Performances large and small take place throughout the month of February,

and highlight the vast range of musical styles from 1000 years of early written music. Many of these recitals are free. Check each individual event for pricing. (These are entirely separate from Catacoustic tickets).

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Period instruments, unexpected venues, and exciting collaborations are the order of the day.

Professionals, students, and passionate amateurs give audiences all over town a chance to hear old music played and sung as it would have sounded when it was new.

 


Harpers’ Robin @ Sisters of Charity Motherhouse Immaculate Conception Chapel, Delhi
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm
Harpers' Robin @ Sisters of Charity  Motherhouse Immaculate Conception Chapel, Delhi | Delhi | Ohio | United States
The Cincinnati Harpers’ Robin, a group of several lever harps, will perform music arranged for multiple harps and voices ranging from late 12th century Europe to 17th century Britain and...
Cantigium Vocal Ensemble: Unheard Italian Masterworks from the Dresden Court @ St. Boniface, Northside | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
Cantigium Vocal Ensemble is perennially one of the most popular ensembles of the Festival. The flawless blend of voices, the exquisite attention to detail, the wide-ranging spectrum covering the 600...
Choral Evensong @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm
Choral Evensong @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
End your weekend with a time of reflection as you hear ancient texts of prayer and praise sung by the soaring voices of the Christ Church Cathedral Choir. Joined by...
The Shakespeare Band @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm
The Shakespeare Band @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown  | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
The first of four lovely noontime concerts from Christ Church’s Live at Lunch series. The concert is free; if you like, you can bring or purchase lunch and eat while...
Schola Cincinnati @ St Peter in Chains, Downtown
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm
Schola Cincinnati @ St Peter in Chains, Downtown | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
  “An Enclosed Garden: Lyrics of Love from the Old Testament” The Renaissance saw a flourishing of art, poetry, and music that the world had never seen before. Composers active...
The Caladrian Ensemble @ Old St. Mary's, OTR
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm
The Caladrian Ensemble @ Old St. Mary's, OTR | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
The Caladrian Ensemble presents Jennifer Roig-Francoli on baroque violin. Called “sweet-toned and mercurial” by the New York Times, and known for her work with Apollo’s Fire and other period ensembles,...
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm
An Enclosed Garden: Lyrics of Love from the Old Testament @ Cincinnati Art Museum | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
Schola Cincinnati is a new professional vocal ensemble formed purely to explore the music of the Renaissance. Their debut performance, led by founder and conductor Jason Harris, was Feb 10....
Bach Vespers @ St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Terrace Park
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm
Bach Vespers @ St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Terrace Park | Terrace Park | Ohio | United States
The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas along with the St. Thomas Parish Choir and Choristers will perform music of Bach and Handel. Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee von Himmel fällt,...
Classical Revolution @ Northside Tavern, Northside
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm
Classical Revolution @ Northside Tavern, Northside | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
Classical Revolution is a national movement to bring classical music to the people, organizing concerts in bars, cafes, and other non-traditional venues.  The February edition in Cincinnati will be an...
Fleurs de Lys @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm
Fleurs de Lys @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown  | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
The Early Music Festival 2017 will see the first performance by Fleurs de Lys, a trio with strings, winds, and voice with a focus on French music. The ensemble includes Jennifer...
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm
Rodney Stucky and Christopher Wilke, Baroque guitars @ St. John United Church of Christ | Bellevue | Kentucky | United States
The late 16th century and the 17th century saw an explosion of music for the 5-course Baroque guitar. Initially centered in Italy and Spain, the popularity of this instrument quickly...
Come and Sing! @ Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am
Come and Sing! @ Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
This extremely popular event from last year is back! Don’t just listen to early music this month — be a part of it! Come and sing music of the Renaissance:...
Bach CantataFest @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm
Bach CantataFest @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
Collegium Cincinnati has invited several local choirs to join in a celebration of J.S. Bach’s most significant vocal genre: the cantata. More than 100 choristers will raise their voices in...
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm
Catacoustic Consort presents Jaap ter Linden on Baroque cello @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
Internationally famous Jaap ter Linden is perhaps the greatest Baroque cellist of our time. Accompanied by Catacoustic Consort, he will treat us to a virtuoso sampling of music for this...
Cincinnati Recorder Consort @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm
Cincinnati Recorder Consort @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown  | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
The Cincinnati Recorder Consort is an ensemble of amateur musicians playing music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras on recorder, viola da gamba, harpsichord, and flute. Its members come from...
Schütz at Knox @ Knox Presbyterian Church, Hyde Park
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am
Schütz at Knox @ Knox Presbyterian Church, Hyde Park | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
The Knox Choir at Knox Presbyterian Church has an enduring reputation for quality, and a notable love for early music.  This Sunday’s 11:00am traditional worship service will feature Concertato Motets for...
Vicars Choral and CCM Collegium Vocale @ Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm
Vicars Choral and CCM Collegium Vocale @ Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
Two exciting groups combine in this evening of music from the German Baroque, particularly the great Heinrich Schütz and his Musikalische Exequien (1636.) Vicars Choral have performed the past two years,...
Elizabeth Motter and Friends @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm
Elizabeth Motter and Friends @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown  | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
Music for the Baroque Triple Harp, performed by former Catacoustic Early Music Scholarship winner and one of the few professionals working with this rare and beautiful instrument in the US...