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/

Fri 1 Mar 2019

7 pm, King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, The Eton Choirbook and Matthew Martin, New Vocal Ensemble from The International Centre for Music Studies, Newcastle University, Ensemble Pro Victoria, Toby Ward (director). Tickets: £8, £4 (conc.) available on the door. Please note the start time is 7.00 pm. Part of Newcastle Early Music Festival 2019. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events

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

Rowan Pierce ( soprano), David Allsopp (alto), Hugo Hymas (tenor), Timothy Nelson (baritone), Eric Cross (conductor)

This concert provides an opportunity to hear some fine but rarely performed music from the early 18th century. The three cantatas nos. 39, 134 and 180 exemplify Bach's often challenging writing for the choir, his melodic gift for solo arias and duets, and his skilful writing for woodwind, especially oboes and recorders. Alongside the Bach works is a Dixit Dominus setting by Zelenka, a contemporary of Bach, and this will be the first time that this short but attractive psalm has ever been performed in the UK.

We will be joined by Newcastle Baroque, some of the country’s leading performers on period instruments, and a quartet of excellent young soloists.

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

Sat 2 Mar 2019

SEMF - Apt for Voices and viols - Motets & madrigals by Michael East and Martin Peerson with Alison Kinder. https://sites.google.com/site/southernearlymusicforum

Sun 3 Mar 2019

4.00 pm, Newcastle Cathedral, Festival Evensong, William Smith of Durham: Preces and Responses, Orlando Gibbons: Second Service Gibbons, Great Lord of Lords. Newcastle Cathedral Choir, Ian Roberts (director). Free admission. Part of Newcastle Early Music Festival. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events

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/

Fri 8 Mar 2019

6.00 - 8.00 pm, University of Leeds, Early Chamber Music. Student singers have been exploring English Renaissance sacred music and madrigals, and have practised using facsimile editions of partbooks as well as modern editions. This allows them scope to deal with unusual clefs, solmisation, tuning systems, controlling vibrato, period pronunciation and other historically-informed practices. Instrumentalists have been working on Baroque chamber music, using both early and modern instruments, exploring the differences in approach that have to be considered.Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music. Admission Free. http://concerts.leeds.ac.uk

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 9 Mar 2019

7.30 pm, Two German Requiems - A concert for Lent, Jesmond United Reformed Church, Burdon Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 3AE. Heinrich Schütz: Musicalische Exequien; Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem.

Cappella Novocastriensis with soloists and baroque ensemble / piano duet. Conductor: Simon Lee.

Tickets £14, Senior (65 and over) £12, Unwaged / Students £5, Junior (18 and under) free

Available from http://www.WeGotTickets.com/cn,choir members, at the door.

More information: http://www.cappellanovocastriensis.com/

Sat 16 Mar 2019

MEMF - Purcell: The Fairy Queen - a workshop for voices and Instruments A=415 with John Hancorn. http://memf.org.uk​

Sat 16 Mar 2019

12 noon, All Saints Rothbury, NEMF 2019 Renaissance Masterworks, New Vocal Ensemble from the International Centre of Music Studies, Newcastle University, Toby Ward (director). Free admission. Part of Newcastle Early Music Festival 2019. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/events

Sat 16 Mar 2019

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

Sun 17 Mar 2019

TVEMF, Handel Coronation Anthems, A day for singers and baroque orchestra directed by Benjamin Nicholas. http://www.tvemf.org

Thu 21 Mar 2019

7.30 pm, Trouvere: The Marshal’s Music, at Ilkley Manor House. A retelling of the life of William Marshal, England’s ‘greatest knight’, in the words and music of the time. A European Day of Early Music event. Tickets £15; tel: 01943 607 030

Fri 22 Mar 2019

Fri - Sun, 22 - 24 Mar 2019, 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

SWEMF Workshop for Voices and Instruments with Tim Brown. 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

MEMF, Journey Through Holy Week - a workshop with Patrick Craig. http://memf.org.uk

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. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

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

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

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 contemporaries. Presented by Bootham Baroque: Helen Atkinson soprano, Adam Piplica alto, Sarah Sketchley soprano & baroque flute, Naomi Meredith viola da gamba, 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

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

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

Fri 11 Oct 2019

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

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