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Courses, Day Schools & Workshops

Historical Dance with Anna Hinchcliffe

From Shakespeare to Jane Austen:English historical dance classes
St George's Hall, Fordington, Dorchester DT1 1LB behind church; entrance off Fordington Green
1st Thursdays 7.30 - 9.30 pm (7th Jan, 4th Feb, 3rd Mar, 7th Apr, no class in May, 2nd Jun, 7th Jul, 4th Aug, 1st Sep, 6th Oct, 3rd Nov)
£5. Light flexible footwear advised, and comfortable clothing: some dances are complex and vigorous. Each session stands alone. You don't need costume, nor a partner, nor previous experience. Talks and workshops available for community groups. Information: 01935 472771 or 07710 285687
annhinchliffe@hotmail.com. www.northsquarehistoricaldance.wordpress.com

Historical Dance with Philippa Waite, Exeter

"Dance Through The Ages", Social dances from the Renaissance to the early 20th century
From Shakespeare to Downton Abbey via Jane Austen. Complete beginners welcome.
First Friday of the month. 7.30-9.30pm. Whipton Community Hall, Pinhoe Road, Exeter EX4 8AD
Spring / Summer 2016: 5th February, 4th March, 1st April, 6th May, 3rd June, 1st July.
Autumn 2016: 2nd September, 7th October, 4th November
Fees per class: £10 (low income £8.50, full-time students £7.50, couples £17)

Baroque Dance
Baroque dance is a precursor of Classical ballet from the late 17th to early 18th century, and was danced at royal balls and on the stage.
First Saturday of the month afternoons:

6th February at St Matthew's Church Hall, Lower Summerlands, off Heavitree Road, Exeter EX1 2LJ
5th March, 2nd July, 3rd September, 7th October, 5th November at Whipton Community Hall, Pinhoe Road, Exeter EX4 8AD
Beginners welcome, no previous dance experience necessary, and you don't have to bring a partner!
Fees on the day: 1st session £18 (low income £16), both sessions £25 (£23)

For more details please see:www.ukbaroquedance.com/classes/exeter.html or contact Philippa Waite on: 07976 374482

Instrumental and Vocal Workshops

January

29th - 31st: Sing with Evelyn Tubb and Michael Fields, Jackdaws, nr Frome, SOmerset
Jackdaws Music Education Trust, near Frome, BA11 3NY. Sing Sing. A workshop for singers (and accompanists on lute or guitar) who want to refine their performance skills, build confidence, express their ‘authentic self’ and improve communication. Course fee £210 for tuition and meals, local B&B arranged separately. www.jackdaws.org.uk Course no 3170

Febuary

12th - 16th: Lyme Recorder Course, Facsimile and more for advanced players with Philip Thorby, Lyme Regis, Dorset
Victoria House, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3LP. www.recordercourseslyme.com 07768 122 162

Sun. 14th, 10.00am - 4.30pm: Try a Viol on Valentine's Day with Jacqui Robertson-Wade, Westward Ho!, Devon
To book your place on this free day, please contact: jacqui@rondopublishing.co.uk or 0774 0298 337, by 1st February 2016.
Places available on first come, first serve basis. Flyer here

Sat. 20th: Exeter Bach Society workshop, Bach’s B Minor Mass with Gavin Carr, Exeter, Devon
South Street Baptist Church, Exeter. Cost: £16 (£8 for students).Enquiries: Gill Manning 01392 255 177 www.exeterbachsociety.wordpress.com

26th - 28th: Viol Consorts with Jane Francis and David Hatcher, Stroud, Glos.
Hawkwood College, Wickstreet, Stroud. Enquiries: www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk 01453 759 034

29th - 4th March: Playford Musicians’ Week, nr Minehead, somerset
Halsway Manor, Somerset, TA4 4BD. for musicians who want to delve into the collection of dance music published by John Playford in the English Dancing Master in 1651. www.halswaymanor.org.uk

