Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s remarkably powerful St John Passion streamed from Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bach’s St John Passion, BWV 245: Nick Pritchard {Evangelist}, William Thomas (Christus}, Alex Ashworth (Pilatus), Julia Doyle (soprano), Alexander Chance (countertenor), Peter Davoren (tenor), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, streamed on DG Stage (click here) 2.4.2021. (CC)

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Dame Emma Kirkby and Friends beautifully perform a programme of high imagination and distinction

United KingdomUnited Kingdom LIVE from London SpringAbiding Love: Dame Emma Kirkby and Friends (Dame Emma Kirkby [soprano] with Toby Carr [lute/theorbo/guitar], Helen Charlston, Patricia Hammond [mezzo], Christopher Glynn [piano], Aileen Henry [baroque harp], Matt Redman [accordion, banjo, guitar, organ]). Livestreamed from the VOCES8 Centre, London, 14.3.2021. (CC)

Dame Emma Kirkby and Friends

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Jennifer Pike and Petr Limonov launch The Polyphonic Concert Club, a new online concert series

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Szymanowski, Paganini/Szymanowski, Massenet: Jennifer Pike (violin), Petr Limonov (piano). Streamed by The Polyphonic Music Club (click here), St George’s, Bristol, 11.3.2021. (CC)

Jennifer Pike (violin) & Petr Limonov (piano)

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Carducci String Quartet and VOCES8 is a fascinating departure for the LIVE from London format

United KingdomUnited Kingdom LIVE from London Spring – To the New World: Carducci String Quartet (Matthew Denton, Michelle Fleming [violins], Eoin Schmidt-Martin [viola], Emma Denton [cello]) with Frederick Long (bass-baritone) and VOCES8. Livestream from the VOCES8 Centre on 28.2.2021. (CC)

Carducci String Quartet and VOCES8

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Vim and vigour from the Northern Chamber Orchestra as Lara Melda shows her affinity for Rossini

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bartók, Mozart, Rossini: Lara Melda (piano), Northern Chamber Orchestra / Nicholas Ward (leader/director). Livestream from the Carole Nash Hall, Manchester, 28.2.2021. (CC)

Lara Melda plays Rossini’s String Sonata No.3

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