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5          Leonardo da Vinci: Shaping the Invisible.  I Fagiolini, directed Robert Hollingworth.  1930, Birmingham Symphony Hall.

7-14     York Early Music Christmas Festival.

7, 8, 11, 13, 15, 21 Leeds Waits.  7thChristmas music, Temple Newsam House, 1 pm.  8th: 1200; 17th century Christmas music, Visitor Centre, Pontefract Castle.  11th: 7.30 pm, Civic Waits, Wakefield Historical Society, Town Hall, Wakefield.  13th: 10.30 am, A 17th Century Christmas, The Sociable History Club, City Museum, Leeds.  15thA 17th Century Christmas, Oakwell Hall, Birstall.  21st: Christmas music, Temple Newsam House, 1 pm.

8          Liverpool Bach Collective.  St Margaret’s Church, Rocky Lane, Anfield, L6 4BA, 6:30pm.  Cantata 132: Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn: Prepare the Paths, prepare the Road

10        A Spanish Nativity; Stile Antico, St. Mary’s church, Warwick, 7.30pm.

14        Handel: Messiah.  Derby Bach Choir & Helix Ensemble.  1900, Derby Cathedral.

15        Liverpool Renaissance Singers.  Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Lady Chapel, 7.30pm; with Voci and The York Waits.

16        Ayres and Graces at Haddon Hall, 1200 and 1400.

18        Armonico.  Carols by Candlelight.  Collegiate church of St. Mary, Warwick, 1930.

19        York Waits, Christmas concert, National Centre for Early Music, York.

19        7.30 pm, St Paul’s Hall, University of Huddersfield: University Chamber Choir, Early Music Ensemble and Brass Ensemble, directed by John Bryan.  Hodie Christus natus est: Venetian motets by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli; music by Palestrina, Victoria, Croce; brass canzonas and dances. or 01484 471873.

20        7.30pm, Nordic Church and Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG.  Secret Life of Carols; early music group The Telling; medieval English, traditional from Finland, Germany, Austria, France, Catalonia, with candlelight and an animated film.  £16 (£12 concs):   

20        Armonico.  Carols by Candlelight.  Holy Trinity Church, Coventry, 1930.

20        The Waites of Gloucester; The Holly & The Ivy; historical Christmas music. Harvington Hall, Kidderminster, 3pm and 7pm.

20        York Waits, Christmas concert, Wentworth Church near Rotherham.

21        12:00 noon, York Waits; Red Brick Auditorium, Square Chapel, Halifax. £12 (£10 concessions);

21        10.30-3.30; de Mowbray’s Musicke, Haddon Hall.

21        6 pm, York Waits, Yule Riding procession, Micklegate Bar, York.

22        4.00 pm, York Waits, Ilkley Manor House. Make We Joy Now In This Fest – Christmas music with Deborah Catterall.


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

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.

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.

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.



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



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,