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

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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 >

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

2 - 16 August: Sherborne Summer School of Music, directed by Malcolm Binney, organized into two separate weeks.
Early music is a part of this very rich fortnight, but the repertoire is wide. Full details from www.sherbornemusicsummerschool.co.uk 01342 893963 or 01342 893 977, sumermusicschool@btlinternet.com and the Brochure

August

28 - 30, 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/all-courses-and-events/arts/gesualdo-the-fifth-book-of-madrigals---james-weeks

November

27 - 29, Recorder Consorts with Piers Adams, Stroud, Glos
Hawkwood College, Stroud, Gloucestershire. £250 / £220 / £175. Call 01453 759 034. http://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/all-courses-and-events/arts/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.

June

Sat. 6, 7.30pm. Robin Blaze (counter-tenor) and Elizabeth Kenny (lute and theorbo), ‘Tis Nature’s Voice', Dartington
Dartington, Great Hall. Solo Song in Seventeenth-Century England. Tickets £15, under-18s £5, Dartington Box Office 01803 84 7070 www.dartington.org/arts and on the door.

6 & 7, Best of Baroque Mix, Bristol
Bristol University Department of Music. A weekend of concerts featuring some real gems from the Baroque repertoire, including solo vocal works and larger ensemble pieces, climaxing with a rendition of the popular Vivaldi's Gloria on Sunday evening. Victoria Rooms, 7pm. 0117 331 4044

6 & 7, 10am - 6pm. Open rehearsal with Philip Thorby, ‘Music in progress’, for instruments and voices, nr Saltash, Corwall
Landulph Parish Church near Saltash, Cornwall. Schmelzer Requiem, Bertali Missa Lachrymarum and Laudate Dominum. Bring a picnic, drinks available. Admission free, donations welcomed to church fabric fund. 01579 166591. helenbrauer@yahoo.co.uk

Fri. 12, 7.30pm I Fagiolini, Venetian Carnival, Fundraising Gala, Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. Tickets £100 including banquet. Contact Development Team on 0117 929 4929 or developments@stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

Sat.13, 7.30pm. Music on a Summer's Evening, East Cornwall Bach Choir and Divertimento Conducted by Paul Ellis, St German, Cornwall
St. Germans Church. Cheryl Rosevear (soprano), Shelley Coulter-Smith (alto), Nick Hawker (tenor), Charlie Murray (bass), Barbara Degener ('cello). Beethoven Mass in C, Haydn Cello Concerto in D, Mendelssohn Kyrie in D min. Pre-concert talk 6.30-7.00pm. Tickets £15 Students £8, children under 12 free from www.ecbc.co.uk or Tel: 1503 240 685. Further details here

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.

Fri. 19, 7pm. Paragon Singers with Jane Hunt (soprano) conducted by Keith Bennett, Bradford on Avon, Wilts
The Chase, Winsley, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 2LX. Madrigals and part-songs by Cornyshe, Weelkes and Morley, pieces by Corteccia, Cavalieri and Marenzio,

Sun. 21, 1.05pm. Mendip Consort (recorders) lunchtime concert, Montacute Somerset
Montacute House, Montacute, Somerset, TA15 6XP. Playing J.S. Bach. Admission free (entry fee for the House, free to NT members)

Sun. 28, 3pm. Bristol Chamber Choir, "Of Beasts and Birds", madrigals and part-songs, Bristol
St. Stephen’s Church, Bristol, BS1 1EQ. Tickets £10, £8 concessions, children free. From www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bristol-chamber-choir-concert-tickets-16726180456, or Opus 13, and on the door.

Tues. 30, 7.30pm. Clifton Singers directed by Nick Barlow, and David Griffel, clavichord
Bristol Music Club, 76, St. Paul's Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 1LP. Programme of renaissance chansons about courtly (and not so courtly) love, including Sermisy, Maudit, Costeley, Passereau, Lassus, Janequin, Cavazzoni, Peter Phillips and H. de Cabezon. Tickets £5, £1.50 students 01275 392 344 or 07831 499014 and on the door.

