Baroque Dance Summer School 2022

Rubicon Dance Centre Nora Street, Cardiff

This non-residential course is designed for all levels from the absolute beginner to the professional dancer and concentrates on the technique, presentation & notation of Baroque dance. Participants can attend selected classes remotely via Zoom.

Music Theory: Bach Chorales

Online

Tutor: Oliver Chandler. Learn to name chords, cadences and recognise basic chord progressions in Bach’s 4-part chorale textures.

Topics in Renaissance Music 1

Online

Tutor: Patrick Allies. This course will lead you through a sequence of topics in renaissance music starting with music of English composers.

Online Carol Singing Workshops

Online

In the run-up to Christmas, The Telling singer Clare Norburn presents four workshops on Zoom to guide you through how to sing a range of beautiful traditional and medieval carols.

Music History Book Club

Online

Tutor: Edward Breen. This term’s book is Finding Handel by Helen Dymond.

Pam’s Carols 2022

Online

Join Pam Smith on Zoom every morning on the run-up to Christmas for some beautiful medieval carols. You will need a treble and a tenor recorder (but feel free to play another instrument or sing if you want) and access to Zoom. Pam will play one part from her music room, and you can play...

Monteverdi and the Musical Baroque

Online

Tutor: Karen Betley From Orfeo to the Vespers, Monteverdi injected into his music new expressive ideas helping to create the Baroque style. Spend the term delving into the life and work of this musical master!

Topics in Renaissance Music 2

Online

Tutor: Patrick Allies This course will lead you through a sequence of topics in Italian renaissance music.

SEMF Zoom Talk with David Allinson

Online

‘Framed to the life of the words’ - tradition and invention in the sacred music of William Byrd.

Facsimile c.1430-44 for Recorder Players

Online

Four 1-hour sessions with Pam Smith on 08/02, 15/02, 22/02 & 01/03 at 4-5pm. Music will be from the Egerton Manuscript (MS 3307).  Ideally, playing from a tablet/computer but pdfs will also be emailed.  You will need a treble and a tenor recorder. This short course is suitable for those with little or no previous...

£25

Italian 17th-Century Ornamentation

Online

The course will provide an in-depth exploration of the ornamentation techniques used in 17th-century Italian music, with an emphasis on how to apply them to the musical pieces of the time.

Early Music Day Online Medieval Singing Workshop

Online

In celebration of Early Music Day, The Telling singer Clare Norburn presents a workshop on Zoom to guide you through how to sing a range of beautiful medieval songs by and about women.

Music History Book Club

Online

This term’s book is: Finding Handel by Helen Dymond. This novel explores an interrupted journey through Holland that Handel took when he was 65. We will explore the historical record of this event compared to the novel and also some of the themes and works discussed in the book.

Great works: Allegri’s Miserere

Online

Tutor: Edward Breen Explore the history of this most famous choral work and trace the story of the famous high C from the castrati of the 18th century to today’s professional early music vocal ensembles.

Topics in Renaissance music 3

Online

Tutor: Patrick Allies This course will lead you through a sequence of topics in Iberian renaissance music from Spain, Portugal, and the New World.

Around Sound: Monteverdi and Vespers of 1610

Online

A four-part online lecture series that will take you through Monteverdi's life, work, and most famous piece, the Vespers of 1610.

Online Project: Komm, Jesu, komm

Online

Join the Stay at Home Choir to learn and study Bach's "Komm, Jesu, komm" with the Leipzig Bach Archiv and David Hill MBE.

Music Theory: Bach Chorales

Online

Learn to name chords, cadences and recognise basic chord progressions in Bach’s 4-part chorale textures.

Handel: Politics & Patronage

Online

Come and explore the rise of Handel to classic status that took place in London in the early 18th century.

Online Early Music Forum (OEMF)

Online

Every Monday and Friday, In your own home, online with Jamulus software (https://jamulus.io). OEMF began just before lockdown, as the COVID19 pandemic was gathering momentum, and has continued ever since. In addition to the usual equipment (your voice and your musical talent), you will need a computer with Jamulus software (https://jamulus.io). Turn off Wi-Fi (please...

Medieval Music from around Europe for Harp

Online

This course is designed to open a door for you into a medieval world of single-line dance melodies and multi-voiced compositions for you to play on any kind of harp. Tutors: Carolin Margraf and Leah Stuttard.

Fundamentals of playing the early Irish harp (Course 3)

Online

This course will teach you the the foundational skills and knowledge you need to explore the music and traditions of the early Irish harp at post-beginner level. Tutor: Alessia Bianchi.

Overcoming Performance Anxiety

Online

A six-week course for all who struggle with performance nerves. You’ll learn what performance anxiety is, why it happens, and how you can use physical and mental tools to lessen the symptoms. Tutor: Dr Jennifer Mackerras.

Articulation Mastery Workshop for Recorders

Online

A special and insightful online articulation class, led by not one, but two esteemed teachers: Lobke Sprenkeling and Michael Piraner!  This unique joint class, combines two different perspectives on articulation to provide you with a comprehensive course.

Articulation & Rhetoric in Baroque music for Recorder Players

Online

With Lobke Sprenkeling's fascination and training in a multi-disciplinary approach to performance, and Michael Piraner's interest in the relationship between language and musical performance, you will learn ways to develop a rhetorical style of playing through a refined use of articulation.

Pam’s Carols 2023

Online

Join Pam Smith on zoom for half-an-hour every morning on the run-up to Christmas for some beautiful medieval carols. You will need a treble and a tenor recorder (but feel free to play another instrument or sing if you want) and access to zoom. Pam will play one part from her music room and you...

Online Early Music Forum

Online

Every Monday and Friday, In your own home, online with Jamulus software (https://jamulus.io). OEMF began just before lockdown, as the COVID19 pandemic was gathering momentum, and has continued ever since. In addition to the usual equipment (your voice and your musical talent), you will need a computer with Jamulus software (https://jamulus.io). Turn off Wi-Fi (please...

SEMF Online Talk with David Allinson

Online

‘Regina Caeli, Regina Mundi’: musical veneration of the Virgin Mary in the Spanish Golden Age. The talk will be recorded for those not able to hear it on the night.

Sing in the Spring with Leah Stuttard

Online

Join Leah Stuttard to learn and sing some seasonal medieval music.  Live on Zoom plus access via private link to a video of each session. £10 each session or £25 for all three.  Email leah@leahstuttard.com to enrol.

Medieval Music in the Dales Online

Online

Includes videos of performances from the 2023 live festival, plus a vocal workshop and visit to Dodd Lutherie.