Sun 22 Jul 2018

Sun - Sat, 22 - 28 Jul 2018, Beauchamp Early Music Course, “ANGELS and MINISTERS OF GRACE….”, directed by Philip Thorby. The course is open to singers and instrumentalists and is unique in that, with its strong brass and loud wind sections, it is possible to play large-scale pieces. We are able to offer bedroom accommodation in addition to camping/local B&Bs.

For more information (leaflet, booking form, etc) visit and follow the link to holiday music courses or email

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Sat - Sat, 28 July - 4 Aug 2018, NORVIS XLVIII - an annual week-long early music summer course in Durham. 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 or tel 07736 108771

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Sat - Sat, 28 July - 4 Aug 2018, Recorder Summer School at Bishop Burton College, Beverley.

Sun 29 Jul 2018

29 Jul – 5 Aug 2018, Cambridge Early Music Summer School - Echoes of Antiquity - Purcell, Handel and the original Academy of Ancient Music. This is a residential study week on Baroque music for instrumentalists and singers, working together and separately in chamber groups and large ensembles. Tutors: Peter Holman (course director, continuo), Philip Thorby (voices), Judy Tarling (upper strings), Mark Caudle (lower strings), Gail Hennessy (woodwind). Bursaries available.

Wed 1 Aug 2018

Daytime, Leeds Waits, Music for Yorkshire Day at Pontefract Castle. Alan Radford

Sun 5 Aug 2018

Sun - Sat, 5 - 12 Aug 2018, THE 50th HISTORICAL DANCE AND MUSIC ANNUAL SUMMER SCHOOL - Masque Dance and Music at the Jacobean Court. Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PZ.

Delegates choose either the dance or the music route, spending the mornings in technique classes with their chosen tutor. Afternoon sessions feature a range of workshops focusing on elements of the masque: music, song, rhetorical gesture and speech; antimasque (dances of character and action), torchbearers’ dances and main masque dances by courtiers. Leaders: Anne Daye for dance and Tamsin Lewis, of Passamezzo, for musicians. You are welcome to contact the course administrator, Lynne Spicer,
to discuss your needs (tel. 01664 822404 or email
Full course: £575 (Sun 5th to Sun 12th August). Short course: £250 (Sun 5th to Wed 8th August)

Sun 12 Aug 2018

Sun - Sun, 12–19 Aug 2018, Baroque Week, annual summer school, Baroque chamber music and larger projects, for singers and players, Caversham, Berkshire.

Sun 12 Aug 2018

3.00 pm - FEVA arts festival - St John's church, Knaresborough, Les Plaisirs de Versailles, superb music from the court of Louis XIV – the 'Sun King' - with vocal and instrumental works performed by the acclaimed period performance group ARIOSO.

2018 is the 350th anniversary of the famous French baroque composer Francois Couperin's (1668 -1733) and we are basing our 2018 programme theme on exciting works by him and his contemporaries mostly performed at court before the King. The programme includes a good variety of music which will appeal to a wide range of audience. The musical works are also well mixed: with vocal items for solo and combined voices accompanied by instruments and some purely instrumental pieces. These include the instrumental suites from Couperin's celebrated Concert Royaux, performed in the King's private chambers as Louis retired to bed, and also Sonneries by Marin Marais - a famous instrumental setting based on the bells of eglise Sainte Genevieve.

Both halves of the concert end with works for the entire ensemble: - Monteclair's magical setting of Pyrame et Thisbe is a wonderful semi-staged piece retelling the original story of the lovers (ie not Shakespeare's spoof!); - Les plaisirs de Versailles by Charpentier humorously recounts the bickering between two of the pleasures, La Musique and La Conversation, which is eventually calmed by the god of play and by the god of festivities, Comus - it ends with a paean to the Sun King, Louis XIV - what else!........

For this performance ARIOSO comprises singers (Marie Lemaire, Emma Edgar, Martin Wallace, Roger Brock) and instrumentalists: baroque violin (Derek Revill, Sue Marshall), viola da gamba (Naomi Meredith) and theorbo/baroque guitar (Martyn Hodgson - Director).

Tickets from the venues and the FEVA festival box office ( and on the doors.

Mon 13 Aug 2018

Mon - Fri, 13 - 17 Aug 2018, HISS, The Historically Informed Summer School at Bishop Burton College, Beverley. International residential course for early, folk & traditional music – now in its 8th year!

NEW for 2018 – Brass – cornets & sackbuts

Specialist training for baroque strings, viol consort, chamber choir, Natural Voice singing, recorder consorts, folk band, lute & plucked strings, folk fiddle

“Brilliant!” “Very fulfilling course”

On the menu: Byrd, Praetorius, Spem in alium, Venetian polychoral, concerts, idyllic rural venue . . . 0844 870 6478

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Thu - Fri, 16 - 24 August 2018, Meeting Musical des Monts Dore, France. Annual, multi-lingual summer school for recorders, harpsichord and viol in the Auvergne. Tutor: Kate Hearne.

