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.

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