Come & Sing Handel Weekend

Wardour Chapel Wiltshire

Cherubim’s fourth choral weekend under rising choral conductor Harry Bradford. The weekend includes three sessions of choral training and a concert accompanied by Cherubim young musicians and the Cherubim Chamber Orchestra.

Dartmouth Music Party with Bill Carslake

St Saviour's, Dartmouth

This course, for amateur choral singers of all ages and nationalities centres on extended pieces in honour of the Virgin Mary from the seminal Franco-Flemish school of polyphonists.

Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore

The Champion Workshop 6 Lintech Court, Linton, Cambridgeshire

Make your own professional wooden recorder with expert recorder maker, Tim Cranmore.

Early Music in the Marches Weekend

Discoed, Powys

A chance for experienced singers and players with good sight-reading skills to work on a collection of some of Handel’s most thrilling choruses, under the guidance of David Hatcher and Julia Bishop.

EMFS Choral Workshop with Matthew O’Donovan

Inverleith St Serf's Church Edinburgh

Come and join Matthew O'Donovan (ex-Stile Antico) for a day exploring 'Aspects of William Byrd'.  Booking details to be confirmed, or email events@emfscotland.org.uk.

Come & Sing Handel’s Messiah

Holy Cross Church, Daventry

Come & Sing Messiah with Daventry Choral Society, conducted by Laura Bailie.

SWEMF Workshop: Polyphony with Graham Coatman

Tintinhull Village Hall Yeovil

Workshop exploring polychoral music for grand occasions by Andrea & Giovanni Gabrieli, Giovanni Croce and Claudio Monteverdi (A=440). This is an “all comers” workshop for voices, wind, string, brass and continuo players.

Come & Sing Vivaldi Gloria

Bents Green Methodist Church, Sheffield

Join Sheffield Music Makers, conducted by Georgina Hulse, and accompanied by Graham Wilkinson, to learn Vivaldi’s Gloria for an informal performance.

Come & Sing Handel’s Coronation Anthems

Eglwys Dewi Sant, Cardiff

End this Coronation year spending the day learning and singing Handel’s Coronation Anthems with Cardiff Bach Choir, led by conductor Stephen Moore.

Choral Workshop – Bach B Minor Mass

The Great Hall, Cholsey Wallingford

Join members of Benson Choral Society preparing for their performance of Bach's B Minor Mass on 25th November. The workshop will be led by renowned conductor Steven Grahl and accompanied by Anita D'Attellis.

Come & Sing The Baroque Masters

Channing Hall, Sheffield

An uplifting day singing Baroque music from the masters including Vivaldi's Gloria, Bach, Handel and other classic choral pieces. *Note change of date from 3rd June to 4th November 2023*

NWEMF Workshop with David Hatcher

Didsbury Baptist Church Beaver Rd, Manchester

Straus Missa Concertata in Echo - a workshop for voices and instruments.

Come & Sing Byrd Mass for Four Voices

Waltham St Lawrence Church, Reading

An open event to sing William Byrd's Mass for Four Voices and Thomas Weelkes' motet 'When David Heard', led by Simon Shaw, director of music at Waltham St Lawrence, with Peter Spencer accompanist.

SEMF Workshop with David Allinson

Scaynes Hill Village Hall Haywards Heath

Regina Caeli: Polychoral Motets for Mary. David Allinson will direct a live workshop on larger-scale works for voices and instruments.

Come & Sing Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Saint Boniface German Roman Catholic Church London

Join the German Choir of London and musical director Barbara Höfling to sing Bach’s choral favourite, the Christmas Oratorio.

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.

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.

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 vast collection of Cantigas da Santa Maria, Medieval 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, coached by members of the Rose Consort of Viols.

Singing Workshop: Spem in Alium

Godolphin & Latymer School London

A full-day singing workshop of Thomas Tallis’ 40-part motet with The Petros Singers.  The day will be overseen by Richard Bannan, each of the eight choirs will be led by a professional singer, and the day will culminate in a ticketed recital in St Peter's Church.

