Sun 19 Apr 2015

NEEMF 'Day Out' at Temple Newsam, Leeds. An opportunity to enjoy a full day of music, provided by NEEMF members and their friends, in the idyllic setting of this magnificent Tudor – Jacobean house. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sun 3 May 2015

The Padovano 24-part Mass
A NEEMF workshop for singers and instrumentalists
with Philip Thorby
Priory Street Centre, York
Annibale Padovano (1527-1575) was born in Padua (hence his surname!) and made a notable career in Venice as organist at St Marks. He was famous for his playing and for his compositions, and was eventually head-hunted by the Hapsburg court at Graz. It was from here, in 1568, that he delivered his 24 part Mass to be performed at the Bavarian Court, under the direction of the court composer Orlandus Lassus, as part of the wedding celebrations of Wilhelm V and Renata of Lorraine. The mass is truly splendid, with its three eight-part choirs originally (as in our workshop) performed by voices a

Sat 13 Jun 2015

Victoria: Missa Laetatus Sum
led by David Stancliffe at Brancepath Church
for singers and players on viols, dulzian, cornetti and sackbuts


Victoria’s Missa Laetatus Sum, published in 1600, is loosely based on his motet – a setting of Psalm 122 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go up to the house of the Lord. The motet and the mass are both in three choirs: one of SSABar, and two of SATB. The first of these will be a small number of unaccompanied singers; the other two will be accompanied by various combinations of instruments including organ and dulzian, and, we hope, cornets and sackbuts.

The day will introduce singers and players to Victoria’s polychoral music, which uses homophonic

Sat 4 Jul 2015

NEEMF workshop for voices and instruments with Nancy Hadden at York. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sun 5 Jul 2015

2 pm – 5.30 pm, Hildegard of Bingen: Songs for St Ursula

a workshop for singers directed by Vivien Ellis

in collaboration with the International Medieval Congress

Leeds University Union: Room 6 – Roundhay

'Underneath all the texts, all the sacred psalms and canticles, these watery varieties of sounds and silences, terrifying, mysterious, whirling and sometimes gestating and gentle must somehow be felt in the pulse, ebb, and flow of the music that sings in me. My new song must float like a feather on the breath of God.' – Hildegard of Bingen

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Sat 26 Sep 2015

NEEMF workshop with Magnus Williamson, for voices and instruments, Tudor Partbooks. More information on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sun 25 Oct 2015

NEEMF AGM and workshop with Andrew Griffiths, Medici Intermedi, for voices and instruments, Priory St Centre, York. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 14 Nov 2015

NEEMF Trio Sonata Playing Day for experienced players and those new to baroque style,

Tutors: Mary Tyers, Amélie Addison, School of Music, Cavendish Road, University of Leeds LS2 9JT. More information on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 12 Dec 2015

NEEMF Christmas workshop for voices and instruments with Alison Kinder at St Aelred's Community Centre, York. More information on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 16 Jan 2016

Medieval music, a NEEMF workshop for voices and instruments led by Rachel Davies, Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Rd, York YO23 1BW. Details and application form on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 27 Feb 2016

NEEMF Mid-seventeenth Century Dance Workshop for instrumentalists and dancers at Horsforth, near Leeds. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sun 20 Mar 2016

Neemf workshop, Jean Richafort, Missa pro Defunctis, conducted by David Hatcher. For singers and players of viols, recorders/Renaissance flutes, early brass, cornet and harp at The Priory Street Centre, York. Details and application form on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sun 3 Apr 2016

NEEMF Northern Performing Day Out at Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sun 24 Apr 2016

The NEEMF performing ‘Day Out’ at Temple Newsam. An opportunity to hear a variety of NEEMF-related choirs, ensembles and individuals perform throughout the day in the magnificent Tudor-Jacobean house, Temple Newsam, near Leeds.

Sat 7 May 2016

NEEMF Workshop, Handel funeral anthem, The Ways of Zion do Mourn, HWV 264, led by Dr George Kennaway. THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

Sat 11 Jun 2016

NEEMF Workshop, Music for Spanish Vespers, circa 1600, A workshop for singers and instrumentalists, led by Peter Syrus, St Bartholomew’s Church, Long Benton, Newcastle. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 2 Jul 2016

NEEMF Workshop for singers and instrumentalists, Glees and Catches, or 'As Thomas was cudgell’d one day by his wife', led by Chris Price at Clements Hall, Nunthorpe, York.

