DIARY OF EVENTS
NB. listing is no guarantee that the workshop or concert will take place. Please check before committing.
8 Deborah Catterall: A Deep Dive Into the Musical Mysticism of Hildegard von Bingen 1098 – 1179.
11 Roger Wilkes: Usper & Bassano for voices & instruments; Didsbury Baptist church.
9 Andrew Griffiths: Josquin (and Jacquet). Holy Ascension Church, Church Lane, Upton, Chester CH2 1DJ
13 or 20 Stephanie Muncey-Dyer: H Praetorius/Schutz/Bianci for voices & instruments.
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.
3 HISS 7-8. Vivien Ellis. Broadside Ballads 3 www.hiss.org.uk/online-workshops
5 Early Music @ Newcastle. 4.00pm; Prof. Kate van Orden: Songs in Unexpected Places: Language and Mobility in Sixteenth-Century Europe. www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music
7-9 Bristol Early Music Festival; All Saints, Pembroke Road, Bristol, BS8 3ED; POSTPONED to 2022 but some events online. http://bristolearlymusicfestival.uk/
8 NEEMF 10.30am-12noon by Zoom; Playing Josquin, illustrated talk with singing / playing opportunities with Jacob Heringman. Prior booking is essential (limited numbers). Minimum charge £6 includes access to video recording. Any excess income after fee and expenses will be shared equally between Jacob and Help Musicians’ Coronavirus Hardship Fund. Please book using https://www.cognitoforms.com/NEEMF2/ApplicationForZoomWorkshopOrTalk .
8 MEMF. 11am Robert Hollingworth SingTheScore Extra. http://memf.org.uk
10 HISS 7-8. Vivien Ellis. Broadside Ballads 4. www.hiss.org.uk/online-workshops
11 Benslow Claire Williams one-day harpsichord course online
15 MEMF. 11am Rory McCleery; Clemens non Papa. http://memf.org.uk
18 TVEMF Patrick Craig; Melodramatic Motets exploring the artistic inspirations behind the vivid music of Giaches de Wert.
21-23 Benslow. Introduction to the Recorder Orchestra with Caroline Jones, Alyson Lewin.
22 MEMF. 11am Robert Hollingworth SingTheScore Extra. http://memf.org.uk
24-27 Benslow. Schütz’s Psalms of David with music by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli; with David Ireson, Jeremy West, Rogers Covey-Crump.
26 SEMF David Allinson: Salve Regina chant; ways in which composers (e.g. Josquin, Guerrero, Victoria) have incorporated it in their music. https://www.semf.org.uk
29 Joint EMF Keyboard workshop, 10:30am – 12 noon; tutor Julian Perkins. £7.50 (£5 for students and low wage). [Registration details tba.]
31 – 3 June. Benslow. Baroque Voice: Aria, Cantata and Song with Nicholas Clapton, Gavin Roberts
31 – 3 June. Benslow. Baroque Orchestra: Purcell, Arne and Boyce with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Claire Williams
5 MEMF 11am Robert Hollingworth SingTheScore Extra http://memf.org.uk
5 MEMF All day workshop with Patrick Craig; Purcell and the music of Westminster Abbey in Loughborough (virtual if necessary).
10 TVEMF 7.30pm. David Allinson; Josquin transformed into mass settings – Morales Missa Mille Regretz and de Rore Missa Praeter Rerum Seriem. http://tvemf.org
13-20 Run by Singers. Voyage to Odessa with Nigel Perrin.
17 SEMF Patrick Craig. Josquin 500; linking heaven and earth https://www.semf.org.uk
18-20 Benslow. Fugues for Fun with Penelope Cave.
19 MEMF. 11am Robert Hollingworth SingTheScore Extra(tbc). http://memf.org.uk
3-9 Lacock; Music at Monteconero; POSTPONED to June 2022.
5-7 Benslow. Baroque Trio Sonatas with Da Camera: Emma Murphy, Susanna Pell, Mie Hayashi
11-16 Benslow. The International Viol Summer School with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland, Alison Kinder
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
16-18 West Dean. Recorder playing – building technique and ensemble skills, with Helen Hooker; Intermediate.
18 NEEMF 2pm, Lizzie Gutteridge, Arbeau and friends Renaissance Dances. http://neemf.org.uk
23 – 1 Aug. Run by Singers. Bach Pilgrimage Tour with Jeremy Jackman
24-30 Dartington Summer School. Courses in Week One led by members of Stile Antico: Vocal Ensembles and Sing with Stile with Will Dawes; Andrew Griffiths will direct the Dartington Choir.
25 – 1 Aug. Cambridge Early Music Baroque Week at Benslow: Baroque Dresden with The Parley of Instruments, Director: Peter Holman
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.
