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  • SJSS
    NEWS 27.11.15

    St John’s Smith Square joins REMA

    St John’s Smith Square is now a member of REMA (the European Early Music Network). Completed in 1728, the venue is the UK’s only concert hall from the baroque period. Period instrument performances form a […]

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    COMPETITIONS 18.11.15

    Anna Harvey wins LBS Bach Singers Prize

    Following the final round of the London Bach Society‘s 5th Bach Singers Prize competition on 13 November 2015, mezzo soprano Anna Harvey was announced as the winner. She won a £2000 cash prize. Harvey was […]

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    NEWS 17.11.15

    NCEM hosts the first UK EEEmerging residency

    The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) is hosting the first major EEEmerging (Emerging European Ensembles) residency in the UK. Les Contre-Sujets (pictured) will undertake a ten-day residency in York. The ensemble’s musicians will take […]

  • Charlotte Bridgeman
    NEWS 03.11.15

    Researcher uncovers 18th-century music collection

    A researcher from Birmingham City University has uncovered a large collection of music at Weston Park, Staffordshire. Martin Perkins, head of early music and instrument curator at Birmingham Conservatoire, discovered the musical collection of Charlotte […]

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    COMPETITIONS 01.11.15

    Entries open for NCEM Young Composers Award 2016

    Entries are now open for the 2016 NCEM Young Composers Award. UK-based composers aged 25 or under are invited to write a new work for lute and either tenor or mezzo-soprano voice. They must set […]

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    EVENTS 22.10.15

    Sound House: The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments

    A performance by the Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments on 30 October marks the completion of developments at the National Centre of Early Music (NCEM) in York. The £185,000 project upgraded the NCEM’s staging, […]

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    EVENTS 16.10.15

    AAM: ‘From darkness to light’

    The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) is presenting ‘From darkness to light’: a series of concerts by principal players fusing music, art and literature. Taking inspiration from Dante Alighieri’s 14th century poem Divine Comedy, the orchestra […]