Other events



NWEMF Workshops


22/09  Early Tudor; Tutor: David Allinson; for singers; Didsbury Baptist Church,

27/10   Crequillon & Lambert; Tutor: Deborah Catterall; Bethesda Chapel Mold.

24/11   Christmas/Advent theme for voices and instruments; Tutor: Alison Kinder; Chester.



16/02   Cardoso Requiem & other Portuguese composers, for singers; Tutor: Rory Johnston; Chorley Village Hall.

09/03   Hassler / 17 century German; Morley Green Club; Tutor: Roger Wilkes.

22/06   The Gabrielis; for singers & instrumentalists (jointly with Cumbria Festival Chorus) Tutor: Gawain Glenton; Carver Uniting Church, Windermere.

14/09   Tutor: John Bryan


Non-NWEMF Workshops

Please send information to: jmh@noc.ac.uk . I actively research our own & the workshops of our contiguous EMFs (BMEMF, EMFScotland, MEMF, NEEMF), Benslow, Jackdaws, Lacock, Rondo & West Dean.  Summer Schools & other workshops will only be included in the Contacts section, unless I am sent specific information by members or the organisers.


August 2018

5-12     Cambridge Early Music Summer School.  The Birth of Opera (Philip Thorby & friends)

5-12     Historical Dance and Music Summer School; Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe, Lancs. Masque Dance and Music at the Jacobean Court. 3- or 6-day courses for dancers, string players, 1 flautist and singers. With Anne Day (dance), Tamsin Lewis (music).

5-12     Meeting Musical des Monts Dore.  For recorders, harpsichord, viol.  La Bourboule, Auvergne, France, with Marion Doherty, Kate Hearne.

5-12     Run by Singers, Assisi Summer school, unaccompanied early music masterpieces, concluding concert in the Basilica of San Francesco, with David Skinner.

7-11     Accord.  Recorder summer school (in French).

10-12   Benslow. Playing and singing dance movements with Ricardo Barros.

10-13   Benslow.  Madrigal and partsong summer school (Upper Intermediate/Advanced) with James Oldfield.

10-13   Benslow.  Baroque Buffet: Baroque on modern instruments (Upper Intermediate/ Advanced) with Julia Bishop and friends.

12-17   Lacock.  Ludlow Summer School: A Venetian Vespers, with music for choir and instruments by Monteverdi, Croce and Gabrieli, with Justin Doyle, David Hatcher, Greg Skidmore.

12-17   Run by Singers, Bath summer school; Purcell and English contemporaries, with Nigel Perrin.

12-19  Baroque week.  Queen Anne’s School, Caversham. Artistic Director: Theresa Caudle.

12-19   International Chamber Choir Week, with Will Dawes, Francis Steele; La Maison Verte, Languedoc, southern France.  www.lamaisonverte.co.uk

13-17   HISS (Historically Informed Summer School), Bishop Burton College, Beverley, including Richard Thomas as brass tutor.

16-24   Meeting Musical des Monts Dore, France. Annual multi-lingual summer school for recorders, harpsichord and viol in the Auvergne. Tutor: Kate Hearne. http://www.rencontres-musicales-des-monts-dore.fr/

17-19   Benslow.  John Playford in the 21st Century (Lower/Upper Intermediate, Advanced) with Paul Hutchinson, Karen Wimhurst.

17–27  Consort de Danse Baroque Summer School, Cardiff, with Philippa Waite. www.ukbaroquedance.com, 07976 374482

18-25   Irish Recorder and Viol Course, at An Grianán (‘The Sunny Place’), Termonfechin, on the coast north of Dublin with Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip Thorby. http://www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org.

19-20   de Mowbray’s Musicke, workshops on 15th century and also Tudor dance, Whitby Folk Week. Peter Barnard, peter.barnard@me.com

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@gmail.com

24-26   Cambridge Choral Liturgy Course, St. Catherine’s College with David Allinson.  ian.et.thompson@gmail.com

24-26   Recorders for All Summer Recorder Festival; Dean Close school, Cheltenham.

24-28   Leiston Abbey, Suffolk. Pro Corda Baroque Course (Adrian Butterfield, Sarah McMahon, Nicholas Parle, Leo Duarte, Rachel Brown) mail@procorda.com (01728 831354)

25-27   de Mowbray’s Musicke, Framlingham Castle, Suffolk. Peter Barnard, peter.barnard@me.com

27 – 2 Sept.  Musica per San Marco – Early Music Course for experienced singers; works by conductors and organists at San Marco in Venice (Willaert, de Rore, the Gabrielis, Cavallli, Legrenzi etc.) with  Edzard Burchards and Kai-Schulze Forster.  Residential, Centro Culturale, Don Orione Artigianelli, Venice.  Organised by: Maison Voltaire e.V., Belziger Str. 25, 2. Hinterhof, Aufgang 8, 10823 Berlin.  www.maison-voltaire.de, info@maison-voltaire.de or schufo@gmx.de


September 2018

1          Singing workshop with Deborah Roberts, Angel Centre, Worcester.  https://deborahrobertsworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk

2-9       Run by Singers, Evora, Portugal.  Church music of the Portuguese Masters (Manuel Cardoso, Duarte Lobo, Filipe de Magalhães) with David Allinson.

5-9       West Dean.  Introduction to making recorders and flutes with Mathew Dart.

6-9       Medieval Music in the Dales, a variety of instrumental, dance and vocal workshops, in and around Bolton Castle and Redmire, Wensleydale.

7-9       Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle & Alastair Ross.  Baroque chamber music (A415) primarily for pre-formed groups, but applications from individuals “are welcome”; they “do our best to put together coherent ensembles. Level: Advanced”

7-9       Discoed Early Music in the Marches workshop weekend.

8          Sacred and Profane; choral workshop with Eamon Dougan, Sally Dunkley; George Watson Memorial Hall, Tewkesbury.   www.thesixteen.com .

10-13   Benslow.  Dowland and his peers (in association with the Lute Society; Upper Intermediate / Advanced) with Dame Emma Kirkby, Jacob Heringman.  Especially four-part airs and lute-songs.

17-20   Benslow.  The Lübeck Concerts: a celebration of Buxtehude (Advanced; strong sight-readers) with William Carslake, Joe Crouch.  For singers and baroque instruments (A=415)

22        MEMF.  Angels (Dering,Guerrero, Sweelinck, Hassler,etc) – workshop for Singers with Patrick Craig.  Barnt Green Church Hall.

22        BMEMF. Princely Splendour II: Sacred Music in Enlightenment Rome under Pope Pius VI. For singers, with Peter Leech; Lydbury North village hall, SY7 8AU.

22        Historical Dance Society, First Steps into Historical Dancing – dance and music workshop for beginners, St Kenelm’s Church Hall, Bromsgrove Road, Romsley, Worcestershire, B62 0NT. Renaissance dance with Ann Hinchliffe and its music with Andy Casserley and Ian Pittaway. 12.30 for 1‒5 p.m. £10.Contact Andy, tel.: 01527 880030, or email casserley@btinternet.com; https://historicaldance.org.uk/events

23-30   Run by Singers; Sherry and southern Spain with Jeremy Jackman.

28-30   Rondo.  Intermediate and Upper Intermediate.  Hothorpe Hall

28-30   West Dean.  Handel –  music appreciation, with Roy Stratford.

28-30   Early Music for the Curious; Medieval (Sat.) and Renaissance (Sun.) music for singers and instrumentalists, with Ian Pittaway; Spalding; www.earlymusicmuse.com

29        NEEMF.  Workshop for voices and viols, Clements Hall, York.


October 2018

5-7       Jackdaws.  Recorder Weekend with Anna Stegmann

6          Wales Early Music Forum Cymru first workshop. Tudor Music for singers and instrumentalists with David Hatcher. Maescar Community Hall, Sennybridge, LD3 8RR. https://form.jotformeu.com/81274411484354

6          Historical Dance Society, Working with the sources workshop, St Barbara’s Scout Hut, Rochester Road,  Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5 6AG.  Steps into Playford with Anne Daye. exploring significant changes in dance culture circa 1700.  Contact Jen Morgan (01926 810415 or jen@folkdancing.co.uk), https://historicaldance.org.uk/events

10-14   Run by Singers; The Glory of Venice (David Ogden).

13        MEMF.  Laetatus Sum – Music of the Italian Renaissance: workshop for voices and instruments (A=440), with Philip Thorby.  St.Faith & St.Laurence Church, Court Oak / Croftdown Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 8RD.

14-19   Lacock.  Singing in Seville.   Guerrero, Morales and Lobo in a baroque church in the historic centre of Seville, with Gabriel Díaz.

14-20   Accord.  Recorder Course.

19-21   Benslow.  Choral Evensong with Jeremy Jackman.

