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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gat hering software.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
15/16-18 Benslow Music Trust. Lutefest
Sat 17 London Handel Festival. “Come and Sing” Foundling Anthem. Laurence Cummings, Belsize Baroque. From 11am.
Sat 17 North East EMF 15thC music and dance with Gaita
Sun 18 Southern EMF Smarden, Kent. Handel for chorus and orchestra, directed by John Hancorn
Sun 18 Bourne End. Thames Baroque Workshops. Purcell: King Arthur for singers and baroque orchestra A=415 (Michael Sanderson) nherdson* (01628 621367)
Mon 19 London, venue tbc, 7.15-9.45pm. Renaissance Singers workshop - Chant and polyphony: a living tradition at Westminster Cathedral (Martin Baker, Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral)
Sat 24 South West EMF West Bay. Lassus for voices & instruments (Frances Eustace)
Sat 24 North West EMF The transition of music from the C14th to the C15th (Don Greig)
Sat 24 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sat 24 Border Marches EMF Senfl & his contemporaries for recorders (Grace Barton)
29-5 Easter Recorder course, Derbyshire
4-6 Jackdaws. Singing Handel (Rosa Mannion)
4-9 Oxford. Chalemie Easter School. Early Music, dance, commedia and costume barbara.segal*
4-9 Ascot Easter Early Music Course
Sat 7 Oxford. Viola da Gamba Society AGM
Sat 7 London, St Gabriel’s Pimlico 11-4pm. Siglo de Oro workshop on Jacob Handl, Hieronymus Praetorius, Andrea Gabrieli and Hans Leo Hassler. Online booking from
9-15 Benslow Music Trust Baroque Opera: Rameau's Les Indes Galantes (Dionysios Kyropoulos, Julian Perkins, Judy Tarling, Henrik Persson, Andrew Radley). Why not stay on for the TVEMF workshop the following day.
Sat 14 Southern EMF Bosham. A polychoral tour of Europe for voices & instruments (Alison Kinder)
Sat 14 North East EMF performing day out at the Bowes Museum
Sun 15 Thames Valley EMF/Eastern EMF Benslow, Hitchin. Charpentier for voices and instruments A=415 (Julian Perkins) david*
15- 21 Andrew van der Beek. Music at Gargonza (Patrick Craig)
Sat 21 North West EMF Croce for voices & instruments (roger Wilkes)
Sat 21 South West EMF (Gloucester) renaissance wind instruments workshop (Tim Bayley)
21-28 Thoiry, France. Brilliantly Baroque course. Orpheon Foundation
Sat 28 South West EMF Thorverton. Monteverdi Madrigals for voices (Tim Mirfin)
Sat 28 Midlands EMF Dominique Phinot for voices (Paul Spicer)
Sun 29 Thames Valley EMF/Baroque Week. Burnham baroque chamber music day (Peter Collier) (0161 281 2502) p.b.collier*
Sun 29 North East EMF performing day out at Temple Newsam House
4-6 Benslow Music Trust. Harpsichord Playing with a French Accent (Penelope Cave)
Sat 5 Southern EMF Bexleyheath. Top tunes of the early renaissance – workshop for loud wind (Lizzie Gutteridge)
Sat 5 North East EMF Guiseley. Les Grands Motets by Lully & Rameau (Aljosa ‘Josh’ Skorja
10-14 Lyme Regis. “Recorder Courses Lyme. Trio sonata workshop (Saskia Coolen & Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk)
11-13 Benslow Music Trust. The 17th Century String Band (Judy Tarling, Annette Isserlis)
Sat 12 Southern EMF Easebourne, Midhurst. Word and Music of Mediaeval England – workshop for singers (Stef Conner)
Sat 12 Border Marches EMF David Skinner on the Anne Boleyn Songbook
Sat 12 St John's Smith Square 10.30-? Workshop on building harmonic flutes London Festival of Baroque Music
13-14 Sturminster Newton. Dorset Bach Cantata Club (Tim Brown)
14-16 Benslow Music Trust. Advanced Harpsichord Accompaniment (Robin Bigwood)
14-19 Andrew van der Beek. Singing in Venice – Victoria Requiem (Carlos Aransay)
Sat 19 Thames Valley EMF/Eastern EMF Epping Hall, St John's Road, CM16 5JU. I was glad – a workshop for voices and instruments around Victoria: Missa laetatus sum (Philip Thorby) secretary*
Sat 19 South West EMF Westbury. English rounds, catches & madrigals for voices (Venetia Caine and Clare Griffel)
Sat 19 Midlands EMF Rugby. Gabrieli, Grillo & Guami for voices & instruments (Jamie Savan)
21-24 Benslow Music Trust. Heinrich Schütz and his Contemporaries (Peter Bassano, Jeremy West)
Sat 26 North West EMF Franco-Flemish music inc Brumel (William Carslake)
27-1 France, Moulin de Cajarc, Cordes-Sur-Ciel Renaissance flute course (Clare Beesley) mail*
Sat 9 South West EMF Backwell. On Will Kemp, for Voices and Instruments with Alison Kinder (includes AGM)
Sat 9 Midlands EMF Italian concertos for strings (Theresa Caudle)
Sat 9 North East EMF York. Workshop for small unaccompanied vocal groups (Deborah Catterall)
Sun 10 Thames Valley EMF Little Chalfont. Hieronymus Praetorius (Patrick Allies) treasurer*
10-16 Andrew van der Beek. Music at Monteconero - Weelkes, Ward, Tomkins, Deering and Ramsey (Gabriel Crouch)
10-17 Venice. Residential course for singers. “Das Hohelied Salominis” (Song of Solomon) by Leonhard Lechner 1606 and other sacred 16th/17th century works (Martin Schmidt & Frank Leenen) Details: Eberhard Dehne-Niemann - dehneniemanne*
Sun 17 South West EMF/Viola da Gamba Society joint meeting in Bristol.
