We may not be able to attend concerts, workshops and the like during the Covid 19 lockdown, but there are plenty of online activities that we can access.
- The Sixteen (Musical Director Harry Christophers) are producing a range of online performances and talks: click here.
- Friday, 5th June, 7pm: Ex Cathedra (Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore) are running an online singing workshop: click here to find out more and to book. To learn more about Ex Cathedra's activities during the lockdown, and to see how you can get involved, click here.
- Renaissance wind band The City Musick are offering downloads of 'music minus a part': for £5 per piece you get access to a score pdf [and parts where necessary], a high quality audio file of the full piece, and audio files of the piece minus the part you wish to play. See https://www.tcmusick.com/cck-music-store
- Flute playing was a popular pastime in the eighteenth century and a number of pocket-sized collections of music were published for the instrument. Peter Harrison has made a video of excerpts from three of the collections and a version of the Hallelujah Chorus from 'Harrison's New German Flute Magazine' of 1787. https://youtu.be/vRSgyN-EFss . He would like to raise funds for the Railway Children Charity. The Charity supports street children in India, Africa and also has refuges in the UK. Recently h spent some days working with the organisation in Delhi and I now know from personal experience what excellent, committed and caring work is done. Please make a donation if you can: www.railwaychildren.org.uk
- The Music Club Quiz: Test your knowledge of classical music through the ages and compete with audiences from music clubs across the UK and beyond. Play between Sat 9th and Sat 30th May 2020. Top scores will be announced at 3pm on Sun 31st May. For further information and to register, visit www.kantu-ensemble.co.uk/quiztickets . Free Entry (suggested donation £5). Your donations will support the musicians creating the quiz.
- Knowing that many of us are missing playing consorts with each other, David Hatcher has made it possible for us to play with him! See here for more about the project and/or email him to place your order.
Allt these pieces have a mere (?) four parts, so to celebrate completing the 39th and final piece, David has produced Wylkynson’s 13-voice canon Jesus autem transiens/Credo from the Eton Choirbook, on 13 bass viols! Here’s the link:
- Julia Bishop is offering one-to-one Baroque violin lessons on Zoom. Baroque repertoire of your choice and guidance on technical issues, Baroque performance practice etc. Fee £30.00 per hour.To find out more, email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Viol players may be particularly interested in this link.
- I Fagiolini have sent us links to sites where you can enjoy their work. Firstly, a new series of videos coming out once a week (two already up) where a Fagiolini track is played with the score appearing simultaneously. If you like it, they ask that you subscribe to the series - it's free of charge. Click here to visit it. They also have a site where they have uploaded a number of performances, interviews etc: click here to visit.