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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gat hering software.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
Sat 5 Oxford, Denis Arnold Hall. Faculty of Music, St Aldates OX1 1DB, 7.30. The Sixteen Choral Workshop. In-depth workshop on breathing technique, vocal production and ensemble singing while learning works by MacMillan and excerpts from Sheppard’s Missa Cantante
Sat 5 South West EMF Cheltenham. The music of Michael Praetorius for singers & appropriate instruments (Gawain Glenton)
Sat 5 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
6-11 Lacock Venice music party for an invited group (JanJoost van Elburg)
6-13 Puglia Week Run by Singers (David Ogden)
11-13 Eastern EMF/Thames Valley EMF Thaxted, St John the Baptist. Biber: Missa Salisburgensis in 53 parts (soloists and continuo only on Friday) (Patrick Craig) ebsarewitz*
Sat 12 North West EMF 14th century secular music for voices & instruments (Lizzie Gutteridge)
Sat 12 London, St Mary’s Battersea. Platinum Consort Choral Workshop. Bach
Sat 12 Border Marches EMF Llandrindod Wells. Lis Talbott memorial workshop for instrumentalists & dancers (Alison Kinder, Anne Deller, Kath Waters)
Sun 13 London, the Church of The Holy Innocents, Paddenswick Road W6 0UB. 2-6pm. Siglo de Oro workshop on music for Milan Cathedral (book online)
13-18 Lacock. Singing in Rome
Thur 17 Oxford, All Souls, 5-7pm. Seminar in Medieval & Renaissance Music (free)
18-20 Benslow Music Trust. Harmoniemusik with Boxwood & Brass
Sat 19 Hemel Hempstead, Leverstock Green Primary School, Green Lane HP2 4SA Come and Sing Puccini: Messa di Gloria and Monteverdi: Beatus Vir. There will be a run-through performance at about 4pm Audience welcome, free entry (Stephen Jones) 01442 249751/07986 783242 info*
Sat 19 North East EMF York. Praetorius: Polyhymnia Caduceatrix et Panegyrica large-scale motets for voices & instruments (David Hatcher)
Sat 19 Midlands EMF Loughborough. Portuguese polyphony workshop for voices
19-20 Benslow Music Trust. Harmoniemusik with Boxwood and Brass
Thur 24 Oxford, All Souls, 5-7pm. Seminar in Medieval & Renaissance Music (free)
Sat 26 Bexleyheath Southern EMF In the Company of Saints - workshop for voices and instruments (Patrick Craig)
Sat 26 Speldhurst, Kent. Renaissance flute day A=440 for up to 10 players (Clare Beesley). More details from mail*
Sat 26 Edgware, St Alphage's Church, Burnt Oak, 12noon-7pm. Lotti: Requiem Mass in F for singers. Music provided in advance. Advance registration required JNMR84094*
28-31 Benslow Music Trust. The 17th century string band (Judy Tarling and friends)
30-2 Run by Singers Spanish Retreat 2, Northern Spain (not much early music) (Peter North)
6-8 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque (Theresa Caudle & Alastair Ross)
1-3 Rondo Viol Academy. Elementary & Lower intermediate, & Pre-formed consorts
Tues 5 Oxford Harp Sessions and Workshops session
7-9 London International Festival of Early Music
Sun 10 Bourne End Community Centre. Thames Baroque orchestral and choral workshop music in England 1692-1786 by Avison, Abel, Stanley & Henry Purcell (Michael Sanderson) nherdson*
11-14 Benslow Music Trust. Harpsichord accompaniment figuring it out (Robin Bigwood)
Thur 14 Oxford, All Souls, 5-7pm. Seminar in Medieval & Renaissance Music Dunstaple, Power & the mid-15th C (free)
15-17 Benslow Music Trust. The Enchantress of Seville (Joglaresa)
Sat 16 London. Platinum Consort Choral Workshops. The Renaissance Algorithm. Canons by Josquin, Mouton & Byrd and improvised canon on Tallis: If ye love me
Sat 16 London, St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate EC2M 3TL. Come and sing Mexican baroque gems by Zespedes, Padilla, Fernandes & Salazar (Jagoba Fadrique) TVEMF discount code ‘zespedes’
Sat 16 North West EMF Hoole. Byrd + for voices (Sally Dunkley)
Sun 17 North East EMF York. The Noodle Factory workshop for singers & instrumentalists (Paula Chateauneuf)
Thur 21 Oxford, All Souls, 5-7pm. Seminar in Medieval & Renaissance Music Blasphemy, cursing and Sonic Violence in the Cantigas of Santa Maria (free)
21/22-4 Benslow Music Trust. Consorting Viols
Sat 23 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sat 23 Midlands EMF workshop for voices (Robert Hollingworth)
Sun 24 Thames Valley EMF Burnham. Baroque chamber music day (Victoria Helby) secretary*
Sat 30 Southern EMF Easebourne Priory. A Tudor Advent for singers (David Allinson)
Tues 3 Oxford Harp Sessions and Workshops session
