Workshops and courses throughout the country and abroad
Please check details with event organisers before turning up for an event or course, as this information comes from a variety of sources which may not all be accurate. N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software. Information on course and event venues
MARCH
Sat 7 Bosham Southern EMF – Johann Kerll’s Missa in fletu solatium, written to commemorate the relief of the siege of Vienna, for voices & instruments (David Hatcher) pat.stewart*semf.org.uk
Sat 7 Midlands EMF Warwick. Palestrina, Victoria & de Padilla for voices (Nigel Short) n.trusselle*gmail.com (0121 777 1288)
Sat 7 North East EMF York. Morales: Missa L’homme armé for singers & instrumentalists (Robert Hollingworth)
Sat 7 Eastern EMF Cambridge. Singing from facsimile – the original Byrd (John Milsom)
7-8 Sherborne Early Music hurdy-gurdy weekend workshop (Tobie Miller) info*sherborneearlymusic.com
9-12 Benslow Music Trust. Spring recorders (Sandra Foxall & Alyson Lewin)
13-15 Oxford, Faculty of Music. Workshop/Conference “Towards a Global History of Music” Topical encounters and rhetorics of identity in Latin American art music (free) marie-alice.frappat*music.ox.ac.uk
13-15 Teltow, Berlin. Michael Praetorius for experienced singers and instrumentalists (Kai Schulze-Forster) +49 (0)3328/471 712 schufo*gmx.de
13-16 Fort Belan on the Menai Straits, close to Snowdonia (www.fortbelan.co.uk ) North West EMF Viola da Gamba Weekend (Ibi Aziz and Hugh Cherry) for intermediate to advanced players http://www.nwemf.org.uk/viol_weekend.html
Sat 14 Headington, Oxford. Thames Valley EMF Byrd Great Service (part) for singers (John Milsom) n.wilson-smith*ntlworld.com
Sat 14 Kent baroque string workshop A=440(Judy Tarling) judytarling*btinternet.com www.judytarling.com
Sat 14 London SW11Platinum Consort workshop. Victoria & Lassus
Sat 14 South West EMF Dorset. Palestrina, Victoria, Anerio & Marenzio (Nancy Hadden)
Sat 21 Benslow Music Trust. Choruses from Acis & Galatea (David Roblou)
Sat 21 North West EMF Verse anthems (Bill Hunt)
Sat 22 Bourne End. Thames Valley baroque orchestra workshop. Bach Double Harpsichord Concerto with strings, plus pieces with wind, strings & bc nherdson*btinternet.com
Sat 28 Border Marches EMF The Garden of Love – unusual settings of the Song of Songs (Sally Dunkley)
Sat 28 South West EMF Plymouth. Workshop on Catches (Clare Griffel) 14 28-29 Frome, Somerset. South West Early Winds Weekend exploring the music of Tomas Luis de Victoria and his contemporaries, culminating in a short presentation on Sunday evening. For cornett, sackbutt, dulcian, shawm, crumhorn & other renaissance wind instruments. (Helen Roberts & Adam Woolf) www.helen-roberts.com/south-west-early-winds-weekend.html helen*helen-roberts.com
Sun 29 St John's Smith Square Come and Sing Messiah. 1.30 for concert at 7.30. Book online sjss.org.uk/participation or email joanna*sjss.org.uk
29-4 Ascot. Easter Early Music Course for recorders & viols (Tom Beets, David Hatcher, Alison Kinder, Asako Morikawa, Emma Murphy, Philip Thorby) AscotEarlyMusic*btconnect.com
APRIL
4-7 Knuston Hall. Renaissance Music at Easter (Alison Crum, Peter Syrus, Roy Marks)
5-10 Andrew van der Beek voice workshop at Corsham (Ghislaine Morgan)
6-12 Benslow Music Trust baroque opera course. Handel: Acis and Galatea
Sat 11 Southern EMF Choral workshop with David Allinson at St. Gregory’s, Canterbury, Kent (not Challock this year). Surrexit pastor bonus - The good shepherd is risen! A day of joyful Easter motets and anthems including settings by Palestrina, Victoria and Lhéritier. richard.j.whitehouse*btopenworld.com
