Early Music Summer Schools and Courses 2018

BENSLOW MUSIC COURSES AND CONCERTS 2018



Benslow Music Courses and Concerts 2018

Benslow Music offers residential and day music courses for all genres and levels, and a series of concerts at its beautiful purpose-built campus in Hertfordshire.
 
Benslow Music
Benslow Lane
Hitchin
Hertfordshire SG4 9RB
www.benslowmusic.org
t: 01462 459446
e: info@benslowmusic.org
 

HIGHAM HALL WEEKEND COURSES 16th - 18th March




TWO LINKED COURSES AT HIGHAM HALL
 
RECORDER CONSORT WEEKEND
Tutor: Philip Gruar
18:30 Fri 16 Mar – 12:30 Sun 18 Mar 2018
An opportunity for recorder players to enjoy a weekend of mostly one-to-a-part consort playing, in anything from four to twelve parts, and to discover some possibly unfamiliar music. Mainly Renaissance, but we may extend into some 20th century music too. (Coincides with the VIOL WEEKEND, so we are planning for some interplay!)
 
VIOL CONSORT WEEKEND
Tutor: Elizabeth Dodd
18:30 Fri 16 Mar – 12:30 Sun 18 Mar 2018
Now in its second year at Higham, this friendly course (for all standards except beginner) will focus on consorts by Thomas Lupo, Alphonso Ferrabosco and John Ward. For those who wish there can be some interaction with the recorder course running alongside.

Admin@highamhall.com




EASTER RECORDER COURSE 29th March - 5th April




Thursday 29 March - Thursday 5 April 2018
 

This will be the fourth ERC at The Hayes and the course will begin with afternoon tea on  Thursday 29th  March and finish with lunch on Thursday 5th April 2018 . Course participants must be at least grade 3 standard on both C and F instruments, one must be tenor or bass. Ideally we would like all course members to play bass so that everyone has the opportunity to play the smaller instruments some of the time.

Tutors: Pam Smith, Andrew Collis, Annabel Knight, Janice Ormerod, Josef Manser, Ruth Burbidge, