The 2015 festival from 27 February to 8 March in Dunedin, New Zealand.
As an incentive to booking your tickets, The Marais Project (concert on 7 March), are generously offering their superb CDs. The first ten people to book tickets, over a total value of $200, will receive one of these CDs. Email: email@example.com for booking form.
The second New Zealand International Early Music Festival opens to a flourish in Knox Church.
- Friday 27 February at 7pm | ITALY: THE FLOWERING OF THE RENAISSANCE – featuring music by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli, Marenzio, Susato, Gesualdo and Monteverdi performed by St Kilda Brass and the vocal consort Da Capo, directed by David Burchell.
- Saturday 28 February at 7pm | BATTLES AND BALLS – an organ recital by Christopher Hainsworth from Beziers Cathedral
- Sunday 1 March at 3pm | QUEEN CATHERINE’S MASQUE – with the Rare Byrds Consort and Chorus
- Monday 2 March at 7pm | SHAKESPEARE – rediscovering the beautiful, the bold and the bawdy
- Tuesday 3 March at 7pm | A BAROQUE MUSICAL FEAST – with Lois Johnston (soprano) and Claire Barton (mezzo soprano) featuring Pergolesi’s sublime Stabat Mater with baroque strings
- Wednesday 4 March at 5.30pm | BAROQUE TRIO SONATAS – with Szabolcs Illes and Philippa Lodge (baroque violins), Edita Keglerova (harpsichord) and Tomas Hurnik (baroque ‘cello)
- Thursday 5 March at 6pm | A RENAISSANCE CHORAL EVENSONG (free)
- Thursday 5 March at 7.30pm | A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC FOR VOICE, HARPSICHORD AND ORGAN – with Claire Barton and David Burchell – music from early 17th century Northern Italy, mid 17th century
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- Friday 6 March at 7pm | JS BACH: MAESTRO OF THE BAROQUE – with Penelope Evison (baroque flute) and Douglas Mews (harpsichord)
- Saturday 7 March at 10am | A BAROQUE WORKSHOP
- Saturday 7 March at 12.30pm | SHAKESPEARE, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS AND THE MANTUAN COURT – with Lois Johnston and Jonathan Le Cocq (renaissance lute, baroque guitar) – English theatre music, Italian court music and Scottish folk music
- Saturday 7 March at 7pm | VIOL DREAMING – with The Marais Project from Sydney directed by Jennifer Eriksson (viola da gamba) – Belinda Montgomery (soprano), Catherine Upex (viola da gamba) and Tommie Andersson (renaissance lute, theorbo) including music by Dowland, Marais, Bouteiller, Josquin and Monteclair
- Sunday 8 March at 2pm | NOBLESSE DE ROBE
- Sunday 8 March at 6.30pm | BLOW AND PURCELL – MASTER AND PUPIL – with Stephen Diaz and Christopher John Clifford (countertenors), Jonathan Cweorth and Anneloes de Groot (treble recorders),
Douglas Mews (spinet) and Jennifer Eriksson (viola da gamba). The program includes John Blow’s ravishing Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell and songs and duets by Purcell from his glorious Birthday Odes for Queen Mary. Stephen is a rising young star in New Zealand. In 2012 he won the top prize in the NZ Aria Competition. We welcome him to Dunedin!
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