Handel Vs Clérambault - Hero and Leander
Feb
15
1:05 PM13:05

Handel Vs Clérambault - Hero and Leander

Ensemble Molière bring the Ancient Greek myth of Hero and Leander to life with two contrasting and beautiful cantata settings by Handel and Clérambault. Become immersed in this poignant love story and in turn in both composers' styles and nuances, accompanied by instrumental pieces by both Handel and Clérambault. Ensemble Molière will be performing alongside guest soprano Roberta Diamond.

Musicians: Alice Earll, Flavia Hirte, Kate Conway, Satoko Doi-Luck and Roberta Diamond

 

Free admission, retiring collection

 

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Handel vs Clérambault - Hero and Leander at The Workshop Series
Feb
18
4:00 PM16:00

Handel vs Clérambault - Hero and Leander at The Workshop Series

***** SOLD OUT *****

Ensemble Molière bring the Ancient Greek myth of Hero and Leander to life with two contrasting and beautiful cantata settings by Handel and Clérambault. Become immersed in this poignant love story and in turn in both composers' styles and nuances, accompanied by instrumental pieces by both Handel and Clérambault. Ensemble Molière will be performing alongside guest soprano Roberta Diamond.

Tickets for all concerts are £15 (£8 for under 18's) and include a glass of wine or a soft drink during the interval.

Tickets can be bought online and by post- visit www.theworkshopseries.co.uk for full details. 

 

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Telemann and His Friends in Paris @ Totnes Early Music Festival
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Telemann and His Friends in Paris @ Totnes Early Music Festival

In 1737, Telemann visited Paris at the invitation of some of the greatest musicians in France; Blavet, Guinon, and Forqueray. To celebrate his visit, Telemann's twelve sets of “Paris Quartets” were performed by these musicians and Telemann himself, making friends and making music. 

Tickets for non members £14 (under 18's £5). 

All concerts are in association with The Arts at Dartington. Tickets available in advance from the Dartington Box Office 01803 847070 or online at www.dartington.org or on the door. 
 

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Pygmalion @ Brighton Early Music Festival (Performance 3)
Oct
29
8:00 PM20:00

Pygmalion @ Brighton Early Music Festival (Performance 3)

Pygmalion by Jean-Phillipe Rameau

Ensemble Molière production / dir. Karolina Sofulak

Ensemble Molière take French baroque masterpiece Pygmalion to the streets of 21st Century Paris. With newly commissioned animation by Kate Anderson, this bite sized rom com opera can be enjoyed by people of all ages, no opera experience required! 

Cast: 
Josh Cooter Pygmalion
Roberta Diamond Céphise
Angela Hicks La Statue
Rosalie Wahlfrid L'Amour

TICKETS: http://www.bremf.org.uk/2017/eventpage/ne14.htm

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Dance Sweets @ Brighton Early Music Festival
Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

Dance Sweets @ Brighton Early Music Festival

Ensemble Molière present an instrumental programme comprised of delicious little morsels, each a tantalising example of the elegance and frisson of French baroque dance. In the 18th Century, dancing was one of the most celebrated arts of French society and often these dances would be grouped into suites to show to full gamut of technique, style and grace. In this programme we celebrate the crème de la crème of this rich tradition; starting with a light appetiser of Lully, we move onto more indulgent Rameau and complex Couperin, creating our very own selection of Dance Sweets! 
TICKETS: http://www.bremf.org.uk/2017/eventpage/ne13.htm

 

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Pygmalion @ Brighton Early Music Festival (Performance 2)
Oct
29
3:00 PM15:00

Pygmalion @ Brighton Early Music Festival (Performance 2)

Pygmalion by Jean-Phillipe Rameau

Ensemble Molière production / dir. Karolina Sofulak

Ensemble Molière take French baroque masterpiece Pygmalion to the streets of 21st Century Paris. With newly commissioned animation by Kate Anderson, this bite sized rom com opera can be enjoyed by people of all ages, no opera experience required! 

