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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gathering software.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
7-8 Sherborne Early Music Hurdy-Gurdy Weekend Workshop with Tobie Miller. Sherborne Girls School £140 (£90 for students) Opening Solo Recital: Friday March 6th, 7pm, Winstone's Bookshop. Tickets £12. More information:
Sat 7 North East EMF Vivaldi: Gloria (Christopher Roberts)
Sat 7 South West EMF Purcell & Monteverdi for voices & str (Tony Bevan & Venetia Caine)
Sat 7 Wigmore Hall Come and Sing: Early Opera – Purcell (Isabelle Adams)
Sat 7 Midlands EMF Warwick. Baroque workshop (A=415) (Martin Perkins)
7-9 Dorset Bach Cantata Club study weekend (non-residential) Bach: Cantatas 18,72 & 142
Sun 8 2-6pm Singing Workshop: Bach Cantatas led by Miriam Allan. St Peter's Church, Black Lion Lane, Hammersmith, London W6, enquiries*, full details on Petros Singers web site
20-22 Benslow Music Trust Choral Trail - from Purcell and Bach to Britten (Julian Williamson)
Sat 21 Benslow Music Trust. Practical harpsichord tuning (Andrew Wooderson)
Sat 21 North West EMF Austrian Baroque - Biber & Fux (Paul Spicer)
26 /27-2 Benslow Music Trust. Lutefest
Sat 28 Thames Valley EMF Burnham. Renaissance playing/singing day (David Fletcher) david*
Fri 6 Oxford Faculty of Music, 2-4.30. Editing the Baldwin Partbooks (Prof. Owen Rees & Dr Magnus Williamson with 5 singers from Contrapunctus). See Concerts for related concert on Saturday 7th.
Sat 7 Bosham Southern EMF – Johann Kerll’s Missa in fletu solatium, written to commemorate the relief of the siege of Vienna, for voices & instruments (David Hatcher) pat.stewart*
Sat 7 Midlands EMF Palestrina, Victoria & de Padilla for voices (Nigel Short)
Sat 7 North East EMF York. Morales: Missa L’homme armé for singers & instrumentalists (Robert Hollingworth)
9-12 Benslow Music Trust. Spring recorders (Sandra Foxall & Alyson Lewin)
13-15 Oxford, Faculty of Music. Workshop/Conference “Towards a Global History of Music” Topical encounters and rhetorics of identity in Latin American art music (free) marie-alice.frappat*
13-15 Teltow, Berlin. Michael Praetorius for experienced singers and instrumentalists (Kai Schulze-Forster) +49 (0)3328/471 712 schufo*
Sat 14 Headington, Oxford. Thames Valley EMF Byrd Great Service (part) for singers (John Milsom) n.wilson-smith*
Sat 14 Kent baroque string workshop A=440(Judy Tarling) judytarling*
Sat 14 London SW11Platinum Consort workshop. Victoria & Lassus
Sat 14 South West EMF Dorset. Palestrina, Victoria, Anerio & Marenzio (Nancy Hadden)
Sat 21 Benslow Music Trust. Choruses from Acis & Galatea (David Roblou)
Sat 21 North West EMF Verse anthems (Bill Hunt)
Sat 22 Bourne End. Thames Valley baroque orchestra workshop. Bach Double Harpsichord Concerto with strings, plus pieces with wind, strings & bc nherdson*
Sat 28 Border Marches EMF The Garden of Love – unusual settings of the Song of Songs (Sally Dunkley)
Sun 29 St John's Smith Square Come and Sing Messiah. 1.30 for concert at 7.30. Book online or email joanna*
28-2nd Apr Chalemie Easter Course. Singing, renaissance instrumental music, mime, baroque dance & costume making. Barbara Segal 020 7700 4293 chalemie* Chalemie
29-4 Apr Ascot. Easter Early Music Course for recorders & viols (Tom Beets, David Hatcher, Alison Kinder, Asako Morikawa, Emma Murphy, Philip Thorby) AscotEarlyMusic*
5-10 Andrew van der Beek voice workshop at Corsham (Ghislaine Morgan)
6-12 Benslow Music Trust baroque opera course. Handel: Acis and Galatea
Sat 11 Southern EMF Choral workshop with David Allinson at St. Gregory’s, Canterbury, Kent (not Challock this year). Surrexit pastor bonus - The good shepherd is risen! A day of joyful Easter motets and anthems including settings by Palestrina, Victoria and Lhéritier. richard.j.whitehouse*
