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November 2014

Friday 21st November

Lamberhurst, Kent
Red Priest
The Four Seasons

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

Saturday 29th November at 7.30pm

Marple United Reform Church, Hibbert Lane, Marple SK6 7NN (map)
Manchester Recorder Orchestra
Programme will include
Mendelssohn – Hebrides Oveture
Bamforth – Nocturne Op. 67
Touchin – Wind Wynd : Soloist - Sarah Langdon, to whom the work is dedicated
Byrd – Earle of Oxford’s Marche
Solomons – Suite for Recorder Orchestra
Melville – Lachramae Tango

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.

Little Moreton HallSaturday 6th December, afternoon

Little Moreton Hall, Congleton, Cheshire
Macclesfield Society of Recorder Players will be playing as part of the Yuletide celebrations

Saturday 6th December at 7.30pm

Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath BA2 4P
Music for Christmas
Jerrome Recorders and The Chapel Singers present a selection of seasonal music and songs.
Refreshments in the interval
Tickets £5.00 and £2.50 for children on the door or from the Bath Box Office, Visitors Information Centre, Bath BA1 1LY

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

Sunday 7th December at 3pm

Caldbeck, Cumbria
Red Priest

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

Sunday 14th December

Red Priest
Handel in the Wind

Windrush ConcertSunday 14th December at 3pm

St Peter’s Church, Cassington, Oxon OX29 4BN
A Festival of European Christmas Music
Windrush Ensemble viol, guitar, recorders and voices
Followed by seasonal refreshments
Retiring Collection for Aid to the Church in Need

Unitarian ChapelFriday 19th December at 7pm

Unitarian Chapel, 4 King Edward Street, Macclesfield SK10 1AB
Macclesfield Society of Recorder Players
Christmas music by candlelight
The programme combines striking new arrangements of wonderful lesser known carols across Europe by Richard Foxcroft. It also features the Pastorale from Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and amongst others seasonal pieces by Schuetz, Sweelinck and Dunstable.

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

January 2015

Wednesday 28th January

Tavistock, Devon
Piers Adams and David Wright

Saturday 31st January

Stowe School, Buckinghamshire
Red Priest

February 2015

Thursday 5th February at 7.30

Melrose Scotland
Piers Adams and David Wright

Saturday 7th February

Red Priest

March 2015

Wednesday 25th March

Rottingdean Sussex
Red Priest
Pirates of the Baroque

April 2015

Tuesday April 28th

Stowe School, Buckinghamshire
Piers Adams
School Workshop and Concert

July 2015

Wednesday 1st July

Isle of Man
Red Priest
Handel in the Wind

Last updated November 19, 2014