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NWEMF Workshops 2020

15/02   Zielenski, for voices, brass, winds, continuo.  Tutor: Graham O’Reilly.  Hoylake Chapel

21/03   For recorders.  Tutor: Marion Scott.  Cilcain.

18/04   Usper et al. for voices and instruments.  Morley Green Club.  Tutor: Roger Wilkes.

09/05   H Praetorius/Schutz/Bianci for voices and instruments.  Tutor: Stephanie Muncey-Dyer

20/06  15th century for voices.  Tutor: Peter Syrus.

Non-NWEMF Workshops.

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.

January 2020

11        BMEMF.  Buxtehude: Jesu Membra Nostri, for voices and bowed instruments, with Paul Spicer.  The Lion Ballroom, Leominster

11-16   Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  Baroque oboe making.

16/17-19  Benslow; Baroque Chamber Music at A=415 (3/2-night options).  Tutors: Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Robin Bigwood, Stephen Preston, Kate Latham

18        MEMF.  Majesty and Magnificence: Orlandi di Lasso & Andrea Gabieli; for voices, with James Weekes.  St Faith & St. Lawrence church, Harborne, Birmingham

18        O Magnum Mysterium (Palestrina, Victoria, Poulenc, Lauridsen, Busto) come & sing workshop with Sinfonia Chorale & Richard Roddis, Beeston, Nottingham.  www.sinfoniachorale.uk

18        EMFS Choirs, St Michael and All Saints Church, Brougham Street,Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9JH. 10am – 1pm Advanced Choir: Requiem in F minor – Heinrich Biber.  1:45 – 4:30pm EMFS Choir: A French Requiem – Charpentier’s Messe des morts à 4 voix.  Singers can attend morning, afternoon or both sessions.  Half-day session is £12 (EMFS members), £15 (non-members), £5 (students and low incomes). Full-day rate of £20 / £25 / £8.  Contact sue@emfscotland.org.uk

20-23   Benslow; Consorting Viols.  Tutors: Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland

23-27   Facsimile for Advanced Recorder Players, Victoria House, Lyme Regis, Dorset, with Philip Thorby.  http://www.recordercourseslyme.com/2020%20courses.html

23-27   Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  Recorder Making with Jacqueline Sorel.

24-26   Dances of the French Renaissance Courts; High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire; The Historical Dance Society; https://swemf.org.uk/event/1993/

25        NEEMFMusic for an Archduke for loud and soft renaissance winds; polychoral compositions from late C16th Austria and Italy in the Regensburg manuscript; with Tim Bayley; Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BW; 10 for 10.30 – 4.30.

31 – 2 Feb.  Recorder Orchestra Weekend, Halsway Manor, Somerset, for confident ensemble Players.

February 2020

12-14   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: www.marytyers.co.uk

14-16   Hurdy Gurdy Weekend, Halsway Manor, Somerset, hosted by Claire Dugué

14-16   Jackdaws. The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas; Intermediate.

14-16   Hawkwood College, Viol Consorts Workshop with Jane Francis and David Hatcher.

15        EMFS. St Michael and All Saints Church, Brougham Street, Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9JH, 10am – 4:30pm.  EMFS Choirs, details as for Saturday 18 January.

16-22   Lacock.   Singing in Castara, a small fishing village in Tobago, with Justin Doyle.

21-23   Benslow; West Gallery Music.  Tutor: Francis Roads

22        MEMF.  Palestrina: Master of the Parody Mass; for voices with David Allinson.  St. Nicholas Church, Warwick.

22        NEEMF.  Dido and Aeneas, Purcell’s wonderful compelling opera, with John Hancorn, for singers, strings and continuo (A=415).  Jesmond URC, Burdon Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3AE.

23-27   Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  Recorder Making with Jacqueline Sorel.

24-26   PIVA – Real Roots!  Halsway Manor, Somerset, Late 16th Century popular traditional music

28 – 1 Mar  Rondo Viol Academy.  Elementary and Lower Intermediate; also Pre-formed Consorts, the Beeches.

28 – 2 Mar  West Dean.  English Art Song 1600–2000; Evelyn Tubb, Michael Fields (full).

March 2020

1          Try for a Day: Early Dance: 10:00 to 16:00, Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH, UK.  017687 76276, admin@highamhall.com .  Simple Court Dances (e.g. Slow, stately Pavan, lively Galliard) from Elizabethan England and Renaissance Italy and an C18th Minuet. With Elizabeth Dodd. www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd , £66 (inc. lunch and refreshments).

