Early music courses in and around East Anglia

Index to courses described here:

Benslow Music Trust
Cambridge Woodwind Makers
Cambridge Early Music
Norvis 2022
Beauchamp Early Music Week 2022
Baroque Week 2022
HISS 2022
The 23rd Chalemie Summer School

It is hoped that all these courses will go ahead live, but applicants should check with the organisers
in case restrictions should force cancellation or postponement.

Benslow Music Trust

Early Music courses

Online courses

Click here to view the online courses in Lockdown Links
which we hope will be of interest to you.
If you know of anyone who may be interested in these courses or events please help
spread the word and pass this message on.
Benslow are currently exploring the idea of further online courses and events with
multiple tutors/artists – so do keep an eye on their website for further updates.

Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB

Tel: 01462 459 446 (9am-5pm weekdays) Email: info AT benslow.org Website: www.benslow.org

Live courses

ur programme of residential courses is available to view online at

In East Anglia the leading source of Early Music instruction is the annual
Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools
which normally occupy two weeks in July & August.

In 2022
the Renaissance Summer School will run from July 16-23 and will be led by Clare Wilkinson.
The theme is “
Mr Byrd's private music: Music for recreation and devotion in Byrd's inner circle”.

The Baroque Summer School will run from July 24-31 and will be led by Laurence Cummings.
The theme is “The Fairy Queen”.

To apply, please fill in the online application form available on the CEM website.

Director of the Baroque Summer School

The distinguished director of the Baroque Summer School, Peter Holman, has retired.

Laurence Cummings is appointed as the new Baroque Summer School Director
from Summer 2022 onwards. Laurence Cummings is one of Britain’s most exciting and versatile
exponents of historical performance both as conductor and harpsichord player.
He has been Musical Director of the London Handel Festival since 1999 and Artistic Director of the
Internationale Händel-Festpiele Göttingen since 2012, as well as acting as Music Director for
Orquestra Barroca Casa da Musica, Porto.
He is the William Crotch Professor of Historical Performance at the Royal Academy of Music.

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Cambridge Woodwind Makers

Preservation through participation”

A large range of courses is on offer in the new premises in Linton, Cambs.
Instrument making, repair and maintenance. Classical and Baroque are covered.
Early booking is recommended as the response has been heavy.
The business is open again post-lockdown.

Courses in 2022 include:
Clarinet Barrel Experimentation Day
with Daniel Bangham
Monday 25th April 2022

One-Keyed Folk Flute Making
with Peter Worrell and Paul Windridge
May 2022

Natural Trumpet Making
with Bob Barclay
July 2022

Baroque Oboe Making
with Paul van der Linden
August 2022

Modern & Baroque Oboe Reed Making & Adjustment
with Paul van der Linden
August 2022

Recorder Making
with Jacquline Sorel
September 2022

Repair & Care courses 2022
Oboe & Bassoon Friday 9th September | £75
Saxophone Saturday 1st October | £75
Clarinet Monday 3rd October | £75
Flute Saturday 8th October | £75

See the website:

Saturday 30 July Sunday 6 August 2022

NORVIS 50 Early Music Summer School

Golden Jubilee Course
For recorders, viols, lutes, harpsichords,
Baroque strings and voices.
Barnard Castle School
Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8UN
Flyer page 1 page 2

Gloucester Academy of Music – Beauchamp

Beauchamp Early Music Week will run in 2022, with a new venue.
The course will take place at Malvern College, located close to Malvern town centre.

31st July to 6th August

Tutors: David Hatcher (director) and David Allinson (choral director).
Two other tutors yet to be confirmed.

No camping on-site. Local campsites located close to the college:
see www.pitchup.com and www.riverside-park.co.uk.
Malvern College has a discount arrangement with a local hotel,
for those wishing to find alternative accommodation off-site.
For any questions that are not covered by the FAQs (see GAM Adult Early Music Page),
contact Jane Rothery at janer@glosacadmusic.org or 01594 544 149.

To book, click here.

Baroque Week 2022

14 – 21 August 2022
The course is already 80% full (mid-January).
Rooms have been reserved for keyboard players, currently under-represented.
Tenor and bass soloists required.
For full details go to www.baroque-week.org.uk

HISS 2022

22-26 August
Bishop Burton College, Beverley
United Kingdom

+44 (0)7942 264 305


Chalemie 2022

11-17 July
This has relocated to Uppingham School, Rutland and is for singers, dancers, early music instrumentalists, natural trumpet players, costumiers and performers from all disciplines. Eight tutors. Most accommodation is in single en-suite rooms. Full board.
Details from barbara.segal <AT> chalemie.co.uk

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Updated 16/04/2022. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments