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.

South West Baroque Orchestra Rehearsal

Culmstock Village Hall, Devon

South West Baroque Orchestra is the regional period instrument orchestra in the South West.  Applicants are welcome to play for a rehearsal to try out the experience of baroque playing techniques.

Rondo Viol Academy

St. Katharine's, Henley-on-Thames

Elementary, Lower Intermediate, Pre-formed Consorts.

NWEMF Workshop with Lisa Colton

Liverpool Parish Church Chapel Street

'I am troubled on every side!': music by Tallis and his contemporaries, for singers and instruments (A=440). Details and Application Form

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.

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.

NWEMF Workshop with Gawain Glenton

Fulwood Methodist Church, Preston

‘O What Evil is War’: War and Peace in 17th Century Germany, for all voices and specified instruments (A=440). Details and Application Form

South West Baroque Orchestra Rehearsal

Culmstock Village Hall, Devon

South West Baroque Orchestra is the regional period instrument orchestra in the South West.  Applicants are welcome to play for a rehearsal to try out the experience of baroque playing techniques.

EMFS Recorder Workshop with Palisander

Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire

Recorder Workshop with Palisander Recorder Quartet, for intermediate to advanced recorder players in tutti and smaller ensemble sessions.

MESSIAH 24 Hour Drop-In

St George's Hanover Square Mayfair, London

Singers and instrumentalists are invited to a “MESSIAH 24 hour Drop-In”.  Starting at 3pm on the 25th with AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD and working through the choruses until the end. Then, starting all over again, and repeating for 24 hours. With conductors including John Rutter, Laurence Cummings, Ben England, Ralph Allwood, James Day,...

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.

Gabrieli Comes to Lincoln

Swallowbeck Methodist Church, Lincoln

A day of playing and singing some of the magnificent polychoral works by Andrea & Giovanni Gabrieli, led by Greg Skidmore and Sue Addison. Further details and application form can be found at www.sixteen85.co.uk.

Bristol Early Music Festival

All Saints Clifton Bristol

The Festival includes a number of workshops - a mediaeval singing workshop with Leah Stuttard, a workshop for voices and instruments with Alison Kinder, a harpsichord workshop with Julian Perkins, and two recorder workshops with Annabel Knight.

Fairest Isle Festival

Isle of Wight

Early Music Extravaganza on the Isle of Wight.

NEEMF Workshop: Bach with Stephen Muir

All Soul's Church, Leeds

JS Bach's Cantata BWV 4 'Christ lag in Todesbanden', for singers and instrumentalists, directed by Dr Stephen Muir.

South West Baroque Orchestra Rehearsal

Culmstock Village Hall, Devon

South West Baroque Orchestra is the regional period instrument orchestra in the South West.  Applicants are welcome to play for a rehearsal to try out the experience of baroque playing techniques.

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.

SEMF Workshop with Ali Kinder

Venue TBC

Workshop for voices and instruments.  Further details and booking forms will be available later.

South West Baroque Orchestra Rehearsal

Culmstock Village Hall, Devon

South West Baroque Orchestra is the regional period instrument orchestra in the South West.  Applicants are welcome to play for a rehearsal to try out the experience of baroque playing techniques.

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.

BMEMF Workshop with David Hatcher

Bishopswood Village Hall, Herefordshire

Straus Missa Concertata in Echo - for singers and instrumentalists. Includes BMEMF AGM.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

South West Baroque Orchestra Rehearsal

Culmstock Village Hall, Devon

South West Baroque Orchestra is the regional period instrument orchestra in the South West.  Applicants are welcome to play for a rehearsal to try out the experience of baroque playing techniques.

South West Baroque Orchestra Rehearsal

Culmstock Village Hall, Devon

South West Baroque Orchestra is the regional period instrument orchestra in the South West.  Applicants are welcome to play for a rehearsal to try out the experience of baroque playing techniques.

Medieval and Renaissance Consorts

Hawkwood College, Stroud

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

South West Baroque Orchestra Rehearsal

Culmstock Village Hall, Devon

South West Baroque Orchestra is the regional period instrument orchestra in the South West.  Applicants are welcome to play for a rehearsal to try out the experience of baroque playing techniques.

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.

South West Baroque Orchestra Rehearsal

Culmstock Village Hall, Devon

South West Baroque Orchestra is the regional period instrument orchestra in the South West.  Applicants are welcome to play for a rehearsal to try out the experience of baroque playing techniques.

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.