Online Zooms, Workshops & Courses
throughout the country & 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 email addresses are not active links to defeat address-gathering software. 

'*' Venue information available HERE 

JANUARY

Sat 22      The Baroque Collective online workshop, 4-6.15. Sing & Discover: Bach: Magnificat & Handel: Dixit Dominus (John Hancorn & Richard Wigmore)  https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BHSQ

Sun 23     *MEMF Zoom session 7-9pm.  Jean Maillard – International Man of Mystery, looking at a 16th C French composer who was very well known in his lifetime but whose works have rarely been heard in modern times.  With opportunities to sing (Rory McCleery)

24-27       *Benslow. Consorting Viols (Alison Crum, Peter Wendland)

28-30       *West Dean.  An introduction to Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier – music appreciation (Roy Stratford)

Sat 29      *NEEMF Leeds Plucked strings workshop (Matthew Spring)

 

FEBRUARY

Sat 5        *MEMF Dorridge. The Gabrieli Times Table - Multichoir workshop (Alison Kinder)

Sat 5        *SWEMF  Zoom talk by Richard Langham Smith 'The pleasures of the palace and the palate -  the  French Baroque' https://www.swemf.org.uk/event/8434/

Sat 5        *NEEMF Burley-in-Wharfedale. ‘Not Mortals but Angels’ (Laurie Stras)

Mon 7      London, St Barnabas, Pimlico 7.30-9.30pm. *Platinum Choral Workshop on Victoria Tenebrae

Wed 9      *TVEMF on Zoom, 7.30pm.  Kerry McCarthy talks about Life, Death and Singing in the English Reformation https://forms.gle/z59ys29b77RcqN7z8

11-13       Jackdaws.  The City Musick (William Lyons & Richard Thomas)

Sat 12      *Benslow 2-4pm ONLINE Exploring Solo Repertoire for Recorder ( Jean McCreery)

Wed 16    Cambridge Handel Opera Company online via Zoom, 7.30-9pm. Discussion One: Staging an opera, from concept to first night Handel's Green Room - CHOC cambridgehandel.org.uk

Sat 19       *TVEMF Oxford (Keble Early Music Festival) Polychoral music from the Polish Court of Sigismund III (Eamonn Dougan) in association with Keble Early Music Festival

Sun 20     Irish Recorder and Viol Course zoom, 7.30pm.  Sing or play two renaissance pieces by Andrea Gabrieli & Thomas Weelkes IRVC Zoom Events – Irish Recorder and Viol Course

19-23       *Run by Singers.  Salisbury.  Mournful Music.  Tenor & bass spaces only (Rory McCleery)

Mon 21    London, St Barnabas, Pimlico 7.30-9.30pm. *Platinum Choral Workshop on Victoria Tenebrae

21-24       *Halsway. The Real Roots! of folk music - both the music and the instrument (PIVA)

25-27       *Hawkwood.  Friends of I Fagiolini singing weekend 

Sat 26      *SEMF Headcorn.  Singing workshop - ‘Preserve us O Lord! – Harmonious music for distracted tymes’ (David Allinson)

Sat 26      *BMEMF Leominster.  Music from the Dow Partbooks (Rory McCleery)

Mon 28    London, St Barnabas, Pimlico 7.30-9.30pm. *Platinum Choral Workshop on Victoria Tenebrae

 

MARCH

Wed 2       Cambridge Handel Opera Company online via Zoom, 7.30-9pm. Discussion Two: Preparing to be Tamerlano Handel's Green Room - CHOC cambridgehandel.org.uk

3-6           *West Dean.  English Art Song 1600-2000 intermediate/advanced (Evelyn Tubb, Michael Fields)

4-6           *Benslow.  Consort singing and original sources: The Iberian Golden Age (Rory McCleery & members of the Marian Consort)

Sat 5        *MEMF Warwick. Workshop for voices (David Allinson)

Sat 5        *NEEMF Newcastle upon Tyne.  Sacred and Secular (Emma Murphy)

Mon 7      London, St Barnabas, Pimlico 7.30-9.30pm. *Platinum Choral Workshop on Victoria Tenebrae

7-10         *Benslow. Springtime recorders

Thur 10   *SEMF Zoom. 7.30pm Rory McCleery on the 5-part motets of Gesualdo

11-13       *Benslow. Consorts with Fretwork (Emily Ashton, Sam Stadlen, Jo Levine, Emilia Benjamin)

Sat 12      *Benslow 2-4pm ONLINE Exploring Solo Repertoire for Recorder ( Jean McCreery)

Sat 12      *NWEMF Singers workshop (Evelyn Tubb)

12-13       Brook Street Band baroque masterclass & chamber music weekend in Kent Music Courses - The Brook Street Band

