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.

 


Schütz at Knox @ Knox Presbyterian Church, Hyde Park
Feb 7 @ 10:45 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...
The Rose Ensemble @ St Peter in Chains, Downtown
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm
The Rose Ensemble @ St Peter in Chains, Downtown | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
Founded in 1996, the award-winning Rose Ensemble has achieved an international reputation as a premier American early music ensemble. Based in Minnesota, the group has thrilled audiences across the United...
Sacred Repertoire of the Colonial Period in New Spain @ St. Francis DeSales, East Walnut Hills
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm
Sacred Repertoire of the Colonial Period in New Spain @ St. Francis DeSales, East Walnut Hills | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
Chris Albanese is a DMA candidate in Choral Conducting at CCM. His recital will feature a performance of the “Missa Ego Flos Campi” (for double choir) and several sacred villancicos...
Choral Evensong @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown
Feb 7 @ 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...
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater/La Serva Padrona @ St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Terrace Park
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater/La Serva Padrona @ St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Terrace Park | Terrace Park | Ohio | United States
Cincinnati Chamber Opera steps out of their usual repertoire to explore the two greatest works — one secular, one sacred — of a short-lived luminary of 18th century Italy. Giovanni...
Come and Sing! @ Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come and Sing! @ Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
Don’t just listen to early music this month — be a part of it! Come and sing music of the Renaissance: rounds, madrigals, motets, popular songs, and church music. The...
Lute Recital @ Old St. Mary's, Over-the-Rhine
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm
Lute Recital @ Old St. Mary's, Over-the-Rhine | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
Lutenist Dr. Christopher Wilke’s playing has been called “superb, both expressively and technically” by Early Music Today (UK) while the Lute Society of America noted that “the listener is immediately...
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater/La Serva Padrona @ St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Terrace Park
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater/La Serva Padrona @ St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Terrace Park | Terrace Park | Ohio | United States
Cincinnati Chamber Opera steps out of their usual repertoire to explore the two greatest works — one secular, one sacred — of a short-lived luminary of 18th century Italy. Giovanni...
The Heroic Baroque Violin @ Church of the Advent, Walnut Hills
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm
The Heroic Baroque Violin @ Church of the Advent, Walnut Hills | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
Krista Bennion Feeney is concertmaster of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York City, a prize-winning recording artist, and founder of the Serenade Orchestra and Quartet, an ensemble dedicated...
Bach Vespers @ St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Terrace Park
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm
Bach Vespers @ St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Terrace Park | Terrace Park | Ohio | United States
The Cincinnati Bach Ensemble will perform Lamentations of Jeremiah by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) as well as music for Lent by other Renaissance composers. The music is performed as part of...
Keyboard Masterworks @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm
Keyboard Masterworks @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown  | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
Upper-level CCM keyboard students from Dr. Michael Unger’s studio will perform a recital of works for harpsichord and organ.  Christ Church owns two lovely instruments:  a freshly restored 18th-century-style harpsichord...
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm
Salve Regina:  Mary in the Renaissance @ Old St. Mary's, OTR | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
In keeping with the Marian tradition of Old St Mary’s, one of the oldest and most historically significant churches in Cincinnati, Vicars Choral will present Marian music written during the...
Cantantes Camarae @ All Saints Episcopal Church, Pleasant Ridge
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm
Cantantes Camarae @ All Saints Episcopal Church, Pleasant Ridge | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
Cantantes Camarae is a chamber vocal ensemble.  Count on an intimate, evocative afternoon of Renaissance song.
A Concatenation of Choirs @ St Peter in Chains, Downtown
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm
A Concatenation of Choirs @ St Peter in Chains, Downtown | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
Experience the centuries of early choral music in the perfect acoustics of the Cathedral.  Last year’s very popular event showcased music from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, and the...
Classical Revolution @ Northside Tavern, Northside
Feb 21 @ 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...
Cincinnati Recorder Consort @ Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown
Feb 23 @ 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...
CCM Early Music Lab Sampler Concert/Organ Benefit @ Prince of Peace Lutheran, Over-the-Rhine
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm
CCM Early Music Lab Sampler Concert/Organ Benefit @ Prince of Peace Lutheran, Over-the-Rhine | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
One of the oldest Lutheran churches in the city, Prince of Peace re-invented itself from a vibrant central-city congregation to an essential source of aid for their struggling neighbors during...
Cantigium Vocal Ensemble @ St. Boniface, Northside
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm
Cantigium Vocal Ensemble @ St. Boniface, Northside | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States
Cantigium Vocal Ensemble returns to close out the Early Music Festival 2016. This year, in addition to their usual repertoire of music from five centuries of the Middle Ages and...