Sat 11 South West EMF Gloucester. Music for Renaissance Wind Band (Tim Bayley)
Sat 11 EMF of Scotland Edinburgh. Try a viol
Sat 18 North West EMF Didsbury. Purcell: King Arthur (John Hancorn)
Sun 19 North East EMF Day Out at Temple Newsam
Sat 25 Midlands EMF Solihull. JS, JC & JM Bach for voices and instruments (A=415), in honour of Edwin Griggs (Paul Spicer) jonathan-spencer*blueyonder.co.uk (0121 602 6058)
Sat 25 South West EMF Clifton. Workshop for singers on early liturgical chant & polyphony (Emma Hornby)
Sat 25 Kent baroque string workshop A=440(Judy Tarling) judytarling*btinternet.com www.judytarling.com
Sun 26 Thames Valley EMF Burnham. Baroque chamber music playing day. Joint event with the Baroque Week. (Peter Collier) (0161 281 2502) p.b.collier*googlemail.com note change of date
27-30 Benslow Music Trust. Gregorian Chant for All (John Rowlands Pritchard)
30-4 Lyme Regis. Trio Sonatas for advanced players (Saskia Coolen & Eric Beijer) Recorder Courses Lyme
MAY
1-4 Strathpeffer. Ardival Harps beginners course (Bill Taylor) (01997 421260)
2-4 Sherborne Early Music. Workshop exploring music for civic bands from across Europe, including music for dance, procession, theatre, ceremony and church. For players of shawms, cornetts, sackbuts, curtals, crumhorns, recorders and bagpipes, existing waits bands and players of early stringed instruments. Course ends with a public performance at Cheap Street Church in Sherborne at 2pm. (William Lyons) info*sherborneearlymusic.com
Sun 3 North East EMF York. Padovano 24-part mass for singers & instrumentalists (Philip Thorby)
3-8 Singing in Venice (Chris Watson) Andrew van der Beek
8-10 Benslow Music Trust. Made in Britain: a harpsichord course (Penelope Cave)
8-10 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque performance on modern string instruments A=440 (Judy Tarling) 15
Sat 9 Llandrindod Pavilion Border Marches EMF Workshop for singers and instrumentalists. Missa in fletu solatium by Kerll (David Hatcher)
9-17 Grado Academy Week (Italy). Venetian polyphony by Monteverdi, Merulo, A & G Gabrieli for singers with local brass ensemble. Info from Keith Wallace kw*accademiainternazionaleulpian.eu (020 3116 3624) www.accademiainternazionaleulpian.eu
15-17 Benslow Music Trust. Voices & Viols (Alison Crum & Peter Syrus)
Sat 16 Thames Valley EMF Cambridge. Joint workshop with EEMF for singers and instrumentalists. Tallis: Spem etc (Philip Thorby) ebsarewitz*cantab.net
Sat 16 North West EMF Mediaeval polyphony - from organum to Josquin (Don Greig)
Sat 16 Midlands EMF Selly Oak. Informal madrigal afternoon, 1,2 or 3 to a part (with cake) n.trusselle*gmail.com (0121 777 1288)
Sat 16 South West EMF Verse anthems (Bill Hunt)
Sat 16 Southern EMF Renaissance loud wind workshop (George Bartle & Nicholas Perry)
Sat 16 Oxford Early Music Festival. Bate Collection of Instruments, St Aldates, 2-4pm. A free drop-in session giving you the chance to try your hand at Renaissance string playing as well as a chance to visit the extensive collection of historic musical instruments. oemf.co.uk
16-24 Grado (between Venice and Trieste) Academy Week for singers. Kwallace*reedsmith.com (020 3116 3624)
Sun 17 Oxford Early Music Festival. Church of St John the Evangelist, Iffley Rd, 2.30 – 5.30pm. Singing from facsimiles of the Tudor Dow Partbooks (Sally Dunkley). Email kate*stileantico.co.uk, stating your voice part to book your place oemf.co.uk
