2nd, Stella Vagans, 'Ay amor', Spanish baroque music, Plettenberg, Germany.
5th & Sunday 6th, lute song course with Imma Einsingbach (soprano),
Musikhochschule, Bremen, Germany.
10th, Elizabethan programme with The New London Consort, Teatro Olimpico,
15th, public workshop on John Blow's 'Venus and Adonis', with Sir John
Eliot Gardiner and singers from New Chamber Opera, New College Chapel,
23rd, The King's Consort, directed
by Robert King, Wigmore Hall, music by Monteverdi.
24th, the Locrian Ensemble,
Newport, South Wales. Music by Vivaldi.
26th, the Locrian Ensemble,
St Martin in the Fields, London. Music by Vivaldi.
5th, Monteverdi Vespers, Ex Cathedra,
directed by Jeffrey Skidmore, Lichfield Cathedral.
6th, Music for Elizabeth I, Musicians of the Globe, Real Alcázar
de Sevilla, Seville, Spain.
12th, concert of music by Carissimi with
I Fagiolini, St James Church, Piccadilly, London.
18th, Monteverdi Vespers, Southwark Cathedral, London.
19th, Bach, St John Passion, Orchestra of St John's, Dorchester Abbey,
20th, concert with the Locrian
23rd, Bach, St John Passion, London
Musici and the choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.
3rd, concert of music for Christina of Sweden, with the Realm
of Music, Town Hall, St. Alban's, Hertfordshire..
8th, Wigmore Hall, London. 'Life after Death: the Viola da gamba in
18th century London'. Concert with the Parley of Instruments. With Philippa
Hyde, soprano: Mark Caudle and Richard Campbell, viola da gamba and
cello, Peter Holman, harpsichord. Programme includes baroque lute solos
by Rudolf Straube.
14th, Wigmore Hall, London: The King's
Consort, directed by Robert King. Programme to include Vivaldi Cello
Concertos with soloists Jonathan Cohen and Sarah McMahon.
15th - Sunday 17th: recording of Vivaldi Cello Concertos with The King's
21st, concert of lute duets with Rainer Luckhardt, Emmendingen, Germany.
22nd, concert of lute duets with Rainer Luckhardt, Freiburg, Germany.
24th, concert of lute duets with Rainer Luckhardt, Freiburg, Germany.
28th, The King's Consort, director
Robert King, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, St David's Hall, Cardiff.
8th, Stella Vagans, 'Ay amor!', Spanish baroque music, Bad Driburg,
11th, Monteverdi, 'L'Incoronazione di Poppea', cond.Christian Curnyn,
13th, Monteverdi, 'L'Incoronazione di Poppea', cond. Christian Curnyn,
15th, South American Baroque with Ex Cathedra, Dresden, Germany.
19th, Monteverdi, 'L'Incoronazione di Poppea', cond.Christian Curnyn,
21st, Monteverdi, 'L'Incoronazione di Poppea', cond.Christian Curnyn,
29th:concert of music for Charles II, with the Realm
of Music,Town Hall, St. Alban's, Hertfordshire.
(May 31st-June 17th;
musicological research trip to Italy)
22nd, Shakespeare programme, the Musicians of the Globe, Globe Theatre,
Neuss, nr Dusseldorf, Germany.
26th, concert of music by Vivaldi, with the Locrian
Ensemble, Buxton, Derbyshire.
1st, Thaxted Festival, Suffolk
4th-Wednesday 6th; concerts in Denmark with The
12th, Musicians of the Globe, music for Shakespeare, Chester.
13th, St Mary's Old Church, Stoke Newington Church St, London N16, 8pm.
A concert of music by Lanier and Merula, plus lute music by Robert Johnson
and Alessandro Piccinini, as part of the Stoke Newington Festival. With
Anna Dennis (soprano) and Vanessa Coode (viol).
14th, 'An evening with the lute', lecture recital for Banbury Classical
16th, An Elizabethan progress, the Musicians of the Globe, York Early
29th, New World Symphonies in the Lake District, with Ex
12th, 7.30pm,solo recital of renaissance and baroque lute music, the
King of Hearts Arts Centre,
Norwich, in association with David
Van Edwards's lute-building summer school.
14th, concert with the Musicians of the Globe, Dubrovnik.
20th, the Locrian Ensemble,
St Martin in the Fields, London.
29th - September 24th: Monteverdi, 'L'Incoronazione di Poppea', conducted
by Christian Curnyn, with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, tour of Ireland.
6th,The King's Consort, Westminster,including
Pergolesi's 'Stabat Mater'.
7th,The King's Consort, Tetbury,
Glos; including Pergolesi's 'Stabat Mater'.
