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January 2020

12        Liverpool Bach Collective.  The Church of St Edmund of Canterbury, Oxford Road, Waterloo, L22 8QF, 6:30pm.  Cantata 7: Christ unser Herr, zum Jordan kam: Christ the Lord came to the Jordan

18        The Queens Hall, Clerk St, Edinburgh EH8 9JG.  6:30pm Pre-concert talk with John Butt & Kate Molleson.  7.30pm J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6, Dunedin Consort.  Tickets: £5-£25

22        The Bach Players – Pour le Souper du Roi, music by Rameau, Jacquet de la Guerre, Marais, Rebel, Anglebert, Clérambault and other composers of the age of Louis XIV, the ‘Sun King’, performed on violin, viola da gamba, theorbo and harpsichord. Influence Church, Victoria Road, Richmond DL10 4AS, 7.30 pm.

28        Venice 1629 (Monteverdi, Castello, Grandi etc.).  The Gonzaga Band with Jamie Savan.  1930, St. Mary’s Church, Warwick.


February 2020

1          Armonico.  Bach Mass in B minor.  Collegiate church of St. Mary, Warwick, 1930.

1          Bootham Baroque; Domestic Devotions, York Unitarian Chapel, St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NQ, 12 noon. Cantata for soprano with obbligato flute from Telemann’s 1726 Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst, 3-voice psalm settings by Schütz’s pupil Vierdanck, soprano duets by Kerll and Hammerschmidt, solos by Humphrey and Purcell. £5 (under-16 free).

8          Armonico.  Bach Mass in B minor.  Malvern Theatres, 1930.

13, 15, 20, 26, 27 Newcastle Early Music Festival events, mostly at King’s Hall, Newcastle University.

14        The Sixteen.  Derby Cathedral, 1930.  Handel Acis & Galatea.

15        7.30 pm, Hexham Abbey Great Hall, Musica Transalpina: the earliest violin sonatas and the spread of the style northwards across the Alps. To include music by Uccellini, Pandolfi, Schmelzer, Kapsberger, Erlebach and Buxtehude. Tickets Hexham Abbey Gift Shop (Tel. 01434 603057) or at the door, £15 to include refreshments.

16        Liverpool Bach Collective.  Christ Church, Crosby Road South, Waterloo, L22 1RQ, 6:30pm.  Cantata 73: Herr, wie du willt, so schick’s mit mir: Lord, do with me as you will.

18        Dowland among Friends: lute songs with Dame Emma Kirby et al.  1930, St. Mary’s Church, Warwick.

20-22   Royal Birmingham Conservatoire; Birmingham International Recorder and Early Music Festival;



4, 7, 11, 12, 14, 24 Newcastle Early Music Festival events, mostly at King’s Hall, Newcastle University.

5          Stile Antico: Songs of Longing and Exile. Lancaster Arts; The Great Hall, Lancaster, 7:30 pm.



18, 29  Newcastle Early Music Festival events, mostly at King’s Hall, Newcastle University.



1-3       Leominster Early Music Weekend.

1-3       Bristol Early Music Festival. (SWEMF)

29-31   Worcester Early Music Festival.

29-31   Beverley Early Music Festival.



3-11     NCEM.  York Early Music Festival: Method & Madness. Guest artists include countertenor Iestyn Davies, the Dunedin Consort directed by John Butt; the Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments; The Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers; Voces Suaves; Profeti della Quinta; Steven Devine; the Rose Consort of Viols; the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists presenting Handel’s Orlando.  Tickets on sale from Monday 2 March (



5-7       London International Festival of Early Music, Blackheath.


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

Ex Cathedra.

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.

Liverpool Bach Collective

Liverpool Renaissance Singers.

London Festival of Baroque

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,

Newcastle University


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 Singers., 01663 764012.

St Martin’s Church, Worcester.

Salts Mill, Saltaire,  01274 288100,




William Byrd Singers.

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,