PERFORMANCES

2019

Saturday 14th December - Christchurch Priory - 7.30pm

Messiah GF Handel 

Bournemouth Bach Choir and Orchestra

Tim Hooper

Amy Carson (Soprano)

Katie Bray (Alto)

Tom Herford (Tenor)

Tim Dickinson (Bass)

https://www.christchurchpriory.org/event/purchase-tickets/9755

Monday 9th December - St John's Smith Square, London - 7.30pm

Charpentier - A Christmas Oratorio

Solomon's Knot

Thomas Herford - arias and ensemble, memorised, unconducted

Charpentier - In nativitatem Domini Canticum H416

Charpentier - Pastorale sur la naissance de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ H483

Shepherds and angels tell us the story of Nativity in two expressive sacred works about the arrival of baby Jesus. 

https://www.sjss.org.uk/events/charpentier-christmas-oratorio

Saturday 7th December - National Centre for Early Music, York - 4.30pm

Charpentier - A Christmas Oratorio

Solomon's Knot

Thomas Herford - arias and ensemble, memorised, unconducted

Charpentier - In nativitatem Domini Canticum H416

Charpentier - Pastorale sur la naissance de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ H483

Shepherds and angels tell us the story of Nativity in two expressive sacred works about the arrival of baby Jesus. 

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/solomon%27s%20knot/info

26th September - 16th November, International Tour

Monteverdi - Carissimi - Scarlatti

 

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner director

https://monteverdi.co.uk

Tour dates:

Zaryadye Concert Hall, Moscow - Thursday 26 September at 7pm

Philharmonia, St Petersburg - Friday 27 September at 8pm

Slovak Philharmonic - Reduta, Bratislava - Tuesday 1 October at 7.30pm

Theatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro - Thursday 7 November at 8pm

Sala São Paulo, São Paulo - Saturday 9 November at 9pm

Teatro Solís, Montevideo - Monday 11 November at 7.30pm

Teatro Colón, Buenos Aries - Wednesday 13 November at 7.30pm

Teatro CorpArtes, Santiago - Friday 15 November at 8pm (CANCELLED)

Teatro del Lago, Frutillar - Saturday 16 November at 7.30pm

Teatro Positivo, Curitiba - Tuesday 19 November at 8.30pm

29th August - 8th September, European Tour

Benvenuto Cellini Berlioz

Monteverdi Choir

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Sir John Eliot Gardiner director

https://monteverdi.co.uk

Tour dates:

Festival Berlioz, La Côte-St-André - Thursday 29 August 2019 at 8pm

Berliner Festspiele, Berlin - Saturday 31 August 2019 at 7pm

BBC Proms - Royal Albert Hall, London - Monday 2 September at 7pm

Opéra Royal, Palace of Versailles - Sunday 8 September 2019 at 3pm

Wednesday 14th August - BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, 10.15pm

Cantatas for St Michael and  All Angels

Solomon's Knot

Thomas Herford  Arias and Ensemble, memorised

J.S. Bach Es erhub sich ein Streit BWV 19

J.S. Bach Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft und das Reich BWV 50

J.S. Bach Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir BWV 130

J.S. Bach Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg BWV 149

https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/evrn5v

Friday 2nd August - Festival Theatre Cambridge

A Purcell Pageant

Solomon's Knot

Thomas Herford  Arias and Ensemble, memorised

Solomon’s Knot delve into the shimmering fantasy world of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as depicted in Purcell’s Fairy Queen, bestudded with jewels from his odes, welcome songs and masques. Dramatised for concert performance by exciting director Tama Matheson

Saturday 27th July - Ryedale Festival, St Lawrence Parish Church York, 11am

Bach Family Motets

Solomon's Knot

J.C. Bach Fürchte dich nicht

J.S. Bach Fürchte dich nicht

J.S. Bach Komm Jesu, komm

J.C. Bach Lieber Herr Gott, wecke uns auf

J.S. Bach Lobet den Herrn

J.C. Bach Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener

J.S. Bach Jesu, meine Freude

J.C. Bach Der Gerechte, ob er gleich zu zeitlich stirbt

J.S. Bach Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied

https://ryedalefestival.com/event/coffee-concert-9/

Thursday 25th July - Ryedale Festival, St Martin-on-the-Hill Scarborough, 11am

A Purcell Pageant

Solomon's Knot

Thomas Herford  Arias and Ensemble, memorised

Solomon’s Knot delve into the shimmering fantasy world of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as depicted in Purcell’s Fairy Queen, bestudded with jewels from his odes, welcome songs and masques. Dramatised for concert performance by exciting director Tama Matheson

