Zoom Celebration

What a strange 16 months it has been.  How we have all adapted to keeping early music and musicians going as best we can, has been quite amazing at times.  To celebrate this, MEMF are finishing the season as they started, with Robert Hollingworth and a MEMF zoom workshop. The session will start with a…

Online Talk by David Allinson

In this talk, commissioned by Run by Singers, conductor and musicologist David Allinson explores the ways in which Josquin’s music engages the mind and touches the heart, picking out a few outstanding examples to share. He also poses questions: how can we ‘know’ Josquin, given that so much of his life-story is lost?

Make Music Day

Make Music Day first came to the UK in 2012 and the number of gigs taking place has been growing year on year. 2017 was the first UK-wide coordinated event with support and funding from national organisations resulting in 147 performances. In 2020, there were 1,739 performances live and online!

Beverley Early Music Festival

Nestling between the rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds and the coastal city of Hull and boasting some of the finest ecclesiastical architecture in the UK, Beverley has been the home of the Early Music Festival since 1988.  Beverley ’21 Online includes five fabulous concerts filmed in four different churches.

SWEMF May Zoom Meeting

Trainee viol maker Agnieska Nalazek will discuss with Marilyn Pocock her experience of training at West Dean College through the pandemic, and show us some photographs of the instrument she’s making. Jacqui Robertson-Wade, gambist and baroque cellist, known to many for her viol teaching, workshops and publishing, and Michael Williamson, baroque violinist, teacher and director…

Benslow LuteFest – Livestream

Monday 19th April, 8pm‘Sweet, stay awhile’: Lute songs and music by John Dowland and John DanielSara Stowe (soprano), Lewis Spring (counter-tenor), Lynda Sayce (lute, viol), Matthew Spring (lute, viol)Further Details Monday 26th April, 8pm‘A Spagna in the Works’: ethereal, enigmatic, and exhilarating Renaissance miniature masterpieces for viol and luteAlison Crum (viols) and Roy Marks (lute)Further…

Baroque Violin Masterclass

The Brook Street Band is delighted to continue its series of online masterclasses, this time exploring music for solo violin by composers including JS Bach and Telemann, as well as violin sonatas by Handel and others. 3 participants (approximate minimum standard Grade 7+) will work with Rachel Harris on their choice of repertoire from the…

NWEMF talk with John Bryan

A contemporary of Leonardo da Vinci, and working in many of the same Italian cultural centres, we know far less about Josquin’s life and career than about Leonardo’s. Much of what we thought we knew has been revealed to be ‘fake news’, or at least unsubstantiated hypotheses resulting from his celebrity status in his own…

Dance Through the Ages

Dance from the Middle Ages to the Early Twentieth Century, including the Elizabethan and English Regency periods Twice monthly – Wednesday evenings: 8.15pm to 9.15pmNo experience or partner needed! April 14th, 28thMay 12th, 26thJune 9th, 23rdJuly 7th, 21stAugust 4th

SEMF Talk by Laurie Stras

Convent music of the medieval and Renaissance periods Laurie will talk about her ground-breaking research into the music sung by – and often composed by – nuns, discuss some of the challenges of performing this “music for equal voices”, and illustrate her talk with musical examples. Scores and instrumental parts will be provided for participants…

Sing with Paragon Singers

Sing with Paragon is a chance to sing some of the repertoire that Paragon has become best known for, focusing on some of their favourite concert programmes over the past four years. You’ll get an insight into the way that Paragon rehearses and delves inside the music, and get a chance to sing with the…

Baroque Dance Technique Classes

Baroque dance is a precursor of Classical ballet from the late 17th to early 18th century, and was danced at royal balls and on the stage Twice monthly – Friday evenings:6pm to 8pm All levels, Beginners welcome8.15pm to 9.30pm Intermediate/Advanced, no Beginners April 9th, 23rdMay 7th, 21stJune 4th, 18thJuly 2nd, 16th, 30th

Messiah: Reimagined

A unique and ground-breaking performance of Handel’s masterpiece, blending ‘live’ and ‘virtual’. Acclaimed baroque conductor, Laurence Cummings will lead our star soloists, all alumni of our international Handel Singing Competition, and the London Handel Orchestra in a live performance from St George’s, Hanover Square in London’s Mayfair – Handel’s own church.

