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.

Brecon Baroque © Theresa Pewal

Cancelled: Rachel Podger violin, director; Brecon Baroque

Monday 6 July 2020 7:30PM

Bach Double and Triple Concertos

La Nuova Musica © Nick Rutter

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

Wednesday 8 July 2020 7:30PM

An Italian Sojourn

Arcangelo © Adam Swann

Cancelled: 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

Cancelled: The Mozartists; Ian Page conductor; Chiara Skerath soprano

Tuesday 14 July 2020 7:30PM

Mozart’s Czech Mates

Fretwork © Nick White

Cancelled: Fretwork; Reiko Ichise viol; Silas Wollston organ

Friday 17 July 2020 7:00PM

Taverner, Purcell, Byrd and more

Iestyn Davies   © Chris Sorensen

Cancelled: Iestyn Davies countertenor; Dunedin Consort; John Butt director

Saturday 25 July 2020 7:30PM

Schütz, Bach and Erlebach

La Nuova Musica © Nick Rutter

La Nuova Musica; David Bates director, harpsichord, organ; Louise Kemény soprano; Ben Johnson tenor; Alessandro Fisher tenor

Saturday 12 September 2020 7:30PM

Monteverdi Gala

La Serenissima © Eric Richmond

La Serenissima; Adrian Chandler director, violin; Tabea Debus sopranino recorder; Peter Whelan bassoon

Sunday 20 September 2020 7:30PM

Italian Exports: Italian Baroque Instrumental Music from the 18th Century

Kristian Bezuidenhout   © Marco Borggreve

Kristian Bezuidenhout harpsichord; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Bernhard Forck leader

Saturday 26 September 2020 7:30PM

After Bach

Raffaele Pe   © Ribalta Luce Studio

Raffaele Pe countertenor; La Lira di Orfeo baroque ensemble

Monday 28 September 2020 7:30PM

Giulio Cesare: A Baroque Hero

Avi Avital   © Harald Hoffmann

Avi Avital mandolin; Venice Baroque Orchestra

Tuesday 6 October 2020 7:30PM


Fretwork © Nick White

Fretwork; Elizabeth Kenny lute

Wednesday 14 October 2020 7:30PM

Dowland and Williams

Mahan Esfahani   © Kaja Smith

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Tuesday 20 October 2020 7:30PM

Pachelbel, Scheidt, Sweelinck and more

The Sixteen © Molina Visuals

The Sixteen

Thursday 22 October 2020 7:30PM

Welcome Song and Coronation music for King James II

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra © Foppe Schut

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra; Gottfried von der Goltz director, violin

Thursday 29 October 2020 7:30PM

Concerti all’arrabbiata

Siglo de Oro © Kaupo Kikkas

Siglo de Oro; Patrick Allies director

Saturday 31 October 2020 1:00PM

Gaffurius, des Prez, Werrecore, Weerbeke and Phinot

Le Concert Spirituel © Guy Vivien

Le Concert Spirituel; Hervé Niquet director

Thursday 5 November 2020 7:30PM

Benevoli: A Forgotten Master of Polyphony

Roberta Mameli   © Richard Dumas

Roberta Mameli soprano; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Georg Kallweit leader

Saturday 28 November 2020 7:30PM

‘Stelle lucide’ – Waiting for Christmas

Tenebrae © Chris O’Donovan

Tenebrae; Nigel Short conductor

Thursday 3 December 2020 7:30PM

Humanity and Liberty

Dunedin Consort © David Barbour

Dunedin Consort; John Butt director; Joanne Lunn soprano; Katie Bray mezzo-soprano; Hugo Hymas tenor; Matthew Brook bass-baritone

Sunday 6 December 2020 7:30PM


Sandrine Piau   © Sandrine Expilly/Naive

Sandrine Piau soprano; Les Paladins; Jérôme Correas director, harpsichord

Wednesday 9 December 2020 7:30PM


La Serenissima © Eric Richmond

La Serenissima; Joanne Lunn soprano; Renata Pokupić mezzo-soprano; Sioned Gwen Davies contralto; Matthew Long tenor; Ashley Riches bass-baritone; Giulia Nuti organ

Friday 11 December 2020 7:30PM

Music for Vespers

Rachel Podger   © Theresa Pewal

Rachel Podger violin; Ciara Hendrick soprano; Brecon Baroque

Wednesday 16 December 2020 7:30PM

Bach Legacy

Dunedin Consort © Gert Mothes

Dunedin Consort; Anna Dennis soprano; James Hall countertenor; Andrew Tortise tenor; Robert Davies baritone; John Butt director

Friday 18 December 2020 7:30PM


The English Concert © Dario Acosta

The English Concert; Carolyn Sampson soprano; Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano; James Way tenor; Edward Grint bass-baritone

Sunday 20 December 2020 7:30PM

Gabrieli, Schein, Kuhnau and JS Bach

Arcangelo © Adam Swann

Arcangelo; Ilya Gringolts violin

Monday 21 December 2020 7:30PM

Handel, Leclair, Corelli and Haydn

Stile Antico © Marco Borggreve

Stile Antico

Tuesday 22 December 2020 7:30PM

Spanish Nativity

Les Talens Lyriques © Eric Larrayadieu

Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset director, harpsichord; Gilone Gaubert-Jacques violin

Thursday 31 December 2020 7:00PM

Vivaldi and Bach

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