List of all upcoming events

Sat, 1 Feb 2020

12 noon, Bootham Baroque presents Domestic Devotions, York Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NQ. On the eve of Candlemas we are performing the seasonal cantata for soprano with obbligato flute from Telemann’s 1726 Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst; this was published for domestic use, and we place it in the context of other devotional pieces intended or appropriate for non-liturgical performance: attractive three-voice psalm settings by Schütz’s pupil Johann Vierdanck, soprano duets from Johann Kasper Kerll and Andreas Hammerschmidt, together with expressive solos by Pelham Humphrey and Henry Purcell. Admission £5 (under-16 free). Supported by York Unitarians. Bootham Baroque: Rachel Smith – soprano, Adam Piplica - alto, Sarah Sketchley - soprano & baroque flute, Chris Sketchley - harpsichord and William Hunt - baroque cello. Further details at https://www.facebook.com/boothambaroque

Sat, 8 Feb 2020

SEMF workshop for instruments with Emily White. https://sites.google.com/site/southernearlymusicforum/

Sat, 8 Feb 2020

EEMF, Machaut and the Magic of the Medieval with Lizzie Gutteridge. http://www.eemf.org.uk/events.html

Wed, 12 Feb 2020

Wed - Fri, 12 - 14 Feb 2020, Recorders at Rydal, Foundation and Lower Intermediate. A stunning location, beautiful music and expert tuition have established themselves as hallmarks of Recorders at Rydal courses. Your tutor, Mary Tyers, is a highly respected and popular teacher who delights in enabling enthusiastic adult amateurs develop both their technical and interpretive skills. A variety of genres and styles will be explored within a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment. During the course the tutti sessions usually focus on a small number of substantial works for recorder ensemble; the small group sessions are ‘free choice’ with regard to repertoire but efforts will be made to match players of a similar ability. Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, groupbooking@rydalhall.org or tel: 015394 32050. More details:www.marytyers.co.uk, queries:mary.tyers1@btinternet.com    or tel: 07762 374638

Thu, 13 Feb 2020

1.10pm, A programme of baroque vocal music, Andri Björn Róbertsson (baritone) & Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson (soprano), King’s Hall, Newcastle University, part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival.  https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Thu, 13 Feb 2020

Thu 13 Feb - Wed 29 Apr 2020, Newcastle Early Music Festival.

The Newcastle Early Music Festival was founded in 1996 with the aim of bringing together many of the best early music practitioners in the region alongside some of the leading names on the national and international early music scene.  Held each spring, the festival offers an exciting programme of early music to audiences in the North East. 

The Newcastle Early Music Festival was established as a joint promotion between Newcastle University’s International Centre for Music Studies and Newcastle Baroque, the North-East based period instrument orchestra using primarily players from the region.  The orchestra, founded by trumpeter George Parnaby, has worked with various directors including Catherine Mackintosh, Simon Jones and Adrian Chandler. The Festival has developed to promote historically-informed performance using instruments and performance styles appropriate to the particular work being performed, reflecting the historical and social context of its origins.  Over the years the Festival has included a wide range of different musics from different periods, with concerts of early folk music and jazz, and has worked with leading artists such as Dame Emma Kirkby, James Bowman, Crispian Steele-Perkins and Anthony Robson.     https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Sat, 15 Feb 2020

7.30 pm, Hexham Abbey Great Hall, Musica Transalpina: the earliest violin sonatas and the spread of the style northwards across the Alps. To include music by Uccellini, Pandolfi, Schmelzer, Kapsberger, Erlebach and Buxtehude. Magdalena Loth-Hill (baroque violin), Sam Stadlen (viola da gamba), Sergio Bucheli (lute & theorbo), John Green (harpsichord). Tickets from the Hexham Abbey Gift Shop (Tel. 01434 603057) from a month before the concerts or at the door, £15 to include refreshments. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Sat, 15 Feb 2020

NWEMF Zielenski, for voices, brass, winds, continuo with Graham O’Reilly. https://nwemf.org/

