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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
Sat 23 South West EMF Corsham. Vocal music from the court of Cardinal Henry Benedict Stuart, brother of Bonnie Prince Charlie (Peter Leech)
Sat 23 South West EMF Corsham. Two & three-choir canzonas/sonatas from Italy & Germany, for instruments (Dick Little)
23-28 Spain. Early Music Morella medieval and renaissance music course
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* tel Harriet Gilfillan 07736 108771
30-6 Beverley. Recorder Summer School
31-4 Lythe chamber music course admin*
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)
5-7 Benslow Music Trust. John Playford in the 21st C (Paul Hutchinson & Karen Wimshurst
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*
7-14 Assisi. Run by Singers (David Skinner)
7-14 Clitheroe. Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society summer school for musicians and dancers
Sat 13 Eastern EMF Medieval and early Russian Orthodox Church Music (Ivan Moody) fk240*
13-20 Irish Recorder and Viol course (Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip Thorby)
14-20 Ludlow. Andrew van der Beek. Monteverdi: 1610 Vespers (JanJoost van Elsburg)
15-18 Benslow Music Trust Baroque on Modern Instruments (Gail Hennessey etc)
15-18 Benslow Music Trust. Madrigal and part song summer school
15-18 Benslow Music Trust. Dancing in Restoration England
15-19 Scarborough. HISS Historically Informed Summer School hissenquiries*
16-20 Avila, Spain. Tallis Scholars summer school info*
Wed 17 Benslow Music Trust. Playford day
21-28 Dresden. Run by Singers (Jeremy Jackman)
22-24 London, Friends Meeting House, Winchmore Hill. London Baroque Flute Days
26-28 Cheltenham, Dean Close School. Summer Recorder Festival (01752 481193) jan.epps57*
27-3 La Maison Verte. 600 years of choral music from the early renaissance to the present day (Will Dawes and Francis Steele)
30-1 Benslow Music Trust. Exploring the earliest English piano repertoire (Penelope Cave)
2-4 Bolton Castle. Medieval Music in the Dales weekend of workshops and concerts medievalmusicinthedales*
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*
9-11 Jackdaws. Stylish baroque (Theresa Caudle, Alastair Ross)
9-11 Early Music in the Marches featuring the music of Viadana (David Hatcher & Robert Hollingworth) DiscoedEarlyMusic*
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)
11-15 Leiston Abbey, Suffolk. Pro Corda Conservatoire Baroque course for modern and historical woodwind, string and keyboard players. Pitches: A 415 and 440. Instrumental classes and chamber music. (Adrian Butterfield - violin, Sarah MacMahon - cello, James Johnstone – hpschd, Rachel Brown - flute and recorder)
13-6 /12 Morley College Morley Viols. A course for players interested in and seeking to improve their experience in playing consort music. Designed for viol players but also suitable for period string players with suitable equipment (Ibi Aziz)
13-6 /12 Morley College Morley Baroque Instruments. A course for proficient players of Baroque and Renaissance instruments to explore repertoire and performance style from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Join in any term, subject to audition (Ibi Aziz)
14-7 /12 Morley College Harpsichord A. Learn the techniques of harpsichord playing and interpretation of early music, including continuo playing. A mixed-level class for players with at least two years' experience on a keyboard instrument. There is one course running on Wednesdays and one on Fridays (Katarzyna Kowalik)
15-8 /12 Morley College Recorder Consorts Beginners/Intermediate. Learn the basics of recorder-playing: fingering, breathing, tonguing and basic musicianship. Both descant and treble recorder accommodated. Suitable for complete beginners. Please bring your own instrument (Peter Wendland)
15-8 /12 Morley College Morley Recorder Consorts. In consorts of up to seven players, you will develop ensemble skills and musicianship. Suitable for players with at least 2 years' experience on recorders. Students can join in any term (Peter Wendland)
16-18 Alfreton, Derbyshire. Rondo for elementary & pre-formed consorts (Alison Kinder, Jacqui Robertson-Wade
