LIFEM | 8-11 November 2023

Welcome back to LIFEM as we announce our plans for 2023 and our celebratory 50th anniversary festival.
The LIFEM team has been busy planning a truly special event and we look forward to bringing you another three days and four nights of the very best in early music between 8th - 11th November.
As usual we will base ourselves at Blackheath Halls for the daytime exhibition of instruments and at the church of St Michael & All Angels for the evening concerts, which this year range from a solo recital, by harpsichord virtuoso Jane Chapman to not one, but two orchestral programmes given by the OAE Experience Ensemble, and the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra with Erik Bosgraaf. Our festival opener on 8th November is provided by Ensemble Pampinea, winner of the 2022 LIFEM Young Ensemble Competition and our concert programme is completed by organist William Whitehead, whose solo lunchtime recital on 9th November represents a festival first.
We’ll be posting regular updates from hereon and look forward to sharing more details with you all!
Chris Butler, Festival Director
“Makers of crumhorns, lutes, viols, sackbuts and shawms rub shoulders with top players, singers and composers, in a week-long celebration of musical exploration and performance.”

Stephen Pritchard, The Observer


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