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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, 12.45 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!
9 & 16 August (guest tutor on 16th to teach us some Italian dances Henry would have known)
13 & 20 September (possible guest tutor on 20th to teach a little Charleston, ready for the property's Lyle Ball in November)
Saturday 26 September: Day of Dance inside and out; theme mainly sixteenth century, details tbc.

Ask in advance if you want MS. £5; free entry to house and garden. Light flexible footwear advised. No partner or previous experience needed.

Fri. 6 Nov. Playford Ball with Doves Figary playing on period instruments such as bass viol, recorders, rebec and hurdy gurdy. Cost will be £12; costume of any sort encouraged, though you're equally welcome in ordinary clothes.

Information: 01935 472 771. samedifference@live.co.uk or annhinchliffe@hotmail.com


Summer Schools

26 July - 1 Aug: Beauchamp Early Music Week. The Three Marys. Tutor: David Hatcher, Director: Philip Thorby, Mitcheldean, Glos
Dean Magna School, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0DU. A level of competence is required: ‘Voices don’t have to be beautiful, but singers need to have some sight-reading fluency; players need to be able to hit the right notes on suitable instruments at the right time!’ Course cost: £425, non-residential, but camping and caravans welcome, B&B available nearby. Organised by Gloucester Academy of Music. 01989 218432/01452 688592,
earlymusic@gamusic.co.uk. Brochure here

2 - 16 August: Sherborne Summer School of Music, directed by Malcolm Binney, organized into two separate weeks.
Early music is a part of this very rich fortnight, but the repertoire is wide. Full details from www.sherbornemusicsummerschool.co.uk 01342 893963 or 01342 893 977, sumermusicschool@btlinternet.com and the Brochure

August

28 - 30, Recorders for All: Summer Recorder Festival, Cheltenham
Dean Close School, Cheltenham. Enquiries: 01752 481193 janepps@tiscali.co.uk recordersforall.org.uk

September

25-27, Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle (violin) and Robin Bigwood (harpsichord), nr Frome, Somerset
Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3NY, UK. Enq. Tel: 01373 812383 music@jackdaws.org www.jackdaws.org.uk/event-registration-2/?ee=118

October

9 - 11, Gesualdo: The Fifth Book of Madrigals. James Weeks, Stroud, Glos
Hawkwood College, Stroud, Gloucestershire. £250 / £220 / £175. Call 01453 759 034. www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/all-courses-and-events/arts/gesualdo-the-fifth-book-of-madrigals---james-weeks

November

27 - 29, Recorder Consorts with Piers Adams, Stroud, Glos
Hawkwood College, Stroud, Gloucestershire. £250 / £220 / £175. Call 01453 759 034. http://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/all-courses-and-events/arts/recorder-consorts-with-piers-adams


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.

August

Mon. 31, 7.30pm. Grande Baroque II. Biber’s Missa Alleluia à 26 and Vesperae à 32, directed by Jan Joost van Elburg, Exeter, Devon
Exeter Cathedral. English Cornets and Sackbuts Ensemble, the Monteverdi String Band, and the Drums and Trumpets of the Altenburg Ensemble, Tickets £12 -25 from www.blackdownsearlymusic.co.uk, 01884 849 172

September

Thur. 3, 7.30pm. Passacaglia in a programme of Baroque Music, Crediton, Devon
Crediton Parish Church, EX17 2AH. Annabel Knight (recorders and flute), Robin Bigwood (harpsichord) and Reiko Ichise (viola da gamba). Programme includes Handel’s Sonata in G major HWV 363b; Bach’s Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord in D major BWV 1028 and his Toccata in G minor BWV 915; Telemann’s Trio Sonata for Recorder and Viola da Gamba in F major; Corelli’s Sonata ‘La Follia’ and Chedeville attrib. A Vivaldi Sonata in G major from 'Il Pastor Fido'. The concert is promoted by the St. Boniface Concert Society www.bonifaceconcerts.co.uk. Tickets cost £14.00, (students £6.00 and children free) in advance with SAE from The Ticket Secretary, 24 Dean Street, Crediton, Devon. EX17 3EN, (Application form on the website) or at the door.

Sat. 7.30pm. "Inspired by Dance", Eleanor Harrison (violin) & Andrew Maginley (lute. guitar), Totnes, Devon
St. Mary's, Church, Totnes, Devon. This mixed programme features works by Corelli, Stradella and Biber, Bach's violin Partita in D and solos for baroque guitar and lute and ends with lively traditional Irish tunes and airs. Tickets £12 ( £5 for students & under 18s from the Dartington Box office 01803 847070, online at www.dartington.org or on the door. www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk

October

Fri. 2, 7.30pm. The Tallis Scholars, Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. A programme of sacred music by Tallis, Mouton, Shephers, Taverner, Allegri and Part. Box Office 0845 40 24 001.

Tues. 6, 1.10pm. Musicke in the Ayre, "Aspects of Love", Bath
Holburne Museum, Bath BA2 4DB. Songs to the lute from 17th century England, France and Italy, with Philippa Neaverson (soprano) and Din Ghani (lute). Tickets £5. www.holburne.org

Sat. 10, 7.30pm. Musicke in the Ayre, "Baroque Beginnings: from Peri to Purcell", Bath
Weston Methodist Church, Bath BA1 3PW. Songs and duets from the early Baroque from Italy, France, Spain and England, with Jane Hunt and Maria Danishvar Brown (sopranos) and Din Ghani (lute and archlute). Tickets £10 (£5 concessions).

Sat. 10, Devon Baroque directed from the violin by Persephone Gibbs, Wellington, Somerset
St John the Baptist Parish Church, Wellington TA21 8QY. Music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and Telemann. www.devonbaroque.co.uk

Sun. 11, Devon Baroque directed from the violin by Persephone Gibbs, Dartington
Dartington Great Hall. Music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and Telemann. www.devonbaroque.co.uk

Sat. 17, 7.30pm. Paragon Singers, Morales, Missa Mille Regretz and 13th-century music celebrating Magna Carta, directed by Keith Bennett, Bath
Church of St Alphege, Oldfield Lane, Bath, BA2 3NR.

Sat. 24, 7.30pm. Musicke in the Ayre, "Grounds for delight", Warminster
Chapel of St Lawrence, Warminster BA12 9AP. Songs with lute based on 17th-century "standards", with Jane Hunt (soprano) and Din Ghani (lute). Tickets £8. www.stlawrencechapel.co.uk

Fri. 30, 7pm. Natalie Clein (cello), JS Bach Suites, Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. Suites No.3 in C, No. 5 in C min, No.4 in E flat. Part of Bach Doubles (see below). Box Office 0845 40 24 001.

Fri. 30, 9pm. Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord), Works JS, CPE and WF Bach, Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. Also includes pieces by Steve Reich and Mel Powell No.4 in E flat. Part of Bach Doubles (see above). Box Office 0845 40 24 001.

Sat. 31, 7.30pm. Music in the Age of Discovery, K'antu Ensemble, Totnes Devon
St. Mary's Church, Totnes. From the villancicos of Spain to the negritos of South America, K'antu Ensemble explores the vibrant music of Spain and the New World. The seven strong, prize-winning ensemble fuses world and folk music to create a truly distinctive sound. Tickets £12 ( £5 for students & under 18s from the Dartington Box office 01803 847070, online at www.dartington.org or on the door. www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk


November

Fri. 13, 7pm. Natalie Clein (cello), JS Bach Suites, Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. Suites No.1 in G, No. 2 in D min, No.6 in E D. Part of Bach Doubles (see below). Box Office 0845 40 24 001.

Fri. 13, 9.15pm. Thomas Gould (violin)), Works by JS Bach and contemporary composers, Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. Part of Bach Doubles (see above). Box Office 0845 40 24 001.

Fri. 20, 9.15pm. The Four Seasons. La Serenissima director Adrian Chandler (violin), Peter Whelan (bassoon), Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. Vivalsi violin and basson concerti, Box Office 0845 40 24 001.

Thur. 26, 7.30pm. Galliarda. Lostwithiel, Cornwall
St Bartholomew’s Church, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Sara Stowe (soprano and percussion), Ibi Aziz (viola da gamba) Richard MacKenzie (lute, theorbo and five-course guitar) Wendy Hancock (baroque flute, recorder, viol). galliarda.com

Fri. 27, 7.30pm. "A Merry Wassail", Galliarda, Totnes, Devon
United Free Church, Fore Street, Totnes, Devon. Sara Stowe (soprano and percussion), Ibi Aziz (viola da gamba), Richard MacKenzie (lute, theorbo and five-course guitar), Wendy Hancock (baroque flute, recorder, viol). The programme includes Christmas songs and carols from the Mediterranean, England, France and Germany plus Telemann's magnificent cantata for soprano with obbligato flute ‘Ihr Völker hört’ and music by Handel and Arne. Tickets £12 ( £5 for students & under 18s from the Dartington Box office 01803 847070, online at www.dartington.org or on the door. www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk

December

Mon. 14, 7.30pm. Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI> The Musicl Europe 1550-1650, Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. Box Office 0845 40 24 001.

Wed. 16, 7.30pm. Handel's Messiah, Bristol Ensemble leader Roger Huckle and The Choir of Royal Holloway conductor Rupert Goigh Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. Box Office 0845 40 24 001.

January 2016

Fri. 29, 7.30pm. "Clavichord Connections" Julian Perkins. Totnes, Devon
United Free Church, Fore Street, Totnes, Devon. Programme includes music by D. Scarlatti and J.C. and W. F. Bach. Tickets £12 ( £5 for students & under 18s from the Dartington Box office 01803 847070, online at www.dartington.org or on the door. www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk

March 2016

Sat. 5, 7.30pm. "As our Sweet Cords and Discords Mixed Be" Consortium5. Totnes, Devon
St. Mary's Church, Totnes. Concert includes works by Dowland, Coperano, Byrd and Gibbons, played on an array of different sized recorders. Tickets £12 ( £5 for students & under 18s from the Dartington Box office 01803 847070, online at www.dartington.org or on the door. www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk

April 2016

Sat. 16, 7.30pm. "Tragic Heroines", Musica Domestica. Totnes Devon
St. Mary's Church, Totnes, Devon. Kate Semmens (soprano), Steven Devine (harpsichord), Matthew Truscott (violin) and Rebecca Truscott (cello). A concert looking at the portrayal of the tragic heroine, and exploring how Handel and his contemporaries so successfully conveyed the joys and also tragic fates of women including a look at the fates of Semele, Galatea and Armida, amongst others. Tickets £12 ( £5 for students & under 18s from the Dartington Box office 01803 847070, online at www.dartington.org or on the door. www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk

Meetings, Lectures, Conferences & Festivals etc.

Festivals

25 July - 5 August. Iford Festival, Handel’s "Agrippina", nr Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts
The Gatehouse, Iford, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire BA15 2BA. Libretto by Vincenzo Grimani, sung in English. Led from the harpsichord by Christopher Bucknall, directed by Bruno Ravella. Designer: Kimm Kovac. Tickets £113, Saturday £116, limited availability.
www.ifordarts.co.uk




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