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(CA) Arion Baroque Orchestra unveils programming for Croque-Baroque concerts!

Contributed by Admin on Nov 22, 2011
“Arion presents its programming for Croque-Baroque : an exciting year of chamber music in store!

All concerts will take place at the magnificent Tudor Hall, first concert hall in Montreal renowed for its exceptional acoustics, located on Ogilvy's 5th floor. At noon, we offer intimate concerts with talented artists as well as a light and delicious lunch to fill your sails for an afternoon back at work. A soothing pause in Montreal's first ever concert hall, built in 1928.”

(CA) EarlyMusicNews.Org: "Messiah Seaon Winds are Approching Once Again!"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 21, 2011

“Messiah Season” is once again upon us. As you have most likely observed, regardless of where you may have set up residence, there is a production of Handel’s Messiah being performed. The scale of production may differ from city to city and you may want to pre-plan the production that you most interest you. Those of you who may be lucky enough to live within distance of a larger metropolitan center, may be able to attend more than one production before the season closes.

In the meantime, for your pleasure, we include three short videos from Tafelmusik’s famous “Sing-along Messiah”* to tease you into the mood. 

(UK) Barber Evening Concert: Advent Arrives At The Barber With Early Music Super Group Performance (30 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 18, 2011
Barber Evening Concert
Stile Antico
Puer natus est: Tudor music for Advent

We celebrate the start of Advent at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts with Early Music super group Stile Antico performing wonderful festive Tudor music on Wednesday 30 November at 7.30pm. Puer natus est: Tudor music for Advent features enchanting works by English composers Tallis, Byrd, Taverner, White and Sheppard. (In association with Birmingham Early Music Festival )

(US) Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE) Christmas Concert 2011 (16 dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 15, 2011
“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 traditional format of a Festival of Lessons and Carols which has been the customary Christmas Eve service at King’s College, Cambridge, England since 1918. The performance includes works by J.S. Bach, Thomas Ravenscroft, Thomas Tallis, Pedro de Cristo, Johann Ebeling, Jacob Handl, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, music from 14th century England & Germany, and Christmas carols. Please join us for this night of ancient and traditional holiday music.”

(FR) Les Passions Concert: "Canticum Nativitatis Domini" (Tomás Luis de Victoria) (30 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 15, 2011
The Instituto Cervantes de Toulouse and its director Domingo Garcia Canedo, in partnership with The Passions-Orchestre Baroque de Montauban and Jean-Marc Andrieu, Music Director, invites the "La Capella de Ministrers et Carles Magraner" at the Basilica of St. Sernin.

The Valencian ensemble is the leading expert in the music of the most famous Spanish Renaissance polyphony, Tomás Luis de Victoria which celebrates the 400th anniversary of its disappearance.
The Toulousians remember the 'Requiem' in Victoria that these artists had offered them in December 2009. The grand concert of November 30, 2011 entitled "Canticum, Nativitate Domini" certainly will give them the same emotion and the joy of discovering a rich repertoire and still too little known in France.

(UK) The English Concert: Schütz "Christmas Story" (15 dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 14, 2011

“We return to former Baroque church, St. John's Smith Square, on Thursday 15 December to perform Schütz's Christmas Story as part of their Christmas Festival.  In addition to Schütz's masterpiece, The Choir of The English Concert will sing Monteverdi's Magnificat and Beatus Vir, and Nadja Zwiener and Walter Reiter will play two of Biber's Rosary sonatas, 'Annunciation' and 'Nativity'. Harry Bicket directs, and the Evangelist in the Schütz will be sung by tenor Christopher Gillett.“ 

(BE) La Petite Bande: Corelli - La Follia, Theme and variations

Contributed by Admin on Nov 13, 2011

Recently posted on the La Petite Bande Facebook, Corelli’s La Follia, Theme and variations Violin: Sigiswald Kuijken (Picture: Caravaggio (1571-1610), Boy with a basket of fruit.) The video clip is almost 12 minutes long.   