2-5       Benslow; Springtime Recorders.  Tutors: Alyson Lewin, Caroline Jones

5/6-8    Benslow; LuteFest (3/2-night options).  Tutors: Nigel North, Michal Gondko, Lynda Sayce, Roy Marks, Jeni Melia

13-15   Benslow; Consort Singing and Original Sources: William Byrd and Thomas Tallis.  Tutors: Rory McCleery, Edmund Saddington.

13-15   West Dean.  Recorder consort weekend with Helen Hooker.

14        NEEMF.  Machaut and the Magic of the Medieval; for all voices and instruments, ancient & modern, A=440, with Lizzie Gutteridge.  Burley in Wharfedale Methodist Church, Main St, Burley, Ilkley LS29 7DT; 10 for 10.30 – 4.30.

14        EMFS. St Michael and All Saints Church, Brougham Street, Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9JH, 10am – 4:30pm.  EMFS Choirs, details as for Saturday 18 January.

16-18   Benslow; Division Musick and More (for advanced viol players and intermediate to advanced lute players) with Pellingmans’ Saraband.

18-22   Run by Singers.  The Glory of Venice with Will Dawes.

20-22   Higham.  Viol consorts, especially Gibbons and Lawes, with Elizabeth Dodd.

20-22   Higham.  Recorder consorts, mainly Renaissance, with Philip Gruar.

21        MEMF.  Workshop for voices & baroque instruments (A=415), with Will Carslake.  Coton Centre, Tamworth.

21        BMEMF.  Music for the Salamander King. Composers at the court of François I of France – Mouton, Lheretier and Gascogne, for singers, with Andrew Kirkman.  Holy Trinity Church, Hereford.

23-27   Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore.

24-28   Trio Sonatas for Advanced Players.  Victoria House, Lyme Regis, Dorset; with Tom Beets and Joris van Goethem.  https://swemf.org.uk/event/1587/

26 – 2 Apr.  Easter Recorder Course, The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire. www.recordersforall.org.uk

27-29   Rondo Viol Academy.  Advanced.  Hothorpe Hall

31 – 5 Apr.  Chalemie.  Early music, dance, Commedia, costume.

April 2020

3 – 9    The Easter Early Music Course in Monmouth (formerly held in Ascot). www.easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk

6-15     West Dean.  Musical Instrument Making: traditional stringed and keyboard instruments.

13-19   Benslow Baroque opera; Rameau.

17-19   SRP National Recorder Festival, Ipswich.  www.srp.org.uk/national-festival

17-19   Halsway Manor.  Playford weekend.

24-26   Rondo Viol Academy.  Intermediate and Upper Intermediate, The Beeches

26        NEEMF performing day at Temple Newsam; an opportunity to hear music performed by NEEMF members and their friends throughout the day.

May 2020

4-7       Benslow; Gregorian Chant: The Joys of Singing.  Tutor: John Rowlands-Pritchard

8-10     Benslow; Fugues for Fun (upper indermediate / advanced harpsichord).  Tutor: Penelope Cave

8-10     Jackdaws.  Singing Handel with Rosa Mannion.

8-10     Recorders at Rydal, Upper Intermediate and Advanced, with Mary Tyers. groupbooking@rydalhall.org or tel: 015394 32050.

9          MEMF.  Hail Queen of Heaven for Voices with Will Dawes.

11-13   Benslow; Advanced Harpsichord Accompaniment.  Tutor: Robin Bigwood

15-17   Benslow; Voices and Viols.  Tutors: Alison Crum, Peter Syrus

17-22   Lacock. Ambleside Music Week: music by Juan Esquivel including the eight-part Missa Ut re mi fa so la, with Eamonn Dougan.

17-24   Run by Singers.  Avila Early Music Week with David Allinson.

18-21   Benslow; Schütz’s Psalms of David with music by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli.  Tutors: David Ireson, Jeremy West, Rogers Covey-Crump

23        NEEMF.  Baroque Instrumental Groups Day – a workshop for groups with Rachel Brown (flute and recorder), Adrian Butterfield (violin).  Monkseaton Middle School, Whitley Bay

26-28   Dillington House Recorder course, near Ilminster, Somerset, with Helen Hooker.

