See also: Plymouth Classical Music Concert Diary which gives comprehensive listing of all types of classical music events in Plymouth, West Devon and South East Cornwall, including early music events.
Sun. 27th, 6.15pm: Blackdowns Early Music, Preludes, Partitas and Grounds, Wellington
Church of St John the Baptist, Wellington, Somerset
Harpsichord Recital by Steven Devine
Music of Buxtehude, Froberger, Pachelbel and JS Bach. ... and a World Premiere of Flats, written for Steven by Peter McCarthy.
Mon. 28th, 7.30pm: Blackdowns Early Music, Grand Baroque III, Exeter
Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon
The BEMP choir under their principal director JanJoost van Elburg will present Rosenmüller 's Magnificat and Dixit Dominus together with Schelle's Lobe den Herrn and Vom Himmel Kam der Engel schar interspersed with instrumental interludes. Rosenmüller and Schelle were important for music in Leipzig through the 17th century, their contributions paving the way for their now more famous successor at the Thomaskirche, JS Bach.
This third Grand Baroque event will bring together the combined musical wizardry of the Monteverdi String Band, the English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble and a host of trumpets, timpani and continuo. The soloists are from the country's leading ensembles, among them The Gabrieli Consort, The Sixteen, Orlando Consort, Tallis Scholars, and Stile Antico.
Thu. 7th, 6.30pm: Organ Music in the Church of England: an illustrated talk, Tiverton
St Peter's Church, Tiverton, Devon
Organ Music in the Church of England: an illustrated talk.
Fri. 8th, 1.20pm: Rosafresca: Dances from the Spanish Court, Bristol
John Wesley Chapel, The New Room, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3JE
Rosafresca present dances from the Spanish Court - free admission.
Fri. 8th, 7.30pm: Harry Christophers and the Sixteen, Choral Pilgrimage 2017, Wells
Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset
The Olive Branch - Music by Palestrina and Poulenc.
Sat. 9th, 7.30pm: Harry Christophers and the Sixteen, Choral Pilgrimage 2017, Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
The Olive Branch - Music by Palestrina and Poulenc.
Sun. 10th, 7pm: Fretwork, Huntley, Gloucestershire
St John the Baptist Church, Ross Rd, Huntley, Gloucestershire GL19 3EX
Acclaimed viol consort Fretwork.
Thu. 21st, 7.30pm: Crispian Steele-Perkins and Ian Le Grice, Crediton
Crediton Parish Church, Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
Crispian Steele-Perkins (baroque trumpet) and Ian Le Grice (organ) play trumpet pieces by Handel, Haydn, Purcell and Stanley. They will also give you a demonstration of the techniques used to play the famous 'Trumpet Tunes' of the 17th and 18th centuries. The concert is promoted by the St Boniface Concert Society.
Sat. 23rd, 3pm: Musicke in the Ayre, "Breaking Baroque – Monteverdi’s Magic Jubilee", Westbury
Stormore Baptist Chapel, Dilton Marsh, Westbury
Musicke in the Ayre, with soprano Jane Hunt and Din Ghani (archlute/baroque guitar) in "Breaking Baroque – Monteverdi's Magic Jubilee" – a celebration of his 450th anniversary using just a solo voice and plucked continuo (part of Westbury Festival). Tickets £8.
Sat. 30th, 7.30pm: Ensemble Molière, Dymock, Gloucestershire
St Mary’s Church, Dymock, Gloucestershire
Local violinist, Alice Earll, will be joined by internationally acclaimed early music group Ensemble Molière to present ‘Dance Sweets’, an evening of dance inspired musical morsels from composers including Bach, Handel & Rameau.
Pre-Concert Talk: 6.30-7pm: The pre-concert talk is free of charge and will discuss the relationship between music and dance in the baroque era.
Sun. 1st, 3pm: Musicke in the Ayre "Treasures of the early Baroque", Frome
The Silk Mill, Frome
Musicke in the Ayre, with sopranos Maria Danishvar, Jane Hunt and Philippa Neaverson, and Din Ghani (archlute/baroque guitar) in "Treasures of the early Baroque" with hidden gems for up to 3 sops. Tickets £8 (£5 under 18).
Mon. 2nd, 7.45pm: Flanders Recorder Quartet, The Final Chapter, Bristol
St Paul's Church, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2LR
A Programme of music scanning several centuries.
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Sat. 7th, 7.30pm: The Erebus Ensemble, A Tale of Two Traditions, Bristol
Clifton Cathedral, Clifton, Bristol
The Erebus Ensemble, Directed by Tom Williams: A Tale of Two Traditions.
The centrepiece for this concert is Christopher Tye’s haunting Missa Euge Bone, a mid-sixteenth century setting of the mass ordinary. Like much of the music from this time it is instantly recognisable for its powerful contrast of soaring soprano lines and dense harmonic textures, achieved by splitting the tenors and basses into multiple parts. Contrasted with this are stunning settings by the two most successful sacred minimalists, John Tavener and Arvo Pärt.
Part of the Clifton International Festival of Music's Autumn series.
Sun. 29th, 4pm: Musicke in the Ayre "Campion & Collaborators", Warminster
Chapel of St Lawrence, Warminster
Musicke in the Ayre, with soprano Jane Hunt and lutenist Din Ghani, in "Campion & Collaborators", Jacobean lutesongs marking Campion’s 450th birthday (part of Warminster Festival). Tickets £7, from the Civic Centre.
Fri. 10th, 6.30pm:: Musicke in the Ayre "Sacré et profane", Bath
Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath
Musicke in the Ayre, with sopranos Jane Hunt and Carmel Edwards accompanied by Din Ghani on archlute and baroque guitar, in "Sacré et profane": airs, dances and motets from 17th century France; with pre-concert talk by Din on history and construction of the instruments. Tickets £12.
Fri. 1st, 7.30pm: Rosafresca, Spanish music from the Court of Ferdinand and Isabella, Totnes
United Free Church, Fore Street, Totnes
Rosafresca with vocalist Hayley Guest, explore the golden age of art and culture in Spain through the Palace Songbook. Dating from about 1520, this magnificent collection of over 400 songs is one of the great legacies of Queen Isabella’s support of the arts and music. The collection features the villancico, or rustic dance-song that would have been commonplace at village festivities, though later developed and refined by court composers of the time. The songs express themes of interest to the Spanish people – from the political, religious and pastoral to the amorous and bawdy.
Adults £12 Students £5
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