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NWEMF Workshops

Feb 2021

06/02 Tutor: Andrew Griffiths

Non-NWEMF Workshops.

NB. listing is no guarantee that the workshop or concert will take place. Please check before committing.

See Online resources for a listing of all online content we have been informed about.


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

July 2020

12-17 Lacock; Singing in Edinburgh, with Rory McCleery. Renaissance music including the 19-part O bone Jesu and Missa Dum sacrum mysterium of Robert Carver and music by Peebles, Josquin and Jachet of Mantua. POSTPONED to 11-16 July 2021.
19-26 Run by Singers. Return to Dresden with Peter North. CANCELLED

August 2020

2-8 Beauchamp. Rendcomb College near Cirencester. O Quam Gloriosum. Director: David
Hatcher, Tutors: David Allinson, Sue Addison. For singers and players of Renaissance
instruments, exploring music inspired by the saints. 4 tutor-led sessions each full day, all meals provided, accommodation available on site. Contact Anne on 01989 218432,
anne@glosacadmusic.org, or http://www.glosacadmusic.org
2-9 Run by Singers. Assisi Summer School; unaccompanied Renaissance polyphony with David Skinner.
10-13 Benslow. Baroque Buffet: Baroque on modern instruments, with Julia Bishop, Sophie Middleditch, Julian Perkins.
10-13 Benslow. Madrigal and PartSong Summer School with James Oldfield, Stephen Meakins
15-22 Irish Recorder and Viol Course, County Louth. http://www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org CANCELLED
16-22 Higham Hall Early Music Summer School. CANCELLED
16-23 Run by Singers. Cambridge Summer School with Anton Armstrong. CANCELLED
18-25 Arcadia course, Koszecin, Silesia, Poland. Theme Te Deum, with the Charpentier setting and music by his contemporaries. https://www.arcadia.me/tedeum
21-31 Consort de Danse Baroque Summer School, Rubicon Dance Centre, Cardiff. For all levels – partial attendance options available. http://www.ukbaroquedance.com
22-23 Benslow. On-line Baroque Trio Sonatas with Da Camera: Intermediate and
Advanced, with Emma Murphy, Susanna Pell, Mie Hayashi.
23-28 Run by Singers. Lincoln Summer School; Renaissance Masterpieces with David Allinson & David Ogden. MOVED to 2021.
28-30 Run by Singers. Cathedral weekend, Manchester, with Peter North. MOVING to
29 – 5 Sept. Tudor Polyphony and Beyond… A choral course for 16-18 experienced singers with Eamonn Dougan and Francis Steele; La Maison Verte, Roujan, Languedoc. All food, tuition, music, on-site accommodation included in fee 795 euros. Contact anneroberts23456@gmail.com.
30 – 6 Sept. Run by Singers. Early Music Week, Burgos, northern Spain with Rory McCleery.

September 2020

4-6 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross; Advanced.
6-11 Lacock. Trogir Music Week: Renaissance choral music with Patrick Craig.
11-13 Benslow. RecorderFest with Alyson Lewin, Jean McCreery, Caroline Jones.
13-20. Run by Singers. Eternal music of the Eternal City, Rome, with David Skinner (fully booked).
14-17 Benslow. English Lute Songs old and new with Clare Wilkinson, Michael Solomon
Williams, Jacob Heringman
18-20 Recorders at Rydal, Foundation and Lower Intermediate with Mary Tyers. Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, groupbooking@rydalhall.org or tel: 015394 32050. More details: http://www.marytyers.co.uk
19 MEMF. For voices with Jeffrey Skidmore. “Probably postponed”.
19 NEEMF. Sisters of Ferrara workshop (female voice polyphony) with Prof. Laurie Stras.
Clements Hall, York. CANCELLED.
21-24 Benslow. Magnificat: sacred music by Charpentier, with Theresa Caudle, William
21-27 Lacock. Lucca Consort Week, work in small ensembles and as a double choir singing Frescobaldi’s Missa sopra l’aria della monica; with Robert Hollingworth. POSTPONED to September 2021.
26 The Sixteen choral workshop, Wesley Memorial Church, Blackburn, 2pm. With Libby
Crabtree and Sally Dunkley; vocal technique, performance interpretation, historical context; music by Josquin and Victoria Tenebrae Responsories.

