The new location is the Wilderness Centre, GL17 0HA, a 30-acre site near
Mitcheldean with superb
views over the Forest of Dean and the Severn river. Camping and some bunk
The new dates are 17-23 July.
The dates and venue for Baroque
Week are confirmed as:
Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, Berkshire (just across the River Thames from
Sunday 7th to Sunday 14th August 2016.
There are excellent facilities and
transport links and the school is close to Caversham and the city of Reading
for those who like to be close to amenities, and yet with the possibility of getting
out to surrounding countryside and villages very easily.
The same tutors are confirmed for
2016 – Theresa Caudle, Ann Allen, Clare Beesley, Christopher Bucknall and
The Historical Dance Society (formerly Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society)
Summer School 2016
Sunday 7th to Sunday 14th August
Short taster course Sunday 7th to Tuesday 9th August
Stonyhurst College near Clitheroe, Lancashire
The cost of the full week is £520
for members and £560 for non members of The Historical Dance Society.
The focus this year is on dances
and music from the 15th century courts of Europe. We are also offering
classes on the Gresley dances of fifteenth century England (Cait Webb &
Chris Elmes; Paul & Ann Kent); Burgundian basse dance (Anne Daye); the
earlier estampies (Charlotte Ewart) and the presentation of historical dance
for the public (Charlotte Ewart).
Teachers for dancers: Bruna
Gondoni, Hazel Dennison, Cait Webb and Chris Elmes, Ann and Paul Kent,
Charlotte Ewart and Anne Daye. Teacher for musicians: Keith McGowan
Themes for 2016
2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, and so we will
explore music from Purcell's The Fairy Queen this year (we'll need plenty of
singers this year!). Shakespeare's plots frequently make reference to earlier
literary and musical material, which we will also explore.
New to the Tutor Team
Rebecca Austen-Brown, a recorder (+ a bit of early flute) and early fiddle
specialist. Rebecca replaces Laura Cannell, who has given up teaching in
favour of a performing career.
Old favouries & highlights
Opening ceilidh. Improvising medieval band. Baroque string orchestra.
Opportunities for singers and players to try something different if they
wish. Tutors Concert. Musical Banquet.