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23        The Enrag’d Musician: Portrait of Handel’s violinist Castrucci, with Scholars and Gentlemen (violin, Cello, Harpsichord).  Birmingham Barber Institute, 1310.

23        The SixteenVivaldi’s Gloria & other Handel, Vivaldi; Bridgwater Hall, Manchester.

24        Brilliant Bach, Birmingham Bach Choir, St. Philip’s Cathedral, Birmingham, 7.30pm or 07901 798442.

24        Bach Christmas Oratorio, Derby Cathedral, 7pm.

28        O Sing unto the Lord, Odes and anthems by Purcell and Blow, 7.30 pm, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York; University Chamber Choir, University Baroque Ensemble, Peter Seymour: conductor.

29        Apollo’s Revels: An hour’s programme of baroque music and dance, including Marais, Corrette, Blavet, de Visee.  7.30pm, Warwick Unitarian Chapel, High Street, Warwick, CV34 4AX.

30        Chanson, frottola & villancico; early songs to lute and vihuela, with Musicke in the Ayre (Carmel Edwards and Din Ghani) in Wirksworth.



1, 18-22  Christmas Music by Candlelight, Ex Cathedra. St. Peter’s Church, Wolverhampton, 7.30pm (1st), St. Paul’s Church Birmingham (18th-22nd) .

2          Bach Christmas Oratorio; Ex Cathedra choir & Baroque orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Skidmore; Birmingham Town Hall, 4pm. or 0121 780 3333.

4          The Sixteen at Christmas: carols and seasonal choral music; Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham.

5          Goday, my Lord Sir Christemas, The York Waits  with Deborah Catterall. 7.30pm, Grassington Town Hall, Main Street, Grassington BD23 5AA

6          Evening, Leeds Waits, After-dinner entertainment for Leeds Phil and Lit, The University of Leeds. Alan Radford

7          Herschel Trio with Rachel Brown (flute); J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, J.C. Bach and Telemann.  St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York, 7.30 pm.  Tickets from  / 01904 658338

7          The Sixteen at Christmas: carols and seasonal choral music; The Sage, Gateshead.

8          Make we Joye in this Fest: Old English and European music and song for the festive season, York Waits with Deborah Catterall.  12 noon Square Chapel, Square Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 1QG. 01422 349 422.

8          Pepys Christmas with Ad Hoc Baroque at Ilkley Manor House, 4.00 pm.

8          Nowell, Nowell! – a Christmas Concert with Good Company; 7.30 pm, St Giles’s Church, Bielby, E Yorks.

8          St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh, 7.30pm.  Bach and Telemann Christmas Cantatas. The Herschel Trio with Clare Wilkinson (mezzo soprano) and Rachel Brown (flute). Tickets from Georgian Concert Society and The Queen’s Hall (0131 668 2019).

8 – 15  York Early Music Christmas Festival.

9          Liverpool Renaissance Singers; Light, Stars and Mystery; 19:30, Birkenhead School Chapel CH43 2JD.

13        Make we Joye in this Fest, Old English and European music and song for the festive season, York Waits with Deborah Catterall, NCEM, York.

15        Elgar Chorale of Worcester: Gabrieli O Magnum Mysterium & Hodie Christus natus est, Bach Lobet den Herrn & some chorales & preludes, Schütz, Scheidt and others. Malvern’s Church of the Ascension.

15.16   Scalesceugh Hall, Carleton, Carlisle CA4 0BT, 2.30. Eden Baroque (Michael Sanderson, voice, baroque violin, and Katharine May, harpsichord); festive music from times past. £12 including mince pies and mulled wine., 07888 896 902 or

16        The Leeds Waits, “Entertaining Mr. Batt”, a seventeenth century Christmas entertainment, Oakwell Hall, Birstall, 2.00 pm. Tickets from Oakwell Hall.

16        Liverpool Renaissance Singers; Light, Stars and Mystery; 19:30, Lady Chapel, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.

19        Evening, Leeds Waits, St. Austin’s Choir Christmas Concert, The Chantry Chapel, Wakefield

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

21        Malvern Theatres, 1930.  Armonico Consort and Orchestra. The Advent of Christmas.  Bach: Advent Cantata and Brandenberg Concerto no 4; Charpentier: Messe de Minuit pour Noël.

22        Make we Joye in this Fest: Old English and European music and song for the festive season. York Waits with Deborah Catterall.  7.30pm Wentworth Church, Wentworth, near Rotherham.


February 2019

1          The Sixteen: Monteverdi Vespers, Derby Cathedral

16        1.00 pm, Leeds Baroque, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds University, Purcell’s Sound the trumpet, beat the drum, a Welcome Ode for King James II.



3          3.00 pm, Leeds Baroque, Charpentier’s David et Jonathas; Clothworkers Concert Hall, Leeds University,



13        St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York, 7.30 pm. The Herschel Trio: Mie Hayashi (harpsichord), Susanna Pell (viol) and Graham O’Sullivan (baroque flute); Les Tendres Sentiments; works by Rameau, Royer, Blavet and Boismortier. Tickets from  / 01904 658338



3-5       Bristol Early Music Festival.



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

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


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,,


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,