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(UK) The Sixteen Concerts: "The Choral Pilgrimage 2013"

Contributed by admin on May 18, 2013

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. ...


(FR) Akadêmia, Direction Françoise Lasserre Concerts: "Gloria - Vivaldi" (29-31 May 2013)

Contributed by admin on May 15, 2013

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

(CA) Grigorian.com May New Releases

Contributed by admin on May 13, 2013


Many new titles added to the Grigorian.com site of which many in the early music field. You may want to see what is on their list. You can see their latest catalog for the month of may on the Grigorian.com website.



(FR) Syntagma Early Music Ensemble Concert-Conferences: "Missa Sine Nomine" and Songs by Cornago (16, 17, 19 May 2013)

Contributed by admin on May 13, 2013

Locations:

  • 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. ...


(UK) Rare restoration: Handel’s Esther 1720 (Review: Claire Seymour, 3 May 2013)

Contributed by admin on May 12, 2013

Location: Wigmore Hall, London UK

"Composed between 1718 and 1720, Handel’s Esther is sometimes described as the ‘first English Oratorio’, but is in fact a hybrid form, mixing elements of oratorio, masque, pastoral and opera. ...


(US) Harmonia Mundi Catalogue

Contributed by admin on May 12, 2013


Have you taken a look at Harmonia Mundi's catalogue lately? You may find their catalogue format quite easy to navigate and will also find many new titles of early music interest.



(CA) Toronto Consort "Annual Fundraising Event" (15 May 2013)

Contributed by admin on May 12, 2013

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.


(UK) Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music 2013: 'Tis Nature's Voice (10-18 May 2013)

Contributed by admin on May 05, 2013

Locations:
St John's, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
Westminster Abbey, London SW1P 3PA
St Peter's Church, 119 Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AL

"It's nearly 10 years now since we moved our slot from June to May, the time when renewal of the natural world is in its fullest flow, and it is thoughts of that breath of spring that have inspired us to make 'Nature' this year's theme. After all, it's a subject that would have been as close (if not closer) to anyone in the 17th or 18th centuries as it is to us today. It has to be one of the reasons behind the modern-day success of Vivaldi's Four Seasons (which we will be hearing here for the first time since 1990, as part of a unique 'Seasons Double Bill'), and as long ago as the 1630s Milton recognised Nature's power over human temperament in two great pastoral poems, set to music a century later by Handel in the delightful oratorio we've asked Paul McCreesh to conduct on the opening night. ...