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.

Roberta Invernizzi  © Ribalta Luce Studio

Roberta Invernizzi soprano; Accademia Hermans; Fabio Ciofini conductor, harpsichord

Friday 20 October 2017 7:30PM

Handel's Queens

Phantasm © Marco Borggreve


Sunday 22 October 2017 7:30PM

Christopher Tye and Claude Le Jeune: 16th-century musical radicals

The Sixteen © Molina Visuals

The Sixteen

Tuesday 24 October 2017 7:30PM

Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale

Carolyn Sampson  © Marco Borggreve

Carolyn Sampson soprano; The King's Consort

Wednesday 25 October 2017 7:30PM

The Genius of Purcell

Jordi Savall  © David Ignaszewski

Jordi Savall viola da gamba; Hespèrion XXI

Sunday 29 October 2017 7:30PM

Istanbul; Dimitrie Cantemir: The Book of the Science of Music

Alina Ibragimova  © Eva Vermandel

Alina Ibragimova violin; Il Pomo d'Oro

Tuesday 7 November 2017 1:00PM

Haydn and Mendelssohn

Philippe Jaroussky  © Simon Fowler

Philippe Jaroussky countertenor; Ensemble Artaserse

Sunday 26 November 2017 7:30PM


The English Concert © Richard Haughton

The English Concert; Robert Quinney; Choir of New College Oxford

Wednesday 29 November 2017 7:30PM

Blow, Purcell, Handel and JS Bach


L'Arpeggiata; Christina Pluhar director; Giuseppina Bridelli mezzo-soprano

Friday 1 December 2017 7:30PM


The Cardinall's Musick © Dmitri Gutjahr

The Cardinall's Musick; Andrew Carwood director

Monday 4 December 2017 7:30PM

Palestrina, Anon, Handl and more

Early Opera Company © Charlotte Burke

Early Opera Company; Christian Curnyn director

Friday 8 December 2017 7:30PM


Trio Mediæval © Åsa-Maria Mikkelsen

Trio Mediæval; Nils Økland violin

Wednesday 13 December 2017 7:30PM

Wolcome Yole

Dunedin Consort © David Barbour

Dunedin Consort; John Butt director

Saturday 16 December 2017 7:30PM


Ensemble Plus Ultra

Ensemble Plus Ultra

Wednesday 20 December 2017 7:30PM

Victoria, Guerrero, Byrd and more

Rinaldo Alessandrini

Concerto Italiano; Rinaldo Alessandrini director

Friday 29 December 2017 7:30PM

JS Bach

Arcangelo © Adam Swann


Sunday 31 December 2017 7:00PM

Blow, Vivaldi, Handel and Purcell

Helsinki Baroque Orchestra © Marco Borggreve

Helsinki Baroque Orchestra; Aapo Häkkinen; Carolyn Sampson

Saturday 6 January 2018 7:30PM

Telemann and Bach

Sonia Prina

Sonia Prina contralto; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Thursday 11 January 2018 7:30PM

Handel, Ferrandini, Bach, Locatelli and Vivaldi

The Sixteen © Molina Visuals

The Sixteen

Monday 22 January 2018 7:30PM

Purcell – Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II

Ian Page  © Sheila Rock

Classical Opera/The Mozartists; Ian Page; Katy Bircher; Chiara Skerath

Tuesday 23 January 2018 7:30PM

Haydn, Jommelli, JC Bach and more

Daniel Behle  © Julian Laidig

Daniel Behle tenor; Armonia Atenea; Markellos Chryssicos director, harpsichord

Sunday 4 February 2018 7:30PM

Opera Arias

The English Concert © Richard Haughton

The English Concert; Harry Bicket; Nadja Zwiener; Jonathan Manson; Dorothee Mields

Thursday 8 February 2018 7:30PM

Buxtehude: Bach's Hero

Mahan Esfahani  © Bernhard Musil/Deutsche Grammophon

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Friday 9 February 2018 7:30PM


Phantasm © Marco Borggreve


Tuesday 20 February 2018 7:30PM

The world Byrd: consorts, hymns, divisions and dances

Les Talens Lyriques © Eric Larrayadieu

Les Talens Lyriques

Monday 26 February 2018 7:30PM

Love and death in Venice

Florilegium © John Yip Brandies

Florilegium; Ashley Solomon director; Robin Blaze countertenor

Thursday 8 March 2018 7:30PM

Handel, Pergolesi, Corrette and more

London Handel Orchestra © Susan Porter-Thomas

London Handel Orchestra; Adrian Butterfield; Erica Eloff; William Wallace; Josep-Ramon Olivé

Thursday 22 March 2018 7:30PM

Handel: Esther

Dunedin Consort © David Barbour

Dunedin Consort; John Butt director

Sunday 25 March 2018 5:00PM

Bach: St Matthew Passion

Paul O'Dette  © Jennifer Girard

Paul O'Dette lute

Monday 26 March 2018 7:30PM

The 3 Orfeos

Les Arts Florissants © Pascal Gely

Les Arts Florissants; Paul Agnew director, tenor

Tuesday 27 March 2018 7:30PM

JS Bach, JC Bach, Kuhnau and JL Bach

Les Folies françoises © Géraldine Aresteanu

Les Folies françoises; Patrick Cohën-Akenine director, violin

Wednesday 28 March 2018 7:30PM

Bach the European