DIARY OF EVENTS
20/01 St Matthew’s Community Hall, Chapel Lane, Stretford, M32 9AJ. Cardoso Requiem & other Portuguese composers – for singers; Rory Johnston.
24/02 All Saints Church, Hoole, Chester; Schütz for voices and instruments; Andrew Griffiths
24/03 Morley Green; Transition from the 14th to the 15th century; Don Greig
21/04 Morley Green; The music of Giovanni Croce; voices and instruments; Roger Wilkes,
26/05 St. Martin’s Chapel, Lancaster; Franco Flemish music including movements from Brumel’s Missa Et Ecce Terrae Motus for singers and invited instruments; William Carslake.
16/06 Peter Phillips; Tutor: Peter Syrus
22/09 Tutor: David Allinson
27/10 Crequillon & Lambert Tutor: Deborah Catterall
24/11 Christmas/Advent theme for voices and instruments. Chester? Tutor: Alison Kinder
Please send information to: email@example.com . 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.
13 MEMF. A Renaissance Epiphany: workshop for voice and instruments, Selly Oak Methodist Church Hall B29 6HT, with Robert Hollingworth.
13 NEEMF. Victoria Requiem Mass 1605 Officium Defunctorum, St Benedict’s Church Hall, Garforth, with John Dunford.
18/19-21 Benslow. Baroque Chamber music (A=415; upper intermediate / advanced) with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Robin Bigwood, Stephen Preston, Kate Latham.
19–21 Hawkwood College. Viol Consorts with David Hatcher and Jane Francis. Ideally pre- formed consorts should apply, with music selected and prepared in advance to get more out of the weekend’s coaching. Opportunities to play from facsimile on renaissance viols, and with different people in a smaller or larger consort. Players are expected to be competent readers and players, although a pre-formed group of more elementary players, able to work at a compatible level, would be welcome.
20 Society of Recorder Players Wales Group playing day. Tutor Delyth Holland. See www.srp-wales.co.uk/
22-25 Benslow. Consorting Viols (upper intermediate / advanced) with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland
28-2 Feb Lacock. Singing Tallis, Hassler and Will Todd in Castara, a small fishing village in Tobago, with Justin Doyle
3 Historical Dance Society, Putting the steps into Playford dances, St Barbara’s Scout Hut, Rochester Road, Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5 6AG. (car park adjacent to the hall). Music workshop: 10.30am ‒ 1pm with Andrew Swaine, Dance workshop: 2‒5 pm with Anne Daye
10 MEMF. Ceremony and Devotion: Sacred Music of the Tudors (Tallis, Parsons, Sheppard & White) – workshop for voices with Sally Dunkley. St.Faith and St.Laurence Church, Harborne.
10 NEEMF. Bach, for singers and instrumentalists (A=415), St Paul’s Church, Whitley Bay, with Prof. Eric Cross.
10-11 Dorset Bach Cantata Club
16-18 Jackdaws. The City Musick: Renaissance Wind Band Music for Court & City with William Lyons & Richard Thomas. Intermediate.
16–18 Dillington House: William Byrd and the Music of his Age, with Roderick Swanston
17 Society of Recorder Players Wales Group playing day. Tutor Delyth Holland. See www.srp-wales.co.uk/
19–21 Piva: Real Roots! Halsway Manor. Explore popular dance and ballad music of the late 16th century on an array of instruments. All instruments welcomed; opportunities to try curtals, crumhorns, shawms, bagpipes and more!
20-24 Recorder Courses Lyme. Facsimile for advanced players with Philip Thorby.
23-25 Rondo. Elementary and pre-formed groups. The Hayes
23-26 West Dean. English Art Song 1600–2000, with Evelyn Tubb and Michael Fields, for performers to sing in an authentic and personal way, focussing on English ‘Art’ Songs from the Renaissance to the present. Accompaniment by lute, guitar or piano; players of these instruments are also welcome.
24 BMEMF. Music for Lent from the New World, for singers and instrumentalists with David Hatcher. Bartestree Village Hall, nr Hereford. firstname.lastname@example.org
2–4 Dillington House: Viva Vivaldi, The Glories of the Italian Baroque, with Steven Devine, Colin Booth and Kate Semmens.