https://ryedalefestival.com/event/coffee-concert-7/

Tuesday 23rd July - Ryedale Festival, Ampleforth Abbey, 8pm

Bach's Angels

Solomon's Knot

Thomas Herford  Arias and Ensemble, memorised

J.S. Bach Es erhub sich ein Streit BWV 19

J.S. Bach Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir BWV 130

J.S. Bach Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg BWV 149

J.S. Bach Magnificat in D, BWV 243

https://ryedalefestival.com/event/solomons-knot/

Wednesday 3rd July - Basilique de Saint-Denis

Requiem Verdi

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

http://festival-saint-denis.com/en/blog/concert/verdi-requiem-sir-john-eliot-gardiner/

Wednesday 19th June - Nicolaikirche Leipzig

St John Passion JS Bach

Solomon's Knot

Thomas Herford Evangelist, Arias and Chorus, memorised

Jonny Sells singer/musical director

John La Bouchardière stage director

https://www.bachfestleipzig.de/en/bach-festival/no-86-passion

Monday 10th June - Salzburg Whitsun Festival, Salzburg Cathedral

Music by Victoria, Schütz, Purcell, Monteverdi and Bach

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner director

 https://www.salzburgerfestspiele.at/en/p/cathedral-concert-monteverdi-choir-english-baroque-soloists-john-eliot-gardiner

Friday 7th June - St George's Bristol

Motets and Cello Suites by JS Bach

Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective

memorised and performed without a conductor

https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/event/solomons-knot/

Saturday 4th May - Bachkirche Arnstadt

Motets by JS and JC Bach

Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective

memorised and performed without a conductor

https://www.thueringer-bachwochen.de/en/programm/solomons-knot/

Saturday 20th April - Alte Kirche Boswil, Switzerland

St John Passion JS Bach

Gabriela Bürgler, Sara Jäggi | Sopran
Ursina Patzen, Carmen Würsch | Alt 
Thomas Herford, Zacharie Fogal | Tenor
Marcus Niedermeyr, Ekkehard Abele | Bass

Corund Barockorchester 
Stephen Smith | Leitung

http://corund.ch/index.php/konzerte/konzerte-18-19?id=119

Wednesday 17th April - MaiHof Luzern, Switzerland

St John Passion JS Bach

Gabriela Bürgler, Sara Jäggi | Sopran
Ursina Patzen, Carmen Würsch | Alt 
Thomas Herford, Zacharie Fogal | Tenor
Marcus Niedermeyr, Ekkehard Abele | Bass

Corund Barockorchester 
Stephen Smith | Leitung

http://corund.ch/index.php/konzerte/konzerte-18-19?id=119

Tuesday 16th April - Wigmore Hall, London

St John Passion JS Bach

Solomon's Knot

Thomas Herford Evangelist, Arias and Chorus, memorised

Jonny Sells singer/musical director

John La Bouchardière stage director

https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/solomon-s-knot-st-john-passion-201904161900

Saturday 23rd March - Hereford Cathedral

B Minor Mass JS Bach

Marches Baroque

Geraint Bowen conductor

Zoe Brookshaw soprano

Ciara Hendrick mezzo soprano

Thomas Herford tenor 

William Gaunt bass baritone

https://www.courtyard.org.uk/events/mass-in-b-minor/?spektrix_bounce=true

Saturday 19 January - Theater Aan Het Vrijthof Papyruszaal, Maastricht, Netherlands

Music by Daniel-Lesur and Jean Fançais

I Fagiolini

2018

Monday 10th December - Milton Court Concert Hall, Barbican, London

Christmas in Leipzig - Music by Bach, Kuhnau and Schelle

Solomon's Knot

Thomas Herford tenor soloist & consort, memorised

Concert recorded for a live CD

https://www.solomonsknotcollective.com

Saturday 8th December - Holy Trinity Church, Claygate

Messiah

Claygate Choral Society

Thomas Herford tenor soloist

http://www.claygatechoralsociety.co.uk/index.html

Saturday 1st December - St Mary's Nottingham

Christmas in Leipzig - Music by Bach, Kuhnau and Schelle

Solomon's Knot

Thomas Herford tenor soloist & consort, memorised

https://www.solomonsknotcollective.com

Saturday 24th November - Wimborne Minster

Christmas Oratorio JS Bach

Bournemouth Bach Choir

Tim Hooper – conductor
Victoria Sayles – leader

Tom Herford – tenor (Evangelist)
Abbi Temple – soprano
Frances Bourne – mezzo soprano
Jonathan Prentice – bass

http://bournemouthbachchoir.uk/concerts/next-concert/

Sunday 11th November - Royal Festival Hall, London

Brahms Requiem

The Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Marin Alsop director

http://www.oae.co.uk/event/brahms-german-requiem/

Saturday 10th November - The Anvil, Basingstoke

Brahms Requiem

The Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Marin Alsop director

30th October - 7th November, European Tour

Verdi Requiem

Monteverdi Choir

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Sir John Eliot Gardiner director

https://monteverdi.co.uk/past-projects/verdi-requiem

Venues:

Lucerne KKL - 30th October

Wiener Musikverein - 1st November

Budapest Béla Bartók National Concert Hall - 2nd November

Munich Philharmonie im Gasteig - 4th November

Luxembourg Philharmonie Luxembourg  - 5th November

Amsterdam Concertgebouw - 7th November

Sat 20th Oct, Theatre Brycheinoiog, Brecon

Bach's Angels

Thomas Herford tenor soloist

Rachel Podger director and leader

Brecon Baroque Festival

http://www.breconbaroquefestival.com​

 

Sat 13th Oct, Cork, Ireland

St John Passion

Thomas Herford tenor soloist

East Cork Early Music Festival

http://www.eastcorkearlymusic.ie/programme/

Fri 12th Oct, Cork, Ireland

Mein freund du bist schön

Sestina

Thomas Herford tenor roles

Thomas Guthrie stage director

Mark Chambers musical director

East Cork Early Music Festival

http://www.eastcorkearlymusic.ie/programme/

Sept 11th - Nov 10th, Various International Venues

Requiem Verdi

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

http://www.monteverdi.co.uk

Wed 22nd Aug, Southwell Minster, UK

Mass in B Minor JS Bach

Thomas Herford tenor soloist

Festival Chamber Soloists

Marcus Farnsworth dir.

http://www.southwellmusicfestival.com

Sat 16th June, St Giles' Cripplegate, Barbican, London

Motets by JS and JC Bach

Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective

Thomas Herford Evangelist, Tenor Soloist and Ensemble

memorised and performed without a conductor

https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/event/bach-weekend-motets

Mon 21st May, Bologna, Italy 

Bach Cantatas

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

http://www.monteverdi.co.uk

Sun 20th May, Pavia, Italy

Bach Cantatas

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

http://www.monteverdi.co.uk

Sat 19th May, Perugia, Italy

Bach Cantatas

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

http://www.monteverdi.co.uk

Thurs 17th May, Prague, Czech Republic

Bach Cantatas

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

http://www.monteverdi.co.uk

Wed 16th May, Budapest, Hungary

Bach Cantatas

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

http://www.monteverdi.co.uk

Tuesday 15th May, Vienna, Austria

Bach Cantatas

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

http://www.monteverdi.co.uk

Sun 13th May, Luxembourg

Bach Cantatas

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

http://www.monteverdi.co.uk

Sat 12th May, Cologne, Germany

Bach Cantatas

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

http://www.monteverdi.co.uk

Friday 11th May, Dresden, Germany

Bach Cantatas

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

http://www.monteverdi.co.uk

Wed 9th May, Regensburg, Germany

Bach Cantatas

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

http://www.monteverdi.co.uk

Tues 8th May, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Bach Cantatas

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

http://www.monteverdi.co.uk

 

Sat 31th March, Lausanne, Switzerland

St John Passion Johann Sebastian Bach

Les Passions de l'Ame

Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective

Thomas Herford Evangelist, Tenor Soloist and Ensemble

memorised and performed without a conductor

http://www.solomonsknotcollective.com

Fri 30th March, Französische Kirche Bern, Switzerland

St John Passion Johann Sebastian Bach

Les Passions de l'Ame

Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective

Thomas Herford Evangelist, Tenor Soloist and Ensemble

memorised and performed without a conductor

http://www.solomonsknotcollective.com

Thurs 22nd March, St John's Smith Square, London

Handel Cantatas 

Cantandum

Thomas Herford tenor

Gilly French cond.