SWEMF April Zoom Meeting

Sing and play chorales from the St Matthew Passion – a short practical session led by Clare Griffel. All Welcome – pitch A=440. All 12 chorales are available in a convenient format (with German text) athttps://www.cpdl.org/wiki/images/b/b1/Ws-bachmatt.pdf.If you have a score of the work, the chorales are numbers 3, 10, 15, 17, 25, 32, 37, 40,…

Baroque Dance Easter Workshops

Baroque dance is a precursor of Classical ballet from the late 17th to early 18th century, and was danced at royal balls and on the stage Four, two-hour Steps in Context* workshops per day 11am to 1pm: All Levels, Beginners & Improvers welcome:A daily workshop covering each of the four dance rhythms of La Bourgogne…

SingTheScore Extra

Another in the popular series of webinars with Robert Hollingworth of I Fagiolini and a special guest.  Robert is a natural chat show host and these Saturday mornings are always entertaining and informative.  Plus there is something to sing along with – music links are sent out in advance with the booking form in the…

Sing & Discover Online Workshops

Join conductor and singer John Hancorn and writer and broadcaster Richard Wigmore in a musical exploration of Haydn’s wonderful Nelson Mass and Harmonie Mass. Discover the origins and cultural background, explore the music in some detail, with recorded illustrations, and join in with several choruses. Suitable for singers and instrumentalists. A=430 (just below concert pitch)….

Flute and Recorder Masterclass

A series of online masterclasses for recorder, and baroque and modern flute players The Brook Street Band invites 3 participants (approximate minimum standard Grade 7+) to work with Lisete on a French baroque piece of their choice during this online masterclass. Suggested composers include Hotteterre, de la Barre, Caix d’Hervelois, Philidor, Blavet, Dornel, Boismortier, and…

SingTheScore Extra

Another in the popular series of webinars with Robert Hollingworth of I Fagiolini and a special guest.  Robert is a natural chat show host and these Saturday mornings are always entertaining and informative.  Plus there is something to sing along with – music links are sent out in advance with the booking form in the…

Baroque violin masterclass

The Brook Street Band is delighted to continue its series of online masterclasses, this time exploring wonderful baroque music composed for solo violin, from a wealth of composers including JS Bach, Biber, Telemann and Westhoff. 3 participants (approximate minimum standard Grade 7+) will work with Rachel Harris on their choice of solo violin repertoire from…

Platinum Virtual Vocals

Workshop 1 – Movement 11 & Bringing it all together Both loved and feared by choral singers around the world, Jesu, meine Freude is an awesome motet of eleven movements, replete with word painting, impressive fugues and a satisfying symmetrical structure. We are really looking forward to getting our teeth into this work, which will be sung in Baroque pitch….

SingTheScore Extra

Another in the popular series of webinars with Robert Hollingworth of I Fagiolini and a special guest.  Robert is a natural chat show host and these Saturday mornings are always entertaining and informative.  Plus there is something to sing along with – music links are sent out in advance with the booking form in the…

Platinum Virtual Vocals

Workshop 5 – Movements 9 & 10 Both loved and feared by choral singers around the world, Jesu, meine Freude is an awesome motet of eleven movements, replete with word painting, impressive fugues and a satisfying symmetrical structure. We are really looking forward to getting our teeth into this work, which will be sung in Baroque pitch. We hope that…

BMEMF Workshop with Paul Spicer

Paul will invite us into the choral world of the eminent contemporary composer James MacMillan, playing recordings of O Radiant Dawn, Ave Maris Stella, Qui Meditabitur and Benedicimus Deum Caeli; and will coach our singing along with recordings of early music, related in text as well as in other respects, composed by Tallis, Josquin Desprez,…

Platinum Virtual Vocals

Workshop 4 – Movements 7 & 8 Both loved and feared by choral singers around the world, Jesu, meine Freude is an awesome motet of eleven movements, replete with word painting, impressive fugues and a satisfying symmetrical structure. We are really looking forward to getting our teeth into this work, which will be sung in Baroque pitch. We hope that…

The English Dancing Master

What do the dance titles refer to and what might Playford have meant by ‘English’? Continuing to explore Playford’s ‘English Dancing Master’ (1651), this lecture asks: Where did the 100+ dances and their music come from? What qualities makes them distinctly English, and could this be why John Playford published them, just after the English…

Early Music @Newcastle

This year’s Early Music @ Newcastle has moved entirely online. Some of the planned events have proved impossible due to travel and venue restrictions, so alongside a couple of concerts, via the LIVE Concerts at Home series, there is a series of a dozen short videos and podcasts that will be released in pairs each…

Linarol Consort

Pour a glass of wine, make yourselves comfortable, and join members of The Linarol Consort, viol maker Richard Jones, and recording engineer Adrian Hunter for a light-hearted online celebration of the release of La La Hö Hö.

