Other events


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

NWEMF Workshops


11 Gawain Glenton: Felix Austiae: music from Habsburg Vienna, Voices and instruments (A=440); Quaker Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TX.


15 James Weeks; Majesty and Magnificence: Andrea Gabrieli and Orlando di Lasso; voices and instruments (A=440); Didsbury Baptist church, Beaver Rd, Manchester M20 6SX


13 George Parris, Sweelinck & Scheidt, voices and instruments, Sale


17 Angus Smith; Byrd 400th, Chester


23 Grace Barton, Recorders, Chester?


14 Peter Syrus, Morales, Guerrero & Victoria, voices and instruments.


11 David Hatcher, voices and instruments, near Manchester.

Non-NWEMF Workshops.

Please send information to: jmh@noc.ac.uk. I actively research workshops of contiguous EMFs (BMEMF, EMFScotland, MEMF, NEEMF), Benslow, Jackdaws, Lacock, Rondo & West Dean.  For other Summer Schools and workshops see the Contacts section and https://earlymusicdiary.org.uk/.


3-5 Higham Hall.  Handel: His Life and Music

4 Come & Sing Coronation Anthems, St Mary’s Church, Nantwich, CW5 5RQ  http://www.nantwichchoral.org.uk/programme/20222023/come-and-sing-2023/ 

4 Singing Byrd + Spem in Alium with Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra, His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts and Linarol Consort.  3 pm, CBSO Centre, Birmingham.  0121 780 3333, www.bmusic.co.uk . 

6 Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. A Celebration of Early Keyboard Instruments: introduction to maintenance with Andrew Wooderson, harpsichord masterclass with Steven Davine, evening concert www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/events-calendar 

6-9 Benslow.  Consorting Viols with Alison Crum, Peter Wendland.

9 Bach Choir Online choral workshop 6.30pm.  Bach St John Passion (David Hill) www.thebachchoir.org.uk    

10-12 Jackdaws.  The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas.

11 Come & Sing Music by the Bach Family, Quaker Meeting House, Lancaster, LA1 1TX.  https://www.levenschoir.net/dbpage.php?pg=view&dbase=events&id=157740 

11 NEEMF.  My Heart is Inditing; settings by Purcell and Handel; voices & instruments (A=440) with Christopher Roberts, Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Rd, York YO23 1BW

11-12 Dorset Bach Cantata Club with Chris Brown.

13-17 Cambridge Woodwind Makers; Recorder making with Tim Cranmore.

17-19 Hawkwood College, Viol Consorts with Jane Francis & David Hatcher 

17-19 Baroque Style for String Players, Dartington, Totnes, Devon.  https://www.dartington.org/event/baroque-style-for-string-players/ 

20-23 Halsway Manor; Piva – Real Roots! – late 16th century popular traditional music.

24 Come and Sing Messiah with Ben England and Mark Strachan, RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester.  https://choiroftheearth.com/messiah-tour 

24-26 Hawkwood College, Friends of I Fagiolini Weekend; Orazio Benevoli – a mass for several choirs with Robert Hollingworth.

25 MEMF.  Improvisation; The Noodle Factory for singers and instruments (A=440) with Paula Chateauneuf, Dorridge Village Hall, Grange Road, Dorridge, B93 8QA

25-27 Rondo Viol Academy, Advanced course, St Katharine’s, Parmoor. 

26 – 2 Mar.  Run by Singers.  More Mournful Music with Rory McCleery, Sarum College, Salisbury.  ‘Miserable’ music from the Elizabethan Age of Melancholy (Gibbons, Byrd).


2-5 West Dean.  English Art Song 1600–2000 with Michael Fields and Evelyn Tubb

3-5 Benslow.  Song of Songs: Consort Music, with Giles Underwood, Carys Lane. Renaissance settings of the Song of Songs; Palestrina, Gombert, Lassus, Clemens non Papa, De Rore. Praetorius.

4 NEEMF, A Bouquet of Composers for voices and instruments, A= 440 Hz, with Peter Wendland.  St Benedict’s RC Church, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1PX

4 BMEMF, Instrumentalists’ workshop with Stephanie Dyer.  Yarpole Parish Hall, Green Lane, Yarpole HR6 0BL

5-10 Lacock.  Singing in Cádiz; Lamentations by Victoria and other Spanish renaissance music for Lent, with Gabriel Díaz

6-9 Benslow.  Springtime Recorders with Alyson Lewin, Caroline Jones.  

9/10-12  Benslow.  Lute Fest with Jakob Lindberg, Jacob Heringman, Lynda Sayce, Matthew Spring, Sara Stowe, Sam Chapman

10-12 Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla c1590-1664 Missa Mexicana Chamber Weekender                       https://www.platinumconsort.com/missamexicana.html 

10-12 West Dean, Recorder consort weekend with Helen Hooker (Intermediate)

11 Society of Recorder Players, West Riding Branch, playday with Terry Smurthwaite, St Columba’s URC, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 2DH. wriding@srp.org.uk 

16 Come and Sing Messiah, St George’s Church, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.  https://choiroftheearth.com/messiah-tour 

18 Come & Sing Handel Oratorio Choruses, St Margaret’s, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5LA.


18 Come and Sing Messiah, St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh.  https://choiroftheearth.com/messiah-tour

19-21 Intermediate level, for recorder players, Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria with Mary Tyers.  015394 32050, groupbookings@rydalhall.org, https://www.marytyers.co.uk/ 

21 11:00 – 12:00, Early Music Day Online Medieval Singing Workshop in celebration of Early Music Day, with Clare Norburn.  https://www.thetelling.co.uk/events/early-music-day-online-medieval-women-singing-workshop 

25 Come & Sing Vivaldi Gloria, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral L3 5TQ.  https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/metcathedral/vivaldi-gloria/e-qzlpqv 

25 MEMF.  The Music of Robert Parsons for singers with Bill Carslake, Coton Centre, Comberford Road, Tamworth, B79 9AA

25 BMEMF.  Queen of Heaven Rejoice! Iberians in Rome: music of Cristobal de Morales & Vicente Lusitano, for singers with Rory McCleery.  John Abel Room, Grange Court, Leominster HR6 8NL

25-26 Medieval Music in the Dales online Festival. https://www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk/ 

30 – 6 April.  Easter Recorder Course, The Hayes, Swanwick, Derbyshire.  http://www.recordersforall.org.uk/ 


2 NEEMF Northern Performing Day, Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

2-4 Rondo Viol Academy, Elementary, Lower Intermediate, Pre-formed Consorts, St Katharine’s, Parmoor.

3-12 West Dean.  Instrument making – Renaissance or Baroque viols, with Renate Fink (waiting list)

6 Great works: Allegri’s Miserere Online with Edward Breen; the history of this work.  1100-1300.  https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/great-works-allegri-s-miserere 

10-14 Benslow.  Baroque Opera: The Judgement of Paris by John Weldon, with Julian Perkins, Judy Tarling, Henrik Persson, Nick Shaw.

12-16 Run by Singers.  The Glory of Venice with Jeremy Jackman

15 NEEMF.  Byrd 4 Part Mass for singers, with Deborah Catterall, Clements Hall York

15-21 Easter Early Music Course, Monmouth.  https://easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk  

23 NEEMF ‘Day Out’ playing day, Temple Newsam, Leeds.

25-27 Foundation level, for recorder players, Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria with Mary Tyers.  015394 32050, groupbookings@rydalhall.org, https://www.marytyers.co.uk/


2-4 Rondo Viol Academy, Intermediate and Upper Intermediate, Shepherd’s Dene

5-7 Higham Hall.  Viol playing weekend with Elizabeth Dodd / Recorder playing weekend with Philip Gruar. Friendly courses appealing to players at any level, though confident at playing one to a part. Opportunities for players to mix and match between the two courses.  

12-14 Benslow.  Voices and Viols, with Alison Crum, Peter Syrus

13 BMEMF, Byrd Quatercentenary for singers with David Skinner, Stockenny, New Radnor

13 Society of Recorder Players, West Riding Branch, playday with Anne Martin; works of William Byrd; St Columba’s URC, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 2DH. wriding@srp.org.uk 

13-14 Dorset Bach Cantata Club with Chris Brown.

