Live from Saint Mary's, London

The first concerts in our evolving series of HD-filmed and live streamed concerts from Saint Mary's, Bourne St, London.

Past concerts in this series are freely available to watch on our Live from Saint Mary's, London page.

Passiontide 2020 series

~ Bach St John Passion

~ Pärt Passio

*Postponed owing to COVID-19*

Our first collaborations with instrumental ensembles since our 2016 Bach Christmas Oratorio are sadly postponed until 2021. Details to follow

Newcastle Early Music Festival 2020

Our first concerts using the AHRC-funded Tudor Partbooks choirbook replica stand, and the two major concerts of the NEMF 2020; we joined forces with the brilliant choirs of Newcastle University and Hexham Abbey for polychoral repertoire by Schütz, Victoria and Hassler, as well as using the space of venues to recreate pre-reformation liturgical musical practices. The festival also saw Tudor Partbooks reconstruction roadtesting, lectures on the history of the choirbook and choirbook lectern, and public workshops on consort singing led by members of EPV.

Victoria's last great work, Officium Defunctorum or more commonly 'Victoria Requiem' and Vivanco's muscular Missa Crux Fidelis, in the glorious surrounds of Barcheston church in the Warwickshire Cotswolds.

Our favourite lenten programme centered around Alonso Lobo's underperformed Lamentations, his often performed Versa Est, Byrd's Jerusalem motets and Victoria eight-part motets.

Our first collaboration with New Vocal Ensemble of Newcastle University. Including Martin Missa Speravimus, first performed at the Edington Festival the previous year, his reimagining of Guerrero's Ave Virgo Sanctissima and Roderick Williams' reimagining of Byrd Ave Verum.

Music of the time of Bolton Priory, Wharfedale, and works which reflected the centenary of The Great War.

A collaboration between EPV, conductor Adam Hickox, and the support and performing knowledge of Professor Margaret Fautless (OAE) and Jeremy West (His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts). 

Joining forces once again with period instrument ensemble Cambridge University Collegium Musicum, led by Margaret Faultless and guest conducted by Richard Gowers in his last year as King's Organ Scholar, a memorable parts 1-3 of Bach's Christmas Oratorio.

A look into the music of 1415 and the art which was created after England's unexpected victory in the Battle of Agincourt.

A programme laden with eight-part motets; Tallis Videte Miraculum, Victoria Letaniæ de Beata Virgine, Alma Redemptoris Mater and Regina Caeli. Also Byrd's brilliant double fugue: O Salutaris Hostia.

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