Early Music events organised by other groups
Friday 25th July: 1.10pm, organ recital on the historic 1795 Gray organ and the reconstructed Wetheringsett organ, by Jonathan Allsop at St Swithun's, Worcester.
Saturday 26 July – Saturday 2 August: Three Choirs Festival, Worcester. (See especially 26 July - “The Song of Angels”, Opus Anglicanum; 29 July - Bach Mass in B minor; and 1 August - “Shakespeare in Song”, Julia Doyle and Steven Devine.) For details, see www.3choirs.org
27th July – 2nd August: Beauchamp Early Music Week. Vespers of the Five Laudate. Director: Philip Thorby. Tutor: David Hatcher. Venue: Dene Magna School, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire GL17 0DU.
Tel: 01452 385162 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
27th July - 3rd August: Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society Summer School. It will focus on Renaissance Dance and Music and the Plays of Shakespeare and is aimed at instrumentalists as well as dancers. The directors will be Anne Daye and Jorgen Schou-Pederson for the dancers and Keith McGowan for the instrumentalists. It is being held at the Bishop Otter Campus of Chichester University. Flyers/booking forms are available on the DHDS website http://www.dhds.org.uk.
Thurs 31 July - Sun 3rd August: Choral weekend near Evesham, organised by the Laetare Singers. Tutor: Tom Hammond-Davies. The music on these enjoyable Laetare weekends is the tutor's choice and generally ranges from early to present day. Singers are not told beforehand what they are going to sing and the music is often unfamiliar, so reasonable sight-reading skills are required. Please click here for more information or contact email@example.com
Friday 8 August: 1.10pm, organ recital on the historic 1795 Gray organ and the reconstructed Wetheringsett organ, by Hannah Gibson at St Swithun's, Worcester.
9th - 16th August: Baroque week for instrumentalists and singers, 'Music at the Court of Frederic the Great'. Click here for more information.
Friday 15 August: 1.10pm, organ recital on the historic 1795 Gray organ and the reconstructed Wetheringsett organ, by Raymond Russell at St Swithun's, Worcester.
16–23 August 2014 Irish Recorder and Viol Course - An Grianán, Termonfechin, Ireland
Tutors: Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip Thorby. For players of recorders, viols and other early instruments, covering a wide repertoire from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Sessions include one-to-a-part groups, lectures, choir, large and small ensembles.
Contact Pat Flanagan (00 353 1 8337869) firstname.lastname@example.org, www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org
18th - 22nd August: Historically Informed Summer School (HISS) in Scarborough. Week-long residential course exploring the common ground between Early Music and Folk Music. For more information, visit the website www.hiss.org.uk
Friday 22nd August: 1.10pm, organ recital on the historic 1795 Gray organ and the reconstructed Wetheringsett organ, by Henry Fairs at St Swithun's, Worcester.
Friday 29 August: 1.10pm, organ recital on the historic 1795 Gray organ and the reconstructed Wetheringsett organ, by Micaela Schmitz at St Swithun's, Worcester.
Friday 29 August: ‘Musick fitt for a monarch’ International harpsichord virtuoso Michele Benuzzi plays a wealth of glittering music from around Renaissance Europe, on the ‘Queen Elizabeth’ virginals – a copy of an Italian instrument known to have been owned by Elizabeth I. 7.30pm, St Swithun’s, Church Street, Worcester WR1 2RH
Thursday 18/ Saturday 27 September: The Sixteen. The Choral Pilgrimage – The Voice of the Turtle Dove. Sheppard, Davy, Mundy.
19.30 18 September, St.Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury.
19. 30 27 September, Tewkesbury Abbey.
For more details, visit www.thesixteen.com
19 – 21 September: Early Music in the Marches at Discoed. Workshop on Heinrich Biber’s Requiem in A major. Concerts of music by Biber and his contemporaries, and by Rore and Willaerts.
Enquiries: 07989 091949 or DiscoedEarlyMusic@BTConnect.com For a brochure please click here
26 – 28 September: Farncombe weekend course. Recorders, Voices and Viols, tutor Andrew Collis. www.farncombecourses.co.uk
Saturday 27th September: MEMF workshop with tutor Bill Hunt - verse anthems. Venue: St Margaret's Church Hall, Leicester. For more information, visit www.memf.org.uk or contact Jonathan Spencer on 0121 602 6058 / email@example.com
Saturday 27 September: Mid Wales Opera and Brecon Baroque. Handel, Acis and Galatea. 19.30. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow. Tickets: 01584 878 141. www.midwalesopera.co.uk
September 28: 6pm Abbey Dore ,Herefordshire. ‘Venetian Splendour’ - music by Monteverdi and Gabrieli performed by the Unicorn Singers. Further details to come.
Saturday 4th October: MEMF workshop: Baroque Band for players(A=415). Tutor: Theresa Caudle on Lully & Scarlatti.
Venue: Dale Street Methodist Church, Leamington Spa CV32 5HL. Enquiries: Sheila Koch - firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 24 October – Monday 27 October: Brecon Baroque Festival. This year’s festival celebrates C P E Bach. Concerts, tours, talks - and Tea Dances! For details, see www.breconbaroquefestival.com
Mon 27 October: English Touring Opera. Haydn, “Life on the Moon”. 19.30. Theatre Royal, Bath. Booking information: 01225 44 88 44 / www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Tue 28 October: English Touring Opera. Handel, “Ottone”.19.30. Theatre Royal, Bath. Booking information: 01225 44 88 44 / www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Friday 7 November: The Sixteen. Monteverdi Vespers of 1610. 19.30. Worcester Cathedral. Tickets: 01904 651485. www.thesixteen.com
Tuesday 11 November: English Touring Opera. Haydn, “Life on the Moon”. 19.30. Malvern Theatres. www.englishtouringopera.org.uk
Wednesday 12 November: English Touring Opera. Handel, “Ottone”.19.30. Malvern Theatres. www.englishtouringopera.org.uk
Saturday 15th November: MEMF workshop for singers and players. Purcell, with tutor Steve Devine. Venue: Selly Oak Methodist Church, Birmingham. For more information, visit www.memf.org.uk or contact Noreen Trusselle on 0121 777 1288 / email@example.com
Saturday 17th January: MEMF workshop. New Year Revels with tutor: David Hatcher.
Saturday 7th February: MEMF workshop. Polychoral Music for voices, viols & recorders (A=440)
tutor: Eileen Silcocks. venue: tba
Sunday 29th March - Saturday 4th April: Easter Early Music course for recorders and viols, exploring 16th and 17th century psalms beginning with 'Lauda' or 'Laudate'. Venue: St George's School, Ascot. For more information and to book, visit http://www.easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk/index.html