Concert Diary


  • Sun

    Vivaldi Undercover


    Octagon Unitarian Chapel, Colegate, Norwich, NR3 1BN


    In this invigorating and colourful programme, Passacaglia explores Vivaldi’s music as it masquerades in various different guises, including music from The Four Seasons,  JS Bach’s wonderful keyboard transcriptions, and Passacaglia’s own take on Vivaldi’s virtuosic ‘La Follia’ Sonata.

    Annabel Knight and Louise Bradbury – Recorders
    Oliver Webber – Violin
    Taro Takeuchi – Baroque Guitar
    Robin Bigwood – Harpsichord
    Reiko Ichise – Viola da Gamba

    Adult tickets are available at Eventbrite, priced at £12. Child tickets, priced £5, are only available at the door but may be reserved by contacting us directly.

  • Thu

    Passacaglia at Newcastle University


    King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University NE1 7RU

    Music from the French Baroque

    JM Hotteterre (1674 – 1763) Premiere Suite in D major (1715)
    François Couperin (1668-1733) from Dix-septiéme Ordre: La Forqueray, ou la Superbe – Les Petits Moulins a Vent
    M Blavet (1700 – 1768) Sonata op2/4 in G minor, La Lumague (1732)
    A Forqueray (1672-1745) Pieces de Viole (1747): Allemande La La Borde – La Couperin
    N Chedeville (1705 – 1782) attrib A Vivaldi  Sonata in G major from Il Pastor Fido (1737)

  • Wed

    Baroque Undercover


    Armstrong Hall, Chapel St, Thornbury, BS35 2BJ

    Thornbury Arts Festival

    In this invigorating and colourful programme, leading baroque ensemble Passacaglia explores masterworks of the Baroque period music as you have never heard them before… Music by JS Bach, Vivaldi and Handel, including Passacaglia’s very own take on Vivaldi’s Spring from the Four Seasons, the famously ebullient variations on La Follia, JS Bach’s own keyboard re-workings of music by Vivaldi, plus an eighteenth century identity theft in the form of Nicolas Chédeville’s famous Sonatas from Il Pastor Fido.

    More information and ticket links coming soon. Queries: Tel 01454 416421

  • Fri

    La Couperin


    The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Rd, Waterloo SE1 8TJ

    Exquisite French baroque music in a funky modern art gallery setting.

    Baroque music experts Passacaglia introduce and play works by some of the era’s most colourful personalities. Beauty, opulence and character abound in this programme from 18th-century Paris, celebrating Francois Couperin’s 350th anniversary and with music by Hotteterre, Forqueray and Blavet.

    Featuring Annabel Knight (baroque flute, recorders), Reiko Ichise (viola da gamba) and Robin Bigwood (harpsichord).

    Tickets via Ticket Source

  • Tue

    Passacaglia Duo: La Royalle


    Cyder House, Owlpen Manor, Nr Stroud GL11 5BZ

    Flautist and recorder-player Annabel Knight, together with harpsichordist Robin Bigwood, join forces to present an evening of beautiful baroque music in the idyllic surroundings of the incredible Olwpen Manor in the Cotswolds.

    La Royalle: Baroque Music for the French Taste

    Beauty, opulence and character abound in this feast of baroque music, played on King Louis XIVs favourite ear-soothing instruments – recorders, flutes and harpsichord. Music by Francois Couperin in his 350th anniversary year, and by other virtuoso musicians of the day: Charles Dieupart, Louis de Caix d’Hervelois, and Michel Blavet.

    NB This concert is part of a Double Bill and will be followed at 9.30, after an intermission, by Robin Bigwood’s solo recital, ‘Bach after Dark’.

    Attend just one concert or a get a reduced rate for the double-bill. Full details at

  • Tue

    Robin Bigwood Harpsichord Recital: Bach after Dark


    Cyder House, Owlpen Manor, Uley, nr Stroud, Glos GL11 5BZ

    Bach after Dark

    Robin Bigwood gives a recital of keyboard masterworks by the great JS Bach, including works from The Well-Tempered Clavier and a rare chance to hear the young Bach’s wonderfully flamboyant Aria Variata – a work which tantalisingly pre-empts the seminal Goldberg Variations.

    NB This concert is part of a Double Bill and follows on from the duo concert ‘La Royalle: Baroque Music for the French Taste’ which starts at 8pm.

    Attend just one concert or a get a reduced rate for the double-bill. Full details at

  • Sun

    Passacaglia Duo: Treasures of the Baroque


    Fowey Valley Music - St Fimbarrus Church, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1BX

    Annabel Knight and Robin Bigwood perform a selection of baroque music for recorder, flute and harpsichord by Bach, Handel, Telemann and Vivaldi

  • Tue

    Passacaglia Trio: A Baroque Christmas


    Boston Grammar School, Rowley Road, BOSTON, Lincolnshire PE21 6JE

    Passacaglia Trio (Annabel Knight – Recorders and Flute, Reiko Ichise – viola da Gamba and Robin Bigwood – harpsichord) perform music from the Baroque with a Christmas theme, including pastoral and celebratory music by Rameau, Vivaldi and Telemann, and traditional instrumental French Noels.

    passacaglia with invisible instruments!



    Guest tickets are available at the door or by contacting Mrs V Robinson in advance, tel: 01205 366018