Mon 14    London, St Barnabas, Pimlico 7.30-9.30pm. *Platinum Choral Workshop on Victoria Tenebrae

14-16       *Benslow. The Fortepiano in Historical Context (Dan Tidhar and friends)

Wed 16    Cambridge Handel Opera Company online via Zoom, 7.30pm-9pm. Discussion Three: The continuo group Handel's Green Room - CHOC (cambridgehandel.org.uk)

19-20       Medieval Music in the Dales ONLINE festival (+ Friends on the 18th). Workshops, concerts & Meet the makers medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk

Sun 20     Irish Recorder and Viol Course zoom, 7.30pm. First, to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth, Pamela Flanagan will give a talk called “These distracted times: a survey of the life and works of Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656) and the society in which he lived”. Then Philip Thorby will lead a practical session on how and when to decorate 16th century music with divisions, drawing on Ganassi IRVC Zoom Events – Irish Recorder and Viol Course

20-25       *Lacock.  Corsham Lamentations (Rory McCleery)

Mon 21    London, St Barnabas, Pimlico 7.30-9.30pm. *Platinum Choral Workshop on Victoria Tenebrae

24/25-27*Benslow LuteFest. 2 and 3 night options (Fred Jacobs, Bor Zuljan, Lynda Sayce, Sara Stowe)

Sat 26      *BMEMF Hereford.  Music from the court of Francois I (Andrew Kirkman)

Mon 28    London, St Barnabas, Pimlico 7.30-9.30pm. *Platinum Choral Workshop on Victoria Tenebrae

 

APRIL

Fri 1         *TVEMF Talk on Zoom about Schütz by Andrew Griffiths (related to but independent of his live workshop on 29th May)

Sat 2        *SEMF Bosham.  Workshop for voices & instruments (Alison Kinder)

Sat 2        *MEMF Charpentier Missa Assumpta workshop for voices and instruments with Justin Doyle

Sat 2        *SWEMF Cheltenham. Renaissance Winds Day Workshop (Tim Bayley)

Sun 3       *NEEMF annual performing day at Temple Newsam

Mon 4      London, St Barnabas, Pimlico 7.30-9.30pm. *Platinum Choral Workshop on Victoria Tenebrae

4-10         *Benslow Baroque Opera – Rameau: Les Indes Galantes

6-10         *Run by Singers.  The Glory of Venice (Rory McCleery)

8-13         *Chalemie Easter School at Headington

Sat 9        *Benslow 2-4pm ONLINE Exploring Solo Repertoire for Recorder ( Jean McCreery)

Thu 14     David Allinson Canterbury independently-run one-day workshop for Maundy Thursday (Tenebrae and Lamentations)

Sat 30      *SEMF Scaynes Hill. Machaut and the Magic of the Mediaeval. For voices & instruments (Lizzie Gutteridge)  

Sun 30     *NWEMF Didsbury.  Lassus for voices & instruments (Philip Thorby)

 

MAY

2-5 *        Benslow. Gregorian Chant: The Joys of Singing (John Rowlands-Pritchard)

6-8           Bristol Early Music Festival

Sat 7        *BMEMF.  Workshop for instrumentalists (Alison Kinder)

8-15         *Run by Singers.  Avila (David Allinson)

13-15       Worcester.  The Ninth Festival of the International Guild of Town Pipers http://www.townwaits.org.uk/fest2021.shtml 

Sat 14      *NWEMF Didsbury.  Bassano for recorders

Sat 14      *MEMF Rosenmüller workshop for voices and instruments with Will Carslake in Dorridge

15-20       *Lacock.  Ambleside Music Week – Esquivel (Eamonn Dougan)

Fri 20       Irish Recorder and Viol Course zoom, 7.30pm, by Ibi Aziz.  Meet the time-travelling, age-defying 16th century viol virtuoso Martin Jacobus Delamouche through his journal, recounting his experiences amongst the different echelons of music life in Europe. IRVC Zoom Events – Irish Recorder and Viol Course

20-22       *Benslow. Voices and Viols (Alison Crum, Peter Syrus)

Sat 21      *SWEMF Cheltenham.  Workshop for singers (Angus Smith)

23-26       *Benslow. The Music of Marc’ Antonio Ingegneri (Gareth Wilson & Jeremy West)

27-30       Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival

Sat 28      * NWEMF Didsbury. Bassano Recorder Workshop (Marion Scott)

Sun 29     *TVEMF Amersham.  Workshop for singers & appropriate instruments on Schütz (Andrew Griffiths)

30-2         *Benslow.  Baroque Orchestra.  Handel (Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Claire Williams)

 

JUNE

Thur 2     *Wales EMF Cymru. St David's, Pembrokeshire. Huw Williams on Thomas Tomkins for singers and instrumentalists (date tbc)

Sat 4        *SEMF tbc. Voices & suitable instruments. Probably Chichester area (John Hancorn)

