(NL) Holland Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht (24 aug - 2 sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 21, 2012

“The Festival Oude Muziek celebrates its birthday with the most beautiful and at the same time most obvious treat we could think of: a sparkling Festival brimming with music from before the earliest Middle Ages to the late Baroque.

(US) Salon Sanctuary Concerts Reminder: "Weekend Festival of Italian Baroque Discoveries" (24,26 feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 21, 2012

Please join us for a weekend of Italian baroque discoveries!
New York, NY US

Friday, February 24th, 8:00pm
The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 E. 61st St. b/w First and York
The Evolution of the Concerto Grosso

Sunday, February 26th, 3:00pm
The Church of the Epiphany, 1393 York Avenue
Mary/Magdalene Sacred Discoveries from The Age of Revolution

Jessica Gould, soprano & Meg Bragle, mezzo
Marika Holqvist & Joan Plana, violins
Will Frampton,viola
Ezra Seltzer, cello & Gabe Shuford, harpsichord


(US) The Tudor Choir E-zine Concert Reminder: "- WILLIAM BYRD and the Gunpowder Plot" (25 feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 21, 2012

with Marta Zekan, narrator

Location: Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 9th Ave. NE Seattle WA, US

“William Byrd was the foremost English composer of the late-16th and early-17th centuries. A staunch Catholic, Byrd maintained a high profile while being closely associated with the Jesuits and other recusant Catholics. His motets commenting on the plight of English Catholics, as well as his music appropriate for the Jesuits' popular Forty Hours' Devotion, held special meaning in the context of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot--the famed failed assassination attempt against King James I.”

(UK) News from The Sixteen's Digital Shop

Contributed by Admin on Feb 21, 2012

(Note from editor -- The Sixteen continue adding to their digital shop with both new and back catalogue titles.)

“Since launching our digital site in September it has been our aim to make The Sixteen’s latest recordings available as Master Quality downloads. And so we are delighted to announce that our new disc The Earth Resounds, which features all of the repertoire from this year’s Choral Pilgrimage, is available in 96kHz/24-bit FLAC or ALAC files which were created direct from the studio master. MP3 and AAC files of the recording are also available to purchase. …

(UK) Ciconia Ensemble

Contributed by Admin on Feb 20, 2012 Weblinks Revisited 

The Ciconia Ensemble is dedicated to the music of the late 14th/early 15th centuries, especially the so-called Ars Subtilior, that uniquely difficult and wonderful music that flourished briefly in France and northern Italy. The group consists of Anna Maria Friman (soprano), John Potter (tenor), Susanna Pell and Jacob Heringman (lutes & vielles) and made its debut in York in 2006.

(DE) Bach Festival Arnstadt 2012 (16-25 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 20, 2012

Location: Arnstadt DE

“Arnstadt still features more original locations related to the Bach family than any other town. There is much to discover, experience, hear and marvel at. Treat yourself to a short holiday and visit the Bach-Festival 2012!

Did you know that there are 19 places in Arnstadt where the Bach family lived and worked?

(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices Baroque Dance Workshop (17 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 20, 2012

An Introduction to Baroque Dance Rhythms Workshop

Location:  Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco CA, US

San Francisco Renaissance Voices is delighted to host the internationally-renowned dance scholar, performer and teacher of Baroque dance, Philippa Waite for a Baroque Dance Workshop.  Ms. Waite studied with Wendy Hilton and taught for her at the annual Baroque Music and Dance Workshops at Stanford University.  Ms. Waite is currently guest teacher of Period Movement and Dance at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff, and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.  She is Artistic Director of Consort de Danse Baroque and as such choreographs in the Baroque style for the company's productions; she also teaches, performs and gives lecture-demonstrations throughout the UK and abroad.

