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.

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

Elizabeth Kenny  © Benjamin Ealovega

Theatre of the Ayre

Tuesday 3 April 2018 7:30PM

Inventing Bel Canto

Le Concert d'Astrée © Guillaume Mirand

Le Concert d'Astrée; Emmanuelle Haïm; Sabine Devieilhe; Marianne Crebassa

Thursday 5 April 2018 7:30PM

Italian Cantatas

La Nuova Musica © Benjamin Ealovega

La Nuova Musica

Saturday 7 April 2018 1:00PM


The English Concert © Richard Haughton

The English Concert; Harry Bicket; Nadja Zwiener

Thursday 19 April 2018 7:30PM

A European Grand Tour

Rachel Podger  © Theresa Pewal

Royal Academy of Music Baroque Soloists; Rachel Podger violin

Sunday 6 May 2018 7:30PM

L’Amour Triomphe

Mahan Esfahani  © Bernhard Musil/Deutsche Grammophon

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Wednesday 9 May 2018 7:30PM


Phantasm © Marco Borggreve


Monday 14 May 2018 7:30PM

Leading Lights before the English Civil War

Thomas Dunford  © Gerard Collett

Thomas Dunford lute

Thursday 17 May 2018 7:30PM


La Nuova Musica © Nick Rutter

La Nuova Musica; David Bates director; Tim Mead countertenor

Tuesday 22 May 2018 7:30PM


Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin © Uwe Arens

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Georg Kallweit director; Anna Prohaska soprano

Sunday 3 June 2018 7:30PM

Shakespeare and Music

Collegium Vocale Gent © Michiel Hendryckx

Collegium Vocale Gent

Monday 11 June 2018 7:30PM

O Tempo, O Ciel!

Mahan Esfahani  © Bernhard Musil/Deutsche Grammophon

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Tuesday 19 June 2018 7:30PM


Dunedin Consort © David Barbour

Dunedin Consort; John Butt director

Thursday 21 June 2018 7:30PM


Elias String Quartet © Benjamin Ealovega

Elias String Quartet

Friday 22 June 2018 7:00PM

After Beethoven: National voices

The Sixteen © Molina Visuals

The Sixteen

Saturday 23 June 2018 7:30PM