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.

Harry Bicket  © Richard Haughton

The English Concert; Harry Bicket director, harpsichord, organ

Tuesday 20 November 2018 7:30PM

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland: Music for Advent

Arcangelo © Adam Swann

Arcangelo; Louise Alder soprano; Tim Mead countertenor

Friday 7 December 2018 7:30PM

Scarlatti, Handel and Porpora

La Nuova Musica © Nick Rutter

La Nuova Musica; David Bates director; Lucy Crowe soprano

Tuesday 11 December 2018 7:30PM

Vivaldi, Corelli, Handel and Nico Muhly

Mahan Esfahani   © Bernhard Musil/Deutsche Grammophon

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Saturday 15 December 2018 7:30PM


Avi Avital  © Christie Goodwin/DG

Avi Avital mandolin; Venice Baroque Orchestra

Saturday 22 December 2018 7:30PM

Geminiani, Vivaldi and Paisiello

Dunedin Consort © David Barbour

Dunedin Consort; John Butt director, harpsichord

Monday 31 December 2018 7:00PM


The King's Consort © Keith Saunder

Iestyn Davies countertenor; James Hall countertenor; The King's Consort

Friday 4 January 2019 7:30PM

Sound the Trumpet

The Sixteen © Molina Visuals

The Sixteen; Harry Christophers conductor

Thursday 17 January 2019 7:30PM

Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II

Les Arts Florissants

Les Arts Florissants; William Christie music director, harpsichord

Tuesday 29 January 2019 7:30PM

Airs sérieux et à boire Volume 3

The Cardinall's Musick © Benjamin Ealovega

The Cardinall's Musick

Wednesday 30 January 2019 7:30PM

The Company of Heaven II

Sonia Prina   © Javier del Real

Sonia Prina contralto; Alina Pogostkina violin; Dorothee Oberlinger recorder; Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca

Thursday 7 February 2019 7:30PM

Vivaldi - The Muses

Stile Antico © Marco Borggreve

Stile Antico

Thursday 14 February 2019 7:30PM

Arise, My Love: Sensuous Renaissance settings of the Song of Songs

Les Talens Lyriques © Eric Larrayadieu

Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset harpsichord; Eugénie Warnier soprano; Emiliano Gonalez Toro tenor; Magnus Staveland tenor

Thursday 21 February 2019 7:30PM

Guerrieri e amorosi

Dame Emma Kirkby   © Allan Watson

Dame Emma Kirkby soprano

Thursday 28 February 2019 7:00PM

70th Birthday Concert

Florilegium © Amit Lennon

Florilegium; Ashley Solomon director

Wednesday 6 March 2019 7:30PM

Music at the Court of Frederick the Great

The English Concert © Oliver Rosser © Feast Creative

The English Concert; Nadja Zwiener violin; Tuomo Suni violin; Christian Curnyn director

Friday 8 March 2019 7:30PM

Handel, Purcell, Bach, Leclair and Muffat

Mahan Esfahani   © Bernhard Musil

Die Kölner Akademie chamber ensemble; Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Wednesday 13 March 2019 7:30PM

JC Bach, Mozart, CPE Bach and Distler

Vox Luminis © Ola Renska

Vox Luminis; Lionel Meunier director; Reinoud Van Mechelen tenor; A Nocte Temporis

Wednesday 20 March 2019 7:30PM


Carolyn Sampson   © Marco Borggreve

Carolyn Sampson soprano; The King's Consort; Robert King director

Wednesday 27 March 2019 7:30PM

Handel in Italy

Mahan Esfahani   © Bernhard Musil

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Saturday 30 March 2019 7:30PM