Thu, 20 Feb 2020

1.10 pm, The Twisted Twenty, Holly Harman (baroque violin, vocals), Alexis Bennett (baroque violin), Lucia Capellaro (baroque cello), Ewan Macdonald (cittern). The Twisted Twenty take 18th-century musics from the British Isles and, playing on original baroque instruments, forge a new sound for the 21st century. They bring the two worlds of classical and folk performance together with new arrangements of folk melodies and songs from Scotland, Ireland, England and France. King’s Hall, Newcastle University, free entry. Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Sat, 22 Feb 2020

NEEMF workshop, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, directed by John Hancorn, for singers, strings and continuo. More details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat, 22 Feb 2020

MEMF workshop for Voices with David Allinson. http://memf.org.uk/

Sat, 22 Feb 2020

TVEMF Polychoral for voices and instruments by Giovanni Gabrieli with Benjamin Nicholas. http://www.tvemf.org/

Wed, 26 Feb 2020

4.00 pm, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Talk by Amélie Addison on the music of 18th-century Tyneside-born composer William Shield, in particular his use of traditional folk tunes. Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival.  https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Thu, 27 Feb 2020

1.10 pm, Due corde - Northern influences - Anne Marie Christensen (baroque violin), Amélie Addison (baroque cello). A programme inspired by 18th-century composer William Shield's early musical life in the North East, including traditional Tyneside dance tunes and the works of visiting Italian virtuosi. King’s Hall, Newcastle University, free entry.  https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Fri, 28 Feb 2020

Fri - Sun, 28 Feb - 1 Mar 2020, Rondo Viol Academy, Pre-formed Consort Course, The Beeches, Birmingham. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk/

Fri, 28 Feb 2020

Fri - Sun, 28 Feb - 1 Mar 2020, Rondo Viol Academy, Elementary and Lower Intermediate Course, The Beeches, Birmingham. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk/

Sat, 29 Feb 2020

SWEMF Renaissance Wind Band with Tim Bayley. https://swemf.org.uk/

Sun, 1 Mar 2020

10 am - 4 pm, Try for a Day: Early Dance, a new course. Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH, 017687 76276. admin@highamhall.com

Have a go at some simple Court Dances (e.g. Slow, stately Pavan, lively Galliard) from Elizabethan England and Renaissance Italy and an C18th Minuet. Easy for beginners upwards. Aspects of music, dance, costume and etiquette will be discussed. Not just for dancers, but also anyone interested in getting closer to music, drama and history. Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd) £66 (inc. lunch and refreshments). Ends with Tea.

Wed, 4 Mar 2020

7.30 pm (provisional date), Programme to include music by the French master Jean Richafort. Newcastle University’s New Vocal Ensemble, Kris Thomsett (director) & Ensemble Pro Victoria, Toby Ward (director). Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Fri, 6 Mar 2020

7.30 pm, The Herschel Trio with Molly Marsh (oboe) and Huw Daniel (violin): Concerti da Camera - Chamber works by Vivaldi and his contemporaries, St Thomas the Apostle Church, Stanhope. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sat, 7 Mar 2020

7.30 pm, The Herschel Trio with Molly Marsh (oboe) and Huw Daniel (violin): Concerti da Camera - Chamber works by Vivaldi and his contemporaries, All Saints' Church, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sat, 7 Mar 2020

7.30 pm, Dresden Fashions: Italianate Music at the Ducal Court. Choral and instrumental concert by Cappella Novocastriensis, Jesmond United Reformed Church, Burdon Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 3AE.

Against the backdrop of his conversion to Catholicism, Frederick Augustus I was responsible for patronising many artists. Known as the Imperial Vicar, he invited the notable Italian composer Antonio Lotti to travel to his beautiful palace in Dresden for a residence of two years. As well as a consort of Italian musicians, Lotti bought the Venetian sunshine to Dresden, and other composers were quick to adopt this style which was so in vogue. Cappella Novocastriensis returns to Jesmond United Reformed Church with an ensemble of instrumentalists to perform a selection of music which would have been heard in the Ducal court. Alongside Lotti, other composers imitating the Italianate style included in the programme are  Johann Adolph Hasse, Johann David Heinichen, Johann Sebastian Bach and Johann Dismas Zelenka. We hope that you will join us for what promises to be a vibrant and exciting programme featuring young vocal soloists.  

