List of early music events known to us

Sat, 15 Aug 2020

Sat - Sat, 15 - 22 Aug 2020, Irish Recorder and Viol Course, Termonfechin, Co. Louth. https://www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org/

Sun, 16 Aug 2020

Sun - Sat, 16 - 22 Aug 2020, Higham Hall Early Music Summer School, Cumbria. http://highamhall.com/emss/

Sun, 16 Aug 2020

Sun - Sun, 16 – 23 Aug 2020, Baroque Week, Berkshire. https://www.baroque-week.org.uk/

Sat, 29 Aug 2020

Sat - Sat, 29 Aug - 5 Sep 2020, Tudor Polyphony and Beyond… A choral course for 16-18 experienced singers. Tutors:  Eamonn Dougan and Francis Steele

Imagine a vast oil canvas…  The five Tudor monarchs – all depicted – have courteously requested the ​​presence of all the musicians who served during their reigns.  John Browne is chatting with the Mundys, Sheppard laughing with Cornysh and Tye; Byrd and Tallis are deep in conversation with Elizabeth, whilst Taverner has recruited the 4 Roberts – White, Wylkynson, Parsons and Fayrfax– to play In nomines upon the dais.  Anon skulks in a recess.  A breath-taking array of talent there assembled.

Eamonn and Francis want to restore this canvas, not in oils, but in sound.  They will select some of the greatest works of the Tudor period – antiphons, mass movements, motets – in order to discover the manifold beauties of this complex and challenging repertoire.  They rely on you to be the artists. 

We are seeking experienced singers and sight-readers to take part in this week of musical and culinary excess in the South of France.  The venue is La Maison Verte in Roujan, Languedoc.  All food, tuition and music are included, and the accommodation is onsite, comfortable and spacious.  The course fee is 795 euros and non-singing guests are welcome. 

Contact Anne at anneroberts23456@gmail.com for further information.

Sat, 5 Sep 2020

SEMF Workshop for voices & instruments with Patrick Craig https://sites.google.com/site/southernearlymusicforum/home

Thu, 10 Sep 2020

Thu - Sun, 10 - 13 Sep 2020, Medieval Music in the Dales, England's festival of Medieval Music, Bolton Castle & Redmire. https://www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk/

Fri, 18 Sep 2020

7.30 pm, The Herschel Trio with Julia Doyle (soprano) and Huw Daniel (violin): Le Charme de la Voix - French cantatas and instrumental music by Rameau, Couperin and Clérambault, St Thomas the Apostle Church, Stanhope. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Fri, 18 Sep 2020

Fri - Sun, 18 - 20 Sep 2020, Recorders at Rydal, Foundation and Lower Intermediate. A stunning location, beautiful music and expert tuition have established themselves as hallmarks of Recorders at Rydal courses. Your tutor, Mary Tyers, is a highly respected and popular teacher who delights in enabling enthusiastic adult amateurs develop both their technical and interpretive skills. A variety of genres and styles will be explored within a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment. During the course the tutti sessions usually focus on a small number of substantial works for recorder ensemble; the small group sessions are ‘free choice’ with regard to repertoire but efforts will be made to match players of a similar ability. Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, groupbooking@rydalhall.org or tel: 015394 32050. More details:www.marytyers.co.uk, queries:mary.tyers1@btinternet.com    or tel: 07762 374638

Sat, 19 Sep 2020

MEMF workshop for voices with Jeffrey Skidmore http://memf.org.uk/

Sat, 19 Sep 2020

11.00 am, The Herschel Trio with Julia Doyle (soprano) and Huw Daniel (violin): Le Charme de la Voix - French cantatas and instrumental music by Rameau, Couperin and Clérambault, St Andrew’s Church, Corbridge. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sat, 19 Sep 2020

NEEMF workshop, 'Sisters of Ferrara' workshop (female voice polyphony) led by Prof. Laurie Stras at Clements Hall, York. CANCELLED

Sat, 19 Sep 2020

7.30 pm, The Herschel Trio with Julia Doyle (soprano) and Huw Daniel (violin): Le Charme de la Voix - French cantatas and instrumental music by Rameau, Couperin and Clérambault, All Saints’ Church, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sun, 20 Sep 2020

