The details of the workshop with Alison Kinder are now on the workshops page of the web site. It looks a lovely choice of music and will be suitable for singers, recorder and viol players and also well behaved cornetti and sackbuts.
There are many events and Summer schools over the Summer. See the other workshops page for information
Lute song concert in Chester 7:30 5th August, St. Werburgh’s Church, Chester
Deborah Catterall, accompanied by Hugh Cherry, is giving a concert of lute/archlute songs and solos from Shakespeare’s time, including songs from his plays and other songs by John Dowland and Purcell. The concert will include 5 songs from the plays, including ‘O mistresse mine’, ‘Where the bee sucks’ and ‘Full fathom Five’, and several of Dowland’s songs including ‘I saw my lady weep’ and ‘It was a time when silly bees’. The Purcell songs (with the archlute) include ‘Bess of Bedlam’ and one of the songs from ‘The Fairy Queen’. The concert (part of a series in the church) is free (no tickets) with a retiring collection (and tea/coffee and wine) and is quite short – around one hour, with no interval. Here is a map showing the church (CH1 1QJ), which is only a few minutes from the town centre, and a bit more than 5 minutes walk form the railway station. There is very little parking at the church, but plenty in the town centre, which is quite close – see map below.
On the 17th September we have a day workshop with John Hancorn on Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.
We have a fine group of soloists.
Debbie Catterall – Dido
Tom Salmon – Aeneas
Katy Howarth – Belinda
Jenny Murphy – 2nd Woman
The details are on the workshops page.
When you apply do mention if you would like an opportunity to take one of the smaller solo roles.
We had a most successful and enjoyable day with Stephen Rice exploring a tiny part of the huge output of this fine Flemish composer. In the course of the day we learned that his name is not a reference to Pope Clemens but in all probability his nickname perhaps given by fellow musicians. He was notoriously amoral and a drunkard. Definitely not pope like.
The Levens Choir and the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble are giving a concert in St. George’s Church Kendal on July 9th at 19.30 Bruckner, Gabrieli, Monteverdi. The flier is here
Scottish Recorder Festival
Saturday 18 June 2016
Inverleith St Serf’s Hall, Clark Road, Edinburgh EH5 3NP
Registration 9.30am, Playing 10.00am ‒ 5.00pm
Principal Conductor: Philip Thorby
Conductors: Mary Bonsor • Neil Eckford • Pamela Flanagan • Stuart Forrester • Michael Graham • Marg Hall • Lynne Hope • Annemarie Klein
Massed playing, and group playing at Advanced, Intermediate and Elementary levels
Styles of music to choose from: Renaissance, Baroque, Contemporary, Jazz, Folk
Edinburgh SRP has commissioned a new composition for the Festival from their Musical Director, Michael Graham
Lunchtime Recital by Edinburgh First Sunday Recorder Group
Stalls: Early Music Shop ‒ recorders and accessories • Recorder Music Mail/Peacock Press • Hawthorns Music • Willobie Press • Anthony Barrett, recorder technician ‒ repairs and on-the-day maintenance
Costs: Adults: £28 Full-time students: £14 Young persons under sixteen: £8
(under-sixteens must be accompanied by an adult: non-paying unless playing)
Buffet lunch: £5 bookable in advance
Book: fill in the Online Booking Form or download a printable form and book by post.
Pay: Bank transfer to Sort Code 87-70-35, Account No. 88331068, Ref: ‘your name’.
or Send cheque payable to ‘SRP (Edinburgh) Festival Committee’ to:
Judith Stenhouse (Festival Treasurer), 11 Hoggan Way, Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9DG
Any queries: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 0131 620 0671
The Festival Programme and map will be on the website in mid-May.
Non-SRP members most welcome!
The premises are accessible throughout.