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October 2014 | November 2014 | December 2014

October 2014

Thursday 30th October at 7.30pm

The Lovekyn Chapel, Kingston Grammar School [opposite main school building], 70 London Road Kingston upon Thames Middlesex KT2 6PY
Music for the Feast of Day of the Dead/All Souls: Songs of love, loss and friendship from 16th.-century Spain
The Lovekyn Consort mark this ancient festival:
Patricia Hammond  Mezzo Soprano,  William Summers Recorder, Flute, Stephen Carpenter Lute, Vihuela, Anna Tam Bass Viol
Organised by Loki Music
Tickets: £10; £5 students and unemployed; free for under-16s

November 2014

flautadorsSaturday 15 November 7.45pm

Georgian Concert Society, St Andrew’s & St George’s West, 13 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PA
Flauti di camera – baroque music for 4 recorders and continuo
The Flautadors (Catherine Fleming, Merlin Harrison, Celia Ireland and Ian Wilson) with Harriet Wiltshire cello and Kasia Tomczak-Feltrin harpsichord

KantuSaturday 22nd November at 7.30pm

Droitwich Concert Club, Methodist Church, Worcester Road, Droitwich, WR9 8AN
K’antu Ensemble
Dancing & the Divine
From Montserrat in Spain to Oaxaca Cathedral in Mexico, K’antu Ensemble explore dancing and devotional song in Europe and the New World. Music and dance have long been associated with religious feasts and festivities. Through the records made by priests such as Arbeau in France and Martinez Companon in Peru, K’antu reveal the vibrant world of Renaissance and Baroque dancing. The concert will include songs and dances ranging from Medieval Caroles for Christmas celebrations, Pilgrims’ dance songs and the Danza de la Muerte, as well as Villancicos and Negritos from the New World.
Tickets: Adults: £15; Under 17s £5 Box Office: 01905 779736 or on the door

Saturday 22nd November at 7.30pm

Forty Hall, Forty Hill ENFIELD Enfield EN2 9HA
Devotion, Delight and Deception in the Golden Age
Elizabethan and Jacobean England clashed frequently with its rival Spain in search not only for riches in the New World but also for ideological influence: England increasingly defined itself as Protestant and faced plots – real or imagined – devised by its remaining Roman Catholics. These tensions and loyalties were expressed not only in public events such as the Gunpowder Plot but also in private sacred and domestic music, with high profile musicians including William Byrd and John Dowland composing for both sides. Musicians also crossed boundaries between the devotional and the highly profane, and this programme includes songs of love, loss, loyalty, devotion and lust from England and Spain, along with instrumental fantasias.
Patricia Hammond Alto, William Summers Recorder, Flute, Jamie Akers Vihuela, Lute
Organised by Loki Music
Tickets: £10; £5 students and unemployed; free for under-16s

Saturday 22nd November at 7.30pmzg

Cambridge: Histon Baptist Church, Poplar Road CB24 9LN

Sunday 23rd November at 3pm

St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square London SW1W 9AL

BBC Young Musician Finalists 2012 & 2014 Charlotte Barbour-Condini & Sophie Westbrooke
Chiara Vinci soprano Barbara Law & Evelyn Nallen recorders
Malcolm Creese double bass Francis Knights harpsichord
Cambridge’s Recorder Band Zero Gravity
music by Arne Handel Telemann Purcell
at the door £15 or book online

December 2014

Saturday 6th December at 2.30pm

Overdale, Cavendish Road East, The Park, Nottingham NG7 1BB
Espérance: Clare Devine soprano, Stewart McCoy lute and Wendy Hancock bass viol and recorder.
A programme of Renaissance music for Christmas – and more.
Tickets, price £15 in aid of charity, to include mulled wine and mince pies, available only through pre-booking from Gill Lewis (0115) 947 0071, to be collected at the concert on the day.

PhoenixArbSunday 7th December from 6pm

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. GL8 8QS
Phoenix Recorder Orchestra
Music with a Christmas flavour as part of the Westonbirt ‘Enchanted Christmas’ Festival

Thursday 11th December at 7.30

The Lovekyn Chapel, Kingston Grammar School [opposite main school building], London Road Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT2 6PY
A Georgian Christmas
The Lovekyn Consort mark the season with carols, songs and airs from 18th.-century England, together with a few Medieval carols and some new music.
Organised by Loki Music
Tickets: £10; £5 students and unemployed; free for under-16s

galliardaFriday 12th December at 7.30 pm

The Theatre Royal, Washington Street, Workington, Cumbria CA14 3AW
A Merry Wassail – a programme of Christmas music to include Ihr Volker hort – Telemann and O had I Jubal’s lyre – Handel.
Tickets, price £11 will be available from The Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre, Finkle Street, Workington, CA14 2BD, tel: 01900 602122

MusicaDonumDeiSunday 14th December at 2.30pm and 6.30pm

Holme Pierrepont Hall, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottingham, NG12 2LD
Musica Donum Dei presents Music from Christmas Past
Played on period instruments.
Tickets, price £12.50 and £16 (front two rows, central) to include mulled wine and minces pies from Windblowers (0115) 9410543, cheque/cash only with financial support from The Friends of MDD

Saturday 20th December at 7.30pm

Forty Hall, Forty Hill ENFIELD Enfield EN2 9HA
A Georgian Christmas
Gallery carols [with audience participation], Georgian songs, sacred arias by Handel, and sonatas by Corelli, Croft and Arne – together with one or two recent composition – recreate the atmosphere of a mid-18th.-century Christmas with a modern slant.
Elin Harries Soprano, William Summers Baroque Flute, Recorder, Diane Moore Baroque Violin, Yeo Yat-Soon Harpsichord, Lynn Selwood Baroque Cello
Organised by Loki Music
Tickets: £10; £5 students and unemployed; free for under-16s

Last updated October 28, 2014