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

Sat. 5, 7.30pm. Devon Baroque, directed from the violin by Persephone Gibbs, with choir, in a Handel programme, Beaminster
St Mary’s Church, Beaminster. The President’s Concert (part of Beaminster Festival 2015). Tickets £22.50, 01308 862943 (9.30am–12.30pm) beamfestbooking@btinternet.com

Sun. 26, 6.30pm. Monteverdi Vespers 1610, Singers and players of The Bishop’s Consort led by Theresa Caudle, directed by David Stancliffe, Gloucester
Gloucester Cathedral. Admission free - retiring collection. Poster available here

August

Mon. 31, 7.30pm. Grande Baroque II. Biber’s Missa Alleluia à 26 and Vesperae à 32, directed by Jan Joost van Elburg, Exeter, Devon
Exeter Cathedral. English Cornets and Sackbuts Ensemble, the Monteverdi String Band, and the Drums and Trumpets of the Altenburg Ensemble, Tickets £12 -25 from www.blackdownsearlymusic.co.uk, 01884 849 172

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.

October

Fri.2, 7.30pm The Tallis Scholars, Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. A programme of sacred music by Tallis, Mouton, Shephers, Taverner, Allegri and Part. Box Office 0845 40 24 001.

Sat. 10, Devon Baroque directed from the violin by Persephone Gibbs, Wellington, Somerset
St John the Baptist Parish Church, Wellington TA21 8QY. Music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and Telemann. www.devonbaroque.co.uk

Sun. 11, Devon Baroque directed from the violin by Persephone Gibbs, Dartington
Dartington Great Hall. Music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and Telemann. www.devonbaroque.co.uk

Sat. 17, 7.30pm. Paragon Singers, Morales, Missa Mille Regretz and 13th-century music celebrating Magna Carta, directed by Keith Bennett, Bath
Church of St Alphege, Oldfield Lane, Bath, BA2 3NR.

Fri. 30, 7pm Natalie Clein (cello), JS Bach Suites, Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. Suites No.3 in C, No. 5 in C min, No.4 in E flat. Part of Bach Doubles (see below). Box Office 0845 40 24 001.

Fri. 30, 9pm Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord), Works JS, CPE and WF Bach, Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. Also includes pieces by Steve Reich and Mel Powell No.4 in E flat. Part of Bach Doubles (see above). Box Office 0845 40 24 001.

November

Fri. 13, 7pm Natalie Clein (cello), JS Bach Suites, Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. Suites No.1 in G, No. 2 in D min, No.6 in E D. Part of Bach Doubles (see below). Box Office 0845 40 24 001.

Fri. 13, 9.15pm Thomas Gould (violin)), Works by JS Bach and contemporary composers, Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. Part of Bach Doubles (see above). Box Office 0845 40 24 001.

Fri. 20, 9.15pm The Four Seasons. La Serenissima director Adrian Chandler (violin), Peter Whelan (bassoon), Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. Vivalsi violin and basson concerti, Box Office 0845 40 24 001.

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.

December

Mon. 14, 7.30pm Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI> The Musicl Europe 1550-1650, Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. Box Office 0845 40 24 001.

Wed. 16, 7.30pm Handel's Messiah, Bristol Ensemble leader Roger Huckle and The Choir of Royal Holloway conductor Rupert Goigh Bristol
St. George's, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol BS1 5RR. Box Office 0845 40 24 001.

Meetings, Lectures, Conferences & Festivals etc.

Festivals

25 July - 5 August. Iford Festival, Handel’s "Agrippina", nr Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts
The Gatehouse, Iford, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire BA15 2BA. Libretto by Vincenzo Grimani, sung in English. Led from the harpsichord by Christopher Bucknall, directed by Bruno Ravella. Designer: Kimm Kovac. Tickets £113, Saturday £116, limited availability.
www.ifordarts.co.uk




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