Thurs 15th March, Christchurch Priory, UK

St Matthew Passion Johann Sebastian Bach

Bounmouth Bach Choir

Thomas Herford Evangelist

Tim Hooper cond.

http://www.bournemouthbachchoir.org/index.html

Jan 13th - 20th, Tonhalle Zurich, Switzerland

Requiem Verdi

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

http://www.monteverdi.co.uk

2017

Mon 18th Dec, St John's Smith Square

Bach B Minor Mass
Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective

Thomas Herford tenor soloist & consort, memorised

St John's Smith Square Christmas Festival

http://www.solomonsknotcollective.com

Sat 16th Dec, St Mary's Nottingham, UK

Bach B Minor Mass

Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective

Thomas Herford tenor soloist & consort, memorised

http://www.solomonsknotcollective.com

Sat 9th December, Perth, Scotland

A Winter Chorale: Concerts by Candlelight

Bach | Byrd | Monteverdi | Arvo Pärt | Pēteris Vasks

I Fagiolini & The Scottish Ensemble

Thomas Herford tenor 

http://scottishensemble.co.uk/concerts/

Fri 8th December, Inverness, Scotland

A Winter Chorale: Concerts by Candlelight

Bach | Byrd | Monteverdi | Arvo Pärt | Pēteris Vasks

I Fagiolini & The Scottish Ensemble

Thomas Herford tenor 

http://scottishensemble.co.uk/concerts/

Thurs 7th December, Aberdeen, Scotland

A Winter Chorale: Concerts by Candlelight

Bach | Byrd | Monteverdi | Arvo Pärt | Pēteris Vasks

I Fagiolini & The Scottish Ensemble

Thomas Herford tenor 

http://scottishensemble.co.uk/concerts/

Wed 6th December, Glasgow, Scotland

A Winter Chorale: Concerts by Candlelight

Bach | Byrd | Monteverdi | Arvo Pärt | Pēteris Vasks

I Fagiolini & The Scottish Ensemble

Thomas Herford tenor 

http://scottishensemble.co.uk/concerts/

Tues 5th December, Edinburgh, Scotland

A Winter Chorale: Concerts by Candlelight

Bach | Byrd | Monteverdi | Arvo Pärt | Pēteris Vasks

I Fagiolini & The Scottish Ensemble

Thomas Herford tenor 

http://scottishensemble.co.uk/concerts/

Mon 4th December, Dundee, Scotland

A Winter Chorale: Concerts by Candlelight

Bach | Byrd | Monteverdi | Arvo Pärt | Pēteris Vasks

I Fagiolini & The Scottish Ensemble

Thomas Herford tenor 

http://scottishensemble.co.uk/concerts/

Sat 25th Nov, St Mary's Church Nottingham, UK

Saul George Frederic Handel

Nottingham Bach Choir

Thomas Herford Jonathan

http://www.nottinghambachchoir.org.uk

Fri 8th Oct, Versailles, France

Vespers Claudio Monteverdi

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Fri 6th Oct, Pisa, Italy

Vespers Claudio Monteverdi

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

3rd-31st Oct, UK tour

The Golden Dragon Péter Eötvös

Music Theatre Wales

Tenor roles (cover)

Wed 20th Sept 2017, Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Italy

The Discovery of Bomarzo

Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective

Inspired by the lost garden of Bomarzo, Solomon’s Knot join forces with sound artist, composer and performer Mira Calix, forging a 21st-century musical garden tangled with centuries old creations.

Tues 12th September, St John's Smith Square, London

The School of Jealousy Salieri

Bampton Classical Opera

Rhiannon Llewellyn Countess

Nathalie Chalkley Ernestina 

Kate Howden Carlotta

Alessandro Fisher Count

Thomas Herford Tenente

Matthew Sprange Blasio

Samuel Pantcheff Lumaca

dir. Jeremy Gray

cond. Tony Kraus

Sun 10th Sept, Stadtkirche Thun, Switzerland

St John Passion Johann Sebastian Bach

Les Passions de l'Ame

Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective

Thomas Herford Evangelist, Tenor Soloist and Ensemble

memorised and performed without a conductor

Wed 30th Aug, La Cote-Saint-Andre, France

La Damnation de Faust Hector Berlioz

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Festival Berlioz

Mon 28th August, Westonbirt, UK

The School of Jealousy Salieri

Bampton Classical Opera

Rhiannon Llewellyn Countess

Nathalie Chalkley Ernestina 

Kate Howden Carlotta

Alessandro Fisher Count

Thomas Herford Tenente

Matthew Sprange Blasio

Samuel Pantcheff Lumaca

dir. Jeremy Gray

cond. Tony Kraus

Tues 22nd - Sun 27th Aug, Southwell, UK

Southwell Music Festival 2017

Various Programmes

Tues 8th Aug, BBC Proms at RAH, UK

La Damnation de Faust Hector Berlioz

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Sat 29th July, Ulverston, UK

