Upcoming Performances

20th January 2021,1pm: Hesperi at Home

Bite-size Baroque #1 - Mary-Jannet and Thomas (Live)

https://youtu.be/F3CFwxMfg70

Join Mary-Jannet and Tom on YouTube for the first live-stream of our new "Bite-size Baroque" series! This week, music by Bocchi and Babell, alongside Scottish Baroque favourites!

27th January 2021,1pm: Hesperi at Home

Bite-size Baroque #2 - Thomas Allery (Live)

https://youtu.be/wRn3qUKTilo

Join harpsichordist Tom Allery for the second live-stream in our new "Bite-size Baroque" series! This week, Tom will perform a fantastic programme of well-known and lesser-known music, including a Purcell Suite in G, A Suite by the City Organist Abiel Whichello, Daniel Purcell Toccata in A minor,  and a gorgeous Fischer Chaconne.

3rd February 2021, 1pm: Hesperi at Home

Bite-size Baroque #3 - Mary-Jannet and Thomas (Scheduled)

Join M-J and Tom for a pre-recorded concert on YouTube!

 

3rd February 2021, 1.15pm: Concert for the Friends of the Wighton Collection, Dundee

"Music from the Wighton Collection"

http://friendsofwighton.com/category/whats-on

Duo Hesperi present a Zoom concert for the Friends of Wighton, featuring music from the Wighton Collection, a fantastic repository of Scottish eighteenth-century music, held at Dundee Central Library.

 

4th February 2021: Cobbe Collection, Hatchlands

"There Goes London's Musical Coalman"

www.cobbecollection.co.uk/event/ensemble-hesperi

Gottfried Finger: Op. 3, Sonata No. 1 in F major

Johann Christoph Pepusch: “Prelude” from The Division Flute

Georg Friedrich Händel: Chaconne in F Major HWV 485

Giuseppe Sammartini: Sonata in D minor

Francesco Geminiani: A Treatise of Good Taste in the Art of Musick - Auld Bob Maurice – Sleepy Body

William Babell: Op. 3, Concerto in D major (transposed to C Major)

Philip Hart: Lesson in C minor - Almand

John Banister: “A Division on a Ground” from The Division Flute

James Paisible: Recorder Sonata in G minor from The Detroit Manuscript

Duo Hesperi paint a picture of London’s vibrant musical scene in the early 1700s, through the lens of the extraordinary musical small-coal merchant Thomas Britton. For several decades until his death in 1714, Britton ran musical evenings, which he hosted in his small coal-loft in Clerkenwell, attracting the best performers of the day, including Handel himself on the chamber organ! Britton’s successful business enabled him to purchase an impressive book collection, which featured a huge number of musical manuscripts. The programme features music by several of the musicians who performed in Britton’s concert series, as well as some of the more unusual music featured in the catalogue of music listed by the historian John Hawkins at his death. Most of these composers were leading musicians in late 17th century London: Johann Pepusch, William Babell, John Banister, Gottfried Finger and James Paisible were all celebrated court and theatre musicians, organists, and teachers. At this time, musicians were pouring into London from Europe to enjoy the rich opportunities for work and private patronage: many hailed from France or Germany, and later Italy – so Britton’s coal-loft would have been home to a cornucopia of musical styles and cultures.

10th February 2021,1pm: Hesperi at Home

Bite-size Baroque #4 - Thomas Allery (Live)

Join harpsichordist Tom Allery for the fourth live-stream in our new "Bite-size Baroque" series! 

17th February 2021,1pm: Hesperi at Home

Bite-size Baroque #5 - Magdalena Loth-Hill (Pre-recorded, Scheduled)

Join our Baroque Violinist Magda for the fifth live-stream in our new "Bite-size Baroque" series! 

24th February 2021,1pm: Hesperi at Home

Bite-size Baroque #6 - Thomas Allery (Live)

Join harpsichordist Tom Allery for the sixth live-stream in our new "Bite-size Baroque" series! 

3rd March 2021,1pm: Hesperi at Home

Bite-size Baroque #7 - Mary-Jannet Leith & Thomas Allery (Live)

Join M-J and Tom for the seventh live-stream in our new "Bite-size Baroque" series! 

10th March 2021,1pm: Hesperi at Home

Bite-size Baroque #8 - Thomas Allery (Live)

Join harpsichordist Tom Allery for the eighth live-stream in our new "Bite-size Baroque" series! 

17th March 2021,1pm: Hesperi at Home

Bite-size Baroque #9 - Mary-Jannet Leith & Thomas Allery (Live)

Join M-J and Tom for the ninth live-stream in our new "Bite-size Baroque" series! 

24th March 2021,1pm: Hesperi at Home

Bite-size Baroque #10 - Thomas Allery (Live)

Join harpsichordist Tom Allery for the tenth live-stream in our new "Bite-size Baroque" series! 

31st March 2021,1pm: Hesperi at Home

Bite-size Baroque #11 - Florence Petit (Pre-Recorded)

Join our Baroque Cellist Florence for the eleventh live-stream in our new "Bite-size Baroque" series! 

24th March 2021,1pm: Hesperi at Home

Bite-size Baroque #12 - Thomas Allery (Live)

Join harpsichordist Tom Allery for the last live-stream in our new "Bite-size Baroque" series! 

21st May, 2021: Newbury Spring Festival

Programme TBC

www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk

31st May, 2021: Newbury Spring Festival

Programme TBC

www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk

19th September, 2021: Festival Alte Musik Knechtsteden

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

https://knechtsteden.com

11-13 November, 2021: London International Festival of Early Music

Programme TBC

https://lifem.org

16 November, 2021: Temple Music

Programme TBC

https://www.templemusic.org

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