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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
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


February

7 - 9, Dorset Bach Cantata Club study weekend (non-resident), directed by Chris Brown. Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Sturminster Newton High School, Dorset, DT10 1DT. J.S. Bach Cantatas 18, 72 and 142. £50 p.a./£20 per weekend/£10 orchestra only. 01935 425383 www.dorsetbach.org.uk

Sat. 21, 9.30 - 5pm, Exeter Bach Society choral workshop with David Davies, Exeter
South Street Baptist Church, Exeter. J.S. Bach’s Easter Oratorio and C.P.E. Bach’s Magnificat. Further information and booking: Gill Manning, 01392 255 177

27 - 1 March. Viol Consorts. Jane Francis and David Hatcher, Stroud, Glos
Hawkwood College, Stroud, Gloucestershire. £250 / £220 / £175. Call 01453 759 034. www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/courses/viol_consorts


March

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, 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


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.

February

Sat. 7, 7.30pm Exmouth Choral Society, conducted by Laurence Blyth, with Devon Baroque, Exmouth, Devon
Holy Trinity Church, Rolle Road, Exmouth EX8 2AB. Handel Dixit Dominus, Haydn Little Organ Mass, Pergolesi Magnificat, Purcell O Lord, Rebuke Me. Ticket prices tbc, www.ticketsource.co.uk/exmouthchoral

Sun. 15, 7.30pm, Thomas Hobbs (tenor) accompanied by Andrew Millington in a recital of German Lieder and English Songs, Exeter, Devon
At Exeter Cathedral Chapter House. Programme includes Andrew Millington's setting of some John Clare poems. Tickets £12 (students £6) including wine and nibbles, are available from: Exeter Tourist Information, Dix's Field, EX1 1GF Tel 01392 665 885 or online from exeterbachsociety.wordpress.com
This recital will be preceded by a special service in the Cathedral at 6.30 pm featuring J S Bach: Cantata 126 performed by the Exeter Bach Society Choir and Orchestra, leader: Anna Cockroft

Sat. 21, 7.30pm. Devon Baroque (leader: Jane Gordon), Totnes, Devon
St. John’s Church, Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5AD. J.S. Bach Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041(solo violin: Jane Gordon) Pachelbel Canon & Gigue, Handel Suite from Rinaldo, Handel Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.9, Corelli Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.1, Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in A major RV158. Tickets £15, students & under 18s £5 from Totnes TIC 01803 8631680 or online at www.wegottickets.com/event/304145. Further information at www.devonbaroque.co.uk

Sun.22, 2.30pm. Devon Baroque (leader: Jane Gordon), Ilminster, Somerset
Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT. Programme as above. £16/£8 www.dillington.com


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

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. 14, 7pm, J.S. 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. 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


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 Museum. 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


June

Wed.17, 7.30pm. Chamber Philharmonic Europe, 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.

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