Tickets: £15 full, £13 (65 or over), £5 (student or unwaged), Free (18 or under) from:

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cappella-novocastriensis/dresden-fashions-italianate-music-at-the-ducal-court/e-drxxlg, choir members or the door

Sat, 7 Mar 2020

2.00 pm, Organ masterclass on early organ music with Magnus Williamson in conjunction with the Newcastle and District Society of Organists on the new Aubertin organ at Newcastle University. Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Sat, 7 Mar 2020

11.00 am (coffee concert), The Herschel Trio with Molly Marsh (oboe) and Huw Daniel (violin): Concerti da Camera - Chamber works by Vivaldi and his contemporaries, St Andrew’s Church, Corbridge. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sun, 8 Mar 2020

7.00 pm, The Herschel Trio with Molly Marsh (oboe) and Huw Daniel (violin): Concerti da Camera - Chamber works by Vivaldi and his contemporaries, St Olave’s Church, York . The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Mon, 9 Mar 2020

7:30 pm, St Paul's Hall, University of Huddersfield: Musica Secreta, From Darkness into Light.

From Darkness Into Light presents the complete Lamentations of Jeremiah for Good Friday by Antoine Brumel, discovered by co-director Laurie Stras in a modest manuscript preserved at the Biblioteca Nazionale in Florence. This huge work, composed in the form of a Renaissance tragedy, provides the first half of the programme. Its scribe, an obscure friar, also left another manuscript, copied for a Florentine convent. The second half brings into focus the anonymous beauty of works that decorated the nuns’ worship throughout the year. Musica Secreta will present these startling new discoveries combining music, visuals and commentary in a live ‘documentary-concert’.

Directors Deborah Roberts and Laurie Stras
Sally Dunkley, Yvonne Eddy, Hannah Ely, Deborah Roberts (sopranos)
Victoria Couper, Katherine Hawnt (mezzo-sopranos)
Bethany Horak-Hallett, Kim Porter, Laurie Stras (altos)
Claire Williams (organ)
Alison Kinder (viol)                         hud.ac.uk/live 

Wed, 11 Mar 2020

4.00 pm, Armstrong Building G.17, Newcastle University. Seminar led by trombonist Catherine Motuz of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis on improvised counterpoint in the Renaissance. Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Thu, 12 Mar 2020

2.15 pm, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, workshop with trombonist Catherine Motuz of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival.  https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Fri, 13 Mar 2020

Lizzie Gutteridge in concert at Ilkley Manor House. Details later. https://www.ilkleymanorhouse.org/

Sat, 14 Mar 2020

7.30 pm, Handel: Saul -  A rare opportunity to hear one of Handel’s finest oratorios live in the North East. Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir with Newcastle Baroque. Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson (soprano), Lawrence Zazzo (alto), Hugo Hymas (tenor), Andri Björn Róbertsson (baritone), Eric Cross (conductor). Tickets: £16, £14 (senior citizens), £8 (students and unwaged), under 18s free.  Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival. More details at www.newcastlebachchoir.org.uk 

Sat, 14 Mar 2020

SEMF, Sacred music as sung in Convents directed by Deborah Roberts & Prof. Laurie Stras. https://sites.google.com/site/southernearlymusicforum

Sat, 14 Mar 2020

NEEMF workshop, with Elizabeth Gutteridge, Machaut for instrumentalists and singers, Burley in Wharfedale. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Fri, 20 Mar 2020

Fri - Sun, 20 - 22 Mar 2020, Recorder Consort Weekend, Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH, led by Philip Gruar. Enjoy a weekend of mostly one-to-a-part Consort playing, in anything from three to eight parts and discover some possibly unfamiliar music. Mainly Renaissance, but may extend into some Baroque and the C20th. (Coincides with the VIOL WEEKEND, so some interaction may be possible.) Philip Gruar (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/philip-gruar) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169.

