The Oxford 'Early Music by Candlelight' Summer Festival 2021

late July—early September, dates to be confirmed

Charivari Agréable's annual summer festival is the highlight of Oxford's cultural cornucopia


'Every series consists of 7 or so different programmes, repeated several times each. Ng picks pieces to fit a theme, and then chooses ensembles from among his enormous pool of talented musicians, with readings or introductions which tie the pieces together. They're laid back and professional, irreverent yet learned, and make for an evening that's both calm and stimulating. It is a pleasing irony that these concerts are Oxford institutions, organised by someone with such an international background: Ng was born in Malaysia and came to Oxford by way of Melbourne and Frankfurt.' — Daily Info Oxford

Salve for the Soul

Dulcet Fifes

Baroque Trinity

Bachs Bibliothek

Salve for the Soul


A. Lotti: Requiem

J.E. Bach: De profundis

A. Scarlatti: Salve Regina

H. Purcell: Man that is born of a Woman

M. Locke: Lord, let me know mine end

J. Bull: Attend unto my teares


Olwen Lintern-Smyth — soprano; James Potter — countertenor

Alistair Walker — tenor; Michael Hickman — bass

dir. Kah-Ming Ng — chamber organ




Dulcet Fifes

Baroque Wind Masterpieces encountered on a Grand Tour of Europe

Bach—Couperin—Telemann—Vivaldi


Nicola Barbagli—baroque oboe  & voice flute

Mafalda Ramos—recorder & baroque flute

Martin Clark—baroque bassoon

Kah-Ming Ng—harpsichord




Baroque Trinity

Bach, Handel & Scarlatti, b.1685


Bach: Cello suite #3; Violin sonatas in e &  G

Handel: Violin sonatas in A & E

Scarlatti: Violin sonata K.89


Oliver Cave—baroque violin

Sophie Haynes—baroque cello

Kah-Ming Ng—harpsichord




Bachs Bibliothek

J.S. Bach as an avid collector of music


Böhm–Buxtehude–Couperin–D’Anglebert–Frescobaldi–Froberger–Vivaldi


A candlelit harpsichord recital by Kah-Ming Ng


'Dazzling display of keyboard prowess'—The Independent 

'Undoubted technical virtuosity and intellectual grasp'—Early Music News