Early Music Concerts 2012-2013

Early Music Concerts 2012-2013: (UK) The English Concert: 2012-2013 Concert Season

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2012

(From the most recent English Concert newsletter)

“We are currently tweaking our printed and digital marketing materials, so our 2012-13 season brochure and website will not be ready for a while. ... In the meantime here are the dates of our London concerts between September and February to help you plan your diary. …

Monday 24 September - Friday 28 September : Chamber Music at Handel House Museum
Harry Bicket, Nadja Zwiener, Walter Reiter, Katharina Spreckelsen, Piroska Baranyay, Joseph Crouch,
Reiko Ichise, William Carter, and Julia Doyle (soprano) in music by Bach, Biber, Handel, Couperin, Marais, Vivaldi and others 

Tickets: 020 7495 1685
Note: very small seating capacity so each concert performed twice each evening in Handel's Music Room

Wednesday 3 October : Harry Bicket & Carolyn Sampson at Wigmore Hall 
Bach orchestral music plus Handel's Silete Venti and arias from Giulio Cesare sung by one of the most accomplished of sopranos before we tour with her to the Far East

Tickets: 020 7935 2141

Thursday 1 November : Mark Padmore at Wigmore Hall 
In 'The Road to Lübeck' the incomparable Mark Padmore explores music by Bach and Buxtehude

Tickets: 020 7935 2141

Monday 17 December : Spitalfields Music Winter Festival
Laurence Cummings and the Choir of the English Concert present a festive programme of Corelli and Bach's Magnificat at Christchurch Spitalfields

Tickets: 020 7377 1362
(from September)

Sunday 10 February : Handel's Radamisto at the Barbican Hall
Harry Bicket directs a stellar cast in a concert performance of this stunning opera which also visits Paris, Birmingham and Carnegie Hall New York 

Tickets: 020 7638 8891


Festival update...

BBC Proms, Thursday 2 August : Bach's B minor Mass 
Harry Bicket conducts Bach's masterwork with The Choir of The English Concert and superb soloists

This concert has been officially sold-out for some weeks, but returns are beginning to appear, so if you would like tickets, it's well worth ringing the box office regularly to check, 0845 401 5045

Edinburgh International Festival, Wednesday 29 August : David Daniels 
We collaborate again with renowned countertenor David Daniels at one of the world's greatest festivals.  Ticket information can be obtained at

Visit the English Concert website for more information. (You may want to reserve your tickets early to these popular events -- editor)