Stoke Newington Early Music Festival 2022 will run from the final weekend in June until the second weekend in July.

Tickets for our 2022 concerts are now available on TicketSource.

In these challenging times for the travelling musician, SNEMF 2022 traces the migrations of composers across Europe from the late Renaissance to the age of steam. A German in Venice, Italian Composers in Ireland and A Swedish Virtuoso in London reveal the creative responses of composers in foreign lands. Festival favourites the Consone Quartet perform Boccherini, whose career took him from Italy through Vienna and Paris to Madrid, alongside Viennese masters Mozart and Schubert. Flauguissimo Duo present A Nightingale in the Garden, in which French and British composers respond to the natural world, taking inspiration from as far afield as China and India, and Jamie Akers’ recital on the romantic guitar explores music of Austrian, Italian and Ukrainian composers who formed the Guitar Circle of St Petersburg. For our youngest patrons, The Telling performs Medieval and Traditional Lullabies from the British Isles and continental Europe.

The heart of the Festival is still the historic Old Church, which hosts Fretwork’s programme of Purcell and Locke, celebrating the latter composer’s 401st anniversary (since the pandemic restrictions of 2021 prevented a full celebration last year), as well as tenor David de Winter’s programme commemorating the 350th anniversary of the death of Schütz. We are using other venues too, each with something special to offer. See our Venues page for full details.

The festival opens on 24th June with a tribute concert for Philip Yeeles by the ensemble he founded, Stokey Baroque, performing Handel, Telemann, Leclair and Albinoni.

Rachel Stott, director.

Concert in aid of Ukraine

Our extra event for Spring 2022 raised almost £2000 for ICRC Ukraine Crisis Appeal! Many thanks to Michael Naik Estate Agents for sponsoring the venue hire and to RUDE design for the publicity.

Incantati
with guest artists Pavlo Beznosiuk – violin, Paula Chateauneuf – theorbo, Annette Isserlis – viola, Zoe Shevlin – bassoon

Tickets for our 2022 concert programme are now available on TicketSource.

stokey Baroque

FRIDAY 24TH JUNE

7.30 PM

St Matthias Church

Tribute concert for Philip Yeeles, former Director of SNEMF

STOKEY BAROQUE

Flauguissimo

SUNDAY 26TH JUNE

3.00PM

The Old Church

A Nightingale in the Garden

Flauguissimo

Flauguissimo

SUNDAY 26TH JUNE

6.00PM

The Old Church

A Swedish Virtuoso in London

Flauguissimo & Anna Cavaliero

Consone Quartet

TUESDAY 28TH JUNE

7.30PM

Meeting House, Newington Green

From Vienna to Madrid

Consone Quartet

Fretwork

FRIDAY 1ST JULY

7.30PM

The Old Church

Purcell and Locke

Fretwork

Irlandiani

MONDAY 4TH JULY

8.00PM

West Reservoir Centre, Green Lanes

Italian composers in Ireland

Irlandiani

Jamie Akers

THURSDAY 7TH JULY

5PM

Green Room Cafe

The Guitar Circle of St Petersburg

Jamie Akers

The Telling

FRIDAY 8TH JULY

11.00AM

The Deck, The Old Church

Medieval and traditional lullabies
RELAXED PERFORMANCE

The Telling: Clare Norburn & Jean Kelly

Brook Street Band

SATURDAY 9TH JULY

7.30PM

The Old Church

A German in Venice

David de Winter & the Brook Street Band

Please note: Programmes for all SNEMF 2022 events will be available from this website a few days before the concerts. You will be able to download to print at home, or view them on your phone, as you wish. Printed programmes will also be available at concert venues this year.

You can read about some of our past concerts here.

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