Fri 26 Apr 2019

Fri - Mon, 26 - 28 Apr 2019, Rondo Viol Academy Intermediate and Upper Intermediate courses, High Leigh, Hertfordhire. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk

Sun 28 Apr 2019

TVEMF Baroque Chamber Music Playing Day directed by Peter Collier. http://www.tvemf.org

Sun 28 Apr 2019

EMFS Day for Singers and Instrumentalists with Murray Campbell, Lynne Hope and Philip Redfern, Edinburgh. http://www.emfscotland.org.uk

Sun 28 Apr 2019

NEEMF annual Northern Playing Day at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle. An opportunity for the public to hear NEEMF members and their friends perform in this most magnificent of museums.

Fri 3 May 2019

Fri - Sun, 3 - 5 May 2019, Bristol Early Music Festival, sponsored by SWEMF. http://www.swemf.org.uk

Sat 4 May 2019

12.30 pm, National Centre for Early Music, Compagnia d'Istrumenti, ‘The Bread of Life’: the Baroque Sonata.

JS Bach Sonata for violin and harpsichord in A BWV 1015, Corelli Trio Sonata in B flat op. 3 no. 3, Purcell Sonata in 4 parts in D minor, Handel Trio Sonata in F op. 5 no. 6.

Roger North described the arrival of Corelli’s music in England as being ‘like the bread of life’ for musicians. This programme explores the Baroque sonata, including solo and trio sonatas by Bach, Handel, Purcell and the great master who formalised the genre: Corelli.

This is the first of three concerts in the Baroque Day which this year explores the instrumental forms that became popular during the period, paving the way for future instrumental genres, and confirming the ability of instruments alone to move the passions of listeners, even without the addition of the human voice.

Tickets: £15; concessions £13; students £3
Day Tickets: £34; concessions £28; students £6 http://yorkconcerts.co.uk

Sat 4 May 2019

3.00 pm, National Centre for Early Music, Jennifer Cohen: flute, Peter Seymour: harpsichord.

Sonatas and fantasias for flute and harpsichord by JS Bach, CPE Bach and Telemann.

This is the second of three concerts in the Baroque Day which this year explores the instrumental forms that became popular during the period, paving the way for future instrumental genres, and confirming the ability of instruments alone to move the passions of listeners, even without the addition of the human voice.

Tickets: £10; concessions £8; students £3
Day Tickets: £34; concessions £28; students £6 http://yorkconcerts.co.uk

Sat 4 May 2019

7.00 pm, National Centre for Early Music, University Baroque Ensemble directed by Compagnia d'Istrumenti.

Concerto: agreeing to disagree. Programme to include: JS Bach Concerto for two violins in D minor BWV 1043, Bach Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 BWV 1048, Handel Concerto Grosso in G op. 6 no. 1.

The Baroque Concerto took various forms, from concerted works to those that pit a soloist or group of soloists against an orchestral ripieno group. Here we celebrate some of the masters of Baroque Concerto forms, from Vivaldi to Bach and Handel.

This is the last of three concerts in the Baroque Day which this year explores the instrumental forms that became popular during the period, paving the way for future instrumental genres, and confirming the ability of instruments alone to move the passions of listeners, even without the addition of the human voice

Tickets: £16; concessions £14; students £3
Day Tickets: £34; concessions £28; students £6 http://yorkconcerts.co.uk

Sat 4 May 2019

NWEMF Palestrina Missa Confitebor Tibi, for female voices and instruments, with Deborah Roberts and Laurie Stras. https://nwemf.org

Sat 4 May 2019

NEEMF workshop, Peter Holman - English Coronation Anthems by John Blow and Henry Purcell, for voices, strings and continuo. A= 415.

The workshop is open to voices (SATB) and players of violin, viola and cello, Baroque players particularly welcome. We shall play @ A= 415. There are also parts for a lutenist, theorbo player and a bass viol as continuo. A competent keyboard player who can read figured bass is also sought. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 4 May 2019

SEMF Peter Philips 'A Briton in Brussels' for voices and Instruments with John Bryan. https://sites.google.com/site/southernearlymusicforum

Sat 4 May 2019

7.30 pm, Passamezzo, Carperby Village Institute, This Merry Pleasant Spring.