1-7 Beauchamp Early Music Course for singers and Renaissance instruments, Rendscomb near Cirencester. O quam gloriosum – large & small-scale music associated with saints and sainthood (David Hatcher, David Allinson & Sue Addison)
1-8 Cambridge Early Music Renaissance Week at Benslow: The Triumphs of Maximilian with Courtiers of Grace, Co-directors Clare Wilkinson, Gawain Glenton.
1-8 Run by Singers. Assisi Summer School with David Skinner.
7-13 Chalemie, Parmoor (near High Wycombe) with Tim Bayley, Tamsin Cowell, Matthew Spring, Katie Hodges. firstname.lastname@example.org
14-21 Irish Recorder and Viol Course in Termonfeckin near Drogheda, north of Dublin
15-22 Baroque Week. The Grand Tour: Italy; Caversham. (Theresa Caudle, Ann Allen, Amanda Babington, Clare Beesley, Zoë Cartlidge, Steven Devine, Satoko Doi-Luck, Jane Francis, David Miller, Kate Semmens)
16-19 Benslow. Baroque Buffet: Baroque on Modern Instruments with Julia Bishop, Sophie Middleditch, Julian Perkins
16-20 Historically Informed Summer School, Bishop Burton College, near Beverley, East Yorkshire. https://neemfworks.org.uk/neemfevents/admin/pages/all-events/hiss-2021
20-22 Run by Singers. Manchester Cathedral Weekend with Peter North.
22-27 Run by Singers. Lincoln Summer Schools with David Allinson and Nigel Perrin.
3-5 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross.
5-10 Lacock. Trogir Music Week; Renaissance choral music in an ancient Venetian port on the Croatian coast near Split, with Patrick Craig.
5-12 Run by Singers. Early Music Week in Burgos with Rory McCleery.
10-12 Jackdaws. The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas.
10-12 Rondo Viol Academy; Elementary, Lower Intermediate and Pre-formed Consorts. The Hayes.
12-19 Run by Singers. Rome with David Skinner.
13-16 Benslow. Consorting Viols with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland
17-19 Medieval Music in the Dales at Bolton Castle.
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
20-23 Benslow. The Grandeur of St Mark’s: Venetian Sacred Music by Cavalli from his “Musiche Sacre” of 1656 with Theresa Caudle, William Carslake
9-13 Run by Singers. The Glory of Venice with Matt Finch.
15-17 Benslow. Georg Muffat: A bridge between Lully and Corelli with Julio Caballero Pérez, Coline Ormond.
16 BMEMF. For singers with David Allinson, Shrewsbury
23 BMEMF. For instrumentalists with Mary Tyers, Yarpole
29-31 Rondo Viol Academy; Intermediate and Upper Intermediate. High Leigh.
31 – 4 Nov. The Benslow Baroque Project: Music for St Cecilia by Handel and Draghi with Oliver-John Ruthven, Bryan White, Judy Tarling, Henrik Persson
12-14 Benslow. The Women Troubadours with Leah Stuttard.
18/19-21 Benslow. Consorting Viols (3/2-night options) with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Ibi Aziz, Peter Wendland.
22-24 Benslow Recorder Festival with Alyson Lewin, Caroline Jones, Tabea Debus.
25/26-28 Benslow. Baroque Chamber Music, A=415 (3/2-night options) with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Stephen Preston, Claire Williams.
13-16 Benslow. Cantata-thon with Cambridge Handel Opera; Julian Perkins and friends.
28 – 2 Jan. Lacock. Winter School; to be confirmed
15 BMEMF. At Burton Court near Leominster with Paul Spicer, for voices, recorders, bowed strings, A=440.
11-13 Jackdaws. The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas
21-27 Lacock. Singing in Castara week in Tobago with Justin Doyle (to be confirmed).
20-25 Lacock. Corsham Lamentations; Lenten music by Tallis, White, Parsley and Clemens with Rory McCleery
15-20 Lacock. Ambleside Music Week. Music by Juan Esquivel including the 8-part Missa Ut re mi fa so la, with Eamonn Dougan.
2 Thomas Tomkins 450th birth anniversary, St. Davids. Wales EMF Cymru.
19-25 Lacock. Music at Monteconero (Adriatic former mediaeval monastery); Latin American music, including Padilla Lamentations. Manuel de Sumaya and Padilla’s Circumdederunt me and Versa est in luctum, with Gabriel Crouch.
3-5 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross.
9-11 Jackdaws. The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas
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
BREMF Brighton Early Music Festival, www.bremf.org.uk
Cambridge Early Music, https://www.CambridgeEarlyMusic.org
Cambridge Woodwind Makers. www.cambridgewoodwindmakers.org
Chalemie, Headington School, Headington Road, Oxford, OX3. www.chalemie.co.uk
Consort de Danse. http://www.ukbaroquedance.com Philippa Waite, 07976 374482.
Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT 01460 258615 email@example.com www.dillington.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), http://www.hiss.org.uk
Historical Dance and Music Summer School; http://historicaldance.org.uk/summerschool/
Lyme Recorder Courses. www.recordercourseslyme.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/
NWEMF viol weekend, https://nwemf.org/violweekend/
Orpheon Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org
Platinum Consort. https://www.platinumconsort.com/
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
The Sixteen, https://thesixteen.com/events
Tallis Spem in Alium sung by Stile Antico https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfnEbwcLq0E&feature=youtu.be
Recorder consort music downloads https://www.helenhooker.co.uk/downloads
J.S. Bach chamber music: http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/new-concert-video.html
Backing tracks for recorder players https://www.srp.org.uk/david-moses-downloads/
i Fagiolini’s Sing The Score (+Extra). Robert Hollingworth and his group have made ‘sing along’ videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsdmpGkkaBlCmyiEyHtUjBAEIjbb4bVXp and www.ifagiolini.com/singthescore
Peter Holman has an online concert at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-qIJ232JWc.
Play along (with) MIDI Files for Viola da Gambas & Recorders: https://tpgettys.weebly.com/
Or with the Chelys Consort (viols): http://www.chelysconsort.co.uk/consort-minus-one.html
Cappella Nova Outreach in association with Strathclyde University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning: https://mycll.strath.ac.uk/MyCLL/Classes?cid=76&cname=Music+%26+Singing+in+collaboration+with+Cappella+Nova+Outreach
Clare College choir video: https://www.clarecollegechoir.com/videos
Ex Cathedra have made recordings, e.g. sing-alongs for young children, see https://mailchi.mp/excathedra/may-2020-enews?e=994f568de2
A Web page of on-line events is being maintained by SWEMF at https://www.swemf.org.uk/events/online-events/ ,
by EEMF at www.eemf.org.uk/lockdown_links.html
and by BMEMF at www.bmemf.org.uk/online-activities.html
An Alison Kinder lecture-recital on the music of Tobias Hume is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=amqG1fSKXGs&app=desktop;
she has many other videos via
6 Platinum Consort workshops, available at https://www.platinumconsort.com/jmf.html
The Sixteen have online performances and talks at https://thesixteen.com/quarantine-with-the-sixteen/ and What’s On – The Sixteen (A Choral Odyssey sequence).
There are backing tracks for a variety of early music instrumental works at https://www.catonthekeysmusic.co.uk/ . A few tracks are free.
David Hatcher has consort music minus one part – for you to fill in! – see
The City Musick also have recordings minus one part – see https://www.tcmusick.com/cck-music-store – but you do have to pay.
Unlock your Singing with Jennie Cassidy at https://www.connectandteach.com/lesson/unlock-your-singing/
PlayScore 2, currently for IPhone/iPad only (www.playscore.co ) allows you to take a photo of your music and it will play it, or you can import a PDF to play. It allows you to play at any speed you like, and you can set the instruments and transpose. It also exports MIDI if you want.
Some on-line lessons are being offered by
Alison Kinder, viols, www.alisonkinder.co.uk
Oonagh Lee, historical oboes and recorders, www.oonaghlee.com
Richard MacKenzie, lutes and guitars, http://magnatune.com/artists/richard_mackenzie/
The Telling Wednesday evenings, Fridays 11am Medieval singing workshops. https://www.thetelling.co.uk/concert-diary
Baroque Dance Notation Reading Classes with Philippa Waite, Artistic Director of Consort de Danse Baroque; reading Beauchamp-Feuillet notation. Thursday evenings: Beginner/Improver: 6.45pm to 8.15pm; Intermediate: 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Three series of five classes: 1: April 15th, 22nd, 29th, May 6th, 13th; 2: May 27th, June 3rd, 10th,17th, 24th; 3: July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, August 5th. firstname.lastname@example.org , http://www.ukbaroquedance.com/classes/online-notation.html
Dance Through the Ages with Philippa Waite. From the Middle Ages to the Early Twentieth Century, including the Elizabethan and English Regency periods. No experience or partner needed! Wednesdays 8.15pm to 9.15pm twice monthly – April 14th, 28th, May 12th, 26th, June 9th, 23rd, July 7th, 21st, August 4th. email@example.com , http://www.ukbaroquedance.com/classes/online.html
Fridays 11-11.30 The Telling in Retreat. Medieval singing workshops https://www.thetelling.co.uk/in-retreat (available afterwards).
