Early Music and Baroque

Early Music and Baroque

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The Hall's intimate acoustic is ideal for period instruments, and this series includes some of the finest ensembles and soloists performing today.

The Sixteen © Molina Visuals

The Sixteen; Harry Christophers conductor

Thursday 17 January 2019 7:30PM

Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II

Les Arts Florissants

Les Arts Florissants; William Christie music director, harpsichord

Tuesday 29 January 2019 7:30PM

Airs sérieux et à boire Volume 3

The Cardinall's Musick © Benjamin Ealovega

The Cardinall's Musick

Wednesday 30 January 2019 7:30PM

The Company of Heaven II

Sonia Prina   © Javier del Real

Sonia Prina contralto; Alina Pogostkina violin; Dorothee Oberlinger recorder; Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca

Thursday 7 February 2019 7:30PM

Vivaldi - The Muses

Stile Antico © Marco Borggreve

Stile Antico

Thursday 14 February 2019 7:30PM

Arise, My Love: Sensuous Renaissance settings of the Song of Songs

Les Talens Lyriques © Eric Larrayadieu

Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset harpsichord; Eugénie Warnier soprano; Emiliano Gonalez Toro tenor; Magnus Staveland tenor

Thursday 21 February 2019 7:30PM

Guerrieri e amorosi

Dame Emma Kirkby   © Allan Watson

Dame Emma Kirkby soprano

Thursday 28 February 2019 7:00PM

70th Birthday Concert

Florilegium © Amit Lennon

Florilegium; Ashley Solomon director

Wednesday 6 March 2019 7:30PM

Music at the Court of Frederick the Great

The English Concert © Oliver Rosser © Feast Creative

The English Concert; Nadja Zwiener violin; Tuomo Suni violin; Christian Curnyn director

Friday 8 March 2019 7:30PM

Handel, Purcell, Bach, Leclair and Muffat

Mahan Esfahani   © Bernhard Musil

Die Kölner Akademie chamber ensemble; Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Wednesday 13 March 2019 7:30PM

JC Bach, Mozart, CPE Bach and Distler

Vox Luminis © Ola Renska

Vox Luminis; Lionel Meunier director; Reinoud Van Mechelen tenor; A Nocte Temporis

Wednesday 20 March 2019 7:30PM


Carolyn Sampson   © Marco Borggreve

Carolyn Sampson soprano; The King's Consort; Robert King director

Wednesday 27 March 2019 7:30PM

Handel in Italy

Mahan Esfahani   © Bernhard Musil

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Saturday 30 March 2019 7:30PM


Anna Huntley   © Kaupo Kikkas

Anna Dennis soprano (as Aci); Anna Huntley mezzo-soprano (as Galatea); Edward Grint bass-baritone (as Polifemo); London Handel Orchestra; Adrian Butterfield conductor

Wednesday 3 April 2019 7:30PM


Arcangelo © Adam Swann

Arcangelo; Jonathan Cohen director, harpsichord; Emőke Baráth soprano; Anna Reinhold mezzo-soprano; Callum Thorpe bass-baritone

Friday 5 April 2019 7:30PM


Solomon’s Knot  © Gerard Collett

Solomon’s Knot: St John Passion

Tuesday 16 April 2019 7:00PM

Bach and Handl

The Sixteen © Molina Visuals

The Sixteen; Harry Christophers conductor; Michael Pennington narrator

Wednesday 17 April 2019 7:30PM

Music from the Chapel Royal with excerpts from Pepys’ diary

Trio Mediæval © Ingvil Skeie Ljones

Trio Mediæval

Saturday 20 April 2019 7:30PM

Lumen de Lumine

Ensemble Correspondances © Molina Visuals

Ensemble Correspondances; Sébastien Daucé conductor, organ; Sophie Karthäuser soprano

Monday 22 April 2019 7:30PM

Leçons des Ténèbres

The Orlando Consort © Eric Richmond

The Orlando Consort

Thursday 25 April 2019 7:30PM

The Secrets of Heaven

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin © Uwe Arens

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Georg Kallweit leader

Saturday 4 May 2019 7:30PM

Handel and Telemann

Christina Pluhar © Michal Novak


Tuesday 28 May 2019 7:30PM

Time Stands Still

Cinquecento © Theresa Pewal

Cinquecento; Nicholas Todd tenor

Friday 7 June 2019 7:30PM

Josquin des Prez and his legacy

The English Concert © Oliver Rosser © Feast Creative

The English Concert

Tuesday 11 June 2019 7:30PM

Orpheus of Princes

Rihab Azar

Stile Antico; Rihab Azar oud

Wednesday 12 June 2019 7:30PM

Songs of Longing and Exile

The Cardinall's Musick © Benjamin Ealovega

The Cardinall's Musick

Thursday 20 June 2019 7:30PM

The Company of Heaven III

Peter Whelan © Jen Owens

Ensemble Marsyas

Monday 24 June 2019 7:30PM


David Bates © Nick Rutter

La Nuova Musica; Christine Rice mezzo-soprano; David Bates conductor

Thursday 27 June 2019 7:30PM

Mozart, Traetta and Haydn

Rachel Podger   © Theresa Pewal

Rachel Podger violin, director; Brecon Baroque

Monday 1 July 2019 7:30PM

Vivaldi and Bach

Louise Alder © Gerard Collett

The Mozartists

Monday 8 July 2019 7:30PM

Mozart’s Travels

Mahan Esfahani   © Bernhard Musil

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Tuesday 9 July 2019 7:30PM


Max Emanuel Cenčić  © Ann Hoffmann

Max Emanuel Cenčić countertenor; Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu ensemble; Franck-Emmanuel Comte director, harpsichord

Thursday 11 July 2019 7:30PM


Vox Luminis © David Samyn

Vox Luminis; Lionel Meunier artistic director

Saturday 13 July 2019 7:30PM


Le Concert Spirituel © Guy Vivien

Le Concert Spirituel; Hervé Niquet director

Saturday 27 July 2019 7:30PM

Mozart in Salzburg