Eleanor Cramer (Soprano, Viols), Richard De Winter (Actor, Baritone), Robin Jeffrey (Lute, Theorbo, Guitar), Alison Kinder (Viols, Recorders), Tamsin Lewis (Renaissance Violin, Viols, Alto)

Passamezzo specialises in Elizabethan and Jacobean repertoire by well known, and lesser known, composers of the period and spoken word. They perform, in costume and on period instruments, carefully researched programmes of pieces that have often lain hidden for centuries.

'This Merry Pleasant Spring’ includes music by Bannister, Campion, Dowland, East, Morley, Peerson, Weelkes and Wilson, and readings from Spenser, Stubbes, Herrick and Breton and consists of ballads, lute songs, consort music, madrigals, dance melodies and readings. It follows the season from the melting of the ice at the beginning of spring, through maying, maypoles, hobby horses and feasting, to the sheep shearing and Whitsun holidays that mark the coming of summer. www.wensleydaleconcertseries.co.uk

Mon 6 May 2019

Afternoon, Leeds Waits, Music for Mayday including maypole dancing, Oakwell Hall, Birstall. alan.radford@btinternet.com

Sat 11 May 2019

Sat - Sun, 11 - 12 May 2019, MEMF, Missa Diligam te Domine a 12 by Valentini - a two day workshop for voices and instruments A=440 with Philip Thorby. http://memf.org.uk

Sat 11 May 2019

SWEMF / BMEMF workshop, singers with David Allinson. http://www.swemf.org.uk

Sun 12 May 2019

Sun - Tue, 12 – 14 May 2019, Recorders at Rydal: Upper Intermediate & Advanced course (approx. grades 5 – 8). New course at Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, tutored by Mary Tyers.

A mixture of small group and whole course playing sessions, providing opportunities to explore beautiful music and develop your skills in the company of players of a similar ability. Tutored by Mary Tyers, an expert & popular tutor who will explore technique, style & interpretation within a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment. 3 beautiful playing rooms. Comfortable en-suite accommodation. Excellent food. A stunning setting in the heart of the Lake District. Residential and day visitor rates available. Full details at www.marytyers.co.uk

Sat 18 May 2019

3.00 pm, St Matthew’s Church, Chapel Allerton, Leeds: Musicke in the Ayre in A Venetian Jubilee – celebrating Strozzi’s 400th in a programme of arias and duets by her and other outstanding Venetians, including her teacher Cavalli, Monteverdi, Grandi and Legrenzi. Din Ghani will accompany sopranos Helen Atkinson and Marie Lemaire on archlute. Tickets £10 (£9 in advance from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/634802 ). Tea and cake afterwards.

Sat 18 May 2019

TVEMF workshop for singers with David Allinson. http://www.tvemf.org

Fri 24 May 2019

Fri - Sun, 24 - 26 May 2019, Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival. http://www.ncem.co.uk

Sat 25 May 2019

SEMF Baroque suites for suitable instruments directed by Julia Bishop. https://sites.google.com/site/southernearlymusicforum

Sun 26 May 2019

11 am, Trouvere: Reynard the Fox, at Reeth Community Orchard (Reeth Memorial Hall in case of bad weather), Medieval music, masks and madcap foolery with Trouvere’s unique Tales of the trickster fox. Suitable for all the family! A Swaledale Festival event. Tickets £8 / under 25s £3; tel: 01748 880019

Sat 1 Jun 2019

12 noon, Holy Trinity, Goodramgate, York, Cantatas and duets on the theme of Love's Joy and Pain by Handel, with music by his English predecessors. Presented by Bootham Baroque: Helen Atkinson soprano, Adam Piplica alto, Sarah Sketchley soprano & baroque flute, Chris Sketchley harpsichord. Further details at https://www.facebook.com/boothambaroque

Sat 8 Jun 2019

NEEMF workshop, Orlande de Lassus: Missa Osculetur Me. A workshop for voices and instruments led by John Dunford, Clements Hall, York. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 8 Jun 2019

TVEMF polychoral music for singers and renaissance brass with Gareth Wilson. http://www.tvemf.org

Sat 15 Jun 2019

MEMF, Wot No Bars! A workshop for voices working from partbooks on Richafort's Missa pro defunctis with David Hatcher. http://memf.org.uk

Sun 16 Jun 2019

A NEEMF playing day in the East Riding. NEEMF members and their friends will play for the public at Burton Constable Hall, Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire, HU11 4LN, a truly gorgeous Elizabethan mansion which incorporates parts of much earlier buildings.

