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.

Early Opera Company © Charlotte Burke

Early Opera Company; Mary Bevan; Benjamin Hulett; James Platt

Wednesday 29 March 2017 7:30PM

Handel and Boyce

EXAUDI © Matthew Andrews

EXAUDI; James Weeks director

Saturday 1 April 2017 7:30PM

15th Anniversary Concert

Les Talens Lyriques © Eric Larrayadieu

Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset director, harpsichord; Jocelyn Daubigney flute

Sunday 9 April 2017 7:30PM

Bach et La France

Ensemble Plus Ultra

Ensemble Plus Ultra

Monday 10 April 2017 7:30PM

Victoria, Lobo and Tejeda

Le Concert Spirituel © Guy Vivien

Le Concert Spirituel; Hervé Niquet director

Wednesday 12 April 2017 7:30PM

Leçons de Ténèbres

London Handel Players © Chris Christodoulou

London Handel Players; Rowan Pierce soprano

Monday 17 April 2017 7:30PM

Handel and Telemann: Long-Distance Musical Friends

Thomas Dunford  © Charles Plumley

Thomas Dunford lute

Thursday 20 April 2017 7:30PM


Arcangelo © Adam Swann


Friday 5 May 2017 10:00PM

Biber, Buxtehude, Schmelzer and Kühnel

Patricia Kopatchinskaja  © Julia Wesely

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

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