Location: St Paul’s Knightsbridge Church Hall, 77 Kinnerton Street, SW1X 8ED
“Join the Renaissance Singers for an evening of music, wine and conversation - the first in a new series of ‘Meet the Artist’ evenings where eminent figures in the field of early music talk about the high points of their career and share some of the music that has featured most significantly on the way. Soprano Sally Dunkley is our first special guest and will be interviewed by Alistair Dixon, conductor of Chapelle du Roi and former Chairman of the Renaissance Singers.
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elms Street in Concord, MA US
Soprano Eileen Cecilia Callahan joins recorder players Sheila Beardslee, George Mastellone, Brian Warnock & Henia Yacubowicz for a 30 minute program of Lenten chorales and penitential psalms. This program features works by Byrd, Wilbe, Morley, Bull, Hassler, Pedersøn, Cato, Lassus, Scarlatti, Buxtehude, Pachelbel and Bach.
Following our concert program, the Trinity Parish Choir (Robert Barney, director) will sing choral evensong, featuring canticles and the verse anthem “My shepherd is the living Lord” by Thomas Tomkins.
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“Contraddanza has been performing since 1992, disseminating and studying Renaissance court dances very popular between 400 and 600 as well as the English Country Dance of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The group has performed in numerous plays and pageants in different sites, mainly in Northern Italy, receiving wide acclaim from critics and audiences. As well Contraddanza has participated in national competitions of ancient dances, always finishing near the top and has participated in theater sets based in medieval and Renaissance eras.”
The team will provide educational support from the Academy in 2012 is complete.
Leonardo Garcia Alarcon chose the coaching team will be teaching alongside him in the preparation of di matrimonio Cambiale Rossini. Raúl Giménez, Argentinian tenor repertoire Rossini specialist, will train the singers during the traineeship will take place at the Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia in May 2012. Girolamo Bottiglieri oversee the strings and winds Patrick Beaugiraud when preparing to Ambronay in June and July 2012. They will train 36 young musicians and singers at the auditions selected European.
According to St. John’s Passion (J.S. Bach 1685-1750)
Location: Eglise d'Arques-la-Bataille, FR
Concert Date/Time: 19 may 2012, at 20:30
Conference : "La Mort du Christ et ses représentations baroques"
de Jean-Paul Combet à 17h - Presbytère d'Arques-la-Bataille
(by reservation, you can contact via telephone or online form)
HANDEL AND THE RIVAL QUEENSChristian Curnyn writes...
“World-class performers gather to perform and compete for a fiercely partisan audience! Huge sums of money change hands! Fights break out between rival factions, and even politicians and royalty are swept up in the hysteria! Olympic London 2012? Let's wait and see... Operatic London 1726? Most definitely!
(US) CORRECTION: San Francisco Renaissance Voices Calendar Listing - March 18, 24&25 - (San Francisco Palo Alto, Alameda)
- A calendar correction from the SFRV. Please update your calendars -
WHO: San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Todd Jolly, Music Director)
- Sunday, March 18 - 5:00 pm - First Presbyterian Church, 2001 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda
- Saturday, March 24 - 7:30 pm - Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco
- Sunday, March 25 - 4:00 pm - All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley, Palo Alto
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“Welcome to the Flanders Recorder Quartet web site, the most up to date source of information of this revolutionary ensemble. 25 years old this year and yet younger and more refreshing then ever! Please click on any of the items on the right side of this page to find out more about the group's recordings, touring schedule, recent press critiques, historical facts and different programmes. We hope to welcome you soon to one of the quartet's performances in Belgium or abroad!”
(DE) Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen - International Handel Festival at Göttingen (17-28 may 2012)
International Handel Festival at Göttingen (DE)
Tickets are now available at the usual ticket outlets for all Göttingen International Handel Festival events. You can also use the online ticket service directly accessible on this site via the programme items.
The Festival begins on May 17 when the new artistic director of the Handel Festival, talks about his artistic career, gives an overview of the program in 2012 and looks ahead to the future of the festival.
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“The New England Early Music Calendar offers the most complete listing of concert, workshop, lecture and exhibit events in the six-state New England region (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut & Rhode Island).
You read that right. Handel wasn't the only one to set those familiar texts to music. Henry Purcell beat him to it, and you can hear these remarkable settings on March 11.
(BE) Scherzi Musicali, dir. Nicolas Achten : France Musicque "Matin de musiciens" - Interview (20 feb 2012) "
“Domenico Mazzocchi 1630 : soleil et ruines de Rome”, with the ensemble Scherzi Musicali, dir. Nicolas Achten
Monday mornings, France Musique starts the week off with “Matin des musiciens” with interviews of all genres. Along with the participation of Edouard Fouré Caul-Futy, the ensemble Scherzi Musicali, is interviewed on the details and influences of Domenico Mazzocchi (1592-1665) vocal compositions.
Early Music Festival at Asfeld
International viola da gamba festival held every year. The programme is available online. If your interest lies with the viola da gamba you may want to visit the site and peruse their itinerary. The church at Asfeld is believed to have been built along the lines of a viola da gamba.
Harmonia extends congratulations to all of the 2011 Grammy winners!
In the classical music genre, there were several early music recordings nominated. Harmonia would like to highlight these recordings for your enjoyment.
Location: Set in the soft green hills of the Mostviertel (Lower Austria), the → Benedictine abbey of Seitenstetten, founded in 1112, doesn't really show it's age: Famous 18th century artists like Paul Troger and Bartolomeo Altomonte gave it the handsome baroque face it still preserves today. The abbey and its famous baroque garden, perfect for relaxing between dance lessons, lend their atmosphere to our summer school.
Classes will be held in rooms of the abbey and the new Education Center St. Benedikt alternately. Students will be lodged in the Education Center's cosy hostel.
Beginners to Advanced
(CH) Swiss Recorder Workshop 2012: "Medieval Crossroads of Europe Music Workshop" (24 sep - 1 oct 2012)
Location: Schloss Glarisegg, Steckborn, Switzerland
“Join us for an intensive seven-day Early Music workshop in Switzerland to be held September 24-October 1, 2012 at Schloss Glarisegg, Steckborn, Switzerland.
This intensive workshop will cover many musical styles but has a special emphasis on music that reflects the medieval history of the region around Lake Constance, a beautiful lake that touches three countries (Switzerland, Germany, and Austria.
Release Date: 01/10/2006
Label: Ecm Catalog #: 000591702 Spars Code: DDD
Composer: Nicolas Gombert
Performer: Robert [Bass Voice] MacDonald, Andreas Hirtreiter, David James, Gordon Jones, Rogers Covey-Crump, Steven Harrold
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hilliard Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1
Recorded in: Stereo
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins.
From the latest newsletter from the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM), we are reminded of their upcoming early music concert listings; of particular note, the NCEM Composers Award 2012 venue where the winners will be announced. Book early as these concerts are usually quite popular.
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