(CA) ANALEKTA Record Label: "Win The Bach Choir of Bethlehem's New Album"

Contributed by Admin on Mar 01, 2012
“Bach's St. John Passion is one of the masterworks of the choral repertory, but it took time for it to be acknowledged as the masterpiece it truly is. It was re-discovered after Mendelssohn's performance of the St. Matthew Passion in 1829 had stunned the music world, awakening it to the superlative quality of Bach's vocal music, and, at the same time, creating an upsurge in the performance of choral music in general, which continues to this day. This recording of the St. John Passion by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem – America's oldest Bach society -- is an acknowledgement of an important part of its history.

(US) Leap Day One-Day Sale at ArkivMusic

Contributed by Admin on Feb 29, 2012
A little late, but … if you can still catch this sale event and are interested in any of the sale items … the sale ends by the end-of-day midnight EST February 29th. There are early music titles available that may be of interest.

(UK) The Bath Minuet Company: The Bath Georgian Ball (31 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 29, 2012
The Bath Georgian Ball is hosted annually by Bath Minuet Company and has become a highlight of the early dance calendar.

The Guildhall in Bath continues to provide the perfect setting for this event which draws enthusiasts and practitioners of historic dance from around the world.

(UK) The City Waites

Contributed by Admin on Feb 29, 2012 Weblinks Revisited

“With a riot of period instruments, lusty voices and all the exuberance of an early street or theatre band, THE CITY WAITES perform popular English songs, ballads and dance music from the Tudor period to the early 19th century. Street cries, theatre songs, bawdy broadside ballads, early Music Hall, Coffee House catches, courtly dances and the foot-stomping rhythms of a village dance band.

(UK) The Renaissance Singers Concert: "Meet the Artist - Sally Dunkley" (15 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 29, 2012

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.

(US) Concordia Consort Prelude Concert at Trinity Episcopal Church (4 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 29, 2012

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.

(DE) Thüringer Bachwochen 2012 (30 mar - 22 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 29, 2012
“I would like to give a warm welcome to all guests of the 2012 Thuringia Bach Festival. This year’s festival in honour of the “fifth Evangelist” Johann Sebastian Bach is dedicated to the 2012 theme of the Luther decade “Reformation and Music”. There is good reason for this: the reformation was, after all, an important milestone in the redirection of European music culture. The music of the reformation has had a world wide impact on the cultural landscape that, even today, reaches far beyond the religious realm.

(IT) Contraddanza

Contributed by Admin on Feb 28, 2012 Weblinks Revisited

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.”


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