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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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 12 St George’s cathedral in Southwark. Biber: Dixit Dominus ŕ 32 and Magnificat ŕ 32 for singers accompanied by the Von Bibern Players, ending with a run-through (Philip Thorby) www.academyofsaintcecilia.com
Sun 13 Headcorn village hall, Kent. Baroque style workshops for amateurs, students and pro players. Opportunities for soloists and ripienists. A=440 (Judy Tarling) judytarling*btinternet.com www.judytarling.com
13-18 Benslow Music Trust. International viol summer school (Alison Crum, Ibi Aziz, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland)
20-24 Lythe, N. Yorkshire. Chamber music course on instruments and playing styles of the eighteenth century for clarinets and piano (John Irving and Jane Booth) admin*denote.org.uk (07548 748455)
21-26 Staffs. International Rameau Summer School (conservatoire level) www.rameauschool.wordpress.com info*rameauschool.eu
Thur 24 Oxford, West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Rd OX2 0BT, 12-6pm. Baroque string workshop A=440 (Julia Bishop) (07521 897422)
Sat 26 Benslow Music Trust. Early Music singing day (Catherine Bott)
Sat 26 London, Royal College of Music, 2pm. Proms Plus Sing extracts from Bach: St John Passion
26-2 Durham. Norvis XLIV summer school for early music (Alan Davis, Elizabeth Dodd, Duncan Druce, Martin Eastwell, Andrew Fowler, Clare Griffel, Manfred Harras, Laura Hird, Alison Kinder, Stewart McCoy, Susanna Pell, Jacqui Robertson-Wade, Jane Rumney, Mary Tyers, Ralph Woodward) norvis.org.uk enquiries*norvis.org.uk
26-2 Dartington week 1
27-29 Hawkwood College. Dowland for a few singers (Emma Kirkby)
27-2 Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire. Beauchamp House renaissance music week for singers and appropriate instrumentalists. Vespers of the Five Laudate (Philip Thorby, David Hatcher, Clifford Bartlett) earlymusic*gamusic.co.uk
27-3 Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society summer school
AUGUST
3-10 Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools Early Music baroque summer school. Purcell’s legacy
3-13 Georgia. Folk and sacred music of Georgia (Malkhaz Erkvanidze & the Sakhioba Ensemble) www.sakhioba.ge email Sakhioba*mail.com
8-11 Benslow Music Trust. Summer Madrigal and Partsong School (Simon Wallfisch)
Sat 9 London, St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Holborn Viaduct EC1A 2DQ, 10.30 – 4.30. Byrd’s Great service – an all-day choral workshop exploring Byrd’s masterpiece with Orlando Chamber Choir and James Weeks, director. Good sight-reading skills are a pre-requisite. Advance booking only from 01223 247 027 or www.orlandochoir.org.uk
9-16 Ardingly. 37th Baroque week summer school. Mainly A-415 but some playing at A=440 and A=392. This year’s theme is the music of the court of Frederick the Great. (Peter Collier, Theresa Caudle, Jane Francis, Clare Beesley, Peter Lea-Cox, Marian Scott) www.baroque-week.org.uk PCollier*baroque-week.org.uk (0161 281 2502)
10-16 Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools Early Music renaissance summer school. Musica Transalpina
10-17 Run by Singers Assisi Summer School
