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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
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


November

21-23, Recorder weekend with Pamela Thorby and Anna Stegmann, nr Frome. Somerset
Jackdaws, Great Elm, Frome, BA11 3NY. Further info and booking: music@jackdaws.org 01373 812 373

22 - 23, Workshop Weekend led by members of The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble with Gawain Glenton and Emily White, Sherborne, Dorset
Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne & Sherborne Abbey. An intensive weekend of playing culminating with evensong at Sherborne's famous abbey alongside the abbey choir directed by Paul Ellis. Repertoire to include Claudio Monteverdi's 8-part Magnificat and a Nunc dimittis by Gabrieli in an amazing 14 parts. Pitch will be A=440. Open to players of cornetto, violin, sackbut and dulcian. Beginners are very welcome, though not all can be guaranteed to perform in evensong. Course Fee (non-residential): £120/£80 under 27s. Non-playing observers: £5 per day. For further details see here


January 2015

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 Muusic 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


February 2015

6 - 8, Recorder Orchestra Weekend with Steve Marshall and Andrew Melville, nr Crewkerne, Somerset
Halsway Manor, Crewkerne, Somerset. Conductors: . Information: Jan Epps janepps@tiscali.co.uk 01752 481 193


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.

October

Sat. 11, 7.30pm, City of Bristol Choir with the Lochrian Ensemble and Lorna Osbon, conducted by David Ogden, Bristol
St Alban’s Church, Westbury Park, Bristol. Autumn Baroque, Handel Dixit Dominus, Vivaldi Beatus Vir and ‘Autumn’ from The Four Seasons. Tickets £18/16, under-18 £5, from Opus 13, 0117 923 0164, or www.cityofbristolchoir.org.uk/111014.php

Sat.18, 7.30pm. Bristol Bach Choir with Canzona (leader Theresa Caudle) Conducted by Christopher Finch, Bristol
Clifton Catherdral. Handel Zadock the Priest, Bach Concerto for two violins, Magnificat in D. Vivalidi Dixit Dominus RV807. Tickets: £10, £18, £25; students and under 18s, £5. Further information here

Sat. 18, 7.30pm Musica Domestica, The Enlightened Music Maker, Totnes, Devon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes, a programme of music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and John Stanley that illustrates the rise in populatiry of music-making at home in the early 18th century. Tickets £12, students and under-18s £5. 01803 847 070 boxoffice@dartington.org

Sat. 18, 7.30pm. A Garden of Elegance presents "A Pilgrime's Solace", Sherborne, Dorset
Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. A Lute Song Recital of Music by John Dowland. Tickets £12 on the door. www.sherborneearlymusic.com

Mon. 20 7.30pm. Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord, plays a Bach programme, Chulmleigh, Devon
St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Chulmleigh, EX18 7BR. Tickets £25/£22/£18 01643 831 006 www.thetwomoorsfestival.co.uk

Sat. 25, 7.30pm: Brave New World, Collegium Singers directed by Peter Leech, Wellington, Somerset
Parish church of St John, Wellington. Spanish and Portuguese late renaissance and early baroque choral music from Central and South America. Pre-concert talk 7pm. www.collegiumsingers.org.uk

Sat. 25, 7.30pm. English National Baroque Ensemble, Bristol
St George’s, Bristol. Handel, Boyce, Vivaldi, Zelenka and Bach, 7.30pm. Tickets £15/£12 plus fees 0845 4024001 www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

Sun. 26, 4.00 pm, Musicke in the Ayre, "Baroque Beginnings: from Peri to Purcell," Warminster
St Lawrence’s Chapel, Warminster. Songs from C17 Italy, Spain, France and England with Jane Hunt (soprano) and Din Ghani (lute/archlute). Tickets £7. www.warminsterfestival.co.uk

Sun. 26, 7.30pm. English Touring Opera and The Old Street Band, Advent Cantatas, Bradford-on-Avon. Wiltshire
Wiltshiore Music Centre. Solists Gillian Webster, Andrew Radley, Ronan Busfield, Grant Doyle/Johnny Herford conducted by Jonathan Peter Kenny. Bach Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 61 & 62), Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (BWV 147), Ärgre dich, O Seele, nicht (BWV 186a). www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk 01225 860 100

