Other events


NWEMF Workshops


24/11   Christmas/Advent theme for voices and instruments; Tutor: Alison Kinder; Holy Ascension Church, Upton by Chester.


16/02   Cardoso Requiem & other Portuguese composers, for singers; Tutor: Rory Johnston; St James’s, Didsbury.

09/03   Hassler / 17 century German; for voices and instruments; Morley Green Club; Tutor: Roger Wilkes.

06/04   Church music of Costanzo Festa, for voices and instruments; Tutor: Peter Syrus

04/05   Missa Confitebor Tibia à 8 by Palestrina for instruments (not recorders; A=440) and female singers; Didsbury Baptist Church; Tutors: Deborah Roberts and Laurie Stras.

22/06   The Gabrielis in Venice; for singers & instrumentalists (jointly with Cumbria Festival Chorus) Tutor: Gawain Glenton; Carver United Reform Church, Windermere.

14/09   Tutor: John Bryan.  For voices and instruments, Didsbury Baptist Church


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


November 2018

18–21 Halsway.  Playing music for dancing

22/23-25  Benslow.  Consorting Viols with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Ibi Aziz, Peter Wendland.

23-27   Diploma level Recorder course, Lyme Regis. www.recordercourseslyme.com

24        BMEMF.  String workshop with Julia Bishop for Baroque and modern strings (A=415). Grange Court, Leominster HR6 8NL.


December 2018

1          MEMFIn Dulci Jubilo: Workshop for Voices and Instruments (A=440) with Steven Devine.  Seasonal Music by Praetorius, West Orchard United Reformed Church, 83 Baginton Road, Styvechale, Coventry, CV3 6FP

2-5       Run by Singers.  Mozart Requiem in Vienna (Jeremy Jackman).

8          NEEMF.  Before Hymns Ancient and Modern: West Gallery Music for voices and instruments (A=440) with Paul Guppy.  St Andrew’s Church Hall, Newmarket Street, Skipton

8          EMFS Choirs Programme, St Michael and All Saints Church, Tollcross.  Director: Philip Redfern.  Advanced Choir:  Advent and Christmas in Northern Europe.  EMFS Choir: Michael Praetorius, composer, arranger, publisher and author.

28 – Jan 2.  Lacock.  Winter school, Corsham (Cotswolds).  Eccard, Philips, Lassus and James Macmillan with Aidan Oliver.


January 2019

4-6       West Dean.  Viol consort music (Intermediate/Advanced) with Alison Crum.

5          MEMFO Lux Beata – a Day of Light in Winter: workshop for voices with David Allinson.  Solihull Methodist Church, Bossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1LD.

12        NEEMF.  Purcell at A=415 (voices and instruments) with George Kennaway; St. Benedict’s RC Church, Garforth. LS25 1PX.

14-17   Benslow.  Consorting Viols with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland.

19        Zelenka Mass, JS Bach Ascension Oratorio; Come and sing/play workshop with Richard Roddis; Bramcote Church, Nottingham NG9 3HD.  0115 981 0874, www.sinfoniachorale.uk .

31/1Feb – 3 Feb  Benslow.  Baroque chamber music (A=415) with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Robin Bigwood, Stephen Preston, Kate Latham.


February 2019

10-15   Lacock.  Singing in Castara (a small fishing village in Tobago). Padilla, Palestrina, Clemens, Saint  Saëns, Pearsall and Delius, with JanJoost van Elburg.

15-17   Jackdaws.  The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas

16        NEEMFMajesty and Magnificence:  Andrea Gabrieli and Orlande de Lassus with James Weeks.  For singers and Renaissance instruments (or modern equivalents): strings, recorders, sackbuts, cornets, curtals and pluckers; A=440.  St Hilda’s Church Hall, Thornleigh Road, West Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3ET

22-25   West Dean.  English Art Song 1600–2000, with Evelyn Tubb and Michael Fields

23        BMEMF. Workshop for singers with Will Dawes. Venue: Bishop’s Palace, Hereford.

23        MEMF.  The Lambeth Choirbook.  Music for voices with Patrick Allies


March 2019

2          Renaissance Flute (A=440), Angel Place, Worcester WR1 3QN.  www.clarebeesley.info

8-10     Benslow. From Piano to Harpsichord, with Penelope Cave

8-10     Benslow.  West Gallery music, with Francis Roads.

