Archive

A list of concerts and events from 2001-2012

2001

2 October 2001, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford
Voces Angelicae, conductor Francis Knights
Gibbons’ First Set of Madrigals and Motets of 5 parts

13 October 2001, Magdalen College, Oxford
Choral Evensong
Voces Angelicae, conductor Francis Knights, Matthew O’Donovan (organ)
Byrd and Stanford

2002

3 February 2002, Magdalen College, Oxford
Gradualia, conductor Francis Knights
Cornysh, Alonso Lobo and White

3 March 2002, Somerville College, Oxford
Somerville College Chapel Choir, conductor Francis Knights,
Sam Bayliss (organ), Henry Howard (tenor), David Wright (bass)
Wood: St Mark Passion

4 May 2002, New College, Oxford
Choral Evensong
Voces Angelicae, conductor Francis Knights, Matthew O’Donovan (organ)
Shepherd, Howells and Stanford

7 May 2002, Keble College Chapel, Oxford
Gradualia, conductor Francis Knights
Gombert, Sheppard, Byrd and White

11 May 2002, The Bate Collection, Oxford
Harpsichord continuo workshop, led by Francis Knights

12 May 2002, Magdalen College, Oxford
Gradualia, conductor Francis Knights
Gombert, Byrd and White

21 May 2002, Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Joshua Getzler (baroque flute/recorder/voice flute), Francis Knights (harpsichord)
French Baroque Chamber Music

9 June 2002, Magdalen College, Oxford
Joshua Getzler (baroque flute/voice flute), Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Leclair, Duphly, Hotteterre, Couperin, and Blavet

18 August 2002, Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Joshua Getzler (baroque flute/recorder), Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Chamber Music from 18th century London

31 August/1 September 2002, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford
Voces Angelicae, conductor Francis Knights
Renaissance Motets, Madrigals and Chansons

9 November 2002, The Bate Collection, Oxford
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Böhm, Buxtehude and Bach

22 October 2002, The Bate Collection, Oxford
Bach Collegium Oxford, director Francis Knights
Buxtehude and Biber

23 October 2002, Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Bach Collegium Oxford, director Francis Knights
Chamber and vocal music by Buxtehude and Biber

16 November 2002, Magdalen College, Oxford
Gradualia, conductor Francis Knights
Josquin, de Rore, White and Byrd

23 November 2002, Douai Abbey, Woolhampton
Gradualia, conductor Francis Knights
Alonso Lobo, Cornysh and White

24 November 2002, Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Voces Angelicae, conductor Francis Knights; Jane Jewel (cello)
Frideswide - Strong Peace
Readings and music in honour of St Frideswide (c.680-739), patron saint of Oxford

13 December 2002, St Barnabas’ Church, Oxford
Helen Maxey (soprano), Oxford Baroque Soloists, Francis Knights (organ)
Bach, Handel, Rebel, Torelli and Vivaldi

19 December 2002, St John’s College, Oxford
Joshua Getzler (baroque flute), Miriam Nelken (viola da gamba), Francis Knights (harpsichord)
From Paris to Berlin: Leclair, Marais, Louis Couperin, François Couperin, Telemann, J.S.Bach and C.P.E.Bach

2003

22 January 2003, Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Bach Collegium Oxford, director Francis Knights
Sonatas, Suites and Songs by Purcell and Marais

16 February 2003, Worcester Cathedral
Choral Evensong
Somerville College Chapel Choir, conductor Francis Knights, Sam Bayliss (organ)
Byrd, Noble and Brahms

25 February 2003, Exeter College, Oxford
Voces Angelicae, conductor Francis Knights, Paul Thomas and David Wright (baritones),
William Falconer (organ)
Music for baritone chorus by Duruflé, Purcell, de Rore, White and Wylkynson

1 March 2003, St Mary Magdalen, Oxford
Gradualia, conductor Francis Knights
Palestrina, de Rore, Mouton, Gombert and Lheritier

9 March 2003, Somerville College, Oxford
Somerville College Chapel Choir, conductor Francis Knights, Sam Bayliss (organ),
Philip Fine (tenor), David Somerville Wright (bass)
Stainer: The Crucifixion

