In Ecclesiis – a very special concert!

I can’t promise that we’ll be dressed like this…but the sounds will be similar on 7 March, 7.30pm, when the The Oriel Singers will join the Worcester Early Music Band of violins, cornetts, sackbuts and bass viol for music by De Padilla, Monteverdi, Schütz, Rossi, Gabrieli and more at St Martin’s Church, London Road, Worcester

Tickets from the Oriel Singers website, or Worcester Live (01905 611427 and in person at Huntingdon Hall)


Sing early music – workshop day with Deborah Roberts

We’re delighted to present a renaissance music singing day with Deborah Roberts on Saturday 1 September in Worcester .

Deborah was a longstanding member of the Tallis Scholars.  Turning to choral directing, in 1990 she founded, with Tessa Bonner, Musica Secreta, an ensemble of female voices and continuo, to research and perform a rapidly expanding repertoire of music which has helped re-establish the role of women as performers, interpreters and composers of music from the 16th and 17th centuries.  She is also musical director of Brighton Early Music Festival Consort of Voices, an ensemble of solo and consort singers formed from semi-professional, student and experienced amateur singers, and runs courses in Triora, Italy.  Deborah is co-founder and director of the Brighton Early Music Festival.

This is a fantastic opportunity to study renaissance repertoire from around Europe with a specialist singer and director in the field.

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What a festival! A veritable feast of early music and dancing…

The 2017 Worcestershire Early Music Festival is over – we’re delighted to say that audiences were bigger than ever before and the concerts were artistically excellent.

Our Baroquathon on Bank Holiday Monday was a brilliant day of music-making in collaboration with the Elgar School of Music and we’re hoping to repeat this another year – it also raised welcome funds for outreach projects.

The Pride and Prejudice Ball at Worcester Guildhall had a fantastic buzz on Saturday – everyone makes such an effort to put together their period costumes (photos available in our gallery) so it looks stunning too.

Thanks to Patchwork for the lovely music, and our wonderful dancing master Brian Stanton.

“There is nothing like dancing, after all.  I consider it as one of the first refinements of polished societies.”  Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice