Early music courses in and around East Anglia

Benslow Music Trust

Early Music courses


For details of courses in 2015 click here.


Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB

Tel: 01462 459 446 (9am-5pm weekdays)  Email: info@benslow.org  Website: www.benslow.org

In East Anglia the leading source of Early Music instruction is the annual
Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools
which take place over two weeks in August.

The tuition is of a high standard and the college surroundings are magnificent.

The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Academy Weekend Workshop

25-27th September 2015
Cartmel, Cumbria

‘Fair Britain Isle’ is a workshop for instrumentalists celebrating the wonderful music for
cornetts and sackbuts that flourished in England during the 16th and 17th centuries.
In conjunction with Cartmel’s Magna Carta 800 Festival.
Course led by Gawain Glenton (cornett) and Adrian France (sackbut).

Details and application form from Jenny Walsh email info@ecse.co.uk


String Workshops with Judy Tarling


At Headcorn Village Hall, TN27 9NR, about six times a year

£30 for the day includes refreshments
Trains run to Headcorn from different London stations


Learn baroque style at A=440

For amateur, student and pro players on modern or Baroque instruments


Teachers - come and bring your pupils (under 18s £15)

Opportunities for soloists and ripienists. Music provided; advance booking required


Next workshop: date tba


Judytarling <AT> btinternet.com


Two weekend courses at Knuston Hall, Northamptonshire

with Peter Syrus

Friday 19 to Sunday 21 June 2015

 ‘Viva la bella . . . !’ – Secular music in Italy c.1600

Friday 4 to 
Sunday 6 December 2015 

Centre stage – Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

The courses will be predominantly practical, and are intended for singers and players of early instruments (A=440) confident in a one voice or instrument per part situation. Your application should detail what you intend to offer by way of voice and/or instrument(s), especially if you are not already known to the tutor.

Full details here

Southern Early Music Forum
Claudio Monteverdi
Vespers 1610

Workshop for singers & instruments (A440)
16/17 April 2016

Tutor: Philip Thorby

SEMF is running a workshop with Philip Thorby on 16/17 April 2016, in Headcorn (Kent).

Booking will not open for some time but SEMF would still like to hear from people who are interested in taking part. Full details are here. Please download and complete the form as indicated and email or post it to the address given.

30th July to 6th August 2016, Durham City


Classes for Recorder, Viol, Lute, Harpsichord, Solo Singing and Baroque Strings for students of all ages and experience.

Wide variety of ensemble work, including choir and baroque orchestra: concerts and lecture-recitals.

Generous bursaries available.

Contact enquiries@norvis.org.uk; tel Jane Beeson 01652 678230  www.norvis.org.uk


Updated 26/08/2015. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments