Tickets £16.00 (concessions £14.00, students £5.00)
The NCEM is a member of the European Early Music Network - REMA: Réseau Européen de Musique Ancienne. Based in France, the Network currently embraces 62 early music festivals/organisations across Europe, with the National Centre for Early Music in York, St John's Smith Square and the European Union Baroque Orchestra representing the UK.
On 21st March each year, festivals across the community celebrate JS Bach's birthday - and the first day of spring - with a pan-European series of early music concerts. In 2016, the NCEM is presenting a concert featuring Christophe Coin and Richard Boothby entitled L'Entente Cordiale.
This Anglo-French programme examines the two sides of this sometimes complex, musically fascinating partnership as represented by Locke and Simpson v Ste Colombe and Couperin.
René Jacobs is the official ambassador of the European Day of Early Music. With more than two hundred and fifty recordings and a very successful career as singer, conductor, scholar, and teacher, René Jacobs has achieved an eminent position in the field of Baroque and Classical vocal music. Succeeding Jordi Savall and William Christie as ambassador, the Early Music Day will benefit from René Jacob's major artistic reputation.
This concert will be live streamed and recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 3 later in the year.