9-11 West Dean. Recorder consort weekend with Helen Hooker, for players of intermediate ability who can play confidently on C and F recorders. Repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day
9-11 Benslow. Madsongs and Particles: madrigals from the Renaissance by Morley, Tomkins and Monteverdi and part-songs and opera choruses by Mozart, Brahms, Verdi, Sullivan and Rutter. With Peter Broadbent.
10 MEMF. Handel: Dixit Dominus – for voices and instruments (A=415) with David Hatcher. St Nicholas’ Church, Warwick CV34 4JD
10 BMEMF. Workshop for recorder players with Grace Barton. Lion Ballroom, Leominster. email@example.com
15/16-18 Benslow LuteFest with Alex McCartney, Andrew Maginley, Roy Marks, Stewart McCoy, Jeni Melia.
16-18 Higham Hall Viol weekend and Recorder consorts.
17 NEEMF, 15th-century music and dance with Gaita; Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate, Darlington, DL2 7NB
17 Society of Recorder Players Wales Group playing day. Tutor Delyth Holland. See www.srp-wales.co.uk/
23-25 Rondo. Advanced. The Beeches
29 – 5 April. Recorders for All. Easter Recorder Course, The Hayes Conference Centre, Derbyshire. www.recordersforall.org.uk
31 – 1 April. Knuston Hall. Renaissance Music at Easter for voices and wind.
4-9 Easter Early Music Course at Ascot. www.easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk
4-9 Chalemie Easter School, Headington School, Oxford. Early music, dance, commedia, costume etc.
9-15 Benslow Baroque Opera: Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes (A= 415; Upper Intermediate / Advanced) with Dionysios Kyropoulos, Julian Perkins, Judy Tarling, Henrik Persson, Andrew Radley
13-15 Knuston Hall. Recorder course.
14 NEEMF performing day out, Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle; groups of singers and musicians play for the public.
15-21 Lacock Willaert, Manchicourt, Ramsey, Lauridsen and MacMillan, in Gargonza, a fortified hilltop village in Tuscany, with Patrick Craig.
20-22 Rondo. Intermediate and Upper Intermediate. The Beeches
21 Society of Recorder Players Wales Group playing day. Tutor Helen Hooker. See www.srp-wales.co.uk/
28 MEMF. Dominique Phinot: Pater Peccavi, Missa si bona suscepimus and Lamentations – workshop for voices; Paul Spicer. Dorridge Village Hall B93 0NH.
29 NEEMF annual ‘day out’, Temple Newsam, Leeds; a variety of performances by NEEMF members and friends.
4-6 Benslow. Harpsichord playing with a French accent (Upper Intermediate/Advanced) with Penelope Cave.
4-6 Jackdaws. Singing Handel with Rosa Mannion.
10-14 Recorder Courses Lyme. Lyme Regis; Trio sonata workshop with Saskia Coolen, Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk.
11-13 Benslow. The Seventeenth-Century String Band (A = 415; Upper Intermediate / Advanced) with Judy Tarling, Annette Isserlis
12 BMEMF. The Anne Boleyn Songbook with David Skinner.
13-14 Dorset Bach Cantata Club
14-16 Benslow. Advanced Harpsichord Accompaniment with Robin Bigwood
14-17 Benslow. Gregorian Chant For All with John Rowlands-Pritchard
14-19 Lacock. Victoria Requiem, Venice church on the Grand Canal, with Carlos Aransay
19 MEMF. Workshop for Voices and instruments (A=440) with Jamie Savan.
19 Society of Recorder Players Wales Group playing day. Tutor Delyth Holland. See www.srp-wales.co.uk/
21-23 Dillington House recorder course with Helen Hooker. Upper intermediate level, playing as a large conducted ensemble, Music from 16th to 21st century. Students need ability to play in F and C fingerings. www.dillington.com 01460 258648
21-24 Benslow. Heinrich Schütz and his Contemporaries (Upper Intermediate / Advanced) with Peter Bassano, Jeremy West
25-27 Benslow. Voices and Viols (A = 415; Upper Intermediate / Advanced) with Alison Crum, Peter Syrus
25-27 West Dean. Recorder playing – building technique and ensemble skills (Intermediate), with Helen Hooker
27 – 1 June. Renaissance flute course (A = 440), Moulin de Cajarc, Cordes, Southern France, with Clare Beesley. www.moulindecajarc
9 MEMF. Italian Concertos – workshop for strings (A=415), Knowle Village Hall B93 0NH, with Theresa Caudle
10 BMEMF. The Myth of Venice – music and the sound of power; workshop for singers and instrumentalists (cornetts, sackbuts, dulcians/curtals, viol and violin family, plucked continuo, recorders – especially alto, tenor, bass) with Gawain Glenton.