14-21 Run by Singers.  A week in Granada with David Ogden

20 MEMF.  Music from Rome for voices and bass strings (A=440) with Peter Leech, Barnt Green Church Hall, Parish Centre, Sandhills Road, Barnt Green, Birmingham, B45 8NR

21-26 Lacock.  Singing in Skipton: Senfl, Schein, Scheidt and Schütz with Justin Doyle

22-25 Benslow.  Renaissance Polyphony, with Jeremy West, Gareth Wilson

29 – 1 June  Benslow.  Gregorian Chant: The Joys of Singing with John Rowlands-Pritchard


3 MEMF.  Sweelinck and Scheidt for voices and instruments (A=440) with George Parris

10 BMEMF, for singers and instrumentalists with George Parris (including AGM).

11-17 Lacock.  Music at Monteconero; music of four of Palestrina’s successors, in a former monastery overlooking the Adriatic, with Eamonn Dougan

18-25 Run by Singers.  Voyage to Puglia with David Skinner.

19-22 Benslow.  Baroque Strings: From Bologna to Rome with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Claire Williams


2-9 Run by Singers.  Sounds of Sweden with Neil Ferris.

9-16 Run by Singers.  Ghent Early Music Week with David Allinson.

16-21 Lacock.  Edinburgh Early Music Week; sacred Renaissance music in Scotland with Rory McCleery.

22-29 Dartington Summer School – Week 1, Dartington, Totnes, Devon.  Vocal ensembles, medieval music, renaissance wind ensembles, viol music, chamber music, lute tuition, early keyboard classes etc.  

29 – 5 Aug.  Norvis Early Music Summer School; for recorders, viols, lutes, harpsichords, baroque strings and voices.  Barnard Castle School, Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8UN.

29 – 5 Aug.  Dartington Summer School – Week 2, Dartington, Totnes, Devon.  Choir and vocal ensembles, baroque orchestra, recorder classes, chamber music, keyboard tuition, vocal tuition etc.

30 – 5 Aug.  Beauchamp Early Music Week, Malvern College, for voices and renaissance instruments. Booking opens January 2023.  https://glosacadmusic.org/sessions-and-ensembles/adults/adult-holiday-courses/ 

30 – 6 Aug. Cambridge Early Music renaissance course  https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/renaissance-week/ 


7-11 Summer Baroque Instrumental Course for aspiring professional baroque instrumentalists, Laidlaw Music Centre, St Andrews.  https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/music/all/short-courses/baroque-course/ 

11-13 Run by Singers.  Sing something different with Matt Finch, Jo Sercombe.

13-20 Baroque Music Week

13-20 Run by Singers.  Assisi Summer School with Rory McCleery.

19-26 Irish Recorder and Viol Course, Termonfechin, Co. Louth.  https://irishrecorderandviolcourse.org/ 

21-25 The Historically Informed Summer School, Bishop Burton College, York Road, Bishop Burton near Beverley.

27-31 Run by Singers.  Summer in Salisbury with David Ogden

27 – 1 Sept.  Lacock.  Gourdon, SW France, Josquin des Prez dans son époque with Rory Wainright Johnson.


1-3 Jackdaws.  Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross.

3-10 Run by Singers.  Music from the Sistine Chapel with David Skinner.

5-7 Medieval Music in the Dales Summer School, The Jonas Centre Redmire, Leyburn

8-10 Medieval Music in the Dales Festival, Bolton Castle Nr Leyburn, North Yorkshire

8-10 Jackdaws.  The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas.

9 & 10 MEMF.  Two Byrd Workshop days for voices and instruments with Ali Kinder, Solihull?

11-17 Lacock.  Trogir (Dalmatia); Renaissance choral music with Patrick Craig.

14-16/17  Rondo Viol Academy, Elementary, Lower Intermediate, Pre-formed Consorts, Yarnfield Park.