SingTheScore Extra

Another in the popular series of webinars with Robert Hollingworth of I Fagiolini and a special guest.  Robert is a natural chat show host and these Saturday mornings are always entertaining and informative.  Plus there is something to sing along with – music links are sent out in advance with the booking form in the…

Platinum Virtual Vocals

Workshop 3 – Movement 6 Both loved and feared by choral singers around the world, Jesu, meine Freude is an awesome motet of eleven movements, replete with word painting, impressive fugues and a satisfying symmetrical structure. We are really looking forward to getting our teeth into this work, which will be sung in Baroque pitch. We hope that our weekly…

Bach St John Passion

Choral workshop led by David Hill, Musical Director of The Bach Choir. David will lead some vocal warm-up exercises before leading us through the Bach St John Passion, giving tips before singers have the opportunity to join in with a recording of the work.

Music In Art

Historical musician and instrument maker Sophie Matthews explores the links between the visual and the aural in this one-hour presentation. Drawing on the works of great painters such as Brueghel, Hogarth and Bosch; Sophie presents a variety of images of historical woodwind instruments in their original social context. The symbolism of music in mediaeval and Renaissance arts…

MEMF Talk by Philip Thorby

The life of Silvestro Ganassi, the son of a barber from Bergamo, who became the most famous musician in Venice as well as being a renowned painter. We will look at the Venice he knew, the Doges for whom he worked, his rich patrons and his family band. We will see what his contemporaries wrote…

Flute and Recorder Masterclass

The Brook Street Band is delighted to continue its series of online masterclasses for recorder, and baroque and modern flute players. 3 participants (approximate minimum standard Grade 7+) will work with Lisete on one of Bach’s beautiful flute/recorder sonatas or solo partita, plus we have room for up to 100 observers. The masterclass ends with…

Brighton Early Music – BREMF@Home

A joint presentation by Monteverdi String Band and Brighton Early Music. Con Arte e Maestria is the phrase used by Milanese violinist Francesco Rognoni to describe his spectacular 1620 embellishment of a Palestrina madrigal. Inspired by this extraordinary tradition, this programme features intricate and virtuosic works by Rognoni, Giovanni Bovicelli, Michelangelo Rossi and Giovanni Gabrieli. 

Platinum Virtual Vocals

Workshop 2 – Movements 3, 4 & 5 Both loved and feared by choral singers around the world, Jesu, meine Freude is an awesome motet of eleven movements, replete with word painting, impressive fugues and a satisfying symmetrical structure. We are really looking forward to getting our teeth into this work, which will be sung in Baroque pitch. We hope…

SingTheScore Extra

Another in the popular series of webinars with Robert Hollingworth of I Fagiolini and a special guest.  Robert is a natural chat show host and these Saturday mornings are always entertaining and informative.  Plus there is something to sing along with – music links are sent out in advance with the booking form in the…

Platinum Virtual Vocals

Workshop 1 – Movements 1 & 2 Both loved and feared by choral singers around the world, Jesu, meine Freude is an awesome motet of eleven movements, replete with word painting, impressive fugues and a satisfying symmetrical structure. We are really looking forward to getting our teeth into this work, which will be sung in Baroque pitch. We hope that…

Grade 5 Theory

Tutor: Katharine Bramley This three-day course leads you through all the main elements of the ABRSM Grade 5 Theory syllabus, in a topic-based, classroom-style, supportive approach with plentiful examples and instant feedback.

Eboracum Baroque

After the success of their online winter season, the young freelance musicians of Eboracum Baroque return with another online concert recorded back in 2020. They present a lively programme of 17th and 18th century English music featuring famous songs from Henry Purcell’s stage works and virtuosic Italian concertos that took London by storm in the…

SingTheScore Extra

Another in the popular series of webinars with Robert Hollingworth of I Fagiolini and a special guest.  Robert is a natural chat show host and these Saturday mornings are always entertaining and informative.  Plus there is something to sing along with – music links are sent out in advance with the booking form in the…

SWEMF Zoom Meeting

We’d like to make this a bit of a celebration (hopefully the New Year will be better than the old one!) so feel free to wear a festive hat, eat a mince pie, or whatever else suggests itself. I’ve planned a little music-making for us: below you will find links to five pieces of early…

The Sixteen

We round off the year with a special Christmas concert broadcast ‘as live’ from Cadogan Hall in London, weaving six centuries of choral masterpieces into a stunning celebration of music written for the voice.

The Sixteen

Mediaeval carols were for everyone from festivities in the town square or village green to celebrations in church. This programme demonstrates the way these carols have influenced musicians of more recent times, in the historic medievel setting of Kent’s Penshurst Place. Presented by actor Sir Simon Russell Beale, this special series, produced by The Sixteen,…

TVEMF Talk by Andrew Griffiths

Join in with your renaissance instruments and voices, or just enjoy listening to Andrew Griffiths as he explores well-known renaissance Christmas music, focussing particularly on Hieronymus Praetorius’s Magnificat Quinti Toni, famous for the carols (In dulci jubilo and Josef Lieber) interpolated between the verses.

SingTheScore Extra

Another in the popular series of webinars with Robert Hollingworth of I Fagiolini and a special guest.  Robert is a natural chat show host and these Saturday mornings are always entertaining and informative.  Plus there is something to sing along with – music links are sent out in advance with the booking form in the…

The Sixteen

Set in Elizabeth I’s childhood home of Hatfield House, the music of William Byrd and Arvo Pärt make for a perfect match. Both spent many years facing adversity and persecution and both sought solace through their sacred music. Presented by actor Sir Simon Russell Beale, this special series, produced by The Sixteen, explores choral music…

A Brief History of Christmas

Acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews are joined by Jude Rees to present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and carols. Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th century, ‘A Brief History of Christmas’ is a whistle-stop tour of the origins of our midwinter festivities. Featuring long-forgotten…

Ensemble Échos

Telemann ‘Paris Quartet’ in A major TWV 43:A1 Five O’Clock Baroque!  Trios and quartets by the giants of the baroque period, Bach, Telemann and Handel.  Recorded before lockdown at St. Helen’s Church in Worcester.

Musicke in the Ayre

Sing, sang, sung: time-telescoped celebration of 12 years of musical inspiration This virtual recital celebrates Musicke in the Ayre’s 12-year relationship with JACKDAWS in deepest Somerset. Their “Sing, sing, sing” course taught by renowned lute-song duo Evelyn Tubb and Michael Fields has been a keystone in the project’s development. This video is a compilation of…

Virtual Sing at Home Messiah

Each December we present a sold-out performance of Handel’s Messiah in the composer’s own church, St.George’s Hanover Square in London’s Mayfair.  This year, because of restrictions around live performances, it will be different; the movements for orchestra and soloists will be performed live in the church, but the choruses will be pre-recorded by partner choirs from around…

The Sixteen

Purcell wrote for court, church, tavern and the place he loved most, the theatre. This programme is set in the Sam Wanamaker Theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe, an amazingly atmospheric space that slightly predates Purcell but feels like the perfect place to revisit his music. Presented by actor Sir Simon Russell Beale, this special series, produced…

Ensemble Échos

Bach, Organ Trio in G major BWV 525 Five O’Clock Baroque!  Trios and quartets by the giants of the baroque period, Bach, Telemann and Handel.  Recorded before lockdown at St. Helen’s Church in Worcester.

SingTheScore Extra

Another in the popular series of webinars with Robert Hollingworth of I Fagiolini and a special guest.  Robert is a natural chat show host and these Saturday mornings are always entertaining and informative.  Plus there is something to sing along with – music links are sent out in advance with the booking form in the…

The Sixteen

There are surely few composers who can boast a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, let alone one who survived kidnap by pirates on his return journey home! This programme explores one of Spain’s finest Renaissance composers, Francisco Guerrero. Presented by actor Sir Simon Russell Beale, this special series, produced by The Sixteen, explores choral music…

Ensemble Échos

Music for St. Cecilia’s Day: Handel, Trio Sonata in b minor HWV 386 Five O’Clock Baroque!  Trios and quartets by the giants of the baroque period, Bach, Telemann and Handel.  Recorded before lockdown at St. Helen’s Church in Worcester.

Musica Antica

Musica Antica perform love songs from some of the earliest songbooks, printed by Ottaviano Petrucci from 1501 onwards. Collating a tradition of 15th Century music that was sometimes written down, but often improvised, Petrucci left us with one of the greatest musical legacies of the Italian Renaissance, if now all-too rarely heard.

NEEMF Talk with John Bryan

Spaces for music and how early musicians used them An illustrated talk for NEEMF by NEEMF’s founder, John Bryan Since March 2020 most of us have been frustrated, unable to meet and perform music together in our usual ways, and with few ‘live’ concerts to attend. The need to keep a safe distance from each…

The Sixteen

The first programme in the series focusses on two towering works by Renaissance composers John Sheppard and Richard Davy, performed in the surroundings of Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford where both were resident and wrote their music. Presented by actor Sir Simon Russell Beale, this special series, produced by The Sixteen, explores choral music from across…

Josquin, Master of Notes

An exploration of the enduring appeal of Josquin des Prez, one of the most influential composers of the Renaissance. The music includes Josquin: Ave Maria, Mille Regretz, El grillo, Salve regina a5; Gombert Mille regretz; Victoria Salve regina; Jacquet de Mantua Dum vastos Adriae fluctus; Morales Missa ‘Mille regretz’.