20        BMEMF. Musica et Animalia: animals in Tudor Music.  For singers and string players. Tutor: Emma Gibbins. Venue: Church of St Michael and All Angels, Oldwood, Tenbury Wells.

22-25   Benslow.  Purcell’s Extraordinary Tallent (sic): for singers and continuo players ((Lower/Upper Intermediate, Advanced) with Andrew Radley, Oliver-John Ruthven

26-28   Benslow.  HarmonieMusik with Boxwood and Brass (Upper Intermediate / Advanced) with Emily Worthington, Robert Percival, Anneke Scott

27        NEEMF AGM and workshop: A Briton in Brussels (Peter Phillips) with John Bryan.

27        MEMF.  Sue Peters Recorder Day (A=440), Selly Oak Methodist Church, Langleys Road, Birmingham B29 6HT.


November 2018

1-5       Run by Singers; Tribute tour of Flanders, Ghent, with Peter North.

2-4       Rondo.  Elementary and pre-formed groups.  High Leigh

3          MEMF.  Music from the Royal Court of Francis 1 – Workshop for voices, with Andrew Kirkman.  Bramall Dome, Birmingham University.

9-11     Benslow.  Nuns and Roses: Medieval Style! For all instruments and singers with Belinda Sykes and Joglaresa.

10        NEEMF.  Workshop for singers and instrumentalists with Peter Syrus. Seven – Lassus, Tallis, Sheppard, Wert, Pipelare, Sutton, Pevernage – seven composers, all represented by 7-part music. St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Station Road, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8YY

12-15   Benslow.  Harpsichord Accompaniment: Figuring it out (Upper Intermediate / Advanced) with Robin Bigwood.

16–18  Hawkwood. Italian Madrigal weekend.

22/23-25  Benslow.  Consorting Viols with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Ibi Aziz, Peter Wendland.

23-27   Diploma level Recorder course, Lyme Regis. www.recordercourseslyme.com

24        BMEMF.  String workshop with Julia Bishop for Baroque and modern strings. Grange Court, Leominster HR6 8NL.


December 2018

1          MEMF.  Workshop for Voices and Instruments (A=415) with Steven Devine.  Seasonal Music, West Orchard United Reformed Church, 83 Baginton Road, Styvechale, Coventry, CV3 6FP

2-5       Run by Singers.  Mozart Requiem in Vienna (Jeremy Jackman).

28 – Jan 2.  Lacock.  Winter school, Corsham (Cotswolds).  Eccard, Philips, Lassus and James Macmillan with Aidan Oliver.


January 2019

4-6       West Dean.  Viol consort music (Intermediate/Advanced) with Alison Crum.

5          MEMF.  Workshop for voices (music to be announced) with David Allinson.  Solihull Methodist Church, Bossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1LD.

12        NEEMF.  Purcell at A=415 (voices and instruments) with George Kennaway; St. Benedict’s RC Church, Garforth. LS25 1PX.

14-17   Benslow.  Consorting Viols with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland.

19        Zelenka Mass, JS Bach Ascension Oratorio; Come and sing/play workshop with Richard Roddis; Bramcote Church, Nottingham NG9 3HD.  0115 981 0874, www.sinfoniachorale.uk .

31/1Feb – 3 Feb  Benslow.  Baroque chamber music (A=415) with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Robin Bigwood, Stephen Preston, Kate Latham.


February 2019

10-15   Lacock.  Singing in Castara (a small fishing village in Tobago). Padilla, Palestrina, Clemens, Saint  Saëns, Pearsall and Delius, with JanJoost van Elburg.

15-17   Jackdaws.  The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas

22-25   West Dean.  English Art Song 1600–2000, with Evelyn Tubb and Michael Fields

23        BMEMF. Workshop for singers with Will Dawes. Venue: Bishop’s Palace, Hereford.

23        MEMF.  The Lambeth Choirbook.  Music for voices with Patrick Allies


March 2019

8-10     Benslow. From Piano to Harpsichord, with Penelope Cave

8-10     Benslow.  West Gallery music, with Francis Roads.

21/22-24  Benslow.  LuteFest with Gian Luca Lastraioli, Jacob Heringman, Roy Marks, Lynda Sayce, Jeni Melia

22-24   West Dean.  Recorder consort weekend (Intermediate) with Helen Hooker.

22-24   Higham Hall.  Viol consort weekend with Elizabeth Dodd.

22-24   Higham Hall.  Recorder consort weekend with Philip Gruar.

30        BMEMF.  Workshop for singers and instrumentalists with Elizabeth Gutteridge. Venue: The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne.


