DIARY OF EVENTS
16/02 Cardoso Requiem & other Portuguese composers, for singers; Tutor: Rory Johnston; St James’s, Didsbury.
09/03 Hassler / 17 century German; for voices and instruments; Morley Green Club; Tutor: Roger Wilkes.
06/04 Church music of Costanzo Festa, for voices and instruments; Tutor: Peter Syrus
04/05 Missa Confitebor Tibia à 8 by Palestrina for instruments (not recorders; A=440) and female singers; Didsbury Baptist Church; Tutors: Deborah Roberts and Laurie Stas.
22/06 The Gabrielis in Venice; for singers & instrumentalists (jointly with Cumbria Festival Chorus) Tutor: Gawain Glenton; Carver United Reform Church, Windermere.
14/09 Tutor: John Bryan. For voices and instruments, Didsbury Baptist Church
12/10 14th century secular music for voices & instruments; Tutor: Lizzie Gutteridge.
16/11 Byrd, for voices; All Saints Hoole. Tutor: Sally Dunkley.
Please send information to: firstname.lastname@example.org . 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
2 Come and Sing Handel Samson; with Chester Bach Singers and Martin Bussey;1230 for 1330 – 1830; All Saints church Hoole, Chester CH2 3HZ.
8-10 Halsway Manor. Hurdy Gurdy weekend.
10-15 Lacock. Singing in Castara (a small fishing village in Tobago). Padilla, Palestrina, Clemens, Saint Saëns, Pearsall and Delius, with JanJoost van Elburg.
12-14 Recorders course (Foundation & Lower Intermediate, grades 3-5), Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria. Tutor: Mary Tyers. www.marytyers.co.uk
15-17 Jackdaws. The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas
15-17 Rondo Viol Academy. Elementary and Lower Intermediate; also Pre-formed Consorts. The Hayes.
16 NEEMF. Majesty and Magnificence: Andrea Gabrieli and Orlande de Lassus with James Weeks. For singers and Renaissance instruments (or modern equivalents): strings, recorders, sackbuts, cornets, curtals and pluckers; A=440. St Hilda’s Church Hall, Thornleigh Road, West Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3ET
18-20 Halsway Manor. Piva: Real Roots exploring the music of Michael Praetorius.
18-22 Cambridge Woodwind Makers. Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore
22-25 West Dean. English Art Song 1600–2000, with Evelyn Tubb and Michael Fields
23 BMEMF. ‘Hail, Queen of Heaven: Iberian music in praise of the Blessed Virgin Mary’. Workshop for singers with Will Dawes. Venue: Bishop’s Palace, Hereford.
23 MEMF. The Lambeth Choirbook. Music for voices with Patrick Allies. St. Faith & St. Lawrence Church, Court Oak Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 8RD
25 – 1 Mar. Playing Playford.
26-3 Mar. Cambridge Woodwind Makers. Baroque Oboe Making
2 Renaissance flute day with Clare Beesley Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN, 10am – 4pm. In conjunction with Warwickshire Early Music. For all players of Renaissance descant, tenor and bass flutes at A=440Hz. A day of consort playing; supplementary sessions on aspects of technique and an introduction to reading early notation. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/renaissance-flute-workshop-with-clare-beesley-tickets-52519744971 or www.clarebeesley.info
8-10 Benslow. From Piano to Harpsichord, with Penelope Cave
8-10 Benslow. West Gallery music, with Francis Roads.
9 NEEMF. Piper, strike up! Playing for dancing, 14th-20th century, with de Mowbray’s Musicke. For all instruments (A=440), including percussion. Dancers welcome but may have to sit around quite a lot. Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York YO23 1BP.
16 MEMF. Purcell – The Fairy Queen with John Hancorn. Singers and instruments (A=415). Selly Oak Methodist Church hall, Langleys Road, Birmingham B29 6HT.
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.
24-29 Lacock. Lewes Lamentations; White’s six-part Lamentations and other Lenten music in the East Sussex town, with Eamonn Dougan.
29-31 Rondo Viol Academy. Advanced (theme: Purcell and Locke). The Beeches.
