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 first concert is on Friday evening at 7.30, a programme of seventeenth century vocal and instrumental music given by the London-based group Sounds Baroque, followed by late-night viol music from Bristol’s favourite baroque cellist and gamba player, Jonathan Rees.
On Saturday and Sunday there will be workshops, concerts and other events. The following are planned:
Saturday morning and afternoon:
- performances by the Gloucester Waites and by a consort of viols;
- workshops open to all:
- a recorder workshop for young people and adults
- a viol workshop for young cellists
- a polychoral workshop for singers and instrumentalists
- an exhibition of instruments, and talks and demonstrations of some of the instruments.
Sunday morning and afternoon:
- Choral Eucharist in the morning
- in the afternoon: a viol workshop for young cellists and a workshop on medieval chant, followed by Vespers.
Sunday evening: a concert by the Bristol vocal ensemble Nova.
For further details see bristolearlymusicfestival.uk