ROOTS - DISCOVERING THE TANGLED ORIGINS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC

Preliminary draft listing for 2017 festival.
Subject to change and funding

Date

Leader/s

Title

Venue

Sat 30 Sep

10.30am-5pm

Eric and Jane Moulder

(members of the ensemble Piva )

 

ROOTS IN THE RENAISSANCE - THE ORIGINS OF PLAYFORD

A workshop exploring the area where traditional and early music meet.  For competent players of renaissance and traditional instruments. 

St Barnabas, Hove

Sat 7 Oct

2 perfs am

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

OAE TOTS (TBC)

Friends' Meeting House

Sat 14 Oct

10.30am-5pm

Performance at 6pm

Deborah Roberts

MONTEVERDI'S 'OTHER' VESPERS

Workshop for choral singers with some experience

Informal performance, complete with 2 violins and organ at 6pm

St Martin's Church, Lewes Rd

Sun 15 Oct 2.30-5.30pm

John Hancorn

BACH CHRISTMAS ORATORIO CHORALES Workshop for all. Aimed to lead audience participation in chorales for 12 Nov performance

St Paul's Church, West St

Sat 21 Oct

11am-5pm

Chaired by Flora Dennis (Sussex University)

CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL INTRODUCTION DAY

Aimed at the interested general public

Brighton Unitarian Church

Sun 22 Oct

2-5pm

Toby Carr

INTRODUCING THE LUTE

An opportunity for guitarists from all genres to meet and try out the lute and theorbo

Rose Hill Arts Hub

Main Festival

Date

Performers

Programme

Venue

Fri 27 Oct 8pm

L'Avventura London & Old Blind Dogs (Scottish folk group) with Siobhan Miller

BREMF Community Choir

ORPHEUS CALEDONIUS

The rise of popularity of traditional Scottish music in the 18th Century, and its interaction with classical music of the period. 'History, romance and fun'

St George's Church

Sat 28 Oct 1pm

Consone String Quartet

THE EVOLUTION OF THE CLASSICAL STRING QUARTET

Music by Boccherini, Haydn and Beethoven

St Paul's Church

Sat 28 Oct 3pm

Ensemble Molière

Satoko Doi-Luck director

PYGMALION (Perf 1)

Rameau's popular one-hour comic opera

New production with digital sets and surtitles

ACE funded tour

Sallis Benney Theatre

Sat 28 Oct

7.30pm

BREMF Consort of Voices/Lacock Scholars

Deborah Roberts and Greg Skidmore directors

PLAINSONG TO POLYPHONY

Tracing the roots of polyphony in ancient chant melodies. Music from the 12th to the 16th centuries culminating in the ultimate polyphonic work, Tallis's Spem in alium

St Bartholomew's Church

Sun 29 Oct 3pm

Ensemble Molière

PYGMALION (Perf 2)

Sallis Benney Theatre

Sun 29 Oct

5.30pm

Ensemble Molière

DANCE SWEETS!

Delicious little morsels, each a tantalising example of the elegance and frisson of French baroque dance

Sallis Benney Theatre

Sun 29 Oct 8pm

Ensemble Molière

PYGMALION (Perf 3)

Sallis Benney Theatre

Thu 2 Nov 8pm

The Askew Sisters

THROUGH LONESOME WOODS

Delving into the tangled roots of folk and early music

Ropetackle Centre, Shoreham

Fri 3 Nov 8pm

Musica Secreta and Celestial Sirens

Deborah Roberts and Laurie Stras directors

ROOTS, SHOOTS AND CELESTIAL FLOWERS

The rise of the great convent choirs of Ferrara with music from the 14th-16th centuries. Including works by Josquin, de Rore and Lucrezia Borgia's daughter, Leonora d'Este

St Paul's Church

Sat 4 Nov 1pm

Ensemble Hesperi

Recorder and harpsichord

THE PHESANT'S EYE

The fascinating world of Scottish baroque music, with its origins in the folk music of the hills and heather

Friends' Meeting House

Sat 4 Nov

3-5pm

Various

EARLY MUSIC LIVE! SHOWCASE

Emerging ensembles who are part of our young artists' scheme for 2017

St Paul's Church

Sat 4 Nov 8pm

Musica Poetica

JEPHTE

Tracing the story of the early oratorio from dramatic dialogues and cantatas to 2 oratorios by Carissimi: Jonah and Jephte

St George's Church


Sat 4 Nov 9pm

Various

BREMF LIVE! CLUBNIGHT

Highlights from the afternoon showcase presented to a younger audience in a pub setting

Rose Hill Arts Hub

Sun 5 Nov 7.30pm

Tempus Fugit + Indian musicians

CALCUTTA

A music drama about the early days of the East India Company. Traditional Indian music meets English folk and classical music in 17th-century Calcutta

St Bartholomew's Church

Wed 8 Nov 8pm

Auditioned cast of young and student singers, Monteverdi String Band, English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble plus continuo.

Deborah Roberts musical director Thomas Guthrie

stage director

ORFEO (Perf 1)

Monteverdi's first opera on love, death and loss in a new production by Thomas Guthrie

The Old Market, Hove

Thu 9 Nov 8pm

The Telling

Clare Norburn director

Title TBC

Spanish medieval music from the court of Alfonso the Wise exploring links with Christian, Judaic and Islamic traditions through storytelling.

St Paul's Church

Fri 10 Nov

8pm

Chelys Viol Consort with Emily Atkinson soprano, David Gould countertenor, and Sarah Finch actress 

NAME THAT TUNE

Where did some of the most used and re-used renaissance melodies come from?

Who wrote them first? Do they have a legacy today? Join our musical quiz.

St George's Church

Picnic event

Sat 11 Nov 11.15am

Little Baroque Company

Family Concert

Komedia Studio

       

Sat 11 Nov 1pm

Oliver Webber violin, Gawain Glenton cornetto, Claire Williams harpsichord and organ

TITLE TBC

Exploring the origins of the sonata in the vocal and instrumental music of Monteverdi's time.

The Old Market

Sat 11 Nov 7.30pm

As 8 Nov

ORFEO (Perf 2)

The Old Market

Sun 12 Nov 3pm

As 8 Nov

ORFEO (Perf 3)

The Old Market

Sun 12 Nov 7pm

BREMF Singers and Players

John Hancorn director

Young auditioned soloists. Audience participation in the chorales (following a workshop).

THE CHRISTMAS ORATORIO

Bach's uplifting music brings the festival to a close and anticipates the approaching festive season.

St Martin's Church, Lewes Road