Future Performances

31st August, 2021, 4pm

Performance at Utrecht Oude Muziek Fringe Festival

Utrecht Tivolivredenburg

https://oudemuziek.nl/festival/festival-2021/

1-3rd September, 2021

Van Wassenaer Competition, Utrecht

https://oudemuziek.nl/voor-musici/concours/

6th September, 2021: Newbury Spring Festival

"The Pheasant's Eye"

https://www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk/event/ensemble-hesperi-2/

17th September, 2021: 7.30pm, St Mary-le-Bow Church

"From Caledonia to the Capital"

Supported by a generous grant from the Continuo Foundation, Ensemble Hesperi presents a concert of charming chamber music and song by Scottish eighteenth-century composers, inspired by the soaring folk melodies and dance rhythms of Scotland itself. At the centre of the programme is the Fife-born Scottish composer James Oswald (1710-1769): join us on Oswald's artistic journey from Edinburgh to London, with vocal music from his rarely performed song collections, alongside delightful miniatures from his "Airs for the Seasons" and his Divertimenti for the English guitar. Other works include a string symphony by another Scottish composer, the eccentric aristocrat Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie (nicknamed "Fiddler Tam"!) and vocal works by Oswald's contemporary in London, Handel.

 

Recorders: Mary-Jannet Leith

Baroque Violins: Magdalena Loth-Hill & David Lopez

Baroque Viola: Francesca Gilbert

Baroque Cello: Florence Petit

English Guitar: Elias Sibley

Harpsichord: Thomas Allery

With Angela Hicks, Soprano & Rory Carver, Tenor

For our online audiences, a second programme will be available on-demand in September 2021. More details tbc.

Made possible by a grant from the Continuo Foundation

https://www.continuofoundation.co.uk

19th September, 2021: Festival Alte Musik Knechtsteden

"The Pheasant's Eye" with Kathleen Gilbert, Highland Dancer

https://knechtsteden.com

12 November, 2021: English Music Festival: CD Launch

"Full of the Highland Humours"

www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk

13 November, 2021: 7.30pm: London International Festival of Early Music

“Battle of the Kings: Chamber Music from the Courts of Louis XIV and Charles II”

https://lifem.org/pages/ensemble-hesperi

29th November, 2021: Temple Music Series

Join us for a concert celebrating the lives of musicians who lived and worked near the Temple Church in the 1700s. The programme will feature a set of jigs composed for each of the four Inns of Court and a sparkling trio sonata by Purcell, alongside some lesser known, but no less intriguing, Scottish composers.

https://www.templemusic.org/concerts/ensemble-hesperi

16th January, 2022, 3pm

Lincoln University Concert Series

12th February, 2022: Music in New Radnor

http://www.newradnor.net/music-in-new-radnor

3rd June, 2022: Bishops Auckland Musical Society

http://bvemv.orpheusweb.co.uk/BAMSWeb/bams.html

3rd December, 2022: Berkhamsted Music Society

http://www.berkhamstedmusic.co.uk