9          NEEMFPiper, strike up!  Workshop on playing for dancing, 14th to 20th century, with de Mowbray’s Musicke. For all instruments (A=440), including percussion.  Dancers also welcome but may have to sit around quite a lot.  Clements Hall, York.

16        MEMF.  Purcell – The Fairy Queen with John Hancorn.  Selly Oak Methodist Church, Birmingham B29 6HT.

21/22-24  Benslow.  LuteFest with Gian Luca Lastraioli, Jacob Heringman, Roy Marks, Lynda Sayce, Jeni Melia

22-24   West Dean.  Recorder consort weekend (Intermediate) with Helen Hooker.

22-24   Higham Hall.  Viol consort weekend with Elizabeth Dodd.

22-24   Higham Hall.  Recorder consort weekend with Philip Gruar.

24-29   Lacock.  Lewes Lamentations; White’s six-part Lamentations and other Lenten music in the East Sussex town, with Eamonn Dougan.

29 – 5 April  Easter Recorder Course, The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire. https://www.recordersforall.org.uk

30        BMEMF.  Workshop for singers and instrumentalists with Elizabeth Gutteridge. Venue: The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne.


April 2019

5-10     Chalemie Easter School: early music, commedia, costume making etc. near Oxford.

6-12     Easter Early Music Course, Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls, with Chris Hartland, David Hatcher, Alison Kinder, Asako Morikawa, Emma Murphy, Philip Thorby, Joris Van Goethem. http://easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk/

7-11     The Benslow Baroque Oratorio: Handel and Thomas Linley, the “English Mozart” with Julian Perkins, Judy Tarling, Henrik Persson, Nicholas Shaw.

14        NEEMF.  Annual playing ‘day out’ at Temple Newsam House, Leeds. NEEMF members and friends perform for the public in this splendid setting.

28        NEEMF.  Annual Northern Playing Day at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle. An opportunity for the public to hear NEEMF members and friends perform in this most magnificent of museums.

28        EMFScotland day for singers and instrumentalists with Murray Campbell, Lynne Hope and Philip Redfern; Edinburgh.


May 2019

6-8       Benslow.  Advanced Harpsichord Accompaniment, with Robin Bigwood

10-12   Benslow.  The Harpsichord and the Hispanic, with Penelope Cave

10-12   Jackdaws.  Singing Handel (Advanced) with Rosa Mannion

11        SWEMF/BMEMF Portuguese Polyphony, Evora Style, for singers.  Parliament Rooms, Gloucester Cathedral with David Allison.

13-16   Benslow.  Lassus’ Vinum Bonum and Music by Di Lasso, the Gabrielis and Hassler, with Jeremy West and friends

17-19   Benslow.  Voices and Viols, with Alison Crum, Peter Syrus

20-23   Benslow.  Gregorian Chant for All, with John Rowlands-Pritchard



2-9       Run by Singers.  Spanish Polyphony, Toledo.

10-13   Benslow.  Baroque Orchestra: Bach, Telemann and Fasch, with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Oliver-John Ruthven

16        NEEMF.  Playing day. NEEMF members and friends play for the public at Burton Constable Hall (Elizabethan mansion), Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire, HU11 4LN.

16-22   Lacock.  Music at Monteconero.  Josquin, Rore, Isaac, Pizzetti and Jackson in a former mediaeval monastery on the Adriatic, with Joanna Tomlinson.

16-23   Run by Singers.  Unaccompanied Renaissance for advanced singers with David Allinson, Regensberg.

29        BMEMF.  Workshop for singers and instrumentalists, with David Hatcher.  And AGM.  Stockenny, New Radnor.



6-14     Run by Singers.  A Bach Pilgramage in Thuringia and Saxony with Jeremy Jackman.

8-10     Benslow.  Baroque Trio Sonatas with Da Camera: Emma Murphy, Susanna Pell, Steven Devine

14-19   Benslow.  The International Viol Summer School, with Alison Crum, Ibi Aziz, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland

14-19   Lacock.  Ludlow Summer School; the 40-part motet Spem in alium by Thomas Tallis with Gabriel Crouch.

