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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
MAY
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 Isleworth Baroque study day to sing through scenes of Handel’s Semele (to be their production in December) www.isleworthbaroque.co.uk
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 Maidstone. Renaissance loud wind workshop (George Bartle & Nicholas Perry) tim.samuelson*btinternet.com
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
Sun 7 London, Imperial College & Holy Trinity Prince Consort Road, SW7. Exmoor Singers open choral workshop on Striggio: 40/60 part mass Ecco si beato giorno, Tallis: If ye love me, Fauré: Requiem alison.benbow*exmoorsingers.org www.exmoorsingers.org
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)
13-14 Thomas Choral Society Come and sing Messiah in aid of the Phoenix Fund which was set up after the terrible fire at Battersea Arts Centre. Rehearsals on 13th & 14th June followed by the performance at 7pm on 14th in the Church of the Ascension, Lavender Hill.
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)
Sat 27 North West EMF Chester. Portuguese Polyphony (David Allinson)
Sun 28 Border Marches EMF Ludlow. Le Choeur - chorus and choir in French baroque music, for singers (Gemma King)
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
Sun 5 London Wigmore Hall 3-6pm. Study afternoon. Claudio Monteverdi: a theologian, musicologist & philosopher meet!
Sun 5 North East EMF Leeds. Hildegard of Bingen (Vivien Ellis)
Sat 11 Thames Valley EMF Ickenham. Music from Spain and the New World for voices & instruments (Peter Syrus) jeffgill9160*waitrose.com
Sat 11 South West EMF Corsham, Wiltshire. Polychoral music by Hassler (Peter Leech)
Sat 11 Midlands EMF Rugby. Kerll: Missa in Fletu Solatium for singers & instruments (David Hatcher) n.trusselle*gmail.com
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. 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)
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
17-21 HISS Historically informed Summer School, Scarborough www.hiss.org.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
3-7 Flanders Run by Singers
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 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)
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)
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 17 London SW11Platinum Consort workshop. English renaissance madrigals
Sat 17 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)
22-25 Venice. Run by Singers (Colin Durrant)
23-25 Hawkwood College. Gesualdo 5th book of madrigals, for experienced singers (James Weeks)
Sun 25 North East EMF York. AGM & workshop (Andrew Griffiths)
NOVEMBER
Sat 7 South West EMF Gloucester. Hieronymus Praetorius workshop (Patrick Allies)
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)
Sun 15 Midlands EMF masterclass for preformed groups of players and/or singers (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)
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) secretary*tvemf.org
JANUARY 2016
Sat 16 Midlands EMF Halesowen (Robert Hollingworth )
FEBRUARY 2016
Sat 13 Midlands EMF Barnt Green. Choral music from C18 Rome (Peter Leech)
MARCH 2016
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)
29-3 Chalemie Easter School at Oxford
APRIL 2016
Sat 16 Midlands EMF Schein for singer and players Peter Syrus) caitlin*engineer.com
MAY 2016
Sun 7 Border Marches EMF Music of the Chapel Royal (Huw Williams)
Sun 14 North West EMF Spanish workshop (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)
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