Cast: 
Josh Cooter Pygmalion
Roberta Diamond Céphise
Angela Hicks La Statue
Rosalie Wahlfrid L'Amour

TICKETS: http://www.bremf.org.uk/2017/eventpage/ne12.htm

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Pygmalion @ Brighton Early Music Festival (Performance 1)
Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

Pygmalion @ Brighton Early Music Festival (Performance 1)

Pygmalion by Jean-Phillipe Rameau

Ensemble Molière production / dir. Karolina Sofulak

Ensemble Molière take French baroque masterpiece Pygmalion to the streets of 21st Century Paris. With newly commissioned animation by Kate Anderson, this bite sized rom com opera can be enjoyed by people of all ages, no opera experience required! 

Cast: 
Josh Cooter Pygmalion
Roberta Diamond Céphise
Angela Hicks La Statue
Rosalie Wahlfrid L'Amour

TICKETS: http://www.bremf.org.uk/2017/eventpage/ne10.htm

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Dance Sweets
Sep
30
7:30 PM19:30

Dance Sweets

Ensemble Molière travel to Gloucestershire to present ‘Dance Sweets’, an evening of bite sized musical morsels from composers including Bach, Handel and Rameau. There will also be a short pre-concert talk introducing the historical, social and cultural context of the evening’s programme at 6.30-7pm. 

Tickets £10 from Louise, 07891 254372, louise.earll@gmail.com; Bob May 01531 890676, Alice Earll, 07772 999891, aliceearll.violin@gmail.com. Also available from the Dymock shop and on the door.

 

 

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Dance for the Kings!
Jul
17
1:00 PM13:00

Dance for the Kings!

Ensemble Molière celebrate the 300th anniversary of Handel's much-loved Water Music with a programme of baroque dance suites composed for both King George I of England and King Louis XIV of France. Handel's Water Music was premiered this very day in 1717 on the River Thames. We will be playing instrumental suites from both Handel's Water Music and Lully's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.

Players: Flavia Hirte, Oonagh Lee, Ellen Bundy, Jakab Kaufmann and Satoko Doi-Luck

http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/free-lunchtime-concert-ensemble-moliere/

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'Dance Sweets' at York Early Music Festival, International Young Artists Competition
Jul
15
to Jul 16

'Dance Sweets' at York Early Music Festival, International Young Artists Competition

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Ensemble Molière are proud to have been selected as finalists for this years International Young Artists Showcase at the York Early Music Festival. In the final of this competition Ensemble Molière present an instrumental programme comprised of delicious little morsels, each a tantalising example of the elegance and frisson of French baroque dance.

In the 18th Century, dancing was one of the most celebrated arts of French society and often these dances would be grouped into suites to show to full gamut of technique, style and grace. In this programme we celebrate the crème de la crème of this rich tradition; starting with a light appetiser of Lully, we move onto more indulgent Rameau and complex Couperin, creating our very own selection of Dance Sweets! 

Tickets can be purchased via the National Centre for Early Music website

Performers: Flavia Hirte, Ellen Bundy, Kate Conway, Satoko Doi-Luck-Luck and Jakab Kaufmann. 

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'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme' at York Early Music Festival, International Young Artists Competition Showcase
Jul
14
10:30 AM10:30

'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme' at York Early Music Festival, International Young Artists Competition Showcase

Ensemble Molière are proud to have been selected as finalists for this years International Young Artists Showcase at the York Early Music Festival. During this showcase we will perform dances from Lully’s famous comédie-ballet, arranged for flute, violin, viola da gamba, bassoon and harpsichord. 

Tickets can be purchased via the National Centre for Early Music website

Performers: Flavia Hirte, Ellen Bundy, Kate Conway, Satoko Doi-Luck-Luck and Jakab Kaufmann. 

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Air de Versailles
Jul
1
7:00 PM19:00

Air de Versailles

Concerts and Picnics and St Huberts. Enjoy a fresh breath of French music played by members of Ensemble Molière in the charming grounds of St Huberts. Bring dinner, drinks and maybe an umbrella and prepare to be transported to Versaille! 

Players: Flaiva Hirte, Ellen Bundy, Kate Conway, Jakab Kaufmann, Satoko Doi-Luck

Picnics around the church from 5:30pm
Tickets (in advance only) £15 from the Secretary 02392-413410
Proceeds in aid of the St Hubert’s Church Restoration Fund
Further information: www.idsworthchurchfriends.org

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Pygmalion @ Stroud Green Festival (Performance 2)
Jun
18
8:15 PM20:15

Pygmalion @ Stroud Green Festival (Performance 2)

Pygmalion by Jean-Phillipe Rameau

Ensemble Molière production / dir. Karolina Sofulak

Ensemble Molière take French baroque masterpiece Pygmalion to the streets of 21st Century Paris. With newly commissioned animation by Kate Anderson, this bite sized rom com opera can be enjoyed by people of all ages, no opera experience required! 

