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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. 

6, 7, 8 Herschel Trio (Graham O’Sullivan – flute/recorder; Susanna Pell – viola da gamba; Mie Hayashi – harpsichord) with Molly Marsh (oboe) and Huw Daniel (violin): Concerti da Camera – Chamber works by Vivaldi and his contemporaries.  6th, 7.30pm: St Thomas the Apostle Church, Stanhope. 7th, 11am: St Andrew’s Church, Corbridge.  7th, 7.30pm: All Saints’ Church, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  8th, 7pm: St Olave’s Church, York . , 

7 Concertos from many nations.  7.30 pm, St. Ann’s church, Manchester; C18 concertos from Germany, Italy, France.

7 7.30 pm, Dresden Fashions: Italianate Music at the Ducal Court. Choral and instrumental concert by Cappella Novocastriensis, Jesmond United Reformed Church, Burdon Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 3AE.

8 Music for Great Occasions, Purcell and Handel; Leeds Baroque, Clothworkers Centenary Hall, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, 3pm (pre-concert talk 2pm).

9 7:30 pm, St Paul’s Hall, University of Huddersfield: Musica Secreta, From Darkness into Light: complete Lamentations of Jeremiah for Good Friday by Antoine Brumel.

11 From Charles the Martyr to the Merry Monarch: popular music from 17th century England, lecture recital by Peter Bull. Bowland Auditorium, University of York, 6.30pm

13 Lizzie Gutteridge concert, Ilkley Manor House. 

14 O Magnum Mysterium: various settings including Palestrina & Victoria; Sinfonia Chorale, St. Barnabus Cathedral, Nottingham, 8pm.

20 Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, 1pm, free. La Nouvelle Musique. Linarol Consort of Viols, with instruments based on the earliest surviving viol. The programme explores music in the Flemish court at its zenith.

21 Liverpool Bach Collective.  St. John Passion.  Church of Our Lady & St Nicolas (Liverpool Parish Church), Old Churchyard, Liverpool, L2 8TZ, 7:00pm

26 1.15pm, St Paul’s Hall, University of Huddersfield: Flights of Fancy, The Rose Consort of Viols: music from Tallis to Purcell plus recent pieces by Ivan Moody and Pavol Šimai.  

26 7.30 pm, St Paul’s Hall, University of Huddersfield, Sing we and chant it: The Rose Consort of Viols and University of Huddersfield Chamber Choir: Weelkes madrigals, Byrd and Gibbons sacred music, Latin motets by Peter Phillips. 

28 St Andrew’s and St George’s West, 13 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA, 7.30pm. Singing in Secret; The Marian Consort sing William Byrd music for the Catholic mass, interspersed with music by Thomas Tallis, Robert Parsons and Philippe de Monte.…

29 Liverpool Renaissance Singers. Light of the World: a meditation on the music of William Byrd. Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Lady Chapel, 7:30pm


2 2 pm, The Art of the Medieval Minstrel; concert by Peter Bull on lira (hurdy gurdy), dulcimer, recorders, flute, gittern, bagpipes, lute and voice. The Orangery, Sewerby Hall (near Bridlington).

4 Liverpool Renaissance Singers. Light of the World: a meditation on the music of William Byrd. Llanynys, 7pm

5 Stile Antico. Songs of Longing and Exile: narratives of displacement old and new; the Great Hall, Lancaster, 7:30 pm

10 Matthew Passion, Dunedin Consort, The Queens Hall, Clerk St, Edinburgh EH8 9JG, 7pm.

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

26 Liverpool Bach Collective. Cantata 6: Bleib bei uns, den es will Abend weden: Stay with us, for Evening falls. Church of the Holy Family, Back O’Th’Town Lane, Ince Blundell, L38 6JL; 6:30pm


1-3 Leominster Early Music Weekend.

1-3 Bristol Early Music Festival. (SWEMF)

9-23 London Festival of Baroque music.

15-17 The Ninth Festival of the International Guild of Town Pipers.  Various locations in Worcester. 

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 (

7 The Sixteen. Choral Pilgrimage, York Minster, 7.30pm



18 The Sixteen. Choral Pilgrimage, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 7.30pm

19 The Sixteen. Choral Pilgrimage, Blackburn Cathedral, 3.00pm



14 The Sixteen. Choral Pilgrimage, Lancaster Priory, 7.30pm

15 The Sixteen. Choral Pilgrimage, Carlisle Cathedral, 7.30pm


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

6 The Sixteen. Choral Pilgrimage, Bridgwater Hall, Manchester, 7.30pm


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 

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,, 

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, 01663 764012.

St Martin’s Church, Worcester. 

Salts Mill, Saltaire,  01274 288100,, 


The Sixteen,

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,