12 March 2003, Churchill College, Cambridge
Joshua Getzler (baroque flute), Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Couperin, Leclair and the Bach family

31 May 2003, St Mary Magdalen, Oxford
Gradualia, conductor Francis Knights
A Musical Journey through England from 1400 to 1600: the Old Hall Manuscript,
the Eton Choirbook, Cornysh and Byrd

3 June 2003, The Bate Collection, Oxford
Joshua Getzler (baroque flute), Francis Knights (clavichord)
C.P.E.Bach, Benda and Frederick the Great

30 June 2003, Greystoke Church, Penrith, Cumbria
Gradualia, conductor Francis Knights
Byrd, Josquin, Palestrina and White

1 July 2003, York Minster
Gradualia, conductor Francis Knights
Byrd, Gombert, Palestrina, de Rore and White

August 2003, Canterbury Cathedral
Choral Evensong
RSCM Summer Course Choir, conductor Francis Knights
Byrd, Tomkins and Tallis

21 September 2003, Manor House Museum, Bury St Edmunds
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Suites, Fantasias and Variations by Bach and his contemporaries

12 October 2003, Churchill College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Louis Couperin, Duphly, Forqueray, Bach, Böhm, Buxtehude and Froberger

5 November 2003, The Queen’s College, Oxford
Francis Knights (organ), Joshua Getzler (recorder) and Benjamin Narvey (theorbo)
Frescobaldi, Marini, Castello and Kapsberger

15 November 2003, St Mary Magdalen, Oxford
Gradualia, conductor Francis Knights
Josquin, Lassus, Lheritier and Byrd

7 December 2003, Iffley Church, Oxford
Gradualia, conductor Francis Knights
Josquin, de Rore, Byrd, Sheppard and Weelkes

2004

1 February 2004, Long Melford Church, Suffolk
Gradualia, director Francis Knights
Choral Evensong
Gibbons, Ayleward and Sheppard

18 February 2004, Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Bach Collegium Oxford, director Francis Knights
Sonatas and Cantatas by Vivaldi, Rebel and Clerambault

21 February 2004, Churchill College, Cambridge
Harpsichord continuo workshop with Francis Knights

28 February 2004, Brasenose College, Oxford
Gradualia, conductor Francis Knights
From the Old World to the New - Renaissance music from Spain and Mexico
Victoria, Padilla, Guerrero and Morales

28 March 2004, Bury St Edmunds Cathedral
Bach Collegium Oxford, director Francis Knights
Sonatas, suites and motets by Bach, Biber, Rebel and Vivaldi

2 May 2004, Churchill College, Cambridge
Joshua Getzler (baroque flute), Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Flute Sonatas by J.S. and C.P.E.Bach

20 May 2004, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
Ivan Moody 40th Birthday Concert
Voces Angelicae, Gradualia, Francis Knights (conductor), Jenny Bacon (soprano),
Paul Thomas (baritone), Will Vann (piano), The Clerkes of Christ Church

23 May 2004, The Queen's College, Oxford
Gradualia, conductor Francis Knights
Antiphons and Motets in 6-9 parts by Lambe, Wylkynson and Byrd

4 July 2004, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford
Voces Angelicae, conductor Francis Knights
Renaissance Madrigals and Motets

17 July 2004, Iffley Church, Oxford
Gradualia, conductor Francis Knights
Lheritier, Lambe, Byrd and Victoria

18 September 2004, Douai Abbey, Woolhampton
Gradualia, conductor Francis Knights
Allegri, Victoria, de Rore, Byrd and White

26 September 2004, University Church, Oxford
Oxford Collutorium, conductor Will Orr, William Falconer & Francis Knights (piano duet)
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

24 October 2004, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
Voces Angelicae, conductor Francis Knights, narrators Susannah York & David Bradley
Frideswide - Strong Peace: readings and music in honour of St Frideswide

26-30 October 2004, ADC Theatre, Cambridge
Oxygen by Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann
Top Quark Productions, Ingrid Jendrzejewski (director), Francis Knights (musical director/composer)

1 November 2004, King's College, London
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Fischer, Buxtehude, Louis Couperin and Duphly

