Extracts from Previous Issues of Tamesis   

September 2004
News of workshops and the AGM from the Chairman and Secretary. Opportunities to make music: 2 Oct 2004, Litchfield, West Gallery Music with Sally Drage.
Hampstead Music Club details
Members' Activities: concert 5 October, London, Samuel Scheidt and on 28 October Pellegrina are performing in London.
Baroque ensemble need an instrumentalist

August 2004
Some tasty reviews of courses/concerts in this issue:
Charpentier/Jeffrey Skidmore/4 July workshop by Geoff Huntingford
MEMF workshop Handel/Nicholas McGegan/10 July by Norma Herdson
Concert: I Fagiolini/The Full Monteverdi/11 July by Geoff Huntingford
Visit to Foundling Hospital Museum and connections with Handel by Ruth Harris
Invitation to play crumhorns from Chris Thorn
Soprano required for Serenata
TVEMF member Clare Norburn on the Brighton Early Music Festival

June 2004
Much of this issue covers reviews and comments about the weekend with Michael Procter in May this year. Members' activities: Pellegrina. Harpsichord for sale.

May 2004
This short issue contained concert and event listings but no articles.

April 2004
TVEMF Membership distribution by county; book reviews by David Fletcher; review of Oxford Baroque Chamber music day by Victoria Helby; review of Genius of the Bach family workshop by Penny Vinson; review of Genius of the Bach family workshop by Geoff Huntingford; review of Tallis scholars workshop in Italy by Margaret Jackson-Roberts; Members' activities - The Muses Gardin, Pellegrina; non-TVEMF activities - Renaissance Singers 60th anniversary

March 2004
Editorial by Victoria Helby, and Chairman's Chat by David Fletcher; News of Members' Activities - Andrew Benson-Wilson, Belsize Baroque, Berkshire Recorder Consort, and non-members Activities - news of Pro Cantione Antiqua course.

February 2004
Comments on the Madrigal Day; small ads; performance of The Play of Daniel by The Clerks Group.

January 2004
Haiku competition - entries and results; Minutes of TVEMF AGM held 7 December 2003 at Chesham; Chairman's report; Harold Copeman 1918-2003 by John Graham; Gabrieli Galore - review of New London Consort concert by Chris Thorn; Bach Revisited - review of Feinstein Ensemble concert by Helen France; London Motet and Madrigal Club details; Members' Activities: Pelligrina; Mediva; non-members' activities - The Singers of London; Listings in Early Music Review; Instrument for sale; Music stand found.

November 2003
Agenda, Minutes, Reports for December's AGM; review of Bach CD by John Graham; Orfeo at QEH by Chris Thorn; Friends of Bate Collection; London Motet and Madrigal Club; parish church choir at Feltham by David Allinson; closure of the John Storrs workshop by Victoria Helby


October 2003
Forthcoming events and notice of AGM; Accounts and Balance Sheet; article Where have all the tenors gone? by David Fletcher; review of October day of Spanish and Mexican music with Philip Thorby by Ken Moore; news of members activities; non-forum activities; review of early music on the South Bank, October 2003 by Chris Thorn

September 2003
Review of Beauchamp House July course Music from Spain and the New World, by Jenny Gowing; Renaissance Play Day, Sept, comments by Chris Thorn; review of Cambridge Early Music SS Baroque Week, July/Aug 2003 by Jackie Huntingford; review of Viola da Gamba soc meeting by Elaine Mordaunt; news of members' activities - David Allinson's Ebury Bridge Centre choir/evening class in London; Brighton Early Music Festival; 2-day Charivari Agréable course in Dec.

July 2003
Reviews of Alison Crum's introduction to viols by Victoria Helby and by Simon Feather; comments on wind instrument workshop with Jeremy West from David Fletcher; info about Early Music Exhibition from Hazel Fenton; Members' Activities: Skeleton Crew; Pellegrina.

June 2003
Review of two Easter 2003 singing weeks at Jimena de la Frontera, Spain; Week 1 with Carlos Fernández Aransay and Week 2 with Dr Edward Wickham by Joan Roskelly

May 2003
Comments on Kilburn from Victoria Helby; comments on TVEMF membership and on forthcoming events from David Fletcher; Whitechapel workshops with Carlos Fernandez Aransay; Hampstead Music Club workshop; Berkshire Recorder Consort activities; British Harpsichord Society - information and membership details.

April 2003
Info on forthcoming events from Victoria Helby; info on the nyckelharpa and contact details from David Fletcher; article on window tax etc from D George Arrowsmith; correspondence between John Catch and Victoria Helby on authenticity and early music; review of Tenebrae factae sunt: Lamentations and responsaries – A workshop for singers directed by David Allinson in March 2003 by Geoff Huntingford; review of Roger Wilkes workshop, Byrd and his Chester contemporaries, Newnham College, Cambridge in March 2003, by Ruth Harris; concert review of Concerto Cristofori - "Italian Virtuosi" Purcell Room on Fri 21 March by Helen France; concert review of The Feinstein Ensemble at Purcell Room on 16 March, "The Three Faces of Bach" - The years at Cothen: Inspiration and Tragedy, by Helen France; Brighton Early Music Festival Performathon; Members' Activities: Stromenti; article by Anthony Knight on the proposed changes to Licensing Law with regard to live music performance, comment, internet petition, letter and reply to MP, comments from Musicians' Union.

March 2003
Forthcoming events, including more information on Michael Procter's weekend at St Augustine's, Kilburn and report on Background Baroque's sonata marathon in aid of Comic Relief by Victoria Helby; article on growth of early music by David Fletcher; MEMF limerick book; recommendation for a Tenor recorder for small hands; review of TVEMF workshop on William Mundy by Sidney Ross; Members' Activities - Andrew Benson-Wilson organ recital.

February 2003
Details of Background Baroque sonata marathon for Comic Relief Red Nose Day and sponsorship information from Victoria Helby; information on TVEMF membership from David Fletcher; two reviews of Peter Leech's workshop in Oxford on 17C Portuguese music by Ken Moore and by Anne Scruby; article on ABRSM's new Performers' Guide to Music for Baroque/Classical/Romantic periods by John Catch; correspondence on authenticity and early music between John Catch and Victoria Helby; comments on authenticity from Victoria Helby; Bill Gregson Memorial Playing Day details; Members' Activities - Skeleton Crew; Pellegrina; Recorder ensemble course at Morley College with William Summers.

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