October 2020

2-4 Rondo Viol Academy. Intermediate and Upper Intermediate. Hothorpe Hall
3 BMEMF. Workshop for singers with David Allinson. St Mary the Virgin, Shrewsbury. POSTPONED.
4-8 Cambridge Woodwind Makers. Recorder Making with Jacqueline Sorel; first
floor, 6 Lintech Court, Linton, Cambs. POSTPONED.
5-7 Benslow. Recorder Consorts with Consortium5 (Oonagh Lee, Kathryn Corrigan)
9-11 Benslow. Harmoniemusik with Boxwood and Brass, with Emily Worthington, Robert
Percival, Martin Lawrence
10 The Sixteen choral workshop, Tithe Barn, Carlisle, 2pm. Vocal technique, performance
interpretation, historical context; music by Josquin and Victoria Tenebrae Responsories.
17 The Sixteen choral workshop, Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, 2pm. Vocal technique,
performance interpretation, historical context; music by Josquin and Victoria
Tenebrae Responsories.
18-25 Run by Singers. Transylvanian Adventure, Brasov, with Jeremy Jackman (fully booked).
24 NEEMF. AGM Workshop with Ali Kinder, Clements Hall, York.

November 2020

6-8 Rondo Viol Academy. Elementary and Lower Intermediate; also Pre-formed Consorts, The Hayes
7 The Sixteen choral workshop, Halle St. Peter’s, Manchester, 2pm. Vocal technique,
performance interpretation, historical context; music by Josquin and Victoria Tenebrae
13-15 Benslow. The Women Troubadours with Leah Stuttard
15-18 Recorders at Rydal, Upper Intermediate and Advanced with Mary Tyers. Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, https://rydalhall.org or tel: 015394 32050. More details: http://www.marytyers.co.uk
16-19 Benslow. Harpsichord workshop with Claire Williams
19/20-22 Benslow. Consorting Viols (3/2 night options) with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Ibi Aziz, Peter Wendland

December 2020

2-5 Run by Singers. Mozart Requiem at Midnight, Vienna, with Niger Perrin.
8-10 Rondo Viol Academy. Elementary and Lower Intermediate; also Pre-formed
Consorts; Christmas course, Hothorpe

January 2021

9 NEEMF. Music for Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord, for singers, with David Allison. Newcastle upon Tyne.

February 2021

26-28 Rondo Viol Academy. Elementary and Lower Intermediate; also Pre-formed
Consorts, The Hayes

March 2021

26-28 Rondo Viol Academy. Intermediate and Upper Intermediate, The Beeches

April 2021

23-25 Rondo Viol Academy. Advanced, The Beeches

May 2021

7-9 Bristol Early Music Festival; All Saints, Pembroke Road, Bristol, BS8 3ED
9-14 Lacock. Ambleside Music Week: music by Juan Esquivel including the eight-part
Missa Ut re mi fa so la, with Eamonn Dougan (postponed from 2020).
9-16 Run by Singers. Ascension in Avila with David Allinson.
14-16 Ninth Festival of the International Guild of Town Pipers; various locations in
Worcester, UK. http://www.townwaits.org.uk/fest2021.shtml

July 2021

3-9 Lacock; Music at Monteconero (postponed from June 2020); early Latin American
music, including Lamentations by Padilla and Manuel de Sumaya and Padilla’s
Circumdederunt me and Versa est in luctum, in a former mediaeval monastery on the
Adriatic, directed by Gabriel Crouch.
11-16 Lacock; Singing in Edinburgh, with Rory McCleery. Renaissance music including
the 19-part O bone Jesu and Missa Dum sacrum mysterium of Robert Carver and
music by Peebles, Josquin and Jachet of Mantua
31-7 Aug. Recorder Summer School, Bishop Burton. http://recordersummerschool.org.uk
31-7 Aug. NORVIS; celebrate 50 years of NORVIS in our new, more accessible and
comfortable home in Barnard Castle, County Durham. We welcome players of
recorders, viols, lutes, baroque strings, harpsichord and voices.

August 2021

15-22 Baroque Week (probable dates). The Grand Tour: Italy. Queen Anne’s school,

August 2021

19-25 Lacock. Lucca Consort Week, work in small ensembles and as a double choir
singing Frescobaldi’s Missa sopra l’aria della monica; with Robert Hollingworth

Online resources

Leipzig Bach Festival
Tallis Spem in Alium sung by Stile Antico
*EMF Online Events Listings
Recorder consort music downloads
Backing tracks for recorder players
i Fagiolini’s Sing The Score
Robert Hollingworth and his group have made ‘sing along’
Play along (with) MIDI Files for Viola da Gambas & Recorders
Cappella Nova Outreach in association with Strathclyde University’s Centre for Lifelong
Clare College choir videos
Ex Cathedra have made recordings, e.g. sing-alongs for young children
An Alison Kinder lecture-recital on the music of Tobias Hume
other videos via
The Sixteen: online performances and talks
There are backing tracks for a variety of early music instrumental works
https://www.catonthekeysmusic.co.uk/ A few tracks are free.
David Hatcher has consort music minus one part – for you to fill in!
The City Musick also have recordings minus one part – but you do have to pay
Unlock your Singing with Jennie Cassidy
Some on-line lessons are being offered by:

Contacts for workshops

Accord. http://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, http://www.benslow.org
Beauchamp Early Music Course, c/o Gloucester Academy of Music, Barbican House, Gloucester, GL1 2JF. 01452 688592, earlymusic@gamusic.co.uk, http://www.gamusic.co.uk
BMEMF, Sue Russell, 01568 780559, peterandsuerussell@btinternet.com, http://www.bmemf.org.uk
Brighton Early Music Festival, http://www.bremf.org.uk
Cambridge Early Music, https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/summer-schools.html
Cambridge Woodwind Makers. http://www.cambridgewoodwindmakers.org
Canford Summer School of Music, Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AP. 020 8660 4766, canfordsummersch@aol.com, http://www.canfordsummerschool.co.uk
Chalemie, Headington School, Headington Road, Oxford, OX3. http://www.chalemie.co.uk
Consort de Danse. http://www.ukbaroquedance.com Philippa Waite, 07976 374482.
Dartington International Summer School. 01803 847080, info@dartingtonsummerschool.org.uk, http://www.dartingtonsummerschool.org.uk
Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT 01460 258615 dillington@somerset.gov.uk http://www.dillington.com
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, http://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, http://www.emfscotland.org.uk
Farncombe Estate, Adult Learning Centre, Broadway, WR12 7LJ. 01386 854100,
enquiries@FarncombeEstate.co.uk, http://www.farncombecourses.co.uk
Fiori Musicali, 01327 360931, http://www.fiori-musicali.com
Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Somerset, TA4 4BD 01984 618274
office@halswaymanor.org.uk , http://www.halswaymanor.org.uk
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud, GL6 7QW. 01453 759034,
info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk, http://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH Early Music Summer Course. Details from 017687 76276, info@highamhall.com, http://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, http://www.eileensilcocks.co.uk
Irish Recorder & Viol Course. Termonfechin, Ireland. 00 353 85 288 0389,
info@irishrecorderandviolcourse.org, http://www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org
Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NY. 01373 812 383,
music@jackdaws.org, http://www.jackdaws.org.uk
The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0BQ, 01300 320684,
kingcombe@hotmail.co.uk, http://www.kingcombe.org
Knuston Hall, Irchester, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7EU. 01933 312104,
enquiries@knustonhall.org.uk, http://www.knustonhall.org.uk
Lacock, Andrew van der Beek, 01249 730468, avdb@cantax.freeserve.co.uk, http://www.lacock.org
Leicester Early Music Festival. 0116 270 9984, mail@earlymusicleicester.co.uk,
Lute Society, Christopher Goodwin, 01483 202159, lutesoc@aol.com, http://www.lutesoc.co.uk
Lyme Recorder Courses. http://www.recordercourseslyme.com
Lythe, http://www.lythechambermusic.wordpress.com
Maison Verte Music, http://www.lamaisonverte.co.uk/courses/
Medieval Music in the Dales, http://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, http://www.memf.org.uk
Mostly Music, Roger Wilkes, 01565 872650, mostlymusic@btinternet.com, http://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, http://www.neemf.org.uk
NEMA, jane.beeson@btopenworld.com, http://www.nema-uk.org
NORVIS, Northumbrian Recorder & Viol Summer School, Durham, 07736 108771,
enquiries@norvis.org.uk, http://www.norvis.org.uk
NWEMF viol weekend, https://nwemf.org/violweekend/
Opus Anglicanum, 01749 675131, info@opus-a.co.uk, http://www.opus-anglicanum.com
Orpheon Foundation, orpheon@gmx.at
Osiris. http://osirisbrass.com/summer%20academy/index.html
Oxford Baroque Week. Headington School, Oxford. 0161 281 2502, p.b.collier@googlemail.com, http://www.baroque-week.org.uk
Pro Cantione Antiqua, 01943 874649
Recorder Courses Lyme. enquiries@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 School, http://recordersummerschool.org.uk/
Roger Wilkes, 01565 872650, mostlymusic@btinternet.com
Rondo Viol Academy. 07949 511619, http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk
Run by Singers. http://www.runbysingers.org 01438 840555.
Salts Mill, Saltaire, 01274 288100, sales@earlymusicshop.com, http://www.earlymusicshop.com
Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, 01223 263063, scholacambridge@aol.com, http://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, http://www.singersofnote.com
Singing Days, 01943 874649, pca@singingdays.co.uk, http://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, http://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, http://www.tsss.uk.com
Tewkesbury Viol workshop: Jill Davies 01684 850112 oldchapelcourt@btinternet.com
The Sixteen, https://thesixteen.com/events
Triora Musica, Deborah Roberts, 01273 823788, deborah@musica-secreta.com, http://www.trioramusica.com
TVEMF, http://www.tvemf.org, secretary@tvemf.org, tamesis@tvemf.org
VdGS (Viola de Gamba Society), 01904 706959, admin@vdgs.org.co.uk, http://www.vdgs.org.uk
West Dean College, Chichester, PO18 0QZ, 01243 811301, short.courses@westdean.org.uk,