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....

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...

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.

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....

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...

York Early Music Festival

York

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

Cancelled Early Music Academy *Cancelled*

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.

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...

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...

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,...

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),...

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.

A Cappella Choir Summer School

Hawkwood College, Stroud

This course spans 6 centuries of music, participants can choose to join for the whole course, or just the sections that appeal to them. Facilitators:  Patrick Allies, Owain Park &...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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.

MEMF Workshop for Singers with Anita Datta

St Faith and St Laurence Church, Harborne Birmingham

Anita Datta gives a fascinating introduction to Catalonian Mateus Fletxa (1481–1553) and the music he is most well known for, the Ensalades – works for four or five voices.

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...

Rondo Viol Academy

Yarnfield Park, Stone

Elementary, Lower Intermediate, Pre-formed Consorts.

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.

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...

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...

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. ​

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...

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...

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.

Consorting Viols

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Tutors: Alison Crum, John Bryan, Peter Wendland, Ibi Aziz. Three days of viol consort playing in preformed groups of any level, studying in depth any music chosen by the group,...

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...

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...

TVEMF Christmas Workshop

Amersham Community Centre Chiltern Avenue, Amersham

Christmas Workshop for Voices and Instruments.

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...

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...

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.