7.00 pm, The Herschel Trio with Julia Doyle (soprano) and Huw Daniel (violin): Le Charme de la Voix - French cantatas and instrumental music by Rameau, Couperin and Clérambault, St Olave’s Church, York. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Fri, 2 Oct 2020

Fri - Sun, 2 - 4 Oct 2020, Rondo Viol Academy, Upper Intermediate Course, Hothorpe Hall. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk/

Fri, 2 Oct 2020

Fri - Sun, 2 - 4 Oct 2020, Rondo Viol Academy, Intermediate Course, Hothorpe Hall. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk/

Sat, 3 Oct 2020

BMEMF workshop for singers with David Allinson. http://www.bmemf.org.uk/

Sat, 24 Oct 2020

NEEMF AGM workshop conducted by Alison Kinder, Clements Hall, York. 

Sat, 24 Oct 2020

BMEMF workshop for recorder players with Mary Tyers. http://www.bmemf.org.uk/

Sun, 25 Oct 2020

3.00 pm, Leeds Baroque, Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall, the University of Leeds LS2 9JT. Handel: Messiah, Leeds Baroque soloists, Choir and Orchestra, directed by Peter Holman. Pre-concert talk 2:00pm: Dr David Vickers. Messiah, the first work performed by Leeds Baroque, is a fitting conclusion to our 20th anniversary season. For this very special performance we welcome back some of our colleagues who have gone on from Leeds to make exciting professional careers. Peter Holman has chosen the fast-moving and dramatic version of the oratorio that Handel settled on in the 1750s, when he gave it annually to support the Foundling Hospital in London; it includes the rarely heard and dramatic soprano version of ‘But who may abide’, used at the Foundling Hospital in 1754. https://www.leedsbaroque.org/

Fri, 6 Nov 2020

Fri - Sun, 6 - 8 Nov 2020, Rondo Viol Academy, Elementary and Lower Intermediate Course, The Hayes, Derbyshire. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk/

Fri, 6 Nov 2020

Fri - Sun, 6 - 8 Nov 2020, Rondo Viol Academy, Pre-formed Consort Course, The Hayes, Derbyshire. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk/

Sun, 15 Nov 2020

Sun - Tue, 15 - 17 Nov 2020, Recorders at Rydal, Upper Intermediate and Advanced. A stunning location, beautiful music and expert tuition have established themselves as hallmarks of Recorders at Rydal courses. Your tutor, Mary Tyers, is a highly respected and popular teacher who delights in enabling enthusiastic adult amateurs develop both their technical and interpretive skills. A variety of genres and styles will be explored within a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment. During the course the tutti sessions usually focus on a small number of substantial works for recorder ensemble; the small group sessions are ‘free choice’ with regard to repertoire but efforts will be made to match players of a similar ability. New for November 2020: an optional third day of tuition for upper intermediate and advanced players, which will focus on ornamenting Telemann sonatas. Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, groupbooking@rydalhall.org or tel: 015394 32050. More details:www.marytyers.co.uk, queries:mary.tyers1@btinternet.com    or tel: 07762 374638

Sun, 13 Dec 2020

TVEMF AGM workshop with Andrew Griffiths http://www.tvemf.org/

Fri, 18 Dec 2020

7.30 pm, The Herschel Trio with Charlotte Barbour-Condini (recorders) Musicians of London - music by Purcell, Handel and their contemporaries, St Thomas the Apostle Church, Stanhope. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sat, 19 Dec 2020

17.30 pm, The Herschel Trio with Charlotte Barbour-Condini (recorders) Musicians of London - music by Purcell, Handel and their contemporaries, All Saints’ Church, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon- Tyne. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sat, 19 Dec 2020

11.00 am, The Herschel Trio with Charlotte Barbour-Condini (recorders) Musicians of London - music by Purcell, Handel and their contemporaries, St Andrew’s Church, Corbridge. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/

Sun, 20 Dec 2020

7.00 pm, The Herschel Trio with Charlotte Barbour-Condini (recorders) Musicians of London - music by Purcell, Handel and their contemporaries, St Olave’s Church, York. The Herschel Trio: Graham O'Sullivan (flute/recorder), Susanna Pell (viola da gamba), Mie Hayashi (harpsichord). http://www.ncem.co.uk/    http://www.herscheltrio.co.uk/  

Sat, 9 Jan 2021

NEEMF  workshop for Singers with David Allinson, Music for Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord. Newcastle upon Tyne. Details later.