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Courses, Day Schools & Workshops | Summer Schools | Concerts | Meetings, Lectures, Conferences & Festivals

(For events in other EMF Regions see the website of the Appropriate EMF)


Courses, Day Schools & Workshops

2nd & 3rd Sunday Afternoons each month, 1 to 4p.m, English Historical Dance Classes with Ann Hinchliffe, Taunton
Barrington Court, Taunton, TA19 0NQ. Second Sundays all with live music, and some others too! Next meetings are
22 June
13 & 20 July
10 & 24 August
14 & 21 September
12 & 19 October
9 & 16 November
14 & 21 December
Also October 4th: a Day of Dance, including so far morris and Scottish dancing, and us.
17th Century Dance, i.e. mainly Playford with warm-ups from Old Measures and Arbeau branles. Live music every 3rd Sunday: all players welcome. Ask in advance if you want MS. £5; free entry to house and garden. Light flexible footwear advised. No partner or previous experience needed. Information: 01935 472 771.
samedifference@live.co.uk or annhinchliffe@hotmail.com and here


June

27 - 29, An English Orpheus: Celebrating John Dowland with Emma Kirkby and lutenist David Miller, Stroud, Glos.
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud, GL6 7QW. A workshop for all voices. www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/courses/an_english_orpheus_June, 01453 759 034


Summer Schools

20 - 25 July: Purcell and the London of his Time. A music appreciation course with Roderick Swanston, Illminster, Somerset
Dillington House, Somerset, TA19 9DT. dillington@sometset.gov.uk 01460 258 648.

26 July - 1 Aug: Dartington International Summer School week 1, including many early music activities, Totnes, Devon
The Barn, Dartington Hall, Totnes, TQ9 6DE. See website for details. www.dartington.org/summer-school 01803 847080l info@dartingtonsummerschool.org.uk

27 July - 2 August. Beauchamp residential Early Music course with Philip Thorby and David Hatcher, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire
Dene Magna School, Mitcheldean, Glos. GL17 0DU. Residential - camping, cavanning or B&B. 'Vespers of the Five Laudate'. We welcome young/student singers - bursaries available. Details on www.gamusic.co.uk or email earlymusic@gamusic.co.uk

24 - 30 August. Mediaeval People/Music and the Dawn of Romanticism with Tim Porter, Illminster, Somerset
Dillington House, Somerset, TA19 9DT. A music appreciation course with the two subjects running concurrently, students can study both (full days) or justone (half days). dillington@somerset.gov.uk01460 258 648.


August

29 - 31, Monteverdi’s Third Book of Madrigals with James Weeks, Stroud, Glos.
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud, GL6 7QW. A workshop for confident and experienced singers. /www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/courses 01453 759 034


September

5 - 7, Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross, Frome Somerset
Jackdaws, Great Elm, Frome, BA11 3NYA. A baroque chamber course for both individual players and pre-formed groups, Further info and booking: music@jackdaws.org 01373 812 373


Concerts

See also
Plymouth Classical Music Concert Diary which gives comprehensive listing of all types of classical music events in Plymouth, West Devon and South East Cornwall, including early music events.


June

Fri. 6, 7.30pm. Symphoniae Sacrae In Stone and with Stout, Directed by Ben Westerman, Bristol
All Saints’ Church, Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2HY. Purcell Funeral Music for Queen Mary; Bach Komm, Jesu, Komm; Purcell A Health A Health to ye; Purcell To all lovers of musick. Tickets: £10 (£8), students with valid NUS - £5 (all prices excl. booking fee). Box Office: www.colstonhall.org 0844 887 1500.
Part of Clifton International Festival of Music www.cliftonfestival.com

Sat. 7, 7.30pm. VOCES concert: works for Pentecost, Buckfastleigh, Devon
Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0EE. Motets from Tallis, Victoria, Palestrina, Hassler, Sichinger, Byrd and Binchois. Admission free, retiring collection.

Sat. 7. Helen Hooker and Forest Recorders, Newnham, Gloucestershire
St. Peter's Church, High Street, Newnham, Glos, GL14 1AE. Music by Richard the Lionheart, Viadana, Mundy, Telemann and Bach. Tickets £8, children £4, from Jay Mathews jaymathews124@mac.com or Newnham Post Office Hight Syreet GL 14 1AA

Tues. 10, 7.30pm. Echoes from an Unknown Land, Andy Williamson and The Erebus Ensemble, Bristol
Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, Bristol, BS8 3BX Allegri, Miserere mei Deus; Byrd, Emendemus in melius; L’heritier, Surrexit pastor bonus; Josquin, Absalon fili mi. ickets: £10 (£8), students with valid NUS - £5 (all prices excl. booking fee). Box Office: www.colstonhall.org 0844 887 1500.
Part of Clifton International Festival of Music www.cliftonfestival.com

Thurs. 12, 7.30pm pre-concert talk 6.45pm. A Tale of Two Cities: London and Paris - Stage and Street, Ars Eloquentiae, Bristol
Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, Bristol, BS8 3BX. Locke, Tempest; Lully, Le Bourgeois et les Gentilshommes (excerpts). Tickets: £15 (£13), £12 (£10), £9 (£7), students with valid NUS - £5 (all prices excl. booking fee). x Office: www.colstonhall.org 0844 887 1500.
Part of Clifton International Festival of Music www.cliftonfestival.com

