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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gat hering software.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
28-4 Durham. Norvis XLVIII
28-4 Dartington week 1 (inc. early music)
29-5 Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools Early Music Summer School. Echoes of Antiquity (The Parley of Instruments)
4-11 Dartington week 2 (inc. St Matthew Passion)
5-11 Higham Hall Early Music Summer School
5-12 Run by Singers Assisi Summer School. Unaccompanied Early Music masterpieces ending with a concert in the Basilica of San Francesco (David Skinner)
5 =12 Clitheroe. Historical Dance and Music summer school
10-12 Benslow Music Trust. Playing and singing dance movements (Ricardo Barros)
10-13 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque on modern instruments
10-13 Benslow Music Trust. Madrigal and partsong summer school (James Oldfield)
12-17 Run by Singers English Summer School, Bath. English programme concentrating on the music of Purcell and his contemporaries (Nigel Perrin)
12-19 Baroque Week at Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, near Reading. “Welcome to all the Musicians”, celebrating the influence of European musicians on musical life in 17th and 18th century England (Theresa Caudle, Ann Allen, Clare Beesley, Steven Devine, Satoko Doi-Luck, Jane Francis & Kate Semmens)
13-17 Beverley. HISS Historically Informed Summer School
16-24 Le Mont Dore, France. Renaissance & Baroque course for recorders, viols, harpsichord (Kate Hearn)
17-19 Benslow Music Trust. John Playford in the 20th Century
18-25 Irish Recorder and Viol Course (Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip Thorby) info*
Sun 19 Benslow Music Trust. Natural horn day for beginners (Anneke Scott)
23-27 Western Norway Church Music Festival 2018. Two tenors & one bass wanted to sing Weelkes, Tallis, Gibbons, Walmisley, Arcadelt, Nanino etc. Must be strong singers used to singing in chamber choirs. James Reed - JNMR84094*
24-26 Cambridge Choral Liturgy Course at St Catharine's College – Guerrero, Victoria & Vivanco (David Allinson) Details from Eleanor Thompson* (possible alto spaces, otherwise full)
24-28 Leiston Abbey, Suffolk. Pro Corda Baroque Course (Adrian Butterfield, Sarah McMahon, Nicholas Parle, Leo Duarte, Rachel Brown) mail*
27-2 Venice. Musica per San Marco. Residential course for singers. Venice-connected composers - Willaert, de Rore, the Gabrielis, Cavalli, Legrenzi etc (Edzard Burchards with Kai-Schulze Forster) schufo*
Sat 1 Worcester. Worcestershire Early Music singing workshop (Deborah Roberts)
2-9 Run by Singers. Evora, Portugal. Church Music of the Portuguese Masters - Manuel Cardoso, Duarte Lobo and Filipe de Magalhães, and sing a concert in the cathedral (David Allinson) FULL
3-5 Benslow Music Trust early piano school – playing piano the Beethoven way (Penelope Cave)
Wed 5 London, tba, 7.30. Renaissance Singers workshop (Stephen Connolly)
5-9 West Dean. Introduction to making recorders & flutes (Mathew Dart)
6-9 Medieval Music in the Dales
7-9 Early Music in the Marches Discoed weekend. Handel
7-9 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque (Theresa Caudle & Alastair Ross)
Sun 9 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Pachelbel and Bach for singers & continuo (Will Dawes) treasurer*
10-13 Benslow Music Trust. Dowland and his peers (Emma Kirkby, Jacob Heringman)
17-20 Benslow Music Trust. The Lübeck Concerts: a celebration of Buxtehude (William Carslake, Joe Crouch)
Sat 22 South West EMF West Bay. Music from the coronation of James II (Matt Kingston)
Sat 22 Midlands EMF Barnt Green. Workshop for singers. Angels (Dering, Guerrero, Sweelinck, Hassler etc) (Patrick Craig)
Sat 22 Border Marches EMF Lydbury North village hall. Workshop for singers (Peter Leech)
Sat 22 North West EMF John Taverner (David Allinson)
23-30 Run by Singers. Sherry and Southern Spain (Jeremy Jackman)
28-30 Rondo Viol Academy course
Sat 29 South West EMF Cheddar. Baroque Playing Day (Sylvia Davies and Dick Little)
Sat 29 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sat 29 North East EMF From verse anthems to consort songs
Sat 6 Thames Valley EMF Ealing, St Andrew’s Church. The development of Cori Spezzati in Venice, for voices and instruments (Andrew Griffiths) secretary*
Sat 6 Eastern EMF Audley End. Charpentier (Peter Holman)
Sat 6 Wales Early Music Forum Cymru. Sennybridge. Sing and play Tudor music (David Hatcher) Details on the Border Marches EMF website
Sat 6 London, St Mary’s, Battersea Rd, SW11 3NA. Platinum Consort choral workshop. Bach: Magnificat in D, BWV 243 (Scott Inglis-Kidger)
Sat 6 Southern EMF Clapham & Patching near Worthing. Victoria Requiem for voices and instruments (Patrick Craig)
10-14 Run by singers. The Glory of Venice (David Ogden)
Sat 13 Midlands EMF Italian renaissance music for voices & instruments (Philip Thorby)
19-21 Benslow Music Trust. Choral Evensong weekend (Jeremy Jackman)
