NEW! NCEM Hosts First Major Emerging European Ensembles Residency in the UK

17/11/2015

NCEM Hosts First Major Emerging European Ensembles Residency in the UK

The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM), one of the eight major partner organisations from across the European Community, welcomes the innovative young French ensemble, Les Contre-Sujets to York in November 2015 for the first residency in a four year programme funded by Creative Europe – the EEEmerging: Emerging European Ensembles project.

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NCEM at St Margaret’s Church

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NEW! Bampton Classical Opera Announces Young Singers’ Competition Winner

16/11/2015

Bampton Classical Opera  Announces Young Singers’ Competition Winner

Bampton Classical Opera has just announced that the winner of the 2015 Young Singers’ Competition is Russian soprano Galina Averina, and the runner-up Welsh soprano Céline Forrest. The decision was reached after an exciting final on Saturday 14th November at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford.  The adjudicators were tenor Bonaventura Bottone, and conductors Andrew Parrott and Peter Robinson, who is also a vocal coach at the Royal Academy of Music.  Galina is awarded £1,500, and Céline £500. Read more

NEW! The Musical Loders of Bath – Study Day

23/10/2015

The Loder Family and their Music in Provincial Britain: The Picture Gallery, Holburne Museum, Bathwick, Bath, England 15.10.15 (RJW)

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The Night Dancers – (c) The Richard Bonynge Archive, Switzerland

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Bruce Dickey on the Cornetto and the Vespers

18/10/2015

Bruce Dickey on the Cornetto and the Vespers

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Bruce Dickey

For four decades, Bruce Dickey has almost single-handedly pioneered the resurgence of the cornetto, an instrument forgotten for centuries but absolutely essential to faithful historical performance. He has been a fixture at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, leading new students of the instrument forward. In 2000, the Historic Brass Society awarded him the prestigious Christopher Monk Award for ‘his monumental work in cornetto performance, historical performance practice and musicological scholarship’. Read more

NCEM Young Composers Award 2016

18/10/2015

NCEM Young Composers Award 2016

The National Centre for Early Music and BBC Radio 3 are proud to present the 2016 NCEM Young Composers Award in partnership with Theatre of the Ayre, directed by one of Europe’s leading lutenists, Elizabeth Kenny, with mezzo soprano Clare Wilkinson and Nicholas Mulroy, tenor. The Award will be launched on BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show on Sunday 1 November 2015. The broadcast includes performances of the winning pieces of the 2015 Award. Read more

Sir David Willcocks, CBE, MC. 30 December 1919 – 17 September 2015

18/09/2015

Sir David Willcocks, CBE, MC. 30 December 1919 – 17 September 2015

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Sir David Willcocks, CBE, MC.
30 December 1919 – 17 September 2015

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NEW! New Energy in Early Music in the Pacific Northwest: An Interview with Matthew White

10/09/2015

New Energy in Early Music in the Pacific Northwest: An Interview with Matthew White

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Matthew White

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NEW! The Glyndebourne Rape of Lucretia Seen Streaming

13/08/2015

 Britten: Glyndebourne’s The Rape of Lucretia in Streaming via the on-line Daily Telegraph.  Players of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor, Leo Hussain; Stage Director, Fiona Shaw; Designer, Michael Levine; Lighting, Paul Anderson.   Seen on 11 August 2015 (JB) Read more

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