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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
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


September

5 - 7, Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross, Frome Somerset
Jackdaws, Great Elm, Frome, BA11 3NYA. A baroque chamber course for both individual players and pre-formed groups, Further info and booking: music@jackdaws.org 01373 812 373

Sat. 6, Early Music Day - Recorder Workshop, The Consort Music of Matthew Locke with Amy Whittlesea and Uri Smilansky, Sherborne
Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. Course Fee: £85/£55 under 27s, Non-playing observers: £5. For further information and application form visit www.sherborneearlymusic.com/event-diary.html


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


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.

September

Thurs. 4, 7.30pm, ‘In Peascod Time - Music, Words and Song for Summer and Harvest' given by Passamezzo, Crediton, Devon
Crediton Parish Church. Church Lane, Crediton, Devon, EX17 2AH. Eleanor Cramer (soprano, bass viol), Arngeir Hauksson (lute, guitar, bass), Alison Kinder (viols, recorders), Tamsin Lewis (Renaissance violin, viols, alto) and Jack Merivale (actor, baritone). Their programme is a collection of ballads, madrigals, lute songs, dances and consort music from the 16th, 17th and early 18th centuries and includes music by Cavendish, Bennet, Greene, East, Johnson, Pilkington, Purcell and Robinson. The concert is promoted by the St. Boniface Concert Society www.bonifaceconcerts.co.uk. Tickets cost £12.50, (students £6.00 and children free) in advance with SAE from The Ticket Secretary, 24 Dean Street, Crediton, Devon. EX17 3EN, (there is an application form on the website) or at the door.

Thurs. 4, 7.30pm. The Sixteen and Harry Christophers, Wells
Wells Cathedral, music by John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy, Tickets £35, £25, £15 (restricted view). Information: www.thesixteen.com Tickets: 01904 658 338. www.tickets.ncem.co.uk/public/hall.asp?event=1656

Fri. 5, 7.30pm, Devon Baroque, directed from the harpsichord by Jonathan Watts, Bovey Tracey, Devon
Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas of Canterbury, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9EP. Part of the Nourish festival of food, craft and classical music. www.nourishfestival.org/music

Sat. 13, 7.30pm. Sound out my voice, Liam Byrne (viol) and Arngeir Hauksson (lute), Totnes, Devon
St Mary’s Church, Totnes. From Flemish counterpoint to viola bastarda, Tickets £12, students and under-18s £5 01803 847 070 boxoffice@dartington.org

Wed. 17, 1.10 pm, Musicke in the Ayre, "Baroque Beginnings: from Peri to Purcell", Bristol
St Stephen’s Church, Bristol. Songs and duets from C17 Italy and England with Jane Hunt & Maria Danishvar Brown (sopranos) and Din Ghani (lute/archlute). Free with retiring collection. www.saint-stephens.com

Tues, 30, 1.10 pm, Musicke in the Ayre, "Songs from the shows, circa C17," Bath
Holburne Museum, Bath. Songs from Jacobean theatre and early Italian arias with Paula Downes (soprano) and Din Ghani (lute). Tickets £5. www.holburne.org


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

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

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, 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. 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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