Future concerts

A number of long-term concert projects are underway, including:

  • Complete performances of all the virginal and organ music by Tallis, Byrd, Bull, Farnaby, Morley, Philips and Gibbons (completed 2021; next, Tomkins); and of the major sources of the period, including the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (completed 2019), My Lady Nevell's Book, the Mulliner Book, Tisdale's Virginal Book, Clement Matchett's Virginal Book, the Dublin Virginal Manuscript, Parthenia and Parthenia Inviolata (completed 2021).
     
  • A complete series of Bach's keyboard music on clavichord (2017-2020), and his organ works (2021-2023).
     
  • A 40-recital series of clavichord music by German (or Germanic, broadly defined) composers of the 17th and 18th centuries, including C. P. E. Bach, J. C. F. Bach, Beethoven, Böhm, Buxtehude, Froberger, Kerll, Kozeluch, Marpurg, Pachelbel, Reincken, Scheidemann,Sweelinck, and Zachow (done so far); Albrechtsberger, J. C. Bach, Benda, Fasch, Fischer, Forkel, Fux, Goldberg, Graupner, Handel, Haydn, Kirnberger, Krebs, Kreiger, Kuhnau, Mattheson, Mozart, Muffat, Müthel, Rust, Scheidt, Telemann, Türk, Walther, Weckman and Wolf.
     
  • A series of 20th and 21st century solo and chamber music for harpsichord and clavichord, including new commissions.
     
  • A series of Renaissance, Baroque and Classical composer anniversary keyboard festivals - see francis-knights.webnode.com/projects/.

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For previous events, see francis-knights.webnode.com/previous-concerts/

Note Concerts are usually on Sunday evening, and free admission unless stated. Public recitals are those with time and venue, and  all others are special invitation-only concerts. Public concerts will resume later this year

Schedule updated 20 October 2021

13 November 2021, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
21st-century clavichord by Moody, Redhead, Lane, Roberts, Loeb, Oates and others
Francis Knights (clavichord)

28 November 2021, Cambridge
Complete Tomkins - 1
Francis Knights (clavichord)

22 December 2021, Cambridge
Bach: Orgelbuchlien, ii
Francis Knights (organ)

2022

16 January 2022, Cambridge
Bach: Toccatas and Fugues
Francis Knights (organ)

6 February 2022, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 18
Krebs

27 February 2022, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 19
Telemann

20 March 2022, Cambridge
Bach: Chorale Preludes
Francis Knights (organ)

10 April 2022, Cambridge
Bach: Chorales
Francis Knights (organ)

1 May 2022, Cambridge
Complete Tomkins - 2
Francis Knights (harpsichord)

22 May 2022, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 20
Fux

12 June 2022, Cambridge
Complete Tomkins - 3
Francis Knights (chamber organ)

3 July 2022, Cambridge
Bach: Chorale Preludes
Francis Knights (organ)

24 July 2022, Cambridge
Bach: Preludes & Fugues
Francis Knights (organ)

14 August 2022, Cambridge
Bach: Toccatas & Fugues
Francis Knights (organ)

4 September 2022, Cambridge
Bach: Clavierubung III
Francis Knights (organ)

25 September 2022, Cambridge
Bach: Toccatas & Fugues
Francis Knights (organ)

16 October 2022, Cambridge
Complete Tomkins - 4
Francis Knights (virginals)

29 October 2022 at 2.30, Cambridge
Michael Thomas Centenary Memorial Concert
Music by Bach, Fux, Lennox Berkeley and others
Francis Knights (clavichord by Michael Thomas, 1953)

6 November 2022, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 21
Haydn

27 November 2022, Cambridge
Bach: Toccatas & Fugues
Francis Knights (organ)

18 December 2022, Cambridge
Bach: Toccatas & Fugues
Francis Knights (organ)

2023


Cambridge Byrd 400 Festival