Chris Price, in addition to being a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music and Performing Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University is also a Tenor Lay Clerk in the Cathedral Choir and he sings and conducts professionally in and around Kent. His specialist interests include the music of the English Reformation; the songs of Flanders & Swann, Jake Thackeray and other such humourists and the archives of the Canterbury Catch Club .

The large and various archive of the Cantebury Catch Club, made up of vocal and instrumental work, has become a centre of Chris’s research. His work has broug

Sat 24 Sep 2016

NEEMF workshop, the lute song pre-Dowland, led by Jacob Heringman and Faye Newton, University of York. All singers are invited as well as players of lutes, other plucked instruments and viols. The day will also include a short recital. More details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 29 Oct 2016

NEEMF workshop and AGM, Lions of St Mark; directed by Dr Jamie Savan, for singers and instrumentalists. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 26 Nov 2016

NEEMF Martin Peerson’s Grave Chamber Musique workshop for voices & viols, directed by Robert Hollingworth, Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sun 11 Dec 2016

NEEMF Christmas workshop for singers and instrumentalists, conducted by Emma Murphy. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website. Please note the change of date. This workshop was originally scheduled for Saturday 10th December.

Sat 21 Jan 2017

NEEMF - Playing Dance Music; directed by Lizzie Gutteridge, A NEEMF workshop for instrumentalists. Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BW. Details and an application form on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 4 Feb 2017

NEEMF workshop, Handel funeral anthem, The Ways of Zion do Mourn. HWV 264. Workshop led by Dr George Kennaway. A=440. Phipps Hall, University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH. Details and an application form on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 4 Mar 2017

NEEMF Small Groups Playing Day, Westfield School, Newcastle upon Tyne, 10 for 10.30 am - 5 pm. An opportunity to play or sing in a variety of untutored small groups throughout the day. You will be playing or singing one or two to a part depending on the groupings, working primarily with music of the renaissance. Details and an application form on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sun 23 Apr 2017

NEEMF annual 'day out' at Temple Newsam, Leeds. A day for the public to enjoy a variety of interesting performances by NEEMF members and their friends throughout the day in this magnificent house. Details later.

Sun 30 Apr 2017

The NEEMF Northern Performing Day Out at the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle. A day for the public to enjoy a variety of interesting performances by NEEMF members and their friends throughout the day in this lovely setting. More details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 13 May 2017

NEEMF workshop, Spanish Ladies: Marian devotion in Iberian Renaissance polyphony, led by James Weeks

Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website..

Sat 27 May 2017

10.00 – 13.00, NEEMF workshop, The Siege of York; directed by Dr Paul Gameson, A workshop for singers, Minster School Hall, York, YO1 7JA. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 10 Jun 2017

NEEMF Large-scale music for voices and instruments, from Renaissance Italy and Spain, A workshop led by Clive Walkley at Garforth, near Leeds.

Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 22 Jul 2017

NEEMF workshop, European Medieval Music from the 13th & 14th Centuries, an overview of playing vocal music instrumentally, led by Rebecca Austen-Brown, Clements Hall, York. Details and application form on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 23 Sep 2017

NEEMF workshop - A New Song: Restoration era Symphony Anthems, a workshop for singers, strings, theorbo and organ continuo conducted by Alex Kyle, Guiseley Methodist Church, near Leeds. Details and an application form on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sat 14 Oct 2017

NEEMF workshop, Instrumental Music from 1617 by Brade, Simpson and Schein, a workshop for instrumentalists, directed by Tim Bayley, St Paul’s Hall, University of Huddersfield. Details and application form available on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

Sun 19 Nov 2017

NEEMF workshop: Monteverdi – sacred music from the 1640 collection, a workshop for singers and instrumentalists, conducted by Robert Hollingworth, Priory Street Centre, York. ​Cornetts and Sackbuts will be particularly welcome. Details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.

PLEASE NOTE that this workshop is now FULL.

Sun 10 Dec 2017

NEEMF workshop, A Medieval Cristemas, for singers and instrumentalists, conducted by Magnus Williiamson at Newcastle University. More details on the NEEMF workshop page of this website.