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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, 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 March 8 & 15, April 12 & 19, May 10 & 17, June tbc. 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 >

March

6 - 8, Musical Treasures of the French Baroque with Colin Booth and Steven Devine, nr Illminster, SOmerset
Dillington House, Ilminster, TA19 9DT. £310 residential, £215 nonresidential, includes ticket to Sunday afternoon concert. www.dillington.com

7-8, Hurdy gurdy course with Tobie Miller, Sherborne Early Music, Sherborne, Dorset
Sherborne Girls. Course fee: £140 (£90 for students). Opening Solo Recital: Friday March 6th, 7pm, Winstone's Bookshop. Tickets £12. More information: info@sherborneearlymusic.com Website: www.sherborneearlymusic.com/event-diary.html

28 - 29, Tomas Luis de Victoria and his World at the South West Early Winds Weekend 2015, Frome, Somerset
A weekend workshop for all players of cornett, sackbutt, and early double reeds led by Adam Woolf and Helen Roberts. Course fee £85 (£50 for students). Featuring a Saturday evening concert by His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts with Elizabeth Kenny. More information at www.helen-roberts.com/south-west-early-winds-weekend.html or by telephoning Helen on 07794 069 575

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.

March

Sun. 1, 6.30pm. Consort music for voices and instruments. Blackdowns Early Music Projects, directed by JanJoost Vab Elburg, Culmstock, Devon
All Saints Church, Culmstock, Devon, EX15 3JD. This is something completely different, a selection of intimate consort music for voices and instruments. The acoustic and ambience of our venue are perfect for this programme evocative of love and delight in a mythical Arcadian landscape. Come and enjoy music by Monteverdi, d’India and M-A Charpentier, under BEMP's principal director JanJoost van Elburg accompanied by Julia Black & Ben Sansom, violins, Henrik Persson, gamba, and Taro Takeuchi, theorbo. Further information at blackdownsearlymusic.co.uk/?page_id=1209&mc_cid=c2faff4da2&mc_eid=2639e696fe

Wed. 4, 1.15 -2.00pm. Schola Cantorum, Bristol
Victoria Methodist Church, Clifton, BS8 1NU. singing early chant and some commissions by Bristol University graduate composers. Admission free.

Fri. 6, 7pm. Tobie Miller (hurdy-gurdy) "Journeys", Sherborne, Dorset
Winstone's bookshop, Cheap St, Sherborne. Music by J.S.Bach, traditional music and works by Tobie Miller. See also workshop on 7-8 March (above) and info@sherborneearlymusic.com Website: www.sherborneearlymusic.com/event-diary.html

Sat. 7, 7.30pm. Collegium Singers directed by Peter Leech, Holy Roman Empire, music from the court of Charles V, Taunton
St John’s Church, Park Street, Taunton, TA1 4DG, pre-concert talk 7pm. Including music by Morales, Combert, Crequillon, Courtois and Lassus. Tickets £12, students £6, under-12 free. www.collegiumsingers.org.uk

Sun. 8, 2.30pm Two Harpsichords in Concert: The Grand Tour, Steven Devine and Colin Booth, Illminster, Somerset
Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT. Tickets £7, prebooked lunches available, £17. www.dillington.com

Sat. 14, 7pm. Bach St Matthew Passion, Devon Baroque and Exeter Chamber Choir conducted by Andrew Daldorph, Exeter
Exeter Cathedral. www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/event/all-events/concert-exeter-chamber-choir.ashx

Sat. 14, 7.30pm. Saint Cecilia Singers, Corelli Orchestra, led by Warwick Cole, conducted by Benjamin Nicholas, Tewksbury
Tewkesbury Abbey. Handel Dixit Dominus, Organ Concert op. 4 no. 4 (Jonathan Hope), Haydn Nelson Mass. Tickets £20, £15, £10, 07917 152431 www.saintceciliasingers.org.uk

Wed. 18, 1.15pm Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble singing 15th-century madrigals, Bristol
Victoria Methodist Church, Clifton, BS8 1NU, admission free.