May 2019

6-8       Benslow.  Advanced Harpsichord Accompaniment, with Robin Bigwood

10-12   Benslow.  The Harpsichord and the Hispanic, with Penelope Cave

10-12   Jackdaws.  Singing Handel (Advanced) with Rosa Mannion

11        SWEMF/BMEMF joint workshop for singers with David Allison.

13-16   Benslow.  Lassus’ Vinum Bonum and Music by Di Lasso, the Gabrielis and Hassler, with Jeremy West and friends

17-19   Benslow.  Voices and Viols, with Alison Crum, Peter Syrus

20-23   Benslow.  Gregorian Chant for All, with John Rowlands-Pritchard



10-13   Benslow.  Baroque Orchestra: Bach, Telemann and Fasch, with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Oliver-John Ruthven



8-10     Benslow.  Baroque Trio Sonatas with Da Camera: Emma Murphy, Susanna Pell, Steven Devine

14-19   Benslow.  The International Viol Summer School, with Alison Crum, Ibi Aziz, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland



6-8       Jackdaws.  Stylish Baroque (Advanced) with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross



Contacts for workshops

Accord.  www.moulindecajarc.com.

Baroque Dance Workshop.  Lis Talbott 01587 829072, edavies@edavies.co.uk

Baroque Week. Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, Berks. 01747 830625, info@baroque-week.org.uk, http://www.baroque-week.org.uk

Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills, Ibberson Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9RB. 01462 459446, info@benslow.org, www.benslow.org

Beauchamp Early Music Course, c/o Gloucester Academy of Music, Barbican House, Gloucester, GL1 2JF. 01452 688592, earlymusic@gamusic.co.uk, www.gamusic.co.uk

BMEMF, Sue Russell, 01568 780559, peterandsuerussell@btinternet.com, www.bmemf.org.uk

Brighton Early Music Festival, www.bremf.org.uk

Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools, 0844 808 2412, info@cemss.org, www.cambridgeearlymusic.org

Canford Summer School of Music, Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AP. 020 8660 4766, canfordsummersch@aol.com, www.canfordsummerschool.co.uk

Chalemie Summer School, Headington School, Headington Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3. Barbara Segal 020 7700 4293, chalemie@thorn.demon.co.uk, www.chalemie.co.uk

Consort de Dansehttp://www.ukbaroquedance.com  Philippa Waite, 07976 374482.

Dartington International Summer School. 01803 847080, info@dartingtonsummerschool.org.uk, www.dartingtonsummerschool.org.uk

Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT 01460 258615 dillington@somerset.gov.uk

Discoed Upper House, Discoed, nr Presteigne, LD8 2NW. 01547 560369, DiscoedEarlyMusic@BTConnect.com, info@EarlyMusicInTheMarches.com

Dolmetsch Summer School, Frensham Heights nr. Farnham, 01428 643235, brian@dolmetsch.com, www.dolmetsch.com

Dorset Bach Cantata Club, Sturminster Newton High School, Bath road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1DT.  http://www.dorsetbach.org.uk/, 01933 425 383.

Easter Early Music Course for recorder & viol players. St George’s School, Wells Lane, Ascot, SL5 7DZ. info@easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk, easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk

EEMF, committee@eemf.org.uk, http://www.eemf.org.uk

EMFScotland, events@emfscotland.org.uk, www.emfscotland.org.uk

Farncombe Estate, Adult Learning Centre, Broadway, WR12 7LJ. 01386 854100, enquiries@FarncombeEstate.co.uk, www.farncombecourses.co.uk

Fiori Musicali, 01327 360931, www.fiori-musicali.com

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Somerset, TA4 4BD 01984 618274 office@halswaymanor.org.uk , www.halswaymanor.org.uk

Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud, GL6 7QW. 01453 759034, info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk, www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk

Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH Early Music Summer Course. Details from 017687 76276, info@highamhall.com, www.highamhall.com

HISS (Historically Informed Summer School),  http://www.hiss.org.uk

Historical Dance and Music Summer School; http://historicaldance.org.uk/summerschool/

IoM, Ballacottier School, Douglas, Isle of Man. 01624 695777, Helen.Kneale@liverpool.ac.uk, www.eileensilcocks.co.uk

Irish Recorder & Viol Course. Termonfechin, Ireland. 00 353 85 288 0389, info@irishrecorderandviolcourse.org, www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org

Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NY. 01373 812 383, music@jackdaws.org, www.jackdaws.org.uk

