Friends of Worcestershire Early Music

We have a growing group of Friends who are generous in their donations to Worcestershire Early Music. We are always happy to have more friends to help us achieve our aim to spread the the understanding and enjoyment of music written before 1800, to a broad audience via concerts and outreach work. You can become a friend of Worcestershire Early Music by making an annual minimum donation of just £20. Friends are invited to an annual Thank You event, this year on the opening night of our festival, in the Guildhall, Worcester from 6pm. You can contact us by via the contact page.


Festival Tickets now on sale

Tickets for the festival 31st-May to 2nd June, and for the Pride and Prejudice Ball (May 18th) are now on sale from either:

Worcester Live Box Office 01905 611427
or from: (Booking fees apply)

Pride and Prejudice Ball; Saturday 18th May in the Guildhall, tickets £20

A Festival ticket for the following concerts is available before 1st May at £50

Friday 31st May 7.30pm: Musical and Amicables with Mark Baigent (oboe) in the Guildhall tickets £17 (£15 before 1st May)

Saturday 1st June: 1.00pm lunchtime concert Fontanella Recorder Consort in Old Saint Martins, Cornmarket, tickets £17 (£15 before 1st May)

Saturday June 1st 7.30pm Dowland Works in the Guildhall tickets £20 (£18 before 1st May)

Sunday 2nd June 3pm; Emily Askew Band, Old Saint Martins, Cornmarket £17 (£15 before 1st May)


Dances for Twelfth Night 6th January Tea Dance

Brian Stanton will choose dances from the list below:

Auretti’s Dutch Skipper  (Thompson 1757)

The Delight of Sudbury (Thompson 1765)

The Comical Fellow (Thompson 1776)

The Duke of Kent’s Waltz (Cahusac 1801)

First of April  (Thompson 1780)

Fourpence Happenny Farthing (Playford 1709)

Indian Queen (Playford 1701)

Jacob Hall’s Jig  (Playford 1695)

Juice of Barley (Playford 1686)

The Leamington Dance  (Wheatstone 1811)

Lord of Carnarvon’s Jig  (Playford 1651)

My Lord Byron’s Maggot (Playford 1701)

The Old Whigg (Cahusac 1793)

The Prince of Wales Fancy (Caricature Fan 1792)

The Prince Regent (Anon 1815)

A School for Scandal (Thompson 1788)

Sir Roger de Coverly (Wilson 1816)

Upon a Summers Day (Playford 1651)

The Waggoner (Thompson 1793)

Young Phillis of Wakefield (Walsh 1715)Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail