Early Music events organised by other groups
Saturday 16th May: MEMF informal afternoon madrigal workshop. Venue: Selly Oak Methodist Church, For more information visit www.memf.org.uk
15th-17th May: Oxford Early Music Festival. A variety of concerts plusa free drop-in session giving you the chance to try playing a viol, and a workshop giving singers a chance to learn how to read from Renaissance notation. For more information visit www.oemf.co.uk.
Saturday 16 May: Bach, Gibbons and others. City of Birmingham Choir, with Crispian Steele-Perkins. 19.00. Tewkesbury Abbey. www.citychoir.org.uk
Saturday 6 June: MEMF workshop, working on music by Rigatti and his contemporaries, with tutor Richard Roddis. Venue: Solihull School. For more information visit www.memf.org.uk
Friday 12 – 14 June: Viol consorts; tutor Alison Crum. Farncombe Estate, Worcs. www.farncombecourses.co.uk
Friday 12 – 14 June: Recorder Ensemble Weekend. Tutor Andrew Collis. Farncombe Estate, Broadway,Worcs. www.farncombecourses.co.uk
Tuesday 16 June: Music for a while. Songs and harpsichord suites by Purcell. Counter tenor Patrick Dunachie, harpsichordist Shaun Ward. 13.00. St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow. www.ludlow-arts-classical.org.uk
Saturday 20 June: Purcell – Dido and Aeneas and other works. Soprano Gemma King, the Corelli Orchestra and the Ludlow Festival Chorus. 19.30. St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow. www.ludlow-arts-classical.org.uk
Saturday 4th July: Try a Viol day, organised by the Viola da Gamba Society. 10.30am – 4.30pm, Music Faculty, Oxford. Tutor: Alison Kinder. For anyone who wants to try a viol (instruments provided). Must be able to read music and over 16. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org , more details www.vdgs.org.uk/courses.html
Saturday 11th July: Kerll’s Missa in fletu solatium for singers and players (A440)
Tutor: David Hatcher. Venue: St George’s Church, St John’s Avenue, Rugby CV22 5HR
Enquiries: email@example.com or 0121 777 1288
26th July - 1st August: Beauchamp Early Music Course 'The Three Marys'. Tutors Philip Thorby and David Hatcher. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.gamusic.co.uk; 01452 688592/01989 218432. For more information click here.
Friday 31 July: A Daynty Fine Verse. Tomkins. Recital by Andrew Benson-Wilson on the 1530 Wetheringsett and 1795 Grey organs in St Swithun’s, Church St., Worcester. 13.10 (note the time.) www.swithun.org.uk
1st to 8th August: Norvis XLV, in Durham City.Classes for Recorder, Viol, Lute, Harpsichord, Solo Singing and Baroque Strings for students of all ages and experience.Wide variety of ensemble work, including choir and baroque orchestra: concerts and lecture-recitals.Generous bursaries available.
Contact email@example.com; tel Jane Beeson 01652 678230 www.norvis.org.uk
2nd-9th August: Cambridge Early Music Summer School #1 - an exploration of J.S.Bach's library, including his Mass in B Minor. More information on http://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/CourseApplications.php
9th-15th August: Cambridge Early Music Summer School #2 - a musical journey through 16th century Italy with Philip Thorby and Friends. More information on
17th - 21st August: Historically Informed Summer School (HISS) in Scarborough. For more information visit www.hiss.org.uk or click here for a brochure
Saturday 12 September: Choral Pilgrimage, Flight of Angels (Guerrero and Lobo). The Sixteen. 19.30. Tewkesbury Abbey. www.ncem.co.uk/thesixteen
Saturday 19 September: MEMF workshop for singers with tutor Will Dawes, working on music by De Wert. Venue: St Faith 7 St Laurence Church, Harborne B17 8RD. For more information visit www.memf.org.uk
25th-27th September: Early Music in the Marches. Workshop for singers and players, led by David Hatcher, studying work by Praetorius and his contemporaries. Concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings. For more information click here, or e-mail DiscoedEarlyMusic@btconnect.com
25-27th September: Cartmel, Cumbria. The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble Academy Weekend Workshop - ‘Fair Britain Isle’, a workshop for instrumentalists celebrating the wonderful music for cornetts and sackbuts that flourished in England during the 16th and 17th centuries, in conjunction with Cartmel’s Magna Carta 800 Festival. Course led by Gawain Glenton (cornett) and Adrian France (sackbut). Details and application form from Jenny Walsh, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 3rd October: Baroque String Workshop with tutor: Kate Fawcett
Venue: Dorridge Village Hall, Grange Road, B93 8QA. Enquiries: email@example.com or 01926 402886
Saturday 14th November: MEMF workshop for singers and instrumentalists with tutor Philip Thorby, working on the music of Andrea Gabrieli. Venue tba.For more information visit www.memf.org.uk
Sunday 15th November: MEMF masterclass with Philip Thorby for pre-formed groups of players and/or singers. For more information visit www.memf.org.uk
Saturday 5th December: Messiah and mince pies for singers and players (A440)
Tutor: Steve Davis. Venue: Dale Street Methodist Church, Leamington Spa CV32 5HL
Enquiries: Sue Peters – firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 453 2898
Saturday 13th February: MEMF workshop with tutor Peter Leech, working on 18th century choral works from Rome. Venue: St Andrew's Church, B45 8NR.
Saturday 12th March: MEMF workshop with tutor Stephen Rice, working on vocal music by de Rore and Jacquet of Mantua. For more information visit www.memf.org.uk
2nd-9th April: Easter Early Music Course, held at St George's Ascot. Tutors include Tom Beets, David Hatcher, Alison Kinder, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott and Philip Thorby.
E-mail email@example.com for further information.
Saturday 16th April: MEMF workshop for voices and instruments with tutor Peter Syrus, working on music by Schein. Details tba. For more information visit www.memf.org.uk
Saturday 16 July (date to be confirmed): MEMF workshop with tutor David Allinson. Details tba. For more information visit www.memf.org.uk
2nd or 3rd weekend in September: Early Music in the Marches at Discoed. Details tba.
Enquiries: 07989 091949 or DiscoedEarlyMusic@BTConnect.com