Workshops and courses throughout the country and abroad
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FEBRUARY 2020
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)
14-16 Hawkwood College. Viol consorts (Jane Francis & David Hatcher)
Sat 15 North West EMF Hoylake. Zielenski & Pekiel, for voices, brass, winds, continuo (Graham O'Reilly)
16-22 Andrew van der Beek. Singing in Castara, Tobago (Justin Doyle with Sarah Latto)
21-23 Benslow West Gallery Music West Gallery Music (Francis Roads)
Sat 22 TVEMF in association with Keble Early Music Festival in association with Keble Early Music Festival. Keble College, Oxford. Venetian Polychoral Music by Giovanni Gabrieli, for singers and appropriate instruments (Ben Nicholas) secretary*tvemf.org
Sat 22 SEMF Cori Spezzati Cori Spezzati
Sat 22 North East EMF Purcell: Dido & Aeneas for singers & instrumentalists (John Hancorn)
Sat 22 MEMF workshop for voices workshop for voices (David Allinson)
23-27 Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools Woodwind Makers. Recorder making (Jacqueline Sorel)
24-26 Halsway Manor. Real Roots! (Piva)
Thu 27-Mar 26 CityLit, Keeley Street, WC2B 4BA, Consort music: A 5-week course for musicians interested in playing consort music in different instrumental combinations ("broken consort"). It will be a journey exploring the variety of sound combinations in 17th century repertoire.
Thur 27 Oxford, 10am-1pm. Keble Early Music Festival Baroque String Workshop for schools. Join Oxybaroxy (Oxfordshire Youth Baroque Strings) for a workshop led by Oxford-based period instrument ensemble Instruments of Time & Truth. Details from mark.levy*oxfordshire.gov.uk
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)
28-1 Rondo Viol Academy
Sat 29 SWEMF Gloucester Gloucester. The Renaissance Wind Band (Tim Bayley)
Sat 29 Platinum Consort workshop workshop. Dodecahedral Polyphony II: Praetorius, Hassler & Lassus
MARCH 2020
Sun 1 Higham Hall. Try Early Dance for a Day
2-5 Benslow Springtime Recorders Springtime Recorders (Alyson Lewin, Caroline Jones)
5/6-8 Benslow Music Trust Lute Fest (Nigel North, Michal Gondko, Lynda Sayce, Roy Marks, Jeni Melia)
Sun 8 Trowbridge. Baroque string workshop info*wiltshireruralmusic.co.uk www.wiltshireruralmusic.co.uk
9-11 Benslow Music Trust. Viennese Masters on piano & fortepiano (Dan Tidhar and friends)
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: Byrd & Tallis (Rory McCleery, Edmund Saddington)
Sat 14 SEMF workshop for voices workshop for voices & instruments (Deborah Roberts & Laurie Stras)
Sat 14 NEEMF Machaut for instruments Machaut for instruments & singers (Lizzie Gutteridge)
Sat 14 VOCES8 Centre, Gresham St, London EC2V 7BX, 2pm. The Sixteen: Choral Workshop. In-depth workshop on breathing technique, vocal production and ensemble singing through the medium of works by Josquin and Victoria. thesixteen.com/events/choral-workshop-2020-london
Sat 14 Platinum Consort workshop workshop. The Original Miserere: Allegri, Tomkins & Weelkes
16-18 Benslow Music Trust. Division musick & more with Pellingmans’ Saraband (Susanna Pell, Jacob Heringman)
18-22 Run by Singers. The Glory of Venice (Will Dawes)
20-22 Higham Hall viol consort weekend viol consort weekend (Elizabeth Dodd)
20-22 Higham Hall recorder consort weekend recorder consort weekend (Philip Gruar)
