Early Music Festival 2017 at Blackheath  - Complete Diary of Events


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THURSDAY, 9th November 2017

10:30 - 17:30
Blackheath
Halls

 

Lee Road
SE3 9RQ

Exhibition
Instrument makers, music shops, publishers, recording companies organisations and education

Admission
Advance Purchase Tickets - £12 (3 day), £8 (single day). No concessions. Admission on the door - Adults £10.00 (single day), £15 (2 day) £20 (3 day) Children under 14 free (Concessions:  Senior Citizens, Students). Trinity Laban staff & students free entry with Trinity Laban resource card.


11:30 - 12:10
Quaker Meeting House

Lawn Terrace
SE3 9LL

Makers Demonstration Recital:
Drew Evans

 

The 8' Project. The 8ft Project’s recital programme is focused around three types of bass violin.  The bass violins which will be heard are an English bass violin (made by Drew Evans) based on the Talbot manuscript accompanying singers in Purcell and other English composers of this era; an Italian bass violin (made by Drew Evans) based on the original measurements worked out by Amati specialist Matthew Zeller of the Amati ‘King’ accompanying singers in 16th/17th century Italian music; and a metal church bass (made my blacksmith Michael Merillo) copied from a 19th century church bass surviving in a church in Briston accompanying singers in West Gallery song heard alongside readings by Thomas Hardy describing the lives of musicians and instruments of the time.

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


12:30 - 13:10
Quaker Meeting House

 

Lawn Terrace
SE3 9LL



Makers Demonstration Recital:
The Shawm Shop

 

Consort of 1
Lizzie Gutteridge uses her live-looping set-up to demonstrate instruments from the Shawm Shop including shawms, chalumeaux & rommelpots as well as performing arrangements from her editions and CDs which are also available from the Shawm Shop stall. Popular hits from the 13th-17th centuries including a song for John Ball, set to a familiar 14th century melody, and dances from Playford, all performed in Consort of 1's inimitable up-beat style.
 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


13:05 - 14:00
All Saints' Church

 

All Saints' Drive
SE3 0TY

Concert:
Trinity Laban Historically Informed Performance
Competition Winners Recital


 

Alysha Deirdre Christine Paterson - soprano

Letizia Eriano - harp

Winners of the Historically Informed Performance Competition in May 2017 perform a lunchtime concert

 


Admission free.





 




14:00 - 14:40
Quaker Meeting House

 

Lawn Terrace
SE3 9LL



Performers Platform:
Purcell School

 

Students from the baroque department at Purcell School perform Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4, Telemann concerto for recorder and flute and Biber Bataglia.  Directed by Barbara Law and David Gordon.
 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


15:00 - 15:40
Quaker Meeting House

 

Lawn Terrace
SE3 9LL



Performers Platform:
Morley Recorder Consort

 

Students from Morley college London directed by Peter Wendland, exploring European renaissance and baroque  music in 4 to 8 parts by Th. Morley, G. Priuli and others. 
 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


17:30 - 18:45
All Saints' Church

 

All Saints' Drive
SE3 0TY


Concert:
Fontanella Recorder Quintet


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.

Tickets £12.00

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

 

Tickets on the door subject to availability





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

 

Featuring five of the UK’s leading specialist professional artists, Fontanella entertains audiences of all ages in a variety of programmes designed to bring the history of this remarkable instrument to life. Equally at home with specialist early music audiences, music clubs and in the recording studio, Fontanella has performed across Britain and Europe, including special festival appearances in Italy, Iceland and Finland and concerts in all corners of the UK.

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Concert promoted by 
The Early Music Shop


 

 

 

 


19:45 - 21:45
St Margaret's Church

 

Lee Terrace
SE13 5DL


Concert:
21st Century Baroque

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.

Lully Suite from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Telemann
from Ouverture Les Nations
Gordon
'Romanesque', Concerto for recorder, strings and harpsichord

J.S. Bach/D.Gordon
Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 and beyond
D.Gordon
Brandy for 4
Vivaldi
Violin/recorder/tango concerto after RV 202 and RV 441

David Gordon – Harpsichord
Charlotte Barbour-Condini – Recorder
Jo Lawrence
Violin/Viola
Lucy Russell – Violin
David Lopez Ibanez - Violin/Viola
Virginie Guiffray – Viola
Nils Wieboldt - Cello
Malcolm Creese –  Double Bass


 

Tickets £15.00

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

 