SingTheScore Extra

Another in the popular series of webinars with Robert Hollingworth of I Fagiolini and a special guest.  Robert is a natural chat show host and these Saturday mornings are always entertaining and informative.  Plus there is something to sing along with – music links are sent out in advance with the booking form in the…

The Telling in Retreat Carols

Get into the festive spirit by joining singer Ariane to learn how to sing a mixture of medieval and traditional carols from around Europe. Following their popular In Retreat weekly online workshop series which began at the start of lockdown, The Telling is thrilled to present a six-week Carol edition to help you get into…

Enchanted Music

An examination of how composers of the Renaissance incorporated medieval Gregorian chant into their compositions. The music includes Robert White, Christe qui lux es et dies III; Byrd Christe qui lux es et dies; Sheppard Gaude, gaude, gaude virgo; Gombert Magnificat Primi toni; Guerrero, Surge propera amica mea; Morales Jubilate Deo; Tallis Missa Puer natus est nobis; Byrd Miserere mihi.

Ensemble Hesperi

Mary-Jannet Leith – RecordersThomas Allery – HarpsichordFlorence Petit – Baroque CelloMagdalena Loth-Hill – Baroque Violin You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to our Facebook Page at 1pm, and, as soon as we start to stream, the video should pop up in the middle of the page under ‘Videos’ and…

Playford Then & Now

Playford – “The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of his continuing success today through dances, bands, his London, his contemporaries and choreography. Following the success of the HDS Webinar Talks and the Online Dance Tutorials – both of which can be found on our YouTube channel – we’re delighted to announce the HDS Playford Weekend Festival –…

The Telling in Retreat

Early music group The Telling’s singers Ariane Prüssner and Clare Norburn present an online singalong concert featuring the songs covered in the previous two workshops as well as a few glorious solos. All welcome, no experience necessary and you don’t need to have attended the workshops. Link to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83647362000(Meeting ID: 836 4736…

LIFEM: Digital

London International Festival of Early Music is one of the world’s largest and most inclusive early music festivals in the world. We produce an annual festival in Blackheath, London, which brings together the world’s largest early music exhibition, live concerts from leading artists, makers’ demonstration recitals, workshops and masterclasses. We have made the positive decision…

TVEMF Talk by David Allinson

In this talk, David Allinson will explore the roots of the mythology that surrounded Josquin’s name, and look briefly at the tradition of musical epitaphs which he helped to develop at the end of the 15th century, before surveying the musical tributes that were written upon Josquin’s death, and Richafort’s astonishing ‘Requiem for Josquin’ in…

Unconventional Women

A survey of the remarkable female monastic composers living and working in Renaissance Italy. The music includes Hildegard von Bingen: O viridissima Virgo; Leonora d’Este Veni, sponsa Christi and Sicut lilium inter spinas; Palestrina Sicut lilium; Rafaella Aleotti Exaudi, Deus; Victoria Versa est in luctum; Sulpitia Cesis Ascendo ad Patrem and Cantemus Domino; Andrea Gabrieli Benedictus Dominus.

Ensemble Hesperi

Mary-Jannet Leith – RecordersThomas Allery – HarpsichordFlorence Petit – Baroque Cello You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to our Facebook Page at 1pm, and, as soon as we start to stream, the video should pop up in the middle of the page under ‘Videos’ and you just need to…

SingTheScore Extra

Another in the popular series of webinars with Robert Hollingworth of I Fagiolini and a surprise guest. Robert is a natural chat show host and these Saturday mornings are always entertaining and informative. Plus there is something to sing along with – music links are sent out in advance with the booking form, usually the…

The Telling in Retreat

Early music group The Telling’s singer Ariane Prüssner will guide participants through a beautiful Sephardic song to be confirmed. All welcome, no experience necessary. Link to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83363946082(Meeting ID: 833 6394 6082) You don’t need a webcam and all participants are muted so you can sing without fear!

MEMF Talk by Will Dawes

The four works scored for seven parts by Thomas Tallis are amongst his most spectacular compositions. They are Loquebantur, Suscipe Quaeso, Missa Puer Natus est Nobis, and Miserere nostri. Each is perfectly created and two of them contain some exceptionally clever compositional devices. This session will give a little history to each of the pieces and allow you the…

The Telling in Retreat

Join The Telling singer Ariane as she guides participants through a beautiful medieval song to be confirmed. Link to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86986111311Meeting ID: 869 8611 1311 You don’t need a webcam and all participants are muted so you can sing without fear!

BREMF@home

BREMF@home – across the EARTH On the last two weekends in October we will present a series of 10 individually devised programmes, merging performance with film, images, animation and presentation, offering something different from the many filmed concert performances we have been able to watch during the lockdown.  We are not restricting viewing with paywalls…

Brecon Baroque Festival 2020 Online

At the heart of our online festival weekend, we are delighted to present The Goldberg Variations Reimagined. The Festival’s Artistic Director, Rachel Podger, has commissioned harpsichordist Chad Kelly to create an ambitious re-imagining of Bach’s Goldberg Variations for nine instruments. Our online festival programme will open on October 23rd, and will première our live film of…

A Glimpse of Earthly Delights

Välkommen! Join us online for this year’s festival concert on the 18th October, celebrating all delights of life at a time when we need it more than ever! In the magical setting of London’s Swedish Church, we will bring you a sensational performance of music and poetry about food, drink, love and all that’s wonderful…

SingTheScore Extra

Another in the popular series of webinars with Robert Hollingworth of I Fagiolini and a surprise guest. Robert is a natural chat show host and these Saturday mornings are always entertaining and informative. Plus there is something to sing along with – music links are sent out in advance with the booking form, usually the…

Fretwork Viol Consort

Since its foundation in 1985, the viol consort has helped disseminate and renew a tradition of music formerly little known beyond a small band of specialists, its extraordinary standard of playing wedded to an approach to repertory that has seen it seek out forgotten music as well as commissioning new works from contemporary composers. In…

MEMF Talk by Dame Emma Kirkby

Prima la Parola – In praise of Speaking Harmony Under this title, misquoting Salieri and stealing a phrase from Dowland, Emma aims to celebrate the power and joy of song lyric. Poems in Tudor England were often published as “Songs”, and “lyric” means “apt for the lyre”. Though the human voice was dutifully admired as…

The Telling in Retreat

Early music group The Telling’s singer Ariane Prüssner will guide participants through a beautiful lullaby or two. All welcome, no experience necessary. Link to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87317700297 (Meeting ID: 873 1770 0297) You don’t need a webcam and all participants are muted so you can sing without fear!

Angela Hewitt – Piano

Left incomplete on his death in 1750, Bach’s vast contrapuntal work nevertheless stands not only as a monument to his extraordinary abilities in this field but also to his determination to create an exemplar for others to follow. Angela Hewitt’s recording had The Times extolling its ‘radiant majesty and humanity’.

The Telling in Retreat

Join The Telling singers Ariane Prüssner and Clare Norburn as they present a singalong concert featuring the songs covered in the previous two workshops as well as a few glorious solos. Link to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87616552039 (Meeting ID: 876 1655 2039) You don’t need a webcam and all participants are muted so you can…

The Telling in Retreat

Early music group The Telling’s singer Ariane Prüssner will guide participants through a beautiful medieval song. All welcome, no experience necessary. Link to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86828580343 (Meeting ID: 868 2858 0343) You don’t need a webcam and all participants are muted so you can sing without fear!

Music Theory: Grade 6

Develop your understanding of musical language by learning to write four-part harmony, harmonise and write diatonic melodies, modulate, and analyse scores (harmony, melodic decoration, phrase structure, performance instructions, stylistic implications). 

Music Theory: Grade 4

Study more complex musical language including duplets, double-dotted rhythms, alto clef, double sharps/flats, the concept of enharmonic equivalence, and recognising and writing common triads. Learn the technical names for scale degrees, and standard ornaments and instruments.

The Telling in Retreat

Join one of the singers of The Telling Ariane Prüssner as she guides participants through traditional Irish lullaby, Hush, the waves and Georgian lullaby, Naninai. Link to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87317700297 (Meeting ID: 873 1770 0297) You don’t need a webcam and all participants are muted so you can sing without fear!

Stour Music Festival Online

This small but beautiful early music festival takes place on the pilgrim trail between Canterbury and Ashford.  It was set up by Alfred Deller in the 1960s. Initially postponed, we are now going ahead with three wonderful early music concerts that will appear online from September 11th-28th and can be enjoyed by anyone with a…

The Septenary Foundation

The inaugural Septenary Foundation Historical Performance Research Seminars. These sessions aim to provide a platform for independent performer-researchers to present their work in return for a modest concert-type fee, and are supported by the Septenary Foundation and Music & Letters.

The Telling #HomeTour

The Telling singers Clare Norburn (soprano) and Ariane Prüssner (mezzo and medieval harp) present timeless songs of love and longing from the Sephardic tradition from the Jewish diaspora after their expulsion from Spain in 1492 to a small audience in Stroud Green. Watch via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetellingmusic/videos Watch via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thetellingmusic Plus, join Ariane for a…

The Telling #HomeTour

Join The Telling’s singer Ariane Prüssner as she guides participants through Sephardic song Morena me llaman so you can singalong during the Sephardic Song Concert screening at 8pm. Link to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85144187048 (Meeting ID: 851 4418 7048) You don’t need a webcam and all participants are muted so you can sing without fear!

