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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gat hering software. Information on course and event venues
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)
10-12 Early Music Festival and Exhibition at Blackheath Halls (volunteers wanted for forum stand)
Sat 12 Midlands EMF Harborne. Martin Peerson - Grave Chamber Musique of 1630 (Robert Hollingworth & Richard Boothby)
Sat 12 Southern EMF Bexleyheath. Schütz & the Stile Antico for voices & instruments (Andrew Griffiths)
14-15 London, Royal College of Music. International Festival of Viols
14-17 Benslow Music Trust. Harpsichord Accompaniment – figuring it out (Robin Bigwood)
18-20/21 Benslow Music Trust. Consorting Viols
Sat 19 Border Marches EMF/SWEMF Gloucester workshop for voices in honour of Hannah Davies (1934-2015) (David Allinson)
25-27 Hawkwood College. Recorder weekend (Piers Adams)
Sat 26 London, St Gabriel's Pimlico SW1V 2AD, 10.15am-1.15pm. Renaissance Advent Antiphons Workshop (Mornable, Certon, Josquin, Ramsey) with Siglo de Oro and Patrick Allies. rosamund*
Sat 26 North West EMF Liverpool. Changing Notes (Morris Davies)
Sat 26 North East EMF York. Martin Peerson (c1572-1651)?, Grave Chamber Musique (Robert Hollingworth, Richard Boothby)
29-4 Cambridge Woodwind Makers baroque oboe making course information*
Sat 3 Wokingham, St Paul's Wokingham Parish Rooms RG41 1EH, 11am-3pm. Advent Choral Music workshop (Mornable, Josquin, Todd, Allain) with Siglo de Oro and Patrick Allies. rosamund*
Sun 4 Bourne End nr. Maidenhead. Thames Valley Baroque Workshop. Choruses from The Messiah. String band, oboes & BC nherdson*
Sat 10 Midlands EMF Birmingham. Charpentier Messe de Minuit (Jeffrey Skidmore)
Sat 10 Eastern EMF Medieval Christmas workshop CANCELLED
Sun 11 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (James Weeks) secretary*
Sun 11 North East EMF Christmas Workshop (Emma Murphy)
28-2 Andrew van der Beek winter school (Will Carslake)
6-8 West Dean. Viol consort music (Alison Crum, Roy Marks)
Sat 7 Eastern EMF Beccles. Epiphany party (Philip Thorby) NEW DATE
Sun 8 Benslow Music Trust. Viola d’Amore day (Elizabeth Watson)
Sat 14 Midlands EMF Warwick. Renaissance music for Epiphany for voices (David Allinson)
Sat 14 North West EMF Morley Green. Music of Hieronymous Praetorius (Roger Wilkes)
Mon 16 London, St Sepulchre’s, EC1A 2DQ. Renaissance Singers workshop for singers. Music for Maximilian by Senfl & Isaac (Deborah Roberts)
17-19 Jackdaws. Workshop for singers & accompanists on lute or guitar (Evelyn Tubb & Michael Fields)
19/20-22 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque chamber music A=415 (Theresa Caudle etc)
Sat 21 Thames Valley EMF Oxford. Workshop for singers (John Milsom) n.wilson-smith*
Sat 21 North East EMF. Playing dance music (Lizzie Gutteridge)
Sat 21 Wigmore Hall Come and sing Dido & Aeneas (Isabelle Adams)
23-26 Benslow Music Trust. Consorting Viols
Sat 28 South West EMF Glastonbury. ‘Something borrowed’, refashioning in the golden age of English church music (Peter Syrus)
Sat 4 Southern EMF The Secrets of Our Hearts. English music of the Restoration by Purcell, Croft & Blow for voices & instruments (Stephen Devine & Kate Semmens) purcell* (01622 859693)
Sat 4 Midlands EMF string workshop (Nicolette Moonen)
Sat 4 Border Marches EMF workshop for instrumentalists (Alison Kinder)
Sat 4 London, St Peter’s Church, Black Lion Lane, Hammersmith, W6 9BE, 2-6pm. Thomas Tallis: Singing Workshop. Led by Rory McCleery of The Marian Consort. Information and tickets
Sat 11 North West EMF Lancaster. Agony and Ecstasy. Music of the Song of Solomon & The Sibylline Prophecies, for singers (Alistair Dixon)
13-17 Canterbury Cathedral. Liturgical Music Course (Alistair Dixon)
17-19 Jackdaws. Renaissance Musick for Court & City for cornett, sackbut, shawm, dulcian, recorder & crumhorn (William Lyons)
Sat 18 North West EMF Music of the Song of Solomon and Sibylline Prophecies (Alistair Dixon)
20-22 Benslow Music Trust. From Piano to Harpsichord (Penelope Cave)
20-22 Halsway Manor. Real Roots! (Piva)
Sat 25 Thames Valley EMF Burnham. Renaissance playing and singing day (David Fletcher) tbc
MARCH 2017
