StreamingSundays | full-concert streams

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Academy of Ancient Music has been making HD videos of its recent concerts available online free of charge, as part of its new StreamingSundays series.

Whilst the live premieres of concerts in this series have concluded, the full archive of performances are now available to watch on our YouTube channel, accompanied by work timings and downloadable programme links. In addition, custom pre-concert playlists are also available on our Spotify page for wider listening. Enjoy what you’re watching? Please consider donating to help support the future of AAM. Visit www.aam.co.uk/donate

22 March 2020 | Handel’s Heroines – with Mary Bevan and Jennifer France

Sopranos Mary Bevan and Jennifer France alongside the Academy of Ancient Music, directed by Laurence Cummings, in a concert programme featuring some of Handel’s most glorious writing for soprano.

Recorded live at Cambridge’s West Road Concert Hall, 12 March 2020.

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29 March 2020 | Sound the Trumpet – with David Blackadder and Soraya Mafi

Royal Wedding trumpeter David Blackadder joins soprano Soraya Mafi, director Chad Kelly and the Academy of Ancient Music for Sound the Trumpet, with music by Purcell, Handel, Bach, Torelli and Galuppi.

Recorded live at Leeds Town Hall, 16 March 2020.

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12 April 2020 | Handel’s Messiah – with soloists from VOCES8

The Academy of Ancient Music presents Handel’s beloved oratorio Messiah, joined by VOCES8, Apollo5 and the choir of the VOCES8 Foundation under the direction of Barnaby Smith.

Recorded live at the Chapel of Trinity College Cambridge, 3 December 2019.

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19 April 2020 | Bach & Haydn – with Viktoria Mullova and James Hall

Internationally acclaimed violinist Viktoria Mullova and rising young countertenor James Hall join Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music for a concert of Bach, Haydn and Grimani.

Recorded live at London’s Milton Court Concert Hall, 20 November 2019.

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26 April 2020 | The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart’s terrific comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro in a concert performance by Richard Egarr, the Academy of Ancient Music and a stunning cast of soloists.

Recorded live at London’s Barbican Hall, 4 July 2019, in partnership with The Grange Festival.

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03 May 2020 | The Art of the Lute – with Thomas Dunford

The virtuosic Thomas Dunford joins the Academy of Ancient Music to showcase the lute, performing and directing works by Vivaldi, Bach and Buxtehude.

Recorded live at London’s Milton Court Concert Hall, 20 February 2020.

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10 May 2020 | Eccles’ Semele – with Cambridge Handel Opera Company

AAM partners with Cambridge Handel Opera Company and Cambridge Early Music for a landmark performance of John Eccles’ English baroque opera ‘Semele’.

Recorded live from the Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge (26 November, 2019).

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17 May 2020 | St. John Passion – with VOCES8 and Barnaby Smith in 4K

AAM joins VOCES8 and the VOCES8 Scholars for a performance of Bach’s majestic St. John Passion, directed by Barnaby Smith as part of the 2019 Milton Abbey International Music Festival.

Recorded LIVE IN 4K from Milton Abbey, 31 July 2019.

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24 May 2020 | Mozart clarinet concerto, arias and symphonies – with Michael Collins

Clarinetist Nicola Boud and soprano Soraya Mafi join director Michael Collins and AAM for a programme of Mozart and Salieri.

Audio-only recording LIVE from Milton Court , 29 November 2018.

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31 May 2020 | Handel’s Agrippina – from The Grange Festival

Handel’s first smash-hit, staged with signature Grange Festival grandeur by director Walter Sutcliffe and artistic director Michael Chance. A glittering cast of soloists join AAM and conductor Robert Howarth for Handel’s epic tale of love, revenge and intrigue.

Recorded at The Grange Festival, Hampshire, July 2018.

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07 June 2020 | ‘Rejoice!’ – with Rowan Pierce and David Blackadder

Royal Wedding trumpeter David Blackadder and rising soprano Soraya Mafi star in an effervescent programme of Bach, Handel, Corelli and Purcell.

Recorded LIVE from Milton Court, 24 October 2019.

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