20 November 2004, Long Melford Church, Suffolk
Gradualia, director Francis Knights
Gibbons, Bull, Byrd and Tomkins

2005

1-5 March 2005, Arts Theatre, Cambridge
Cambridge University Gilbert & Sullivan Society, musical director Francis Knights
Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld

22 June 2005, Newnham College, Cambridge
Cambridge University Gilbert & Sullivan Society, musical director Francis Knights
Sullivan: The Zoo

15 July 2005, Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Joshua Getzler (recorder), Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Frescobaldi, Castello, Bassano, Marini, Pandolfi, Mont’Albano and Van Eyck

25 September 2005, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 1
Byrd, Bull, Farnaby and Anon

23-26 November 2005, ADC Theatre, Cambridge
Cambridge University Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Francis Knights (musical director)
W.S.Gilbert: Sweethearts

2006

29 January 2006, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Francis Knights (virginals)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 2
Byrd, Dowland and Farnaby

26 February 2006, Churchill College, Cambridge
Jenny Bacon (soprano), Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Byrd, Purcell, Handel and Ivan Moody

3 March 2006, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Byrd, Bach, Handel, Mozart and Mark Argent

7 May 2006, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 3
Tallis, Byrd and Bull

16 May 2006, Magdalene College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (organ)
Tallis, Byrd, Bull, Frescobaldi and Couperin

16/17 June 2006, Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge
Cambridge University Opera Society, Francis Knights (musical director)
Blow: Venus & Adonis, Scarlatti: La Dirindina

17 August 2006, Ely Cathedral
David Irving (baroque violin), Jonathan Midgely (bass),
Francis Knights (organ/spinet), Anna Langley (lute)
Chamber and keyboard music by Biber, Schmelzer and Kerll

23 October 2006, Clare College, Cambridge
David Irving (baroque violin), Francis Knights (organ/harpsichord)
Violin Sonatas by Biber

2007

6 March 2007, The Bate Collection, Oxford
Francis Knights (muselar)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 4
Music by Byrd, Bull, Philips and Farnaby

9 March 2007, Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge
Tolhurst Festival Choir, Stephen Cleobury (conductor), William Falconer and Francis Knights (piano)
Tolhurst: Ruth (‘The Worst Oratorio in the World’)

23 May 2007, Newnham College, Cambridge
Cassandra Extavour (soprano), Georgia Ruth Williams (recorder), Ryan Mark (violin),
Felicity Corrie (cello), Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Telemann: Cantatas, sonatas and fantasias

9 June 2007, Clare College, Cambridge
Huw Grange, Ethan Eade and Michael Collins (trumpets)
Knights: Heraldic Fanfare

22 June 2007, Christ's College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (organ)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 5
Music by Byrd, Bull and Sweelinck

9 October 2007, Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 6
Music by Byrd, Bull, Philips and Farnaby

28 October 2007, Michaelhouse, Cambridge
Cambridge University Baroque Ensemble, conductor Sam Hayes,
Lucy Jack & Anita Mackenzie Mills (sopranos), Emily Orton &
Anna Simpson (altos), Will Hale & Francis Knights (tenors),
Philip Canner & James Robinson (basses)
Bach: Cantatas 51, 79 and 80

16 and 18 November 2007, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Fitzwilliam Chamber Opera, Fergus McLeod (conductor), Ruth Taylor (Xerxes), Chris Law (Ariodate),
Ben Williamson (Arsamene), Suzana Ograjensek (Romilda), Isabella Gage (Amastre), Thomas Faulkner (Elviro),
Lotte Johnson (Atalanta), Sally Bradshaw (director), Michael Downes (producer),
Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Handel: Xerxes

25 November 2007, Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Preludes and suites by Buxtehude and his contemporaries

1 December 2007, Blackheath, London
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Keyboard music by Buxtehude and his contemporaries

8 December 2007, BBC Radio 3
CD Review - The Music of Scarlatti, by Francis Knights

10 December 2007, University Church, Oxford
Memorial Concert for Helene La Rue
Including music by Campra from Bach Collegium Oxford