29 – 5 April Easter Recorder Course, The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire. https://www.recordersforall.org.uk
30 BMEMF. ‘Machaut and the Medieval.’ Workshop for singers and instrumentalists with Elizabeth Gutteridge. Venue: The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne.
5-7 Knuston Hall. Recorder Course.
5-10 Chalemie Easter School: early music, commedia, costume making etc. Headington School, Oxford.
6-12 Easter Early Music Course, Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls, with Chris Hartland, David Hatcher, Alison Kinder, Asako Morikawa, Emma Murphy, Philip Thorby, Joris Van Goethem. http://easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk/
7-11 The Benslow Baroque Oratorio: Handel and Thomas Linley, the “English Mozart” with Julian Perkins, Judy Tarling, Henrik Persson, Nicholas Shaw.
12-14 SRP National Festival, Ushaw College, Durham. www.srp.org.uk/festival2019
13 MEMF. Journey through Holy Week, workshop for voices with Patrick Craig. St Nicholas Church, St Nicholas Church Street, Warwick, CV34 4JD
14 NEEMF. Annual playing ‘day out’ at Temple Newsam House, Leeds. NEEMF members and friends perform for the public in this splendid setting.
26-28 Rondo Viol Academy. Intermediate and Upper Intermediate (theme: bow distribution – where should you be in the bow and when?). High Leigh.
28 NEEMF. Annual Northern Playing Day at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle. An opportunity for the public to hear NEEMF members and friends perform in this most magnificent of museums.
28 EMFScotland day for singers and instrumentalists with Murray Campbell, Lynne Hope and Philip Redfern; Edinburgh.
4 NEEMF. English Coronation Anthems by John Blow and Henry Purcell; for voices, strings and continuo, A= 415, with Peter Holman. St Benedict’s RC Church, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1PX
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 Portuguese Polyphony, Evora Style, for singers. Parliament Rooms, Gloucester Cathedral with David Allison.
11-12 MEMF. Valentina: Missa Diligam te Domine a 12; 2-day workshop for voices and instruments, A=440 with Philip Thorby. Solihull School.
12-14 Recorders course (Upper Intermediate & Advanced, grades 5-8) at Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria. Tutor: Mary Tyers. www.marytyers.co.uk
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
2-9 Run by Singers. Spanish Polyphony, Toledo.
10-13 Benslow. Baroque Orchestra: Bach, Telemann and Fasch, with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Oliver-John Ruthven
15 MEMF. “Wot no bars”: Jean Richafort: Missa pro Defunctis, with David Hatcher; Dorridge Village Hall.
16 NEEMF. Playing day. NEEMF members and friends play for the public at Burton Constable Hall (Elizabethan mansion), Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire, HU11 4LN.
16-22 Lacock. Music at Monteconero. Josquin, Rore, Isaac, Pizzetti and Jackson in a former mediaeval monastery on the Adriatic, with Joanna Tomlinson.
16-23 Run by Singers. Unaccompanied Renaissance for advanced singers with David Allinson, Regensberg.
17-21 Cambridge Woodwind Makers. Cornetto Making
21-23 Knuston Hall. Italy in 8: a Renaissance music tour with Peter Syrus.
24-28 Cambridge Woodwind Makers. Baroque Oboe Making
29 BMEMF. Workshop for singers and instrumentalists, with David Hatcher. And AGM. Stockenny, New Radnor.
2-7 Cambridge Woodwind Makers. Long Trumpet Making
6-14 Run by Singers. A Bach Pilgramage in Thuringia and Saxony with Jeremy Jackman.
8-10 Benslow. Baroque Trio Sonatas with Da Camera: Emma Murphy, Susanna Pell, Steven Devine
12-14 West Dean. Recorder playing – building technique and ensemble skills (Intermediate), with Helen Hooker.
14-19 Benslow. The International Viol Summer School, with Alison Crum, Ibi Aziz, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland
14-19 Lacock. Ludlow Summer School; the 40-part motet Spem in alium by Thomas Tallis with Gabriel Crouch.