April

3rd - 8th: Lacock courses: Corsham Voice Workshop with Ghislaine Morgan, Corsham. Wilts
A full week on vocal technique. Course fee £445, excluding accommodation and meals. www.lacock.org

30th - 2nd May: Sherborne Early Music, weekend workshop for singers and instrumentalists Gawain Glenton and Uri Smilansky. Dorset
Working on Frescobaldi's, Missa sopra l’aria della Monica, culminating in a free, open performance as part of he Sherborne Abbey Festival. Course fee £175 (students £95), Early discount if booked by 31 January, £150 (£70) info@sherborneearlymusic.com. Free download of Frescobaldi’s mass available from the website. www.sherborneearlymusic.com

May

5th - 9th: Lyme Recorder Course, Trio Sonata Workshop for recorders, viols and harpsichords with Saskia Coolen and Erik Beijer, Lyme Regis, Dorset
Victoria House, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3LP. www.recordercourseslyme.com 07768 122 162

Summer Schools

17th - 23rd July: Beauchamp EM course 'Christmas in July!' directed by Philip Thorby and David Hatcher, Mitcheldean, Glos.
The Wilderness Centre Plump Hill, Mitcheldean, Glos. GL17 0HA. This is a wonderful new venue this year in the heart of the Forest of Dean and we are pleased to offer - for the first time - some bedroom accommodation in addition to camping/local B&Bs. The course is open to singers and instrumentalists and is unique in that, with its strong brass and loud wind sections, it is possible to play large scale pieces. Further information available at
www.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.

January

Fri. 15th: Tallis Voices, dir. Peter Leech, Renaissance choral music celebrating St Cecilia, Wells, Somerset
Wells Cathedral Promenade Concert. Tickets £10 from the Cathedral shop, at the door, or by post (with SAE) from Dr Chris Lovell, Green Farm Cottage, The Green, Farmborough, Bath. BA2 0BA. All proceeds to the Cathedral Chorister Trust.

Fri. 29th, 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

Sat. 30th, 7.30pm: The Innominata Consort: Recorder music 1550 - 2015, nr. Yeovil
St Mary Magdalene Church, Barwick, near Yeovil. Tickets £5.50 (includes wine) from Malcolm McDonald 01935 420145 email malcmcd@hotmail.com Poster available here

March

Sat. 5th, 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

Sat. 12th, 8.15pm: An Evening with Trevor Pinnock CBE (harpsichord), Tisbury, Wilts
Ashley Wood Farm, Hindon Lane, Tisbury, Wilts, SP3 6PY. Music to include Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue and Handel's Harmonious Blacksmith. Concert preceded by a Buffet Supper from 7.30pm. Tickets: Concert only £19, Concert and Buffet with wine £42. Students free (but must be booked). In aid of Cherubim Music Trust. Available from pinnock.eventbrite.co.uk. By post from 125 Duck St., Tisbury, SP3 6LJ (cheques payabable to CMT) or in person at Tisbury Post Office. Enq. 01747 870070 or cherubimtrust.org/

Sun. 13th 7.30pm: "Passion", Nova, Bristol
All Saints Church Clifton, Pembroke Road, Bristol BS8 3ED.
Nova, directed by Bruce Saunders, perform Renaissance masterpieces for Passiontide by Lassus, Victoria, Mouton, Manchicourt, Guerrero & John Browne's 'Stabat Mater' - £8 on the door. Poster available here

April

Sat. 16th, 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

July

Sat 23rd, Wed 27th, Fri 29th, Sat 30th, plus Tues 2nd, Wed 3rd August: Purcell's "A Fairy Queen", Iford Manor nr. Bath
Iford Manor, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire BA15 2BA. Directed by Tim Nelson, and Performed by Christian Curnyn and his Early Opera Company orchestra, together with a starry cast of singers. Part of Iford Arts’ Festival - performances are sung in English and staged in-the-round for an audience of ninety in the miniature Italianate cloister in The Harold Peto Gardens. Tickets £118 (Sun.- Fri.) £122 (Sat.). General Booking opens in March 2016. Further Information: www.ifordarts.org.uk/

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