DIARY OF EVENTS
24/03 Morley Green; Music from the early fifteenth-century: a musical moment; singers; 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 John Taverner; Tutor: David Allinson
27/10 Bethesda Chapel Mold; Crequillon & Lambert; Tutor: Deborah Catterall
24/11 Christmas/Advent theme for voices and instruments. Tutor: Alison Kinder
16/02 Cardoso Requiem & other Portuguese composers; for singers; Rory Johnston.
Please send information to: firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
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/
18 EMF Scotland Recorder Playing day and tutorial workshop with members of the Flanders Recorder Quartet, St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry St., Edinburgh EH1 1LG.
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 with Grace Barton.
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/
21-28 Orpheon Foundation Brilliantly Baroque course, Thoiry, France.
27–29 Halsway Baroque Chamber Ensemble Weekend
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.
4–6 South West Viol Fest with Blackdowns Early Music and Newe Vialles, with an option to perform in a public concert on Monday 7th May; Culmstock, Devon. French and English consort music and French solo music. Opportunity to visit the workshop of Jane Julier, maker of viols. In parallel with BEMP singing weekend with Jan Joost van Elburg. Contact Blackdowns Early Music Projects, Cadbury House, Fore Street, Culmstock, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 3JD, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 NEEMF. Les Grands Motets (Lully, Rameau) with Aljosa “Josh” Skorja, for singers, strings, wind (A=440), Methodist Church, 1 Orchard Way, Guiseley, LS20 9EO.
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
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. Lions of St. Mark’s: workshop for voices and instruments (A=440) with Jamie Savan, St George’s Church, St. John’s Avenue, Rugby CV22 5HR.
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. Halsway; Whitsun Voices, Viols and Recorders.
27 – 1 June. Accord 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
9 NEEMF. workshop for small, unaccompanied choral groups, with Deborah Catterall; Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York YO23 1BP.
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, email@example.com
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, unaccompanied Renaissance music for advanced singers with David Skinner
18-21 Benslow. Baroque String Orchestra: the Italian Concerto (A = 415; Upper Intermediate / Advanced) with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Robin Bigwood
29 – 1 July. Knuston Hall. Early Music with Peter Syrus.
1-8 Run by Singers, Dresden (Colin Durrant)
7 MEMF. Verse Anthems with David Hatcher.
8 NEEMF workshop for voices and instruments, Gabrieli and Friends with Alison Kinder; Bishop Middleham Village Hall, County Durham.
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, a mix of Renaissance and more recent repertoire 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.
22-28 Monteverdi Madrigal Week, San Trovaso, Venice. http://hannesfromhund.com/monteverdi-madrigal-week-venice/
28 – 4 August. NORVIS XLVIII, Durham
28 – 4 August. Recorder Summer School, Bishop Burton College, Beverley.
28 – 25 Aug: Dartington Summer School and Festival. Week 1: Renaissance Music for singers and players, including middle eastern. Tutors include Jeffrey Skidmore and Fretwork. Week 2: Baroque-orchestra, opera, folk, including St Matthew Passion.
29 – 5 August. Cambridge Early Music Summer School. Echoes of Antiquity with The Parley of Instruments.
31 – 6 Aug. Accord. Baroque flute summer school.
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. Masque Dance and Music at the Jacobean Court. 3- or 6-day courses for dancers, string players, 1 flautist and singers. With Anne Day (dance), Tamsin Lewis (music).
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, unaccompanied early music masterpieces, concluding concert in the Basilica of San Francesco, with David Skinner.
7-11 Accord. Recorder summer school (in French).
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.
12-17 Run by Singers, Bath summer school; Purcell and English 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.
16-24 Meeting Musical des Monts Dore, France. Annual multi-lingual summer school for recorders, harpsichord and viol in the Auvergne. Tutor: Kate Hearne. http://www.rencontres-musicales-des-monts-dore.fr/
17-19 Benslow. John Playford in the 21st Century (Lower/Upper Intermediate, Advanced) with Paul Hutchinson, Karen Wimhurst.
17–27 Consort de Danse Baroque Summer School, Cardiff, with Philippa Waite. www.ukbaroquedance.com, 07976 374482
18-25 Irish Recorder and Viol Course, at An Grianán (‘The Sunny Place’), Termonfechin, on the coast north of Dublin with Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip Thorby. http://www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org.
24-26 Cambridge Choral Liturgy Course, St. Catherine’s College with David Allinson. firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
2-9 Run by Singers, Evora, Portugal. Church music of the Portuguese Masters (Manuel Cardoso, Duarte Lobo, Filipe de Magalhães) with David Allinson.
6-9 Medieval Music in the Dales, a variety of instrumental, dance and vocal workshops, in and around Bolton Castle and Redmire, Wensleydale.
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
29 NEEMF. Workshop for voices and viols, Clements Hall, York.
10-14 Run by Singers; The Glory of Venice (David Ogden).
13 MEMF. Italian Renaissance: workshop for voices and instruments (A=440), with Philip Thorby.
14-19 Lacock. Singing in Seville. Guerrero, Morales and Lobo in a baroque church in the historic centre of Seville, with Gabriel Díaz.
14-20 Accord. Recorder Course.
19-21 Benslow. Choral Evensong with Jeremy Jackman.
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
27 NEEMF. AGM and workshop: works by Peter Phillips with John Bryan.
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.
16–18 Hawkwood. Italian Madrigal weekend
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.
2-5 Run by Singers. Mozart Requiem in Vienna (Jeremy Jackman).
11 SWEMF/BMEMF joint workshop for singers with David Allison.
Contacts for workshops
Baroque Dance Workshop. Lis Talbott 01587 829072, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
Orpheon Foundation, email@example.com
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