30        BMEMF.  Byrd and his circle – his colleagues and models for singers with Sally Dunkley.  Assembly Rooms, Presteigne

30        Beverley Early Music Festival, Choral Workshop with members of Stile Antico; Beverley Minster Parish Hall, 10:00 – 16:00. https://www.stileantico.co.uk/concerts

June 2020

1-4       Benslow; Baroque Orchestra: Purcell, Arne and Boyce (A=415).  Tutors: Oliver Webber, Mark Caudle, Oliver-John Ruthven

5-7       Benslow; Introduction to the Harpsichord: Baroque Style for Pianists.  Tutor: Penelope Cave

13        MEMF.  Handel: Judas Maccabeus; for voices and instruments with Justin Doyle.

13        NEEMF.  Workshop for singers, with Rory McCleery: Infelix Ego – Recusant masterpieces by Byrd, Tallis & De Monte.  Clements Hall York.

29 – 5 July.  Lacock.  Music at Monteconero: early Latin American music, including Lamentations by Padilla and Manuel de Sumaya and Padilla’s Circumdederunt me and Versa est in luctum, with Gabriel Crouch

July 2020

5          BMEMF; workshop for singers and instrumentalists with Justin Doyle.  Stockenny, New Radnor

6-8       Benslow; Baroque Trio Sonatas with Da Camera.  Tutors: Emma Murphy, Susanna Pell, Mie Hayashi

12-17   Benslow; The International Viol Summer School.  Tutors: Alison Crum, Ibi Aziz, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland

12-17   Lacock; Singing in Edinburgh, with Rory McCleery.  Renaissance music including the 19-part O bone Jesu and Missa Dum sacrum mysterium of Robet Carver and music by Peebles, Josquin and Jachet of Mantua

14-21   Longborough Festival Opera 2020; Longborough, Moreton-in-Marsh; Monteverdi: The Return of Ulysses.  https://swemf.org.uk/event/1686/

26 – 2 Aug. Cambridge Early Music Baroque Summer School, St Catharine’s College Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RL. Baroque Dresden: The Musical Melting Pot – The Parley of Instruments with Peter Holman (course director & continuo), Judy Tarling (upper strings), Mark Caudle (lower strings), Gail Hennessy (woodwind) and Philip Thorby (voices). https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/baroque-week-baroque-dresden.html

August 2020

1-8       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.

1-8       Recorder Summer School, Bishop Burton.  http://recordersummerschool.org.uk

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 www.glosacadmusic.org

2-9       Cambridge Early Music Renaissance Summer School, St Catharine’s College, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RL. The Triumphs of Maximilian: Music from the time of Emperor Maximilian I – Courtiers of Grace with Gawain Glenton (course co-director & cornetto), Clare Wilkinson (course codirector & voice), Uri Smilansky (viols & recorders), William Lyons (flutes, recorders, reeds & pipes), Jacob Heringman (lutes). https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/renaissance-week-the-triumphs-of-maximilian.html

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.  www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org

16-22   Higham Hall Early Music Summer School.

16-23   Baroque Week.  The Grand Tour: Italy.

17-21   HISS 2020.  Bishop Burton College, Beverley, HU17 8QG, East Yorkshire. 10th Anniversary.  http://www.hiss.org.uk/

23-28   Run by Singers.  Lincoln Summer School; Renaissance Masterpieces with David Allinson.

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.

10-13   Medieval Music in the Dales, Bolton Castle & Redmire.

11-13   Benslow.  RecorderFest with Alyson Lewin, Jean McCreery, Caroline Jones.

13        MEMF.  Workshop for voices with Jeffrey Skidmore.

13-20.  Run by Singers.  Eternal music of the Eternal City, Rome, with David Skinner.

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: www.marytyers.co.uk

19        NEEMF.  Sisters of Ferrara workshop (female voice polyphony) with Prof. Laurie Stras.  Clements Hall, York.

21-24   Benslow.  Magnificat: sacred music by Charpentier, with Theresa Caudle, William Carslake

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.

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.