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Sat - Sat, 18 - 25 Aug 2018, the Irish Recorder and Viol Course at An Grianán ('The Sunny Place'), Termonfechin, on the coast north of Dublin.

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Sun 19 and Mon 20 Aug 2018, de Mowbray’s Musicke, workshops on 15th century and also Tudor dance, Whitby Folk Week. Peter Barnard

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Wed - Mon, 22 - 27 Aug 2018, Southwell Music Festival. Southwell – a small, historic town in rural Nottinghamshire on the edge of Sherwood Forest – is the ideal place for a festival. Dominating the town is its Minster – seat of the Bishops of Southwell and Nottingham and a centre for high quality music-making. Wednesday, the first day, offers two Bach concerts - an organ recital in the afternoon and the B Minor Mass in the evening. In addition to the rich festival programme, there will be fringe performances around the town.

Wed 22 Aug 2018

4.00 - 5.00 pm, organ recital by Paul Provost, Southwell Minster, works by JS Bach.

Wed 22 Aug 2018

7.00 - 9.15 pm, Southwell Minster, Bach B Minor Mass - chamber performance on period instruments - Festival Voices, Festival Sinfonia, director Marcus Farnworth.

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Sat 25 - Mon 27 Aug 2018, de Mowbray’s Musicke, Framlingham Castle, Suffolk. Peter Barnard

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Mon - Sun, 27 Aug - 02 Sep 2018, Musica per San Marco, Early Music Course for experienced singers
Led by: Edzard Burchards and Kai Schulze-Forster, Venice. E-Mail:

Thu 6 Sep 2018

Thu - Sun, 6 -9 Sep 2018, Medieval Music in the Dales, England's festival of medieval music, Bolton Castle & Redmire.

Sun 9 Sep 2018

Daytime, Leeds Waits, Music for the Mystery Plays, York. Alan Radford

Sun 9 Sep 2018

York Mystery Plays, daytime.

Wed 12 Sep 2018

York Mystery Plays, evening

Sat 15 Sep 2018

Daytime, Leeds Waits, Music for the Queen’s Regiment at Oakwell Hall, Birstall.
Alan Radford

Sun 16 Sep 2018

York Mystery Plays, daytime

Sat 22 Sep 2018

SWEMF workshop, voices and instruments with Matt Kingston.

Sat 22 Sep 2018

MEMF Angels (Dering,Guerrero, Sweelinck, Hassler,etc) – workshop for Singers with Patrick Craig.

Sat 22 Sep 2018

NWEMF workshop, John Taverner, with David Allinson.

Sat 22 Sep 2018

Historical Dance Society, First Steps into Historical Dancing - dance and music workshop for beginners,

St Kenelm’s Church Hall, Bromsgrove Road, Romsley, Worcestershire, B62 0NT. Renaissance dance and its music. Dance workshop led by Ann Hinchliffe; music workshop led by Andy Casserley
and Ian Pittaway. Doors open 12.30; workshops 1‒5 p.m. Cost: £10. For more details and to book, contact Andy, tel.: 01527 880030, or email:

Sat 22 Sep 2018

BMEMF Sacred Music in Enlightenment Rome under Pope Pius VI, for singers with Peter Leech.

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Fri - Sun, 28 - 30 Sep 2018, Rondo Viol Academy Intermediate Course, Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire. Jacqui Robertson-Wade and Alison Kinder.

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Fri - Sun, 28 - 30 Sep 2018, Rondo Viol Academy Upper Intermediate Course, Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire.. Jacqui Robertson-Wade and Alison Kinder.

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Fri - Sun, 28 - 30 Sep 2018, 'Early Music for the Curious' weekend with Ian Pittaway at Wykes Manor in Lincolnshire. The workshops are participatory and voices/all instruments are welcome - music will be arranged in advance for instruments and levels of expertise for those booked in.

Friday 28th Sept; welcome and singaround, Saturday 29th; Medieval workshop, with an evening concert and 17thC supper, Sunday 30th; Renaissance workshop. Whole weekend or single day tickets are available.

Prices and booking form on this link;

Sat 29 Sep 2018

NEEMF workshop - From verse anthems to consort songs: an untutored day of music for voices and viols, Clements Hall, York. Details and an application form on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 29 Sep 2018

Evening, Leeds Waits, Music for Henry VII, Amnesty concert at Rawdon. Alan Radford

Sat 29 Sep 2018

SWEMF Baroque playing day.

