About us

'Handsomely recommended'
Roderic Dunnett - The Church Times

 

'Courage well-rewarded'
Robert Hugill - Planet Hugill

 

'Long may Musica Antica continue to unearth these rare treasures and perform them with style and beauty.'
Owen Davies - Plays to See

Founded by Soprano Jessica Eucker and Harpsichordist Oliver Doyle in 2016, Musica Antica Rotherhithe brings varied programmes of Early Music to SE16. Since then, it has grown to involve a permanent ensemble of five professional singers and continuo, with associated artists joining to perform its hallmark repertoire of 17th Century Venetian opera, as well as music of the late Middle Ages, Renaissance and early 18th Century.

 

Some of our most ambitious projects have included our production of the anonymous, one-act 17th Century comedy Lo Spedale (2018, revided 2019), The UK premiere of Michelangelo Falvetti's (1642-1692) 

Il Diluvio Universale (2020), and the first complete performance of Domenico Belli's (d. 1627) L'Orfeo Dolente, accompanied by an edition complete with critical notes and parallel translation released on the public domain.

You can see a complete list of our previous performances here.

Aiming to make Early Music accessible and exciting while programming some of the most rarely heard works of the Early Modern period, each concert forms a carefully-constructed drama, with tickets rarely costing more than £10, and editions of the music (often only available in manuscript form) made readily available for free.

If you have any questions for Oliver and Jess, or are interested in becoming involved in our work - either musically, by donating time to help spread the word, or helping to fund our concerts and staged works - please contact us at info@musicaantica.org.uk 

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RÉSEAU EUROPÉEN DE MUSIQUE ANCIENNE
EUROPEAN EARLY MUSIC NETWORK

We are delighted to have been selected as one of fifteen ensembles from across Europe to participate in the European Early Music Network's REMArkable scheme, providing support for young ensembles and recognising diversity, creativity and ambition in programming.