Date(s) - 3rd May 2019 - 5th May 2019
This Festival is a new venture, organised on a non-profit basis by a group of Bristol musicians, to present and encourage participation in early music.
The full programme is now on the website:
- 7.30pm: The Italian Connection, a concert of seventeenth-century vocal and instrumental music by Sounds Baroque.
- 9.30pm: The Kite and the Nightingale: candle-lit late-night viol music, and fables by La Fontaine, performed by Jonathan Rees.
- 10am – 4pm: Exhibition of early instruments, with talks and demonstrations of some of the instruments between 10.30 and 12.30.
- 10.30 – 12.30: Recorder workshop for recorder players of all ages, led by Annabel Knight.
- 12.30 – 1.30: Music in the open air (weather permitting) from the Gloucester Waites.
- 2.15 – 4.30: Polychoral workshop for singers and instrumentalists, led by Theresa Caudle and Bruce Saunders.
- 7.30pm: A Musical Tour of Europe with the Bristol groups Rosafresca, Bristowe Consort, and Musica Mundi.
11am: High Mass
sung by the choir of All Saints Church, directed by John Davenport.
- 2.00 – 3.45pm: Medieval chant workshop led by Prof. Emma Hornby, in preparation for Vespers at 4pm.
- 2.30 – 4pm: Viol workshop for young cellists, led by Jane Francis.
4 – 4.30pm: Vespers
, with medieval chant.
- 8pm: The Anatomy of Genius — a musical reflection on the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci, given by the vocal ensemble Nova.
For further details see bristolearlymusicfestival.uk