Early music courses in and around East Anglia

Benslow Music Trust

Early Music courses


For details of courses in 2014 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


String Workshops with Judy Tarling


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

£25 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


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

Opportunities for soloists and ripienists


Feb 23, April 6, June 1, July 13


Judytarling <AT> btinternet.com


Accademia Internazionale Ulpian

20 – 27 April 2014

Residential in Hotel by sea, Grado, North Italy (close to Trieste Airport)
A cappella renaissance group – sight reading and familiarity with genre needed.
Missa Surrexit Pastor Bonus by Yvo de Vento (Lassus pupil) plus six and eight part works by Merulo, the Gabrielis, etc.
Concert in World Heritage Cathedral,

€895/£755 Single | €795/£670 Shared | €635/£530 Non-Resident
Scholarships at 60% discount for under 24s

Request brochure (English or German) from Keith Wallace Kwallace <AT> reedsmith.co
Tel: +44 (0) 203 116 3624

9th-14th June 2014

with violinist Julia Bishop

Music by Corelli, Vivaldi, Handel and contemporaries, studying in detail the string techniques and performance practice of the day in breathtaking surroundings! Baroque instruments optional, pitch A440.

Tuition £325.00 for 6-day course, £250.00 cellists and bass-players.

Travel arranged by applicant. Accommodation arranged through Julia, variable prices.

Apply Julia 07521 897422 or julia  <AT>  redpriest.com

Beauchamp Early Music Week
Vespers of the five Laudate

Directed by Philip Thorby with David Hatcher, tutor
Clifford Bartlett – continuo course

27th July - 2nd August 2014
    New location: Dene Magna School, Mitcheldean, Glos. GL17 0DU

    Fee: £425    Gloucester Academy of Music    01452 385162
Bursaries available for young singers


Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society Summer School 2014

27 July to 3 August
The Bishop Otter Campus of
Chichester University

The DHDS 2014 Summer School (with flexible attendance options available so you can choose the one that best suits your pocket) will focus on Renaissance Dance and Music and the Plays of Shakespeare. It will feature a musician's course as well as one for dancers. The directors will be Anne Daye and Jorgen Schou-Pederson for the dancers and Keith McGowan for the musicians.

Flyers/booking forms are available on the DHDS website 

Cambridge Early Music        Summer Schools 2014

Faire Britaine Isle: Celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary
Rewardingly intensive study weeks for amateur, student and professional musicians in the beautiful setting of
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge


In this Shakespeare anniversary year we are focusing on English music, offering a week of music by Purcell and those who came after him, including Croft and Handel; and then a week of English renaissance music alongside the Italian music which influenced it.

The Parley of Instruments: Peter Holman, Judy Tarling, Mark Caudle, Gail Hennessy, Philip Thorby
3-10 August 2014
English Baroque Music: The Purcell Legacy

Philip Thorby and Friends: Philip Thorby, David Hatcher, Emma Murphy, Frances Eustace, Lynda Sayce
10-16 August 2014
Musica Transalpina: Renaissance Music for Voices and Instruments


Ardingly Baroque Week

This week, running since 1977, currently organised by course director Peter Collier,
moved in 2012 to Ardingly College, Sussex.



Sat 9th to Sat 16th August 2014 at Ardingly College.

Prices confirmed as £665 inc full board, or £490 non-residential.


Historically Informed Summer School exploring the common ground between early music and
folk & traditional music

HISS returns to Scarborough, 18-22 August 2014

Laura Cannell joins the tutors this year, and there will be a ceilidh!

Online booking is open
hissenquiries <AT> gmail.com    +44 (0)844 870 6478   www.hiss.org.uk



Updated 26/03/2014. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments