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. A Tudor Revel - instrumental concert.
Tickets online, £14.00 (including complimentary glass of wine or soft drink at the interval). https://www.ilkleymanorhouse.org/

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 13 Jul 2019

MEMF, The Delights of Summer - a workshop for voices and instrumentalists with Alison Kinder. http://memf.org.uk/

Sun 14 Jul 2019

3 pm at Otley Parish Church, "Harmony of the Nations" - Couperin, Telemann and more - Graham O'Sullivan baroque flute, Mie Hayashi harpsichord, Amélie Addison baroque cello, Asuka Sumi baroque violin. Adult £10 / Free under 16s. Booking via email : otleybaroque@gmail.com or www.ticketsource.co.uk/otleybaroque

Thu 18 Jul 2019

1.00 pm, Arioso - A Ripon Cathedral Lunchtime Concert - ‘Select Ayres and Dialogues’ a concert of vocal works from the early seventeenth century in the new ‘baroque’ style performed by members of ARIOSO:

Marie Lemaire (soprano);

Bertie Yates (tenor);

directed by Martyn Hodgson (theorbo, baroque guitar).

Three settings from Airs de Cour (Livre III. Paris, 1629). Etienne Moulinie (1599 – 1676)

'Repicavan las campanillas'; 'Por la verde orilla'; Dialogue 'Souffrez beaux yeux'

Extract from Act 1 of 'Le Dafne' (1608): Tra quest' ombre segrete; E Quando mai; Odi il pianto, O del ciel Monarcha e Re. Marco da Gagliano (1582-1643)

Two settings from the publications of madrigali and canzonetti Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)

‘Bel Pastor’ a due voci (Madrigali, Venice, 1651); O rosetta, che rosetta (Scherzi musicali, 1607)

From Act 1 of L'Orfeo (1607): Rosa del Ciel; Io non dirò; Vieni, Imeneo, Monteverdi

Airs de cour.

Quand l’amour veut finir Sébastien Le Camus (c.1610 – 1677)

Le repos, l'ombre, le silence, Michel Lambert (1610 - 1696)

Fuyons cette rive charmante, Le Camus

English ayres and a dialogue in the new manner

The Lark - Swift through the yielding air I glide; The Anglers Song - Man's Life is but vain;

Dialogue: This Mossy-Bank they prest Henry Lawes (1596 – 1662)

Two Herrick settings

How Lillies came white: White though ye be; yet, Lillies, know,

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, William Lawes (1602 – 1645)

The period performance collective ARIOSO, formed in 1992, has created a considerable reputation for exciting and accessible concerts with diverse programmes ranging from the renaissance, through the high baroque and up to early classical works. This broad range of repertoire, musical styles and content enables us to offer authentic period programmes which appeal to a wide variety of tastes. Historically informed performance practice is an important factor in our work and we aim thereby to recapture the sound as well as the spirit expected by the original composers and heard by their audiences, and so bring an exciting freshness to this wonderful repertoire.

(Programme to be repeated at the Sheppard Room, University of Leeds in September – date TBC)

Sat 20 Jul 2019

NEEMF workshop: From monophony to polyphony: playing and singing in the medieval style with Ian Pittaway. A workshop for singers and instrumentalists led by Ian Pittaway, Friends Meeting House, Darlington. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 20 Jul 2019

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

Sat 20 Jul 2019

BMEMF, John Sheppard and contemporaries – English music from the sixteenth century with Gabriel Crouch. 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

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

Sat 7 Sep 2019

3 pm, Clements Hall, York - CONCERT ROYAL, Peter Harrison; flute, Rachel Gray; violoncello, John Treherne; square pianoforte - A NEW PIANOFORTE FOR JANE. Music from Jane Austen's collection and contemporary sources with short readings placing the music in context. tickets £10 from: m.joice@btinternet.com

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

Sat 14 Sep 2019

MEMF Baroque String Workshop with Julia Bishop. http://memf.org.uk

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 on the Neemf workshop page of this website.

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 28 Sep 2019

SWEMF workshop, Singing History with Vivien Ellis. https://swemf.org.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 12 Oct 2019

NWEMF, 14th century secular music for voices & instruments with Lizzie Gutteridge. https://nwemf.org

Sat 12 Oct 2019

BMEMF Workshop for instrumentalists and dancers. Tutors: Alison Kinder, Anne Deller and Kath Waters. http://www.bmemf.org.uk

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 on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Sat - Sun, Oct 2019, EMFS Instrumental weekend with Tom Beets and Joris van Goethem. http://www.emfscotland.org.uk

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.

Sat 23 Nov 2019

MEMF workshop for voices with Robert Hollingworth. http://memf.org.uk

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

Sat 14 Dec 2019

NEEMF workshop, 'SCHÜTZ: The father of the orchestra' - a day on Schütz's polychoral motets and the Christmas story, for voices and instruments, led by David Stancliffe, St Brandon’s Church, Brancepeth, near Durham, DH7 8DF. Details later.

Sat 14 Dec 2019

MEMF Christmas workshop for voices and instruments with David Hatcher. http://memf.org.uk

Sun 15 Dec 2019

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

Thu 19 Dec 2019

York Waits, Christmas concert, National Centre for Early Music, York. http://www.ncem.co.uk/

Fri 20 Dec 2019

York Waits, Christmas concert, Wentworth Church near Rotherham. http://www.theyorkwaits.org.uk

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

Wed 22 Jan 2020

7.30 pm, The Bach Players - Pour le Souper du Roi, music by Rameau, Jacquet de la Guerre, Marais, Rebel, Anglebert, Clérambaultand other composers of the age of Louis XIV, the 'Sun King', performed on violin, viola da gamba, theorbo and harpsichord at the Influence Church, Victoria Road, Richmond DL10 4AS. The Bach Players are known for their engaging programmes of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music, played on original instruments. Their concerts are lively, informal events in which the musicians engage actively with their audiences.

​Tonight's programme paints a musical picture of the chamber music presented to Louis XIV by his favourite composers. Composers who were allowed into the inner circle of the king were given the title ‘musicien pour la chambre du Roy’: their tasks included providing music for the king in his private rooms. Some of the best chamber music of the period was written for these occasions. www.rsconcerts.org