Sat 4        WEMFC.  St David’s, Pembs.  Workshop for singers (Huw Williams)

Sat 11      *EEMF Cambridge.  Workshop for singers (David Allinson)

Sat 11      *NWEMF Cilcain.  Obrecht for voices (Peter Syrus)

12-19       *Run by Singers.  Voyage to Odessa (Nigel Perrin)

17-19       *Benslow.  Frills & Furbelows – tackling French ornamentation and trimmings (Penelope Cave)

Sat 18      *MEMF “Wot No Bars 2” - reading from facsimile  with David Hatcher

19-25       *Lacock.  Music at Monteconero (Gabriel Crouch)

27-29       *Benslow.  Baroque Trio Sonatas with Da Camera

 

JULY

10-15       Edinburgh Early Music Summer School (Rory McCleery) *Lacock

10-16       Chalemie Summer School at Uppingham School in Oakham barbara.segal@chalemie.co.uk

10-17       *Run by Singers.  Beautiful Bayreuth (Jeremy Jackman)

Sat 16      *MEMF “Nuns”  workshop for female voices and viols of any gender with Prof Laurie Stras

Sat 16      Lewes, St Michael’s Church, 158 High Street BN7 1XU, 2-6. The Baroque Collective Sing & Discover LIVE workshop: Handel: Four Coronation Anthems
(John Hancorn & Richard Wigmore) https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BHTA

16-23       Cambridge Early Music Renaissance summer school – Mr Byrd’s private music

Sun 20     Irish Recorder and Viol Course zoom, 7.30pm. A sort of “Desert Island Discs”. Marion Scott, Emma Murphy, Pamela Flanagan, Ibi Aziz and Philip Thorby each introduce a recording of a favourite work, and explain why it means so much to them. IRVC Zoom Events – Irish Recorder and Viol Course

Sat 23      *SWEMF Workshop for voices & instruments (Ali Kinder)

24-29       *Run by Singers.  Lincoln summer schools (Matt Finch & Peter North)

24-31       Cambridge Early Music baroque summer school – the Fairy Queen

30-6         *NORVIS 50 Early Music Summer School at Barnard Castle School, County Durham, for recorders, viols, lutes, harpsichords, baroque strings and voices www.norvis.org.uk

31-6         Beauchamp Early Music Week JaneR@GlosAcadMusic.org

31-7         *Run by Singers.  Assisi summer school (David Skinner)

 

AUGUST

12-14       *Run by Singers.  Manchester Cathedral weekend (Peter North)

14-20       *Higham Hall Early Music Summer School Higham Hall | Early Music Summer School

14-21       Baroque Week at Caversham www.baroque-week.org.uk

20-27       Irish Recorder and Viol Course at an Grianan, Co. Louth, Ireland    https://irishrecorderandviolcourse.org   

28-1         *Run by Singers.  Salisbury summer school (David Ogden)

 

SEPTEMBER

2-4           *Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque (Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross)

2-4           Cambridge Choral Liturgy course (David Allinson)

4-9           *Lacock.  Trogir Music Week (Patrick Craig)

6-8           Medieval Music in the Dales Summer School     medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk

9-11         Medieval Music in the Dales at Bolton Castle.  Theme this year is Medieval Women – Music Makers and Muses medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk

9-11         *Jackdaws. The City Musick 

11-17       *Lacock.  Lucca consort week (Robert Hollingworth)

Sat 17      *NWEMF Convent music workshop for female voices & soft instruments (Laurie Stras)

Sat 17      *MEMF Schütz and his world. Workshop for Sackbuts, cornetti and voices with Gawain Glenton

18-25       *Run by Singers.  A week in Toledo (David Ogden)

 

OCTOBER

Sat 15      *NWEMF Lancaster.  Dunkeld Part Books for singers (Rory McCleery)

16-23       *Run by Singers.  Transylvanian Adventure (Jeremy Jackman)

 

NOVEMBER

9-12         London International Festival of Early Music

 

DECEMBER

2-5           *Run by Singers.  Mozart in Vienna (Nigel Perrin)

Sat 3        Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire.  Advent/Christmas wind and brass workshop (Tim Bayley)

 

FEBRUARY 2023

Sat 4        *EEMF David Allinson

 

MARCH 2023

17-19       Medieval Music in the Dales online        

 

SEPTEMBER 2023     

8-10         Medieval Music in the Dales at Bolton Castle

 

MARCH 2024

22-24       Medieval Music in the Dales online        

 

SEPTEMBER 2024     

13-15       Medieval Music in the Dales at Bolton Castle

 

MARCH 2025

21-23       Medieval Music in the Dales online        

 

SEPTEMBER 2025     

12-14       Medieval Music in the Dales at Bolton Castle

Updated 23-01-2022