Sat 21 Oxford, Magdalene College Auditorium. Faculty of Music, St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 4AU, 2pm. The Sixteen: Choral Workshop. In-depth workshop on breathing technique, vocal production and ensemble singing through the medium of works by Josquin and Victoria. thesixteen.com/events/choral-workshop-2020-oxford
Sat 21 SWEMF West Bay West Bay, Dorset. Venetian Exports Padovano & Merulo for voices & insts
Sat 21 BMEMF workshop for singers workshop for singers. Music from the Court of Francois I (16th C) (Prof Andrew Kirkman)
Sat 21 NWEMF workshop for recorders workshop for recorders (Marion Scott)
Sat 21 MEMF workshop for voices workshop for voices & baroque instruments (Bill Carslake)
Sun 22 Thames Valley EMF Burnham. Renaissance consorts for instruments and voices (David Fletcher) david*tvemf.org
Sun 22 Benslow Music Trust. Natural horn day for beginners (Anneke Scott)
26-2 Easter Recorder Course www.recordersforall.org.uk
27-29 Rondo viol academy
Sat 28 SEMF Cori Spezzati Cori Spezzati
Sat 28 London, St George’s Hanover Sq. Come & Sing Handel: Coronation Anthems (Laurence Cummings). London Handel Festival
31-5 Chalemie Easter School of early Music School at Easter. Headington School, Oxford. Early music, dance, commedia, solo singing, costume making
APRIL 2020
3-9 Easter Early Music Course for experienced viol & recorder players www.easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk
Sun 5 Thames Baroque Orchestra day Orchestra day. Handel, Telemann & JS Bach
6-15 West Dean. Stringed and Keyboard instrument making
13-19 Benslow Baroque Opera –Rameau Baroque Opera – Rameau
17-19 Ipswich. SRP National Recorder Festival www.srp.org.uk/national-festival
Sat 18 SWEMF Glastonbury Glastonbury. Workshop for singers (Peter Syrus)
Sat 18 North West EMF Usper & Bassano - workshop for voices and instruments (Roger Wilkes)
Sat 18 SWEMF workshop for singers workshop for singers (Peter Syrus)
19-24 Lacock Dartmouth Music party Dartmouth Music party. Lassus for an invited group (Patrick Craig)
24-26 Rondo Viol Academy
24-28 Recorder Courses Lyme. Trio sonatas for advanced players (Tom Beets & Joris van Goethem)
Sun 26 NEEMF Temple Newsam House playing day Temple Newsam House playing day
Sun 26 TVEMF Chorleywood War Memorial Hall Chorleywood War Memorial Hall. Polish music by Paccelli (1570-1623) for voices & instruments (Eamonn Dougan) jennyfrost*waitrose.com
MAY 2020
4-7 Benslow Music Trust. Gregorian chant: The Joys of Singing (John Rowlands-Pritchard)
8-10 Benslow Music Trust. Fugues for fun (Penelope Cave)
8-10 Jackdaws. Singing Handel (Rosa Mannion)
Sat 9 NWEMF H Praetorius H Praetorius/Schutz/Bianci for voices & insts (Stephanie Muncey- Dyer)
Sat 9 SWEMF Baroque Orchestra Workshop Baroque Orchestra Workshop (Michael Williamson)
Sat 9 MEMF Hail Queen of Heaven workshop for voices Hail Queen of Heaven workshop for voices (Will Dawes)
11-13 Benslow Music Trust. Advanced harpsichord accompaniment (Robin Bigwood)
15-17 Benslow Music Trust. Voices & Viols (Alison Crum & Peter Syrus)
Sat 16 EEMF Cambridge Cambridge. Renaissance Polyphony day for SATB voices (David Allinson)
Sat 16 Oxford, Merton College. Come & sing Spem in Alium (Benjamin Nicholas) www.oxfordbachchoir.org
17- 22 Lacock Ambleside Music Week Ambleside Music Week. Esquivel (Eamonn Dougan)
17-24 Run by Singers. Avila Early Music Week - Avila, Spain (David Allinson)
18-21 Benslow Music Trust. Schütz, A & G Gabrieli (David Ireson, Jeremy West, Rogers Covey- Crump)
