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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gat hering software.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
10-12 Benslow Music Trust. Trio Sonatas with De Camera (A=415)
10-14 Run by Singers. Barcelona (Jeremy Jackson)
10-14 Mechelen, Belgium. Osiris summer academy for historic brass, strings, voices & continuo
Sat 15 Ickenham United Reformed Church. Motets from the Bach and beyond for voices & instruments A=440 (Peter Syrus) jeffgill9160*
Sat 15 Eastern EMF Oranges & Clemens polyphony singing day (Patrick Allies) (new conductor) A few spaces are left for men, particularly tenors.
Sat 15 Platinum Consort Choral Workshops. Purcell Funeral Sentences
16-21 Benslow Music Trust. International Viol Summer School
Sat 22 Midlands EMF Warwick. Baroque Band A=415. Lully & Charpentier (Steven Devine)
Sat 22 North East EMF Medieval music workshop (Rebeca Austen-Brown)
Sat 22 Rochester Cathedral. Sing Choral Evensong. 12.00-16.30 rehearsal and performance. Music by Ayleward, Gabrieli and Gibbons. St Mary's Singers. Pre-registration required JNMR84094*
22-30 Triora Musica. The Nuns of Ferrara & Verona (Laurie Stras & Deborah Roberts)
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
29-5 Dartington Summer School week 1. Florentine Intermedi etc
30-2 Hawkwood College. Monteverdi Madrigals (Robert Hollingworth)
30-6 Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools Early Music Summer School. The Monteverdi Legacy: Venetian music from Monteverdi to Vivaldi (Peter Holman & The Parley of Instruments)
5-12 Run by Singers Assisi summer school – Renaissance polyphony (David Skinner)
5-12 Dartington Summer School week 2. Baroque music etc
6-12 Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools Early Music Summer School. Made in Venice: Willaert, de Rore, Ganassi & Bassano, masters of the 16th century (Philip Thorby and Friends)
6-13 Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe, Lancs BB7 9PZ. Historical Dance & Music summer school. Theatre, Ball & Country Dances of the 18thC and their Music. Also 2-day option at the beginning of the week for the dance classes (Ricardo Barros, Kimiko Okamoto, Anne Daye). Baroque instrumental course A=415 (Ibi Aziz)
11-13 Hawkwood College. Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 for singers (Gavin Carr)
12-19 Irish recorder & Viol Course Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip Thorby)
13-18 Andrew van der Beek Ludlow summer school for singers (Eamonn Dougan with Greg Skidmore)
13-19 Higham Hall Early Music Summer School (017687 76276) info*
13-20 Queen Anne’s School, Caversham nr Reading. Baroque Week chamber music summer school (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*
14-17 Benslow Music Trust. Dancing in Restoration England
14-17 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque on modern instruments
14-17 Benslow Music Trust. Madrigal and partsong summer school
14-18 Historically Informed Summer School 2017 Bishop Burton College, near Beverley, East Yorkshire
14-19 Higham Hall Early Music Summer School, Cumbria.
18-20 Benslow Music Trust. John Playford in the 21st Century
18-27 Consort de Dance baroque summer school in Cardiff (Philippa Waite)
Sun 20 Benslow Music Trust. John Playford dance day
Sun 20 Benslow Music Trust. Natural horn day for beginners
23-24 London, Lauderdale House N6 5HG. Rameau Academy French Baroque choral course for advanced amateur singers (Rob Howarth of the OAE, and others) info*
22-24 London, Lauderdale House N6 5HG. Rameau Academy French baroque performance course for instrumentalists and singers, advanced amateurs or professionals. A=415 (Rob Howarth of the OAE, and others) info*
Sun 27 Benslow Music Trust. Natural horn day for beginners (Anneke Scott)
Mon 28 Southwell Minster. Come and Sing Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore K339
29-31 Benslow Music Trust. London piano school, exploring earliest English repertoire (Penelope Cave)
1-3 St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Choral Liturgy weekend course studying Palestrina: Missa Tertia, Morales: O sacrum convivium and Cardoso: Mulier quae erat in civitate, to be sung at the Sunday Eucharist service in the College Chapel. Places currently available for altos, tenor and bass. (David Allinson). Contact Eleanor Thompson*
2-9 Triora Musica. From Fayrfax to Taverner for singers (Deborah Roberts)
7-10 Medieval Music in the Dales
8-10 Benslow Music Trust. Harmoniemusik with Boxwood and Brass
8-10 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque (Theresa Caudle & Alastair Ross)
Sat 9 Thames Valley EMF Singing and playing from facsimile for beginners and those with a little experience, for voices, viols and recorders (A=440) (Alison Kinder) linda.barlow*
Sat 9 South West EMF West Bay. Workshop for voices & instruments
Sat 9 Border Marches EMF Josquin and his contemporaries for voices & instruments (Peter Syrus)
Sat 16 Midlands EMF Selly Oak. Purcell: King Arthur for voices & instruments (John Hancorn)
Sat 16 North West EMF Rogier (Sally Dunkley)
Sun 17 Eastern EMF Elsworth, nr Cambridge. Baroque workshop for singers and orchestra (Peter Holman)
17-22 Andrew van der Beek in Jimena de la Frontera, Spain (Robert Hollingworth)
17-22 Halsway Manor. Viols & recorders