Fri, 20 Mar 2020

Fri - Sun, 20 - 22 Mar, Viol Consort Weekend at Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH, led by Elizabeth Dodd. Now in its fifth year at Higham, this friendly course (all levels except beginner) will focus on music by Orlando Gibbons and William Lawes with perhaps a look at some lesser known composers. For those who wish, there can be some interaction with the Recorder course running alongside. Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

Sat, 21 Mar 2020

NWEMF workshop for recorders with Marion Scott. https://nwemf.org/

Sat, 21 Mar 2020

SWEMF Workshop for Voices & Instruments with Frances Eustace. https://swemf.org.uk/

Sat, 21 Mar 2020

MEMF workshop for voices and baroque instruments with Will Carslake. http://memf.org.uk/

Sat, 21 Mar 2020

BMEMF for singers - music from 15th century France with Andrew Kirkman. http://www.bmemf.org.uk

Tue, 24 Mar 2020

7.30 pm, Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Purcell: Dido and Aeneas. A fully staged performance of Purcell’s masterpiece in historically-informed baroque style given by students of Newcastle University under the direction of international countertenor Lawrence Zazzo. Tickets from the Tyne Theatre & Opera House. Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Thu, 26 Mar 2020

Thu - Thu, 26 Mar - 2 Apr 2020, Easter Recorder Course at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire. www.recordersforall.org.uk

Thu, 26 Mar 2020

1.15pm, St Paul's Hall, University of Huddersfield: Flights of Fancy, The Rose Consort of Viols - Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks. For English musicians from Tallis to Purcell the fantasia or ‘fancy’ was the highpoint of a composer’s craft, ranging from ‘songs without words’ to pieces of great contrapuntal ingenuity. We explore these riches, together with more recent pieces composed for the Rose Consort by Ivan Moody and Pavol Šimai. hud.ac.uk/live 

Thu, 26 Mar 2020

7.30 pm, St Paul's Hall, University of Huddersfield, Sing we and chant it: music from renaissance England ‘apt for voices and viols’. The Rose Consort of Viols and University of Huddersfield Chamber Choir Director: John Bryan When the Italian madrigal arrived to be ‘Englished’ by composers like Morley around 1600, it joined a wealth of music designed for voices and viols, including consort songs from choirboy plays and verse anthems. We explore something of this varied repertory, from home-grown madrigals by Weelkes and sacred music by Byrd and Gibbons to Latin motets by Peter Phillips, whose career took him to work in Brussels. hud.ac.uk/live 

Fri, 27 Mar 2020

Fri - Sun, 27 - 29 Mar 2020, Rondo Viol Academy, Advanced Course, Hothorpe Hall. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk/

Thu, 2 Apr 2020

2 pm, "The Art of the Medieval Minstrel", A solo concert performed by Peter Bull on lira (hurdy gurdy), dulcimer, recorders, flute, gittern, bagpipes, lute and voice. The Orangery, Sewerby Hall (near Bridlington). Free admission (retiring collection)

Fri, 3 Apr 2020

Fri - Thu, 3 - 9 Apr 2020, The Easter Early Music Course in Monmouth (formerly held in Ascot). www.easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk

Sat, 18 Apr 2020

SWEMF Workshop for Singers with Peter Syrus. https://swemf.org.uk/

Sat, 18 Apr 2020

NWEMF, Usper et al. for voices and instruments with Roger Wilkes. https://nwemf.org/

Sat, 18 Apr 2020

2.00 pm,  Open Day with Magnus Williamson and the Edinburgh Society of Organists on the new Aubertin organ at Newcastle University. Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Fri, 24 Apr 2020

Fri - Sun, 24 - 26 Apr 2020, Rondo Viol Academy, Intermediate Course, The Beeches, Birmingham. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk/

Fri, 24 Apr 2020

Fri - Sun, 24 - 26 Apr 2020, Rondo Viol Academy, Upper Intermediate Course, The Beeches, Birmingham. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk/

Sun, 26 Apr 2020

NEEMF performing day at Temple Newsam - an opportunity to hear music performed by NEEMF members and their friends throughout the day in this historic setting.