Sat 4 Border Marches EMF Yarpole Village Hall. Will Kempe’s Nine-Days’ Wonder for singers & instrumentalists (Alison Kinder)
6-9 Benslow Music Trust. Exploring 18thC English comic opera (Zak Osmo, Emma Kirkby & Dionysius Kyropoulos)
10-12 Benslow Music Trust. West Gallery Music (Francis Roads)
Sat 11 Thames Valley EMF workshop for singers on the death of Prince Henry in 1612 and the outpouring of grief and musical settings which followed, including motets by Weelkes, Tomkins and Ramsay (Patrick Craig)
Sat 18 North West EMF Didsbury. Alternatively . . Giovanni Gabrieli + AGM (Peter Syrus)
Sat 18 Eastern EMF 16th century canons from facsimile (John Milsom) ebsarewitz*
Sat 18 Southern EMF Clapham nr Worthing. Vices & viols (Alison Kinder)
Sat 18 Midlands EMF Birmingham. Josquin, Dufay & Ockeghem for voices (Andrew Kirkman)
19-24 Andrew van der Beek (Ghislaine Morgan)
23/24-26 Benslow Music Trust. Lutefest
24-26 Higham Hall viol consort weekend (Elizabeth Dodd) admin*
Sat 25 South West EMF West Bay workshop (Frances Eustace)
25-26 London, Cecil Sharp House. Conference on the History of the Morris in Britain
APRIL 2017
1-7 Ascot Easter Early Music Course
17-23 Benslow Music Trust. Handel: Athalia (A=415)
Sat 22 Midlands EMF Monteverdi the Sacred Dramatist (Justin Doyle)
Sat 22 North West EMF Early 16th century vocal music for recorders - Josquin, Senfl, Clemens etc (Grace Coleman)
Sun 23 North East EMF annual day out at Temple Newsam, Leeds
24-27 Benslow Music Trust. Gregorian chant for all (John Rowlands-Pritchard)
MAY 2017
5-7 Benslow Music Trust. Expressive harpsichord playing (Penelope Cave)
5-7 Benslow Music Trust. Bach concertos on modern string instruments (Judy Tarling)
Sat 6 Border Marches EMF Hereford. Princely Splendour (rare choral works from 18th Century Rome) workshop for singers (Peter Leech)
12-14 Benslow Music Trust. Voices & viols (Alison Crum & Peter Syrus)
Sat 13 Eastern EMF/Thames Valley EMF joint event (Philip Thorby) ebsarewitz*
Sat 13 North West EMF Morley Green. Medieval workshop (Rachel Davies)
22-25 Benslow Music Trust. Venetian Music for voices & brass (Peter Bassano & Jeremy West)
26-28 Benslow Music Trust. Now is the Month of Maying – early European part songs (Sara Stowe)
JUNE 2017
Sat 3 North West EMF Lancaster Priory. Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 (Justin Doyle)
Sat 3 Midlands EMF Loughborough. Workshop for voices (Andrew Carwood)
11-17 Andrew van der Beek Monteconero (JanJoost van Elsburg)
Sun 25 Border Marches EMF workshop for singers and instrumentalists (Steven Devine and Kate Semmens)
26-29 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque string orchestra (A=415) (Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Robin Bigwood)
JULY 2017
Sat 8 Eastern EMF polyphony singing day (David Allinson)
10-12 Benslow Music Trust. Trio Sonatas with De Camera (A=415)
16-21 Benslow Music Trust. International Viol Summer School
23-29 Gloucester, Wotton House, Horton Road GL1 3PT. Beauchamp Early Music Week for singers, cornetts, sackbuts, curtals, recorders, strings etc. “Holy Week” (Philip Thorby & David Hatcher) (01989 218432/01452 668592) earlymusic*
25-29 Lythe, North Yorkshire Coast. Lythe Chamber Music Summer Course with Ensemble DeNOTE for students, teachers & amateur musicians grade 6 upwards. Individual tuition on fortepiano, harpsichord, clavichord; early woodwinds and strings & Keyboard maintenance sessions with Johannes Secker (John Irving, Jane Booth etc) Admin*
29-5 NORVIS XLVII. NORVIS is an annual week-long early music summer course in Durham. We specialise in viols, recorders, lutes, baroque strings, harpsichord and voices, and cover a wide range of repertoire from early renaissance to late baroque
13-19 Higham Hall Early Music Summer School (017687 76276) info*
13-20 Queen Anne’s School, Caversham nr Reading. Baroque Week (mainly A=415) “Rameau’s Revolution” plus chamber music from any country. (Theresa Caudle, Jane Francis, Chris Bucknall, Ann Allen, Rachel Latham, Satoko Doi-Luck & Amanda Babington) mail*
7-10 Medieval Music in the Dales
Sun 17 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (Philip Thorby) secretary*
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