Messiah Singing Workshop

The Avenue Methodist Church, Sale

A morning workshop exploring the choruses in Handel's Messiah. This day is designed for those who have sung Handel’s Messiah and would like to study the choruses in more depth.

Nidderdale Messiah

Holy Trinity, Knaresborough

The Nidderdale Messiah is a once a year treat for singers to come together to perform Handel's amazing music & raise money for a local charity.

Benslow Recorder Festival

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Tutors: Alyson Lewin, Caroline Jones, Tabea Debus Benslow's Recorder Festival celebrates the recorder with ensemble, technique and orchestral sessions at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels.

Singing Handel with Jonathan Peter Kenny

Jackdaws Music Great Elm, Frome, Somerset

Explore and celebrate some of Handel’s wonderful arias with an aficionado of his music.

Palestrina Christmas Mass Workshop

St Mary's Church, Battersea London

Workshop on Palestrina's Missa Hodie Christus natus est a8, directed by Scott Inglis-Kidger, and Ghislaine Morgan.

MEMF Christmas Workshop with Philip Thorby

Solihull Methodist Church Blosssomfield Road, Solihull

Music on the theme of Angels and Shepherds in the Christmas story - a vocal and instrumental workshop with Philip Thorby. There will be music by Christoph Buehl, Hans Leo Hassler, Johann Hermann Schein and Agostini Soderini.

Carols Through Time Workshop & Concert

Saint Andrew's, Marks Tey Colchester

Candlelit concert of traditional & medieval carols from around Europe featuring a potent mix of all-time favourites and magical unknown gems.  There will also be a workshop from 3-3.45pm.

Carols Through Time Workshop & Concert

St Mary's Church, Conwy

Singing workshop prior to candlelit carol concert of traditional favourites & unknown medieval gems from around Europe.

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.

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...

Come & Sing Handel’s Messiah

New Theatre, Peterborough

Handel’s Messiah is coming to Peterborough and you are invited to join in the fun. Led by conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren, CLS musicians, and an amazing line-up of soloists including internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Yvonne Howard, you will have the opportunity to join us for the performance as part of the chorus, singing from the auditorium.

Bach Arias with Strings and Continuo at A=415

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Tutors: Emma Kirkby, Peter Harvey, Judy Tarling, Dionysios Kyropoulos. An opportunity for vocalists, string and continuo players to study the joys of Bach arias with renowned exponents of this repertoire.

SWEMF Workshop for Instruments with Ali Kinder

Freshford Village Hall, nr Bath

‘A Musical Banquet’ – music from Banchetto Musicale by Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630). All instruments are welcome. Pitch A=440.

MEMF Workshop: The Battle of Lapanto with Gawain Glenton

Trinity Church, Stafford

This workshop is for singers of all voice types, plus cornetts, sackbuts, dulcians and string instruments. Recorder players are welcome, but should be prepared to also sing and/or play a different instrument. A = 440.

Bach St John Passion Choral Workshop

Romsey Methodist Church

Come and join Romsey Choral Society for an afternoon Workshop on Bach’s powerful and dramatic St John Passion, led by Richard Pearce.

Come & Sing Renaissance Masterpieces

St Mary at Hill, Eastcheap London

City Chamber Choir invites you to take part in this workshop on glorious key works from the Roman School Renaissance, led by CCC Music Director, Stephen Jones.

Choral Workshop – Handel Semele

St Mary's Church, Battersea London

Join Platinum Consort to explore the dramatic and thrilling choruses of Semele at their first Flagship Workshop of the year.

Come & Sing Bach Passions

Caversham Heights Methodist Church, Reading

Come and sing some well-known choruses and chorales from Bach's timeless St Matthew and St John Passions.

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.

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.

Come & Sing Handel Choruses

Sevenoaks School

Enjoy a whole day singing a number of Handel’s choruses from the Messiah. The sessions will be led by Jack Apperley and Maria Forsström. Open to any singer, whatever their experience.

Choral Workshop: Bach Cantatas BWV 22 & 23

St Swithin's, Bath

Come and join in with members of Bath Bach Choir to sing two of Bach’s most uplifting cantatas under the direction of Musical Director, Benedict Collins Rice.

