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.

The English Concert © Oliver Rosser © Feast Creative

The English Concert; Harry Bicket director, harpsichord; Nadja Zwiener violin

Thursday 28 November 2019 7:30PM

Between Harmony & Invention: The Birth of the Violin Concerto

Tenebrae © Chris O’Donovan

Tenebrae; Nigel Short conductor; Olivia Jageurs harp

Sunday 1 December 2019 7:30PM

Forbes L’Estrange, Britten, Chilcott and more

L'Arpeggiata © Michael Uneffer

L'Arpeggiata; Christina Pluhar director, theorbo; Céline Scheen soprano; Benedetta Mazzucato mezzo-soprano; Vincenzo Capezzuto alto

Friday 13 December 2019 7:30PM

Far la ninnananna

Jakub Józef Orliński   © Jiyang Chen

Jakub Józef Orliński countertenor; Il Pomo d'Oro

Saturday 14 December 2019 7:30PM

Facce d’amore

Fretwork © Nick White

Fretwork; Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano

Sunday 15 December 2019 7:30PM

An Elizabethan Christmas

Les Talens Lyriques © cargocollective.com-vermeesch

Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset director

Tuesday 17 December 2019 7:30PM


Ensemble Marsyas © David Barbour

Ensemble Marsyas; Peter Whelan director; Katie Bray mezzo-soprano; Alec Frank-Gemmill horn; Joe Walters horn

Monday 30 December 2019 7:30PM

Baroque Hogmanay – Music from the Edinburgh Musical Society

Florilegium © Amit Lennon

Florilegium; Ashley Solomon director, flute; Rowan Pierce soprano; Bojan Čičić violin; David Blackadder trumpet

Tuesday 31 December 2019 7:00PM

JS Bach, CPE Bach and Giornovichi

Ian Page © Sheila Rock

Pre-Concert Talk: Ian Page

Thursday 9 January 2020 6:00PM

Ian Page © Sheila Rock

The Mozartists; Ian Page conductor; Samantha Clarke soprano; Ida Ränzlöv mezzo-soprano

Thursday 9 January 2020 7:30PM

1770 – a retrospective

La Nuova Musica © Nick Rutter

La Nuova Musica; David Bates conductor; Christopher Lowrey countertenor; Nick Pritchard tenor

Thursday 23 January 2020 7:30PM

A French Affair

Concentus Musicus Wien © Johannes Baumann

Concentus Musicus Wien; Stefan Gottfried director, harpsichord, organ

Thursday 6 February 2020 7:30PM

Biber, Purcell, Vivaldi and Telemann

The Sixteen © Molina Visuals

The Sixteen; Harry Christophers conductor

Friday 21 February 2020 7:30PM

Byrd and Dowland

The English Concert © Oliver Rosser © Feast Creative

The English Concert

Tuesday 25 February 2020 7:30PM

JS Bach - In Search of Perfection

Isabelle Faust   © Felix Broede

Isabelle Faust violin; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Bernhard Forck leader, violin; Xenia Löffler oboe

Saturday 29 February 2020 7:30PM

JS Bach and CPE Bach

Florilegium © Amit Lennon

Florilegium; Ashley Solomon flute, recorder, director; Alexandra Bellamy oboe; Bojan Čičić violin; Reiko Ichise viola da gamba

Wednesday 4 March 2020 7:30PM

L’Europe Galante

Adrian Butterfield

London Handel Orchestra; Adrian Butterfield director

Tuesday 10 March 2020 7:30PM

Parnasso in Festa

Christian Curnyn © Phil Poynter

Early Opera Company; Christian Curnyn director

Thursday 12 March 2020 7:30PM

Locke and Blow

Mahan Esfahani   © Bernhard Musil

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Wednesday 18 March 2020 7:30PM


L'Arpeggiata © Michael Kneffel

L'Arpeggiata; Christina Pluhar theorbo, director; Luciana Mancini mezzo-soprano; Vincenzo Capezzuto alto

Friday 27 March 2020 7:30PM

Pájarillo y duende

Ensemble Marsyas © Mirjam Devriendt

Ensemble Marsyas; Peter Whelan director

Monday 30 March 2020 7:30PM

Purcell – ‘Come, Ye Sons of Art’

Autumn 2019 Wigmore Series

Booking is now open for Wigmore Series concerts and Learning events for September - December 2019

Spring 2020 Wigmore Series

Booking is now open for Wigmore Series concerts and Learning events for January - March 2020.

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