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(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
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


Sat 3. Early Music Day, Voices and Viols - William Byrd through his own eyes, with Uri Smilansky, Katharine Hawnt anf Gawaine Glenton, Sherborne
Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. Explore the music of one of England's all-time-greatest composers from a unique vantage-point. Tutor-led reading sessions, ensemble work, and musical training, all done using the original prints published under Byrd's own supervision. Don't worry - no prior experience required! Course Fee: £75/£45 under 27s (Book Jan 3rd & 4th for £120/£80) Non-playing observers: £5. For further details see here

Sun. 4. Early Music Day for Voices and players of soft instruments. Matthew Locke with Uri Smilansky, Sherborne
Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. Continuing our program of evangelizing about this under-appreciated composer. The day includes tutor-led ensemble work, as well as presentations about Locke and his time. Course Fee: £75/£45 under 27s (Book Jan 3rd & 4th for £120/£80) Non-playing observers: £5. For further details see here

30 - 1 Feb: Sing Sing Sing, workshop for experiences singers and accompanists (lute/guitar) with Evelyn Tubb and Michael Fields, Fome, Somerset
Jackdaws, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3NY. Accompanist Clive Pollard). £200. 01373 312383 www.jackdaws.org.uk/event-registration-2/?regevent_action=register&event_id=92


7 - 9, Dorset Bach Cantata Club study weekend (non-resident), directed by Chris Brown. Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Sturminster Newton High School, Dorset, DT10 1DT. J.S. Bach Cantatas 18, 72 and 142. £50 p.a./£20 per weekend/£10 orchestra only. 01935 425383 www.dorsetbach.org.uk

Sat. 21, 9.30 - 5pm, Exeter Bach Society choral workshop with David Davies, Exeter
South Street Baptist Church, Exeter. J.S. Bach’s Easter Oratorio and C.P.E. Bach’s Magnificat. Further information and booking: Gill Manning, 01392 255 177

27 - 1 March. Viol Consorts. Jane Francis and David Hatcher, Stroud, Glos
Hawkwood College, Stroud, Gloucestershire. £250 / £220 / £175. Call 01453 759 034. www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/courses/viol_consorts


7-8, Hurdy gurdy course with Tobie Miller, Sherborne Early Music
Venue: tbc, Course fee: tbc. www.sherborneearlymusic.com/event-diary.html

28 - 29, Tomas Luis de Victoria and his World at the South West Early Winds Weekend 2015, Frome, Somerset
A weekend workshop for all players of cornett, sackbutt, and early double reeds led by Adam Woolf and Helen Roberts. Course fee £85 (£50 for students). Featuring a Saturday evening concert by His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts with Elizabeth Kenny. More information at www.helen-roberts.com/south-west-early-winds-weekend.html or by telephoning Helen on 07794 069 575


Sat. 16, Come and Sing with Philip Scriven, Chard, Somerset,
Church of the Good Shephard, Chard, Somerset. Handel, Zadok the Priest, My heart is inditing; Bruckner Os justi meditabitur, Ave Maria; Rutter, Requiem. Philip Scriven is The Assistant Conductor of the renowned Bach Choir. Cost £12. For further information and application form visit churchofthegoodshepherd-chard.weebly.com. Closing Date 1st March

28 - 31, An English Orpheus. Celebrating John Dowland, his firends and successors. Dame Emma Kirkby and David miller, Stroud, Glos
Hawkwood College, Stroud, Gloucestershire. £395 / £350 / £280. Call 01453 759 034. www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/courses/an_english_orpheus_may


Sat. 10.30am - 4.30pm, Try-A-Viol Day, 4th July 2015. Tutor: Alison Kinder, Oxford
Music Faculty, Oxford. For anyone who wants to try a viol (instruments provided). Must be able to read music and be over 16. Enquiries admin@vdgs.org.uk, More details at www.vdgs.org.uk/courses.html

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


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/courses/gesualdo_the_fifth_book_of_madrigals


27 - 29, Recorder Consorts with Piers Adams, Stroud, Glos
Hawkwood College, Stroud, Gloucestershire. £250 / £220 / £175. Call 01453 759 034. www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/courses/recorder_consorts_with_piers_adams


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.


Sat. 10, 1 - 2pm. Schola Cantorum, directed by Emma Hornby, Bristol
Victoria Rooms, Recital Room. Admission free.

Tues. 27, 7.30pm. Concert of Baroque Music given by Zalifenty and Oliver Doney (counter tenor), Bristol
Bristol Music Club, 76 St Paul’s Road, Clifton, BS8 1LP. Hazel Fenton and Richard Little (recorders), Frances Zagni (viola da gamba), Katharine Tylko (harpsichord). Music by Boismortier, Bach, Telemann, Purcell, Gallo and Abel. Tickets £5, under 18s £1.50

Fri. 30, 7.30pm. Emily and Hazel Askew, "Of all the birds", Totnes, Devon
Free Church, Fore Street, Totnes. Music from Broadside Ballads, Fitzwilliam Virginal book, Thomas Ravenscroft, John Playford and the Henry VIII manuscripts, played on harp, fiddle, recorders, bagpipes, hurdy gurdy, percussion with voices. Tickets £10, students and under-18s £5. 01803 847 070 boxoffice@dartington.org


Sat. 7, 7.30pm Exmouth Choral Society, conducted by Laurence Blyth, with Devon Baroque, Exmouth, Devon
Holy Trinity Church, Rolle Road, Exmouth EX8 2AB. Handel Dixit Dominus, Haydn Little Organ Mass, Pergolesi Magnificat, Purcell O Lord, Rebuke Me. Ticket prices tbc, www.ticketsource.co.uk/exmouthchoral

Sun. 15, 7.30pm, Thomas Hobbs (tenor) accompanied by Andrew Millington in a recital of German Lieder and English Songs, Exeter, Devon
At Exeter Cathedral Chapter House. Programme includes Andrew Millington's setting of some John Clare poems. Tickets £12 (students £6) including wine and nibbles, are available from: Exeter Tourist Information, Dix's Field, EX1 1GF Tel 01392 665 885 or online from exeterbachsociety.wordpress.com
This recital will be preceded by a special service in the Cathedral at 6.30 pm featuring J S Bach: Cantata 126 performed by the Exeter Bach Society Choir and Orchestra, leader: Anna Cockroft

Sat. 21, 7.30pm. Devon Baroque (leader: Jane Gordon), Totnes, Devon
St. John’s Church, Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5AD. J.S. Bach Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041(solo violin: Jane Gordon) Pachelbel Canon & Gigue, Handel Suite from Rinaldo, Handel Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.9, Corelli Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.1, Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in A major RV158. Tickets £15, students & under 18s £5 from Totnes TIC 01803 8631680 or online at www.wegottickets.com/event/304145. Further information at www.devonbaroque.co.uk

Sun.22, 2.30pm. Devon Baroque (leader: Jane Gordon), Ilminster, Somerset
Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT. Programme as above. £16/£8 www.dillington.com


Sun. 1, 6.30pm. Consort music for voices and instruments. Blackdowns Early Music Projects, directed by JanJoost Vab Elburg, Culmstock, Devon
All Saints Church, Culmstock, Devon, EX15 3JD. This is something completely different, a selection of intimate consort music for voices and instruments. The acoustic and ambience of our venue are perfect for this programme evocative of love and delight in a mythical Arcadian landscape. Come and enjoy music by Monteverdi, d’India and M-A Charpentier, under BEMP's principal director JanJoost van Elburg accompanied by Julia Black & Ben Sansom, violins, Henrik Persson, gamba, and Taro Takeuchi, theorbo. Further information at blackdownsearlymusic.co.uk/?page_id=1209&mc_cid=c2faff4da2&mc_eid=2639e696fe

Sat. 14, 7pm, J.S. Bach St Matthew Passion. Devon Baroque and Exeter Chamber Choir conducted by Andrew Daldorph, Exeter
Exeter Cathedral. www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/event/all-events/concert-exeter-chamber-choir.ashx

Sat. 28 7.30pm. Grand Tour - His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts with Elizabeth Kenny, Frome, Somerset
An evening recital of 16th and 17th century instrumental music from around Europe in the beautiful acoustics and surroundings of Christ Church, Frome, Somerset. Tickets £15 (£7.50 for under 18’s and students) available via www.hmsc.co.uk

Sun. 29, 7.30pm. J.S.Bach Mass in B minor, Dartington Community Choir, directed by Bob Barsby, with Devon Baroque, Dartington, Devon
The Great Hall, Dartington.www.devonbaroque.co.uk


Sat. 9, Musica Mundi: Clare Griffel, voice, Heather Gibbard, baroque cello, David Griffel, harpichord, Plymouth
Plymouth Museum. A concert of music from the 17th and 18th centuries to mark the closing of the exhibition Works from the Cottonian Collection. Details in the March diary.

Sat. 23, Exeter Bach Society, Music in May, madrigals, motets, cantatas etc., conducted by David Davies, Exeter
Exeter University Chapel, near Prince of Wales Road. Tickets £10. 01392 665 885

Meetings, Lectures, Conferences & Festivals etc.

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