Sat. 14, 7.30pm. The Voice of the Turtle Dove, The Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers, Bristol
Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, Bristol, BS8 3BX. Sheppard, Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria; Davy, O Domine cæli terraeque; Mundy Vox patris cælestis. Tickets: £30 (£28), £27 (£25), £23 (£21), students with valid NUS - £5 (all prices excl. booking fee). Box Office: www.colstonhall.org 0844 887 1500.
Part of Clifton International Festival of Music www.cliftonfestival.com

Sat. 14, 7.30pm. Haydn, The Creation, East Cornwall Bach Choir, Conductor Paul Ellis, St. Germans, Cornwall
St Germans Parish Church, Tickets £16, students £8 from www.ecbc.co.uk/ticketting/tickets.html

Sat. 21, 8.00pm. Duo Isaria playing Geminiani, Handel, Tartini and Bach, Calstock, Cornwall
The Old Chapel, Calstock, PL18 9QX. Tickets £11/12/13, £6 under-18s from 01726 879500 or www.crbo.co.uk

Sun. 22, 6pm. Rebekka Hartmann, Menhardt Holler and Caroline Bergius, Saltash, Cornwall
Landulph Church, near Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6NF. Sonatas for violin, harpsichord and cello continuo by Bach and Buxtehude. Tickets: tba

Wed. 25, 7.45pm. Exultate Singers, conducted by David Ogden, Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater, Bristol
St James’s Priory,Whitson Street, Bristol, BS1 3NZ. Also music by Bach, Purcell and Vivaldi, with Richard May, cello. Tickets £15/13, students £5, under-18s £2, from Opus 13 music shop, 0117 923 0164, or www.exultatesingers.org/shop/ or on the door.

Sun. 29, 3pm. The Magic of Shakespeare, Bristol Chamber Choir, conducted by Gordon Pullin, Bristol
Redland Park United Reformed Church, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS6 6SA. A programme of music to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare, including Morley, Pearsall, Martin and Vaughan Williams. Tickets: £10 (£8), from 07762 563 044, and Opus 13, 14 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol. www.bristolchamberchoir.org.uk


July

Sat. 19, 7.30pm. Monteverdi Vespers 1610, The Bishop's Consort, directed by David Stancliffe, Milton, Dorset
Milton Abbey, Dorset. One-Voice-Per-Part, with a ripieno group; Period instruments, led by Emily White, and singers including Julian Podger and Hugo Hymas. Tickets available on the door: £12 (concessions £10);Students £5. For more details click here

26, 27, 29, 30 at 7.30pm. "The Return of Ulysses" Monteverdi. Early Opera Company conducted by Christian Curnyn, Iford, nr Bath
Iford Manor, Iford, BA15 2BA. Directed by Justin Way (Head of Staff Directors at Royal Opera House). Ulysses - Jonathan McGovern, Telemaco - Nick Pritchard, Penelope - Rowan Hellier. In collaboration with Iford Arts. Tickets: £110 (Sun to Fri) £114 (Sat), orchestra seats £90 (Sun to Fri) £94 (Sat). Performances start at 7.30, Garden opens at 6 pm for picnics, Box Office 01225 44 88 44, www.ifordarts.org.uk


August

1, 2 at 7.30pm. "The Return of Ulysses". Monteverdi. Early Opera Company conducted by Christian Curnyn, Iford, nr Bath
See above for details



September

Thurs. 4, 7.30pm, ‘In Peascod Time - Music, Words and Song for Summer and Harvest' given by Passamezzo, Crediton, Devon
Crediton Parish Church. Church Lane, Crediton, Devon, EX17 2AH. Eleanor Cramer (soprano, bass viol), Arngeir Hauksson (lute, guitar, bass), Alison Kinder (viols, recorders), Tamsin Lewis (Renaissance violin, viols, alto) and Jack Merivale (actor, baritone). Their programme is a collection of ballads, madrigals, lute songs, dances and consort music from the 16th, 17th and early 18th centuries and includes music by Cavendish, Bennet, Greene, East, Johnson, Pilkington, Purcell and Robinson. The concert is promoted by the St. Boniface Concert Society www.bonifaceconcerts.co.uk. Tickets cost £12.50, (students £6.00 and children free) in advance with SAE from The Ticket Secretary, 24 Dean Street, Crediton, Devon. EX17 3EN, (there is an application form on the website) or at the door.


Meetings, Lectures, Conferences & Festivals etc.

6 -14 June, Clifton International Festival of Music, Bristol
Includes a number of early music concerts - see above. For brochure click here

7 June - 9 August, Iford Arts Festival. nr Bath.
Iford, Manor, Iford, BA15 2BA. Opera performances in English are staged in-the-round for an audience of 90 in the exquisite Italianate Cloister, set in the stunning, Grade 1 listed Peto gardens of Iford Manor, Nr Bath. Enq. Anna White. Tel: 01225 868 124. www.ifordarts.org.uk
See above for individual performances of early music

Sun. 15 June, Meeting of the Viola da Gamba Society, Bristol
Bristol Music Club, 76 St Paul's Road, Bristol BS 8 1LP.
Julie Anne Sadie-Goodie: talk about 7string viol repertoire
Jane Julier: viol strings and their production
Recital by Alison Crum
For details click here




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