(FR) Syntagma: Jehan de Lescurel. 'Amours, que vous ai je meffait'

Contributed by Admin on Feb 20, 2012

“Here is a new, or a first (depending on the point of view) video of the ensemble Syntagma. A very beautiful song of Jehan de Lescurel (first third of the XIV th century) in a spirit quite anti-St-Valentin day.” (Syntagma newsletter 19 feb 2012)

(IL) Bach Cantatas Website (BCW)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 19, 2012 Weblinks Revisited 

“The Bach Cantatas Website (BCW) is a comprehensive site covering all aspects of J.S. Bach's cantatas and his other vocal works. The BCW contains discussions and detailed discographies of each cantata and other vocal works, performers and general topics. The BCW also contains texts and translations, scores, music examples, articles and interviews, and over 8,200 short biographies of performers of Bach's vocal works and players of his keyboard and lute works, as well as of poets & composers associated with Bach. 

(US) Early Music Now Concert: "Celebrating Renaissance Grandeur I" (17 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 19, 2012

New Waves in Ferrara: Two Bands, Fresh Sounds

Location: Milwaukee, WI US

“Two of EMN's long-time favorites, the wind band Piffaro and the early music string ensemble King's Noyse, are joined by soprano Ellen Hargis in an insightful exploration of the music and cultural life of Ferrara, one of the great centers of the courtly arts in Renaissance Italy. Silent Auction and Chocolate Reception at 3:00.”

(FR) Musique en Vacances: Renaissance Choral Music Workshop (12-19 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 19, 2012

Location: Bayeux, France 
Teacher: Réjane VEIT

The reception is planned for Sunday morning from 11am and the internship will begin in the afternoon. It ends the following Sunday morning after church, during which we will sing excerpts from the  worked program.

(IT) Corso Internazionale Di Musica Antica "Ottaviano Alberti" (9-15 jul 2012) (Application Deadline: 18 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 19, 2012

Location: Orte, VT Italy

The course, dedicated to Ottaviano Alberti, is open to all singers, instrumentist who are interested in the repertoire of the XVI, XVII, XVIII century. Students of different levels are welcome even if they do not have their own original instrument.

(IT) International “Recitar Cantando”Week Workshop (9-15 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 19, 2012

Location: Orte, VT Italy

“The International “Recitar Cantando”Week will take place simultaneously with the 7th International Early Music Course “Ottaviano Alberti”. Teachers Marco Beasley and Guido Morini will offer an intensive workshop on Italian music from 1500 to 1650. Singers and continuo players with an interest in this type of repertoire are welcome.

(DE) Handel Festival 2012 (31 may - 10 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 18, 2012
“The Handel Festival has been held in Halle since 1922. It all began with new productions of Handel’s operas and these still form the backbone of the festival programme of today. Every year, the Handel Festival and the Halle Opera House produce one of the numerous Handel operas.  Of the 42 operas by Handel which have come down to us, 40 of them have been performend at the Handel Festival to date. This is a unique record, inrivalled anywhere in the world. The Handel Festival Orchestra Halle first distinguished itself as a Braoque ensemble performing on period instruments for the very special task of  accompanying Handel operas in Halle in 1993.

(HU) (

Contributed by Admin on Feb 18, 2012 Weblinks Revisited

This website is for those interested in the recorder; thus, students, teachers, professional and amateur musicians alike interested in creating a national (and international) relationship between them. On-site articles and useful studies as well as downloadable materials can be found in order to assist learning and teaching of the recorder.

(FR) Festival Embar(o)quement immédiat! (11 may - 3 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 18, 2012

Sunday concerts -- concert goers are totally immersed in "embar(o)quement music. Saturday "discoveries" with activities for the "curious" or for those who wish to be initiated to the universe of the Baroque. If you are in the area, you may want to consider reading the concert/events listings planned for this early music festival in the region of Valenciennes (FR), they both look quite appealing.

