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Sat. 21st April, 7.00pm

Bishop Hannington Church, Holmes Avenue, Hove BN3 7NHMichala Petri and Lars Hannibal
Butterfly Concert Series
A rare chance to hear Michala Petri and Lars Hannibal perform here in the UK. They will play an eclectic programme drawing on much loved works from their repertoire. This will include works by J S Bach, van Eyck, Corelli, Handel, Lalo, Nielsen, Grieg, Piazzolla, and the short but evocative Winter Seascapes from Ospedaletti by Stephanie Cant for solo alto/sopranino recorder. Light refreshments will be available in the interval, and the estimated finishing time is 9.00pm.
Tickets in advance: Adults £17 Children and F/T students £8 online at petrihannibalconcert.bpt.me 
on the door: Adults £20 Children and F/T students £10
More information at www.stephaniecant.co.uk

Sat. 21st April, 7.30pm

St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 9PAFlanders Recorder Quartet
(re-scheduled from 17 March – click here for refund arrangements.)
Flanders Recorder Quartet
Bart Spanhove, Paul van Loey, Tom Beets, Joris van Goethem – recorders
Music by J.S. Bach and Telemann arranged for four recorders
J.S. Bach is without a doubt the greatest musical genius that Western culture has produced. His vast yield of outstanding works is constantly performed in a variety of styles and genres. The diversity of his output is presented by the acclaimed Flanders Recorder Quartet with arrangements of expressive chorales, inventive preludes and fugues, lively Italianate concerti and a monumental passacaglia.
More information at http://www.gcs.org.uk/

Fri. 27th April, 7pm

The Schott Music Shop, 48 Great Marlborough St., London W1F 7BBNaomi Okuda
Hanseatic Reflections
Trio sonatas by Telemann, Handel, Linicke and others.
Naomi Okuda (recorder)
Chris Hartland (oboe, recorder)
Jan Zahourek (viola da gamba)
Katarzyna Kowalik (harpsichord)
Drinks will be served after the programme.
Concert Poster
Tickets: £15 (£12 for full time students).
Booking: 020 7534 0710 (the Schott Music Shop) or on the door.

Fri. 4th May, 7.30pm

Little Budworth Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Budworth, Cheshire CW6 9BPWild Men of the Baroque
Wild Men of the Baroque
Piers Adams and David Wright
Tickets and information from Cheshire Rural Touring Arts

Sat. 5th May, 7.30pm

Tarvin Community Centre, Meadow Cl, Tarvin, Chester CH3 8LY
Wild Men of the Baroque
Piers Adams and David Wright
Tickets and information from Cheshire Rural Touring Arts

Thu. 10th May, 1.15pm

Saint Pancras Parish Church, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BAStefan Pilczek
Il Flauto Italiano – A Recital
Stefan Pilczek
(recorders)
Duncan Appleby
(harpsichord)
Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739):
  Sonata for Recorder and Continuo in B flat, Opus 2, No 7
Robert Valentine (c 1680-c 1735):
  Sonata for Recorder and Continuo in D minor, Opus 5, No 2
Domenico Sarri (1679-1744):
  Sonata for Recorder and Continuo in  F
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713):
  Sonata for Recorder and Continuo in  D minor, Anh 35
Jacob van Eyck (1590-1657):
  Under the Green Linden Tree from ‘Der Fluyten Lusthof’;
  Prince Robert’s March from ‘Der Fluyten Lusthof’
Admission free

Sun. 13th May, 11.30am

Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, London, E8 2BT
Palisander with lutenist Toby Carr.
Beware the Spider!
17th Century victims of venomous spider bites were offered no medicinal cure or relief. Instead, the local musicians would work together to find a curative melody…
This programme serves as a musical illustration of the wide-ranging side effects experienced by those suffering a poisonous spider bite. Palisander performs music spanning 400 years, on recorders up to 2 metres tall, including works by Dowland, Vivaldi and Byrd, as well as traditional tarantellas arranged for the group.
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Wed. 16th May, 12.30pm