Sat 22 Jun 2019

NWEMF, jointly with Cumbria Festival Chorus, The Gabrielis in Venice for singers & period instruments (A=440) with Gawain Glenton. https://nwemf.org

Sat 22 Jun 2019

SEMF Workshop for singers directed by David Allinson. https://sites.google.com/site/southernearlymusicforum

Sat 22 Jun 2019

7.30 pm, York Waits, Ilkley Manor House. The White Rose and the Red instrumental concert.
Tickets from Eventbrite from 6 weeks beforehand.

Sun 23 Jun 2019

2.30.pm, Leeds Waits, 'The private life of King Henry vii', the Chantry Chapel, Wakefield. alan.radford@btinternet.com

Sun 23 Jun 2019

7.30 pm at St Olave's Church, Marygate, York, HERSCHEL TRIO YORK CONCERT SERIES:

CONCERT 3: THE FALCON AND THE CROWN. A programme of music from the courts of Ann Boleyn and Queen Elizabeth I. The Herschel Trio with John Potter (tenor) and Jacob Heringman (lute).

This is the inaugural concert for a newly commissioned copy of the Queen Elizabeth I virginal (V&A) made by Alan Gotto. Tickets available from NCEM: www.ncem.co.uk / 01904 658338

Sat 29 Jun 2019

BMEMF AGM workshop for singers and instrumentalists with David Hatcher. http://www.bmemf.org.uk

Sat 29 Jun 2019

EEMF polyphony singing day, Iberian Renaissance, with Will Dawes. http://www.eemf.org.uk

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Evening, Leeds Waits, White Rose 17th century ball, Clayhouse, Greetland. alan.radford@btinternet.com

Sun 30 Jun 2019

Evening, Leeds Waits, 'The private life of King Henry vii', International Medieval Congress, The University of Leeds. alan.radford@btinternet.com

Tue 2 Jul 2019

8.30 pm, Trouvere: The Marshal’s Music, at the University of Leeds. A retelling of the life of William Marshal, England’s ‘greatest knight’, in the words and music of the time. An International Medieval Congress event. Tickets tbc; tel 0772 0118 406 for more information.

Fri 5 Jul 2019

Fri - Sat, 5 - 13 Jul 2019, York Early Music Festival. http://www.ncem.co.uk

Sat 6 Jul 2019

SWEMF workshop for Singers with Tomos Watkins. https://swemf.org.uk

Sat 20 Jul 2019

NEEMF workshop: Playing Medievally, a workshop for singers and instrumentalists led by Ian Pittaway,
Friends Meeting House, Darlington. Details later.

Sat 20 Jul 2019

SWEMF workshop and AGM for Voices, Strings and Recorders with Peter Leech. https://swemf.org.uk

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Sat 27 Jul – Sat 3 Aug 2019, Recorder Summer School at Bishop Burton College, near Beverley. http://recordersummerschool.org.uk/

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Sat - Sat, 27 Jul - 3 Aug 2019, NORVIS XLIX – early music summer school. https://norvis.org.uk/

Sun 28 Jul 2019

Sun - Sun, 28 Jul – 4 Aug 2019, Cambridge Baroque Music Summer School, Cambridge. https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org

Wed 31 Jul 2019

Daytime, Leeds Waits, Music for the Local History Day, Selby Abbey. alan.radford@btinternet.com

Thu 1 Aug 2019

7 pm, The Medieval Tavern at Bolton Castle. Join the minstrels for an evening of medieval music and entertainment in the medieval tavern. A Medieval Music in the Dales event. Tickets £10 / £8; tel. 07931 357618 / www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk

Sun 4 Aug 2019

Sun - Sat, 4 - 10 Aug 2019, Beauchamp Early Music Course, Gloucester, directed by Philip Thorby. Tutors: David Hatcher, Theresa Caudle, Adrian France, Richard Thomas. The theme is ‘Gloria in Excelsis Deo’ and will include Glorias from the 24-part setting by Annibale Padovano and the 40-part setting by Alessandro Striggio. http://www.gamweb.co.uk

