Online and live events

    This is a list of upcoming live and online Early Music events
    Most of them are run by one of the regional Early Music Fora.
    Live events listed must be treated with caution for the moment.

    If no link is given, go to the relevant website and look for the events page.
    A list of all fora websites is given at the foot.
    Other groups’ websites may be searched for using Google etc.
    List courtesy of Thames Valley Early Music Forum (Vicky Helby) and other EM fora.

Early Music Events

Live and online workshops
Entries in bold are recently added ones.

Josquin 500, by the Linarol Consort, includes some online workshops and concerts as well as live concerts. Available online until 31 October


15-17 Benslow. Georg Muffat: A bridge between Lully and Corelli

Sat 16 BMEMF Shrewsbury. David Allinson for singers

Sat 16 SWEMF Glastonbury - Obrecht Masses (Peter Syrus)

16-17 Dorset Bach Cantata Club Celebratory Relaunch

Wed 20 ZOOM Historical Dance Society lecture. Music? It’s a Sin. Music and dance in the time of Cromwell (Natalie Kershaw) link from SWEMF website

Sat 23 BMEMF Yarpole. Workshop for instrumentalists. Tudor Miniatures and Cryes (Mary Tyers)

23-24 MEMF Solihull. Welcome to Beautiful Venice for singers and instrumentalists (Philip Thorby)

Mon 25 London EC3, 7-9.30. Renaissance Singers workshop on Byrd’s Gradualia (David Gould)

Thur 28 SEMF ZOOM talk by David Allinson. Before the Ending of the Day – polyphony for compline

Sat 30 NEEMF York. Josquin and his legacy (John Bryan)

31-4 Benslow. Music for St Cecilia by Handel and Draghi (415)


Sat 6 SEMF Haywards Heath. Workshop for voices & instruments (Patrick Craig)

Sat 6 SWEMF Culmstock. Baroque Orchestra Day (Michael Williamson and Jacqui Robertson-Wade)

Sat 6 MEMF Warwick. Josquin workshop for voices & viols (David Hatcher)

Sun 7 Renaissance Singers ZOOM Celebrating Josquin 'Master of the Notes' (David Allinson)

Tue 9 EEMF Zoom talk by Bill Carslake. The music of Hildegard of Bingen.

10-13 Blackheath. London International Festival of Early Music

12-14 Benslow. Boogie Nights (Joglaresa)

Sat 13 Platinum Consort. Bach Cantata workshop

Sat 13 NWEMF Didsbury. Workshop for Voices and Instruments (Stephanie Muncey-Dyer)

Sun 14 TVEMF Amersham. Workshop for singers. ‘Dulcissime Maria’ – Marian motets of the Spanish Golden Age (David Allinson)

18-21 Benslow. Consorting Viols

19-21 Jackdaws. Recorder Weekend (Anna Stegmann)

22-24 Benslow Recorder Festival

25—28 Benslow. Baroque Chamber Music at A=415

Thur 25 Benslow, 2pm. Shakespeare on Singing: The Songs and How They Sounded Lecture Recital - in-person and livestream options

Sat 27 NEEMF York. Workshop on Infelix Ego – Recusant masterpieces by Byrd, Tallis & De Monte (Rory McCleery)

29-1 Halsway Manor. The Medieval Folkie! with Archaedium


Sat 4 MEMF Dorridge. Workshop for strings and loud wind on Schütz: Weinachthistorie and Gabrieli: In Ecclesias (Steve Davies)
Sat 11 NEEMF workshop, Motets of Heinrich Schütz (James Weeks), singers and instrumentalists, Newcastle
Sun 12 TVEMF 7pm: an online talk on Zoom by Patrick Craig. Praetorius 400. Followed by the TVEMF AGM at 8.30

13-16 Benslow Cantata-thon with Cambridge Handel Opera

January 2022

Sat 8 MEMF Loughborough. Workshop for singers (Rory McCleery)
Sat 8 EEMF Beccles. Epiphany Party (Philip Thorby)

Mon 17 SEMF Zoom talk by Patrick Craig. Chant & polyphony

February 2022

Sat 5 MEMF Dorridge. Gabrieli multichoir workshop (Alison Kinder)

Sat 19 TVEMF Oxford (Keble Early Music Festival)

25-27 Hawkwood. I Fagiolini singing weekend

Sat 26 SEMF Headcorn. Singing workshop (David Allinson)

Sat 26 BMEMF workshop for singers. Music from the Dow Partbooks (Rory McCleery)

March 2022

4-6 Benslow. Consort singing and original sources (Rory McCleery)

Sat 5 MEMF Warwick. Mainly Mouton - workshop for voices (David Allinson)

Sat 12 NWEMF Singers workshop (Evelyn Tubb)

20-25 Lacock. Corsham Lamentations (Rory McCleery)

24/25-27 Benslow LuteFest

Sat 26 BMEMF workshop for singers, Hereford. Music from the court of Francois I (Andrew Kirkman)

April 2022

Sat 2 SEMF Bosham. Workshop for voices & instruments (Alison Kinder)

Sat 2 SWEMF Renaissance Winds Day Workshop (Tim Bayley)

8-13 Chalemie Easter School at Headington

Sat 23 NWEMF Didsbury. Lassus for voices & instruments (Philip Thorby)

May 2022

13-15 Worcester. The Ninth Festival of the International Guild of Town Pipers

Sat 14 NWEMF Didsbury. Bassano for recorders (Marion Scott)

Sat 14 BMEMF. Workshop for instrumentalists with Alison Kinder. Details tba.