(UK) Cambridge Early Music Winter Concert Series 2011-2012

Contributed by Admin on Nov 13, 2011
“The Cambridge Early Music winter concerts are getting underway in a few weeks time – four concerts in beautiful Cambridge buildings, performed by the cream of Europe’s specialist singers and players of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music. …

(CA) Arion Orchestre Baroque: "BACH - Desires of the soul" (18-19-20 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 13, 2011

A stirring evening that will touch your soul !
In collaboration with the Montreal Bach Festival 2011

Guest Conductor: Jaap ter Linden (Holland)
Soloist:  Meg Bragle, alto (United States)
Lecturer : Carol Bergeron

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 and 170, Brandenburg Concerto no 3, BWV 1048, Oboe concerto adapted from BWV 1056.


(US) University of California (Berkeley) Cal Performances: Davitt Moroney "J.S. Bach: The Complete French Suites" (13 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 11, 2011
“ … he (Davitt Moroney)  takes listeners on a marathon musical journey, performing the complete set of Bach's timeless French Suites, BWV 812–17—a unique opportunity to hear all of this magnificent music in one sitting.

(CA) I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble: Gabrielle McLaughlin at the TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY (11 Nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 10, 2011

I FURIOSI's Gabrielle McLaughlin will be speaking this Friday at this notable series:

“Do you always find yourself dreaming that you had just a little more time in your life? That you could travel seamlessly between the present, past, and future? Well, what if time were an illusion instead of reality? Maybe you could go back in time to listen to your favorite Baroque music. And maybe you could find out how to brand yourself today in a way that will make you successful tomorrow. 

(FR) Newsletter Update from ensemble Céladon

Contributed by Admin on Nov 10, 2011

In their latest newsletter, Ensemble Céladon advises us of the following upcoming concerts: 

06 December 
Boutique Harmonia Mundi, 21 rue Edouard Herriot, Lyon 1
Start of the 2012 Concert Season
With the musicians of the Céladon and Epsilon ensembles

07 December
Chapelle du Sacré-Coeur, 38 rue Pierre Dupont, Lyon 1
“Stella Orientalis, un Noël à la Renaissance”
Clara Coutouly, soprano ; Paulin Bündgen, counter-tenor ; Nolwenn Le Guern, viola da gamba
Wanda Kozyra, lute

(UK) Handel House Correction: John Greenacombe talk

Contributed by Admin on Nov 10, 2011
Dear Handel House supporter,

I wanted to inform you that the date for the postponed talk with John Greenacombe was incorrectly advertised in our November enewsletter as 8 November and it will actually take place on Wednesday 8 February 2012 as part of Handel House's annual Stanley Sadie Lecture.

(FR) Les Passions: "Canticum Nativitatis Domini , Tomás Luis de Victoria" (30 Nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 09, 2011

In partnership with the Instituto Cervantes de Toulouse, Jean-Marc Andrieu invites Carles Magraner and the whole of Capella Ministrers

Commemorative program for the 400th anniversary of the death of the composer Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611). For over twenty years of the Ensemble la Capella de Ministrers has taken an important place in the national and international music scene …

(US) Early Music DC: November 2011 Concerts

Contributed by Admin on Nov 08, 2011

The following is a list of concerts occurring in the Washington DC area:

November 13 in Washington DC
The Vivaldi Project
Conversations Among Friends: An Afternoon of Trio Sonatas

November 19 in Bethesda
November 20 in Chinatown
Collegium Cantorum: Canon of the Mass

November 26 in Fairfax

(US) San Francisco Classical Voice Preview: "Cançonièr: Dance Fever" by By Jonathan Rhodes Lee

Contributed by Admin on Nov 04, 2011
“On a warm summer day in July, 1518, in the ancient city of Strasbourg, an elderly woman named Frau Troffea stepped out of her front door and began to dance in the street. ... Thus began an episode of choreomania, the ‘dancing plague.’”

