The Academy of Ancient Music, a period-instrument orchestra based in Cambridge, England, has put together a selection of eleven concerts featuring acclaimed soloists. On several Sunday afternoons over the course of this unusual year, the Academy has shared these concerts online with classical music fans as part of its “Streaming Sundays” series. All the performances are available on the Academy of Ancient Music YouTube channel.
Handel’s Heroines with Mary Bevan and Jennifer France
Sopranos Mary Bevan and Jennifer France alongside the Academy of Ancient Music, directed by Laurence Cummings, in a concert programme featuring some of Handel’s most glorious writing for soprano.
Sound the Trumpet with David Blackadder and Soraya Mafi
Royal Wedding trumpeter David Blackadder joins soprano Soraya Mafi, director Chad Kelly and the Academy of Ancient Music for Sound the Trumpet, with music by Purcell, Handel, Bach, Torelli and Galuppi.
Handel’s Messiah with soloists from VOCES8
The Academy of Ancient Music presents Handel’s beloved oratorio Messiah, joined by VOCES8, Apollo5 and the choir of the VOCES8 Foundation under the direction of Barnaby Smith.
Bach and Haydn with Viktoria Mullova and James Hall
Internationally acclaimed violinist Viktoria Mullova and rising young countertenor James Hall join Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music for a concert of Bach, Haydn and Grimani.
The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart’s comic opera in a concert performance with conductor Richard Egarr and a stunning cast of soloists.
The Art of the Lute with Thomas Dunford
The virtuosic Thomas Dunford joins the Academy of Ancient Music to showcase the lute, performing and directing works by Vivaldi, Bach and Buxtehude.
Concert performance of Eccles’s Semele with Cambridge Handel Opera Company
The Academy of Ancient Music partners with Cambridge Handel Opera Company and Cambridge Early Music for a landmark performance of John Eccles’s English baroque opera Semele.
St John Passion
The Academy of Ancient Music joins VOCES8 and the VOCES8 Scholars for a performance of Bach’s majestic St John Passion, directed by Barnaby Smith as part of the 2019 Milton Abbey International Music Festival.
Mozart clarinet concerto, arias and symphonies with Michael Collins
Clarinettist Nicola Boud and soprano Soraya Mafi join director Michael Collins and the Academy of Ancient Music for a programme of Mozart and Salieri.
This performance of Agrippina was staged by director Walter Sutcliffe and artistic director Michael Chance at the 2018 Grange Festival. A glittering cast of soloists joins the Academy of Ancient Music and conductor Robert Howarth for Handel’s epic tale of love, revenge and intrigue.
Rejoice! with Rowan Pierce and David Blackadder
Trumpeter David Blackadder and soprano Soraya Mafi star in a programme of Bach, Handel, Corelli and Purcell.