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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gat hering software.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
APRIL
1-6 Oxford. Chalemie Easter School of early Music Easter School early instruments, singing, dance, commedia etc
1-7 Ascot Easter Early Music Course easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk
Sat 6 Workshop on Domenico Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater. St Mary-at-Hill, London EC3R 8EE (Stephen Jones) Brochure
7-9 Cambridge. SRP National Festival
Sun 9 St John's Smith Square Tenebrae workshop (Nigel Short)
17-23 Benslow Music Trust. Handel: Athalia (A=415)
Thur 13 St John's Smith Square Come and sing Messiah from scratch
Sat 15 St John's Smith Square 10-12 JS Bach workshop (Patrick Allies)
Sat 22 Thames Valley EMF The Venetian influence the development of Cori Spezzati in Germany for voices and instruments (Andrew Griffiths) treasurer*tvemf.org
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 Bourne End. Thames Valley baroque workshop. Music for St George’s Day by Hook, Purcell and Boyce (01628 621367) Nherdson*btinternet.com
Sun 23 North East EMF annual day out at Temple Newsam, Leeds
Sun 23 Tewkesbury viol workshop (Simone Eckert) oldchapelcourt*btinternet.com
24-27 Benslow Music Trust. Gregorian chant for all (John Rowlands-Pritchard)
Sat 29 Guildford Cathedral. Extra singers wanted by the St Mary’s Singers for Evensong. Music by Gibbons, Tallis & Byrd. Email James Reed jnmr84094*gmail.com to register an interest and receive music & information
Fri 28 Clerkenwell, Church of the order of St John, 10.30-c.7.30. Conference on the Evolution of Singing with musical contributions from the Clerks. themusicalbrain.org/conference
Sat 29 Southern EMF Bosham, West Sussex. Song of Songs workshop for voices (Deborah Roberts)
Sat 29 Platinum Consort Choral Workshops. Handel Dixit Dominus
29-1 Sherborne Early Music workshop weekend Pearls from the Venetian Renaissance. A 3-day course for voices and instruments focussing on music from the golden age of Venetian polyphony culminating in a free open performance at 4.30pm on Monday 1st May as part of the Sherborne Abbey Festival (Uri Smilansky & Emily White) info*sherborneearlymusic.com www.sherborneearlymusic.com/event-diary.html
Sun 30 North East EMF performing day out at the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
MAY
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 Southern EMF Upland Primary School, Bexleyheath. Renaissance flute workshop A=440 (Clare Beesley) treasurer*semf.org.uk www.semf.org.uk in February
Sat 6 Border Marches EMF Hereford. Princely Splendour (rare choral works from 18th Century Rome) workshop for singers (Peter Leech)
Sat 6 Midlands EMF The Catholic Kings Songs of the early Spanish Renaissance (Richard Wilberforce)
12-14 Benslow Music Trust. Voices & viols (Alison Crum & Peter Syrus)
Sat 13 Eastern EMF/Thames Valley EMF joint event for voices and appropriate instruments including continuo. Large-scale music by Orazio Benevoli (1605-1672) to include at least the Gloria from the Missa Tira Corda in 16 parts (Philip Thorby) ebsarewitz*cantab.net
Sat 13 North West EMF Morley Green. Medieval workshop (Rachel Davies)
Sat 13 North East EMF Spanish Ladies (James Weeks)
Sun14 St John's Smith Square 10.30am -1pm. Sing Baroque. Selected choruses from Monteverdi’s Vespers and Handel’s Jephtha (Robert Howarth)
Sat 20 South West EMF Corsham. Josquin & Brumel for singers (William Carslake)
Mon 22 London, St Sepulchre, 7-9.30. Renaissance Singers open workshop. The Three Amigos musical friendship & influence in Renaissance Andalucia (Greg Skidmore)
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)
Sat 27 Southern EMF Challock, Kent. “Oranges and Clemens” - a view of the Hapsburg empire through the eyes of Clemens non Papa, Morales, Cotes, Guerrero, Charles V, and Phillip II (Will Dawes)
Sat 27 Beverley Early Music Festival. Patrick Craig directs a one day workshop on music from manuscripts of Petrus Alamire. Tenors particularly welcome. www.ncem.co.uk/BEMF17workshop
Sat 27 North East EMF morning workshop. The siege of York, for singers (Rachel Davies)
28-1 Halsway Manor. Whitsun voices, viols & recorders QuadQuotes*waitrose.com
29-1 Hawkwood College. Artist residency for singers, for advanced students and young professionals (Emma Kirkby and David Miller)
JUNE
Sat 3 North West EMF Lancaster Priory. Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 (Justin Doyle)
Sat 3 Midlands EMF Loughborough. Workshop for voices on Hieronymus Praetorius (Andrew Carwood)
4-11 Run by Singers. A week long course in Krakow, Poland exploring delicious sacred music linked by the theme of food and drink! Tenors particularly welcome (Patrick Craig)
