A course on music and culture in ElizabethanEngland
Madingley College, Cambridge
25-27 July 2014
Elizabethan period was a true ‘golden age’ in music, where great composers like
Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons and Dowland worked in a cultural environment that
cherished their talents. They were surrounded by a host of other excellent
musicians, and together created works for voices, viols, lutes and keyboard
that are still heard and appreciated today.
course is designed for music-lovers interested in the historical background
to this remarkable period of British culture. It will cover the major
composers of the English musical renaissance, the context for their work and
its performance, the development of musical instruments, religious
controversies, court culture, patronage and politics, music and Shakespeare
and many other aspects. No special musical training is assumed for attendees,
and live music will be part of the course.
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.
Faire Britaine Isle: Celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary
Rewardingly intensive study weeks for amateur, student and professional
musicians in the beautiful setting of SidneySussexCollege, 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
“The end of an era” – a workshop exploring the height of the prima practica
through the music of
Palestrina and Victoria and others.
This will be a fun and informative afternoon looking at the wonderful music
of this period.
Led by Giles Turner
Saturday 20th September 2014 Doors open Workshop Performance 6.00 p.m.
Barn Hill, Stamford, PE9 2AE
Tickets: Singers £10, Students £5, Audience £5, Under 18s free
from Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203 or on the door.