Sat 23 NEEMF Whitley Bay Whitley Bay. Baroque instrumental groups day (Rachel Brown & Adrian Butterfield)
Sat 30 Border Marches EMF Presteigne. Byrd & his circle, his colleagues & models (Sally Dunkley)
Sat 30 Kew. Renaissance flute day (Clare Beesley). All players of Renaissance flutes at A=440Hz welcome for a fun day of consort playing with an introduction to playing from early notation. More information and applications mail*clarebeesley.info
JUNE 2020
1-4 Benslow Baroque Orchestra A Baroque Orchestra A=415: Purcell, Arne and Boyce (Oliver Webber, Mark Caudle, Oliver-John Ruthven)
5-7 Benslow Introduction to the Harpsichord Introduction to the Harpsichord: Baroque Style for Pianists (Dr Penelope Cave)
Sat 6 TVEMF Northwood URC Northwood URC. The Lambeth Choirbook, for singers (Patrick Allies) treasurer*tvemf.org
Sat 13 North East EMF York. Infelix Ego – recusant masterpieces by Byrd, Tallis & De Monte (Rory McCleery)
Sat 13 Midlands EMF Handel: Judas Maccabeus (Justin Doyle)
14-21 Run by Singers. RBS 100 - Voyage to Odessa (Nigel Perrin)
Sat 20 SEMF workshop for singers workshop for singers (David Allinson)
Sat 20 North West EMF 15th century for voices. ( Peter Syrus)
20-26 Lacock Monteconero Music Party Monteconero Music Party. ‘Songs of Loss and Regret’ for an invited group (JanJoost van Elburg)
Sat 27 South West EMF AGM & workshop (David Allinson)
29-5 Lacock Music at Monteconero Music at Monteconero. Early Latin American music (Gabriel Crouch)
JULY 2020
Sun 5 BMEMF Three Bachs workshop for voices Three Bachs workshop for voices & instruments (Justin Doyle)
6-8 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque trio sonatas A=415 with Da Camera (Emma Murphy, Susanna Pell, Mie Hayashi)
12-17 Benslow Music Trust. International Viol Summer School l (Alison Crum, Ibi Aziz, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland)
12-17 Andrew van der Beek. Singing in Edinburgh – Renaissance music in Scotland (Rory McCleery)
Sat 18 TVEMF Polyphony workshop Polyphony workshop. Venue and music to follow (Stephanie Muncey-Dyer) w.plummer.esq*googlemail.com
19-26 Run by Singers. Return to Dresden (Peter North)
26-2 Cambridge Early Music Summer School -Baroque Early Music Summer School - Baroque
AUGUST 2020
1-8 Barnard Castle NORVIS 50 summer school www.norvis.org.uk
2-8 Beauchamp Early Music Course for singers and players of Renaissance instruments, at Rendscomb nr Cirencester. “O quam gloriosum” - large & small-scale music associated with saints and sainthood (David Hatcher, David Allinson & Sue Addison) anne*glosacadmusic.org, (01989 218432/01452 668592) www.glosacadmusic.org
2-9 Run by Singers. Assisi Summer School advanced week of unaccompanied Renaissance Polyphony (David Skinner)
2-9 Cambridge Early Music Summer School -Renaissance Early Music Summer School - Renaissance
10-13 Benslow Baroque Buffet Baroque Buffet: Baroque on Modern Instruments (Julia Bishop, Sophie Middleditch, Julian Perkins)
10-13 Benslow Madrigal and Partsong Summer School Madrigal and Partsong Summer School (James Oldfield, Stephen Meakins)
15-22 Irish Recorder & Viol course www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org
16-22 Higham Hall Early Music Summer School Early Music Summer School
16-23 Run by Singers. Cambridge Summer School (Anton Armstrong (USA))
16-23 Baroque Week summer school at Queen Anne’s School, Caversham. The Grand Tour: Italy (Theresa Caudle, Ann Allen, Amanda Babington, Clare Beesley, Zoë Cartlidge, Steven Devine, Satoko Doi-Luck, Jane Francis, David Miller, and Kate Semmens) www.baroque-week.org.uk
