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4          York Waits, All Saints Church Darton, Barnsley, concert of music c.1517.

7          Palisander Recorder Quartet; Journey to the New World.  St. Mary’s Ch. Warwick. .

7          The Magic of Medieval Music, 8.00pm, Kiveton Folk Club, Kiveton Park Colliery Cricket Club, Stone Close, off Stoney Bank Drive, Kiveton Park, Sheffield, S26 6SQ.  Ian Pittaway: medieval harps, voice, gittern, lute, koboz.

9          I Faglioni: The Other Vespers (Monteverdi, Viadana, Gabrieli), 7.30, Birmingham Town Hall.

9-11     Royal Greenwich International Early Music Exhibition and concerts, Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, London SE3 9RQ.

11        Bach B minor Mass, Coventry Cathedral Chorus, 7.30, Coventry Cathedral.

11        Antiphon – In a strange land – The music of William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, before, during and after the English Reformation. St Giles’ Church, Chollerton, Hexham NE46 4TF, 7.30 pm.

12        The Linton Singers with The Renaissance Band: Monteverdi and Praetorius.  Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, 19:30.  A celebration of the music of Claudio Monteverdi (born 450 years ago) and of his great contemporary Michael Praetorius.

13, 20, 23        The Secret life of Lutheran Chorales, Huddersfield University (13th), Bishop Grosseteste University Chapel, Lincoln LN1 3DY (20th), NCEM, York (23rd). Leah Stuttard – gothic harp, voice, bell & Agnethe Christensen – voice, Nordic lyres, bell.,

15        VOCES8 Choral Dances, madrigals, jazz classics (Britten, JS Bach, Byrd), Keele University Chapel,

18        Bach B minor Mass, English Touring Opera, 7.30, Lichfield Cathedral.

30        Bach B minor Mass, Birmingham Town Hall.  Birmingham Bach Choir.

30        York Waits, Early English Music for Christmas, with Deborah Catterall, Hartlepool Town Hall, 7.30pm.



2          Music for Advent and Christmas, St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York.  Herschel Trio: Cantatas and Chamber Music by Georg Philipp Telemann &Johann Sebastian Bach.

2          Christmas music by candlelight, St. Peter’s Ch. Wolverhampton.

2          Handel’s Fireworks Music and Dettingen Te Deum – Armonico, Malvern Theatre.

3          Monteverdi Vespers of 1610.  Birmingham Town Hall, 4pm.  Ex Cathedra Consort and His Majestys Sagbtts & Cornetts.

6          Baroque flautist Nancy Hadden and lutenist-guittarist Taro Takeuchi: music from 18th century London by Balicourt (new edition by Emeritus Professor Michael Talbot), Handel, Loeillet, Oswald.  1300, Victoria Building, University of Liverpool.

7          Handel’s Messiah, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry; Armonico Consort & soloists.

8          Handel’s Messiah, Symphony Hall, Birmingham; Birmingham City Choir & CBSO. or

8-16     York Early Music Christmas Festival.

9          York Waits, Early English Music for Christmas, with Deborah Catterall, Square Chapel, Halifax, 1200.

11        The Sixteen at Christmas, Symphony Hall, Birmingham, or

12        York Waits: Early English Music for Christmas, with Deborah Catterall, St. Mary’s Ch. Warwick. 7.30pm.

13        York Waits, Early English Music for Christmas, with Deborah Catterall, NCEM, York, 7.30pm.

13        Passacaglia (early music ensemble): Telemann Paris Quartet No 2, Corelli Christmas Concerto, de Lalande Noels en Trio, Balbastre 2nd Suite de Noëls, St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester.

15        Viv McLean – piano, including JS Bach The Goldberg Variations, Glossop Parish Church, Church Street South, SK13 7RU.

17        The Edinburgh Renaissance Band Christmas concert 2017, St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, Edinburgh, 15:00.  The best of medieval and renaissance Christmas music.

