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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
APRIL
Wed 13 London, City of London Girls’ School, Barbican. BBC Singers workshop on Handel’s Saul (Mary King)
Sat 16 Midlands EMF Schein for singer and players (Peter Syrus) caitlin*engineer.com
Sat 16 North West EMF Handel & Bononcini (David Vickers)
Sat 16 South West EMF Thorverton nr Exeter. Lamentations by Brumel and Tallis for voices, strings & soft wind instruments (Robert Harre-Jones)
16-17 Southern EMF Headcorn, Kent. Weekend workshop on Monteverdi Vespers. More details later (Philip Thorby) jennyfrost*waitrose.com FULL
17-22 Andrew van der Beek. Singing in Venice (Robert Hollingworth)
Mon 18 London. Renaissance Singers evening workshop. Out of the Shadows of Josquin (Stephen Rice)
Sat 23 Benslow Music Trust. Practical harpsichord tuning workshop (Andrew Wooderson)
Sun 24 Thames Valley EMF/Baroque Week. Burnham baroque chamber music day (Peter Collier) (0161 281 2502) p.b.collier*googlemail.com
Sun 24 North East EMF performing day out at Temple Newsam near Leeds
25-28 Benslow Music Trust. Gregorian chant for all (John Rowlands-Pritchard)
Sat 30 Border Marches EMF workshop on Schein and Scheidt for strings & recorders (Andrew Collis)
Sat 30 Romford. Rehearsal and concert of music by Byrd, Tallis, Viadana, Arcadelt, Pitoni and others. Experienced singers wanted to sing with St Mary's Singers. Email James Reed jnmr84094*gmail.com for details.
30-2 Sherborne. Weekend workshop on Frescobaldi: Missa sopra l'aria della Monica etc for singers and players of cornetts, sackbuts & continuo (Gawain Glenton & Uri Smilansky) info*sherborneearlymusic.com
MAY
5-9 Lyme Regis. Trio sonata workshop for recorders, viols & harpsichords (Saskia Coolen & Erik Beijer www.recordercourseslyme.com
6-8 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque performance on modern stringed instruments (Judy Tarling)
6-8 Benslow Music Trust. Preludes & Fugues: a harpsichord course (Penelope Cave)
Sat 7 Border Marches EMF Leominster. Music of the Chapel Royal (Huw Williams)
Sat 7 North East EMF Huddersfield. Handel: The ways of Zion do Mourn for singers & orchestra (A=415) (George Kennaway)
13-15 Benslow Music Trust. Voices & Viols (Alison Crum & Peter Syrus)
13-15 Benslow Music Trust. West Gallery Music (Francis Roads)
8-15 Avila, Spain. Run by Singers (David Allinson)
Sat 14 Thames Valley EMF/EEMF Waltham Abbey. Music for a Bavarian Wedding by Striggio, Padovano and Lechner, for voices & instruments (Philip Thorby)
Sat 14 Oxford, St Peter's College Chapel, New Inn Hall Street, OX1 2DL, 2.30-5.30. Workshop on Tallis' forty-part motet, Spem in alium (Jeremy Summerly) Email info*oemf.co.uk to reserve your place
Sat 14 Cambridge Festival of the Voice, 10.30-12.30. Understanding the Conductus info*CambridgeEarlyMusic.org
Sat 14 North West EMF Music from the golden age of Spain (Clive Walkley)
14-15 Oxford, Faculty of Music, St Aldate’s OX1 1DB. Digitally reconstructing manuscripts open weekend (Sat 10.30-1pm, Sun 1.30-4.30) Drop in to meet volunteer restorers, try your hand at digital reconstruction, hear performances by viol consorts and choirs of the music that Sadler copied, and even have a go at singing from the reconstructed manuscript pages. A schedule of talks and performances will soon be available at: www.tudorpartbooks.ac.uk/newsevents
Sun 15 London, Westminster School (Manoukian Music Centre) 10.30am. Handel workshop on selected choruses from Messiah and Israel in Egypt (Robert Howarth) 020 7222 1061 www.lfbm.org.uk
Sun 15 Oxford, Christ Church College Music Room, St Aldate's, OX1 1DP, 4 to 6.30. John Milsom leads an introductory workshop on singing from Renaissance manuscripts. In conjunction with the Tudor Partbooks Open Weekend. Email info*oemf.co.uk to reserve your place
Sat 21 Midlands EMF Leamington Spa. Baroque Band – Handel’s Concerti Grossi for strings, oboes and bassoons (A= 415) (David Hatcher) sheilakoch*tiscali.co.uk