Thur 5 Oxford, All Souls, 5-7pm. Seminar in Medieval & Renaissance Music (free)
6-8 Knuston Hall. An early Christmas: music from three countries and three centuries (Peter Syrus)
Sat 7 London. Platinum Consort Choral Workshops. Monteverdi Christmas Vespers from Selva morale e spirituale of 1640
Sat 7 Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames. Hodie Christus Natus Est - Christmas Polychoral Music for experienced renaissance wind and brass players (Tim Bayley of The York Waits)
Sat 14 North East EMF Brancepeth, near Durham. Schütz: The father of the orchestra (David Stancliffe)
Sat 14 Midlands EMF Christmas workshop (David Hatcher)
Sun 15 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (Philip Thorby), followed by a short AGM secretary*
28-2 Lacock. Corsham Winter School (Will Dawes)
Sat 11 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sat 11 Border Marches EMF Leominster. Epiphany music (Paul Spicer)
16/17-19 Benslow Music Trust Baroque chamber music at 415
20-23 Benslow Music Trust Consorting Viols
Sat 25 South West EMF West Country Carols plus social event (Eddie Upton)
Sat 25 North East EMF Music for an Archduke the Regensburg manuscript (Tim Bayley)
Sat 25 Thames Valley EMF David Allinson
Thur 30 Oxford, All Souls, 5-7pm. Seminar in Medieval & Renaissance Music (free)
Fri 31 Oxford Faculty of Music Dennis Arnold Hall, 2-4pm. Performance clinic: solo song in the 17th C, from lute song to opera (Elizabeth Kenny) (free)
7-9 Jackdaws. Sing, Sing, Sing (not necessarily early music) for advanced singers (Evelyn Tubb & Michael Fields)
Thur 13 Oxford, All Souls, 5-7pm. Seminar in Medieval & Renaissance Music (free)
14-15 Jackdaws. The City Music intermediate course for renaissance wind & brass (William Lyons & Richard Thomas
Sat 15 North West EMF Hoylake. Zielenski, for voices, brass, winds, continuo (Graham O'Reilly)
16-22 Lacock. Singing in Castara, Tobago (Justin Doyle)
Sat 22 Thames Valley EMF Keble College, Oxford. Workshop for singers and instrumentalists (Ben Nicholas) More details to follow
Sat 22 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sat 22 North East EMF Bach for singers & instrumentalists (John Hancorn)
Thur 27 Oxford, All Souls, 5-7pm. Seminar in Medieval & Renaissance Music (free)
Fri 28 Oxford Holywell Music Room. Contrapunctus workshop with Faculty of Music students on 17th C repertoire & performance issues (free)
MARCH 2020
5/6-8 Benslow Music Trust Lute Fest
6-11 Benslow Music Trust. Viennese Masters on piano & fortepiano
Wed 11 Oxford. See Concerts list
Thur 12 Oxford, All Souls, 5-7pm. Seminar in Medieval & Renaissance Music (free)
13-15 Benslow Music Trust. Consort singing & original sources
Sat 14 North East EMF Machaut for instruments & singers (Lizzie Gutteridge)
16-18 Benslow Music Trust. Division musick & more
Sat 21 Border Marches EMF workshop for singers, probably 15thC (Prof Andrew Kirkman)
Sat 21 North West EMF workshop for recorders (Marion Scott)
Sun 22 Benslow Music Trust. Natural horn day for beginners (Anneke Scott)
Sat 28 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
APRIL 2020
*13-19 Benslow Music Trust Baroque Opera - Rameau
Sat 18 North West EMF Usper etc - workshop for voices and instruments (Roger Wilkes)
Sat 18 South West EMF workshop for singers (Peter Syrus)
19-24 Lacock Dartmouth Music party
Sun 26 Thames Valley EMF Eamonn Dougan
MAY 2020
4-7 Benslow Music Trust. Gregorian chant
8-10 Benslow Music Trust. Fugues for fun (Penelope Cave)
8-10 Jackdaws. Singing Handel (Rosa Mannion)
Sat 9 North West EMF H Praetorius/Schutz/Bianci for voices and instruments (Stephanie Muncey-Dyer) 11-13 Benslow Music Trust. Advanced harpsichord accompaniment (Robin Bigwood)
15-17 Benslow Music Trust. Voices & Viols (Alison Crum & Peter Syrus)
18-21 Benslow Music Trust. Schütz, A & G Gabrieli
JUNE 2020
1-4 Benslow Music Trust Baroque Orchestra A=415
Sat 6 Thames Valley EMF The Lambeth Choirbook, for singers (Patrick Allies)
Sat 20 Southern EMF workshop for singers (David Allinson)
Sat 27 South West EMF AGM & workshop (David Allinson)
JULY 2020
6-8 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque trio sonatas A=415
12-17 Benslow Music Trust. Internation Viol Summer School
12-17 Lacock. Singing in Edinburgh (Rory McCleery)
1-8 Barnard Castle NORVIS 50 summer school
4-6 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque A=415 (Theresa Caudle & Alastair Ross)
Sun 13 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (Andrew Griffiths), followed by a short AGM secretary* (tbc)
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