Buy tickets here, event code 10b. Concessions available.

Cast: 
Josh Cooter Pygmalion
Roberta Diamond Céphise
Angela Hicks La Statue
Rosalie Wahlfrid L'Amour

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Pygmalion @ Stroud Green Festival (Performance 1)
Jun
18
5:45 PM17:45

Pygmalion @ Stroud Green Festival (Performance 1)

Pygmalion by Jean-Phillipe Rameau

Ensemble Molière production / dir. Karolina Sofulak

Ensemble Molière take French baroque masterpiece Pygmalion to the streets of 21st Century Paris. With newly commissioned animation by Kate Anderson, this bite sized rom com opera can be enjoyed by people of all ages, no opera experience required! 

Buy tickets here, event code 10a. Concessions available.

Cast: 
Josh Cooter Pygmalion
Roberta Diamond Céphise
Angela Hicks La Statue
Rosalie Wahlfrid L'Amour

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Dance for the Kings @ Stroud Green Festival
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Dance for the Kings @ Stroud Green Festival

Ensemble Molière celebrate the 300th anniversary of Handel's much-loved Water Music with a programme of baroque dance suites composed for both King George I of England and King Louis XIV of France. We will be playing instrumental suites from both Handel's Water Music and Lully's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.

Tickets: £12 (£8 concs)

Buy tickets here, event code 7. 

Become a Festival Friend and stay on after the concert to meet the artists

Players: Alice Earll, Ellen Bundy, Flavia Hirte, Oonagh Lee, Jakab Kaufmann, Kate Conway and Satoko Doi-Luck. 

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Dance for the Kings!
May
18
6:30 PM18:30

Dance for the Kings!

Ensemble Molière celebrate the 300th anniversary of Handel's much-loved Water Music with a programme of baroque dance suites composed for both King George I of England and King Louis XIV of France. We will be playing instrumental suites from both Handel's Water Music and Lully's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. We will be performing with oboist Bethan White

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/dance-for-the-kings/

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Telemann and His Friends in Paris in 1737; Future Baroque 1 at London Festival of Baroque Music
May
12
1:05 PM13:05

Telemann and His Friends in Paris in 1737; Future Baroque 1 at London Festival of Baroque Music

Ensemble Molière are delighted to make their debut appearance at the London Festival of Baroque Music as a Future Baroque artist. 

In 1737, Telemann visited Paris at the invitation of some of the greatest musicians of the time, including Blavet, Guignon, and Forqueray. During this visit, the 12 sets of “Paris Quartets” were performed by the aforementioned musicians, with Telemann himself on harpsichord – making friends by making music!

LFBM website (tickets on sale)

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Brighton Early Music Festival
Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

Brighton Early Music Festival

Medicine and Mortality - Life, Death and Beyond -


We are delighted to perform again at Brighton Early Music Festival!
Ensemble Molière presents a musical performance with narration of Medicine and Mortality, featuring medical themed pieces including Le Tableau de l'opération de la Taille by Marin Marais, as well as music about life and death from the same period in France.

"Dare to spend a day in a 17th-century French hospital!
We see various scenes: a gall bladder operation with no anaesthetic, an asthmatic patient, someone convalescing and we meet a doctor. 

The glorious bells of St Genevieve toll, as one of the patients at the hospital has died. A funeral follows and Polymnie, the goddess of hymn, bids farewell to the soul as it rises to heaven."

For more information and tickets please follow this link: 

http://www.bremf.org.uk/eventpage/ne16.htm

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Autumn in Versailles: Music by the Commons
Oct
8
7:30 PM19:30

Autumn in Versailles: Music by the Commons

Ensemble Molière is performing an evening of French Baroque gems - music played at the court of Louis XIV in Versailles.

Tickets available at the door: £12 or £10 for concessions. Pupils aged 18 and under are free. Wine will be available in the interval, too.

