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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gat hering software.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
Autumn term
13-6 Morley College Morley Viols. A 12-week 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 Morley College Morley Baroque Instruments. A 12-week 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 Morley College Harpsichord A (12 weeks). 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 Morley College Recorder Consorts Beginners/Intermediate (12 weeks). 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 Morley College Morley Recorder Consorts (12 weeks). 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)
Sat 1 London, St Augustine's Church, Kilburn High Road, NW6. 10am rehearsal, 3pm Choral Evensong. Blow: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G, Praise the Lord, Let my prayer, Richard Ayleward: Preces and Responses. Prompt registration via email by any interested participants most welcome. Cost £15 (James Reed jnmr84094*
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)
18-20/21 Benslow Music Trust. Consorting viols (Alison Crum)
21-23 Allier, France. Pipe and tabour weekend playing and making
Sat 22 Southern EMF Woolston, Southampton. Glees and Catches for singers & instrumentalists (Chris Price)
Sat 22 Midlands EMF Solihull. Italian master of the renaissance inc. Padovano: 24-part mass for voices & instruments (Philip Thorby)
Sat 22 St Michael’s, Cornhill, City of London 2.30 – 5.30pm. An afternoon of Byrd, Tallis, Taverner & Sheppard with David Stancliffe, formerly Bishop of Salisbury. Cost £5. Contact Kay Norman kay* 020-7283 3121 (office hours, Monday-Thursday).
Sun 23 Midlands EMF Solihull. Telemann for baroque orchestra (Philip Thorby)
Sun 23 Border Marches EMF baroque dance workshop for dancers & instrumentalists (taking turns to play and dance) Playford dances & Purcell music (Ricardo Barros)
Mon 24 Christ College Chapel Brecon, Powys. 10:30-12:30 Recorder Workshop led by Naomi Okuda, with Pawel Siwczak, followed by concert (3-4) 'English Heirs' In the footsteps of Tallis and Purcell
25-26 Brecon, Powys. 'The English Recorder' course for recorder solos, duets & ensembles (click on “lesson”) LGSM703*GMAIL.COM (Naomi Okuda)
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
28-13/11 Brighton 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. Fyre Fyre! Music appropriate for bonfire day (Robert Hollingworth)
Sun 6 Thames Valley EMF Burnham. Baroque Chamber Music playing (and singing) day (Victoria Helby) secretary*
10-12 Greenwich exhibition
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)
14-17 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 North West EMF Changing Chords (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*
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 Birmingham. Charpentier Messe de Minuit (Jeffrey Skidmore)
Sat 10 North East EMF Christmas workshop (Emma Murphy)
Sat 10 Eastern EMF Cambridge. Christmas workshop (Oliver King)
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)
Sat 14 Midlands EMF Warwick. Renaissance music for Epiphany for voices (David Allinson)
Sat 14 Eastern EMF Beccles. Epiphany party (Philip Thorby)
Sat 14 North West EMF Morley Green. Music of Hieronymous Praetorius, (Roger Wilkes)
17-19 Jackdaws. Workshop for singers & accompanists on lute or guitar (Evelyn Tubb & Michael Fields)
19 /20-22 Benslow Music Trust
Sat 21 Thames Valley EMF Oxford. Workshop for singers (John Milsom) n.wilson-smith*
Sat 21 North East EMF. Playing dance music (Lizzie Gutteridge)
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)
13-17 Canterbury Cathedral. Liturgical Music Course (Alistair Dixon)
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
6-9 Benslow Music Trust. Exploring 18thC English comic opera (Zak Osmo, Emma Kirkby & Dionysius Kyropoulos)
Sat 18 North West EMF Didsbury. Giovanni Gabrieli with AGM (Peter Syrus)
Sat 18 Eastern EMF 16th century canons from facsimile (John Milsom)
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)
Sun 23 North East EMF annual day out at Temple Newsam, Leeds
24-27 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)
12-14 Benslow Music Trust. Voices & viols (Alison Crum & Peter Syrus)
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)
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 Gloucestershire, venue tbc. Beauchamp Early Music Week for singers, cornetts, sackbuts, curtals, recorders, strings etc. (Philip Thorby & David Hatcher) (01989 218432/01452 668592) earlymusic*
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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