Bach B Minor Mass
Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective

Thomas Herford tenor soloist & consort, memorised

Lake District Summer Music Festival

Sat 22nd July, Bampton Deanery, UK

The School of Jealousy Salieri

Bampton Classical Opera

Rhiannon Llewellyn Countess

Nathalie Chalkley Ernestina 

Kate Howden Carlotta

Alessandro Fisher Count

Thomas Herford Tenente

Matthew Sprange Blasio

Samuel Pantcheff Lumaca

dir. Jeremy Gray

cond. Tony Kraus

Fri 21st July, Bampton Deanery, UK

The School of Jealousy Salieri

Bampton Classical Opera

Rhiannon Llewellyn Countess

Nathalie Chalkley Ernestina 

Kate Howden Carlotta

Alessandro Fisher Count

Thomas Herford Tenente

Matthew Sprange Blasio

Samuel Pantcheff Lumaca

dir. Jeremy Gray

cond. Tony Kraus

Tues 27th June, St Denis, Paris

Vespers Claudio Monteverdi

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Sat 24th June, Cremona, Italy

Vespers Claudio Monteverdi

Monteverdi Choir

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Sun 4th June, Regensburg, Germany

Messiah George Frederic Handel

Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective

Thomas Herford Tenor Soloist and Ensemble

memorised and performed without a conductor

Regensburg Tage Alter Musik

Fri 2nd June, Halle, Germany

Messiah George Frederic Handel

Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective

Thomas Herford Tenor Soloist and Ensemble

memorised and performed without a conductor

Halle Händel Festspiele

Fri 5th May, Formigine, Italy

Der Zufriedengestellte Aeolus BWV 205 Johann Sebastian Bach

Spira Mirabilis

Thomas Herford Zephyrus

memorised and performed without a conductor

Fri 5th May, Modena, Italy

Der Zufriedengestellte Aeolus BWV 205 Johann Sebastian Bach

Spira Mirabilis

Thomas Herford Zephyrus

memorised and performed without a conductor

Fri 15th April, Snape Maltings, UK

St John Passion Johann Sebastian Bach

Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective

Thomas Herford Evangelist, Tenor Soloist and Ensemble

memorised and performed without a conductor

Sat 8th April, Bachkirche Arnstadt, Germany

St John Passion Johann Sebastian Bach

Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective

Thomas Herford Evangelist, Tenor Soloist and Ensemble

memorised and performed without a conductor

Sat 18th March, St George's Church, Beckenham, London

Rejoice in the Lamb Benjamin Britten

5 Negro Spirituals Michael Tippett

Beckenham Chorale

Thomas Herford tenor

Sun 12th March, Bury Court Opera, Surrey

L'Ospedale
Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective

Dottore Jonathan Sells

Innamorato Rebecca Moon

Cortigiano Thomas Herford

Matto Michal Czerniawski

Povero Victor Sicard

Dir. James Hurley

Cond. James Halliday

Sat 11th March, Bury Court Opera, Surrey

L'Ospedale
Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective

Dottore Jonathan Sells

Innamorato Rebecca Moon

Cortigiano Thomas Herford

Matto Michal Czerniawski

Povero Victor Sicard

Dir. James Hurley

Cond. James Halliday

Tues 28th Feb, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

Curlew River Benjamin Britten

Britten Sinfonia 

Ian Bostridge, Marcus Farnsworth, Ashley Riches, Jonathan Lemalu, Thomas Herford singers 

dir Martin Fitzpatrick

 

Wed 22nd Feb, Leighton House Museum, London

'Si dolce è'l tormento' - Monteverdi and Dowland madrigals and lute-songs

Canzoni da Camera 

Lucy Page, Charmian Bedford, Catherine Backhouse, Thomas Herford, James Arthur singers 

Toby Carr lute

dir Thomas Herford

 

Sun 29th Jan, Bern, Switzerland

Giardino del Piacere - Music by Buxtehude, Meister, Reincke, Schenk abd Sultzberger
Les Passions de l'Ame

Thomas Herford tenor

Jonathan Sells bass-baritone

Sat 28th Jan, Oberbalm, Switzerland

Giardino del Piacere - Music by Buxtehude, Meister, Reincke, Schenk abd Sultzberger
Les Passions de l'Ame

Thomas Herford tenor

Jonathan Sells bass-baritone

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