27 – 3 Aug.  NORVIS XLIX – early music summer school. https://norvis.org.uk/

28-4 Aug. Run by Singers.  Ghent Early Music Week with David Allinson.



4-10     Beauchamp early music course, Gloria in Excelsis Deo.  Directed by Philip Thorby; tutors David Hatcher, Theresa Caudle, Adrian France, Richard Thomas. Including 24-part setting by Annibale Padovano, 40-part setting by Alessandro Striggio.

4-11     Run by Singers.  Assisi Summer School: Pizzetti Requiem etc. with Nigel Perrin.

11-18   Baroque Week The Leipzig Legacy: JS Bach cantatas and works by Rosenmüller, Fasch. Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, Berks.

18-23   Run by Singers.  English Summer School with Nigel Perrin and Jeremy Jackman, Lincoln.

29-31   Run by Singers.  Hereford Cathedral weekend with Peter North.



5, 6-8   Medieval Music in the Dales.  Bolton Castle, N. Yorkshire.

6-8       Cambridge Choral Liturgy Course, St. Catherine’s College, with David Allinson.  ian.et.thompson@gmail.com

6-8       Jackdaws.  Stylish Baroque (Advanced) with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross

9-15     Run by Singers.  Tallis, Byrd etc. with David Skinner, Barcelona.

21        BMEMF.  Gabrielli, Praetorius and Schutz, with Stephen Marshall. For singers, drawing room of Clytha House, Clytha Park, near Abergavenny.



2-6       Run by Singers.  The Glory of Venice with Colin Durrant.

6-13     Run by Singers.  Puglia week with David Ogden.


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.uk, http://www.baroque-week.org.uk

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

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

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

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

Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools, 0844 808 2412, info@cemss.org, www.cambridgeearlymusic.org

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

Chalemie Summer School, Headington School, Headington Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3. Barbara Segal 020 7700 4293, chalemie@thorn.demon.co.uk, www.chalemie.co.uk

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

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

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

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

Dolmetsch Summer School, Frensham Heights nr. Farnham, 01428 643235, brian@dolmetsch.com, www.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.uk, easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk

EEMF, committee@eemf.org.uk, http://www.eemf.org.uk

EMFScotland, events@emfscotland.org.uk, www.emfscotland.org.uk

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

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

Halsway Manor, Halsway 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.com, www.highamhall.com

HISS (Historically Informed Summer School),  http://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.uk, www.eileensilcocks.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lute Society, Christopher Goodwin, 01483 202159, lutesoc@aol.com, www.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.uk, www.memf.org.uk

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

Musica Donum Dei, Wendy Hancock, wendy@philidors.co.uk, http://www.musicadonumdei.org

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

NEEMF, secretary@neemf.org.uk, www.neemf.org.uk

NEMA, jane.beeson@btopenworld.com, www.nema-uk.org

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

NWEMF viol weekend, https://nwemf.org/violweekend/

Opus Anglicanum, 01749 675131, info@opus-a.co.uk, www.opus-anglicanum.com

Orpheon Foundationorpheon@gmx.at

Osiris.   http://osirisbrass.com/summer%20academy/index.html

Oxford Baroque Week. Headington School, Oxford. 0161 281 2502, p.b.collier@googlemail.com, www.baroque-week.org.uk

Pro Cantione Antiqua, 01943 874649

Recorder Courses Lymeenquiries@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 Schoolhttp://recordersummerschool.org.uk/

Roger Wilkes, 01565 872650, mostlymusic@btinternet.com

Rondo Viol Academy. 07949 511619, http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk

Run by Singerswww.runbysingers.org  01438 840555.

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

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

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

SEMF, richard.j.whitehouse@btinternet.com, http://www.semf.org.uk

Sherborne Early Music. Sherborne Girls School, Bradford Rd, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3QN, info@sherborneearlymusic.com, http://www.sherborneearlymusic.com

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

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

SWEMF, secretary@swemf.org.uk, http://www.swemf.org.uk

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

Tewkesbury Viol workshop: Jill Davies 01684 850112 oldchapelcourt@btinternet.com

Triora Musica, Deborah Roberts, 01273 823788, deborah@musica-secreta.com, www.trioramusica.com

TVEMF, www.tvemf.org, secretary@tvemf.org, tamesis@tvemf.org

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

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