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 N.B. the * in email addresses has been replaced by * to defeat address-gat hering software.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
NOVEMBER
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’ www.echoesfestival.co.uk/16nov19workshop
Sat 16 North West EMF Hoole. Ceremony & Devotion – Byrd, Parsons & White 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 London, St Martin in the Fields 2-5pm. A three-hour workshop specifically designed to help choral singers execute passaggi of the type found in the great choral works of the late Baroque (Eamonn Dougan) thesixteen.com/events/couch-to-coloratura-choral-workshop-london
Sat 23 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sat 23 Midlands EMF Inspired by Leonardo workshop for voices (Robert Hollingworth)
Sun 24 Thames Valley EMF Burnham. Baroque chamber music day (Victoria Helby) secretary*tvemf.org
Sat 30 Southern EMF Easebourne Priory. A Tudor Advent for singers (David Allinson)
DECEMBER
Thur 5 Oxford, All Souls, 5-7pm. Seminar in Medieval & Renaissance Music (free)
6-8 Knuston Hall. An early Christmas: music from 3 countries and 3centuries (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) www.theyorkwaits.org.uk/HodieChristusNatusEst.pdf
Sat 14 North East EMF Brancepeth, near Durham. Schütz: The father of the orchestra (David Stancliffe)
Sat 14 Midlands EMF Christmas workshop for voices & instruments - Michael Praetorius motets from Polyhymnia Caduceatrix et Panegyrica (David Hatcher)
Sun 15 Thames Valley EMF Amersham. Christmas workshop and lunch (Philip Thorby), followed by a short AGM secretary*tvemf.org
28-2 Andrew van der Beek. Corsham Winter School (Will Dawes)
JANUARY 2020
Sat 4 Eastern EMF Epiphany Party: Christmas Story set to music by Cesare Gussago and Agostino Soderini for voices and players of renaissance wind and strings, Beccles (Philip Thorby) Application form
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
Sat 18 London, St Mary-at-Hill. Renaissance singers workshop (JanJoost van Elburg)
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 Northwood, St John’s United Reformed Church, Hallowell Road HA6 1DN. Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli & Marian antiphons, for singers (David Allinson) kategordon1001*yahoo.co.uk
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)
FEBRUARY 2020
7-9 Jackdaws. Sing, Sing, Sing (not necessarily early music) for advanced singers (Evelyn Tubb & Michael Fields)
Sat 8 Eastern EMF Machaut and the Magic of the Medieval for voices and instruments, ancient & modern, Colchester (Lizzie Gutteridge) Application form
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 & Pekiel, for voices, brass, winds, continuo (Graham O'Reilly)
16-22 Andrew van der Beek. Singing in Castara, Tobago (Justin Doyle)
Sat 22 Thames Valley EMF 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 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
Sat 22 North East EMF Bach for singers & instrumentalists (John Hancorn)
Sat 22 Midlands EMF workshop for voices (David Allinson)
24-26 Halsway Manor. Real Roots! (Piva)
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)
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
18-22 Run by Singers. The Glory of Venice (Will Dawes)
Sat 21 Border Marches EMF workshop for singers, probably 15thC (Prof Andrew Kirkman)
Sat 21 North West EMF workshop for recorders (Marion Scott)
Sat 21 Midlands EMF 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)
Sat 28 Southern EMF Cori Spezzati
APRIL 2020
13-19 Benslow Music Trust Baroque Opera - Rameau
Sat 18 North West EMF Usper & Bassano - workshop for voices and instruments (Roger Wilkes)
Sat 18 South West EMF workshop for singers (Peter Syrus)
19-24 Andrew van der Beek Dartmouth Music party. Lassus for an invited group (Patrick Craig)
Sun 26 Thames Valley EMF 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
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 & insts (Stephanie Muncey-Dyer)
Sat 9 Midlands EMF 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 Oxford, Merton College. Come & sing Spem in Alium (Benjamin Nicholas) www.oxfordbachchoir.org
Sat 16 Eastern EMF Renaissance Polyphony day for SATB voices, Cambridge (David Allinson)
17- 22 Andrew van der Beek 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
JUNE 2020
1-4 Benslow Music Trust Baroque Orchestra A=415
Sat 6 Thames Valley EMF Northwood URC. The Lambeth Choirbook, for singers (Patrick Allies) treasurer*tvemf.org
Sat 20 Southern EMF workshop for singers (David Allinson)
Sat 20 North West EMF 15th century for voices. ( Peter Syrus)
20-26 Andrew van der Beek 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 Andrew van der Beek Music at Monteconero. Early Latin American music (Gabriel Crouch)
JULY 2020
6-8 Benslow Music Trust. Baroque trio sonatas A=415
12-17 Benslow Music Trust. International Viol Summer School
12-17 Andrew van der Beek. Singing in Edinburgh (Rory McCleery)
Sat 18 Thames Valley EMF Polyphony workshop. Venue and music to follow (Stephanie Muncey-Dyer) w.plummer.esq*googlemail.com
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)
16-22 Higham Hall Early Music Summer School
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)
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)
13-20 Run by Singers. Eternal Music of the Eternal City, Rome (David Skinner) )
OCTOBER 2020
18-23 Andrew van der Beek Lewes Music Party for invited singers (Eamonn Dougan)
NOVEMBER 2020
5-7 Blackheath. London International Festival of Early Music
DECEMBER 2020
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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