Corn Exchange, Newbury RG14 5BDFlauti d'Echo
Flauti d’echo: Tabea Debus and Olwen Foulkes recorders with Kate Conway viola da gamba andJohan Löfving theorbo
Awake, Thou Wintry Earth
Flauti d’echo celebrates the arrival of spring with music from Germany, England, France and Italy. Cheeky cuckoos, blossoming flowers, dancing shepherds and buffeting winds frame a beautiful pastoral aria, ‘Awake, Thou Wintry Earth’ by J.S. Bach.
Tickets: £10
More details and booking from the Newbury Festival website

Wed. 16th May, 1.05pm

St Alfege Church, Greenwich, London, SE10 9BJ
Palisander 
Antidotum Arachne
17th Century victims of venomous spider bites were offered no medicinal cure or relief.  Instead, the local musicians would work together to find a curative melody…
This programme serves as a musical illustration of the wide-ranging side effects experienced by those suffering a poisonous spider bite. Palisander performs music spanning 400 years, on recorders up to 2 metres tall, including works by Dowland, Vivaldi and Byrd, as well as traditional tarantellas arranged for the group.
Further Details

Sat. 19th May, 7pm

Curry Rivel church, Somerset
Mendip Consort conducted by Joyce Rudall
perform a concert mostly music associated with world war one, but also a few interesting extras. 

Sat. 19th May, 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Church, Church Lane‎, Weston, Hertfordshire SG4 7DJ
Palisander with percussionist Guy Shalom.
Journey to the New World
Inspired by Christopher Columbus’ odyssey to the “New World”, the Palisander Ensemble has designed an exotic program combining court music from the explorers’ countries and pieces inspired by the sea and the indigenous peoples of America .
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Sun. 20th May, 4pm

St Giles Community Hall, Main Road, Balderton NG24 3LN
East Midlands Recorder Orchestra
 – conducted by Sheila Richards – present their first concert.
The programme will include:
– Brook Green Suite – Holst
– The Imps of Lincoln – Paul Richards
– Mountain Mosaic – Glen Shannon
– Chaconne – Buxtehude
– Folk Songs from Somerset – Vaughan Williams
– Fantasia su ‘Scampagnata dell’orso Teddi’ – David Cranmer
There will be a retiring collection to raise money for Beaumond House Community Hospice in memory of the composer, Paul Richards.

Wed. 23rd May, 7.30pm

All Saints’ Church, Tudeley, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 0NZ
The Stanesby Players present: La Visionnaire, A concert to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the birth of François Couperin (1668 – 1733) with music by Couperin, Boismortier, Leclair, Dolle and Linde.
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Fri. 25th May, 1.05pm

Wells Cathedral
Lunchtime Recital
Mendip Consort conducted by Joyce Rudall
The music this year features composers who were associated and affected by the events of the first world war, on his anniversary year of the ending of the hostilities.
Entry free but a donation towards the upkeep of the Cathedral is expected

Tue. 19th June, 7.30pm

Winchfield Festival Marquee, St Mary’s Church, Winchfield RG27 9DB
K’antu Ensemble: Music in Shakespeare
“These players are expert without being mannered, vivid without being simplistic, wholly alive to the expressive possibilities of Elizabethan and Jacobean music. I cannot recommend them highly enough.” Michael Dobson, Professor of Shakespeare Studies
“An extraordinary and entertaining evening, which ended with an enthusiastic applause and an encore.” Göttinger Tageblatt
Tickets: £20/£10*
*There are a limited number of free tickets for under 18s available over the phone.
Available from: http://winchfieldfestival.org/
Festival Box Office: 07342 321713

Wed. 18th July, 12 noon

United Reformed Church, Petworth, GU28 0AW
Palisander with percussionist Guy Shalom.
Inspired by voyages to the New World by Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh, this programme centres on themes of Renaissance exploration and discovery with musical illustrations of journeys to the New World, and includes works by Tallis, Vivaldi, Susato and Dowland.
Further Details

Last updated April 17, 2018