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Fontanella, 21st Century Baroque, Joglaresa at the 2017 Greenwich Early Music Festival

When

from November 09, 2017 10:30 AM
to November 11, 2017 05:00 PM

Where

23 Lee Road , London SE3 9RQ, UNITED KINGDOM

What

2017 Greenwich Early Music Festival at Blackheath

 

The 2017 Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition
at Blackheath takes place from Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th November.  Complementing the world's largest exhibition of early musical instruments is an exciting programme of concerts, tickets for which are now available in advance..

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Thursday 9th November 13:05 - 14:00
Trinity Laban Historically Informed Performance Competition Winners Concert

All Saints’ Church, All Saints Dr, Blackheath, SE3 0TY

Winners of the Historically Informed Performance Competition in May 2017 perform an afternoon concert.


Admission Free
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Thursday 9th November 17:30 - 18:45
Fontanella Recorder Quintet


All Saints’ Church, All Saints Dr, Blackheath, SE3 0TY
 


The Nightingale's Response

Inspired by the sights, senses and sounds of nature, Fontanella presents a feast of music from across the centuries featuring the swan, lark, nightingale and the pleasures of the “oken wood”, with music by Janequin, Monteverdi, Purcell, Vivaldi, Saint-Saens and Tim Coker.

Rebecca Austen-Brown, Katriina Boosey, Louise Bradbury, Sarah Humphrys, Annabel Knight


Tickets £12.00

Advance Tickets Available On-line or from The Early Music Shop 01274 288100

Tickets Also Available On The Door

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Thursday 9th November 19:45 - 21:45
21st Century Baroque


St Margaret’s Church, Lee Terrace, Blackheath SE13 5DL
 



Exquisite Baroque Music with a modern twist

Harpsichordist David Gordon brings his exceptional compositional skills to this all star ensemble. Jazz double bassist Malcolm Creese combines improvisation with a passion for early music and recorder virtuoso Charlotte Barbour-Condini adds her remarkable musicianship to this vibrant ensemble.

David Gordon – Harpsichord
Charlotte Barbour-Condini – Recorder
Jo Lawrence  and Naomi Burrell – Violin
Virginie Guiffray – Viol, Malcolm Creese –  Dbl Bass


Tickets £15.00

Advance Tickets Available On-line or from The Early Music Shop 01274 288100

Tickets Also Available On The Door


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Friday 10th November 17:30 - 18:45
Passacaglia


All Saints’ Church, All Saints Dr, Blackheath, SE3 0TY
 


Vivaldi Undercover

In this invigorating and colourful programme, leading baroque ensemble Passacaglia explores Vivaldi’s music as it masquerades in various different guises, including music from Chedeville’s version of The Four Seasons with virtuoso hurdy gurdy, along with JS Bach’s wonderful keyboard transcriptions, and Passacaglia’s own take on Vivaldi’s virtuosic 'La Follia’ Sonata.

Annabel Knight – Baroque flute and Recorders; Oliver Webber – Violin;
Louise Bradbury – Recorders; Reiko Ichise – Viola da Gamba;
Robin Bigwood – Harpsichord


Tickets £12.00

Advance Tickets Available On-line or from The Early Music Shop 01274 288100

Tickets Also Available On The Door

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Saturday 11th November 17:30 - 18:45
Joglaresa


All Saints’ Church, All Saints Dr, Blackheath, SE3 0TY



The Enchantress of Seville
Belinda Sykes - voice, bagpipes, director
Angela Hicks - voice, harp
May Robertson - fidel, voice
Louise Anna Duggan - dulcimer, percussion, voice
Guy Schalom - percussion

Joglaresa explore the roots of Iberian song - motets from the Convent of Las Huelgas, Arab-Andalusian ballads and Judeo-Spanish romanzas. With medieval and traditional instruments from Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Joglaresa perform songs, kept alive through centuries of tradition - a colourful and timeless kaleidoscope of Occident and Orient connecting the Occident to the Orient, and the 11th to the 21st century..

"carnival-like exuberance ... enjoyable and virtuosic" FROOTS Magazine

"A superior collection of first-rate musicians" Songlines Magazine

"a felicitous exchange of ideas between Christian Europe and the Muslim Middle East"
The Guardian


Tickets £12.00

Advance Tickets Available On-line or from The Early Music Shop 01274 288100

Tickets Also Available On The Door


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Saturday 11th November 19:45 - 21:45
Thomas Tallis Society


St Alfege Church, Greenwich


Claudio Monteverdi; Vespers of 1610

Conducted by Eamonn Dougan.
Thomas Tallis Society Choir.
Nicholas Mulroy – Tenor.
Orchestra of The Sixteen.

One of the country's finest choirs, the Thomas Tallis Society recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Choir takes its name from the 16th C composer who worked at the Greenwich Royal Court and is buried in the Parish Church of St Alfege, Greenwich


Tickets £20
/£14

Advance Tickets Available On-line

Tickets Also Available On The Door

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EXHIBITION
THE WORLD'S LARGEST EARLY MUSIC FAIR


Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th November, Blackheath Halls

Around 100 instrument makers from around the globe, shops, music publishers, recording companies, societies and forums all gathered under one roof. This is the perfect opportunity to compare, contrast and hopefully buy the instrument you had always promised yourself! Instruments on display and for sale will include recorders, flutes, crumhorns, shawms, lutes, viols, fiddles, baroque violins, rebecs, harps, hurdy-gurdies, drums, tabors, harpsichords, spinets, organs and clavichords plus a superb collection of sheet music, facsimiles, books, CDs and accessories.