27 – 3 Aug. NORVIS XLIX – early music summer school. College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham. https://norvis.org.uk/
27 – 3 Aug. Recorder Summer School, Bishop Burton College near Beverley. http://recordersummerschool.org.uk
28-4 Aug. Run by Singers. Ghent Early Music Week with David Allinson.
28-4 Aug. Cambridge Early Music residential study week; Baroque & Renaissance music for instrumentalists and singers, together and separately in chamber groups and large ensembles. With Peter Holman and tutors who are leaders in their fields. https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/summer-schools.html
4-10 Beauchamp early music course, Gloria in Excelsis Deo. Directed by Philip Thorby; tutors David Hatcher, Theresa Caudle, Adrian France, Richard Thomas. Including 24-part setting by Annibale Padovano, 40-part setting by Alessandro Striggio.
4-10 Higham Hall 6th annual early music summer school. Roger Wilkes (Head Tutor, Vocal), Deborah Catterall (Vocal), Elizabeth Dodd (Viol, Renaissance Dance), Philip Gruar (Recorder), Hugh Cherry (Lute). For competent singers, viol and recorder players, covering music c1450-c1650. http://highamhall.com/
4-11 Cambridge Early Music residential study week; Baroque & Renaissance music for instrumentalists and singers, together and separately in chamber groups and large ensembles. With Gawain Glenton and tutors who are leaders in their fields. https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/summer-schools.html
4-11 The Historical Dance Society’s 51st Annual Dance and Music Summer School, Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe. Theatre, Ball, Country Dances of 18th Century. Tutors: Riccardo Barros, Anne Daye, Kath Waters, Ibi Aziz. http://historicaldance.org.uk
4-11 Run by Singers. Assisi Summer School: Pizzetti Requiem etc. with Nigel Perrin.
11-18 Baroque Week The Leipzig Legacy: JS Bach cantatas and works by Rosenmüller, Fasch. Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, Berks.
12-15 Benslow. Baroque Buffet: Baroque on Modern Instruments with Julia Bishop, Sophie Middleditch, Julian Perkins. Upper Intermediate / Advanced.
12-15 Benslow. Madrigal and Partsong Summer School with James Oldfield, Stephen Meakins. Upper Intermediate / Advanced.
12-16 Historically Informed Summer School (HISS), Bishop Burton College near Beverley. http://www.hiss.org.uk/
18-23 Run by Singers. English Summer School with Nigel Perrin and Jeremy Jackman, Lincoln.
18-25 Irish Recorder and Viol Course, An Grianán, Termonfechin, Ireland. For players of recorders, viols and other early instruments, repertoire ancient to modern. Tutors: Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty-Hayden, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Philip Thorby. email@example.com, https://www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org, Tel. 00 353 87 175 6434
21 NEEMF. Four-part Lute Songs, with Jacob Heringman; Shadwell, Leeds.
21-26 Western Norway festival of Early Sacred Music, Sogn; for experienced small-ensemble singers. Music by Attwood, Smith, Byrd, Gibbons, Tallis, Lotti (Requiem), Pitoni, Weelkes. Contact James Reed, JNMR84094@gmail.com
23-25 Benslow. “Amongst mouvements and retakes”: Exploring Music and Dance in the 17th and 18th centuries, with Ricardo Barros, Nicolette Moonen. Advanced.
29-31 Run by Singers. Hereford Cathedral weekend with Peter North.
5, 6-8 Medieval Music in the Dales. Bolton Castle, N. Yorkshire.
6-8 Cambridge Choral Liturgy Course, St. Catherine’s College, with David Allinson. firstname.lastname@example.org
6-8 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque (Advanced) with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross
8-13 Lacock. Jimena de la Frontera music week; psalm settings by Byrd, Padilla, Mundy, Morales, Gibbons, Guerrero and Victoria; directed by Patrick Craig.
9-15 Run by Singers. Tallis, Byrd etc. with David Skinner, Barcelona.
13-15 Benslow. RecorderFest with Alyson Lewin, Jean McCreery, Rae Strong.
16-19 Benslow. English Lute Songs Old and New with Clare Wilkinson, Michael Solomon Williams, Jacob Heringman. Upper Intermediate / Advanced.