16 BMEMF, for singers with David Allinson, Titley Village Hall.

18-20 Intermediate level, for recorder players, Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria with Mary Tyers.  015394 32050, groupbookings@rydalhall.org, https://www.marytyers.co.uk/

23 The Sixteen Choral Workshop: Blackburn Cathedral.


7 MEMF.  Mysterious Motets from 1539 for voices with Patrick Allies.

20-22 Rondo Viol Academy, Intermediate and Upper Intermediate, St Katharine’s, Parmoor

23-27 Lacock.  Dartmouth Music Week; Josquin, Willaert and Mouton with Bill Carslake


3-5 Advanced level, for recorder players, Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria with Mary Tyers.  015394 32050, groupbookings@rydalhall.org, https://www.marytyers.co.uk/

4 MEMF.  Thomas Weelkes for voices with Will Dawes and Katie Banks


2-6 Run by Singers.  Advent in Dresden with Jeremy Jackman

Contacts for workshops 

Accord.  www.moulindecajarc.com.

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

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

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

Cambridge Early Music, https://www.CambridgeEarlyMusic.org

Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  www.cambridgewoodwindmakers.org 

Chalemie, www.chalemie.co.uk

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

Dartington Summer School. https://www.dartington.org/whats-on/programme/summer-school/priority-booking/ 

Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT 01460 258648, info@dillington.com  www.dillington.com

Dorset Bach Cantata Club, Sturminster Newton High School, Bath road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1DT.  http://www.dorsetbach.org.uk/, 01935 425383.

Easter Early Music Course for recorder & viol players. admin@easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk  easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk

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

EMFScotland, membership@emfscotland.org.uk Error! Hyperlink reference not valid., www.emfscotland.org.uk

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.  Details from 017687 76276, admin@highamhall.com, www.highamhall.com

HISS (Historically Informed Summer School), http://www.hiss.org.uk/welcome , hissenquiries@gmail.com 07942 264305

Historical Dance and Music Summer School; https://historicaldance.org.uk/summer-school 

Irish Recorder & Viol Course. An Grianán Termonfechin, County Louth, 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  

Knuston Hall, Irchester, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7EU.  01604 362 200 enquiries@knustonhall.org.uk, www.knustonhall.org.uk

Lacock,  avdb@lacock.org , www.lacock.org

Leicester Early Music Festival. 0116 270 9984, Festival Office: 126 Shanklin Drive, Leicester, LE2 3QB, mail@earlymusicleicester.co.uk, www.earlymusicleicester.co.uk

Lute Society, 01483 202159, 07510 254106, secretary@lutesociety.org , lutesoc@aol.com, www.lutesoc.co.uk

Lyme Recorder Courses will no longer be at Victoria House, Lyme Regis.  07711-307105,   www.recordercourseslyme.com  enquiries@recordercourseslyme.com 

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

MEMF, chairman@memf.org.uk, www.memf.org.uk

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

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

NEMA,  http://www.earlymusic.info/

NORVIS, Northumbrian Recorder & Viol Summer School, https://www.norvis.org.uk

Orpheon Foundation,  orpheon@gmx.at  https://orpheon.org/ 

Recorders For All www.recordersforall.org.uk

Recorder Summer School,  http://recordersummerschool.org.uk/ 

Rondo Viol Academy. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk

Run by Singers.  www.runbysingers.org  01462 893972, Suite 2, Coach House Cloisters, 10 Hitchin Street, Baldock, Herts, SG7 6AE .

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

Schola Gregoriana, 47 Western Park Road, Leicester, LE3 6HQ, www.scholagregoriana.org e-Mail: info@scholagregoriana.org

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

SEMF, www.semf.org.uk , secretary@semf.org.uk, or write to the Hon. Secretary, SEMF, 31 Woodlands Avenue, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6EX 

Sherborne Summer School of Music, Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AP. http://www.sherbornesummerschoolofmusic.org/courses.html 

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

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

The Sixteen, https://thesixteen.com/events 

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

VdGS (Viola de Gamba Society), www.vdgs.org.uk

West Dean College, Chichester, PO18 0QZ, 01243 811300, bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk, www.westdean.org.uk