Sun 17 St John's Smith Square, 10.30-1pm. Excerpts from Vivaldi’s Gloria for singers. No experience required. (Robert Howarth)
Mon 18 Renaissance Singers Open Workshop – The Anne Boleyn ms (David Skinner)
21-24 Brielle, Holland. Run by Singers Music for Choir & Brass (Jeremy Jackman)
22-24 Benslow Music Trust. West Gallery Music (Francis Roads)
28-31 Hawkwood College. An English Orpheus – Dowland, his friends & successors (Emma Kirkby & David Miller)
JUNE
Sat 6 Midlands EMF Solihull. Rigatti Magnificat for voices & instruments (Richard Roddis) caitlin*engineer.com
Sat 6 South West EMF Dance through the Ages for musicians & dancers (Philippa Waite)
Sat 6 London SW11Platinum Consort workshop. Clemens non Papa, Brumel, Lassus, L’Heritier & Guerrero
7-13 Monteconero week for singers (Erik Van Nevel) Andrew van der Beek
8-11 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque String Orchestra (Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Alastair Ross)
12-14 Farncombe Estate viol consorts (Alison Crum & Roy Marks)
Sat 13 Thames Valley EMF Ealing. Workshop for singers – the French Connection (Ghislaine Morgan) kategordon1001*yahoo.co.uk
Sat 13 North East EMF Victoria (David Stancliffe)
19-21 Knuston Hall. “Viva la bella…..” secular Music in Italy c.1600 for voices & appropriate instruments (Peter Syrus)
19-21 Farncombe Estate. Songs from the Balkan Heartlands – taught by ear
Sat 20 Easebourne Priory nr Midhurst Southern EMF – larger-scale works from the Spanish Golden Age (Victoria etc) for voices & instruments (James Weeks)
20-28 Triora Musica. Music from the 1589 Florentine Intermedi (Deborah Roberts, Oliver Webber, Claire Williams)
24-28 Iceland Run by singers (Jeremy Jackman) 16
Sun 28 Border Marches EMF
JULY
Sat 4 North East EMF York. Workshop for voices and instruments (Nancy Hadden)
Sat 4 Farncombe Estate study day: the musical world of Venice (Peter Medhurst)
Sat 4 Oxford Music Faculty, 10.30am–4.30pm. Try-A-Viol Day for anyone who wants to try a viol (instruments provided). Must be able to read music and over 16. (Alison Kinder) admin*vdgs.org.uk, www.vdgs.org.uk/courses.html
Sat 11 Thames Valley EMF Ickenham. Music from Spain and the New World for voices & instruments (Peter Syrus)
Sat 11 South West EMF Corsham, Wiltshire. Polychoral music by Hassler (Peter Leech)
Sat 11 Midlands EMF (David Hatcher)
12-17 Benslow Music Trust. International viol summer school (Alison Crum, Ibi Aziz, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland)
Sat 18 Eastern EMF Cambridge. Renaissance polyphony for singers (David Allinson)
19-26 Copenhagen Run by Singers (David Allinson)
24-27 Strathpeffer. Ardival Harps beginners course (Bill Taylor) (01997 421260)
26-1 Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire. Beauchamp Early Music Week for singers, cornetts, sackbuts, curtals, strings etc on the theme of the Three Marys, in settings by 16th and 17th C composers (Philip Thorby and David Hatcher) www.gamusic.co.uk (01989 218432/01452 68) earlymusic*gamusic.co.uk
AUGUST
Sat 1 South West EMF West Bay workshop for singers & instrumentalists (Pam Smith)
1-8 Durham. NORVIS XLV summer school. Contact enquiries*norvis.org.uk; tel Jane Beeson 01652 678230 www.norvis.org.uk
2-9 Assisi. Run by Singers (David Skinner)
2-9 Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools Early Music Summer School at Sidney Sussex College. Bach’s Library. JS Bach: B Minor Mass and music by Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi & Pergolesi (The Parley of Instruments)
