Richmond Opera 2024

Normansfield Theatre, Teddington

A fully staged performance of Handel’s opera Semele with full Baroque Orchestra.  Anyone is welcome to join the chorus.

More Mournful Music with Rory McCleery

Sarum College Salisbury

Five days of deliciously 'miserable' music, including works by Purcell, Blow, Carissimi, Child and Monteverdi.

Granada Lamentations with Gabriel Díaz

Monasterio de San Bernardo, Granada

A course for choral singers held in the Monasterio de San Bernardo, close to the Alhambra Palace in Granada. The repertoire will be based on the largely six-part Lamentations of Jeremiah by Pedro Ruimonte, 1565-1627.

Winter Organ Course 2024

St Michael's Church, Lyme Regis Dorset

The 2024 winter course focusses on the works of J. Sebastian Bach, with emphasis on the chorale preludes.

Benslow LuteFest

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Plenty of opportunities to play at all levels of ability, and to socialise with like-minded early music enthusiasts. Tutors: Fred Jacobs, Jacob Heringman, Lynda Sayce, Matthew Spring, Sara Stowe.

Rondo Viol Academy

St. Katharine's, Henley-on-Thames

Elementary, Lower Intermediate, Pre-formed Consorts.

The Benslow Baroque Opera: Handel’s Acis and Galatea

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Tutors: Fernando Miguel Jalôto, Judy Tarling, Henrik Persson, Nick Shaw, Ricardo Barros. An inspiring opportunity to participate in a staged Baroque opera with amazing period costumes and scenery.

Easter Early Music Course

Haberdashers' School, Monmouth

This popular and highly acclaimed course provides an excellent opportunity for experienced players of viols and recorders to work on early music in a chamber setting.

Portuguese Polyphony with Patrick Craig

St Michael's Church, Lyme Regis Dorset

A course for choral singers with repertoire drawn from the music of Renaissance Portugal, including the Ave Virgo sanctissima Mass of Géry de Ghersem.

Viol Consorts with members of Fretwork

Jackdaws Music Great Elm, Frome, Somerset

This course offers viol players the chance to explore consort repertoire from the viol’s Golden Age and to improve their technique along the way.

Viol Consorts with Fretwork

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Tutors: Emily Ashton, Richard Boothby, Jon Rees, Joanna Levine. This course offers viol players the chance to explore the consort repertoire and improve their technique along the way.

Rondo Viol Academy

Shepherd's Dene, Northumberland

Intermediate and Upper Intermediate.

Renaissance Polyphony at Benslow

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Tutors: Jeremy West, Gareth Wilson Glorious renaissance polyphony for choir with historic brass.

Voices, Viols & Recorders Association

Halsway Manor Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Taunton

An un-tutored course for experienced singers and players of early instruments.

Gregorian Chant: The Joys of Singing

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Tutor: John Rowlands-Pritchard. An inclusive course for all to experience Gregorian chant in a friendly, entertaining, informative and enjoyable context. A shared exploration of its music and cultural history, works towards daily performances of a meditative chant sequence.

Music at Monteconero

Monteconero, Sirolo

A course for choral singers of all ages and nationalities in a former monastery overlooking the Adriatic, centred on Renaissance music inspired by the biblical Song of Songs.  Directed by Lucy Goddard.

Baroque Orchestra: Music at the Dresden Court of Augustus II

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Tutors: Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Claire Williams. 18th century repertoire that would have been performed by the Dresden Hofkapelle, including works by Pisendel, Heinichen and Zelenka; scored for two oboes, bassoon and strings.

Chalemie Summer School

Uppingham School, Oakham Rutland

Leading performers from the group will direct a series of workshops on 17th/18th century music, song, dance, commedia and costume making, with a particular emphasis on the English repertoire of this period.

Bach Cello Suites with Jenny Curtis

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

This course is about discovering the joy and genius of the Bach suites in an open lesson/masterclass format.

Baroque Trio Sonatas with the Herschel Players

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

The Herschel Players will coach a range of trio sonatas for combinations of baroque instruments: recorders, violins, oboes, flutes, viols, baroque cello, bassoon and harpsichord. Any appropriate repertoire can be represented: French, German, Italian and English. Tutors: Susanna Pell, Mie Hayashi, Graham O’Sullivan

Ludlow Summer School

St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow

A course that explores some of the glories of Early Tudor sacred music, centred on the six-part Videte miraculum Mass by Nicholas Ludford.  Directed by Rory Wainwright Johnston.