The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0BQ, 01300 320684, kingcombe@hotmail.co.uk, www.kingcombe.org

Knuston Hall, Irchester, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7EU. 01933 312104, enquiries@knustonhall.org.uk, www.knustonhall.org.uk

Lacock, Andrew van der Beek, 01249 730468, avdb@cantax.freeserve.co.uk, www.lacock.org

Leicester Early Music Festival. 0116 270 9984, mail@earlymusicleicester.co.uk, www.earlymusicleicester.co.uk

Lute Society, Christopher Goodwin, 01483 202159, lutesoc@aol.com, www.lutesoc.co.uk

Lythe, www.lythechambermusic.wordpress.com

Maison Verte Music, http://www.lamaisonverte.co.uk/courses/

Medieval Music in the Dales, www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk

Meeting Musicale des Monts Dore, http://www.meeting-musical-des-monts-dore.fr/

MEMF, Mike Ashley (MEMF Chair), chairman@memf.org.uk, www.memf.org.uk

Mostly Music, Roger Wilkes, 01565 872650, mostlymusic@btinternet.com, www.mostlymusic.co.uk

Musica Donum Dei, Wendy Hancock, wendy@philidors.co.uk, http://www.musicadonumdei.org

NCEM, National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, Percy’s Lane, York, YO1 9TI. 01904 632220, boxoffice@ncem.co.uk, http://www.ncem.co.uk

NEEMF, secretary@neemf.org.uk, www.neemf.org.uk

NEMA, jane.beeson@btopenworld.com, www.nema-uk.org

NORVIS, Northumbrian Recorder & Viol Summer School, Durham, 07736 108771, enquiries@norvis.org.uk, www.norvis.org.uk

NWEMF viol weekend, https://nwemf.org/violweekend/

Opus Anglicanum, 01749 675131, info@opus-a.co.uk, www.opus-anglicanum.com

Orpheon Foundationorpheon@gmx.at

Osiris.   http://osirisbrass.com/summer%20academy/index.html

Oxford Baroque Week. Headington School, Oxford. 0161 281 2502, p.b.collier@googlemail.com, www.baroque-week.org.uk

Pro Cantione Antiqua, 01943 874649

Recorder Courses Lymeenquiries@recordercourseslyme.com

Recorders For All wwwrecordersforall.org.uk

Recorders Scotland, Lynne Hope at Recorder Players, 19 West Burnside, Dollar, FK14 7DP, Scotland, UK

Recorder Summer Schoolhttp://recordersummerschool.org.uk/

Roger Wilkes, 01565 872650, mostlymusic@btinternet.com

Rondo Viol Academy. 07949 511619, http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk

Run by Singerswww.runbysingers.org  01438 840555.

Salts Mill, Saltaire,  01274 288100, sales@earlymusicshop.com, www.earlymusicshop.com

Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, 01223 263063, scholacambridge@aol.com, www.scholagregoriana.org

Scottish Recorder Course.  https://scottishrecordercourse.wordpress.com/

SEMF, richard.j.whitehouse@btinternet.com, http://www.semf.org.uk

Sherborne Early Music. Sherborne Girls School, Bradford Rd, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3QN, info@sherborneearlymusic.com, http://www.sherborneearlymusic.com

Singers of Note, 01204 692797, martin.westhorp@ntlworld.com, www.singersofnote.com

Singing Days, 01943 874649, pca@singingdays.co.uk, www.singingdays.co.uk

Society of Recorder Players, Manchester branch normally meets 1st Friday & 2nd Saturday of every month. Ros Flinn, 01772 335801, manchester@srp.org.uk, www.srp.org.uk/manchester/index.php

SWEMF, secretary@swemf.org.uk, http://www.swemf.org.uk

Tallis Scholars Summer School, Oakham School, Rutland, 01223 693281, helen.poole@tsss.uk.com, www.tsss.uk.com

Tewkesbury Viol workshop: Jill Davies 01684 850112 oldchapelcourt@btinternet.com

Triora Musica, Deborah Roberts, 01273 823788, deborah@musica-secreta.com, www.trioramusica.com

TVEMF, www.tvemf.org, secretary@tvemf.org, tamesis@tvemf.org

VdGS (Viola de Gamba Society), 01904 706959, admin@vdgs.org.co.uk, www.vdgs.org.uk

West Dean College, Chichester, PO18 0QZ, 01243 811301, short.courses@westdean.org.uk, www.westdean.org.uk