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4          4.00 pm, Palisander Quartet, Journey to the New World: Tallis, Vivaldi, Vaughan Williams etc on recorders, St. Mary’s Church, Muker. Lydia Gosnell, Miriam Monaghan, Caoimhe de Paor & Elspeth Robertson – recorders.

5          1.00pm, St Helen’s Church, St Helen’s Square, York. Behold a wonder here: sacred and secular songs from medieval and renaissance times. Helen Atkinson – harp, lute and voice.

5          4.00 pm, The Weaver Ensemble; The Fairest Lady: Elegant dance & music by Rameau, Purcell & Handel, Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond.

5          7.30 pm, Armonico Consort, Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas & Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, St. Mary’s Church, Richmond. Directed by Christopher Monks.

6          Armonico Consort.  Love Handels (Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell, Monteverdi).  Court House, Warwick.

8          Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, Chester Bach Singers, Chester Cathedral, 1930.

14        York Waits, Huntingdon Hall, Worcester.  The White Rose and the Red

14        St Oswald`s Church, Kirkoswald, Penrith CA10 1DQ; Music for a while: music by Handel, Purcell, Haydn with Eden Baroque (Michael Sanderson baritone, baroque violin and Katharine May harpsichord); 01768 898500 / 898688

16        3.00 pm, Leeds Baroque Choir and Orchestra, Claudio Monteverdi: A Venetian Vespers (drawn from the 1620s and 30s). Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds, LEEDS LS2 9JT.

22        7.30 pm, York Waits, Ilkley Manor House. The White Rose and the Red instrumental concert.  Tickets from Eventbrite.

22        1930.  Liverpool Renaissance Singers, Summer music including Monteverdi Beatus Vir, Palestrina Salve Regina;.St, Chad’s church, Roslin Road, Irby, Wirral, CH61 3UH.

22-30   Gregynog Festival, especially 29th June.

23        Liverpool Bach Collective.  St George’s Church, L5 3QG, 6:30pm  Cantata 37: Wer da glaubet und getauft wird.  Who believes and is baptised shall be blessed.

23, Leeds Waits, The private life of King Henry vii, the Chantry Chapel, Wakefield.

23        St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York, 7.30 pm.  The Herschel Trio with John Potter (tenor) and Jacob Heringman (lute): The Falcon and the Crown, music from the courts of Ann Boleyn and Queen Elizabeth I.  / 01904 658338

29        Evening, Leeds Waits, White Rose 17th century ball, Clayhouse, Greetland.

29        1930.  Liverpool Renaissance Singers, Summer music including Monteverdi Beatus Vir, Palestrina Salve Regina;.St, Faith’s church, Crosby Rd North, Liverpool L22 4QQ

30        Christopher Gibbons, Purcell and Matthew Locke’s Cupid and Death, with Musica Donum Dei +, Holme Pierrepoint Hall, 1500 (picnic in grounds from 1300).

30        Evening, Leeds Waits, The private life of King Henry vii, International Medieval Congress, The University of Leeds.



2          8.30 pm, Trouvere: The Marshal’s Music, University of Leeds. A retelling of the life of William Marshal, England’s ‘greatest knight’, in the words and music of the time. 0772 0118 406

3          7pm, Crosthwaite Church, Keswick CA12 5QG.  Music for a while: music by Purcell, Handel and a newly composed piece by Tamsin Jones; Eden Baroque (Michael Sanderson baritone, baroque violin and Katharine May harpsichord)

5-13     York early music festival.

5-13     Lichfield festival (7th – Bach cello suites 1, 4; 8th – Messiah come and sing; 11th – Voces8).

7          7pm, The Music Room, Dufton House, Great Salkeld, CA11 9ND.  Eden Baroque (Michael Sanderson baritone, baroque violin and Katharine May harpsichord) with Ian Gammie (guitar, viola da gamba).  Songs from album The Rowan Tree-Songs of many Shades, plus works by Bach and Handel.  Booking/ reserving in advance only as seating is limited to 40; 01768 870048 / 07810 196215.

8-11     The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage: Manchester Bridgewater Hall (8th), York Minster (9th), Lancaster Priory (10th), Carlisle Cathedral (11th).

14        3 pm, Otley Parish Church, Harmony of the Nations: Couperin, Telemann and more – Graham O’Sullivan baroque flute, Mie Hayashi harpsichord, Amélie Addison baroque cello, Asuka Sumi baroque violin.  or

14        Tewkesbury. Old Baptist Chapel, GL20 5RZ; 1530.  The songbird: songs of love, passion and devotion from Hildegard of Bingen to Francesca Caccini. Catherine King (mezzo-soprano) and Frances Kelly (harps).

20        Liverpool Bach Collective.  Bach (vocal and instrumental items) and Purcell chorus; Church of Our Lady & St. Nicholas (Liverpool Parish Church), Old Churchyard, Liverpool L2 8TZ, 7.30pm.

28        Tewkesbury. Old Baptist Chapel, GL20 5RZ; 1530.  Harpsichord recital; Bach, Handel, Marchand, Domenico Scarlatti.  Carole Cerasi.

31        Daytime, Leeds Waits, Music for the Local History Day, Selby Abbey.



1          7 pm, The Medieval Tavern at Bolton Castle; medieval music and entertainment.  Tel. 07931 357618 /

3          Tewkesbury. Old Baptist Chapel, GL20 5RZ; 1500.  Bach Cello Suites 2, 3, 5 (and some Scots tunes); Alison McGillivray.

4          3.00 pm, Arioso; Sacred and Profane: the two faces of Naples. Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Scarlatti’s La Dirindina; Rawdon Friends Meeting House, Quakers Lane, LS19 6HU. 0113 2503867 /

8          7 pm, The Medieval Tavern at Bolton Castle; medieval music and entertainment.  Tel. 07931 357618 /

15        The Sixteen.  The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh.  A Golden Age: Italian and Portuguese Baroque music.

18        3pm, Scalesceugh Hall and Villas, Carleton, Carlisle, CA4 0BT.  All in a garden green: works by Purcell, Lawes, Couperin with Eden Baroque (Michael Sanderson baritone, baroque violin and Katharine May harpsichord) 07810 196215 /  Seating limited to 60.

21-26   Southwell Music Festival, Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth, including Israel in Egypt on 24th,  Handel Come and Sing on 26th.



1          2 pm, Trouvere: Reynard the Fox, at Grewelthorpe Village Hall. Medieval music, masks and madcap foolery. Suitable for all the family!  Tel 0772 0118 406.

7          3 pm, Clements Hall, York; Concert Royal; Peter Harrison; flute, Rachel Gray; violoncello, John Treherne; square pianoforte; A new pianoforte for Jane: Music from Jane Austen’s collection and contemporary sources with short readings placing the music in context.

28        Handel Op 6 Concerti Grossi, Marches Baroque Orchestra, St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne.



25 – 10 Nov.  Brighton Early music festival


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.

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,