The tuition is of a high standard and the college surroundings are
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 Magdalene.
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
“Run by Singers has
two Early Music weeks running this year - in Copenhagen and Assisi.
David Allinson and David Skinner direct. Full details at www.runbysingers.org”
BAROQUE WEEK 2015
August 8–15, 2015
ArdinglyCollege, West Sussex RH17 6SQ
The brochure for Baroque Week 2015 is available here and bookings are
It includes details of the two new tutors.
Now full for singers and wind players. Another keyboard player, violinist or cellist
would be welcome.
Irish Recorder and Viol Course
15–22 August 2015
An Grianán Adult
Education College, Termonfechin, Ireland
For players of recorders, viols and other early instruments, covering a wide repertoire
from ancient to modern. Sessions include one-to-a-part groups, lectures,
choir, large and small ensembles.
Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip
Contact Pat Flanagan (00 353 85 2880389) firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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).
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.
Southern Early Music Forum Claudio Monteverdi
singers & instruments (A440)
16/17 April 2016
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.