Sat 11 South West EMF Gloucester. Music for Renaissance Wind Band (Tim Bayley)
Sat 18 North West EMF Didsbury. Purcell: King Arthur (John Hancorn)
Sat 25 Midlands EMF Solihull. JS, JC & JM Bach for voices and instruments, in memory of Edwin Griggs (Paul Spicer)
Sat 25 South West EMF Clifton. Workshop for singers on early liturgical chant & polyphony (Emma Hornby)
Sat 25 Kent baroque string workshop A=440(Judy Tarling) judytarling*
Sun 26 Thames Valley EMF Burnham. Baroque chamber music playing day. Joint event with the Baroque Week. (Peter Collier) (0161 281 2502) p.b.collier* note change of date
27-30 Benslow Music Trust. Gregorian Chant for All (John Rowlands Pritchard)
1-4 Strathpeffer. Ardival Harps beginners course (Bill Taylor) (01997 421260)
Sun 3 North East EMF York. Padovano 24-part mass for singers & instrumentalists (Philip Thorby)
3-8 Singing in Venice (Chris Watson) Andrew van der Beek
8-10 Benslow Music Trust. Made in Britain: a harpsichord course (Penelope Cave)
8-10 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque performance on modern string instruments A=440 (Judy Tarling)
Sat 9 Llandrindod Pavilion Border Marches EMF Workshop for singers and instrumentalists. Missa in fletu solatium by Kerll (David Hatcher)
9-17 Grado Academy Week (Italy). Venetian polyphony by Monteverdi, Merulo, A & G Gabrieli for singers with local brass ensemble. Info from Keith Wallace kw* (020 3116 3624)
15-17 Benslow Music Trust. Voices & Viols (Alison Crum & Peter Syrus)
Sat 16 Thames Valley EMF joint event with EEMF. Venue and repertoire tbc (Philip Thorby) ebsarewitz*
Sat 16 North West EMF Mediaeval polyphony - from organum to Josquin (Don Greig)
Sat 16 Midlands EMF informal madrigal afternoon. Details later
Sat 16 South West EMF Verse anthems (Bill Hunt)
16-24 Grado (between Venice and Trieste) Academy Week for singers. Kwallace* (020 3116 3624)
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)
Sat 6 Midlands EMF Solihull. Rigatti Magnificat for voices & instruments (Richard Roddis)
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
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 20 venue TBC Southern EMF – larger-scale works from the Spanish Golden Age (Victoria etc) for voices & instruments (James Weeks)
24-28 Iceland Run by singers (Jeremy Jackman)
Sat 4 Farncombe Estate study day: the musical world of Venice (Peter Medhurst)
12-17 Benslow Music Trust. International viol summer school (Alison Crum, Ibi Aziz, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland)
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) (01989 218432/01452 68) earlymusic*
Sat 1 South West EMF West Bay workshop for singers & instrumentalists (Pam Smith)
1-8 Durham. NORVIS XLV summer school. Contact enquiries*; tel Jane Beeson 01652 678230
2-9 Assisi. Run by Singers (David Skinner)
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 (01883 344031) info*
9-16 Jimena de la Frontera choral singing week (Justin Doyle) Andrew van der Beek
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*
16-22 Higham Hall Early Music Summer School, Cumbria
17-21 HISS Historically informed Summer School, Scarborough
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
Sat 19 Border Marches EMF Murch Marcle, Herefordshire.
Sat 19 Midlands EMF de Wert for voices (Will Dawes)
2-4 Farncombe Estate recorder consorts, mainly renaissance & baroque (Andrew Collis)
Sat 17 London SW11Platinum Consort workshop. English renaissance madrigals
18-25 Granada Run by Singers (Nigel Perrin)
22-25 Venice. Run by Singers (Colin Durrant)
Sat 7 Midlands EMF workshop for voices & instruments (Philip Thorby)
Sun 6 TVEMF Amersham. Christmas workshop for voices & instruments (details later) secretary*
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