The International Viol Summer School

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Five days of viol consort playing in a variety of group sizes with other players of an advanced level, and opportunities to study various afternoon 'options' including technical sessions, some lesser known repertoire and/or renaissance viols. Tutors: Alison Crum, Alison Kinder, Ibi Aziz, Peter Wendland

Beauchamp Adult Early Music Course 2024

Malvern College

Course Director - David Hatcher.  Choral Director - David Allinson. Tutors: Ann Allen, Jennie Cassidy, Stephanie Dyer, Jeremy West.

Cambridge Early Music Baroque Summer School

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Offered in collaboration with the Academy of Ancient Music (AAM), with: Laurence Cummings as course director, voices and continuo, Bojan Čičić upper strings, Joseph Crouch lower strings, Leo Duarte woodwind and Mary Collins, baroque dance and stagecraft.

Cambridge Early Music Renaissance Summer School

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Daisies, pearls, musical mysteries: Margaret of Austria and her famous Flemish scriptorium - music by Pierre de la Rue, Josquin, Verdelot and others. Tutors: Clare Wilkinson (voices and course director), Nicholas Todd and Giles Underwood (voices), Alison Crum and Susanna Pell (viols).

NORVIS Summer School 2024

Barnard Castle School Newgate, Barnard Castle

The 52nd NORVIS summer school - a week-long early music summer school in County Durham.

Assisi Summer School with Rory McCleery

Piazza del Comune, Assisi

Repertoire includes the Plainchant "Salve Regina", and related works by Josquin, Victoria, Mouton and Morales.

Baroque Week – Residential Baroque Music Summer School

Queen Anne's School Caversham, Berkshire

The theme for the 2024 course will be "Fairest Isle: A Musical Journey Around the British Isles" although you can play any baroque music of your choice in the chamber music groups. Booking opens on 1st December 2023.

Lincoln Singing Holiday

Lincoln University

Voices from Tudor Lincolnshire: Motets for the Virgin Mary.  This course will be directed by David Allinson and will focus on English choral music of the 'Golden Age'.

Baroque Buffet: A Baroque Orchestra Course on Modern Instruments

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

A course for those interested in Baroque performance practice using modern instruments, with three experienced tutors in strings, wind and keyboard. Tutors: Julia Bishop, Sophie Middleditch, David Pollock

Irish Recorder and Viol Course

An Grianán, Co. Louth

A course designed for players of recorders, viols and other early instruments, covering a wide repertoire from ancient to modern.  Sessions include one-to-a-part groups, workshops, consort songs, trio sonatas, choir, large and small ensembles.  Tutors: Ibi Aziz, Pamela Flanagan, Caoimhe de Paor, Philip Thorby, Peter Wendland.

Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle & Alastair Ross

Jackdaws Music Great Elm, Frome, Somerset

A baroque chamber music course at A415.  Theresa (violin) and Alastair (harpsichord), bring their wealth of knowledge to encourage and cajole you into stylish performances of repertoire from the early 17th to late 18th centuries.

The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas

Jackdaws Music Great Elm, Frome, Somerset

Explore the rich and varied repertoire of musicians from court and city in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, for wind and brass instruments: cornett, sackbut, shawm, dulcian, recorder (at 440) and crumhorn.

Madrigal and Partsongs

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

An exploration of the riches of secular vocal music from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Tutors: James Oldfield, Simon Gregory

Voices, Viols & Recorders Association at Halsway

Halsway Manor Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Taunton

An un-tutored course for experienced singers and players of early instruments.  Non-fixed ensembles of recorders and viols form the main part of the week with a variety of small singing groups depending on participants.  Evening sessions for all are conducted and include music for instruments and voices.

Rondo Viol Academy

Yarnfield Park, Stone

Elementary, Lower Intermediate, Pre-formed Consorts.

Polyphonies Franco-Flamandes

Gourdon-en-Quercy, Lot

A course in the historic town in southwest France that explores the music of Josquin des Pres and his influential school.  Directed by Rory McCleery.

The Glory of Venice Singing Holiday with Andrea Brown

San Trovaso Church, Venice

A chance to sing glorious Italian choral music in a splendid church overlooking the canals of Venice.  Programme includes works by Monteverdi, Rovetta, Grandi, Cavalli and Lotti.

Medieval and Renaissance Consorts

Hawkwood College, Stroud

A weekend of medieval and renaissance consort music coaching and performance, with William Lyons & The City Musick.

Page to Performance: Medieval Music

Halsway Manor Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Taunton

Come and discover Medieval music with Mary Mohan and Jude Rees.  Delve into the world of Medieval manuscripts, dance tunes, beautiful sacred music and more.

Gaudete! Renaissance Music for the Festive Season

Halsway Manor Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Taunton

William Lyons and Richard Thomas from The City Musick will be heading to Halsway Manor for the very first time, bringing with them all the joys of the festive season during the Renaissance.