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Courses, Day Schools & Workshops | Summer Schools | Concerts | Meetings, Lectures, Conferences & Festivals

(For events in other EMF Regions see the website of the Appropriate EMF)


Courses, Day Schools & Workshops

2nd & 3rd Sunday Afternoons each month, 12.45 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
May 10 & 17, June 14 & 28 (21st = Jazz on the Lawn), July 12 & 19, Aug 9 & 16, Sep 13 & 20
Timetable
1245h-1315h Dances for visitors, and for warming up
1315h-1400h Complex dances for class
1400h-1430h Dances for visitors while some of us have break
1430h-1530h Complex dances for class
1530h-1600h Dances for visitors, and for us to wind down
Times may not be exact. This is an experiment; opinions 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 >

May

2-4, The Topping Tooters of the Town - Weekend Workshop with William Lyons, Sherborne Early Music, Sherborne, Dorset
Venue: Sherborne Girls. Course fee: £180 (£110 for students) More information: info@sherborneearlymusic.com Website: www.sherborneearlymusic.com/event-diary.html

Sat 16 May: SRP (Bristol) Playing Day with Pam Smith, Frenchay nr Bristol
Quaker Meeting House, Beckspool Road, Frenchay, Bristol, Booking essential, space very limited. Enquiries to Sylvia Davies, 23 Collingwood Road, Redland, Bristol BS6 6PD, 0117 973 2777 syldav23.aol.com

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

July

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


August

28 - 30 Aug: Recorders for All: Summer Recorder Festival, Cheltenham
Dean Close School, Cheltenham. Enquiries: 01752 481193 janepps@tiscali.co.uk recordersforall.org.uk

September

25-27, Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle (violin) and Robin Bigwood (harpsichord), nr Frome, Somerset
Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3NY, UK. Enq. Tel: 01373 812383 music@jackdaws.org www.jackdaws.org.uk/event-registration-2/?ee=118

October

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

November

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


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.

May

Fri. 1, 7.30 pm, Musicke in the Ayre, Baroque Beginnings: from Peri to Purcell, Stanton Prior, nr.Bath
St Lawrence’s Church, Stanton Prior BA2 9HT. Songs and duets from C17 Italy and England with Jane Hunt & Maria Danishvar Brown (sopranos) and Din Ghani (lute/archlute). www.threetowersfestival.org

Mon. 4, 6.30pm. Missa Superba, Blackdowns Early Music Projects with guest director Andrew Parrott, Wellington, Somerset
St John the Baptist Parish Church, Wellington TA21 8QY. Music from 17th-century Vienna, featuring works of Kerll and Pachelbel Julia Black & Hazel Brooks (violin), Jan Spencer (violone), Sackbuts of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Martin Perkins (organ). Pre-concert talk at 5.45 pm. Tickets £12, £6 (students) and free for u12s available online or from 01823 336344/663379. www.blackdownsearlymusic.co.uk. Phone for more details 01884 849172

8-10, Really Classical Relay, Bristol
Britol Music Club, 76 St Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP. A friendly and relaxed weekend of the best Classical music, with local food and craftwork. International musicians playing on historical instruments. Music by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and others. Continuous performances spanning three days: 8th May 6pm-10pm 9th May 11am-10pm 10th May 11am-4pm. Bring your food and drinks in. Tickets: pay what you want. All ages welcome. Guest soloist: Allan Schiller. More details here and here

Sat. 9, Musica Mundi: Clare Griffel, voice, Heather Gibbard, baroque cello, David Griffel, harpichord, Plymouth
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery. 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. 9, 7.00pm. Spring Concert by The Exeter Recorder Orchestra, Conducted by Andrew Collis, Crediton, Devon
Crediton Parish Church, EX17 2AH. Including music by Zielenski, Schein, Schmelzer. Tickets £8.00 each (£4.00 under 18’s) available on the door or at the Parish Church Office. Further information: Rachael Shearmur 01626 890617 or
rr@oldtollhouse.eclipse.co.uk. Poster here

Fri. 15, 7.30pm. Music for a Spring Evening with Quorum directed by Imogen Triner, Bristol
St. Bartholomew’s Church, Maurice Road, St. Andrews, Bristol, BS6 5BZ. Includes music by J.S. Bach, Telemann, Torelli & Vivaldi Tickets: Standard £13.50, Students & Unwaged £10, Under 19s £6. Ticket Reservations from Des Ruszala: ruszalad@blueyonder.co.uk Tel 0117 949 0862