Sat 28 Southern EMF Canterbury. Workshop for singers “O Sacrum Convivium” – motets for Corpus Christi (David Allinson) richard.j.whitehouse*btopenworld.com
28-29 Sherborne Early Music - So That’s Early Music? An introductory weekend workshop which aims to give a musical overview of 1000 years ranging from early chant to 14th/15th century (Uri Smilansky) (repeated on 9-10th July) www.sherborneearlymusic.com info*sherborneearlymusic.com
29-6 Ljubljana. Run by Singers (Nigel Perrin)
JUNE
5-12 Triora Musica Baroque strings for baroque & modern strings (Julia Bishop)
8-12 Brielle. Run by Singers (Jeremy Jackman)
Sat 11 Midlands EMF Polychoral workshop for voices, viols and recorders (Eileen Silcocks)
Sat 11 Border Marches EMF workshop. Dialogues of Sorrow - music for the death of Prince Henry (Gabriel Crouch)
Sat 11 North East EMF Newcastle. Music for Spanish Vespers for singers & instrumentalists (Peter Syrus)
Sat 11 London, St Mary's Church, Battersea Church Road SW11 3NA. Platinum Consort Consort workshop. Padilla: Missa Ego Flos Campi a8
Sun 12 South West EMF Gloucester. Dialogues of Sorrow - music for the death of Prince Henry (Gabriel Crouch)
12-19 Burgos Run by Singers (David Skinner)
13-16 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque string orchestra (Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Alastair Ross)
15-19 Burgos. Run by Singers (David Skinner)
Sat 18 North West EMF Clemens non Papa (Stephen Rice)
19-25 Andrew van der Beek. Monteconero music party for invited singers (Eamonn Dougan)
Sat 25 Thames Valley EMF Ickenham. Workshop for singers (David Allinson)
Sat 25 Southern EMF Easebourne Priory nr. Midhurst. Workshop for voices and instruments on music from the 30 Years War (Gawain Glenton) mary*sussexknights.uk
25-3 Triora Musica. Early Opera. Francesca Caccini: La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola di Alcina
26-2 Andrew van der Beek. Music at Monteconero (Patrick Craig)
Wed 29 London, British Library, Foyle Room. Study day: Musicians, publishers and pirates of the mid-Baroque. Entry free but please reserve a place by emailing Laura.VenturaNieto.2012*live.rhul.ac.uk.
JULY
Sat 2 North East EMF Nurnthorpe York. Glees and Catches for singers and instrumentalists (Chris Price)
3-10 Triora Musica. Suora Anonima - Renaissance Polyphony from an Italian convent, for women singers (Laurie Strass & Deborah Roberts)
9-10 Sherborne Early Music - So That’s Early Music? An introductory weekend workshop which aims to give a musical overview of 1000 years ranging from early chant to 14th/15th century (Uri Smilansky) (repeat) www.sherborneearlymusic.com info*sherborneearlymusic.com
10-13 Hawkwood College. Madrigals and motets (Andrew Griffiths)
10-15 Benslow Music Trust. International viol summer school (Alison Crum, Ibi Aziz, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland)
Sat 16 Thames Valley EMF Oxford Quaker Meeting Room. Monteverdi/Gombert for voices and instruments (Patrick Allies) treasurer*tvemf.org
Sat 16 Midlands EMF for singers (David Allinson) n.trusselle*gmail.com (0121 777 1288)
17-23 Wilderness Centre, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire. Beauchamp Early Music Week for singers, cornetts, sackbuts, curtals, recorders, strings etc. Celebrate Christmas - in July! A feast of music from Advent to Epiphany by th th 16 & 17 C composers from all over Europe, to include Schütz: Christmas Story. The course will end with a “Banchetto Musicale” - Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, punctuated by Christmas songs & instrumental music (Philip Thorby & David Hatcher) (01989 218432/01452 668592) www.gamusic.co.uk earlymusic*gamusic.co.uk
Sat 23 South West EMF Corsham. Vocal music from the court of Cardinal Henry Benedict Stuart, brother of Bonnie Prince Charlie (Peter Leech)
30-6 Durham. NORVIS XLVI. Classes for recorder, viol, lute, harpsichord, singing and baroque strings (new tutor this year: Oliver Webber) for participants of all ages and experience, tutored by leading early music performers. Wide variety of ensemble work, including choir and baroque orchestra: concerts and lecture-recitals. Generous bursaries available. enquiries*norvis.org.uk tel Harriet Gilfillan 07736 108771 www.norvis.org.uk
