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Catch us at Baroquestock 2018!!!

You have an impressive total of SEVEN opportunities to catch a concert of ours between April 21 and 30!

For more information or to buy tickets please visit our “concerts” page or visit!
Any questions? Email us at!

April 21, 2018 Istante Folk – The peculiar travels of Mr. Cimarosa

Music from 7.30pm, Food from 7pm at Heath Street Baptist Church, NW3 1 DN

Cimarosa’s travels: Naples to St. Petersburg , through France , Germany, Poland…and back, in 4 years! His opera buffa, the “Feminine Wiles”, premiered at Naples’s Teatro de Fiorentini in 1794 with a Russian folk ball as its happy ending… Domenico Cimarosa’s musical eyes can still tell us many hidden love stories from all over Europe.

April 22, 2018 Istante Baroque – The Bach Boys

Music from 6pm, Food from 5.30pm at Heath Street Baptist Church, NW3 1 DN

We explore works by J.S. Bach and of his sons. Perhaps the original family band.

J.S.Bach Cantata BWV 103 Ihr werdet weinen und heulen (also in 11am service)
J.S.Bach Concerto for Oboe d’Amore, Strings & Continuo BWV 1055
J.Ch.Bach Quintet in D major op.22 n.1 for Traverso, Oboe, Violin, Cello & Harpsichord
C.P.E.Bach Sinfonia n.1 in D major wq183

April 24, 2018 Istante Baroque – Odd Shapes & Little Things

1pm at Heath Street Baptist Church, NW3 1 DN

Vivaldi Chamber concerto RV107  for recorder, oboe, violin, cello, bass and continuo
Zelenka Triosonata n.5 in F major for 2 oboes, bassoon and continuo
Telemann quartet in G for recorder, oboe, violin and continuo TWV43 G6

April 27, 2018 Istante Folk – The Big Jacket Potatoe Ceilidh

Workshop from from 4-6pm, Ceilidh from 6pm ‘till late at Heath Street Baptist Church, NW3 1 DN

There is nothing better than a good honest jacket potato and a good honest dance accompanied by a hot hot band. Leave your phones at home.
Bring friends and make new ones. Families welcome! Guaranteed fun times.

April 28, 2018 Istante Classical – The Haydn Boys

Music from 7.30pm, Food from 7pm at Heath Street Baptist Church, NW3 1 DN

We perform some of Joseph Haydn’s most exhilarating orchestrations and intriguing soundscapes. The lesser known brother may be pedalling away in his brother’s shadow, but to miss him would be tragic. Michael Haydn manages to marry a bizarre mixture of sentiments with a very odd combination of instrumentalists. He is a simply a feast for the curious mind, and our unsung hero.

J.Haydn “L’isola disabitata” – Overture
Michael Haydn Divertimento in G for Viola, Oboe, Basson, 2 Horns, Double Bass MH518
J.Haydn Overture and selections of arias from “Lo speziale”
J.Haydn Sinfonia No.89

April 29, 2018 Istante Baroque – For wether I go or stay

Music at 6pm, Food from 5.30pm at Heath Street Baptist Church, NW3 1 DN

This question always remains in my mind:
Humanity, ah humanity, where are you heading?

J.S.Bach Cantata BWV 166 Wo gehest du hin
J.S.Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.6
J.B. Lully / Moliere Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme – Overture & Ballet des Nations

April 30, 2018 Istante Classical – Schubert Quintet

Music from 7pm, Food from 6:30pm at Heath Street Baptist Church, NW3 1 DN

Horn playing, terror; Martin Lawrence and friends
and bliss: Schubert’s Quintet in C Major Istante Classical

Quintet in C Major


Italy, get ready!

February 3, 2018 – 9 pm Istante Folk

at SpazioSeme, via del Pantano 36, Arezzo (IT)

Ceilidh Evening

in collaboration with Semillita Atelier

More info here:

February 17, 2018 – 9pm Istante Classical in Florence

at Sala Capitolare della chiesa di Santa Felicita, Piazza Santa Felicita 3, Firenze (IT)

in collaboration with KOF (Konzert Opera Florence)

tickets: EUR 15 – 12 (abbonati associazione), EUR 10 (over 65 and under 14), EUR 5 studenti 

Advance Tickets:

February 18, 2018 – 6pm Istante Classical in Prato

at Ex Chiesa di San Giovanni, Via San Giovanni 9, Prato (IT)

in collaboration with Ex Chiesa di San Giovanni

tickets: EUR 10 + d.p.

Advance Tickets:

February 20, 2018 – 9.45pm Istante Classical  in Arezzo

at Circolo Arci Aurora , Piazza Sant’Agostino, Arezzo (IT)

part of ClassicAurora2018


Istante at Brighton Early Music Festival

Hello lovely people!!

Catch us today at the Brighton Early Music Festival!

The first opportunity is a showcase at St Paul’s Parish Church where we will be performing extracts from our programme Shifting Identities.

Later you have the chance to get to know our folky side at the pub gig with our programme Cimarosa’s Travels, featuring singing and accordion!!!!

For more info about the concerts and venues go to our CONCERTS page.


Three BBQs,
Three Bands,
Three Summer Nights
This summer, Baroquestock brings together home-cooked food with soul-lifting music from the past three centuries. As well as our own band, we’ve invited two world-class ensembles who are, like us, passionate about playing music on original instruments, and like having BBQs.
We start with perhaps the greatest innovator of modern music, Arnold Schoenberg, and his masterpiece Transfigured Night, written in 1899. And Schoenburgers.
We then rewind a couple of centuries or so and gather round for an evening of trio sonatas and smoked pork shoulder buns. Our grand finale features one of Haydn’s more quirky symphonies nicknamed ‘La Poule’. Accompanied by the Happy Haydn Chicken Meal, it will deliver delicious BBQ’d chicken+salads on a new level. A feast for the senses.
You’re a veggie? Don’t worry, we’ve got a non-meat BBQ too.
See options below.



17th AugustThe Night Shift: Transfigured Night 
Come hungry, grab a Schoenburger from 7.30pm
[ V The best bean burgers ]
Music from 8.30pm
Tickets: £5 Students, £10 adults (Food not included)


19th August – Trio Sonatas
by Telemann, Handel and Veracini, rounded off with Goldberg variations.
Slow smoked pork shoulder + salads
[ V Smoky courgette & aubergines ]
Food from 7.30pm
Music from 8pm
Tickets £15 (includes food)


20th August – Istante Classical 
Haydn’s Symphony No.83 ‘The Chicken’
+ Wranitsky Sextet & Divertimento
Fill your own BBQ chicken & salad box
[ V Grilled halloumi w/BBQ’d corn cobs ]
Food from 5.30pm
Music from 6pm
Tickets £15 (includes food)

Lunchtime Concert June 13!!

No rest for the wicked! After our concert on June 7 at St Stephen’s Festival we will play a lunchtime concert at our lovely home, the Heath Street Baptist Church in Hampstead on June 13 at 1pm.

You will hear some Monteverdi (because it’s his 450th anniversary!!!!!), Telemann (because it’s his 250th anniversary, yaaaayyy!!!) and Bach (because it’s Bach, you know…). Come, come!