2008

9 February 2008, Wolfson College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Marenzio, Frescobaldi and Scarlatti

9 March 2008, Churchill College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord), Lucy Williams (soprano),
Anna Langley (lute), Elliot Rogosin (recorder)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 7
Madrigals, Lute songs and intabulations by Marenzio, Philips, Byrd, Dowland and Van Eyck

15 March 2008, BBC Radio 3
Building a Library - Biber's 'Mystery Sonatas', by Francis Knights

11/12 April 2008, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
Fitzwilliam Chamber Opera, Fergus McLeod (conductor), Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Handel: Xerxes

5 June 2008, Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Gradualia, Francis Knights (director/tenor)
Renaissance madrigals and chansons

7 June 2008, Clare College, Cambridge
Giustina Kim Galdolfi (soprano), Ryan Mark (violin), Francis Knights (spinet)
Sonatas and arias by Vivaldi, Handel and Zipoli

11 June 2008, Clare College, Cambridge
Instrumental ensemble, Alex Shannon (conductor), Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Cambridge Viola Festival concert, including Bach: Cantata 18

11 August 2008, Clare College, Cambridge
Thomas Faulkner (bass), Jennifer Bennett (baroque violin), Yair Avidor (theorbo),
Dan Tidhar (harpsichord), Francis Knights (chamber organ)
Bach: Cantatas 158 and 203, motets by Monteverdi and Schutz and sonatas by Uccellini and Biber

28 September 2008, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Fergus Macleod (violin), Lotte Johnson (cello), Francis Knights (harpsichord)
attrib Handel, Violin sonata in G minor, Op.1/10

14 November 2008, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Ensemble CB3, with Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Britten, Macmillan, Malcolm Arnold and Peter Racine Fricker

19 November 2008, St Catherine’s College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Hungarian keyboard music
Bartok, Seiber, Picchi, Haydn, Mark Argent and Krzysztof Stasiak

2009

27-31 January 2009, ADC Theatre, Cambridge
Fitzwilliam Chamber Opera & Cambridge University Baroque Ensemble, Francis Knights
(musical director), David Irving (leader)
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo
Website sites.google.com/site/orfeocambridge/

14 May 2009, Clare College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Lecture-recital on the Bach family

16 May 2009, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Keyboard music by Bach and his sons

23 May 2009, Wolfson College, Cambridge
Jenny Bacon (soprano), Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Purcell, Handel and Ivan Moody

4 July 2009, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (organ)
Music by Bull, Couperin and Bach

28 August 2009, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 8
Byrd, Farnaby, Richardson, Johnson and Tisdall

18 September 2009, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Voice Production workshop

5-8 November 2009, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Cambridge Purcell Festival, director Francis Knights
Sonatas, Suites, Songs, Anthems, Fantazias and the Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell
Website purcell2009.webnode.com/

6 November 2009, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Isabella Gage (soprano), Fitzwilliam College Baroque Ensemble, director Francis Knights
Purcell's Theatre Music

7 November 2009, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Orchestra on the Hill and Chorus, director Francis Knights
Purcell: The Fairy Queen

2010

9 May 2010, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Fitzwilliam College Baroque Ensemble, director Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Flute music by the Bach Family

10 September 2010, Peterhouse, Cambridge
Francis Knights (spinet)
Tudor Keyboard Music

27 September 2010, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord, harpsichord and chamber organ), Will Warns
(chamber organ, harmonium and piano) and Lliam Paterson (piano)Six centuries of Keyboard Music

11 December 2010, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
David Irving (baroque violin), Evelyn Nallen (recorder), Douglas Hollick (harpsichord), Daniel Trocme Latter (organ) and Francis Knights (harpsichord/organ)
Baroque chamber music

2011

30 January 2011, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Bull, Scarlatti, Duphly and Buxtehude

5 February 2011, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Zadok Baroque, with Francis Knights (harpsichord)
A Georgian Entertainment
Chamber music from late 18th-century London, including trios by Haydn, Giordani and Myslivecek

13 February 2011, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Music for recorders, soprano and continuo, played by Tamara Novis, Katrina Currie, Ewan Stephens (recorders),
Sally Graham (soprano) and Francis Knights (chamber organ)
Bach, Quantz, Philidor, Purcell and Pachelbel

