Sun 16 Dec 2018

TVEMF Christmas workshop with Patrick Craig. http://www.tvemf.org

Sun 16 Dec 2018

2.00 pm, “Entertaining Mr. Batt”, a seventeenth century Christmas entertainment, Oakwell Hall, Birstall. Tickets from Oakwell Hall, 01924 324761. The Leeds Waits leeds.waits@btinternet.com

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Evening, Leeds Waits, Guest spot in St. Austin’s Choir Christmas Concert, The Chantry Chapel, Wakefield

Fri 21 Dec 2018

6pm Sharp, Micklegate Bar, York. York Waits, Yule Riding. http://www.theyorkwaits.org.uk​

Sat 22 Dec 2018

7.30pm Make we Joye in this Fest: Old English and European music and song for the festive season. York Waits with Deborah Catterall. Wentworth Church, Wentworth, near Rotherham. www.wentworthchurch.com

Sat 5 Jan 2019

EEMF Epiphany Party with Philip Thorby. http://www.eemf.org.uk

Sat 5 Jan 2019

MEMF Workshop for voices with David Allinson. http://memf.org.uk

Sat 12 Jan 2019

NEEMF workshop, Purcell at A=415. A day for singers and instrumentalists led by George Kennaway, St Benedict’s RC Church, Garforth. LS25 1PX, 10am-4pm. More details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 19 Jan 2019

SEMF Workshop directed by Gawain Glenton. www.semf.org.uk

Sat 26 Jan 2019

SWEMF workshop for singers wirh Peter Syrus. http://www.swemf.org.uk

Sun 27 Jan 2019

TVEMF renaissance chamber music day with David Fletcher. http://www.tvemf.org

Sun 27 Jan 2019

3 pm, Otley Baroque Presents "New Years Concert - Love and Glory of English Baroque Music-" Music by Blow, Gibbons, Purcell and Handel, with Marie Lemair (soprano), Masumi Yamamoto (harpsichord), Asuka Sumi & Derek Revill (baroque violins), Amélie Addison (baroque cello). Otley All Saints Parish Church. Adult £10, Free for children (toddlers & babies are more than welcome). Free hot drink & cake will be served during intermission. Profits will be donated to St. George Crypt, the homeless shelter in Leeds. Booking via www.ticketsource.co.uk/otleybaroque phone 01943 465927
otleybaroque@gmail.com 'Belgian soprano Marie Lemaire with excellent instrumentalists brings you mad, sweet and drunken (!) love songs by Purcell, and celebrate the new year with Handel's dazzling Gloria in excelsis Deo!'

Fri 15 Feb 2019

Fri - Sun, 15 - 17 Feb 2019, Rondo Viol Academy, Elementary & Lower Intermediate course alongside Pre-formed Consort course, The Hayes, Derbyshire. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk

Sat 16 Feb 2019

NEEMF workshop, Majesty and Magnificence: Andrea Gabrieli and Orlande de Lassus with James Weeks. St Hilda's Church Hall, Thornleigh Road, West Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3ET. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 16 Feb 2019

NWEMF Cardoso Requiem & other Portuguese, for singers with Rory Johnston. https://nwemf.org

Sat 16 Feb 2019

1.00 pm, Leeds Baroque Saturday 16th February, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds University, Purcell’s Sound the trumpet, beat the drum, a Welcome Ode for King James II, and a drumroll introduction to the launch of the Timpani Crowd Funding Project. https://www.leedsbaroque.org/

Sun 17 Feb 2019

TVEMF Choruses from Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers for singers and instrumentalists with Eamonn Dougan. http://www.tvemf.org

Thu 21 Feb 2019

1.10 pm, King’s Hall, Newcastle University, The Pheasant’s Eye: Musical Delights of the Scottish Baroque, including solo Highland dances, choreographed specially for this unique collaboration. Ensemble Hesperi: Mary-Jannet Leith (recorder), Thomas Allery (harpsichord), Magdalena Loth-Hill (violin), Florence Petit (cello), Kathleen Gilbert (dancer). Free entry. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Thu - Thu, 21 Feb - 28 Mar 2018, Newcastle Early Music Festival. All events in King’s Hall, Newcastle University with free entry unless otherwise stated. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Sat 23 Feb 2019

BMEMF workshop for singers with Will Dawes. http://www.bmemf.org.uk

Sat 23 Feb 2019

MEMF The Lambeth Choirbook, music for voices with Patrick Allies. http://memf.org.uk

Sun 24 Feb 2019

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

Wed 27 Feb 2019

7.30 pm, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York, The 24, Robert Hollingworth: director.

This sacred art - Cornyshe Salve Regina, Arvo Pärt Magnificat, Giles Swayne Magnificat, Obrecht Salve Regina a 4, Taverner Agnus Dei from ‘Western Wind Mass’, Ockeghem Requiem (selection).

Each of these pieces sets a sacred text, but in an extraordinary way. Giles Swayne incorporates an African working song into a double-choir Magnificat while Cornyshe’s masterpiece (from the reign of Henrys VII and VIII) was specifically designed to take your breath away. Taverner’s mass was written soon after Cornyshe’s antiphon but presents variations on a popular (and not at all sacred) song, boldly presented with singers skipping virtuosically around it. Arvo Pärt’s ascetic but beautiful-sounding textures present different challenges to singers while those of Ockeghem take us back to an earlier time.