Sun, 26 Apr 2020

TVEMF Polish music with Eamonn Dougan. http://www.tvemf.org/

Wed, 29 Apr 2020

4.00 pm, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University - Talk by Dr Barbara Gentili of the Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute. In the decades around 1900 the Italian operatic tradition of singing underwent one of its most spectacular transformations: it became ‘modern’. This talk will explore the main elements of this transition by comparing early recordings (1902-1920) and late 19th-century vocal treatises from an autoethnographic perspective. Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Fri, 1 May 2020

Fri - Sun, 1 - 3 May 2020, Bristol Early Music Festival, sponsored by SWEMF. https://swemf.org.uk/

Sat, 2 May 2020

SEMF, Machaut and the Magic of the Mediaeval with Elizabeth Gutteridge. https://sites.google.com/site/southernearlymusicforum

Fri, 8 May 2020

Fri - Sun, 8 - 10 May 2020, Recorders at Rydal, Upper Intermediate and Advanced. A stunning location, beautiful music and expert tuition have established themselves as hallmarks of Recorders at Rydal courses. Your tutor, Mary Tyers, is a highly respected and popular teacher who delights in enabling enthusiastic adult amateurs develop both their technical and interpretive skills. A variety of genres and styles will be explored within a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment. During the course the tutti sessions usually focus on a small number of substantial works for recorder ensemble; the small group sessions are ‘free choice’ with regard to repertoire but efforts will be made to match players of a similar ability. Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, groupbooking@rydalhall.org or tel: 015394 32050. More details:www.marytyers.co.uk, queries:mary.tyers1@btinternet.com    or tel: 07762 374638

Sat, 9 May 2020

SWEMF Baroque Orchestra Workshop with Michael Wiliamson. https://swemf.org.uk/

Sat, 9 May 2020

MEMF, Hail Queen of Heaven - a Workshop for Voices with Will Dawes. http://memf.org.uk/

Sat, 9 May 2020

NWEMF, H. Praetorius/Schutz/Bianci for voices and instruments with Stephanie Muncey-Dyer. https://nwemf.org/

Sat, 16 May 2020

EEMF, Renaissance Polyphony for voices with David Allinson. http://www.eemf.org.uk/events.html

Sat, 23 May 2020

NEEMF Baroque Instrumental Groups Day - a workshop for groups led by Rachel Brown and Adrian Butterfield at Whitley Bay. Pitch A=415/440. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Fri, 29 May 2020

Fri - Sun, 29 - 31 May 2020, Beverley Early Music Festival. http://www.ncem.co.uk/

Fri, 5 Jun 2020

7.30 pm, The Herschel Trio: Faithful Music-Masters  -   Music of J.S.Bach and Telemann, St Thomas the Apostle Church, Stanhope. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/ http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sat, 6 Jun 2020

11.00 am, The Herschel Trio: Faithful Music-Masters  -   Music of J.S.Bach and Telemann, All Saints’ Church, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/ http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sat, 6 Jun 2020

7.30 pm, The Herschel Trio: Faithful Music-Masters  -   Music of J.S.Bach and Telemann, St Andrew’s Church, Corbridge . The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/ http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sat, 6 Jun 2020

TVEMF, The Lambeth Choirbook for singers with Patrick Allies. http://www.tvemf.org

Sun, 7 Jun 2020

7.00 pm, The Herschel Trio: Faithful Music-Masters  -   Music of J.S.Bach and Telemann, St Olave’s Church, York. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/ http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sat, 13 Jun 2020

NEEMF workshop for singers, with Rory McCleery: Infelix Ego - Recusant masterpieces by Byrd, Tallis & De Monte, Clements Hall York. Details later.

Sat, 20 Jun 2020

SEMF Workshop for voices with David Allinson. https://sites.google.com/site/southernearlymusicforum

Sat, 27 Jun 2020

SWEMF Workshop & AGM with David Allinson. https://swemf.org.uk/

Fri, 3 Jul 2020

Fri - Sat, 3 - 11 Jul 2020, York Early Music Festival. http://www.ncem.co.uk/

Sun, 5 Jul 2020

BMEMF workshop for singers and instrumentalists with Justin Doyle. http://www.bmemf.org.uk/

Sun, 26 Jul 2020

Sun - Sun, 26 Jul - 2 Aug 2020, Cambridge Baroque Summer School. https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/