6 March 2011, Hurstmonceaux Castle, Sussex
Fitzwilliam College Chapel Choir, Hurstmonceaux Castle Choir, Dr Shelley Katz (conductor), Lliam Paterson and Francis Knights (piano duet)
Brahms: A German Requiem

20 March 2011, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Dan Tidhar and Francis Knights (harpsichords)
Bach, Soler, Handel and Krebs

5-6 May 2011, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Fitzwilliam Chamber Opera, conductor Lliam Paterson, Jonathan Woolgar (piano), Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Judith Weir, The consolation of scholarship; Ivan Moody, Fables (world premiere)

22 June 2011, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (organ)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 10
Byrd, Gibbons and Bull

27 July 2011, St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden
Ferdia Stone-Davis (recorder) and Francis Knights (spinet)
Bach, Handel, Paisible and Telemann

31 July 2011, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Bohm, Buxtehude, Froberger, Reincken and Bach

28 August 2011, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The modern clavichord: Mark Argent, Herbert Howells, Peter Dyson and Graham Lynch

16 September 2011, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights, Patrick Welche and Diane Winkleby (baroque flutes)
Duos and Trios by Telemann and Boismortier

5 November 2011, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Louis Couperin 350th Anniversary marathon, Francis Knights (director).
Complete works of Louis Couperin (c.1626-1661), on harpsichord, spinet, clavichord and organ, played by Martin Ennis, Francis Knights, David Irving, Jonathan Hellyer Jones, Ryan Mark, John McKean, Anne Page, Dan Tidhar and Silas Wollston
Website couperinanniversary2011.webnode.com/

13 November 2011, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Elena Hernandez (recorder) and Francis Knights (harpsichord/organ)
Castello, Uccelllini, Bach, Bohm, Telemann and Quantz

26 November 2011, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Domestic music from the time of William Byrd
Hector Sequera (lute), Francis Knights (organ/spinet), Penelope Appleyard (soprano) and others

21 November 2011, Churchill College, Cambridge
Valerie Ross, Portrait concert, including Soliloquy for clavichord (world premiere)
Francis Knights (clavichord) and others

1 December 2011, St Edmund's College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Bach, Bohm, Philips, Froberger and Howells

10 December 2011, Churchill College, Cambridge
Dan Tidhar and Francis Knights (harpsichords)
Krebs, J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach

2012

12 January 2012, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 11
Byrd, Farnaby and Tomkins

5 February 2012, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Patrick Welche (baroque flute) and Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Flute music from the Berlin Court

25 February 2012, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
Marie Lemaire (soprano), Ryan Mark (violin) and Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Music by 17th-century women composers
Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonardi and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

18 March 2012, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Dan Tidhar and Francis Knights (harpsichords)
Music by the Bach family

12 May 2012, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Bach, Froberger and Forqueray

18 June 2012, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
17th-century German suites

28 July 2012, Clare Hall, Cambridge
Dan Tidhar and Francis Knights (harpsichords, spinet and clavichord)
Bach, Handel, Krebs and Louis Couperin

22 August 2012, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (organ)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 12
Music by Sweelinck (450th Anniversary recital)

20 September 2012, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 13
Byrd, Farnaby and Anon

23 September 2012, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Patrick Welche (baroque flute) and Francis Knights (harpsichord/baroque flute)
Chamber music by Telemann

19 October 2012, Wolfson College, Cambridge
Dan Tidhar and Francis Knights (harpsichords)
Bach, Buxtehude and Krebs

26 October 2012, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Colin Scobie (baroque violin), Heather Tuach (cello) and Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Corelli, Vivaldi, Geminiani and Rameau

10 November 2012, Churchill College, Cambridge
Patrick Welche (baroque flute) and Francis Knights (harpsichord)

7 December 2012, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Erasmus Chamber Choir, Francis Knights (conductor)
Motets, anthems and partsongs from Tallis, Byrd and Gibbons to Sullivan, Holst and Vaughan Williams

9 December 2012, Emmanuel College, Cambridge
CU3E 10th Anniversary Concert
Cambridge University Baroque Ensemble