18-21 Benslow Music Trust. Monteverdi’s sacred music (William Carslake, Theresa Caudle)
18-21 Benslow Music Trust. Lue song ((Jacob Herringman, John Potter)
Sat 23 Southern EMF Clapham & Patching, Worthing. Missa Ego flos campi by Padilla and other Mexican music. Workshop for voices and instruments. (Patrick Craig)
Sat 23 South West EMF workshop for voices & instruments on music of the Thirty Years War (Gawain Glenton)
Sat 23 North East EMF Restoration era string anthems for voices, strings, organ & theorbo
30-1 Tallis Festival (new date) info*
30-2 Benslow Music Trust. Singing and Acting Handel (Dionysios Kyropoulos, Andrew Radley)
Sun 1 Saltaire, Early Music Shop. Flanders Recorder Quartet workshops, masterclasses, ensemble and private lessons. Concert on the Saturday
Tues 3 Woking United Reformed church. Flanders Recorder quartet afternoon workshop and evening concert
6-8 Eastern EMF Thaxted parish church, Essex. Monteverdi: Vespers of 1640: Selva morale e spiritual. A weekend workshop leading up to a public performance of selected parts of the work. A large group of instrumentalists, solo singers (by invitation) and chorus members will be needed for this extravaganza. More details when available (Philip Thorby)
Sat 7 Bristol, St Peter’s Church, Henleaze BS9 4LD. Laetare Singers Come and Sing Early Music of the Tudors. Byrd: 8-part motet Quomodo cantabimus and motet O Lord make thy servant Elizabeth, Robert White: Christe Qui Lux and works by Robert Parsons and Thomas Tallis (Sally Dunkley) ruth*
7-8 Sherborne Early Music. Gabrieli at evensong workshop weekend for cornetts, sackbuts, dulcian and violin-family instruments. The course culminates with evensong in Sherborne Abbey, performing alongside the abbey choir directed by Paul Ellis. There will be a workshop session dedicated to 'Ornamenting Without Fear' (Gawain Glenton) info*
Wed 11 Winchester Cathedral. Sing Choral Evensong. 14.00-18.30 rehearsal and performance. Music by Ayleward, Tallis and Weelkes. St Mary's Singers. Pre-registration required JNMR84094*
Sat 14 South West EMF Baroque playing day (Sylvia Davies)
Sat 14 Platinum Consort Choral Workshop. Victoria, Palestrina, Croce, Philips (men’s voices only)
Sat 14 Midlands EMF Dorridge. The Noodle Factory (improvisation) (Paula Chateauneuf)
Sat 14 North East EMF Instrumental music from 1617 (Tim Bayley)
Sat 14 North West EMF JS Bach for voices & instruments (Philip Duffy)
Sun 15 Border Marches EMF Stockenny, New Radnor. Lotti Mass and Dixit Dominus, for voices and instruments (Justin Doyle)
Sat 21 Thames Valley EMF St Andrews Church Centre, Ealing. De Wert for singers (Will Dawes) n.wilson-smith*
Sat 21 Southern EMF Woolston. Playing for Tudor Dance, for instruments.
Wed 25 Chichester Cathedral. Sing Choral Evensong. 13.00-18.30 rehearsal and performance. Music by Tallis, Tye and Byrd. St Mary's Singers. Pre-registration required JNMR84094*
25-29 Run by Singers. The Glory of Venice
Sat 4 Winchmore Hill, Enfield (N21). 1200-1930 rehearsal and performance. Lotti Requiem. St Mary's Singers. Pre-registration required JNMR84094*
4-5 Midlands EMF Benevoli for voices & instruments (Philip Thorby)
9-11 Royal Greenwich International Early Music Exhibition at Blackheath
Sun 12 Bourne End. Thames Baroque Workshops orchestra day (Michael Sanderson) Nherdson*
13-16 Benslow Music Trust. Harpsichord accompaniment – figuring it out (Robin Bigwood)
17-19/20 Benslow Music Trust. Consorting Viols (Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Ibi Aziz, Peter Wendland)
Sat 18 North West EMF Russian Orthodox Church music (Ivan Moody)
Sat 18 South West EMF Launceston. Madrigals and ballets by Thomas Morley for voices & instruments (Clare Griffel)
Sun 19 North East EMF Monteverdi – sacred music from the 1640 collection
Sun 19 Thames Valley EMF Burnham. Baroque chamber music day for players and solo singers (Victoria Helby) secretary* tbc
24-26 Hawkwood College. Recorder weekend for experienced players (Piers Adams)
Sat 25 Southern EMF Bexleyheath. Workshop for voices & instruments (Andrew Griffiths)
Sat 16 Platinum Consort Choral Workshops. JS Bach Christmas Oratorio
Sun 17 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (Philip Thorby) secretary*
28-2 Andrew van der Beek in Ambleside winter school
Sat 20 th Thames Valley EMF Ickenham. Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater for voices & continuo (Stephen Jones) michaelfbloom*
28-4 Andrew van der Beek Singing at Castara in Tobago (Justin Doyle)
Sat 24 Thames Valley EMF Renaissance playing and singing day (David Fletcher) david*
MARCH 2018
Sat 24 South West EMF West Bay. Workshop for voices & instruments (Matt Kingston)
Sat 24 Border Marches EMF workshop for recorders on music by Senfl (Grace Barton)
APRIL 2018
Sun 15 Thames Valley EMF/Eastern EMF Benslow. Not confirmed yet
MAY 2018
Sat 12 Border Marches EMF David Skinner on the Anne Boleyn Songbook
Sat 19 Thames Valley EMF/Eastern EMF Venue & music to be decided (Philip Thorby)
JUNE 2018
Sun 10 Thames Valley EMF Hieronymus Praetorius (Patrick Allies) treasurer*
Sat 2 Midlands EMF Leamington Spa. Christmas music for voices & instruments (Alison Kinder)
Sun 16 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (Patrick Craig) secretary*
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