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....

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”...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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

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....

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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,...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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.