Edition 2023

Early Music Day takes place every year on 21 March, at the initiative of REMA. This celebration of more than a thousand years of music, through concerts and events taking place simultaneously around the world, is an opportunity for Europeans to (re)discover our musical heritage!

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The Conservatori celebrates Early Music Day

21/03/2023 18:30 UTC (21/03/2023 19:30 CET)

The Conservatori celebrates Early Music Day

On-site Spain
Ciutadella Cathedral, C/ Ca'l Bisbe, 8, Ciutadella
Students and teachers from the Conservatori Professional de Música de Menorca are preparing a very special concert for the Early Music Day, in  the island of Menorca (Spain).
Musicians
Orquestra de cordes dels Ensenyaments Professionals
Martín Lopesino
, solo oboe
Oliver Vinent, conductor

Chamber music groups
Dafne, byAntonio Caldara

21/03/2023 20:00 CET

Dafne, byAntonio Caldara

On-site France
Théâtre national de la criée, 30 quai de Rive-Neuve , 13007 Marseille
Dafne, by Antonio Caldara
Musicians
Concerto Soave
Lully : Te Deum

11/03/2023 11:00 UTC (11/03/2023 12:00 CET)

Lully : Te Deum

On-site France
Chapel Royal, Château de Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles
Les Epopées complete the complete Grands Motets by Jean-Baptiste Lully in Versailles with the Te Deum and the Exaudiat. Under the direction of Stéphane Fuget, 60 singers and instrumentalists from Les Epopées are joined by the Pages and Chantres of the CMBV for this concert. 
Musicians
Les Epopées / Stéphane Fuget, direction
The Vermeil Book of Montserrat

18/03/2023 20:30 UTC (18/03/2023 21:30 CET)

The Vermeil Book of Montserrat

On-site France
Théâtre de l'Arche, Place de la République, 22220 Tréguier
The origin of this participatory concert is the Livre Vermeil of the Montserrat monastery, a collection of popular songs, rhythms and dances for the arrival of pilgrims. They are performed here in "a bouquet as sumptuous as it is unexpected".
Musicians
La Camera delle Lacrime
La Maîtrise des Petits Chanteurs de Lannion
The Office of Saint Sigfrid

18/03/2023 18:00 UTC (18/03/2023 19:00 CET)

The Office of Saint Sigfrid

On-site Sweden
St. Mary's Church, Mariakyrkan, Kungsgatan 117, 352 44 Växjö
Concert with plainchant from medieval Sweden.
Musicians
Ensemble Gemma
Flutes in dialogue

21/03/2023 18:00 UTC (21/03/2023 19:00 CET)

Flutes in dialogue

On-site France
MEMO - Médiathèque de Montauban, 2 Rue Jean Carmet, 82000 MONTAUBAN
3 free events for this day:
- 2 school sessions during the day, morning and afternoon, with registration.
- 1 educational concert for the general public at 6 pm 
This programme honours the recorder, one of the emblematic instruments of the Baroque period, and offers a short didactic tour of entertainment music in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Triosonates by Purcell, Telemann, Vivaldi, Sammartini, Frescobaldi, Sammartini, Uccelini or Merula performed by soloists Jean-Marc Andrieu and Stéphanie Cettolo will make you discover the expressiveness and virtuosity of the recorder. 
Musicians
Stéphanie Cettolo, flute
Jean-Marc Andrieu, flute
Sophie Castellat, cello
Anne-Lise Labusquière, harpsichord 
Concert - The Sibylline Prophecy

25/03/2023 20:30 CET

Concert - The Sibylline Prophecy

On-site France
Gosnay Unité d'Art Sacré, Rue Achille Châtelet, 62199 Gosnay
Concert: Prophetiae Sibyllarum, Orlando di Lasso. 
Musicians
La Main Harmonique 
Early Music Day Copenhagen

21/03/2023 18:00 CET (21/03/2023 18:00 CET)

Early Music Day Copenhagen

Online and On-site Denmark
KoncertKirken Blågårds Plads, Blågårds Pl. 6A, 2200 København
Ensemble Degli Affetti
Musicians
Tinne Albrectsen, violin, Adam Graumann, gambe, Søren Gleerup Hansen, orgel.
Musik af Rosenmüller, Weckmann m.fl.
Accade anche qui

21/03/2023 16:00 UTC (21/03/2023 17:00 CET)

Accade anche qui

On-site Italy
Auditorium San Dionigi , Piazza Martiri della Liberazione, 12, Vigevano
An Early Music Concert-tribute in Vigevano, a beautiful town next to Milan, both geographically and historically: during the Renaissance, the Court of Sforza was moved from Milan to Vigevano and prominent personalities such Ludovido il Moro, Leonardo da Vinci, Donato Bramante stood here. The Concert venue is the amazing "Auditorium San Dionigi" - baroque church suspended for worship and currently the "temple" of music in Vigevano - located a few meters away from the wonderful Piazza Ducale.
Musicians
Bottega dei Suoni 
Ex Cathedra - Baroque Passion

21/03/2023 19:30 GMT (21/03/2023 20:30 CET)

Ex Cathedra - Baroque Passion

On-site United Kingdom
St Mary's Church, Old Square, CV34 4RA Warwick
Concert: Music by Bach, Purcell, Lotti, Scarlatti, Kuhnau, Monteverdi, Carissimi, and Charpentier.
Musicians
Ex Cathedra
Jeffrey Skidmore
, director
Andrew Skidmore, cello
Opening of the 5th edition of La Reverdie festival

