Phoenix Recorder Orchestra

Our concert will explore the sound of the recorder world, with a programme including music from the 15th to the 20th century, from Wylkynson to Paul Clark. The orchestra is based in the Gloucester area, but players travel from as … Read More

Sherborne Chamber Choir

Journey with us to explore just a little of the vast treasury of music written in the two hundred years following the discovery of the Americas, which, surprisingly, still remains little explored in today’s global age. The establishment of Christianity … Read More

Leominster Early Music Weekend

Postponed from 2018 because of the snow, the Leominster Early Music Weekend includes concerts by Simon and David Ponsford, Vivabiancaluna Biffi and David Hatcher, and a programme of words, music and dance from the Baroque period with Steven Player and … Read More

Glevum Consort

Recently reformed, the Glevum Consort is Gloucestershire’s premiere professional vocal ensemble. Specialising in music from the Renaissance, their sound and repertoire are perfectly suited to the glorious College Chapel.

Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir

Tallis • Spem in AliumRoth • Earthrise An opportunity to hear Spem in Alium is always a special occasion. In this wonderful work for eight separate 5-part choirs, Tallis demonstrates that he is more than a match for any continental composer of the period. It is … Read More

The Polish Connection

A concert celebrating music from composers living in Warsaw and Krakow in the 16th and 17th centuries: Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki, Luca Marenzio and Vincenzo Bertolusi, alongside modern works by Roxanna Panufnik.

Ten Ways to Sing the Psalms

An all-day workshop led by Christopher Martin Thomas, Rev. Stephen M’Caw, and the singers and musicians of St.John’s Keynsham, followed by a short service built around the Psalm settings learnt:• Participate in learning new and ancient ways to sing the Psalms• … Read More

Empowered Women Trilogy Festival

Blurring the boundaries of what a concert is, The Telling bring you three intimate “concert-theatre” pieces to mark International Women’s Day 2019, transporting you back in time through plaintive ballads, lively dance music and dramatic narrative. The Empowered Women Trilogy … Read More

The Songmen – A Capella Group

With ‘Faith, Folk and Frivolity’, The Songmen present a journey through the genres, taking you from some of the finest in renaissance polyphony including Byrd and Palestrina, through contemporary sacred music with settings by members of the group, vivid, humourous, … Read More

The Birth of Virtuosity

Join local violinist Alice Earll for an evening of fantastical music and lively discussion! Find out what happens when musicians are left to their own devices, why almost all the Cornetto players died (and what a Cornetto is, there’s more than just … Read More

The Birth of Virtuosity

Join local violinist Alice Earll for an evening of fantastical music and lively discussion! Find out what happens when musicians are left to their own devices, why almost all the Cornetto players died (and what a Cornetto is, there’s more than just … Read More

Piva – The Renaissance Collective

Formed in 2002 Piva have firmly established themselves as a leading early music ensemble. Playing throughout the UK and across Europe, the group has gained a reputation for their lively performances and entertaining shows. Bagpipes, hurdy gurdies, recorders, viol, curtals, … Read More

Polish up your singing

Glastonbury Cantilena is delighted to have secured the services of Ben Sawyer: Ben is a countertenor, conductor and educator based in Gloucestershire, England. As a singer, he performs as a soloist around the country; he is a founder member of … Read More

Baroque String Workshop

Suitable for adult players. Intermediate onwards. Tutor: Alison Townley. Baroque Bows available to hire for the workshop and long term. 2019 workshop dates:27th January, 24th March, 12th May, 16th June

Workshop for Singers

Singers in all voice ranges are invited to a day centred on the church music of Peter Philips (1560/61-1628). Though Philips was documented as a choirboy at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London in the 1570s, within a decade his Roman Catholicism … Read More

Come and sing Victoria Requiem

Come and indulge yourself in the glorious Requiem by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611). Victoria was a Spanish composer in 16th century Spain and part of the counter-reformation. His Requiem, written for six parts, is full of refined but passionate … Read More

Awake Thou Wintry Earth

This concert is part of the Totnes Early Music Society Season 2018/19. This exciting recorder duo play music from Monteverdi to Handel, with theorbo player Toby Carr. A programme to inspire thoughts of spring from deep in the winter! Tabea … Read More

Tallis Voices

Regina coeli; a capella renaissance music and readings celebrating the Virgin Mary. Proceeds in aid of the Cathedral Chorister Trust. Tickets £10, available from the cathedral shop or by post from Dr CR Lovell, Green Farm Cottage, The Green, Farmborough, … Read More

Mr Gainsborough the music enthusiast of Bath

Galliarda – Sara Stowe (harpsichord, forte piano, soprano), Ibi Aziz (baroque cello, viola da gamba), Matthew Spring (early guitars, lute), Kate Alsop (baroque violin, recorder). This concert explores the music world that Thomas Gainsborough experienced during his Bath years (1759-74). … Read More