20-22 Recorders course (Foundation & Lower Intermediate, grades 3-5) at Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria. Tutor: Mary Tyers. www.marytyers.co.uk
21 NEEMF. Four-part Lute Songs, untutored workshop, Shadwell, Leeds. Exploring 4-part songs of Dowland and Campion; organised by Gill Knowles. For singers (SATB), viols (treble, tenor, tenor/bass, bass) and lutes. Primarily Dowland’s First Book of Songes or Ayres and Campion’s Two Bookes of Ayres. A=415.
21 BMEMF. Gabrieli and Schutz, with Stephen Marshall. For singers, drawing room of Clytha House, Clytha Park, near Abergavenny.
23-26 Benslow. Rediscovering Rosenmüller with William Carslake, Theresa Caudle. A=415, Advanced.
27-29 Rondo Viol Academy. Intermediate and Upper Intermediate (theme: divisions). The Beeches.
2-6 Run by Singers. The Glory of Venice with Colin Durrant.
6-13 Run by Singers. Puglia week with David Ogden.
11-13 EEMF. Biber: Missa Salisburgensis weekend. http://www.eemf.org.uk
13-18 Lacock. Singing in Rome; choral music by Victoria and others in a church near The Spanish Steps; directed by Justin Doyle.
28-31 Benslow. The Seventeenth-Century String Band with Judy Tarling and friends. Upper Intermediate / Advanced
1-3 Rondo Viol Academy. Elementary and Lower Intermediate; also Pre-formed Consorts, the Beeches.
11-14 Benslow. Harpsichord Accompaniment: Figuring it Out, with Robin Bigwood. Upper Intermediate / Advanced
15-17 Benslow. The Enchantress of Seville with Joglaresa. Tutors: Belinda Sykes and friends. A=440.
21/22-24 Benslow. Consorting Viols (3/2-night options) with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Ibi Aziz, Peter Wendland.
29 – 1 Dec. Recorders course (Upper Intermediate & Advanced, grades 5-8) at Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria. Tutor: Mary Tyers. www.marytyers.co.uk
28 – 2 Jan. 2020 Lacock. Corsham Winter School, Cotswolds, with Will Dawes.
16-22 Lacock. Singing in Castara, a small fishing village in Tobago, with Justin Doyle.
Contacts for workshops
Baroque Dance Workshop. Lis Talbott 01587 829072, email@example.com
BMEMF, Sue Russell, 01568 780559, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bmemf.org.uk
Brighton Early Music Festival, www.bremf.org.uk
Cambridge Early Music, https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/summer-schools.html
Cambridge Woodwind Makers. www.cambridgewoodwindmakers.org
Consort de Danse. http://www.ukbaroquedance.com Philippa Waite, 07976 374482.
Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT 01460 258615 email@example.com
Discoed Upper House, Discoed, nr Presteigne, LD8 2NW. 01547 560369, DiscoedEarlyMusic@BTConnect.com, info@EarlyMusicInTheMarches.com
Dorset Bach Cantata Club, Sturminster Newton High School, Bath road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1DT. http://www.dorsetbach.org.uk/, 01933 425 383.
Fiori Musicali, 01327 360931, www.fiori-musicali.com
HISS (Historically Informed Summer School), www.hiss.org.uk
Historical Dance and Music Summer School; http://historicaldance.org.uk/summerschool/
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/
NWEMF viol weekend, https://nwemf.org/violweekend/
Orpheon Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pro Cantione Antiqua, 01943 874649
Recorder Courses Lyme. email@example.com
Recorders For All wwwrecordersforall.org.uk
Recorders Scotland, Lynne Hope at Recorder Players, 19 West Burnside, Dollar, FK14 7DP, Scotland, UK
Recorder Summer School, http://recordersummerschool.org.uk/
Roger Wilkes, 01565 872650, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rondo Viol Academy. 07949 511619, http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk
Run by Singers. www.runbysingers.org 01438 840555.
Scottish Recorder Course. https://scottishrecordercourse.wordpress.com/
Tewkesbury Viol workshop: Jill Davies 01684 850112 email@example.com