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

24        BMEMF.  Workshop for recorder players with Mary Tyers.  Yarpole Parish Hall.

November 2020

6-8       Rondo Viol Academy.  Elementary and Lower Intermediate; also Pre-formed Consorts, The Hayes

13-15   Benslow.  The Women Troubadours with Leah Stuttard

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

Contacts for workshops

Accord.  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.ukwww.baroque-week.org.uk

Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills, Ibberson Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9RB. 01462 459446, info@benslow.orgwww.benslow.org

Beauchamp Early Music Course, c/o Gloucester Academy of Music, Barbican House, Gloucester, GL1 2JF. 01452 688592, earlymusic@gamusic.co.ukwww.gamusic.co.uk

BMEMF, Sue Russell, 01568 780559, peterandsuerussell@btinternet.comwww.bmemf.org.uk

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

Cambridge Early Musichttps://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/summer-schools.html

Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  www.cambridgewoodwindmakers.org

Canford Summer School of Music, Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AP. 020 8660 4766, canfordsummersch@aol.comwww.canfordsummerschool.co.uk

Chalemie, Headington School, Headington Road, Oxford, OX3. www.chalemie.co.uk

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

Dartington International Summer School. 01803 847080, info@dartingtonsummerschool.org.ukwww.dartingtonsummerschool.org.uk

Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT 01460 258615 dillington@somerset.gov.uk www.dillington.com

Discoed Upper House, Discoed, nr Presteigne, LD8 2NW. 01547 560369, DiscoedEarlyMusic@BTConnect.cominfo@EarlyMusicInTheMarches.com  

Dolmetsch Summer School, Frensham Heights nr. Farnham, 01428 643235, brian@dolmetsch.comwww.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.ukeasterearlymusiccourse.org.uk

EEMF, committee@eemf.org.ukwww.eemf.org.uk


Farncombe Estate, Adult Learning Centre, Broadway, WR12 7LJ. 01386 854100, enquiries@FarncombeEstate.co.ukwww.farncombecourses.co.uk

Fiori Musicali, 01327 360931, www.fiori-musicali.com

Halsway ManorHalsway 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 Early Music Summer Course. Details from 017687 76276, info@highamhall.comwww.highamhall.com

HISS (Historically Informed Summer School),  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.ukwww.eileensilcocks.co.uk

Irish Recorder & Viol Course. Termonfechin, Ireland. 00 353 85 288 0389, info@irishrecorderandviolcourse.orgwww.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org

Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NY. 01373 812 383, music@jackdaws.orgwww.jackdaws.org.uk

The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0BQ, 01300 320684, kingcombe@hotmail.co.ukwww.kingcombe.org

Knuston Hall, Irchester, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7EU. 01933 312104, enquiries@knustonhall.org.ukwww.knustonhall.org.uk

Lacock, Andrew van der Beek, 01249 730468, avdb@cantax.freeserve.co.ukwww.lacock.org

Leicester Early Music Festival. 0116 270 9984, mail@earlymusicleicester.co.ukwww.earlymusicleicester.co.uk

Lute Society, Christopher Goodwin, 01483 202159, lutesoc@aol.comwww.lutesoc.co.uk

Lythe, www.lythechambermusic.wordpress.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/

MEMF, Mike Ashley (MEMF Chair), chairman@memf.org.ukwww.memf.org.uk

Mostly Music, Roger Wilkes, 01565 872650, mostlymusic@btinternet.comwww.mostlymusic.co.uk

Musica Donum Dei, Wendy Hancock, wendy@philidors.co.ukwww.musicadonumdei.org

NCEM, National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, Percy’s Lane, York, YO1 9TI. 01904 632220, boxoffice@ncem.co.ukwww.ncem.co.uk


NEMA, jane.beeson@btopenworld.comwww.nema-uk.org

NORVIS, Northumbrian Recorder & Viol Summer School, Durham, 07736 108771, enquiries@norvis.org.ukwww.norvis.org.uk

NWEMF viol weekendhttps://nwemf.org/violweekend/

Opus Anglicanum, 01749 675131, info@opus-a.co.ukwww.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.comwww.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, www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk

Run by Singers.  www.runbysingers.org  01438 840555.

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

Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, 01223 263063, scholacambridge@aol.comwww.scholagregoriana.org

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


Sherborne Early Music. Sherborne Girls School, Bradford Rd, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3QN, info@sherborneearlymusic.comwww.sherborneearlymusic.com

Singers of Note, 01204 692797, martin.westhorp@ntlworld.comwww.singersofnote.com

Singing Days, 01943 874649, pca@singingdays.co.ukwww.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.ukwww.srp.org.uk/manchester/index.php


Tallis Scholars Summer School, Oakham School, Rutland, 01223 693281, helen.poole@tsss.uk.comwww.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.comwww.trioramusica.com


VdGS (Viola de Gamba Society), 01904 706959, admin@vdgs.org.co.ukwww.vdgs.org.uk

West Dean College, Chichester, PO18 0QZ, 01243 811301, short.courses@westdean.org.ukwww.westdean.org.uk