(FR) Festival of Traditional Music and Folk Dances - Festival des musiques et danses traditionnelle (13-15 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 18, 2012

Location: Château d’Ars (France)

Instrument-makers, concerts, folk dances and a unique atmosphere, the festival has become THE meeting place of traditional music in Europe.A unique show of instrument makers which welcomes 130 instrument makers from the whole world presenting and selling their instruments: bagpipes, hurdy-gurdies, accordions, wind instruments, percussion and many more…

(CZ) Prague Spring International Festival (12 may-3 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 17, 2012
For those of you who are visiting Prague, in the Czech Republic, during the Prague Spring International Festival, you may be interested in dropping by one of the planned early music concerts.

(DE) XVIII Bach Competition Leipzig (4-14 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 17, 2012
“The Bach Competition Leipzig is regarded as one of the major international competitions for young artists. It took place for the first time in 1950 and was held every four years from 1964 to 1996 with five subjects and is now held every two years with three changing subjects.

(DE) Bachfest Leipzig (07–17 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 17, 2012
“In the Bachfest 2012, we will be showcasing our new programme for children, young people and families, “b@ch for us!”. The principal feature of this will be two concerts by our youth orchestra, made up of pupils from the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School in Leipzig and the Conservatorio Bologna. This broad-ranging, playful, educational and entertaining programme is set to make the Bachfest Leipzig a very special family event.

(ES) FIMTE 2012 Call for Papers: 11th International Symposium on Spanish Keyboard Music “Diego Fernández” (11-12 oct 2012) (CFP Deadline: 1 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 17, 2012

(FIMTE) Festival Internacional de Música de Tecla Española (International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music)

New Perspectives on the Keyboard Works of Antonio Soler

“The 11th International Symposium on Spanish Keyboard Music “Diego Fernández” will be held at the Parador of Mojácar, Almería, Andalusia , on the 11 to 12 October 2012, as part of FIMTE 2012 (11-14 October): the 13th International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music. The festival will feature both mainstream and fringe concerts and a workshop on performance-related issues with Luisa Morales.

(ES) FIMTE 2012: 13th International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music (11-14 oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 17, 2012

'Antonio Soler and contemporary musical aesthetics'

“The 13th International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music FIMTE 2012 will be held in Mojácar and Garrucha, Almería, Andalusia, 11 to 14 October 2012, The festival will feature both mainstream and fringe concerts, an international symposium on Antonio Soler keyboard works and a workshop on performance-related issues with Luisa Morales.”

(FR) Ensemble Les enfants de la cour

Contributed by Admin on Feb 17, 2012 Weblinks Revisited

Ensemble created in 2007, led by Damien Pouvreau, "Children of the Court" includes professional musicians who specialize in early music, whose approach is to explore the different facets of their music trade and by partnering with other personalities from the arts and culture (musicians, actors, singers, dancers, visual artists, graphic designers, photographers, writers).”

(NL) Holland Baroque Society

Contributed by Admin on Feb 17, 2012 Weblinks Revisited

Holland Baroque Society is six years old! During all those beautiful, music-filled years we’ve regularly found ourselves collaborating with soloists and directors of great name and renown – such as violin virtuoso Rachel Podger, early-music star Emma Kirkby, composer Nico Muhly, singer/songwriter Teitur, as well as the complete Nederlands Kamerkoor. And some of those guests have become close friends, like flute-player Alexis Kossenko, who’s performed with us on several occasions. We recorded our second CD with Alexis, and he’ll be back next season with the music of CPE Bach. We’ve also built up a warm relationship with Milos Valent – clearly audible on our latest CD Barbaric Beauty, appearing in autumn 2011. Milos takes us along to a Polish tavern, where we meet Telemann, and get to know some dance music both barbaric and beautiful…

(US) American Bach Soloists Concert: St. Matthew Passion (24-27 February 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 16, 2012

The first Bach program in the new year will be the masterful St. Matthew Passion, presented February 24-27, 2012, and featuring tenor Wesley Rogers (Evangelista), baritone Joshua Copland (Christus), along with an octet of ABS vocal soloists including alto Danielle Reutter-Harrah, tenors Derek Chester and Aaron Sheehan, baritones Jesse Blumberg and Robert Stafford, and the American Bach Choir with members of the Pacific Boychoir.

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