London International Festival of Early Music
Now available to view on Marquee TV
For those who, like me, were not able to get to this November’s London International Festival of Early Music (LIFEM), the five concerts from St Michael & All Angels Church, Blackheath can now be viewed on Marquee TV under the heading LIFEM 2020. The link is here. You can use the code LIFEM50 to sign up for a free seven-day trial, as well as 50% off an annual Marquee TV subscription. Concerts from the 2021 festival are also available to view.
The five 2022 concerts available are:
As steals the morn upon the night. This opening night concert by The Brook Street Band includes the world premiere of Nitin Sawhney’s ‘Early Transitions’, commissioned by the Festival, alongside works by Bach, Biber, Couperin, Merula, Montéclair, Telemann, and Handel.
Fürchte Dich Nicht is a concert by Solomon’s Knot performing motets by JS Bach and his cousin Johann Christoph Bach
Dialogue is the concert given by Switzerland’s Charlotte Schneider as part of her prize for winning the 2021 SRP/Moeck Solo Recorder Competition. She is joined by Alice Letort (lute & romantic guitar) and Irene Roldán (harpsichord) in music by Telemann, Hasse, Palestrina, Willaert, and Diabelli.
The Road to Venice is a concert of music from Renaissance Italy and England given by PIVA: The Renaissance Collective. It also includes the first public performance of Toby Young’s ‘At The Fair’, commissioned by LIFEM.
Desvíos a Santiago (Detours to Santiago) is a concert by Spanish ensemble Taracea in their UK debut. It combines early traditional and contemporary sounds borrowed from jazz and Mediterranean music taken from their albums Akoé: Nuevas Músicas Antiguas and Desvíos a Santiago.