Tickets on the door subject to availability




 21st Century Baroque
Breathing New Life Into Ancient Music

 

 

1st Century Baroque are passionate about the future of period instrument performance.  Like all the finest period instrument groups, they are interested in exploring the works from their chosen era to produce performances faithful not only to the texts but also to the spirit of the music.  Also like many period instrument groups, 21st century Baroque contains musicians who are involved not only with historical performance practice but who also have many other musical strings to their bows, whether, jazz, folk, composition or contemporary music

 

Visit the 21st Century Baroque Web Site Here

FRIDAY, 10th November 2017

10:00 - 17:00
Blackheath
Halls

 

Lee Road
SE3 9RQ

Exhibition 
Instrument makers, music shops, publishers, recording companies organisations and education

Admission on the door - Adults £10.00 (single day), £15 (2 day) £20 (3 day) Children under 14 free (Concessions:  Senior Citizens, Students). Trinity Laban staff & students free entry with Trinity Laban resource card.


11:30 - 12:10
Quaker Meeting House

Lawn Terrace
SE3 9LL



Makers Demonstration Recital:

Ardival Harps

Bill Taylor will perform a selection of medieval and renaissance tunes from England, Scotland and Wales on historical harps made by Ardival Harps, including medieval harps strung with both wire and gut, a wire-strung Highland clarsach and a large gut-strung renaissance harp with buzzing bray pins.

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


13:00 - 16:30
St Margaret's Church

 

Lee Terrace
SE13 5DL


Moeck/Society of Recorder Players
Solo Recorder Playing Competition Finals

Finalists:
Guillaume Beaulieu
Silvia Berchtold
Mirjam-Luise Münzel



Adjudicators:
Daniël Brüggen
Chris Orton

Andy Watts
 

 


Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places





The Moeck/SRP recorder competition is one of the major platforms for recorder players aspiring to a career as a soloist.  Established in 1985, the competition has provided many recorder players with the opportunity of performing in public in front of a panel of internationally renowned recorder adjudicators.  Many of the finalists and winners are now recognised as distinguished solo and chamber musicians with their CD recordings, masterclasses and teaching skills being highly respected.  



14:00 - 14:40
Quaker Meeting House

Lawn Terrace
SE3 9LL

Performers Platform:

Isabel Essain - Viola da Gamba
Ilaria Macedonio - Harpsichord

Isabel Esain is currently studying Viola da Gamba at the Royal College of Music London. An experienced performer, Isabel has appeared as a soloist in more than 100 recitals and has won several competitions in a wide range of European institutions.

Music by Marin Marais, Antoine Forqueray, CPE Bach, JSBach and CF Abel.

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


15:00 - 15:40
Quaker Meeting House

 

Lawn Terrace
SE3 9LL



Performers Platform:

Blondel

A night at the Palace
Mesmerising love songs and fiery dances from the courts of fifteenth century Spain performed on shawms, bagpipes, recorders, lute, fiddle, gittern and percussion. From the catchy vernacular to the most famous and erudite works sweeping Europe at the time, this music reflects the cultural confidence of a newly united Spain: romantic, extrovert, optimistic— but also intolerant, rapacious and unstable. Music by Francisco de la Torre, Juan del Encina, Robert Morton, Heinrich Isaac and Hayne van Ghizeghem.

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


16:00 - 16:40
Quaker Meeting House

Lawn Terrace
SE3 9LL

Perfomers Platform:

Terpsichore

Terpsichore is a mixed consort group consisting of Cornish students aged 13-18yrs, supported by the Cornwall Music Service Trust.  We arrange music from the Renaissance to the Baroque and perform on a mix of modern and historical instruments which produces a vibrant and exciting sound!

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


17:30 - 18:45
All Saints' Church

 

All Saints' Drive
SE3 0TY


Concert:
Passacaglia


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 &
Louise Bradbury – Recorders
Oliver Webber – Baroque Violin
Reiko Ichise – Viola da Gamba
Taro Takeuchi - Baroque guitar
Robin Bigwood - harpsichord
Christopher Suckling - baroque cello
with Tobie Miller - Hurdy Gurdy

Tickets £12.00

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

 

Tickets on the door subject to availability





Photo courtesy Picture Partnership

 

Passacaglia is a UK-based professional ensemble specialising in music from the baroque era, played in authentic style on recorders, flutes, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord.


