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...

Renaissance Polyphony at Benslow

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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

BEMF Choral Workshop with Tenebrae’s Joseph Edwards

Hexagan Music Centre, Beverley

The workshop is open to all voices (S/A/T/B) with some sight-singing experience. Music for the day includes Alfonso Lobo’s Versa est in luctum and Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Taedet anima and Astiterunt reges terrae.

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

Clapham and Patching Village Hall, Worthing

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.

NWEMF Workshop: Polychoral Music with Peter Wendland

St Mary's, Sale

Polychoral music of the Renaissance & early Baroque, a workshop for singers in all voice ranges, and players of viols, cornetts, recorders (tenor downwards) & renaissance wind instruments (A=440).

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: Straus with David Hatcher

Bishopswood Village Hall, Herefordshire

Straus Missa Concertata in Echo - for singers and instrumentalists (A=440). Includes BMEMF AGM.  Booking now open via the BMEMF website,

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.

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...

York Early Music Festival

York

Concerts and talks with the theme of Metamorfosi culminating with the biennial International Young Artist Competition.

Early Music Academy

Cheltenham College

A course exploring our great heritage of Renaissance choral music and developing a performance style appropriate to it.

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.

Music Summer School & Festival

Gresham's School, Norfolk

The Music Summer School and Festival will feature a range of courses for participants including Choir, Vocal Ensembles and Chamber Choir, Opera Scenes, Improvisation, Chamber Music, Baroque Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, String Ensemble, Early Music, Composition, Instrumental and Vocal Workshops and Masterclasses and much more.

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.

Higham Hall Early Music Summer School

Higham Hall Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

For competent singers, viol and recorder players, covering music c1450-c1650.  Instruction in choral/solo singing, viol and recorder playing, lute, plus vocal technique and various consorts.

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'.

HISS (Historically Informed Summer School)

Bishop Burton College York Road, Bishop Burton

International residential summer school for singers and players of early, traditional & folk music. Opportunities for folk voices/instruments, singers, baroque strings, viols, lute/theorbo, reeds/capped wind, early brass, recorders, continuo. Highlights for 2024 include Robert Hollingworth (Guest Tutor) Benevoli Missa Tu Es Petrus, Carissimi Jephte.

Medieval Music in the Dales Study Day

Bolton Castle Nr Leyburn, North Yorkshire

A Study Day focusing on The Feast of Fools, led by Leah Stuttard, with back-up from Gill Page.

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

Medieval Music in the Dales Festival

Bolton Castle Nr Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Medieval Music festival, including concerts, workshops, tuition, and more.

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.

Early Music in the Marches

Friday evening concert and weekend workshop for singers and instrumentalists.  Further details TBC.

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.

Banbury Early Music Festival

St Mary's Church, Banbury

Banbury Early Music Festival is a brand new festival for 2024 where early music fans and newcomers can come and participate in inspiring workshops, listen to world class concerts, leaf through a myriad of music and try out early instruments until their heart's content! Organised by three local passionate and enthusiastic early music specialists Heidi...

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.

Dorset Bach Cantata Club

Sturminster Newton High School Bath Road, Sturminster Newton

JS Bach Cantata 118: O Jesu Christ, mein’s lebens Licht. JS Bach Cantata 146: Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal. JS Bach Motet BWV 230: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden. ​

Medieval and Renaissance Consorts

Hawkwood College, Stroud

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

Nidderdale Messiah 2024

Holy Trinity, Knaresborough

A once a year treat for singers to come together to perform Handel's amazing music & raise money for a local charity. This year's event will be conducted by Anthony Gray.

TVEMF Christmas Workshop

Amersham Community Centre Chiltern Avenue, Amersham

Christmas Workshop for Voices and Instruments.