David Allinson Lunchtime Live, Fridays at 1pm: http://davidallinson.com/diary/
Online Early Music Forum, three times per week; make harmony over the Web via Jamulus: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday evenings 6pm SingTheScore: “For keen singers, SingTheScore is our new YouTube series. One mini-masterwork a week: historical intros from Robert Hollingworth, a few poor-quality jokes, then sing along with I Fagiolini”. www.ifagiolini.com/SingTheScore
City Lit Online Course; study Western music written during the middle ages. Beginning with the fall of the western Roman Empire in the 5th century and ending in the early 15th century, exploring music for church, banquet and dance. Mondays 19 April to 5 July 2021, 18:00 – 19:30. https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/topics-in-medieval-music
Wednesdays 1pm. Lunchtime baroque concerts. www.ensemblehesperi.com
Fridays 1pm. Eboracum Baroque spotlight concerts on YouTube and Facebook (available afterwards). http://eboracumbaroque.co.uk/#events
Trouvère Medieval Minstrels. Wednesday evenings 7pm on their Facebook page
The Gesualdo Six are streaming a series of recitals for Lent, from Wednesday 17th February featuring motets, hymns and plainchant recorded in historic churches around London. Details and tickets at g6 (tidze.com) . £20 for full series, £10 for mini series.
Stile Antico, Sundays 2-16 May. https://www.stileantico.co.uk/projects/spotlights
NB. listing is no guarantee that the concert will take place. Please check
Please send information to: email@example.com. I do not actively research concerts, relying on members or organisers to submit details for inclusion.
7-9 Bristol Early Music Festival, NOW ONLINE. http://bristolearlymusicfestival.uk/
20 7.30pm. Newe Vialles: Good Againe. https://www.swemf.org.uk/event/7196/
21-23 Worcester Early Music Festival.
28-30 Beverley Early Music Festival, with Stile Antico, La Serenissima, Alva, Matthew Wadsworth, David Neave, Vivien Ellis. www.ncem.co.uk
28 Stile Antico, 7:30 pm, The Journey of the Mayflower, Beverley Early Music Festival, marking 400 years since the sailing of the Pilgrims. Beverley Minster
31 St. Mary’s, Hadleigh: JS Bach solo cantatas BWV 54 and BWV 82, Telemann Oboe Concerto, and JC Bach ‘Lamento’. https://www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com
9-17 NCEM. York Early Music Festival
Contacts for concerts
Birmingham Barber Institute. http://barber.org.uk/ 0121 414 7333
Birmingham Town Hall. www.thsh.co.uk 0121 345 0600.
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. 0161 907 9000, 0161 950 0015, www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk
Buxton Festival. 0845 1272190, http://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk
Chandos Choir. www.solihullchandoschoir.org
Chetham‘s School of Music, Long Millgate, Manchester, M3 1SB, 0161 838 7200,
Early Dance Circle Festival, Ann Kent tel. 01484 663842, email firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.earlydancecircle.co.uk/
Ex Cathedra. www.excathedra.co.uk
Fiori Musicali http://fiori-musicali.com
Gregynog Festival. www.gregynogfestival.org
Higham Hall Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, CA13 9HS, 017687 76276, email@example.com
Kempley Village Hall, http://www.kempleyvillagehall.org.uk/, 07891 254372.
Leeds University, http://concerts.leeds.ac.uk
Leeds Waits. firstname.lastname@example.org
Leicester, Castle House. www.earlymusicleicester.co.uk
Leominster. Tourist Information Centre, email@example.com 01568 616460.
Lichfield Festival. www.lichfieldfestival.org
Liverpool Bach Collective, https://www.liverpoolbach.com/future-events
Liverpool Renaissance Singers. www.liverpoolrenaissancesingers.org
London Festival of Baroque Music, www.lfbm.org.uk
The Magic of Medieval Music https://www.ipmusic.org.uk/medievalmusic
Music in New Radnor. Box office 01544 350268.
Newcastle University https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/
Recorders Scotland, Lynne Hope at Recorder Players, 19 West Burnside, Dollar, FK14 7DP, Scotland, UK
Ripon. 01765 605508, www.riponinternationalfestival.com
St Andrew’s & West Church, Edinburgh. Queen’s Hall Box Office, http://www.thequeenshall.net/elsewhere/shows/, 0131-668 2019
St. George’s Singers. www.st-georges-singers.org.uk, 01663 764012.
St Martin’s Church, Worcester. www.stmartinsworcester.org.uk
Stile Antico, https://www.stileantico.co.uk/concerts
The Sixteen, www.thesixteen.com
William Byrd Singers. http://www.williambyrdsingers.org.uk/concerts.shtml
Worcester Cathedral. Worcester Live Box Office, 01905 611427
Worcester Huntingdon Hall. Worcester Concert Club, 01905 611427
Worcester Early Music Festival. www.earlymusicworcs.org
Wordsworth Singers www.wordsworthsingers.org.uk , 01900 829622.
York, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, www.york.ac.uk/concerts
York Waits, http://theyorkwaits.org.uk