmas: a time of rejoicing, enchantingly depicted by Michel Corrette! Celebrate our kick-off to the holidays with Arion as we perform excerpts of Corrette's Symphonies des Noëls.
Chantal Rémillard and Tanya LaPerrière baroque violin; Jacques-André Houle, viola; Amanda Keesmaat, cello; Mélisande McNabney, harpsichord …
Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA, USA
“The Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE) and the men of the Schola Cantorum of St. Albert Priory will present their annual Christmas concert following the customary format of a Festival of Lessons and Carols sung at King’s College, Cambridge, England since 1918. The performance includes works by Viadana, Cozzolani, Pitoni, Berlioz, Duruflé, and Lauridsen, music from 13th & 14th century England, and traditional Christmas carols with audience participation. Please join us for an evening of ancient and traditional holiday music.“
(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices (SFRV) 3rd Annual Boar's Head Festival and Mid-Winter Gala (5,6 Jan 2013)
- 5 Jan - Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco CA, USA
- 6 Jan - First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer, Palo Alto CA, USA
“San Francisco Renaissance Voices, under the direction of Katherine McKee, Assistant Music Director, combines our two most popular events this year for a grand celebration of Twelfth Night and Mid-Winter presided over by her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I!San Francisco Renaissance Voices will be joined by Phantom of the Opera's Susan Gundunas, soprano, Diana Rowan, Celtic harp and Adam Cockerham, theorbo. …
(US) Amberican Bach Soloists (ABS), Jeffrey Thomas-Artistic Director Concert: Handel's Messiah in Grace Cathedral (20, 21, 22 Dec 2012)
Location: Grace Cathedral, San Francisco CA, USA
“Always a sell-out, year after year, ABS's performances of Handel's enduring masterwork are celebrated as one of Northern California's most treasured holiday traditions. A superb quartet of vocal soloists and the American Bach Choir …
Location: L’église Saint-Pierre-des-Charteux de Toulouse, Toulouse FR
Yasuko Uyama-Bouvard will present a concert (free entry) of fortepiano and organ on the occasion of the première release of her new CD “Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) - Dans la bibliothèque des Esterházy” (Hortus label).
(From a recent Arion Baroque Orchestra newsletter)
“Arion has the great pleasure of welcoming Alexander Weimann, renowned harpsichordist, to the stage during this year’s Montreal Bach Festival. Accompanied by Arion’s musicians, along with flautist Claire Guimond and harpsichordist Hank Knox, the impressive harmonic rigour of J.S Bach will be united with the audacity and ardour of his sons… for your utmost enjoyment.” …
Location: St.John’s, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
“Christmas has inspired composers for more than five hundred years. The legacy of English composers is rich and varied.
In recent years a ‘Second English Renaissance’ has seen contemporary composers taking inspiration from plainchant, secular carols and polyphonic masterworks of the sixteenth century. Chapelle du Roi explores the links between works by Tallis, Shappard, Palestrina and Guerrero & contemporary English composers including Robert Hugill, Daniel Burges, Nicholas O.Neill, David Braid, Anthony Mudge, Antony Pitts and Roxanna Panufnik. The result is a balance of sumptuous textures and harmonies and contrasting approaches to the great Christmas texts. …
(From a recent Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir news release)
A wonderful concert schedule await you at Tafelmusik in the month of December. You may want to make note of these:
- FRENCH BAROQUE CHRISTMAS at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre (5-9 Dec 2012)
- HANDEL MESSIAH at Koerner Hall (19-22 Dec 2012)
- SING-ALONG MESSIAH at Massey Hall (23 Dec 2012)
(US) Salon Sanctuary Concert: "Psalm Settings for the Sun King - Sacred Works For the Chapelle Royale de Versailles" (2 Dec 2012)
Location: L'Eglise Française de Saint Esprit, 109 East 60th St., New York, NY 10022, USA
“A program of French settings of Old Testament texts composed for the Royal Chapel of Versailles, including recently discovered motets by André Campra and selected Versets of François Couperin. Also on the program are instrumental works of Marais and Couperin.
Repertoire once performed by relatives of the composers for the Sun King himself will be heard in the intimate sanctuary of the Huguenot Church.”
(From a recent news release)
Location: Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco
“Members of San Francisco Renaissance Voices join lead tenor Corey Head and students from his vocal studio at Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, their host as Artists-in-Residence, for a traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols.”
(UK) Wigmore Hall Concert:: The Brook Street Band; Nicki Kennedy soprano; Louis De Bernières reader (7 Dec 2012)
Louis De Bernières' Mr Handel
Location: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London UK W1U 2BP
“Highlights of The Brook Street Band’s programme include Handel’s sparkling motet Coelestis dum spirat aura HWV231, his Sinfonia in Bb HWV339 and the trio sonata from Bach’s Musical Offering BVW1079. …
Location: St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Duke and Water Streets, Kitchener Ontario, CA
“This year’s Advent Bach Vespers features two masterworks by JS Bach. Cantata 147, ‘Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben’ concludes with the famous and well-loved chorale setting that we know in English as ‘Jesu, joy of man’s desiring’. The motet is Bach’s double choir work, ‘Komm, Jesu, komm.’”