17-21 Beverley HISS 2020 www.hiss.org.uk
23-28 Run by Singers. Lincoln Summer School. Renaissance Masterpieces (David Allinson & David Ogden)
28-30 Benslow John Playford in the John Playford in the 21st Century (Paul Hutchinson, Karen Wimhurst)
28-30 Run by Singers. Cathedral Weekend, Manchester (Peter North)
30-6 Run by Singers. Early Music Week in Burgos, Northern Spain (Rory McCleery)
SEPTEMBER 2020
4-6 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque A=415 (Theresa Caudle & Alastair Ross)
6-11 Lacock Trogir Music Week Trogir Music Week. Renaissance choral music in an ancient Venetian port on the Croatian coast near Split. (Patrick Craig)
10-13 Medieval Music in the Dales www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk
11-13 Benslow RecorderFest RecorderFest (Alyson Lewin, Jean McCreery, Caroline Jones)
13-20 Run by Singers. Eternal Music of the Eternal City, Rome (David Skinner)
14-17 Benslow English Lute Songs Old and New English Lute Songs Old and New (Clare Wilkinson, Michael Solomon Williams, Jacob Heringman)
Sat 19 Platinum Consort workshop workshop. The Deer’s Cry: Part, Holst, Harris & Lotti
Sat 19 North East EMF York. Sisters of Ferrara (female voice polyphony) workshop (Laurie Stras)
Sat 19 MEMF Mexican Baroque music Mexican Baroque music (tbc) (Jeffrey Skidmore
21-24 Benslow Music Trust Magnificat: Sacred Music by Charpentier (Theresa Caudle, William Carslake)
21-27 Andrew van der Beek. Lucca Consort Week. a week combining work in small ensembles and double choir singing Frescobaldi’s Missa sopra l’aria della monica (Robert Hollingworth)
OCTOBER 2020
2-4 Rondo Viol Academy
Sat 3 Border Marches EMF Shrewsbury. Workshop for singers (David Allinson)
5-7 Benslow Recorder Consorts with Consortium Recorder Consorts with Consortium5 (Oonagh Lee, Kathryn Corrigan)
6-11 Andrew van der Beek Trogir. Music from the period of the Gunpowder Plot (Patrick Craig)
9-11 Benslow Harmoniemusik with Boxwood and Brass Harmoniemusik with Boxwood and Brass (Emily Worthington, Robert Percival, Martin Lawrence)
Sat 17 MEMF workshop for instruments workshop for instruments & voices (Steve Davis)
18-23 Lacock Lewes Music Party for invited singers Lewes Music Party for invited singers (Eamonn Dougan)
18-25 Run by Singers. Transylvanian Adventure, Brasov (Jeremy Jackman)
Sat 24 BMEMF T’Arty Tunes –popular tunes of their times arranged by various composers T’Arty Tunes – popular tunes of their times arranged by various composers, for recorders players (Mary Tyers)
NOVEMBER 2020
5-7 Blackheath. London International Festival of Early Music
13-15 Benslow The Women Troubadours The Women Troubadours (Leah Stuttard)
Sat 14 MEMF workshop for voices workshop for voices & instruments (Philip Thorby)
Sat 14 Platinum Consort workshop workshop. Immortal Fire: Britten, Purcell & Tallis
16-19 Benslow Harpsichord Workshop Harpsichord Workshop (Claire Williams)
19-22 Benslow Consorting Viols Consorting Viols (Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Ibi Aziz, Peter Wendland)
DECEMBER 2020
2-5 Run by Singers. Mozart Requiem at Midnight, Vienna (Nigel Perrin)
Sat 5 Platinum Consort workshop workshop. Palestrina: Mass for Christmas
Sun 13 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (Andrew Griffiths), followed by a short AGM secretary*tvemf.org (tbc)
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