The Telling in Retreat

Singers of The Telling, Clare Norburn & Ariane Prüssner, present a singalong featuring the medieval and Sephardic songs covered in the previous two workshops as well as a few glorious solos. All welcome. You don’t need a webcam and all participants will be on mute so you can sing without fear! Link to join via…

Variazioni Stravaganti

Violinist Maxim Del Mar presents a free concert of music by two of the greatest Austrian composers of the 17th Century, H.I.F. Biber and J.H Schmelzer, whose adoption and transformation of the new Italian style left us with some of the most extraordinary music ever written for the violin. A. Notari (1566 – 1663): Variazioni…

SEMF Talk by Patrick Craig

‘When David Heard’ – The death of Prince Henry, 1612 When the eighteen year old heir to the throne, Prince Henry, died suddenly after an unwise dip in the Thames in 1612, the country mourned the loss of a potentially brilliant monarch. Musical grief poured out from the composers of the day led by William…

Handel Flute Sonatas

Tutors: Elizabeth Walker, Sarah Murphy A five-day online flute course for baroque and modern flautists, looking at the flute sonatas by George Friedrich Handel, connecting these to arias found in the operas and looking at the construction of the basso continuo line, including an understanding of figured bass, baroque style, use of ornamentation, tone and…

The Telling in Retreat

One of The Telling’s singers Ariane Prüssner will guide participants through a beautiful Sephardic song to be confirmed. Practice video and lyrics coming soon. Check the website closer to the time. Link to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81262055111(Meeting ID: 812 6205 5111)

The Telling #HomeTour

Watch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetellingmusic/videos Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thetellingmusic The premiere of a brand new story with music from harpist Joy Smith who is also a wonderful storyteller. The Tiller Girl is a beautifully re-imagined folk tale from medieval Italy. A story of the power of a brave and true heart and the unexpected rewards reaped…

MEMF Talk by Bill Lyons

The role of wind and brass players in Renaissance Europe The talk will discuss the various and varied roles of wind and brass players in civic and court bands in the 16th and 17th centuries. The splendid sight and sound of shawms, sackbuts, cornetts, trumpets and other wind instruments was considered an essential element in…

The Telling in Retreat

Early music group The Telling’s singer Ariane Prüssner will guide participants through another song from the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Stella Splendens. All welcome, no experience necessary. Link to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84074312068(Meeting ID: 840 7431 2068) You don’t need a webcam and all participants are muted so you can sing without fear! Singalong to…

TVEMF Talk by David Allinson

Perhaps the most ‘secular’ book in the Old Testament, the Song of Songs is an extended love poem which has been interpreted as an allegory of God’s love, either for the Israelites or for the Christian soul. The text, filled with vivid evocations of longing and passion, has always appealed to church composers, giving them…

TVEMF Talk by Patrick Craig

Palestrina spent most of his working life in Rome, including many years as maestro di cappella at St Peter’s. At his funeral in 1594 many of the composers he taught and influenced paid their respects at the lavish ceremony in St Peter’s Basilica. While looking at Palestrina’s genius and influence, we shall also look at…

Ensemble Hesperi

Mary-Jannet Leith – RecordersThomas Allery – Harpsichord This week it’s Part 2 of our exploration of Thomas Britton, 18th-century London’s extraordinary musical coal merchant! You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to our Facebook Page at 1pm, and, as soon as we start to stream, the video should pop up…

The Telling in Retreat

Every Friday at 11am we will bring you a live online workshop or concert via Zoom. Consider it a 30-minute coffee break to escape lockdown and learn something new with some musical enlightenment. Your feedback is invaluable for shaping our future plans. We would be really grateful if you could tell us what you think. It…

Ensemble Hesperi

Mary-Jannet Leith – RecordersThomas Allery – Harpsichord, Organ You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to our Facebook Page at 1pm, and, as soon as we start to stream, the video should pop up in the middle of the page under ‘Videos’ and you just need to click play.

The Telling in Retreat

Every Friday at 11am we will bring you a live online workshop or concert via Zoom. Consider it a 30-minute coffee break to escape lockdown and learn something new with some musical enlightenment. Your feedback is invaluable for shaping our future plans. We would be really grateful if you could tell us what you think. It…

On the Wings of a Dove

In this live session, David will look at two wonderful motets of longing — Vigilate by Elizabethan composer William Byrd, whose text speaks powerfully of watching and waiting at a time of great turbulence, and Sitivit anima mea by Portuguese composer Manuel Cardoso, which conjures with images of longed-for peace, of flying like a dove and finding rest. Cardoso’s…

Online Early Music Forum (OEMF)

Most of us know that making music over the internet is not possible with systems like Zoom, (because of something called latency).  People have been recording their parts solo, then mixing them into video performances. Well, now we can make real harmony online.  We have been testing Jamulus, which minimizes latency and enables us to sing or play…