30-6 Beverley. Recorder Summer School www.recordersummerschool.org.uk 31-7 Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools Early Music Summer School, Jesus College. The Spanish Baroque World: Spain, Naples and the Netherlands. Peter Holman, Judy Tarling, Mark Caudle, Gail Hennessy, Philip Thorby)
AUGUST
7-13 Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools Early Music Summer School, Jesus College. Los Reyes Catolicos: Music from the Courts and Chapels of sixteenth-century Spain (Philip Thorby, David Hatcher, Emma Murphy, Lynda Sayce, Frances Eustace)
7-14 Queen Anne’s School, Caversham. The Baroque Week (Theresa Caudle, Ann Allen, Clare Beesley, Christopher Bucknall and Jane Francis mail*jillcaudle.org.uk www.baroque-week.org.uk
7-14 Assisi. Run by Singers (David Skinner)
7-14 Clitheroe. Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society summer school for musicians and dancers www.dhds.org.uk
13-20 Irish Recorder and Viol course (Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip Thorby) www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org
14-20 Ludlow. Andrew van der Beek. Monteverdi: 1610 Vespers (JanJoost van Elsburg)
15-19 Scarborough. HISS Historically Informed Summer School www.hiss.org.uk hissenquiries*gmail.com
16-20 Avila, Spain. Tallis Scholars summer school info*zenobiamusica.com zenobiamusica.com/tssc2016en
21-28 Dresden. Run by Singers (Jeremy Jackman)
26-28 Cheltenham, Dean Close School. Summer Recorder Festival www.recordersforall.org.uk (01752 481193) jan.epps57*gmail.com
27-3 La Maison Verte. 600 years of choral music from the early renaissance to the present day (Will Dawes and Francis Steele)
SEPTEMBER
2-4 Bolton Castle. Medieval Music in the Dales www.medievalminstrels.com/MMITD.php medievalmusicinthedales*gmail.com
3-11 Triora Musica. Renaissance Polyphony – Palestrina & the Roman School for experienced choir singers (Deborah Roberts)
4-9 Andrew van der Beek. Trogir (Croatia) Music Week (Erik Van Nevel)
9-11 Cambridge choral liturgy weekend for singers neiled11*btinternet.com
Sat 10 South West EMF West Bay. Workshop based on Sir William Leighton’s The Teares and Lamentations of a Sorrowfull Soule (1614) for voices & instruments (Clare Griffel)
Sat 17 Thames Valley EMF Ickenham. 1535 - a year in the life of Pierre Attaingnant, for voices & instruments (Peter Syrus) jeffgill9160*waitrose.com
Sat 17 Southern EMF Clapham and Patching, W.Sussex. Workshop for voices and instruments on the music of Cererols (Deborah Roberts) patstewart.semf*watermusic.me.uk
Sat 24 London, St Mary's Church, Battersea Church Road SW11 3NA. Platinum Consort Consort workshop. Thomas Tallis Spem In Alium
Sat 24 Border Marches EMF Stockenny (Justin Doyle)
Sat 24 Midlands EMF workshop for voices & instruments (Graham O’Reilly)
Sat 24 South West EMF baroque chamber music playing day
OCTOBER
Sat 15 London, St Mary's Church, Battersea Church Road SW11 3NA. Platinum Consort Consort workshop. Handel: excerpts from Israel in Egypt.
16-23 Gozo. Run by Singers skills-based workshop (Deborah Roberts & Ghislane Morgan)
22-23 Midlands EMF (Philip Thorby)
Sun 23 Border Marches EMF dance workshop (Ricardo Barros)
26-30 Venice. Run by Singers (Colin Durrant)
Sat 29 Southern EMF Peerson day (Robert Hollingsworth)
NOVEMBER
Sat 12 Midlands EMF Martin Peerson - Grave Chamber Musique of 1630 (Richard Rastall et al)
Sat 19 Border Marches EMF/SWEMF Gloucester workshop for voices & instruments (David Allinson)
25-27 Hawkwood College. Recorder weekend (Piers Adams)
DECEMBER
Sun 11 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (James Weeks) secretary*tvemf.org
JANUARY 2017
Sat 21 Thames Valley EMF Oxford. Workshop for singers (John Milsom)
FEBRUARY 2017
Sat 4 Southern EMF Purcell & his contemporaries for voices & instruments (tbc) (Stephen Devine & Kate Semmens)
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