Sat 29 Sep 2018

10.30 am- 5 pm, Come & Sing The Armed Man, by Karl Jenkins. St James Church, Wetherby. Apply;

Sat 6 Oct 2018

TVEMF Italian music, voices and instruments with Andrew Griffiths.

Sat 6 Oct 2018

Historical Dance Society, working with the sources workshop, St Barbara’s Scout Hut, Rochester Road,
Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5 6AG. Steps into Playford with Anne Daye. ‘Playford’ as defined by Barlow in The Complete Country Dance Tunes, 1651‒1728. We will explore the significant changes in dance culture circa 1700, concerning the introduction of the French style. To book: contact Jen Morgan (01926 810415 or

Sat 6 Oct 2018

SEMF workshop for voices and instruments with Patrick Craig.

Sat 13 Oct 2018

MEMF Italian Renaissance – workshop for voices and instruments with Philip Thorby.

Sun 14 Oct 2018

Historical Dance Society, working with the sources workshop, Bedford. Caroso, Negri and Their Circle with Anne Daye. Multifunction Room, Trinity Leisure Centre, Bromham Road, Bedford, MK40 2QD.
(If arriving by car, please ask at reception for a free parking permit.) We’ll focus on the dance treatises of Caroso and Negri, with an overview of those of Santucci, Lupi da Caravaggio and others, to gain
insights into the context of noble dancing of sixteenth-century northern Italy. To book: contact Helen Young (01327 340494 or

Sat 20 Oct 2018

7.30 pm, The Ebor Singers, York Minster

Sat 20 Oct 2018

BMEMF, workshop, singers and strings with Emma Gibbins.

Sat 27 Oct 2018

NWEMF workshop, Crequillon and Lambert, with Deborah Catterall.

Sat 27 Oct 2018

NEEMF AGM and workshop, A Briton in Brussels, conducted by John Bryan. Motets and madrigals for voices and instruments together, with a dance or two for instruments alone, by Peter Philips (c.1560-1628). Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sun 28 Oct 2018

3.00 pm, Leeds Baroque Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Peter Holman, The Venue,
Leeds College of Music, Leeds, Music of the Enlightenment
Celebrating 250 Years of Leeds Library

Fri 2 Nov 2018

Fri - Sun, 2 - 4 Nov 2018, Rondo Viol Academy Elementary Course, High Leigh, Herts. Jacqui Robertson-Wade and Alison Kinder.

Fri 2 Nov 2018

Fri - Sun, 2 - 4 Nov 2018, Rondo Viol Academy Pre-formed Consort Course, High Leigh, Herts. Jacqui Robertson-Wade and Alison Kinder.

Sat 3 Nov 2018

Historical Dance Society, working with the sources workshop, Eye & Dunsden Village Hall, Dunsden Green, Oxfordshire, RG4 9QG. Guglielmo Ebreo with Hazel Dennison. ‘The focus will be on the form, content and construction of dances by Guglielmo Ebreo of Pesaro. We will try to identify and translate key words and phrases in order to decode and dance selected passages from some fifteenth-century balli and bassadanze, with a comparative study of one ballo found in both Pa and NY sources.
To book: contact Helen Young (01327 340494 or

Sat 3 Nov 2018

MEMF Music from the Royal Court of Francis 1, voices with Andrew Kirkman.

Sat 10 Nov 2018

NEEMF workshop for singers and instrumentalists with Peter Syrus. 'Seven' - Lassus, Tallis, Sheppard, Wert, Pipelare, Sutton, Pevernage - seven composers, all represented by 7-part music. Each item has a fascinating story to tell, generally relating to some aspect of number symbolism.
St Bartholomew's Church Hall, Station Road, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8YY. Details later.

Sat 17 Nov 2018

BMEMF workshop for modern strings with Julia Bishop.

Sat 17 Nov 2018

SEMF workshop with Kate Semmens and Steven Devine.

Sat 24 Nov 2018

NWEMF Christmas workshop for voices and instruments with Alison Kinder.

Sat 1 Dec 2018

MEMF workshop, voices and Instruments with Steven Devine.

Sat 8 Dec 2018

4.00 pm, Pepys Christmas with Ad Hoc Baroque at Ilkley Manor House.

Sun 16 Dec 2018

TVEMF Christmas workshop with Patrick Craig.

Sat 19 Jan 2019

Workshop directed by Gawain Glenton.

Sat 16 Feb 2019

NWEMF Cardoso Requiem & other Portuguese, for singers with Rory Johnston.

Sat 23 Feb 2019

BMEMF workshop for singers with Will Dawes.

Sat 30 Mar 2019

BMEMF workshop for singers and instrumentalists with Elizabeth Gutteridge.

Sat 11 May 2019

SWEMF / BMEMF workshop, singers with David Allinson.