Sat 17 Thames Valley EMF Ickenham. 1535 - a year in the life of Pierre Attaingnant, for voices & instruments (Peter Syrus) jeffgill9160*
Sat 17 Southern EMF Clapham and Patching, W.Sussex. Workshop for voices and instruments on the music of Cererols (Deborah Roberts) patstewart.semf*
Sat 17 North West EMF Sale. Dido and Aeneas for voices & strings (A=44) (John Hancorn)
19-22 Benslow Music Trust. Sacred & secular music for voices & instruments by John Blow (William Carslake & Theresa Caudle)
19-22 Benslow Music Trust. Lute Song (Jacob Heringman & John Potter)
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. An exploration of Handel’s writing for chorus, for singers, strings, double reeds, kbd continuo & some recorders (Justin Doyle)
Sat 24 Midlands EMF Mikolaj Zielenski, the Gabrieli of Poland for voices & instruments (Graham O’Reilly)
Sat 24 South West EMF baroque chamber music playing day
Sat 24 North East EMF York. The lute song pre-Dowland (Jacob Heringman and Faye Newton)
7-10 Fort Belan. Voices and viols weekend (Ibi Aziz and Clare Wilkinson) fortbelanearlymusic*
Sat 8 Thames Valley EMF Ealing. Le Jeu de Robin by Adam de la Halle and associated music – a workshop for singers and medieval instruments (Sara Stowe) membershipsecretary*
14-17 Benslow Music Trust. Harpsichord accompaniment – figuring it out (Robin Bigwood)
Sat 15 London, St Mary's Church, Battersea Church Road SW11 3NA. Platinum Consort Consort workshop. Handel: excerpts from Israel in Egypt
Sat 15 Benslow Music Trust. Historical harpsichord day (Andrew Wooderson)
Sat 15 North West EMF Hoole. Polychoral tour of Europe for singers, viols & recorders (A=440) (Alison Kinder)
16-23 Gozo. Run by Singers skills-based workshop (Deborah Roberts & Ghislane Morgan)
18-20 /21Benslow Music Trust. Consorting viols (Alison Crum)
Sat 22 Midlands EMF large scale work for voices & instruments (Philip Thorby)
Sun 23 Midlands EMF baroque band (Philip Thorby)
Sun 23 Border Marches EMF dance workshop (Ricardo Barros)
26-30 Venice. Run by Singers (Colin Durrant)
28-31 Tomar, Portugal. 2016 Organological Congress. 5th International Scientific Meeting for Sound and Musical Instrument Studies
28-13 /11Brighton Early Music Festival
Sat 29 Southern EMF workshop (Robert Hollingsworth)
Sat 29 North East EMF Leeds. Lions of St Mark (Jamie Savan)
Sun 30 Benslow Music Trust. Natural horn day (Anneke Scott)
4-6 Theddingworth, Leics. Rondo for intermediate & upper intermediate (Alison Kinder, Jacqui Robertson-Wade)
Sat 5 North West EMF Didsbury. Music appropriate for bonfire day (Robert Hollingworth)
Sun 6 Thames Valley EMF Burnham. Baroque Chamber Music playing day (Victoria Helby) secretary*
10-12 Greenwich exhibition
Sat 12 Midlands EMF Martin Peerson - Grave Chamber Musique of 1630 (Robert Hollingworth & Richard Boothby)
Sat 19 Border Marches EMF/SWEMF Gloucester workshop for voices & instruments (David Allinson)
25-27 Hawkwood College. Recorder weekend (Piers Adams)
Sat 26 North West EMF Changing Chords (Morris Davies)
Sat 26 North East EMF Venue tba. Martin Peerson (c1572-1651)?, Grave Chamber Musique (Robert Hollingworth, Richard Boothby)
Sun 4 Bourne End nr. Maidenhead. Thames Valley Baroque Workshop. Choruses from `The Messiah`. String band, BC, oboes 1 and 2 needed nherdson*
Sat 10 Midlands EMF Charpentier Messe de Minuit (Jeffrey Skidmore)
Sat 10 North East EMF Christmas workshop (Emma Murphy)
Sun 11 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (James Weeks) secretary*
28-2 Andrew van der Beek winter school (Will Carslake)
Sat 14 Midlands EMF renaissance workshop for voices (David Allinson)
Sat 21 Thames Valley EMF Oxford. Workshop for singers (John Milsom) n.wilson-smith*
Sat 4 Southern EMF Purcell & his contemporaries for voices & instruments (Stephen Devine & Kate Semmens)
Sat 18 North West EMF (Alistair Dixon)
MARCH 2017
Sat 18 North West EMF Giovanni Gabrieli with AGM (Peter Syrus)
19-24 Andrew van der Beek (Ghislaine Morgan)
Sat 25 South West EMF West Bay workshop
APRIL 2017
Sat 22 Midlands EMF Monteverdi the Sacred Dramatist (Justin Doyle)
MAY 2017
13 North West EMF Morley Green. Medieval (Rachel Davies)
JUNE 2017
11-17 Andrew van der Beek Monteconero (JanJoost van Elsburg)
Sun 17 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (Philip Thorby) secretary*
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