12-17 Headington Oxford. Chalemie Summer School of Renaissance instrumental music & singing
14-23 Varaždin, Croatia. Aestas Musica Summer School (baroque) (Rachel Brown etc) aestasmusica.com/index.htm
16-23 Irish recorder & viol course www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org info*irishrecorderandviolcourse.org
17-23 Andrew van der Beek. Trogir (Dalmatian coast) music week for singers (Justin Doyle)
17-24 Higham Hall, nr Cockermouth, Cumbria, UK Early Music Summer School mainly for singers, viols & recorders (Roger Wilkes, Deborah Catterall, Elizabeth Dodd, Philip Gruar, Hugh Cherry) www.highamhall.com/course/m2421-early-music-summer-school
18-21 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque on modern instruments (Lucy Russell & friends)
18-22 Scarborough. HISS - Historically Informed Summer School www.hiss.org.uk
Thur 21 Oxford, West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Rd OX2 0BT, 12-6pm. Baroque string workshop A=440 (Julia Bishop) (07521 897422) julia*redpriest.com
29-31 Hawkwood College. Monteverdi Third Book of Madrigals for singers (sometimes one-to-a-part) (James Weeks)
29-31 Cheltenham Recorder Festival www.cheltenhamrecorderfestival.org.uk
31-3 Benslow Music Trust. Purcell verse anthems (William Carslake, Theresa Caudle)
SEPTEMBER
5-7 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque (Theresa Caudle, Alastair Ross)
Sat 6 Thames Valley EMF London, St James, Sussex Gardens, W2 3UD(close to Paddington & Lancaster Gate tube). Canons and Catches by Lobo, Mouton, Byrd, Palestrina, Valls, Purcell etc, for singers (Justin Doyle) d.e.butler*ntlworld.com
Sat 6 London, Royal College of Music, 1.30-3.30. Proms Plus Sing excerpts from Bach: St Matthew Passion
Sun 7 Headcorn village hall, Kent. Baroque string workshops for amateurs, students and pro players. Opportunities for soloists and ripienists. A=440 (Judy Tarling) judytarling*btinternet.com www.judytarling.com
7-8 Strathclyde University. Voices & Books 1500-1800 workshop research.ncl.ac.uk/voicesandbooks/aboutourproject
8-14 Andrew van der Beek Jimena de la Frontera (Eamonn Dougan)
14-20 Andrew van der Beek Jimena de la Frontera - small invited group (Robert Hollingworth)
12-14 Hertfordshire. Rondo Viol Academy (elementary & pre-formed consorts) (Alison Kinder & Jacqui Robertson-Wade)
Sat 13 London, St Mary’s Church, Battersea Church Rd SW11 3NA. Platinum Consort Consort workshop. Byrd, Gibbons, Blow, Tallis
Sat 13 North West EMF Liverpool. Plainchant (Philip Duffy)
Sat 13 North East EMF Skipton. Tallis and Striggio 40 part (Graham Coatman)
Thur 18 Oxford, West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Rd OX2 0BT, 12-6pm. Baroque string workshop A=440 (Julia Bishop) (07521 897422) julia*redpriest.com
18-14 Andrew van der Beek Jimena de la Frontera music week for singers (Eamonn Dougan)
19-21 St Catharine’s College Cambridge liturgy weekend for singers. Missa ‘Ecce Quam Bonum’ by Clemens non Papa [1510-1557]and motet ‘Laboravi in gemitu’ by Morley/ Rogier (Edward Wickham) neiled11*btinternet.com
Sat 20 Southern EMF Clapham and Patching village hall nr Worthing. Italian madrigals by Marenzio, Wert, Rore, Monteverdi in the style of the intermedi, for voices & loud & soft insts (Deborah Roberts). Early booking advised.