10-16 Lacock. Weelkes, Ward, Tomkins, Deering and Ramsey, at Monteconero, a former mediaeval monastery on the Adriatic, with Gabriel Crouch.
10-17 Das Hohelied Salomonis by Leonhard Lechner 1606 and other works, with Martin Schmidt and Frank Leenen. Residential, Venice. Contact Eberhard Dehne-Niemann, firstname.lastname@example.org
16 Society of Recorder Players Wales Group playing day. Tutor Delyth Holland. See www.srp-wales.co.uk/
17-23 Lacock. Monteconero Music Party. Missa Ave virgo sanctissima by Gery de Ghersem in a former mediaeval monastery on the Adriatic, with Erik Van Nevel.
17-24 Run by Singers, Avila with David Skinner
18-21 Benslow. Baroque String Orchestra: the Italian Concerto (A = 415; Upper Intermediate / Advanced) with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Robin Bigwood
1-8 Run by Singers, Dresden
14 MEMF. String workshop with Theresa Caudle. Dale Street Methodist Church, Leamington
15-20 Benslow. The International Viol Summer School (Advanced) with Alison Crum, Ibi Aziz, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland
15-22 Run by Singers, Budapest with Patrick Craig.
16-18 Benslow. Trio Sonatas (A = 415; Upper Intermediate / Advanced) with Da Camera (Emma Murphy, Susanna Pell, Steven Devine)
22-28 Beauchamp Early Music Course. Wotton House, Gloucester.
28 – 4 August. NORVIS XLVIII, Durham
28 – 4 August. Recorder Summer School, Bishop Burton College, Beverley.
29 – 5 August. Cambridge Early Music Summer School. Echoes of Antiquity with The Parley of Instruments.
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.
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, with David Skinner.
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.
12-18 Run by Singers, Bath summer school; Purcell and contemporaries, with Nigel Perrin.
12-19 Baroque week. Queen Anne’s School, Caversham. Artistic Director: Theresa Caudle.
13-17 HISS (Historically Informed Summer School), Bishop Burton College, Beverley.
17-19 Benslow. John Playford in the 21st Century (Lower/Upper Intermediate, Advanced) with Paul Hutchinson, Karen Wimhurst.
18-25 Irish Recorder and Viol Course, at An Grianán (‘The Sunny Place’), Termonfechin, on the coast north of Dublin. http://www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org.
24-26 Cambridge Choral Liturgy Course, St. Catherine’s College with David Allinson. email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
2-9 Run by Singers, Evora, Portugal. Church music of the Portuguese Masters with David Allinson.
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 weekend
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
23-30 Run by Singers; Sherry and southern Spain with Jeremy Jackman.
28-30 Rondo. Intermediate and Upper Intermediate. Hothorpe Hall
10-14 Run by Singers; The Glory of Venice.
13 MEMF. Italian Renaissance: workshop for voices and instruments, with Philip Thorby.
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
1-5 Run by Singers; Tribute tour of Flanders, Ghent, with Peter North.
2-4 Rondo. Elementary and pre-formed groups. High Leigh
9-11 Benslow. Nuns and Roses: Medieval Style! For all instruments and singers with Belinda Sykes and Joglaresa.
12-15 Benslow. Harpsichord Accompaniment: Figuring it out (Upper Intermediate / Advanced) with Robin Bigwood.
22/23-25 Benslow. Consorting Viols with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Ibi Aziz, Peter Wendland.
2 MEMF. Leamington Spa. Christmas music for voices & instruments with Alison Kinder.
Contacts for workshops
Baroque Dance Workshop. Lis Talbott 01587 829072, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brighton Early Music Festival, www.bremf.org.uk
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
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
For Whitsun event contact 01353 778939, QuadQuotes@waitrose.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/
Pro Cantione Antiqua, 01943 874649
Recorder Courses Lyme. firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
Rondo Viol Academy. 07949 511619, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org