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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. 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


April

4 -6, Beyond Playford with Ricardo Barros and Mercurius Company, nr. Minehead, Somerset
Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe, Somerset, TA44BD. Residential Historical dance weekend open to dancers of all abilities and, in keeping with Halsway mission statement, will focus not only on 17th-century Playford country-danes (including a Hornpipe, performed with proper Baroque steps!) and French contredanses of the 18th century, but also on Spanish and Portuguese folk dances such as the Vira, Fandango, Jota and Malagueña; and for those daring enough, an introduction to the lascivious Brazilian Lundu (first historical reconstruction in modern times, by Ricardo Barros). Classes with live music by Mercurius Company, and a ball on Saturday night. Limited placesNational Centre for Folk Music & Dance Enq. 01984 618 274

Mon. 14, Day course, ‘Two Tudor Composers: John Taverner & Thomas Tallis’. Tutor: Tim Porter, Ilminster, Somerset
Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT. Enquiries: dillington@somerset.gov.uk 01460 258 648

26 - 27, South West Early Winds Weekend with Helen Roberts (cornett) and Adam Woolf (sackbut), Frome
Christ Church, Frome, Somerset. Come and join His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts cornettist Helen Roberts and sackbut player Adam Woolf for a weekend of 16th & 17th century music for small and large ensemble. £70 (£50 for students) not including accommodation. Open to all players of cornett, sackbutt, early double reed and recorder players. Starts 10.30am on Saturday morning, finishes around 6.00pm on Sunday evening. More information at www.helen-roberts.com/south-west-early-winds-weekend.html or phone Helen on 01373 462 624 to reserve a place.


May

10-11, Dorset Bach Cantata Club. Non-residential study weekend directed by Chris Brown, Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Sturminster Newton High School, Bath Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. J S Bach: Cantata 5, Wo soll ich fliehen hin | Cantata 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben. Contact: Elizabeth Gowers 01935 425 383, dorsetbach_sec@hotmail.com

Fri. 16, 10.30am - 3.00pm. Day of Dance with Alan Davies (caller) and Paul Hutchinson (musician), Wimborne, Dorset
Corfe Mullen Village Hall, Towers Way, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3UA. Workshop from 10.30am - 12.30pm. Lunch, Dancincg 1.30 -3.00pm. Tea. Cost £15 (including all food and drinks). Dress code optional. Enq. Margaret Thomas 01202 872 795

24-26, ‘Renaissance Motets’, directed by Nancy Haddon. nr Stoud, Gloucester
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud GL6 7QW. Open to singers, recorders, flutes, viols, sackbut, cornetto and curtal. Further information from 01453 759 034 or info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk


Summer Schools

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, caravanning 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


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.


April

Sun. 6, 3.00pm, Bristol Chamber Choir Masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Bristol
Redland Park United Reformed Church, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS6 6SA. Allegri Miserere, Lotti Crucifixus & Anerio Missa Pro Defunctus. Tickets £10 (£8) children free 07447 042 441 and from Opus 13, 14 St Michael’s Hill.

Wed 16, 7.30pm, An Italian Easter with the English Concert, Vivaldi and Pergolesi, Bristol
St Georges, Brandon Hill, Bristol. www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk Box Office: 0845 402 4001

Fri. 25, 7.30pm The Bach Duo, Nella Hunkins (cello), Micaela Schmitz (arpsichord) ‘Bach for Reflection’, nr Cheltenham, Glos
St Michael & All Angels Church, Guiting Power. Glos. Bach and Vivaldi sonatas. Enq. 01451 850 232

Fri. 25,7.30pm. Visible Music, Bristol
Bristol Music Club, 76 St. Paul’s Road, Clifton, Bristol. BS8 1LP. Contemporary dance with piano music by Debussy, and solo viol music by Abel. Tickets: £13, £11 concessions; at www.wegottickets.com/event/253335, or on the door.


May

Fri. 2, 1.15pm, University Madrigal Ensemble, Bristol
Bristol University Music Department, Victoria Rooms, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1SA. A selection of madrigals, motets and part songs from the Renaissance to the present day. No booking required. www.bristol.ac.uk/music/events, 0117 331 4044

Sat. 3, 7.30pm, Daughters of Elvin ‘Tempus Fugit: The Fleeting Natureof Time’, Totnes, Devon
St Mary’s Church, High Street, Totnes, Devon. Medieval songs from England, France, Italy and Spain. Tickets at the door £12, students and under 18s £5 For further information go to www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk

Mon. 5, 6.30pm. Blackdowns Early Music Projects, Polychoral Mosaics from Iberia, Wellington, Somerset
Church of St John the Baptist, Wellington, TA21 8QY. Renaissance and Early Baroque polychoral music, exploring 200 years of composition in Spain and Portugal. JanJoost van Elburg (director), Frances Kelly (Cross strung harp), Keith McGowan (Bajon), Steven Hollas (organ). Tickets Adults £12, Students £8, under 12s free available online now www.oxboffice.com/EventDetails.aspx?eid=11700 or from Taunton TIC 01823 336344, Paul Street, Cloud 9, Fore Street, Wellington. For further information please contact blackdownsearlymusic@gmail.com or 01884 849172

Wed.7, 7.30pm, Backwell School with the Locrian Ensemble. Purcell: Dido & Aeneas, Bristol
St Georges, Brandon Hill, Bristol. www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk Box Office: 0845 402 4001

9-11, The Really Classical Relay*, Bristol
Bristol Music Club, 76 St. Paul’s Road, Clifton, Bristol. BS8 1LP
Really: Seven international musicians playing on gut strings
Classical: Music by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and others
Relay: Continuous performance spanning three days
All in an informal setting, with locally produced food and drink to bring in, and pay-what-you-want tickets.
*Batons not included

Sat. 10, 7.30pm, Devon Baroque, directed from the harpsichord by Jonathan Watts. Bach & Sons, Colyton, Devon
Church of St Andrew, Colyton, Devon. For further information go to www.devonbaroque.co.uk

Fri. 23, 7.30pm, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Corelli, Vivaldi, Bach and Handel, Bristol
St Georges, Brandon Hill, Bristol. www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk Box Office: 0845 402 4001


Meetings, Lectures, Conferences & Festivals etc.

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
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