7-9 Benslow Music Trust. John Playford weekend
8-15 Baroque Week 2015 at Ardingly, West Sussex (A-415). This year’s theme is The Judgement of Paris. Projects will include material from the three extant operas and other works by the four contestants: Eccles, Finger, Weldon and Daniel Purcell. The tutors (Clare Beesley, Christopher Bucknall, Theresa Caudle, Leo Duarte and Jane Francis) will give a concert of relevant music as well as a series of short talks www.baroque-week.org.uk (01883 344031) info*baroque-week.org.uk
9-15 Jimena de la Frontera choral singing week (Justin Doyle) Andrew van der Beek
9-15 Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools Early Music Summer School at Sidney Sussex College. Italia Mia - a musical Grand Tour of the city states of 16th-century Italy (Philip Thorby, David Hatcher, Emma Murphy, Lynda Sayce & Frances Eustace) 15-22 An Grianán, Termonfechin, Ireland. Irish Recorder and Viol Course (Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip Thorby (00 353 85 2880389) info*irishrecorderandviolcourse.org www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org
16-22 Higham Hall Early Music Summer School, Cumbria www.highamhall.com
17-21 HISS Historically informed Summer School, Scarborough www.hiss.org.uk
30-6 France, La Maison Verte. Chamber Choir week, from the early renaissance to the present day (Francis Steele & Will Dawes) anne.roberts*easynet.co.uk www.lamaisonverte.co.uk
SEPTEMBER
3-7 Flanders Run by Singers 17
6-12 Trogir singing week (Patrick Craig) Andrew van der Beek
9-10 London, Royal College of Music. Conference on the effects of playing on early and modern musical instruments woodmusick.org
11-13 Cambridge, St Catharine’s College. Choral Liturgy Workshop. Victoria and Cardoso (Dr David Allinson) neiled11*btinternet.com
Sat 12 Clapham & Patching Village Hall nr Worthing. Southern EMF singer’s workshop on English Exiles (Justin Doyle)
13-20 France, La Maison Verte. Renaissance consort workshop – the Dow Partbooks for experienced voices and viol players anne.roberts*easynet.co.uk www.lamaisonverte.co.uk
Sat 19 Border Marches EMF Murch Marcle, Herefordshire. Monteverdi, Sacred Dramatist, for singers & instrumentalists (Justin Doyle)
Sat 19 Midlands EMF de Wert: Ascendite Jesu & Vox in Rama for voices (Will Dawes)
Sat 26 South West EMF Cheddar. Baroque playing day (Dick Little & Sylvia Davies)
OCTOBER
2-4 Farncombe Estate recorder consorts, mainly renaissance & baroque (Andrew Collis)
Sat 3 Midlands EMF Solihull. Baroque string workshop (A=415) (Kate Fawcell)
Sat 17 London SW11Platinum Consort workshop. English renaissance madrigals
Sun 18 Border Marches EMF
18-25 Granada Run by Singers (Nigel Perrin)
22-25 Venice. Run by Singers (Colin Durrant)
23-25 Hawkwood College. Gesualdo 5th book of madrigals, for experienced singers (James Weeks)
NOVEMBER
Sat 14 Midlands EMF Andrea Gabrieli for voices and instruments (Philip Thorby) mashley256*aol.com
Sun 15 Midlands EMF masterclass for preformed groups of players and/or singers (Philip Thorby) mashley256*aol.com
Sun 22 Border Marches EMF
27-29 Hawkwood College. Recorder consorts (Piers Adams)
DECEMBER
Sun 6 TVEMF Amersham. Christmas workshop for voices & instruments (details later) secretary*tvemf.org
MARCH 2016
Sun 12 Border Marches EMF
MAY 2016
Sun 7 Border Marches EMF Music of the Chapel Royal (Huw Williams), and 11 June 2016 with Gabriel Crouch,
JUNE 2016
Sun 11 Border Marches EMF (Gabriel Crouch)
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