Consorting Viols

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Three days of viol consort playing in a variety of group sizes and exploring some lesser known repertoire in addition to ‘old favourites’. Tutors: Alison Crum, Peter Wendland.

Baroque Chamber Music at A=415

Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Inspirational and encouraging instruction in baroque style from expert tutors. For pre-formed chamber groups on period instruments. Tutors: Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Claire Williams, Stephen Preston.

Rondo Viol Academy

St. Katharine's, Henley-on-Thames

Advanced.

Come & Sing Vivaldi Gloria Choruses

Reigate Park Church

Come and sing choruses from the Vivaldi Gloria and other music, as part of Reigate and Redhill Music and Drama Festival Chorus.

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 (at 440) and crumhorn.

Piva – Real Roots!

Halsway Manor Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Taunton

A course exploring the Real Roots! of European traditional and renaissance music, both the music and the instruments.  The focus of the course will be playing 4 or 5 part harmony.

Come & Sing Handel’s Messiah

St Mary's Church, Nantwich Cheshire

Come and Sing Handel's Messiah with Nantwich Choral Society, accompanied by Nantwich Sinfonia and conducted by John Naylor.

SEMF Workshop for Instruments with Oliver Webber

Headcorn Village Hall Kent

The workshop will include dances by Lorenzo Allegri written for entertainments at the Florentine court (c. 1612); a 16-part canzona by Tiburtio Massaino; Jubilate Deo in 16 parts by Lambert de Sayve, and Giovanni Gabrieli’s Canzona in echo a 12.

Come & Sing: Vivaldi & L’Estrange

John Peel Centre, Stowmarket

Come & Sing: Vivaldi "Gloria" & L'Estrange "Love's Philosophy" with Stowmarket Chorale, directed by William Baldry.

Come & Sing Monteverdi and Durante

The Holy Sepulchre, Northampton

Join the Northampton Chamber Choir for a day of music making in Northampton's beautiful and historic Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Dorset Bach Cantata Club

Sturminster Newton High School Bath Road, Sturminster Newton

JS Bach Cantata 68: Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt. JS Bach Cantata 102: Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben.

SWEMF Workshop for Instruments with Anna Stegmann

St Thomas of Canterbury, Thorverton

Anna Stegmann is recorder professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and a virtuosic performer on the recorder. She tutors on the Easter Early Music Course and at Jackdaws in Somerset. This workshop is open to all players of not only recorders but also renaissance wind instruments and viols. Anna will be exploring...

NEEMF Workshop: Palestrina & de Morales with Ali Kinder

St Francis Church Hall, Newcastle

Renaissance Recycling – a workshop for all singers and instrumentalists led by Ali Kinder. This workshop will look at two examples of Renaissance Recycling, in both cases a kind of 'upcycling' from a short initial motet or chanson into an entire mass.

Come & Sing Striggio

​Hampstead Baptist Church Heath Street, London

Come & Sing Striggio's 40-part Mass, Missa sopra Ecco sì beato giorno. £50 fee, includes lunch, refreshments, and score. Contact: memaddison@hotmail.co.uk for further details and booking.

EMFS Making Music Day 2024

Falkirk Trinity Church

A workshop looking at choruses from a selection of Purcell's operas and also some 'surprise pieces'!  Starting with separate groups for singers and instrumentalists, led by Michael Cameron-Longden and Lynne Hope, coming together in the afternoon.

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.

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 techniques.

Come & Sing Messiah

St John's Church, Ripon

A wonderful opportunity to perform Handel's Messiah from scratch, with no rehearsal, under the baton of John Dunford, conductor of Ripon and Wetherby Choral Societies. Bring your own Novello score or just come to listen and enjoy. Proceeds in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Come & Sing Palestrina Day

Holy Trinity, Winchmore Hill London

Sopranos and tenors most welcome for this single day event singing Palestrina's Missa Æterna Christi Munera and John IV of Portugal Crux fidelis. To register, please contact JNMR84094@gmail.com.