Mon 27, 7.30pm English Touring Opera, Haydn Life on the Moon, Bath
Theatre Royal, Bath. Tickets £22.50 - 36. Free pre-show talk 6.30pm. www.theatreroyal.org.uk 01225 448 844. For brochure click here englishtouringopera.org.uk/tour-dates

Tues 28, 7.30pm English Touring Opera, Handel Ottone, Bath
Theatre Royal, Bath. Tickets £22.50 - 36. Free pre-show talk 6.30pm. www.theatreroyal.org.uk 01225 448 844. For brochure click here englishtouringopera.org.uk/tour-dates

Wed. 29, 1.15 - 2pm, University of Bristol Baroque Ensemble, Bristol
Victoria Rooms, Bristol. Handel and Vivaldi Concerti Grossi, and Bach Orchestral Suite no 3, admission free.


November

Sat. 1, 7.30pm. Paragon Singers, conductor Keith Bennett, Bath
Church of St Alphege, Oldfield Lane, Bath BA2 3NR. John Tavener- Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis, The Lamb; Victoria - Laudate Dominum, Alma Redemptoris plus pieces by William Byrd, de Rore and Sheppard. Tickets: £12.00 from Bath Festivals Box Office 01225 463 362

Sun. 9, 3.00pm "Hanacpachap Cussicuinin": Early Music of the New World, Sherborne Early Music Ensemble, Sherborne, Dorset
Cheap Street hurch, Sherborne. www.sherborneearlymusic.com

Fri. 14, 12.45 pm, Musicke in the Ayre, "Court and country," Salisbury
Sarum College, Salisbury. Lute songs, duets and solos from C16/17 with Philippa Neaverson & Merrilyn Richardson (sopranos) and Din Ghani (lute/archlute/vihuela). Tickets £10, including a light buffet lunch. www.sarum.ac.uk

Wed 19, Thurs 20, 7.30pm English Touring Opera, Haydn Life on the Moon, Exeter
Exeter Northcott Theatre, here englishtouringopera.org.uk/tour-dates

Fri. 21, Sat. 22, 7.30pm English Touring Opera, Handel Ottone, Exeter
Exeter Northcott Theatre, here englishtouringopera.org.uk/tour-dates

Sun. 23, 18.30pm. Choral Evensong, Abbey Choir and members of English Cornett and Suckbutt Ensemble, Sherborne Sherborne Abbey, 3 Abbey Close, Sherborne. Culmination of the ECSE Academy Weekend course participants led by Gawain Glenton and Emily White will join forces with the abbey choir directed by Paul Ellis in integrating Monteverdi's multi-choral Magnificat and Nunc dimitis into the service. Come and experience great music in its original liturgical context and in a beautiful and atmospheric setting! Entrance Free

Sun. 23, 7.30pm. English Touring Opera and The Old Street Band, Advent Cantatas, Exeter
Exeter Cathedral. Solists Gillian Webster, Andrew Radley, Ronan Busfield, Grant Doyle/Johnny Herford conducted by Jonathan Peter Kenny. Bach Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 61 & 62), Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (BWV 147), Ärgre dich, O Seele, nicht (BWV 186a). here
englishtouringopera.org.uk/tour-dates


December

Sat 6, 7.30pm. Praetorius Mass for Christmas. Paragon Singers - conductor Keith Bennett, Thomas-Selle Vokalensemble, Berlin - conductor Kai Schulze-Forster, The Six Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, Folia Baroque, Steven Hollas - organ, Bath
Church of St Michaels Without, Broad Street, Bath BA2 5LJ. Plus Multi choir motets. Tickets: £12.00 from Bath Festivals Box Office 01225 463 362

Sun. 7, 6.00pm Phoenix Recorder Orchestra conductor Pam Smith, Westonbirt, Glos
Westonbirt Arboretum, Music with a Christmas flavour as part of the Westonbirt Enchanted Christmas festival. www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-9G8FNQ

Sat. 14, 7.30pm. Monteverdi Vespers Dartington Community Choir, The English Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble, Devon Baroque, conducted by Jonathan Watts, Dartington
Dartington, The Great Hall. www.devonbaroque.co.uk/diary.html

Sat. 21, 8.00pm. A baroque Christmas with Mhairi Lawson, Bristol
St George’s, Bristol. Tickets £22/£18/£15/£10, under 26s £8/£5 0845 4024001 < A HREF="http://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk">www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk


January 2015

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


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