For more information call 020 8879 1498 (Music by the Commons)

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Muzikale Portretten: Musical Portraits
Sep
1
3:30 PM15:30

Muzikale Portretten: Musical Portraits

Ensemble Molière's second performance at the Utrecht Festival Oude Muziek, performing pieces that give us a fresh look at the familiar faces of baroque music. French baroque composers often wrote character pieces dedicated to their colleagues, some are a rather flattering appreciation of talent and some a more personal insight into the characters they depict. Programme including La RameauLa Couperin by Forqueray and La ForquerayLa Marais by Rameau. What did they think of each other? Come listen and find out! 

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Royally Entertained!
Aug
27
7:30 PM19:30

Royally Entertained!

Ensemble Molière presents an evening of baroque music from the courts of Europe. Including music by J.S.Bach, Händel and Rameau.

Tickets: £10 Adults / £5 Students / Free for under 10's Available from; Bob May 01531 890676, Louise Earll 07891254372/louise.earll@gmail.com and at Dymock Village Shop, 01531 890259. Also available on the door.  

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Musical Portraits
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Musical Portraits

Ensemble Molière explore the musical illustrations of 18th century musicians, from famous performers to celebrated composers. Including works by Rameau and Couperin, as part of the Music at St Michael's concert series in Battersea. 

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Brutal Baroque at Night of the Witches; Brighton Early Music Festival in
Oct
31
9:00 PM21:00

Brutal Baroque at Night of the Witches; Brighton Early Music Festival in

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An evening of horribly historical entertainment about life and death, with music from 18th Century France and poetry from the turn of the century. Performed by Ensemble Molière with soprano Roberta Diamond. 

Including Le Tableau de l’Operation de la Taille, [A scene from the operation to remove a stone] by Marin Marais and other awfully authentic French Baroque pieces. 

 

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L'isle de Delos. Brighton Early Music Festival: Early Music Live!
Oct
31
3:00 PM15:00

L'isle de Delos. Brighton Early Music Festival: Early Music Live!

 

Ensemble Molière presents Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre Cantate “L'isle de delos” with soprano Roberta Diamond as part of the Brighton Early Music Festival, Early Music Live! Young Artists scheme.

L’Isle de Délos is set to a text by Antoine Danchet and paints a picturesque pastoral scene adorned with nymphs and goddess’. The movements take it in turn to illustrate the bounty of the isle or the virtue of each of the characters; Terpsichore leads the dance, Flora is the essence of spring and Philomel is historically known as the nightingale. In this set of cantatas Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre begins to explore musical traditions more commonly found on the stage and brings them to the more intimate setting of the Cantata François. 

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Reign Changer at The Utrecht Early Music Fringe Festival
Sep
2
11:00 AM11:00

Reign Changer at The Utrecht Early Music Fringe Festival

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As part of this years Utrecht Early Music Fringe Festival Ensemble Molière present 'Reign Changer'. The year 1715 saw the death of Louis XIV and the start of the reign of Louis XV. With this programme of masterpieces by composers who worked during the lifetimes of both kings, Ensemble Molière commemorates the beginning of the 300 year anniversary.

Jean-Baptiste Lully - Trios de la chambre du roi
François Couperin - 4th Concert from the Concerts Royaux 
Jean-Marie Leclair - Deuxième récréation de musique
Jean-Fèry Rebel - Les caractères de la danse

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Reign Changer at the Brugge Early Music Fringe
Aug
1
2:00 PM14:00

Reign Changer at the Brugge Early Music Fringe

As part of this years Brugge Early Music Fringe Festival Ensemble Molière present 'Reign Changer'. The year 1715 saw the death of Louis XIV and the start of the reign of Louis XV. With this programme of masterpieces by composers who worked during the lifetimes of both kings, Ensemble Molière commemorates the beginning of the 300 year anniversary. 


Jean-Baptiste Lully - Trios de la chambre du roi
François Couperin - 4th Concert from the Concerts Royaux 
Jean-Marie Leclair - Deuxième récréation de musique
Jean-Fèry Rebel - Les caractères de la danse

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Concerto Comique
Jul
15
12:00 PM12:00

Concerto Comique

Ensemble Molière present 'Concerto Comique' at the Styriarte Lunchkonzert series in Graz, Austria. 

Lully: Pieces from “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme”, LWV 43
Corrette: Pieces from “Concerto Comique No. 25″
Rebel: "Les Caractères de la Dans”

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