 

 

"The best historically informed performances and recordings recreate the spirit as well as the sound of the music, and the now well-established group Passacaglia do just that, combining the two to make a performance of irrepressible joy’
Gramophone

 

‘Clarity, crispness and enthusiasm that perfectly match the spirit of the music’
Daily Telegraph



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Concert promoted by 
The Early Music Shop

 

SATURDAY, 11th November 2017

10:00 - 17:00
Blackheath
Halls

 

Lee Road
SE3 9RQ


Exhibition 
Instrument makers, music shops, publishers, recording companies organisations and education


Admission on the door - Adults £10.00 (single day), £15 (2 day) £20 (3 day) Children under 14 free (Concessions:  Senior Citizens, Students). Trinity Laban staff & students free entry with Trinity Laban resource card.


10:30 - 11:10
Quaker Meeting House

Lawn Terrace
SE3 9LL



Makers Demonstration Recital
:
Society of Recorder Players

 

A recital featuring previous recipients of Walter Bergman Fund grants for young players.

Mary-Jannet Leith (Recorders) and Thomas Allery (Harpsichord)
Telemann Sonata in F Minor - Schmelzer Sonata Quarta - James Oswald 'The Narcissus’ – ‘The Ranunculus’
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Parandrus -
Recorder Trio, from the Royal Academy of Music
(Charlotte Barbour-Condini, Sophie Westbrooke and Daniel Swani):
French Anon., C14th, Tres Dous Compains
Johannes Ciconia, una panthera
Johannes Ciconia, sus une fontayne
Francisco de la Torre, La Spagna
Anon. (attr. Thomas Preston), Uppon La Mi Re
Steve Reich, Clapping Music

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places



11:30 - 12:10
Quaker Meeting House

Lawn Terrace
SE3 9LL



Makers Demonstration Recital:
Adriana Breukink

 

BASSANO QUARTET
Adriana Breukink, Saskia Teunisse, Wolf Meyer and Ronald Moelker Recorders

Program;
J. Chr. Bach  Flute Quartet in D Major
W. A. Mozart  Flute Quartet in G
J. Haydn Flute Quartet in D Major

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places



12:30 - 13:10
Quaker Meeting House

 

Lawn Terrace
SE3 9LL


Makers Demonstration Recital:
Richard Jones Viols

Dona nobis pacem
16th century settings of songs of regret and prayers for peace to mark Armistice Day performed by The Rose Consort of Viols on Venetian viols after Linarol, by Richard Jones including music by Josquin, Lassus and Rore.

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


13:05 - 14:00
All Saints' Church

 

All Saints' Drive
SE3 0TY


Concert:
Junior Trinity


 

Musicians specialising in early music at Trinity Laban's renowned Junior Conservatoire perform a variety of chamber music fro early to late baroque.

 


Admission free.



 




14:00 - 14:40
Quaker Meeting House

 

Lawn Terrace
SE3 9LL


Performers Platform:
Arden Recorder Orchestra

Arden Recorder Orchestra (ARO), conducted by Caroline Jones, will perform music by Hassler, Avison, Davis and Schnabel

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


15:00 - 15:40
Quaker Meeting House

 

Lawn Terrace
SE3 9LL


Performers Platform:
Chetham's School of Music

Students from Chetham's School of Music perform music by Handel and Vivaldi, under the direction of Dr Martyn Shaw

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


16:00 - 16:40
Quaker Meeting House

 

Lawn Terrace
SE3 9LL


Performers Platform:
Palisander Recorder Quartet

 

Palisander present a programme inspired by the first voyages to the New World during the Age of Exploration. The repertoire balances music of the explorers’ native courts with pieces inspired by the sea, war and even music of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Including music by Vivaldi, Tallis, Susato and Rameau.

Palisander:
Lydia Gosnell, Miriam Nerval, Caoimhe de Paor, Charlotte Barbour-Condini

 

 

Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places


17.30 - 18.45
All Saint's Church

 

All Saints' Drive
SE3 0TY


Concert:
Joglaresa


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..

 
Tickets £12.00

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

 

Tickets on the door subject to availability





"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

 

 

 


 

 

 

Concert promoted by 
The Early Music Shop


19:45 - 21:45
St Alfege Church, Greenwich

 

Greenwich Church Street
SE10 9BJ


Concert:
Thomas Tallis Society

 

Claudio Monteverdi; Vespers of 1610

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



Tickets £20/£14

Advance Tickets Available On-line


 







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

 

 

The above details were correct at the time of going to print but are subject to change without notification.
Tickets for exhibition available on the door only.