Sat 20 Border Marches EMF Tenbury Wells. Workshop for singers and string players (Emma Gibbins)
20-21 NEMA/BREMF Conference on Vocal Sound and Style 1450 to 1650 in Brighton. Papers will be given by a number of distinguished contributors on topics such as style, ornamentation, vibrato, pronunciation and rhetoric. There will be live vocal illustrations, a masterclass with young professional singers, round-table discussions and a singing workshop led by Deborah Roberts. More information
22-25 Benslow Music Trust. Purcell’s Extraordinary Tallent, for singers and continuo
26-28 Benslow Music Trust. Harmoniemusik with Boxwood and Brass
Sat 27 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sat 27 North East EMF AGM workshop. A Briton in Brussels - Peter Philips (John Bryan)
Sat 27 North West EMF Crécquillon & Lambert for singers & instrumentalists (Deborah Catterall)
1-5 Run by Singers. Tribute tour of Flanders, Ghent (Peter North)
2-4 Rondo Viol Academy courses
Sat 3 Midlands EMF Birmingham University. Music from the Royal Court of Francis 1 – workshop for voices (Andrew Kirkman)
8-10 Blackheath. London International Festival of Early Music
Sun 11 Thames Valley EMF baroque chamber music day for players & solo singers (Victoria Helby)
9-11 Benslow Music Trust. Nuns and Roses – medieval style! (Belinda Sykes)
12-15 Benslow Music Trust. Harpsichord accompaniment: figuring it out (Robin Bigwood)
Sat 17 Southern EMF Headcorn. Charpentier Te Deum for voices and instruments (Julian Perkins)
Sat 17 London, St Mary’s, Battersea Rd, SW11 3NA. Platinum Consort choral workshop. Cecilia Virgo. Palestrina, Guerrero & modern (Scott Inglis-Kidger)
Sat 17 Border Marches EMF Knighton. Workshop for modern stringed instruments (Julia Bishop)
Sun 18 Bourne End. Thames Baroque Workshop (details to follow)
22-25 Benslow Music Trust. Consorting viols (2 or 3 nights)
23-27 Lyme Regis. Piers Adams diploma level residential course for Recorder Courses Lyme. This is a wonderful opportunity for up to 12 people to work intensively with Piers. Come and enjoy recorder playing, home cooking, wine and good company.
Sat 24 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sat 24 North West EMF Christmas workshop (Alison Kinder)
Sat 1 Midlands EMF Christmas music for voices & instruments (Steven Devine)
2-5 Run by Singers. Mozart Requiem in Vienna (Jeremy Jackman)
Sat 8 London, St Mary’s, Battersea Rd, SW11 3NA. Platinum Consort choral workshop. A Lutheran Christmas – H & M Praetorius (Scott Inglis-Kidger, Ghislaine Morgan)
Sun 16 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (Patrick Craig) secretary*
28-2 Corsham winter school (Aidan Oliver) Andrew van der Beek
Sat 12 Benslow Music Trust. Try a nyckelharpa day (Vicki Swan)
14-17 Benslow Music Trust. Consorting Viols
Sat 19 Southern EMF Normandy Village Hall nr Guildford. Workshop with Gawain Glenton jennyfrost*
Sat 26 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
31-3 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque chamber music (2 or 3 nights)
10-15 Castara, Tobago. Andrew van der Beek week for singers (JanJoost van Elburg)
Sat 16 North West EMF Portuguese music for singers (Rory Johnston)
Sat 23 Border Marches EMF Hereford. Workshop for singers ( Will Dawes)
Sat 23 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
MARCH 2019
8-10 Benslow Music Trust. From piano to harpsichord (Penelope Cave)
8-10 Benslow Music Trust. West Gallery Music (Francis Roads)
Sat 16 South West EMF Gloucester. Workshop for renaissance wind instruments (Tim Bayley)
Sun 17 Benslow Music Trust. From panic to poise: strategies for managing performance anxiety (Wendy Skeen)
21-24 Benslow Music Trust. LuteFest (2 or 3 nights)
Sat 23 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sat 23 South West EMF West Bay. Workshop for voices & instruments
Sat 30 Border Marches EMF Presteigne. Workshop for singers and instrumentalists, possibly followed by a concert (Elizabeth Gutteridge)
APRIL 2019
7-11 Benslow Music Trust baroque oratorio: Handel and Thomas Linley
MAY 2019
6-8 Benslow Music Trust. Advanced harpsichord accompaniment (Robin Bigwood)
10-12 Benslow Music Trust. Lassus, the Gabrielis and Hassler (Jeremy West & friends)
Sat 11 South West EMF/Border Marches EMF Joint Workshop for Singers (David Allinson)
17-19 Benslow Music Trust. Voices & viols (Alison Crum, Peter Syrus)
Sat 18 Thames Valley EMF workshop for singers (David Allinson)
20-23 Benslow Music Trust. Gregorian chant for all (John Rowlands-Pritchard)
JUNE 2019
10-13 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque orchestra course
Sat 29 Benslow Music Trust. Natural horn day (Anneke Scott)
JULY 2019
8-10 Benslow. Baroque trio sonatas with Da Camera
14-19 Benslow Music Trust. International viol summer school
Sun 29 South West EMF baroque playing day
Sun 15 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (Philip Thorby) secretary*
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