Concerts & Recitals


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October 2014 | November 2014 | December 2014

October 2014

Tuesday 7th October at 7.30

St Mary’s Church, Warwick, CV34 4RA
K’antu Ensemble with Clifford Rose
Come now, a Roundel and a Fairy Song
To celebrate the 450th anniversary, Clifford Rose, a Founder Member of the Royal Shakespeare Company joins the lively young K’antu Ensemble for an evening of speeches and sonnets by Shakespeare, with songs and dances by Byrd, Morley, Dowland, Dering, van Eyck, Johnson, Playford, Praetorius and anon..
Tickets: £20.00 and £18.00 reserved, £15.00 and £12.00 unreserved, £1 Children and Students (Available on the door)
Box Office: 01926 334418 or

Saturday 11th October, 11.0am

St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Gate, Nottingham NG1 2NW

Coffee concert
The Phantasie Viol consort and Picardy Recorder Consort present music by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, John Taverner and Alfonso Ferrabosco. Phantasie Viol consort: Andrew Budleigh, Wendy Hancock, Christopher Hodkinson, Rebecca Leigh, Matthew Walton. Picardy Recorder Consort: Helen Ashbridge, Keith Martin, Christine Ranson, George Revill with Charlotte Henshaw and Elspeth Meakin.
Admission is free, with coffee and biscuits served from 10.15am

11th October at 1.15

The Lord Mayor’s Chapel, College Green, Park Street, Bristol BS1 5TB
Recorder and Harp Recital
Andrew Collis Recorders and Robin Ward Triple Harps
Music by C.P.E Bach Piazzolla Ravel Fontana
Entry: by Donation

18th October at 7.30

St.John’s Church, Spencer Hill, Wimbledon SW19 4NZ
Recorder and Harp Recital
Andrew Collis Recorders and Robin Ward Triple Harps
Music by C.P.E Bach Fontana Ravel Castello
Entry: £12, £10 (concessions) at the door. Full-time Students and Pupils free.
Information on 020 8879 1498

Thursday 23 October 2014 1.05 pm

St Olave Church, 8 Hart Street, London, EC3R 7NB
Baroque Sonatas and Variations – A Recital
Stefan Pilczek recorders and Chris Mear harpsichord
Anonymous pieces from The Division Flute and works by van Eyck, Ortiz, Telemann and Handel
Admission free

Friday 24th October at 7.30pm

Trinity Methodist Church & Community Centre, Church Terrace, Wisbech, Cambs., PE13 1BL
Galliarda, with Ibi Aziz viola da gamba
A Tale of Two Cities – a programme of English and French music, 
Tickets price £10 (adults), and £7 (students), with accompanied children free.
Tickets available on the door, or three weeks before the concert from 1-3 York Row Wisbech PE13 1EA between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

Charlotte-Barbour-Condini2_credit-Benjamin-Harte.sflbSaturday 25th October at 7:30pm

The Minster Church of St. Mary and St. James Great Grimsby
Charlotte Barbour-Condini returns to the Minster with David Gordon (harpsichord) following her stunning debut in 2012, Charlotte will be providing us with a fantastic solo recital of music from across the ages.
Tickets: £12 accompanied children free. Available from GY Minster Office 358610 and Cleethorpes TIC 323111

KantuSaturday 25th October at 7.30

All Saints Church, Haslingfield, CB23 1JF
K’antu Ensemble
Come now, a Roundel and a Fairy Song
To celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, K’antu explores Songs and Dances evoking the spirit of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, including delights by Byrd, Morley, Dowland, Playford and Praetorius. K’antu Ensemble’s new arrangements explore works which blur boundaries between folk and world, early music and improvisation.
Tickets: £14.50, £12.50 concessions, £7.50 students, £4 child.
Box Office: 01223 357851 or

Consortium5Sunday 26th October at 7.30pm

City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX
‘As our sweet Cords with Discords mixed be’
Consortium5 perform music of the English renaissance, the heyday for the recorder consort. Including works by Byrd, Ferrabosco, Dowland and Tye.
Tickets: £8/£6 conc (Under 11’s go free!)
Reservations: ticketsatconsortium5dotcom (To be paid on the door)

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

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

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

Last updated October 7, 2014