Subscriptions for 2013/1014 are now due and a letter from Sue Young, the Membership Secretary, was enclosed in the March Diary and is available here. Please respond quickly.
A Questionnaire from the SWEMF Committee was enclosed with the March Diary and is also available here. It would be greatly appreciated if members would complete this by 13 May so that the results can be analysed in the June SWEMF Diary. The completed Questionnaire can be returned to Sue Young at the same time as your subscription.
The SWEMF AGM will be held at 1 pm on Saturday 25 May, 2013 during the SWEMF workshop at Westbury. Any nominations for the election of officers to the committee should be sent to the secretary, Madeline Hayward, by email to: email@example.com
The South West Early Music Forum (SWEMF) is an organisation promoting all aspects of early music in the South West of England. It is one of ten regional Fora, which cover most areas of the UK, and are affiliated to the National Early Music Association, NEMA, who have recently produced a report on the future of Early Music in Britain.
The South West Early Music Forum region includes Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire and brings together amateur and professional musicians, musicologists, teachers and pupils, instrument makers, and early music enthusiasts.
Throughout the year a series of workshops and playing and singing days are organised within the region where members have the opportunity to study works under the guidance of early music specialist tutors. These activities include Baroque Chamber Music Playing Days, Singing Days focusing on particular composers or periods, and Workshops preparing larger scale works for both voices and instruments etc.
SWEMF also organises a number of social events including the Annual General Meeting in May which is sometimes combined with a residential weekend providing ample opportunity for music making and the opportunity for members to voice their views and suggestions on the future operations of the Forum
Members receive a quarterly Diary of Events announcing future activities of SWEMF, and other EM Fora, and also concerts and other events both within the region and elsewhere. Application forms for forthcoming SWEMF events are included in the Diary of Events mailing and are also available on the website.
Membership forms can be printed from the website. The next subscriptions are due on 1st April 2012 for for 2012/2013. For details click here.
A Membership List (last issued with the March 2012 Diary) gives information concerning members' particular interests, instruments played, voices sung etc. so that they may arrange joint activities outside those organised directly by SWEMF.
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