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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
12-14 Greenwich Early Music Festival
Sat 14 Midlands EMF Andrea Gabrieli for voices and instruments (Philip Thorby) mashley256*
Sat 14 North East EMF Leeds. Baroque chamber music workshop (Amélie Addison & Mary Tyers)
Sat 14 Southern EMF Challock. Senfl & his contemporaries for singers & instrumentalists (Kathleen Berg)
Sun 15 Midlands EMF masterclass for preformed groups (Philip Thorby) mashley256*
Tues 17 Kingston, The Canbury Arms. Polyphony Down the Pub
Thur 19 Oxford, Christ Church. Study day on Music in Print and Manuscript katherine.butler*
20-22 Benslow Music Trust. Consorting viols
Sun 22 Border Marches EMF Eardisland. Music by the G Gabrieli for instrumentalists (Alison Kinder)
Mon 23 London, Upstairs at The Horse & Stables, 122-4 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7RW from 7pm
27-29 Hawkwood College. Recorder consorts (Piers Adams)
Sat 28 North West EMF Venetian polychoral music (Jamie Savan)
Sat 28 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sun 29 Bourne End nr. Maidenhead. Thames Valley Baroque Workshop. A Cornucopia of Christmas Concerti by Manfredini, Pez, Torelli and possibly Corelli (Michael Sanderson) (01628 621367) nherdson*
4-6 Knuston Hall. Lassus (Peter Syrus)
Sat 5 Midlands EMF Leamington Spa. Messiah & Mince Pies (Steve Davis) sue.peters* (0121 453 2898)
Sun 6 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Music for the Christmas season with a pastoral theme, for voices & instruments (Philip Thorby) secretary*
Sat 12 North East EMF York. Puer Natus in Bethlehem (Alison Kinder)
Mon 14 London, Upstairs at The Horse & Stables, 122-4 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7RW from 7pm
28 -2 Andrew van der Beek Corsham Winter School (Greg Skidmore)
7 /8-10 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque chamber music (Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Alastair Ross, Stephen Preston, Kate Latham)
8-10 West Dean. Viol consort music (Alison Crum)
Sat 9 London, Wigmore Hall. Come & sing early Italian music (Isabelle Adams)
Sat 16 Midlands EMF Halesowen. Sacred music by Gesualdo and others (Robert Hollingworth) jonathan-spencer* or 0121 602 6058
Sat 16 Llandrindod Wells. The Sacred Music of Antonio Lotti, for singers (Ben Byram-Wigfield) (01597 822920) jillclay37*
Sat 16 Hoole. Madrigals for voices & instruments (Roger Wilkes) mostlymusic*
18-21 Benslow Music Trust. Consorting viols (Alison Crum, Roy Marks)
Sat 23 North West EMF Westhoughton, Lancs. Madrigals for Spring (Martin Westhorp)
25-27 Benslow Music Trust. From Piano to Harpsichord, offering pianists the opportunity to try out the harpsichord (Jane Chapman)
Sat 30 Thames Valley EMF Ickenham. The Byrd-Tomkins Relationship (Stephen Jones) michaelbloom1*
Sat 30 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sat 30 South West EMF Monteverdi & Josquin
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* (0121 777 1288)
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) (Roger Wilkes) (01565 872650) mostlymusic*
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)
Sat 27 North East EMF Horsforth. Dance workshop (Ann & Paul Kent)
Sat 27 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sun 28 Thames Valley EMF Burnham. Renaissance playing and singing day (David Fletcher) david*
28 - 5 Andrew van der Beek. Singing in Castara, Tobago (Justin Doyle)
MARCH 2016
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* (0121 384 7751)
Sat 12 Border Marches EMF Workshop for singers (Graham Coatman)
17 /18-20Benslow Music Trust. Lutefest in association with the Lute Society
18-20 Alston Hall recorder playing weekend (Ruth Burbidge)
Sat 19 Thames Valley EMF Chiswick. Purcell for voices & instruments (Peter Holman)
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 (01752 481193) jan.epps57*
APRIL 2016
Sat 2 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
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)
3-8 Andrew van der Beek. Corsham voice workshop (Ghislaine Morgan)
4-10 Benslow Music Trust baroque opera: Venus & Adonis
Sat 16 Midlands EMF Schein for singer and players (Peter Syrus) caitlin*
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*
17-22 Andrew van der Beek. Singing in Venice (Robert Hollingworth)
Sat 23 Benslow Music Trust. Practical harpsichord tuning workshop (Andrew Wooderson)
Sun 24 Thames Valley EMF/Baroque Week. Burnham (tbc) baroque chamber music day
25-28 Benslow Music Trust. Gregorian chant for all (John Rowlands-Pritchard)
MAY 2016
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 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)
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 North West EMF Music from the golden age of Spain (Clive Walkley)
Sa 21 Midlands EMF Leamington Spa. Baroque Band – Handel’s Concerti Grossi for strings, oboes and bassoons (A= 415) (David Hatcher) sheilakoch*
JUNE 2016
5-12 Triora Musica Baroque strings for baroque & modern strings (Julia Bishop)
Sat 11 Midlands EMF 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)
13-16 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque string orchestra (Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Alastair Ross)
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)
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 2016
3-10 Triora Musica. Suora Anonima - Renaissance Polyphony from an Italian convent, for women singers (Laurie Strass & Deborah Roberts)
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*
Sat 16 Midlands EMF for singers (David Allinson) n.trusselle* (0121 777 1288)
24-30 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) earlymusic*
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* (01652 678230)
7-14 Queetp:// n Anne’s School, Caversham. The Baroque Week (Theresa Caudle, Ann Allen, Clare Beesley, Christopher Bucknall and Jane Francis mail*
14-20 Andrew van der Beek. England. Monteverdi: 1610 Vespers (JanJoost van Elsburg)
26-28 Cheltenham, Dean Close School. Summer Recorder Festival (01752 481193) jan.epps57*
2-4 Bolton Castle. Medieval Music in the Dales 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*
Sat 17 Thames Valley EMF Ickenham. 1535 - a year in the life of Pierre Attaingnant, for voices & instruments (Peter Syrus) jeffgill9160*
Sat 12 Midlands EMF Martin Peerson - Grave Chamber Musique of 1630 (Richard Rastall et al)
Sun 11 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (James Weeks) secretary*
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