Sun 4 Aug 2019

Sun - Sun, 4–11 Aug 2019, Cambridge Renaissance Music Summer School, Cambridge. https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org

Sun 4 Aug 2019

Sun - Sat, 4 - 10 Aug 2019, Higham Hall 6th annual early music summer school. Roger Wilkes (Head Tutor, Vocal), Deborah Catterall (Vocal), Elizabeth Dodd (Viol, Renaissance Dance), Philip Gruar (Recorder), Hugh Cherry (Lute). For competent singers, viol and recorder players, covering music c1450-c1650. Instruction in choral/solo singing, viol and recorder playing, lute, plus vocal technique and various consorts. Plenary music-making sessions, lectures and opportunities to try something new (instrument or voice). A marvellously rich musical cocktail! http://highamhall.com/

Sun 4 Aug 2019

Sun - Sun, 4 - 11 Aug 2019, The Historical Dance Society’s 51st Annual Dance and Music Summer School, Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe. Theatre, Ball and Country Dances of the 18th Century. Tutors: Riccardo Barros, Anne Daye, Kath Waters, Ibi Aziz. More details and booking form at http://historicaldance.org.uk

Sun 4 Aug 2019

3.00 pm, Arioso - Sacred and Profane: the two faces of Naples. Music on the exciting cusp of the Baroque and Classical by two leading Neapolitan composers: Pergolesi's famous Stabat Mater and Scarlatti's popular but scandalous La Dirindina are performed by acclaimed period-performance ensemble Arioso. Rawdon Amnesty Concert Series, 2019. Rawdon Friends Meeting House, Quakers Lane, LS19 6HU. Further information from Barbara Parry (0113 2503867) barbaraparry@waitrose.com

Thu 8 Aug 2019

7 pm, The Medieval Tavern at Bolton Castle. Join the minstrels for an evening of medieval music and entertainment in the medieval tavern. A Medieval Music in the Dales event. Tickets £10 / £8; tel. 07931 357618 / www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk

Sun 11 Aug 2019

Sun - Mon, 11–18 Aug 2019, Baroque Week, Chamber Music Summer School directed by Theresa Caudle, Caversham, Berks. http://www.baroque-week.org.uk/

Mon 12 Aug 2019

Mon - Fri, 12 - 16 Aug 2019, HISS, the Historically Informed Summer School at Bishop Burton College, near Beverley. http://www.hiss.org.uk/

Sun 18 Aug 2019

Sun - Sun, 18 - 25 Aug 2019, Irish Recorder and Viol Course, An Grianán, Termonfechin, Co. Louth. http://www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org

Sun 1 Sep 2019

2 pm, Trouvere: Reynard the Fox, at Grewelthorpe Village Hall. Medieval music, masks and madcap foolery with Trouvere’s unique Tales of the trickster fox. Suitable for all the family! A Ripon International Festival event. Tickets tbc; tel 0772 0118 406 for more information.

Thu 5 Sep 2019

10 am-5 pm, Medieval Music in the Dales Study Day: Troubadours and Trouveres At Redmire Village Hall. A day dedicated to the music of the troubadours and trouvères, the secular poets and composers of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. With historical background and an introduction to the sources along with practical vocal and instrumental sessions. With Gill Page (Trouvere), and Sophia Brumfitt and Rebecca Austen-Brown (Maiden in the Moor, Bardos Band). A Medieval Music in the Dales event. Tickets £50 (Friends of MMitD £25); tel 07931 357618 / www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk

Fri 6 Sep 2019

Fri – Sun, 6 - 8 Sep 2019, Medieval Music in the Dales, at Bolton Castle near Leyburn. England’s one and only festival of medieval music: a glorious weekend of medieval music with concerts, workshops, talks, ensemble playing, instrument exhibition, medieval market and living history. More information on the website: www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk / tel. 07931 357618

Fri 13 Sep 2019

Fri - Sun, 13 - 15 Sep 2019, Cambridge Early Music, Polyphony for mixed voice choirs, directed by Deborah Roberts and Prof Laurie Stras, providing exceptional insights into, and experience of singing, music composed by and for the nuns of Ferrara from the 14th to 16th centuries. https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org

Sat 14 Sep 2019

NWEMF workshop with John Bryan for voices and instruments. https://nwemf.org

Sat 14 Sep 2019

SEMF, Purcell The Fairy Queen for voices and instruments, with John Hancorn. https://sites.google.com/site/southernearlymusicforum

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Fri - Sun, 20 – 22 Sep 2019, Recorders at Rydal: Foundation & Lower Intermediate course (approx. grades 3 – 5). New course at Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, tutored by Mary Tyers.