9th, 3pm, 'Music and Sweet Poetry'. James Gilchrist, tenor; Lynda Sayce,
lute and romantic guitar. Music by Dowland, Johnson, Beethoven and Schubert.
St Nicholas's Church, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
and Leisure in Arcadia
course for singers and lutenists in Italy, with Imma Einsingbach (voice)
and Lynda Sayce (lutes). October 15-22nd, 2005.
That's easy: because the air is sweeter, the sky is bluer, and the wine
redder... It is also the cradle of the Renaissance, and the natural
home of the lute. As a music lover here you can combine your holiday
and your hobby in the most enjoyable way. Under expert guidance you
can explore and immerse yourself in some renaissance solo and ensemble
repertoire not only from Italy! In addition to that there will
be plenty of time to delve into the dolce far niente, to
take extensive walks, to go horse riding (directly from the venue),
to make excursions and to familiarize yourself with the culinary delights
of the region.
The Villa Magnolia is a small family-run guesthouse in the
Marche region between Ancona and Pesaro, 30 minutes' drive from the
sea and close to the Monti Sibillini National Park. October is the time
of the olive harvest, temperatures are comfortably warm and you can
still swim in the sea. The picturesque towns of Ascoli Piceno and Offida
are close by. In short: nature, culture and good cuisine at their best!
The operators of the venue are Swiss. For more details, and pictures
of the venue, please visit their multi-lingual website www.villamagnolia.ch.
The tuition fee for the course is 350 euros. It will be held if a minimum
of eight active participants register. The maximum number of active
participants is twelve. We will work together intensively all mornings
or afternoons in small groups, and every participant will receive two
to three hours of individual instruction. All other musical activities
(with or without the tutors) may be decided on a day-by-day basis. Here
accompanying partners and children are invited to join in! Applications
for fee reductions will be considered, depending on individual circumstances.
Accommodation and meals:
The Villa Magnolia offers double rooms at 199 euros per person for seven
nights. The availability of single rooms will depend on the number of
participants. Further accommodation is available in the vicinity (about
10 minutes' drive), prices on request. Setting up a tent in the villas
garden may also be a possibility. For campers there will be a fee of
10 euros per day for the use of the bathroom facilities. Since there
are two kitchens available, participants may prepare their own meals,
or you can have Italian meals prepared by a neighbour at a price of
29 euros per day for breakfast and dinner. Should there be more than
fourteen participants (including accompanying family members) we are
prepared to relocate the course to a place in Tuscany. There is more
space in the Agroturismo Cosonella which is close to Pienza,
about 80 miles from Florence.
Participants must organize their own travel. The nearest airports are
Ancona and Pescara. Cheap flights to both airports are available from
London Stansted, with Ryanair.
Lufthansa, Alitalia and British Airways all fly to Ancona from London
Heathrow. You may check for alternative flights at www.airline-direct.de
The villa magnolia website includes details of train connections (including
car trains) from Germany and Switzerland. If coming by car, please plan
for a 2-day drive from Germany or the UK. We will happily try to help
in forming car-pools. Because we will be staying in the countryside
it would be nice to have one or two cars available to us. If not, we
can also rent a car there.
further details please see Imma's site at www.singwerkstatt-bremen.de.
Please note, for this course to go ahead we need to know approximate
numbers and confirm our booking with the venue AS SOON AS POSSIBLE,
so please do not leave it until the last minute to contact us!
1st, lunchtime talk in the Bate
Collection of Musical Instruments, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's,
Oxford. Tel: 01865 276139. An illustrated talk with live music, on my
ongoing project with luthier Ivo
Magherini, to reconstruct a lute consort based on instruments by
3rd-Thursday 10th, tour of Mexico with The Musicians of the Globe.
12th November. Bach, St John Passion, with the Frideswide Ensemble.
St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol.
19th November. Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, Ripieno Choir. Esher.
3rd, Concert with Quintessential, Wendover Parish Church, Buckinghamshire.
6th, 'Christmas Vespers from Venice', with I
Fagiolini. St George's Brandon Hill, Bristol.
8th,Concert with The King's Consort,
the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.
10th, Concert with The Hildegard Choir, director Lucy Haigh. Christ
Church Cathedral, Oxford.
12th, 'Christmas Past', medieval and renaissance Christmas music, Emma
Murphy (soprano, recorders), Ibi Aziz (viol), Lynda Sayce (lute, oud,
renaissance flute). St Anne & St Agnes, Gresham St, London, EC1.
15th, Christmas Music by Candlelight, with the Locrian
Ensemble. St Martin in the Fields, London.
20th, 'Christmas Vespers from Venice', wih I
Fagiolini. St John's Smith Square, London.