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.

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...

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...

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...

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'...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

EMFS Choir Meeting: Missa l’homme armé

Stockbridge Parish Church, Edinburgh

Settings of sections of the Missa l'homme armé by Busnois, Dufay, Guerrero, Morales, and Palestrina. New singers are always welcome.

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.

EMFS Viol Consort Café

St Catherine's, Edinburgh

A sociable playing morning for viol players at all levels, working in small groups with players of similar experience, facilitated by Vickie Hobson and Philip Redfern.

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...

Come & Sing Vivaldi Gloria Choruses

St Josephs Hall, Balerno Edinburgh

Join the Pentland Singers and enjoy singing through the wonderful choruses of Vivaldi's Gloria!

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.

Medieval Music in the Dales Online

Online

Includes videos of performances from the 2023 live festival, plus a vocal workshop and visit to Dodd Lutherie.

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.

EMFS Choir Meeting: Missa l’homme armé

St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh

Settings of sections of the Missa l'homme armé by Busnois, Dufay, Guerrero, Morales, and Palestrina. New singers are always welcome.

EMFS Viol Consort Café

St Catherine's, Edinburgh

A sociable playing morning for viol players at all levels, working in small groups with players of similar experience, plus coaching from Susanna Pell.

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

SEMF Workshop: Gaudeamus with Peter Syrus

Scaynes Hill Village Hall Haywards Heath

A workshop for singers and players.  Peter Syrus will direct his new programme of borrowings in Spanish church music of the Golden Age.

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

D’Urberville Centre Wool

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.

Viol & Recorder Consort Playing

Higham Hall Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Two parallel, friendly courses offering a variety of music for players at any level except beginners. For those who wish, there are opportunities to mix and match between the two...

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.