Sat, 1 Aug 2020

Sat - Sat, 1 - 8 Aug 2020, Recorder Summer School at Bishop Burton. http://recordersummerschool.org.uk/

Sat, 1 Aug 2020

Sat - Sat, 1 - 8 Aug 2020 NORVIS 50, A week-long early music course in County Durham. Come and help us celebrate 50 years of this wonderful event in our new, more accessible and comfortable home in Barnard Castle. We welcome players of recorders, viols, lutes, baroque strings, harpsichord and voices. There is a wide range of activities with repertoire from early renaissance to late baroque. We are lavishly staffed with inspirational tutors who also feature strongly in our evening concerts. Generous bursaries available. See www.norvis.org.uk or email enquiries@norvis.org.uk.

Sun, 2 Aug 2020

Sun - Sun, 2 - 9 Aug 2020, Cambridge Renaissance Summer School. https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/

Sun, 2 Aug 2020

Sun - Sat, 2 - 8 Aug 2020, Beauchamp Early Music Course, directed by David Hatcher with tutors David Allinson and Sue Addison at Rendcomb College in the heart of the Cotswolds. . The theme is O quam gloriosam – music inspired by the saints and sainthood. Accommodation available on site; all meals provided; 4 tutor-led sessions each full day.
For further information visit www.glosacadmusic.org or email anne@glosacadmusic.org  Quote from 2019 participant:  I’ve had a brilliant week; lovely people and very warm atmosphere – a great experience and highly recommended.

Sat, 15 Aug 2020

Sat - Sat, 15 - 22 Aug 2020, Irish Recorder and Viol Course, Termonfechin, Co. Louth. https://www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org/

Sun, 16 Aug 2020

Sun - Sat, 16 - 22 Aug 2020, Higham Hall Early Music Summer School, Cumbria. http://highamhall.com/emss/

Sat, 29 Aug 2020

Sat - Sat, 29 Aug - 5 Sep 2020, Tudor Polyphony and Beyond… A choral course for 16-18 experienced singers. Tutors:  Eamonn Dougan and Francis Steele

Imagine a vast oil canvas…  The five Tudor monarchs – all depicted – have courteously requested the ​​presence of all the musicians who served during their reigns.  John Browne is chatting with the Mundys, Sheppard laughing with Cornysh and Tye; Byrd and Tallis are deep in conversation with Elizabeth, whilst Taverner has recruited the 4 Roberts – White, Wylkynson, Parsons and Fayrfax– to play In nomines upon the dais.  Anon skulks in a recess.  A breath-taking array of talent there assembled.

Eamonn and Francis want to restore this canvas, not in oils, but in sound.  They will select some of the greatest works of the Tudor period – antiphons, mass movements, motets – in order to discover the manifold beauties of this complex and challenging repertoire.  They rely on you to be the artists. 

We are seeking experienced singers and sight-readers to take part in this week of musical and culinary excess in the South of France.  The venue is La Maison Verte in Roujan, Languedoc.  All food, tuition and music are included, and the accommodation is onsite, comfortable and spacious.  The course fee is 795 euros and non-singing guests are welcome. 

Contact Anne at anneroberts23456@gmail.com for further information.

Thu, 10 Sep 2020

Thu - Sun, 10 - 13 Sep 2020, Medieval Music in the Dales, England's festival of Medieval Music, Bolton Castle & Redmire. https://www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk/

Fri, 18 Sep 2020

Fri - Sun, 18 - 20 Sep 2020, Recorders at Rydal, Foundation and Lower Intermediate. A stunning location, beautiful music and expert tuition have established themselves as hallmarks of Recorders at Rydal courses. Your tutor, Mary Tyers, is a highly respected and popular teacher who delights in enabling enthusiastic adult amateurs develop both their technical and interpretive skills. A variety of genres and styles will be explored within a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment. During the course the tutti sessions usually focus on a small number of substantial works for recorder ensemble; the small group sessions are ‘free choice’ with regard to repertoire but efforts will be made to match players of a similar ability. Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, groupbooking@rydalhall.org or tel: 015394 32050. More details:www.marytyers.co.uk, queries:mary.tyers1@btinternet.com    or tel: 07762 374638

