The National Centre for Early Music are still finding a way to share the joy of music in these uncertain times – and with more to come.
Their doors may be temporarily closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) will still be sharing their previously scheduled concerts.
To celebrate their annual Early Music Day the NCEM will be live-streaming two concerts on Saturday, 21 March 2020.
Featuring in the programme will firstly be harpischordist Steven Devine, who will be performing the first in a series of ‘Bach Preludes & Fugues’.
Secondly will be Oxford-based The Brabant Ensemble who will be performing choral music from the Renaissance.
NCEM directior Delma Tomlin says:
I am so grateful to our talented array of musicians who are determined that Early Music Day will still happen somehow and have agreed to perform behind closed doors.
Even if you can’t be with us in person, we hope that you will join us for this day of music, a joyful celebration which normally takes place with our European partners and friends in beautiful venues.
And this won’t be the last – the NCEM will be making a selection of concerts available to watch online over the coming weeks.
Delma Tomlin says: “Music has the power to uplift and inspire us all and although our building may be closed, we will be sharing a selection of concerts from our archives online for us all to enjoy.”
Saturday’s concert will be available to watch on the NCEM’s Facebook page.