Leeds Early Music Festival 27 February - 8 March

Following the success of two recent Early Music weekends a new Early Music Festival is being established in the North of England.


Hosted by the University's International Concert Series, the weekend hosts a full bill for early music enthusiasts in the School of Music's Clothworkers' Centenary Concert Hall.

The repertoire encompasses the Medieval to late Baroque, with a starry cast of performers including Dame Emma Kirkby, Jake Arditti, Jacob Heringman and the ensemble Fantasticus. There will be opportunities for participation when the Festival hosts a playing day and workshop with the British Lute Society.

The Festival will also feature, with Dame Emma, a Leeds alumus and graduate of the School of Music, tenor Michael Solomon Williams.

Main events:

Friday 27 February 2015, 1:05pm
The Wool Merchant and the Harp – Leah Stuttard (Gothic harp and voice)

Saturday 28 February 2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Meeting of the Lute Society – Jacob Heringman

Saturday 28 February 2015, 7:30pm
Dowland among friends – Emma Kirkby (soprano) Jacob Heringman (lute) Michael Solomon Williams (tenor) Niki Andronikou (lute)Gwendolen Martin (soprano) Toby Carr (lute) Anna Thunstr√∂m (soprano) Wezi Elliott (lute) 

Sunday 1 March 2015, 3:00pm
Bound to Nothing – Fantasticus

Sunday 8 March 2015, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Gloria!! A programme of sacred music by Vivaldi and Pergolesi

For more information, see the International Concert Series website or, for general information, contact the box office (0113 343 2584). 

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