The Telling in Retreat

Every Friday at 11am we will bring you a live online workshop or concert via Zoom. Consider it a 30-minute coffee break to escape lockdown and learn something new with some musical enlightenment. Your feedback is invaluable for shaping our future plans. We would be really grateful if you could tell us what you think. It…

Online Early Music Forum (OEMF)

Most of us know that making music over the internet is not possible with systems like Zoom, (because of something called latency).  People have been recording their parts solo, then mixing them into video performances. Well, now we can make real harmony online.  We have been testing Jamulus, which minimizes latency and enables us to sing or play…

SingTheScore Extra

We are singing two relatively unknown English madrigals this week – both quite a handful: you’ll enjoy getting to know them! Wilbye – Cruel, behold my heavy ending(There’s a recording of The Consort of Musicke on Youtube) Tomkins – Oft did I marle (I’m sure we’ll find out what ‘marling’ is on the day)(on I…

Ensemble Hesperi

This week, we’re exploring the music of the French Loeillet family of composers, and there’s plenty of it to choose from! You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to our Facebook Page at 1pm, and, as soon as we start to stream, the video should pop up in the middle…

“This is Your Life”

Patrick Craig is a countertenor, harpist, teacher, lecturer and conductor who is a longstanding member of both St Paul’s Cathedral Choir and The Cardinall’s Musick. For twenty years he also sang over a thousand concerts with the Tallis Scholars. He founded and conducts this country’s pre-eminent all-female professional choir ‘Aurora Nova’ and is in great…

Ensemble Hesperi

So this week, we’re going to be playing “Galant” music – what’s this? Well, the term “galant”, unlike our modern terms “Baroque” and “Classical”, was actually used during from around 1720 to 1770 to describe a style of music that preferred simple and immediately appealing musical features, counteracting the contrapuntal complexity of the late Baroque…

Mary Mohan

As promised, I shall be performing my next livestream lunchtime recital on my Baroque cello. I’ve found some wonderful unaccompanied works, including of course a good dose of JS Bach. To find the event please head to my main Facebook page at 12.30pm BST and the livestream will start.

Ensemble Hesperi

This week, we’re returning “home” to Scottish Early Music, so get ready to tap your toes and be whisked away to the mountains and heather! You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to our Facebook Page at 1pm, and, as soon as we start to stream, the video should pop…

Bach Flute Sonatas

Explore the Bach Sonatas and gain confidence in practising, interpreting and performing them. The six Bach flute sonatas are a cornerstone of the repertoire, but they can be daunting. This class will provides hints and tips on style, ornamentation, articulation and phrasing, as well as musical and historical context. Participants will have opportunities to play,…

The Self-Isolation Choir

At this time of self-isolation, our regular choir rehearsals and concerts have been postponed or cancelled. We wanted to continue to sing, so here is Messiah at Home, in association with www.choraline.com. We have chosen this work in conjunction with ChoraLine because at this time of lock-down, isolation and worry for us all, Messiah is…

Ensemble Hesperi

This week, we’re exploring composers who were associated with hospitals and charities in the 18th century! You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to our Facebook Page at 1pm, and, as soon as we start to stream, the video should pop up in the middle of the page under ‘Videos’…

Ensemble Hesperi

You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to our Facebook Page at 1pm, and, as soon as we start to stream, the video should pop up in the middle of the page under ‘Videos’ and you just need to click play.

SingTheScore Extra

Monteverdi Birthday Edition We know that this is no substitute for in person workshops, but it is at least a way to meet up with Early Music friends and sing some music. This will be an informal session, with an excellent surprise Early Music guest, a chance to sing along with some lovely music, a…

Ensemble Hesperi

You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to our Facebook Page at 1pm, and, as soon as we start to stream, the video should pop up in the middle of the page under ‘Videos’ and you just need to click play.

Gramophone Charity Gala

To support all the musicians whose work has dried up due to the Covid-19 crisis, and who are finding themselves in severe financial difficulty, Gramophone has organised an online gala featuring former Gramophone Classical Music Awards winners. Each artist will introduce and perform a short programme from their own home and viewers will be encouraged to donate to Help…

Ensemble Hesperi

You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to our Facebook Page at 1pm, and, as soon as we start to stream, the video should pop up in the middle of the page under ‘Videos’ and you just need to click play.

Ensemble Hesperi

Tom and Mary-Jannet from Ensemble Hesperi will be live from their living room – performing for around half an hour, and chatting with you too! You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to their Facebook Page at 1pm, and, as soon as they start to stream, the video should pop…

Ensemble Hesperi

Tom and Mary-Jannet from Ensemble Hesperi will be live from their living room – performing for around half an hour, and chatting with you too! You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch: just head to their Facebook Page at 1pm, and, as soon as they start to stream, the video should pop…