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.

Arcangelo © Adam Swann


Friday 5 May 2017 10:00PM

Biber, Buxtehude, Schmelzer and Kühnel

Patricia Kopatchinskaja & Anthony Romaniuk © Marco Borggreve

Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin; Anthony Romaniuk harpsichord, piano

Sunday 7 May 2017 7:30PM

CPE Bach, Crumb, Ligeti and more

Ian Page  © Sheila Rock

Classical Opera; Ian Page director; Kristian Bezuidenhout harpsichord; Soraya Mafi soprano

Tuesday 16 May 2017 7:30PM


Alison Balsom  © Jason Joyce

Cancelled: Alison Balsom trumpet; Lucy Crowe soprano; The Balsom Ensemble

Thursday 18 May 2017 7:30PM

Baroque Duet

Stile Antico © Marco Borggreve

Stile Antico

Tuesday 30 May 2017 7:30PM

'Divine Consolations': Music of Reflection and Hope by Bach and his Predecessors

The English Concert © Richard Haughton

The English Concert; Harry Bicket director, harpsichord; Nadja Zwiener violin; Joseph Crouch cello; Christopher Ainslie countertenor

Wednesday 7 June 2017 7:30PM

Esnoga: Jerusalem of the North

The King's Consort © Keith Saunders

The King's Consort

Wednesday 21 June 2017 7:30PM

Bach: The Four Orchestral Suites

Fretwork © Wendy Gillespie

Fretwork; Simon Callow narrator

Friday 23 June 2017 6:30PM

The World Encompassed

Cecilia Bartoli  © Uli Weber/Decca

Cecilia Bartoli mezzo-soprano; Philippe Jaroussky countertenor; Ensemble Artaserse

Saturday 24 June 2017 7:30PM

Idolo Mio

Florilegium © John Yip Brandies

Florilegium; Ashley Solomon director; Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano

Sunday 25 June 2017 7:30PM

Telemann 205th Anniversary Concert

Isabelle Faust  © Felix Broede

Isabelle Faust violin; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Bernard Forck leader, violin

Thursday 29 June 2017 7:30PM

JS Bach and CPE Bach

The Sixteen

The Sixteen; Harry Christophers director

Friday 30 June 2017 7:30PM


The Cardinall's Musick © Dmitri Gutjahr

The Cardinall's Musick; Andrew Carwood director

Tuesday 18 July 2017 7:30PM

Out of the Deep

Arcangelo © Adam Swann

Arcangelo; Jonathan Cohen director, harpsichord; Sophie Junker soprano

Friday 21 July 2017 7:00PM

Clérambault, Couperin and de Montéclair

Mahan Esfahani  © Bernhard Musil/Deutsche Grammophon

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Tuesday 12 September 2017 7:30PM


The English Concert © Richard Haughton

The English Concert; Kristian Bezuidenhout director, fortepiano

Thursday 14 September 2017 7:30PM

Haydn, Mozart and CPE Bach

Ian Page  © Sheila Rock

Pre-Concert Talk: Ian Page

Monday 18 September 2017 6:00PM

Classical Opera/The Mozartists

Ian Page  © Sheila Rock

Classical Opera/The Mozartists

Monday 18 September 2017 7:30PM

The Mozartists Launch Concert

Vox Luminis © Ola Renska

Vox Luminis

Tuesday 19 September 2017 7:30PM

Bach, Arnstadt

Xavier Sabata  © Michal Novak

Xavier Sabata countertenor; Armonia Atenea; George Petrou director, harpsichord

Monday 9 October 2017 7:30PM


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