A mixture of small group and whole course playing sessions, providing opportunities to explore beautiful music and develop your skills in the company of players of a similar ability. Tutored by Mary Tyers, an expert & popular tutor who will explore technique, style & interpretation within a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment. 3 beautiful playing rooms. Comfortable en-suite accommodation. Excellent food. A stunning setting in the heart of the Lake District. Residential and day visitor rates available. Full details at www.marytyers.co.uk

Sat 21 Sep 2019

BMEMF Gabrielli, Praetorius and Schutz for singers with Stephen Marshall. http://www.bmemf.org.uk

Sat 21 Sep 2019

NEEMF workshop, Four-part Lute Songs, led by Jacob Heringman in Shadwell, near Leeds, in conjunction with The Lute Society.

Details later. (Please note that this was originally listed as an untutored workshop.)

Fri 27 Sep 2019

Fri - Mon, 27 - 29 Sep 2019, Rondo Viol Academy Intermediate and Upper Intermediate courses, The Beeches, Birmingham. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk

Sat 5 Oct 2019

SWEMF workshop, Michael Praetorius for singers and renaissance instruments with Gawain Glenton. http://www.swemf.org.uk

Fri 11 Oct 2019

Fri - Sun, 11 - 13 Oct 2019, EEMF, Biber: Missa Salisburgensis weekend. http://www.eemf.org.uk

Sat 12 Oct 2019

7.30 pm, The Cliffords: Lords of Skipton Castle ~ An anarchic history lesson comes from the Leeds Waits and Friends, who make a renaissance foray in words and music through three generations of the Clifford family in love, scandal and war. Rawdon Amnesty Concert Series, 2019. Rawdon Friends Meeting House, Quakers Lane, LS19 6HU. Further information from Barbara Parry (0113 2503867) barbaraparry@waitrose.com

Sat 19 Oct 2019

NEEMF AGM and workshop: Polyhymnia Caduceatrix et Panegyrica. Large-scale motets from Praetorius’s seminal collection of 1619 - a workshop for voices and instruments led by David Hatcher, Clements Hall, York. Details later.

Sat 26 Oct 2019

SEMF, Voices and Instruments with Patrick Craig. https://sites.google.com/site/southernearlymusicforum

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Fri - Sun, 1 - 3 Nov 2019, Rondo Viol Academy, Elementary & Lower Intermediate course alongside Pre-formed Consort course, The Beeches, Birmingham. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk

Sat 16 Nov 2019

NWEMF workshop, Byrd and his contemporaries, for singers with Sally Dunkley. https://nwemf.org

Sun 17 Nov 2019

NEEMF workshop, ‘The Noodle Factory’, a workshop on ornamentation open to singers and instrumentalists led by Paula Chateauneuf, Priory Street Centre, York. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Fri - Sun, 29 Nov - 1 Dec 2019, Recorders at Rydal: Upper Intermediate & Advanced course (approx. grades 5 – 8). New course at Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, tutored by Mary Tyers.

A mixture of small group and whole course playing sessions, providing opportunities to explore beautiful music and develop your skills in the company of players of a similar ability. Tutored by Mary Tyers, an expert & popular tutor who will explore technique, style & interpretation within a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment. 3 beautiful playing rooms. Comfortable en-suite accommodation. Excellent food. A stunning setting in the heart of the Lake District. Residential and day visitor rates available. Full details at www.marytyers.co.uk

Sun 15 Dec 2019

TVEMF Christmas workshop and lunch with Philip Thorby. http://www.tvemf.org

Sat 21 Dec 2019

6 pm sharp, York Waits, Yule Riding procession, Micklegate Bar, York

Sun 22 Dec 2019

4.00 pm, York Waits, Ilkley Manor House. Make We Joy Now In This Fest - Christmas music with Deborah Catterall. http://www.theyorkwaits.org.uk