(US) Chalice Consort Concert, Davitt Morney, Director: Requiem by Eustache du Caurroy (4,5,6 Nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 03, 2011
Chalice Consort will open its 2011-2012 season with Requiem by Eustache du Caurroy (c.1549-1609) in November; directed by our artistic director, Davitt Moroney.

The famous musical setting of the text of the Requiem Mass by the French composer Eustache du Caurroy is one of the finest of all Requiem settings. It was written in about 1590 and was performed at the funeral of the French king Henri IV. It was then used as a sort of "official requiem" at the funeral of subsequent French kings until the French Revolution.

(UK) Cambridge Early Music Forthcoming Concerts

Contributed by Admin on Nov 03, 2011
News from Louise Jameson, Assistant Administrator of Cambridge Early Music at Trinity College of their upcoming concerts. The following concerts span November, December 2011 and January 2012.

(US) Boston Early Music Festival Concert: "La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers & La Couronne de Fleurs" (26, 27 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 31, 2011
Be there for the can’t-miss event of Boston’s concert season in this Boston Early Music Festival year of triumphant returns, as BEMF turns again to Marc-Antoine Charpentier for its fourth annual Chamber Opera Series production. Charpentier, the composer of Actéon in BEMF’s first presentation of chamber operas in 2008, is the creator of both works in this year’s double bill exploring the transcendental power of music. 

(FR) La Capella de Ministrers - Carles Magraner: Canticum Nativitatis Domini (Tomás Luis de Victoria) (Concert: 30 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 29, 2011
Commemorative program for the 400th anniversary of the death of the composer Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611).

(US) Boston Early Music Festival Concert: "Apollo's Fire" (5 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 29, 2011

Handel and Vivaldi: Fireworks
Jeannette Sorrell
, Music Director

“Superstar countertenor Philippe Jaroussky returns to the Boston concert stage after his breathtaking performance in the BEMF 2011 centerpiece opera, Niobe, Regina di Tebe, in a concert with Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra.

(US) Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: "From Ghetto to Palazzo"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 28, 2011

Date: Sunday, November 20th, 4:00pm
Location: Congregation Shearith Israel, 8 West 70th Street (New York)
Phone: (212) 866-0468

“Last season's concert of works by the Jewish-Italian composer Salamone Rossi, (c. 1570 – 1630), is back by popular demand, performed by members of the Clarion Society, Steven Fox, music director.  The performance will feature both liturgical works in Hebrew composed for the synagogue and secular Italian madrigals composed for the Gonzaga court.

(CA) Concert CANCELLATION: A Drop in the Ocean

Contributed by Admin on Oct 27, 2011

The concert, "A DROP IN THE OCEAN" that was to take place on October 28th, 2011 at 8 pm at Calvin Presbyterian Church has been CANCELLED due to illness.

For information on upcoming concerts, please visit

Soprano Gabrielle McLaughlin is joined by cellist Lynn Selwood and harpsichordist Lysiane Boulva in a recital devoted to tears. A partial repeat of Selwood and McLaughlin's recent recital in London, England.

Music of Sigismondo Di'India, Barbara Strozzi, Antonio Vivaldi and more.

(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices Concert: OFFICE of the DEAD for 3 Murdered Princesses (6,12,13 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 18, 2011
“San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Todd Jolly, Music Director) performs the first regular concerts of their 2011-12 Season with their 8th annual Office of the Dead concerts. 

(US) BAROQUE BAND Special Event: Handel's Messiah

Contributed by Admin on Oct 18, 2011
Thursday, December 1 2011 at 7:00pm
Location: Sidney R. Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602

Start your holiday season in style! Baroque Band returns to the magnificent setting of the Chicago Cultural Center for its annual rendition of this popular masterwork. (Presented in association with the Birmingham committee of Chicago Sister Cities International. )
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