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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
JULY
Sat 18 Eastern EMF Cambridge. Renaissance polyphony for singers (David Allinson) (space for tenors and basses only)
19-26 Copenhagen Run by Singers (David Allinson)
24-27 Strathpeffer. Ardival Harps beginners course (Bill Taylor) (01997 421260)
24-1 Chichester DHDS summer school for dancers & musicians www.dhds.org.uk
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. Sacred masterpieces of 16th C Seville 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. Renaissance a capella repertoire (David Skinner) There are still a few places left.
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)
9-16 Troyes, France. Renaissance choral music course on Banchieri www.euromusica.com
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
14-23 Varazdin, Croatia. Aestas Musica baroque course www.aestasmusica.com
16-22 Higham Hall Early Music Summer School, Cumbria www.highamhall.com
17-20 Benslow Music Trust Madrigal and Partsong Summer School
17-20 Benslow Music Trust Baroque on modern instruments
17-21 HISS Historically informed Summer School, Scarborough www.hiss.org.uk
28-30 Recorders for All summer recorder festival recordersforall.co.uk
29-2 Leiston Abbey, Suffolk. Pro Corda baroque chamber music course for students at conservatoires and universities (01728 831354) mail*procorda.com www.procorda.com
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
1-4 Benslow Music Trust. Welcome to all the pleasures for singers & strings (Theresa Caudle & William Carslake)
3-7 Flanders Run by Singers
Sat 5 London, St Sepulchre’s, Holborn. Orlando Chamber Choir workshop on music from the Spanish Golden Age (James Weeks). Must book on web site orlandochoir.org.uk (click on TICKETS) or phone 01223 247027
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 Southern EMF nr Worthing. Philips & Dering for singers (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
18-20 Benslow Music Trust. Harmoniemusic (Boxwood & Brass)
Sat 19 Border Marches EMF Much Marcle, Herefordshire. Monteverdi, Sacred Dramatist, for singers & instrumentalists (Justin Doyle)
Sat 19 Midlands EMF Harborne. De Wert: Ascendite Jesu & Vox in Rama for voices (Will Dawes)
Sat 19 North West EMF Senfl for voices, viols & recorders (Eileen Silcocks)
Sun 20 Benslow Music Trust. Consort Singing Day (Andrew Parnell)
25-27 Cartmel Priory Cumbria. English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble academy weekend info*ecse.co.uk
25-27 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque (Theresa Caudle & Robin Bigwood)
25-27 Discoed nr. Presteigne. Music in Praetorius’s Northern Germany for singers & players (Philip Thorby & David Hatcher) DiscoedErlyMusic*BTConnect.com
Sat 26 Thames Valley EMF Oxford. Sheppard for singers (Justin Doyle) n.wilson-smith*ntlworld.com (0208 933 7908)
Sat 26 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sat 26 North East EMF Newcastle. Reconstructing Tudor Part Books (Magnus Williamson)
Sat 26 South West EMF Cheddar. Baroque playing day (Dick Little & Sylvia Davies)
26-27 EMF of Scotland weekend workshop for singers and instrumentalists (Philip Thorby)
Sun 27 Eastern EMF Cambridge. Workshop to commemorate Selene Mills & Christopher Hogwood. Handel for singers & players (Peter Holman)
OCTOBER
2-4 Farncombe Estate recorder consorts, mainly renaissance & baroque (Andrew Collis)
Sat 3 Midlands EMF Dorridge. Baroque string workshop (A=415) (Kate Fawcett) sheilakoch*tiscali.co.uk (01926 402886)
Sat 10 Thames Valley EMF A Venetian Day. Monteverdi: Dixit Dominus Secondo a 9 & Gabrieli Magnificat a 12 for voices & instruments (Emma Murphy) hugh4*blueyonder.co.uk
Sat 17 South West EMF Byrd & Josquin workshop for voices, strings & soft wind (Robert Harre-Jones) annhill*uwclub.net
Sat 17 London SW11Platinum Consort workshop. English renaissance madrigals
Sat 17 North West EMF Grappenhall. Music from the court of Henry VIII (Sara Stowe)
