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...

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.

Great Round Byrd Choral Evensong

St Mary's, Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire

Rehearse and sing evensong in a single afternoon with Round Byrd. Including Purcell, Hear my Prayer.  Gibbons 2nd evening service.  Byrd Miserere Mei.

Come & Sing Victoria & Morales

St James', Clacton-on-Sea

Come and join Clacton Choral Society for a morning learning and singing two 16th century Spanish masterpieces “Ego sum panis vivus” by Tomas Luis de Victoria and “Peccantum me quotidie” by Cristobal de Morales., led by Michael Danes.

Come & Sing with Stile Antico

SJE Arts, Oxford

Members of Stile Antico will lead and coach participants in music by Victoria, Palestrina, Morales and Lusitano, in four to twelve parts.

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.

Come & Sing Casciolini Day

St Mary's, Harrow

Sopranos and tenors most welcome for this single day event singing Casciolini's beautiful Missa brevis in a minor and John IV of Portugal Crux fidelis. (We could squeeze in an alto or bass if they came as part of a pair with a sop or tenor!) To register, please contact JNMR84094@gmail.com.

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.

Handel and the Human Voice – A Singing Workshop

Grosvenor Chapel, London

Enthusiastic amateur singers and Handel enthusiasts are invited to join LHF Musical Director Laurence Cummings and leading Handel scholar Ruth Smith to explore just how Handel’s vocal writing is so utterly extraordinary. Singers will work through selected choruses from Messiah, focusing on the marriage of text and vocal line, examining vocal techniques and dramatic intent...

London Motet & Madrigal Club Meeting

St Michael's Church, Cornhill, London

A London-based music club who meet once a month to sing repertoire from the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras from Britain and Europe.

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

EMFS Choral Workshop with David Allinson

Inverleith St Serf's Church Edinburgh

In Monte Oliveti - motets by Lassus, Victoria, Weelkes, Guerrero and others - a Choral workshop on early music for Palm Sunday.

Come & Sing Messiah Choruses

Christ Church, Chineham Hampshire

Come and enjoy learning some of the popular choruses from Handel's Messiah, led by the former King Singers members Phillip Lawson.

Come & Sing Handel’s Messiah

Holy Sepulchre, London

Ring in the Easter Weekend by joining with fellow singers to form the chorus of Handel’s triumphant masterpiece, led by conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren.

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.

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...

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.

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

London Motet & Madrigal Club Meeting

St Michael's Church, Cornhill, London

A London-based music club who meet once a month to sing repertoire from the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras from Britain and Europe.

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,...

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.

Dorset Bach Cantata Club

Sturminster Newton High School Bath Road, Sturminster Newton

JS Bach Cantata 119: Preise, Jerusalem, der Herrn. JS Bach Cantata 171: Gott wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm. JS Bach Cantata 192: Nun danket alle Gott.

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.

London Motet & Madrigal Club Meeting

St Michael's Church, Cornhill, London

A London-based music club who meet once a month to sing repertoire from the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras from Britain and Europe.

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.

SEMF Workshop with Ali Kinder

Venue TBC

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

Sing Saturday: Messiah

Gloucester Cathedral

Discover or re-ignite a passion for choral singing with Handel’s Messiah in Gloucester Cathedral, with Gloucester Choral Society directed by Adrian Partington.

London Motet & Madrigal Club Meeting

St Michael's Church, Cornhill, London

A London-based music club who meet once a month to sing repertoire from the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras from Britain and Europe.

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.

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.

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.

London Motet & Madrigal Club Meeting

St Michael's Church, Cornhill, London

A London-based music club who meet once a month to sing repertoire from the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras from Britain and Europe.

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'.

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.

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.