Tickets are available now at  Oxboffice  for the next exciting concert in our 2015 series.  We are delighted to be welcoming Andrew Parrott as guest director for this project which will feature a performance of Missa Superba by Johann Kerll, a composer and teacher very well known in mid to late  C17th Vienna,  loyally supported in his work by Emperor Leopold I.  Kerll’s music and compositional skill was admired  – and copied- by composers much more familiar today,  including JS Bach and Handel. There will be a full supporting programme of works by other composers associated with Vienna at the time, accompanied by a band of violins, sackbuts and continuo.  More detailed information very soon!

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Amor vince ogni cosa information and  tickets are available here.  The venue is perfect for this repertoire – a clear resonant acoustic, which means also that it is relatively small.  Please be sure to book soon if you would like to be there.

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2015 plans taking shape

Tickets will be available soon for Amor vince ogni cosa on March 1st at 6.30 pm in Culmstock’s All Saints Church – a really good acoustic for this concert of intimate secular Renaissance music for voices and instruments. Music by Monteverdi, d’India and M-A Charpentier accompanied by violins, gamba and theorbo, with principal director JanJoost van Elburg

2014’s recipient of the York Early Music Festival Lifetime Achievement Award and BEMP’s guest director Andrew Parrott will be leading the programme in Wellington’s St. John the Baptist Church on Monday May 4th at 6.30 pm.  He will introduce an influential teacher and composer, Johann Caspar Kerll, whose work was highly thought of – so good it was borrowed by Bach and Handel!

GRAND BAROQUE 2 is on Monday August 31st at 7.30 in Exeter Cathedral under principal director JanJoost van Elburg and will feature spectacular baroque works by  Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Missa Allelujah a 24  and Vespers a 32  with a full supporting programme.  Diary the date!

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BEMP 2015 Dates for your Diary

BEMP will be performing on

Sunday March 1st:  Venue & programme tba, Principal Director  JanJoost van Elburg

Monday May 4th  Venue & Programme tba, Guest Director Andrew Parrott

Monday August 31st Grand Baroque 2 in Exeter Cathedral, programme tbs, Principal Director JanJoost van Elburg

Further details in due course.

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POLYCHORAL MOSAICS FROM IBERIA – information here  and  online tickets on sale here

Concert 6.30 pm May 5th 2014 in St John’s,  Wellington, Somerset

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NEWS for 2014

BEMP is looking forward to its first event in 2014 – a programme of Iberian music, late renaissance through to early baroque.  Concert in St John’s Wellington on Monday May 5  at 6.30 pm.  More information and tickets available soon.

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A really satisfying outcome in Exeter Cathedral on Friday 30th August, a good audience, wonderful atmosphere and superb team on the platform! Review is here

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