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Early Music Festival

Naomi Okuda

 Revival in Retrospect

Naomi Okuda (recorders) Pawel Swiczak (harpsichord)

Friday 19 February 1.05pm1.55pm

Naomi Okuda and Pawel Siwczak present a fascinating programme of music for recorder and harpsichord from the 18th and 20th centuries using period instruments.



The Harpsichord and its History, Development and Revival

Harpsichord Workshop by Andrew Wooderson

Friday 19 February 2.30pm4.00pm

An exploration of the history, construction and development of the harpsichord from the Renaissance to the present, illustrated by musical examples.


Cries and Teares

I Fagiolini, Fretwork and James Johnstone (organ)

Saturday 20 February 7.30pm9.30pm

I Fagiolini’s glorious voices join with the soaring beauty of Fretwork’s viols, accompanied by internationally acclaimed organist James Johnstone.

Pellingman's Sarabande

Twenty Waies Upon the Bels

Pellingmans’ Saraband

Sunday 21 February 3.00pm5.00pm

This programme includes ingenious rounds by Thomas Ravenscroft, lute songs by Campion, Lanier and others, and instrumental solos and duos in a fascinating virtuoso exploration of the popular chord progressions (or “grounds”) of the day.

Concentus VII

Et in Arcadia Ego: Italian sonatas and cantatas

Concentus VII

Wednesday 24 February 7.30pm9.30pm

Concentus VII performs small scale baroque works for wind instruments, voices, strings and continuo.

Michael Solomon Williams

 Time to Time: Elizabethan song across the ages

Michael Solomon Williams (voice) Emily Baines (recorders) Naomi Burrell (violin) Arngeir Hauksson (guitars)Seth Bennett (double bass)

Friday 26 February 1.05pm1.55pm

This exciting London-based group brings together English secular song from both Elizabethan ages, celebrating the English lyric in ayres, serenades, poems and dances.

Leeds Baroque

Leeds Baroque: Concert Spirituel

Leeds Baroque Orchestra and Choir directed by Peter Holman

Sunday 28 February 3.00pm5.00pm

Leeds Baroque explores some of the wonderful sacred music written by eighteenth-century French composers.

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