Sat 20 South West EMF West Bay. English Madrigals (Mike Bailey)
26-28 Farncombe Estate. Recorder, voices & viols (Andrew Collis)
Sat 27 Eastern EMF Elsworth, Cambridge. Scenes from Purcell including the Frost Scene from King Arthur, and substantial chunks of Dioclesian. For singers and baroque orchestra A=415 (Peter Holman)
Sat 27 Midlands EMF Leicester. Verse anthems for singers & players (Bill Hunt) jonathan.spencer*blueyonder.co.uk (0121 602 6058)
Sat 27 South West EMF Cheddar. Baroque chamber music playing day
Sat 27 Border Marches EMF Angels - music for Michaelmas - for singers
OCTOBER
Sat 4 Thames Valley EMF Headington, Oxford. The Monteverdi Influence, for singers. Schutz, Schein, Carissimi & Purcell (Robert Hollingworth) catherine*thelorigans.demon.co.uk (0118 948 3307)
Sat 4 Midlands EMF Leamington Spa. Baroque band - Lully & Scarlatti (Theresa Caudle)
Sat 11 North West EMF Renaissance choral music from Spain & the New World - Ribera & Padilla (Clive Walkley)
Thur 16 Oxford, West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Rd OX2 0BT, 12-6pm. Baroque string workshop A=440 (Julia Bishop) (07521 897422) julia*redpriest.com
Sat 18 South West EMF Michael Praetorius: Musae Sioniae for singers, strings & wind (David Davies)
Sun 19 Bourne End Community Centre, SL8 5SX. Thames Valley Baroque Workshops. Italian Baroque – Vivaldi for Oboe and Bassoon, Corelli and Viviani with a trumpeter from the Royal Academy of Music. The application form will be coming out in September. Please let me know if you want to be on the Mailing List. nherdson*btinternet.com (01628 621367)
Sun 19 Headcorn village hall, Kent. Baroque string workshops for amateurs, students and pro players. Opportunities for soloists and ripienists. A=440 (Judy Tarling) judytarling*btinternet.com www.judytarling.com
24-26 Marcham, nr. Oxford. Early Dance festival www.earlydancecircle.co.uk
30-3 Run by Singers. The Glory of Venice
NOVEMBER
7-9 Derbyshire. Rondo Viol Academy (intermediate & upper intermediate) (Alison Kinder & Jacqui Robertson-Wade)
Sat 8 Burnham. Baroque chamber music day (Victoria Helby) secretary*tvemf.org
10-11 London, British Library. Voices & Books 1500-1800 workshop research.ncl.ac.uk/voicesandbooks/aboutourproject
13-15 Greenwich Early Music Festival
Sat 15 Midlands EMF Selly Oak. Purcell for singers & players (Steven Devine) (0121 777 1288) n.trusselle*gmail.com
21-23 Benslow Music Trust. Viol consorts (Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Ibi Aziz, Peter Wendland)
Sat 22 South West EMF Music for St Cecilia’s day (Nancy Hadden)
Sat 22 North West EMF Knutsford. Early music for Advent & Christmas (Roger Wilkes)
Sun 23 Headcorn village hall, Kent. Baroque string workshops for amateurs, students and pro players. Opportunities for soloists and ripienists. A=440 (Judy Tarling) judytarling*btinternet.com www.judytarling.com
Sun 23 Border Marches EMF Leominster. Corelli for instrumentalists (Pam Smith)
Mon 24 London, St Mary’s Church, Battersea Church Rd SW11 3NA. Platinum Consort Consort workshop. Victoria: Officium Defunctorum a6
Sat 29 Border Marches EMF Corelli for instrumentalists (Pam Smith)
DECEMBER
Sun 14 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas in Rome for singers & instruments David Allinson) secretary*tvemf.org
JANUARY 2015
10 Midlands EMF New Year Revels (David Hatcher)
Sat 17 Thames Valley EMF Ickenham URC. Hieronymus Praetorius for singers & instruments (Patrick Allies) treasurer*tvemf.org (020 8346 4759)
Sat 17 Midlands EMF New Year Revels (David Hatcher)
FEBRUARY 2015
Sat 7 Midlands EMF Polychoral music for voices, viols & recorders (Eileen Silcocks)
20-22 Benslow Music Trust Choral Trail - from Purcell and Bach to Britten (Julian Williamson)
Sat 28 Thames Valley EMF Burnham. Renaissance playing/singing day (David Fletcher) david*tvemf.org
MARCH 2015
Sat 14 Headington, Oxford. Thames Valley EMF Byrd Great Service (part) for singers (John Milsom) n.wilson-smith*ntlworld.com
MAY 2015
16-24 Grado (between Venice and Trieste) Academy Week for singers. Kwallace*reedsmith.com (020 3116 3624)
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