17-23 Andrew van der Beek. Monteconero Music Party - Missa Ave virgo sanctissima by Gery de Ghersem (Erik Van Nevel)
17-24 Run by Singers. Avila. Unaccompanied renaissance music for advanced singers (David Skinner)
Sat 23 Southern EMF Canterbury. Thomas Tallis in Canterbury - choral workshop (David Allinson) richard.j.whitehouse*
Sat 23 London, St Mary’s, Battersea Rd, SW11 3NA. Platinum Consort choral workshop. Handel: Solomon (excerpts) (Scott Inglis-Kidger)
Sat 30 Eastern EMF Renaissance polyphony for singers (David Allinson)
1-8 Run by Singers. A week in Dresden (Colin Durrant)
Sat 7 London, St Mary’s, Battersea Rd, SW11 3NA. Platinum Consort choral workshop. Monteverdi Beatus Vir etc (Scott Inglis-Kidger)
Sat 7 Midlands EMF Warwick. Verse anthems for voices & viols (David Hatcher)
Sun 15 Thames Valley EMF Seven – seven composers, all represented by 7-part music. A workshop for singers and instrumentalists (Peter Syrus) david*
15-22 Run by Singers. A week in Budapest. A mix of Renaissance and more recent repertoire (Patrick Craig)
23-28 Beauchamp House Summer School early music course. Holy Week (Philip Thorby, David Hatcher)
28-4 Durham. Norvis XLVIII
29-5 Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools Early Music Summer School. Echoes of Antiquity (The Parley of Instruments)
5-12 Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools Early Music Summer School. The Birth of Opera (Philip Thorby & friends)
5-12 Run by Singers Assisi Summer School. Unaccompanied Early Music masterpieces concluding with a concert in the Basilica of San Francesco (David Skinner)
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)
18-25 Irish Recorder and Viol Course (Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip Thorby) info*
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)
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*
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
5-9 West Dean. Introduction to making recorders & flutes (Mathew Dart)
6-9 Medieval Music in the Dales
7-9 Discoed weekend
7-9 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque (Theresa Caudle & Alastair Ross)
Sat 22 South West EMF West Bay. Workshop for voices & instruments (Matt Kingston)
Sat 22 Midlands EMF workshop for singers. Angels (Patrick Craig)
23-30 Run by Singers. Sherry and Southern Spain (Jeremy Jackman)
Sat 29 South West EMF Cheddar. Baroque Playing Day (Sylvia Davies and Dick Little)
Sat 29 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sat 6 Thames Valley EMF Ealing, St Andrew’s Church. Italian music for voices and instruments (more info later) (Andrew Griffiths) CHANGE OF DATE
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)
Sat 27 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
1-5 Run by Singers. Tribute tour of Flanders, Ghent (Peter North)
Sat 17 Southern EMF Headcorn. Workshop for voices and instruments (Steven Devine and Kate Semmens)
Sat 17 London, St Mary’s, Battersea Rd, SW11 3NA. Platinum Consort choral workshop. Cecilia Virgo. Palestrina, Guerrero & modern (Scott Inglis-Kidger)
Sat 24 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sat 2 Midlands EMF Leamington Spa. Christmas music for voices & instruments (Alison Kinder)
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*
Sat 19 Southern EMF Normandy Village Hall nr Guildford. Workshop with Gawain Glenton jennyfrost*
Sat 27 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sat 24 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
MARCH 2019
Sat 24 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
MAY 2019
Sat. 11 South West EMF/Border Marches EMF Joint Workshop for Singers (David Allinson)
Sat 18 Thames Valley EMF workshop for singers (David Allinson)
Sun 29 South West EMF baroque playing day
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