Forthcoming Events

Cupid and Death Revived

3pm, Sunday 30th June 2019, Holme Pierrepont Hall

Mvsica Donvm Dei +

Join us for a concert performance of Matthew Locke’s Cupid and Death – in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Holme Pierrepont Opera Trust. Music by Matthew Locke, and Christopher Gibbons, with additional music by Henry Purcell.

Cupid and Death was an important “masque” written during the Commonwealth period. Based on a tale by Aesop, it tells the tale of what happens when the arrows of Cupid and Death are swapped, and was performed on 26th March, 1653, for the Portuguese Ambassador to Great Britain. It was first revived in the 20th Century, in 1919 at Rutland Boughton’s Glastonbury Festival, then more recently in 1979 at Holme Pierrepont Hall. Written in a period when public theatres were closed, it’s music looks forward to the Restoration period and, together with Blow’s Venus and Adonis and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, is an important stage in the development of English Opera.

So if you’ve ever wanted to know what exactly does happen when the arrows of Cupid and Death are swapped! Can the Gods intervene to save the natural order of things?  And what have Apes got to do with all this…? Come and join us to enjoy this dramatic, comic and delightful music from 17th century England…

Performers to include Angela Hicks (soprano), Julian Stocker (tenor), Michael Sanderson (baritone), and Musica Donum Dei +

A chance also to visit the gardens of Holme Pierrepont Hall beforehand  – bring a picnic to eat in the grounds – doors open at 1pm

Ticket prices: £18 x 20 reserved (front three rows): £15 unreserved, children free

Tickets available from, on the door or Windblowers (cash or cheque only), Derby Road, Nottingham. 0115 941 0543

St John Passion – J. S. Bach

6th April, St Mary’s Church, Hitchin, 

Mvsica Donvm Dei, North Herts Guild of Singers

Stephen Bullamore director

Mark Wilde – Evangelist

Charpentier, Purcell, Bach

7.30pm, 30th March, 2019

Mvsica Donvm Dei, + Choir

St James’ Church, Chipping Campden

‘In Dulci Jubilo’

                                                           Holme Pierrepont Hall, 

3.00pm  December 9th 2018

Sparkling instrumental and vocal music from Christmas Past…

to include music by Corelli, Bach, and many others

Ticket prices:

£18 x 20 reserved in centre block front two rows ; £15 unreserved, children free

Tickets available from, Windblowers, Derby Road Nottingham(cash or cheque only) or on the door.

‘Music to delight the ear’

Holme Pierrepont Hall, 

3.00 pm  July 1st 2018

Summery instrumental and vocal music from 17th and 18th century England…

to include music by Purcell, Handel, Henry Lawes, Matthew Locke and Arne

Ticket prices: £18 x 20 reserved in centre block front two rows ; £14 rest unreserved

Tickets available from Windblowers, Derby Road Nottingham(cash or cheque only) or on the door.

Coronation Anthems and Birthday Ode and Arias – G. F. Handel

Mvsica Donvm Dei, Viva la Musica Chamber Choir

                                 Conductor – Simon Lumby

7.30pm, 23rd June, St Aidan’s Church, Leicester.  

Samson – G. F. Handel

21st April, De Montford Hall, Leicester, LE1 7RU

Mvsica Donvm Dei, Leicester Philharmonic Choir

Stephen Bullamore conductor

Elizabeth Weisberg soprano
Rebecca Stockland mezzo-soprano
Mark Wilde
Paul Grant baritone
Andrew Davies baritone

Samson is a three-act oratorio by George Frederick Handel which is considered to be one of his finest works. It was written by Handel in the month between finishing composing Messiahand going to Dublin for its first performance.

Tickets £24, £20, £10 handel-samson-78544

St Matthew Passion – JS Bach

Lincoln Cathedral, Minster Yard, Lincoln, LN2 1PX

                                 6.30pm, Saturday 24th March 2018

MDD with the Lincoln Cathedral Choir, Lincoln Choral Society and Lincoln Chorale

Evangelist: Mark Wilde, Christus: Nicholas Mogg, Soprano: Phoebe Kirrage,

Alto: Alexander Turner, Tenor: Matthew Keighley, Bass: Ossian Huskinson

conductor: Aric Prentice

Tickets can be obtained online via the Cathedral website: lincolncathedral and cost £50, £20, £15, £8 and £5.

The £50 seats include a pre-concert reception and talk, a complimentary programme, interval drink and premier seats.

‘A birthday concert for Wendy’

St Edmund’s Church, Holme Pierrepont Hall,

October 6th 2017, 7.00pm

Family, friends, and colleagues of Wendy Hancock are invited to join us for a concert of some of her favourite music on what would have been her birthday. Performers include Wendy’s chamber music groups, MDD and Galliarda, and contributions from Wendy’s viol consorts and recorder pupils. Nibbles and drinks provided afterwards…