The tuition is of a high standard and the college surroundings are
courses at Knuston Hall, Northamptonshire
with Peter Syrus
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
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.
Administrator, Viola da Gamba Society
Beauchamp (GloucesterAcademyAdult Early Music Week) THE THREE MARYS
This year’s course takes as its theme the three Marys who, in John’s gospel,
are at the foot of the cross:
Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary her sister (the wife of Clopas) and Mary
From the Magnificat to the Stabat Mater, the
Marys have inspired composers and poets for centuries.
The course will explore settings by 16th and 17th century composers, expressing
every emotion from radiant joy to profound despair.
Directed by Philip Thorby with tutor David
Hatcher 26 July– 1 August 2015 DeneMagnaSchool,Mitcheldean, Glos. GL17 0DU
HISS (Historically Informed Summer School) After huge success in 2014, HISS returns to Scarborough,
17-21 August 2015
HISS 2015 Brochure
The HISS 2015
brochure is available to view and download here.Inside you will find many favourite courses
and tutors returning. This is, however, only the briefest snapshot of what is
on offer, so do be sure to check the website
for the latest news.
Themes for 2015
The theme is one of
Rules and Rebellion, commemorating Magna Carta and the Battles of
Agincourt and Waterloo.
Highlights for 2015:
Laura Cannell (recorder, whistle, other wind & fiddle), founder of the
folk and early music duo Horses Brawl, Anne-Marie Christensen (Baroque
violin) and Amélie Addison (Baroque cello).
Music includes Cantigas de Santa Maria and the Martin Codex, the regular
recorder and viol consorts, folk band, Biber’s Battaglia for strings and
cross-European repertoire, in particular the viol music of Brade and Philips,
and choral music of Nicolas Payen and the Capilla Flamenca.
Book you place here. "Early
Bird" discount available until 30 April 2015.
The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Academy Weekend Workshop
25-27th September 2015
‘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
In conjunction with Cartmel’s Magna Carta 800 Festival.
Course led by Gawain Glenton (cornett) and Adrian France (sackbut).
for singers & instruments (A440) – April 2016
SEMF is proposing
to arrange a workshop with Philip Thorby in April 2016, probably in Headcorn
(Kent) and they are asking any singers and instrumentalists who are
interested to let them know, so they can decide whether to go ahead with a
one-day or whole weekend workshop.
Full details are here. Please download and complete
the form as indicated and email or post it to the address given.