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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
FEBRUARY
Sat 6 Southern EMF Moulsecoomb nr. Brighton Consort day
12-14 London. Tallis Festival (rehearsals and concert) details later
Sat 13 Midlands EMF Barnt Green. Choral music from C18 Rome for singers & continuo (Peter Leech) n.trusselle*gmail.com (0121 777 1288)
Sun 14 London, Kings Place, 4pm. The French Dancing Masters – a practical workshop on baroque dance for all ages exploring some of the basic dances from the French Courts, with music by Leclair and Rebel (Mary Collins and Florilegium)
Mon 15 London. Renaissance Singers evening workshop (Will Dawes) FULL
15-18 Benslow Music Trust. Classical Chamber Music (Ensemble DeNote)
19-21 Birmingham. Polychoral weekend for all competent singers and players of Renaissance instruments (viols, recorders, reedcap instruments, lutes, cornetts and sackbuts) A. and G. Gabrieli, Hassler, Hieronymus and Jacob Praetorius, and Philipp Dulichius (Roger Wilkes) (01565 872650) mostlymusic*ntinternet.com
Sat 20 North West EMF Cilcain. Libera nos…libera me (Peter Syrus)
25-28 West Dean. English Art Song 1600-2000 (Evelyn Tubb, Michael Fields, accompanist Clive Pollard)
26-28 Hawkwood College. Viol consorts (Jane Francis and David Hatcher)
Sat 27 North East EMF Horsforth. Dance workshop (Ann & Paul Kent)
Sat 27 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sat 27 Eastern EMF Cambridge. Carissimi: Missa L’homme armé for singers and instruments plus a cappella works by Josquin, Guerrero and Palestrina (Philip Cave) (01480 493573) RobtNJohnson*aol.com
Sun 28 Thames Valley EMF Burnham. Renaissance playing and singing day (David Fletcher) david*tvemf.org
28 - 5 Andrew van der Beek. Singing in Castara, Tobago (Justin Doyle)
MARCH
4-6 Hawkwood College. Dowland (Emma Kirkby and David Miller)
Sat 5 Southern EMF Bosham. Josquin and Lassus for voices & instruments (David Hatcher)
Sat 5 North West EMF Music for Lent & Passiontide (Roger Wilkes)
11-13 West Dean. Intermediate recorder consorts (Helen Hooker)
Sat 12 Midlands EMF Warwick. De Rore & Jacquet for singers (Stephen Rice) hholt*mac.com (0121 384 7751)
Sat 12 Border Marches EMF Workshop for singers. Capilla Flamenca – music of the Flemish Chapel in the royal Spanish court (Graham Coatman)
17 /18-20Benslow Music Trust. Lutefest in association with the Lute Society
18-20 Alston Hall recorder playing weekend (Ruth Burbidge) www.alstonhall.com
Sat 19 Thames Valley EMF Chiswick. Purcell for voices & instruments (Peter Holman)
Sat 19 South West EMF West Bay. The Munich court at the time of Orlando Lassus (c.1560-90) (Nancy Hadden)
Sun 20 North East EMF York. Richafort: Missa pro Defunctis (David Hatcher)
26-29 Knuston Hall. Renaissance Music at Easter (Peter Syrus, Alison Crum & Roy Marks)
29-3 Headington School, Oxford. Chalemie Easter School of Early Music, Dance, Period Costume and Commedia (Barry Grantham, Matthew Spring, Sara Stowe, Katie Hodges, Bill Tuck, Barbara Segal, Tim Bayley etc)
31-7 Swanwick, Hayes Conference Centre. Easter recorder course www.recordersforall.org.uk (01752 481193) jan.epps57*gmail.com
APRIL
Sat 2 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
2-3 Lincoln. Society of Recorder Players National Festival www.srp.org.uk
Sun 3 North East EMF performing day out at Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland
3-9 Ascot Easter Early Music Course for renaissance wind instruments, recorders & viols (Philip Thorby, Marion Scott, Emma Murphy, Asako Morikawa, Alison Kinder, David Hatcher, Tom Beets) www.easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk
3-8 Andrew van der Beek. Corsham voice workshop (Ghislaine Morgan)
4-10 Benslow Music Trust baroque opera: Venus & Adonis
6-10 Liturgical Music Courses Chichester Cathedral. Under the direction of Alistair Dixon the course participants will sing Evensong in the Cathedral on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and on Sunday 10 April will sing the three services of Mattins, Eucharist and Evensong. The first rehearsal will be on Wednesday afternoon and the repertoire will include music by Tallis, Gibbons, Mundy, Parsley, Capillas, Stanford, Lobo and Widor. Students and young adults may apply for a bursary to attend this course.
Sat 9 York University. The Informed Musician – exploring how to perform JS Bach’s St John Passion (Robert Hollingworth) www.york.ac.uk/business/cpd/courses/musician
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 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 (tbc) baroque chamber music day
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)
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
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)
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, Faculty of Music. Digital restoration open day
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)
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
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 workshop for singers TBC (David Allinson)
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)
Sun 12 South West EMF 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. Small scale event for voices & instruments TBC
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)
JULY
3-10 Triora Musica. Suora Anonima - Renaissance Polyphony from an Italian convent, for women singers (Laurie Strass & Deborah Roberts)
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 House. Workshop for voices & instruments (Patrick Allies) treasurer*tvemf.org
Sat 16 Midlands EMF for singers (David Allinson) n.trusselle*gmail.com (0121 777 1288)
17-23 CHANGE OF DATE 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 16th & 17th 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, broth of Bonnie Prince Charlie (Peter Leech)
30-6 Durham. NORVIS XLV. Classes for recorder, viol, lute, harpsichord, solo singing and baroque strings for students of all ages and experience. Wide variety of ensemble work, including choir and baroque orchestra: concerts and lecture-recitals. Generous bursaries available enquiries*norvis.org.uk (01652 678230) www.norvis.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)
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)
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
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 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. Workshop TBC
Sat 17 Border Marches EMF (Justin Doyle)
Sat 24 Midlands EMF workshop for voices & instruments (Graham O’Reilly)
OCTOBER 16-23 Gozo. Run by Singers skills-based workshop (Deborah Roberts & Ghislane Morgan)
26-30 Venice. Run by Singers (Colin Durrant)
Sat 29 Southern EMF Peerson day TBC (Robert Hollingsworth)
NOVEMBER
Sat 12 Midlands EMF Martin Peerson - Grave Chamber Musique of 1630 (Richard Rastall et al)
25-27 Hawkwood College. Recorder weekend (Piers Adams)
DECEMBER
Sun 11 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (James Weeks) secretary*tvemf.org
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