Fri, 18 Sep 2020

7.30 pm, The Herschel Trio with Julia Doyle (soprano) and Huw Daniel (violin): Le Charme de la Voix - French cantatas and instrumental music by Rameau, Couperin and Clérambault, St Thomas the Apostle Church, Stanhope. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sat, 19 Sep 2020

11.00 am, The Herschel Trio with Julia Doyle (soprano) and Huw Daniel (violin): Le Charme de la Voix - French cantatas and instrumental music by Rameau, Couperin and Clérambault, St Andrew’s Church, Corbridge. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sat, 19 Sep 2020

NEEMF workshop, 'Sisters of Ferrara' workshop (female voice polyphony) led by Prof. Laurie Stras at Clements Hall, York. Details later.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020

7.30 pm, The Herschel Trio with Julia Doyle (soprano) and Huw Daniel (violin): Le Charme de la Voix - French cantatas and instrumental music by Rameau, Couperin and Clérambault, All Saints’ Church, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sun, 20 Sep 2020

7.00 pm, 7.30 pm, The Herschel Trio with Julia Doyle (soprano) and Huw Daniel (violin): Le Charme de la Voix - French cantatas and instrumental music by Rameau, Couperin and Clérambault, St Olave’s Church, York. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Fri, 2 Oct 2020

Fri - Sun, 2 - 4 Oct 2020, Rondo Viol Academy, Upper Intermediate Course, Hothorpe Hall. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk/

Fri, 2 Oct 2020

Fri - Sun, 2 - 4 Oct 2020, Rondo Viol Academy, Intermediate Course, Hothorpe Hall. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk/

Sat, 3 Oct 2020

BMEMF workshop for singers with David Allinson. http://www.bmemf.org.uk/

Sat, 24 Oct 2020

BMEMF workshop for recorder players with Mary Tyers. http://www.bmemf.org.uk/

Fri, 6 Nov 2020

Fri - Sun, 6 - 8 Nov 2020, Rondo Viol Academy, Elementary and Lower Intermediate Course, The Hayes, Derbyshire. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk/

Fri, 6 Nov 2020

Fri - Sun, 6 - 8 Nov 2020, Rondo Viol Academy, Pre-formed Consort Course, The Hayes, Derbyshire. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk/

Sun, 15 Nov 2020

Sun - Tue, 15 - 17 May 2020, Recorders at Rydal, Upper Intermediate and Advanced. A stunning location, beautiful music and expert tuition have established themselves as hallmarks of Recorders at Rydal courses. Your tutor, Mary Tyers, is a highly respected and popular teacher who delights in enabling enthusiastic adult amateurs develop both their technical and interpretive skills. A variety of genres and styles will be explored within a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment. During the course the tutti sessions usually focus on a small number of substantial works for recorder ensemble; the small group sessions are ‘free choice’ with regard to repertoire but efforts will be made to match players of a similar ability. New for November 2020: an optional third day of tuition for upper intermediate and advanced players, which will focus on ornamenting Telemann sonatas. Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, groupbooking@rydalhall.org or tel: 015394 32050. More details:www.marytyers.co.uk, queries:mary.tyers1@btinternet.com    or tel: 07762 374638

Fri, 18 Dec 2020

7.30 pm, The Herschel Trio with Charlotte Barbour-Condini (recorders) Musicians of London - music by Purcell, Handel and their contemporaries, St Thomas the Apostle Church, Stanhope. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sat, 19 Dec 2020

17.30 pm, The Herschel Trio with Charlotte Barbour-Condini (recorders) Musicians of London - music by Purcell, Handel and their contemporaries, All Saints’ Church, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon- Tyne. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sat, 19 Dec 2020

11.00 am, The Herschel Trio with Charlotte Barbour-Condini (recorders) Musicians of London - music by Purcell, Handel and their contemporaries, St Andrew’s Church, Corbridge. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sun, 20 Dec 2020

7.00 pm, The Herschel Trio with Charlotte Barbour-Condini (recorders) Musicians of London - music by Purcell, Handel and their contemporaries, St Olave’s Church, York. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/