Thur. 19, 7.30pm Bristol University Baroque Ensemble, Bristol
Bristol, Victoria Rooms, Clifton Bristol. Playing a collection of solo works from the repertoire. www.bristol.ac.uk/music/events

Sat. 21, Exeter Bach Society, J.S. Bach Easter Oratorio and C.P.E. Bach Magnificat conducted by David Davies, Exeter
St Thomas Methodist Church, Cowick Street, Exeter. Tickets £12 advance, £14 on door. 01392 665885 www.exeterbachsociety.wordpress.com

Sat. 21, 7.30pm. Chelys Viol Consort, Worcester Early Music Festival, Worcester
Old St Martin's, Cornmarket, Worcester. Tickets are available from Worcester Live Box office, 01905 611 427

Sat.21. 7.30pm. East Cornwall Bach Coir, "Liskeard to Leipzig - a Musical Journey through Europe", Saltash, Cornwall
Saltash Methodist Church. Includes music by Purcell and Bach. Tickets £15; £8 students; Free for children under 12. available in advance from Choir members, Liskeard Tourist Information tel: 01579 349148, or online at . www.ecbc.co.uk

Sun.22, 3pm, Bristol Chamber Choir. Heinrich Schutz - German Requiem, conducted by Gordon Pullin, Bristol
Redland Park United Reform Church, Whiteladies Road, Bristol. Concert also includes works by William Byrd, George Kirbye and Osbert Parsley. Tickets £10, (Concessions £8) Children Free. Available from www.eventbrite.co.uk, "Opus 13", 14 St Michaels Hill, or at the door. Poster here

Sat. 28 7.30pm. Grand Tour - His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts with Elizabeth Kenny, Frome, Somerset
An evening recital of 16th and 17th century instrumental music from around Europe in the beautiful acoustics and surroundings of Christ Church, Frome, Somerset. Tickets £15 (£7.50 for under 18’s and students) available via www.hmsc.co.uk

Sat.28, at 7.30pm. Paragon Singers, Victoria Lamentations, Bath
Church of St Alphege, Oldfield Lane, Bath BA2 3NR. Programme also includes James MacMillan's Tenebrae Responsories. Tickets: £12/£6 from Bath Box Office: 01225 463 362

Sun. 29, 7.30pm. J.S.Bach Mass in B minor, Dartington Community Choir, directed by Bob Barsby, with Devon Baroque, Dartington, Devon
The Great Hall, Dartington. www.devonbaroque.co.uk

April

Wed. 15, 7.30 p.m. Elizabeth-Jane Baldry (harp), Budleigh Salterton, Devon
Temple Methodist Church, Budleigh Salterton. Music includes works by de Cabezon, Handel and Dussek. St Peters Music Society. Tickets £15 - on line at www.stpetersmusic.org.uk/page1/page1.html or from Exeter Visitor & Tickets 01392 665885.

Sat. 25, 7.30pm Mozart Requiem conducted by Tony Bevan, Glastonbury
St. Mary's Church, Glatonbury. With Sophie Bevan (soprano). Tickets: £10.00 (Children under 15 £1.00) obtainable from Glastonbury Music Shop, on the door or by calling 01278 722 870

Sun. 26. 11.30am. Duo Domenico (Vladimir Waltham & Jonathan Rees - cellos and viols) Coffee Concert, Bristol
Bristol Music Club, 76 St Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP. The award-winning duo returns to Bristol Music Club with two cellos, two viols and a generous serving of baroque music with a distinctively french aroma; including works by Forqueray, J.s. Bach and Barrière. Concert duration 1hr 15 min. Tickets: £8 on the door or reserved in advance from j.w.g.rees@gmail.com Fresh coffee from 11am. Poster here. www.duodomenico.co.uk

Sun. 26, 3.00 pm. "Nature and Love", Annabel Knight (recorder), Robin Bigwood (harpsichord), Wootton-under-Edge, Glos.
Baptist Church, Wootton-under-Edge. Music by Handel, Couperin and Daquin. Tickets can be obtained at the Cotswold Book Room on the main shopping street in Wotton or by ringing 01453 842499.

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

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.

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

Sat. 23, Exeter Bach Society, Music in May, madrigals, motets, cantatas etc., conducted by David Davies, Exeter
Exeter University Chapel, near Prince of Wales Road. 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

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.


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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