Thurs, 21, 7.30 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).www.saint-stephens.com

Fri. 22, 6.00pm. Bristol University Singers directed by Stephen Rice and Bristol University Schola Cantorum directed by Emma Hornby, Bristol
Lord Mayor’s Chapel, Bristol, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TB. Bristol University Singers singing polyphony by Byrd, Jacquet of Mantua, Mouton and Palestrina; Bristol University Schola Cantorum singing plainchant in honour of St Peter. Part of the University of Bristol’s Senses of Liturgy conference. Admission free; retiring collection. Email arts-birtha@bristol.ac.uk. bristol.ac.uk/arts/birtha. Poster here

Sat. 23, 7.00pm. Exeter Bach Society, Music in May, madrigals, motets, cantatas etc., conducted by David Davies, Exeter
Mary Harris Memorial Chapel, Streatham Campus, Exeter University, near Prince of Wales Road. with Héloïse West (soprano), Michael Graham (tenor) and Matthew Cann (bass). Poster available here. Tickets £10. 01392 665 885 www.exeterbachsociety.wordpress.com

Sat. 23, Collegium Singers directed by Peter Leech, Choral Favourites from Five Centuries, Taunton
Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton, TA1 4AA. Music from Tallis and Byrd to Lauridsen. www.collegiumsingers.org.uk

Thur. 28, 12.30pm. The Axminster Chamber Choir, directed by Judy Martin, Short selection of early music, Axminster
Minster church in Axminster. Progamme also includes two Stanford. Concert followed by lunch available for a donation.

Sun. 31, 3pm. The Axminster Chamber Choir, directed by Judy Martin, nr. Axminster
All Saints Church, All Saints (between Axminster and Chard). Refreshments will be available afterwards. A large car park can be found at the Village Hall opposite the church.

June

Wed.17, 7.30pm. Kammer Philharmonia Europa of Cologne, Budleigh Salterton, Devon
St. Peters Parish Church, Budleigh Salterton. Music includes works by Albinoni, Bach, Hummel and Mozart. St Peters Music Society. Tickets £15 - on line at www.stpetersmusic.org.uk/page1/page1.html or from Exeter Visitor & Tickets 01392 665885.

July

Sat. 5, 7.30pm. ‘Music for the Queen of Heaven’. Nova, a new Bristol-based early music choir, directed by Bruce Saunders, Bristol
All Saints Church, Pembroke Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3ED. Josquin ‘Missa Ave Maris Stella’ with motets by Dufay, Ockeghem, Mouton, Clemens. Programmes £5 at the door. Poster available here

September

Thur. 3, 7.30pm Passacaglia in a programme of Baroque Music, Crediton, Devon
Crediton Parish Church, EX17 2AH. Annabel Knight (recorders and flute), Robin Bigwood (harpsichord) and Reiko Ichise (viola da gamba). Programme includes Handel’s Sonata in G major HWV 363b; Bach’s Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord in D major BWV 1028 and his Toccata in G minor BWV 915; Telemann’s Trio Sonata for Recorder and Viola da Gamba in F major; Corelli’s Sonata ‘La Follia’ and Chedeville attrib. A Vivaldi Sonata in G major from 'Il Pastor Fido'. The concert is promoted by the St. Boniface Concert Society www.bonifaceconcerts.co.uk. Tickets cost £14.00, (students £6.00 and children free) in advance with SAE from The Ticket Secretary, 24 Dean Street, Crediton, Devon. EX17 3EN, (Application form on the website) or at the door.

November

Thur. 26, 7.30, Galliarda. Lostwithiel, Cornwall
St Bartholomew’s Church, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Sara Stowe (soprano and percussion), Ibi Aziz (viola da gamba) Richard MacKenzie (lute, theorbo and five-course guitar) Wendy Hancock (baroque flute, recorder, viol). galliarda.com

Fri. 27, 7.30, Galliarda. Totnes, Devon
United Free Church, High Street, Totnes. Sara Stowe (soprano and percussion), Ibi Aziz (viola da gamba) Richard MacKenzie (lute, theorbo and five-course guitar) Wendy Hancock (baroque flute, recorder, viol). galliarda.com. A Totnes Early Music Society Concert.


Meetings, Lectures, Conferences & Festivals etc.

21 - 29 March: Worcestershire Early Music Festival, Worcester
Six events at four venues in Worcester.
www.earlymusicworcs.org. Tickets: Worcester Live Box office, 01905 611 427




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