15-20 Lacock. Ambleside Music Week – Esquivel (Eamonn Dougan)

Sun 29 TVEMF tbc

June 2022

Thur 2 Wales EMF Cymru. St David's, Pembrokeshire. Huw Williams on Thomas Tomkins for singers and instrumentalists (date tbc)

Sat 11 NWEMF Cilcain. Obrecht for voices (Peter Syrus)

19-25 Lacock. Music at Monteconero (Gabriel Crouch)

July 2022

10-15 Edinburgh Early Music Summer School (Rory McCleery) Lacock

31-6 Beauchamp Early Music Week

August 2022

14-21 Baroque Week at Caversham

September 2022

2-4 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque (Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross)

4-9 Lacock. Trogir Music Week (Patrick Craig)

9-11 Jackdaws. The City Musick

Sat 17 NWEMF Convent music workshop for female voices & soft instruments (Laurie Stras)

October 2022

Sat 15 NWEMF Lancaster. Dunkeld Part Books for singers (Rory McCleery)



to 24 London Handel Festival

Thur 7 London, St George’s Hanover Sq, 7pm. Handel & Hendrix Young Talent Scheme – an evening of baroque music

Thur 7 WH Fretwork, Lucy Crowe (sop)

Sun 10 Little Missenden Festival, 3pm. Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Miriam Allan (sop). The Field of the Cloth of Gold

Wed 13 Little Missenden Festival, 5pm & 8pm. Rachel Podger. Baroque music for solo violin by Bach, Tartini & Biber

Wed 13 WH Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. CPE Bach, JS Bach

Fri 15 Little Missenden Festival 8pm. Joglaresa

Sun 17 Little Missenden Festival 3pm. Siglo de Oro. A Hymn to the Virgin

20-24 Brighton Early Music Festival

Thur 21 WH Mahan Esfahani (hpschd). Bach: before & after

Fri 22 WH The English Concert. Purcell & Handel

Sat 23 London, St Mary’s Bourne St, SW1, 7.30. Renaissance Singers. Celebrating Josquin – master of the notes

Tues 26 WH La Nuova Musica. Monteverdi: Vespers

Thur 28 London, St Peter’s Eaton Sq, 7.30. Orlando Chamber Choir. (Gl)Oriana – Tunes of Tudor Tumult

Thur 28 WH Arcangelo, Avi Avital (mandolin). Vivaldi & Bach

Sat 30 Ripon Cathedral Great Hall. The Gesualdo Six: English Motets.


Sun 7 Zoom recording + Q&A with David Allinson of the Renaissance Singers concert on 23 October Celebrating Josquin – master of the notes

Fri 12 Amersham, St Mary’s, 4pm & 8pm. Amersham Festival Chamber Orchestra (modern insts). JS Bach, Pachelbel, Handel

12-24 Teddington. Richmond Opera. Lampe: The Dragon of Wantley

Sun 14 Music in New Malden, 3pm. GSMD Historical Performance Dept. Baroque music.

19-28 Brighton Early Music Festival online

Tues 30 WH Les Arts Florissants


Sun 5 WH Gothic Voices

Fri 10 Little Missenden Festival, 8pm. The Melstock Band. Christmas Frolics

Fri 10 WH Gabrieli Consort & Players. Bach

Sat 11 London, St George’s Bloomsbury, 7.30. Renaissance Singers. Advent/Christmas concert

Mon 13 WH Vox Luminis. Christmas music

Sat 18 WH Dunedin Consort. Handel: Messiah

Mon 20 WH Solomon’s Knot. Bach

Thur 23 WH Arcangelo. Christmas music

January 2022

Fri 7 Amersham, St. Mary’s, 8pm. Amersham Festival Chamber Orchestra (modern insts). Italian Concert for the New Year


25-27 February 2022 I Fagiolini singing weekend at Hawkwood

Early Music Forum websites

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EMFS - Early Music Forum of Scotland
MEMF - Midlands Early Music Forum
NEEMF - North East Early Music Forum
NWEMF- North West Early Music Forum
SEMF - Southern Early Music Forum
SWEMF - South West Early Music Forum
TVEMF - Thames Valley Early Music Forum

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Updated 13/10/2021. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments