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.
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 Thunström (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