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.

Concentus Musicus Wien © Johannes Baumann

Concentus Musicus Wien; Stefan Gottfried director, harpsichord, organ

Thursday 6 February 2020 7:30PM

Biber, Telemann, Vivaldi and Purcell

The Sixteen © Molina Visuals

The Sixteen; Harry Christophers conductor

Friday 21 February 2020 7:30PM

Byrd and Dowland

The English Concert © Oliver Rosser © Feast Creative

The English Concert

Tuesday 25 February 2020 7:30PM

JS Bach - In Search of Perfection

Isabelle Faust   © Felix Broede

Isabelle Faust violin; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Bernhard Forck leader, violin; Xenia Löffler oboe

Saturday 29 February 2020 7:30PM

JS Bach and CPE Bach

Florilegium © Amit Lennon

Florilegium; Ashley Solomon flute, recorder, director; Alexandra Bellamy oboe; Bojan Čičić violin; Reiko Ichise viola da gamba

Wednesday 4 March 2020 7:30PM

L’Europe Galante

Adrian Butterfield

London Handel Orchestra; Adrian Butterfield director

Tuesday 10 March 2020 7:30PM

Parnasso in Festa

Christian Curnyn © Phil Poynter

Early Opera Company; Christian Curnyn director

Thursday 12 March 2020 7:30PM

Locke and Blow

Mahan Esfahani   © Bernhard Musil

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Wednesday 18 March 2020 7:30PM

Bach

L'Arpeggiata © Michael Kneffel

L'Arpeggiata; Christina Pluhar theorbo, director; Luciana Mancini mezzo-soprano; Vincenzo Capezzuto alto

Friday 27 March 2020 7:30PM

Pájarillo y duende

Ensemble Marsyas © Mirjam Devriendt

Ensemble Marsyas; Peter Whelan director

Monday 30 March 2020 7:30PM

Purcell – ‘Come, Ye Sons of Art’

Tim Mead   © Benjamin Ealovega

Tim Mead countertenor; Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien; François Lazarevitch flute, musette, director

Saturday 4 April 2020 7:30PM

Purcell: Songs and Dances

The English Concert © Dario Acosta

The English Concert

Sunday 5 April 2020 7:30PM

Bach’s St John Passion

Fretwork © Nick White

Fretwork; Richard Boothby director; Gallicantus; Gabriel Crouch director; Charles Daniels baritone (as Evangelist)

Saturday 11 April 2020 7:30PM

Schein and Schütz

Emmanuelle Haïm   © Marianne Rosenstiehl

Emmanuelle Haïm conductor; Le Concert d'Astrée

Tuesday 14 April 2020 7:30PM

Banchetto Musicale – Dances and Delights from the 17th Century

Rachel Podger   © Theresa Pewal

Rachel Podger violin; Kristian Bezuidenhout harpsichord

Saturday 18 April 2020 4:00PM

Bach

Rachel Podger   © Theresa Pewal

Rachel Podger violin; Kristian Bezuidenhout harpsichord

Saturday 18 April 2020 7:30PM

Bach

Roberta Invernizzi   © Ribalta Luce Studio

Roberta Invernizzi soprano; Franco Pavan theorbo; Gabriele Palomba theorbo; Flora Papadopoulos harp; Alberto Guerrero cello; Claudia Combs violin; Rossella Croce violin

Tuesday 21 April 2020 7:30PM

Celebrating Women Baroque Composers

Franco Fagioli   © Julian Laidig

Franco Fagioli countertenor; Il Pomo d'Oro

Tuesday 28 April 2020 7:30PM

Durante, Vinci, Hasse, Handel and Fiorenza

Les Talens Lyriques © Eric Larrayadieu

Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset harpsichord; Julian Prégardien tenor; Gilone Gaubert violin; Jocelyn Daubigney flute; Atsushi Sakai cello

Friday 8 May 2020 7:30PM

Chants d’amour

La Serenissima © Eric Richmond

La Serenissima; Adrian Chandler director, violin; Julia Doyle soprano; Renata Pokupić mezzo-soprano; Hilary Summers contralto

Tuesday 12 May 2020 7:30PM

Vivaldi’s Women

Vox Luminis © Tom Blaton

Vox Luminis; Lionel Meunier artistic director

Thursday 14 May 2020 7:30PM

Britten, Tallis, White and more

Collegium Vocale Gent © Foppe Schut

Collegium Vocale Gent; Philippe Herreweghe director

Friday 15 May 2020 7:30PM

Gesualdo

Solomon’s Knot © Gerard Collett

Solomon’s Knot

Sunday 17 May 2020 7:30PM

Not the Christmas Oratorio

Ensemble Marsyas © Mirjam Devriendt

Ensemble Marsyas; Peter Whelan director; Anna Devin soprano; Sophie Gent violin

Tuesday 26 May 2020 7:30PM

Dublin 1742

L'Arpeggiata © Michael Kneffel

L'Arpeggiata; Christina Pluhar theorbo, director; Céline Scheen soprano; Barbara Furtuna vocal ensemble

Thursday 28 May 2020 7:30PM

Via Crucis – Baroque Passion

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart © Barbara Krafft

The English Concert; Harry Bicket director, harpsichord

Wednesday 3 June 2020 7:30PM

Mozart’s 40th

The Sixteen © Molina Visuals

The Sixteen; Harry Christophers conductor

Tuesday 9 June 2020 7:30PM

Handel Chandos Anthems

Mahan Esfahani   © Kaja Smith

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Thursday 11 June 2020 7:30PM

Bach

Le Concert des Nations © Toni Peñarroya

Jordi Savall viola da gamba, director; Le Concert des Nations

Tuesday 23 June 2020 7:30PM

Couperin

Ensemble Marsyas © Mirjam Devriendt

Ensemble Marsyas; Peter Whelan director; Tara Erraught mezzo-soprano; Robin Tritschler tenor; Padraic Rowan bass-baritone

Wednesday 1 July 2020 7:30PM

Mozart, Storace, Paisiello and more

Brecon Baroque © Theresa Pewal

Rachel Podger violin, director; Brecon Baroque

Monday 6 July 2020 7:30PM

Bach Double and Triple Concertos

La Nuova Musica © Nick Rutter

La Nuova Musica; David Bates director; Anna Dennis soprano; Nick Pritchard tenor

Wednesday 8 July 2020 7:30PM

An Italian Sojurn

Arcangelo © Adam Swann

Arcangelo; Jonathan Cohen director, harpsichord; Jean-Guihen Queyras cello

Saturday 11 July 2020 7:30PM

Mendelssohn, CPE Bach, JS Bach and Haydn

Chiara Skerath © Capucine de Chacqueuse

The Mozartists; Ian Page conductor; Chiara Skerath soprano

Tuesday 14 July 2020 7:30PM

Mozart’s Czech Mates

Fretwork © Nick White

Fretwork; Reiko Ichise viol; Silas Wollston organ

Friday 17 July 2020 7:00PM

Taverner, Purcell, Byrd and more

Iestyn Davies   © Chris Sorensen

Iestyn Davies countertenor; Dunedin Consort; John Butt director

Saturday 25 July 2020 7:30PM

Schütz, Bach and Erlebach

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