Tickets: £12; concessions £10; students £3 http://yorkconcerts.co.uk

Wed 27 Feb 2019

4.00 pm, Armstrong Building 3.38, Newcastle University, Talk by Dr James Cook, Edinburgh College of Art, on Reconstructing Linlithgow Palace in Sound and Image, part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Sat 2 Mar 2019

7.30 pm, Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir, Newcastle Baroque, King’s Hall, Newcastle University,

J S Bach: Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot, BWV 39, Ein Herz, das seinem Jesum lebend weiss, BWV 134, Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 180. Zelenka: Dixit Dominus in A minor, ZWV 66

David Allsopp (alto), Hugo Hymas (tenor), Felix Kemp (baritone), Eric Cross (conductor)

Tickets: £16, £14 (senior citizens), £8 (students and unwaged), under 18s free. Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Sat 2 Mar 2019

EEMF polychoral day for voices and instruments with Bill Carslake. http://www.eemf.org.uk/

Sat 2 Mar 2019

10 am - 4 pm, Renaissance flute day with Clare Beesley, Warwick, in conjunction with Worcester Early Music. All players of Renaissance discant, tenor and bass flutes at A=440Hz are welcome for a day of consort playing with supplementary sessions on aspects of technique and an introduction to reading early notation. More information and applications via email: mail@clarebeesley.info or through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/renaissance-flute-workshop-with-clare-beesley-tickets-52519744971

Sun 3 Mar 2019

3.00 pm, Leeds Baroque, Charpentier’s David et Jonathas, the dramatic ‘biblical opera’, the great success of its day. Clothworkers Concert Hall, Leeds University, https://www.leedsbaroque.org/

Thu 7 Mar 2019

1.10 pm, King’s Hall, Newcastle University, Organ recital by John Kitchen on the University’s new Aubertin organ. Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival. Free entry. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Sat 9 Mar 2019

NEEMF workshop, 'Piper, strike up!', a workshop on playing for dancing at Clements Hall, York led by de Mowbray's Musicke. Details and application form on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 9 Mar 2019

NWEMF, 17th century German music, incl Hassler, with Roger Wilkes. https://nwemf.org

Sat 16 Mar 2019

SWEMF workshop, renaissance winds with Tim Bayley. http://www.swemf.org.uk

Fri 22 Mar 2019

Fri - Sun, 22 - 24 Higham Hall. Viol consort weekend with Elizabeth Dodd and Recorder consort weekend with Philip Gruar. The College Principal, with his staff, is very supportive of early music in the College; it is set in a glorious part of the northern Lake District; the staff are very friendly and welcoming, and the food is wonderful! http://highamhall.com 017687 76276

Sat 23 Mar 2019

12 noon, All Saints’ Church, Rothbury, A programme of Renaissance masterworks performed by

New Vocal Ensemble, International Centre for Music Studies, Newcastle University, Toby Ward (director).

Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival. Free entry. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Sat 23 Mar 2019

SWEMF Workshop for Voices and Instruments. https://swemf.org.uk

Thu 28 Mar 2019

1.10 pm, King’s Hall, Newcastle University, Haydn: String Quartet in G major, Op. 77 No. 1, Mendelssohn: String Quartet in Eb major, Op. 12. Consone Quartet, the talented young quartet specialising in classical and romantic repertoire on period instruments. Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival. Free entry. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/live-music/nemf/

Fri 29 Mar 2019

Fri - Mon, 29 - 31 Mar 2019, Rondo Viol Academy Advanced course, The Beeches, Birmingham. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk

Fri 29 Mar 2019

Fri - Fri, 29 Mar - 5 Aprl 2019, Easter Recorder Course at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire. https://www.recordersforall.org.uk

Sat 30 Mar 2019

BMEMF workshop for singers and instrumentalists with Elizabeth Gutteridge. http://www.bmemf.org.uk

Fri 5 Apr 2019

Fri - Wed, 5 - 10 Apr 2019, Chalemie Easter School: early music, commedia, costume making etc. near Oxford. http://www.chalemie.co.uk

Sat 6 Apr 2019

NWEMF Church music of Costanzo Festa, for voices and instruments with Peter Syrus. https://nwemf.org

Sat 6 Apr 2019

Sat - Fri, 6 - 12 Apr 2019, Easter Early Music Course at Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls. Tutors: Chris Hartland, David Hatcher, Alison Kinder, Asako Morikawa, Emma Murphy, Philip Thorby and Joris Van Goethem. http://easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk/

Fri 12 Apr 2019

Fri - Sun, 12 - 14 April 2019, Society of Recorder Players Annual Festival, at Ushaw College, Durham. Including concert by Red Priest; two days of playing opportunities; masterclasses and workshops with Joris van Goethem (Flanders Recorder Quartet) and Piers Adams; Fringe Festival performances by rising stars of the early music/recorder world; resident quartet Block4. Full details at http://www.srp.org.uk/festival2019

Sat 13 Apr 2019

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

CONCERT 2: 'LES TENDRES SENTIMENTS', a programme of works for harpsichord, flute and viol by Rameau, Royer, Blavet and Boismortier. timed to coincide with the release of Mie Hayashi's new recording of the complete works for solo harpsichord by Joseph-Nicholas Pancrace Royer.

The Herschel Trio: Mie Hayashi (harpsichord), Susanna Pell (viol) and Graham O'Sullivan (baroque flute). Tickets available from NCEM: www.ncem.co.uk / 01904 658338

Sun 14 Apr 2019

The NEEMF annual playing 'day out' at Temple Newsam House, Leeds. A day when NEEMF members and their friends perform for the public in this splendid setting.

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

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 11 May 2019

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

Sat 18 May 2019

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

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

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 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

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 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

Sat 14 Sep 2019

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

Sat 21 Sep 2019

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

Sat 21 Sep 2019

NEEMF Four-part Lute Songs workshop, untutored, Shadwell Village Hall, Leeds. Details later.

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

Fri 11 Oct 2019

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

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