Sat 10 North East EMF Garforth, nr Leeds. Large-scale music for voices & instruments from renaissance Italy & Spain (Clive Walkley)
11-17 Andrew van der Beek Monteconero (JanJoost van Elsburg)
Sat 17 Thames Valley EMF Ickenham. Isaac workshop for singers (Don Greig) membershipsecretary*tvemf.org
Sat 17 South West EMF Thornbury, S. Gloucestershire. A Polychoral tour of Europe for voices & instruments (Alison Kinder)
17-24 Run by Singers. Early Music in Antwerp for more advanced singers (David Skinner)
Sat 24 Southern EMF Scaynes Hill, Haywards Heath. 'O sing unto the Lord a new song', sacred music by Schein. Workshop for voices and instruments (Peter Syrus)
Sun 25 Border Marches EMF The Pleasure Gardens workshop for singers and instrumentalists (Steven Devine and Kate Semmens)
25-2 Triora Musica. Broken Consorts for viols, plucked strings, soft winds including recorders, singers (Alison Kinder)
26-29 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque string orchestra (A=415) (Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Robin Bigwood)
JULY
Sun 2 Llandrindod Wells. Baroque dance workshop (Ricardo Barros)
Sat 8 South West EMF Renaissance Polyphony: a Singers’ Study Day (Peter Leech)
8-16 Triora Musica Early Opera Week
8-16 Warsaw 24th International Summer Academy of Early Music
10-12 Benslow Music Trust. Trio Sonatas with De Camera (A=415)
10-14 Run by Singers. Barcelona (Jeremy Jackson)
Sat 15 Ickenham United Reformed Church. Motets from the Bach and beyond for voices & instruments A=440 (Peter Syrus)
Sat 15 Eastern EMF Oranges & Clemens polyphony singing day (Will Dawes) (new date and conductor)
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 (Steven Devine)
Sat 22 North East EMF Medieval music workshop (Rebeca Austen-Brown)
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) www.gamusic.co.uk earlymusic*gamusic.co.uk
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*denote.org.uk Lythechambermusic.wordpress.com
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 www.norvis.org.uk
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)
AUGUST
5-12 Run by Singers Assisi summer school Renaissance polyphony (David Skinner)
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 Historical Dance & Music summer school (Ricardo Barros, Kimiko Okamoto, Anne Daye, Ibi Aziz) www.historicaldance.org.uk/summerschool/year2017
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) www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org
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*highamhall.com www.highamhall.com
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*jillcaudle.org.uk www.baroque-week.org.uk
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
18-20 Benslow Music Trust. John Playford in the 21st Century
Sun 20 Benslow Music Trust. John Playford dance day
Sun 27 Benslow Music Trust. Natural horn day for beginners (Anneke Scott)
29-31 Benslow Music Trust. London piano school, exploring earliest English repertoire (Penelope Cave)
SEPTEMBER
1-3 Cambridge Liturgy weekend (David Allinson)
2-9 Triora Musica. From Fayrfax to Taverner for singers (Deborah Roberts)
7-10 Medieval Music in the Dales www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk
8-10 Benslow Music Trust. Harmoniemusik with Boxwood and Brass
Sat 9 South West EMF West Bay. Workshop for voices & instruments
Sat 9 Border Marches EMF Josquin and his contemporaries (Peter Syrus)
Sat 16 Midlands EMF Selly Oak. Purcell: King Arthur for voices & instruments (John Hancorn)
Sun 17 Eastern EMF (Peter Holman)
17-22 Andrew van der Beek in Jimena de la Frontera, Spain (Robert Hollingworth)
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)
30-1 Tallis Festival (new date) info*exmoorsingers.org
30-2 Benslow Music Trust. Singing and Acting Handel (Dionysios Kyropoulos, Andrew Radley)
OCTOBER
6-8 Eastern EMF weekend (Philip Thorby)
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 21 Thames Valley EMF St Andrews Church Centre, Ealing. De Wert for singers (Will Dawes) n.wilson-smith*ntlworld.com
25-29 Run by Singers. The Glory of Venice
NOVEMBER
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)
24-26 Hawkwood College. Recorder weekend for experienced players (Piers Adams)
Sat 25 Southern EMF workshop for voices & instruments (Andrew Griffiths)
DECEMBER
Sat 16 Platinum Consort Choral Workshops. JS Bach Christmas Oratorio
Sun 17 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (Philip Thorby) secretary*tvemf.org
28-2 Andrew van der Beek in Ambleside winter school
JANUARY
28-4 Andrew van der Beek Singing at Castara in Tobago (Justin Doyle)
MARCH
14 (?) South West EMF West Bay. Workshop for voices & instruments (Matt Kingston)
MAY 2018
12 Border Marches EMF David Skinner on the Anne Boleyn Songbook
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