21/03/2023 20:30 CET

Opening of the 5th edition of La Reverdie festival

On-site France
CEREP, 5 rue Rigault, 89100 Sens
Presentation of the Festival programme, the CD/DVD Guillaume de Machaut volume 1, on the occasion of its national release by Bayard Musique, with a video projection of the animated illuminations made from the BNF manuscripts.
Musicians
Emmanuel Bonnardot vocals, fiddle, rebec, citole, crwth and artistic direction
Camille Bonnardot vocals, vihuela, cornet
François Demerliac video maker
Florence Jacquemart vocals, flutes, bagpipes
Hélène Moreau vocals, psaltery, percussion
Pierre Tessier vocals, narrator
Online Medieval Women Singing Workshop

21/03/2023 11:00 UTC (21/03/2023 12:00 CET)

Online Medieval Women Singing Workshop

Online United Kingdom
Online, London
The Telling soprano Clare Norburn presents a workshop live on Zoom to guide you through how to sing some medieval songs by and about women. All ages and abilities welcome and you do not need to be able to read music. All participants will be on mute so you can sing without fear.
Musicians
Clare Norburn, soprano
(in)sight-reading enlightenment/the history of female composers

21/03/2023 14:00 UTC (21/03/2023 15:00 CET)

(in)sight-reading enlightenment/the history of female composers

Online Switzerland
Online, Bâle
In this episode of our early music podcast, we explore the connection of eras in the context of diversity. We will talk to traverso player Liane Sadler, who explores the legacy of the first published female composer, Magdalena Casulana, and with a composer of our time, Francesca Gaza, a young, talented and successful artist who made her debut with the improvisational album "Kugelförmigkeit" dedicated to jazz and early music.
Musicians
Darina Ablogina traverso/speaker
Liane Sadler taverso/speaker
Francesca Gaza singer/speaker
Dakota Wayne speaker
Bembo - Jacquet de la Guerre

02/03/2023 20:00 UTC (02/03/2023 21:00 CET)

Bembo - Jacquet de la Guerre

On-site France
Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides, 129 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris
A precious testimony to the all too rare pages written by female composers (Bembo and Jacquet de la Guerre) in France during the reign of Louis XIV. With Marie Perbost, Claire Lefilliâtre and Les Epopées under the direction of Stéphane Fuget. 
Musicians
Les Epopées
Marie Perbost soprano
Claire Lefilliâtre soprano
Stéphane Fuget direction 
Apple and Cherry, let us make merry - an afternoon of mouthwatering madrigals with the Sydney MADriGALS & GUYS.

21/03/2023 18:00 UTC (21/03/2023 19:00 CET)

Apple and Cherry, let us make merry - an afternoon of mouthwatering madrigals with the Sydney MADriGALS & GUYS.

On-site Australia
Campbell Street Presbyterian Church, 7 Campbell St, NSW 2041 Balmain
The MADriGALS&GUYS is a community singing group made up of amateurs and professionals, musicians and non-musicians, formed to promote the singing of madrigals, chorales, roundelays and carols for joy and wellbeing.
Musicians
The MADriGALS&GUYS
Händel jazzt! Peel me a grape

21/03/2023 15:00 CET

Händel jazzt! Peel me a grape

Online Germany
The more than 100 female figures that George Frideric Handel depicts in his works are often self-confident, courageous and strong women. This concert examines them, and builds a musical bridge between Handel’s music and the world of jazz.
Musicians
Anette von Eichel - Vocals
Marko Lackner - Saxophone
Sebastian Sternal - Piano
Henning Sieverts - Bass
Jonas Burgwinkel - Drums
Ariadnet otsides / In search for Arianna

18/03/2023 19:00 EET (18/03/2023 18:00 CET)

Ariadnet otsides / In search for Arianna

On-site Estonia
Estonia Concert Hall, Estonia pst 4, 10143 Tallinn
A concert performance of “Arianna a la recherche” by Rinuccini/Monteverdi/Lawrence-King. 
Musicians
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and soloists; Lodewijk van der Ree, choirmaster; Floridante baroque orchestra; Andrew Lawrence-King, artistic director and conductor 
Un Paseo en Vihuela

25/09/2022 19:00 CEST

Un Paseo en Vihuela

Online Spain
Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, Alcalà de Xivert, Castelló, Spain, Plaza de la Iglesia, s/n, 12570 Alcalà de Xivert
A video selection of my concert at the above-mentioned venue last 25th September 2022.
Musicians
Joaquim Bogunyà, vihuelist
Organ recital - Bach & Böhm

21/03/2023 13:10 GMT (21/03/2023 14:10 CET)

Organ recital - Bach & Böhm

On-site United Kingdom
Grosvenor Chapel, 24 South Audley Street, Mayfair,  W1K 2PA London
Organ recital with music by Bach & Böhm. The programme contrasts the music of one of Bach’s earliest influences with two of his mature organ works.
Musicians
Andrew Benson-Wilson organ
Concert Méditerranée Sacrée Les éléments

21/03/2023 20:00 CET

Concert Méditerranée Sacrée Les éléments

On-site France
Eglise Saint-Paul-Serge , 21 rue Arago , 11100 Narbonne
With the programme Méditerranée Sacrée, The Elements invites us to escape to the shores of the Mediterranean, the source of so many stories and faith. These compositions from the Renaissance, the Baroque and today, in which songs in Aramaic, Latin, Hebrew, Arabic and ancient Greek are interwoven, are an invitation to meditation. 
Musicians
Chœur de chambre Les éléments
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