DIARY OF EVENTS
18/11 Russian Orthodox church music. Tutor: Ivan Moody
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; 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 Tutor: Peter Syrus
22/09 Tutor: David Allinson
20/10 Tutor: Daborah 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.
3-5 Rondo. High Leigh. Intermediate & Upper Intermediate.
3-5 Jackdaws. Recorder Weekend with Anna Stegmann: Advanced.
4 West Galler workshop for singers and instrumentalists, St. Nicholas’ Church, King’s Norton, Birmingham. www.immanuelsground.com .
4-5 MEMF. Orazio Benevoli – Dixit Dominus & Gloria, Workshop for voices and instruments with Philip Thorby. Venue: Knowle Village Hall B93 0NH.
10-12 Knuston Hall, with Peter Syrus.
13-16 Benslow. Harpsichord Accompaniment: Figuring It Out, with Robin Bigwood
17 EMFS Patronage and Processionals: Courtly ritual in the reign of James VI. Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PG, 09.30 – 16.00
17-19 Scottish Recorder Course, Tulliallan Castle, EMFS.
17-19/20 Benslow. Consorting Viols with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, John Bryan, Peter Wendland
18 Society of Recorder Players Wales Group playing day, Trecastle Village Hall, with Petrina Lodge. www.srp-wales.co.uk
19 NEEMF. ‘Into the (moral and spiritual) woods’ with Monteverdi – sacred music from the 1641 collection, for singers and instrumentalists with Robert Hollingworth. Priory Street Centre, York.
19 Early Music workshop, Elgar School of Music, Worcester, with Hetti Price and Penelope Appleyard. www.elgarschoolofmusic.org.uk .
24-26 Hawkwood. Recorder weekend for experienced players (Piers Adams)
25 BMEMF. Tallis: Missa Puer Natus est Nobis; workshop for singers with Patrick Craig. Grange Court, Leominster.
2 MEMF. Christmas Music. Dale Street Methodist Church, Leamington Spa. Workshop for Voices and Instruments (A=440) with Alison Kinder.
5-7 Rondo. High Leigh. Pre-formed Consorts.
9 EMFS Music making day for Advent and Christmas (for instruments and voices)
10 NEEMF. A medieval Cristemas, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle NE1 7RU, for singers and instrumentalists, with Magnus Williamson.
28-2 Lacock. Gombert, Clemens, Lassus, Palestrina; Ambleside, with Will Carslake.
5-7 West Dean. Viol consort music with Alison Crum and Roy Marks. 17th century English; for intermediate or advanced players of treble, tenor or bass viols who are confident in sight reading and playing one-to-a-part.
8-10 Benslow. From Piano to Harpsichord with Penelope Cave.
13 MEMF. A Renaissance Epiphany: workshop for voice and instruments, Selly Oak Methodist Church, with Robert Hollingworth.
13 NEEMF. Victoria Requiem, 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.
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
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.
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
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 with David Hatcher. St Nicholas’ Church, Warwick
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
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 egc.
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.
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
28 MEMF. Dominique Phinot: Pater Peccavi, Missa si bona suscepimus and the Lamentations – workshop for voices with Paul Spicer. Dorridge Village Hall.
4-6 Benslow. Harpsichord playing with a French accent (Upper Intermediate/Advanced) with Penelope Cave.
4-6 Jackdaws. Singing Handel with Rosa Mannion.
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 with Jamie Savan.
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
27 – 1 June. Renaissance flute course (A = 440), Moulin de Cajarc, Cordes, Southern France, with Clare Beesley. www.moulindecajarc
10-16 Lacock. Weelkes, Ward, Tomkins, Deering and Ramsey, at Monteconero, a former mediaeval monastery on the Adriatic, with Gabriel Crouch.
18-21 Benslow. Baroque String Orchestra: the Italian Concerto (A = 415; Upper Intermediate / Advanced) with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Robin Bigwood
14 MEMF. String workshop with Teresa Caudle. Dale Street Methodist Church, Leamington
15-20 Benslow. The International Viol Summer School (Advanced) with Alison Crum, Ibi Aziz, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland
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
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
22 MEMF. Angels (Dering,Guerrero, Sweelinck, Hassler,etc) – workshop for Singers with Patrick Craig
28-30 Rondo. Intermediate and Upper Intermediate. Hothorpe Hall
13 MEMF. Italian Renaissance: workshop for voices and instruments, with Philip Thorby.
2-4 Rondo. Elementary and pre-formed groups. High Leigh
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.
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/year2017
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
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