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  • Sun

    Vivaldi Undercover


    Octagon Unitarian Chapel, Colegate, Norwich, NR3 1BN

    In this invigorating and colourful programme, Passacaglia explores Vivaldi’s music as it masquerades in various different guises, including music from The Four Seasons,  JS Bach’s wonderful keyboard transcriptions, and Passacaglia’s own take on Vivaldi’s virtuosic 'La Follia’ Sonata.

    Annabel Knight and Louise Bradbury - Recorders
    Oliver Webber - Violin
    Taro Takeuchi - Baroque Guitar
    Robin Bigwood - Harpsichord
    Reiko Ichise - Viola da Gamba

    Adult tickets are available at Eventbrite, priced at £12. Child tickets, priced £5, are only available at the door but may be reserved by contacting us directly.

  • Thu

    Music of the French Baroque


    King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University NE1 7RU

    Music from the French Baroque

    JM Hotteterre (1674 – 1763) Premiere Suite in D major (1715)
    François Couperin (1668-1733) from Dix-septiéme Ordre: La Forqueray, ou la Superbe - Les Petits Moulins a Vent
    M Blavet (1700 – 1768) Sonata op2/4 in G minor, La Lumague (1732)
    A Forqueray (1672-1745) Pieces de Viole (1747): Allemande La La Borde - La Couperin
    N Chedeville (1705 – 1782) attrib A Vivaldi  Sonata in G major from Il Pastor Fido (1737)

    Free admission. Details at


  • Sat

    Art of Moog: 'Homage to Switched-On Bach'


    King's Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

    In 1968, Wendy Carlos introduced an entirely new concept to the world: Bach performed on an analogue synthesiser. The complexity of the sound, and the inherent coolness of the instrument, brought an entirely new audience to the music of Bach. At the same time iconoclastic and devotional, Switched-On Bach changed the way Bach was seen forever.

    A rare chance to hear Bach’s music played completely live on multiple synthesisers.

    I will be joining the group playing an Akai EWI 5000 - a wind synthesizer.

  • Wed

    Baroque Undercover


    Armstrong Hall, Chapel St, Thornbury, BS35 2BJ

    Thornbury Arts Festival

    In this invigorating and colourful programme, leading baroque ensemble Passacaglia explores masterworks of the Baroque period music as you have never heard them before... Music by JS Bach, Vivaldi and Handel, including Passacaglia’s very own take on Vivaldi’s Spring from the Four Seasons, the famously ebullient variations on La Follia, JS Bach’s own keyboard re-workings of music by Vivaldi, plus an eighteenth century identity theft in the form of Nicolas Chédeville’s famous Sonatas from Il Pastor Fido.

    More information and ticket links coming soon. Queries: Tel 01454 416421

  • Fri

    Passacaglia Trio: La Couperin


    The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Rd, London SE1 8TJ

    La Couperin
    Music for flute, harpsichord and viola da gamba by Couperin, Forqueray, Blavet and Hotteterre

    Beauty, opulence and character abound in this programme from 18th century Paris, celebrating François Couperin’s 350th anniversary. Baroque music experts Passacaglia introduce and explore works by some of the era’s most colourful personalities




  • Tue

    La Royalle


    Cyder House, Owlpen Manor, Glos GL11 5BZ

    Flautist and recorder-player Annabel Knight, together with harpsichordist Robin Bigwood, join forces to present a double-bill of beautiful baroque music in the idyllic surroundings of the incredible Olwpen Manor in the Cotswolds.

    Attend just one concert or a get a reduced rate for the double-bill and enjoy having a summer drink at the Cyder House bar

    Concert 1
    8pm La Royalle: Baroque Music for the French Taste

    Beauty, opulence and character abound in this feast of baroque music, played on King Louis XIVs favourite ear-soothing instruments - recorders, flutes and harpsichord. Music by Francois Couperin in his 350th anniversary year, and by other virtuoso musicians of the day: Charles Dieupart, Louis de Caix d'Hervelois, and Michel Blavet.

    Concert 2
    9.30pm Bach after Dark

    Robin Bigwood gives a recital of keyboard masterworks by the great JS Bach, including works from The Well-Tempered Clavier and a rare chance to hear the young Bach’s wonderfully flamboyant Aria Variata - a work which tantalisingly pre-empts the seminal Goldberg Variations.

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