Sun 18 Border Marches EMF Choruses from Handel’s Belshazzar for singers (Libby Burgess)
18-25 Granada Run by Singers (Nigel Perrin)
20-22 Benslow Music Trust. Consorting Viols (Alison Crum etc)
22-25 Venice. Run by Singers (Colin Durrant)
23-25 Hawkwood College. Gesualdo 5th book of madrigals, for experienced singers (James Weeks)
Sat 24 Southern EMF Southampton
Sun 25 North East EMF York. AGM & workshop – Early Baroque for Singers & Instrumentalists (Andrew Griffiths)
30-1 Alston Hall viol & recorder courses www.alstonhall.com
Sat 31 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
NOVEMBER
Sat 7 South West EMF Gloucester. Hieronymus Praetorius workshop (Patrick Allies)
Sun 8 Thames Valley EMF Burnham. Baroque chamber music day (Victoria Helby) secretary*tvemf.org
12-14 Greenwich Early Music Festival
Sat 14 Midlands EMF Andrea Gabrieli for voices and instruments (Philip Thorby) mashley256*aol.com
Sat 14 North East EMF Leeds. Baroque chamber music workshop (Amélie Addison & Mary Tyers)
Sat 14 Southern EMF Challock. Senfl & his contemporaries for singers & instrumentalists (Kathleen Berg)
Sun 15 Midlands EMF masterclass for preformed groups (Philip Thorby) mashley256*aol.com
Sun 22 Border Marches EMF Eardisland. Music by the Gabriellis for instrumentalists (Alison Kinder)
27-29 Hawkwood College. Recorder consorts (Piers Adams)
Sat 28 North West EMF Venetian polychoral music (Jamie Savan)
Sat 28 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sun 29 Bourne End. Thames Valley Baroque Workshop Nherdson*btinternet.com
DECEMBER
Sat 5 Midlands EMF Leamington Spa. Messiah & Mince Pies (Steve Davis) sue.peters*itforit.com (0121 453 2898)
Sun 6 TVEMF Amersham. Christmas workshop for voices & instruments (details later) (Philip Thorby) secretary*tvemf.org
Sat 12 North East EMF York. Puer Natus in Bethlehem (Alison Kinder)
JANUARY 2016
Sat 16 Midlands EMF Halesowen. Sacred music by Gesualdo and others (Robert Hollingworth)
Sat 23 North West EMF Westhoughton, Lancs. Madrigals for Spring (Martin Westhorp)
Sat 30 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
FEBRUARY 2016
Sat 13 Midlands EMF Barnt Green. Choral music from C18 Rome (Peter Leech)
Sat 20 North West EMF Cilcain. Libera nos…libera me (Peter Syrus)
Sat 27 North East EMF Horsforth. Dance workshop (Ann & Paul Kent)
Sat 27 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sun 28 Thames Valley EMF Burnham. Renaissance playing and singing day (David Fletcher)
MARCH 2016
Sat 5 North West EMF Music for Lent & Passiontide (Roger Wilkes)
Sat 12 Midlands EMF De Rore & Jacquet for singers (Stephen Rice) n.trusselle*gmail.com (0121 777 1288)
Sat 12 Border Marches EMF Workshop for singers (Graham Coatman)
18-20 Alston Hall recorder playing weekend (Ruth Burbidge) www.alstonhall.com
29-3 Chalemie Easter School at Oxford
31-7 Hayes Conference Centre Easter recorder course www.recordersforall.co.uk
APRIL 2016
Sat 2 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
2-9 Ascot Easter Early Music Course www.easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk
Sat 16 Midlands EMF Schein for singer and players (Peter Syrus) caitlin*engineer.com
Sat 16 North West EMF Handel & Bononcini (David Vickers)
16-17 Southern EMF Headcorn , Kent. Weekend workshop on Monteverdi Vespers. More details later (Philip Thorby) jennyfrost*waitrose.com
MAY 2016
Sat 7 Border Marches EMF Music of the Chapel Royal (Huw Williams)
Sat 14 Thames Valley EMF/EEMF Waltham Abbey (Philip Thorby)
Sat 14 North West EMF Music from the golden age of Spain (Clive Walkley)
JUNE 2016
Sun 11 Border Marches EMF workshop. Dialogues of Sorrow - music for the death of Prince Henry (Gabriel Crouch)
Sun 18 North West EMF Clemens non Papa (Stephen Rice)
Sat 25 Thames Valley EMF David Allinson (TBC nearer the date)
DECEMBER 2016
Sun 11 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (James Weeks) secretary*tvemf.org
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