20        York Waits, Early English Music for Christmas, with Deborah Catterall, St. Mary’s Church Beverley, 7.30pm.

21        York Waits, Early English Music for Christmas, with Deborah Catterall, Emmanuel Church Loughborough, 12.45pm.

21        York Waits, Micklegate Bar, York, 6pm. Yule Riding, annual procession through the Medieval city to the sound of shawms and sackbuts.

22        York Waits, Early English Music for Christmas, with Deborah Catterall, Wentworth Church near Rotherham, 7.30pm.


January 2018

13        Handel Messiah, St George’s Singers, Norbury Church, London Road, Hazel Grove

23        The Gesualdo Six: The Flower of the Italian Madrigal, St. Mary’s Ch. Warwick.

24        K’Antu Ensemble “explores the less-trodden territories of early music.”  New Vic Theatre, Etruria Road, Newcastle Under Lyme ST5 0JG.

31        I Faglioni: Musical science in the time of Monteverdi.  Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York, YO10 5DD.



20        Jonglaresa: The Enchantress of Seville, St. Mary’s Ch. Warwick.



2          Fretwork – The World Encompassed, Sir Francis Drake’s Circumnavigation of the Globe. Asako Morikawa, Reiko Ichnise, Sam Stadlen, Emily Ashton, Richard Boothby – viols – with a Narrator. Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax, 7.30 pm. Box Office: 01422 349422,

10        Marian Consort and Levens Choir: Music of Thomas Tallis.  St. George’s Church, Castle Street, Kendal LA9 7AS.

12        Herschel Trio (recorder/flute, viola da gamba, harpsichord): music by JS Bach, Handel, Telemann.  Ripon Cathedral HG4 1QT.

17        Music for Passiontide, St George’s Singers: St George’s Church, London Road, Poynton; Gibbons, Gjeilo, Lotti, Purcell, Tomkins, Stainer, Vittoria.



2          St Matthew Passion (Bach), Glossop Festival Orchestra & chamber choir.  Glossop Parish church, Church Street South, SK137RU.



13        St Matthew Passion (Bach), Eversley Choir.  Capernwray Hall, Carnforth LA6 1AG.


Contacts for concerts


Bassenthwaite Festival. , 07849 383727,

Birmingham Barber Institute.  0121 414 7333

Birmingham Town Hall.  0121 345 0600.

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. 0161 907 9000, 0161 950 0015,

Buxton Festival. 0845 1272190,

Buxton Opera House 0845 1272190,, &

Chandos Choir.

Chetham‘s School of Music, Long Millgate, Manchester, M3 1SB, 0161 838 7200,

Early Dance Circle Festival, Ann Kent tel. 01484 663842, email

Fiori Musicali

Gregynog Festival.

Higham Hall Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, CA13 9HS, 017687 76276,

Kempley Village Hall,, 07891 254372.

Leeds University,

Leeds Waits.

Leicester, Castle House.

Leominster.  Tourist Information Centre, 01568 616460.

Lichfield Festival.

London Festival of Baroque Music,

The Magic of Medieval Music

Music in New Radnor.   Box office  01544 350268.

NCEM, National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, Percy’s Lane, York, YO1 9TI. 01904 632220,,

Recorders Scotland, Lynne Hope at Recorder Players, 19 West Burnside, Dollar, FK14 7DP, Scotland, UK

Ripon.  01765 605508,

Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester Box Office, 0161 907 5555,,

St Andrew’s & West Church, Edinburgh.  Queen’s Hall Box Office,,  0131-668 2019

St. George’s, 01663 764012.

St Martin’s Church, Worcester.

Salts Mill, Saltaire,  01274 288100,,

Worcester Cathedral.  Worcester Live Box Office, 01905 611427

Worcester Huntingdon Hall.  Worcester Concert Club, 01905 611427

Worcester Early Music Festival.

Wordsworth Singers , 01900 829622.

York,  Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall,

York Waits,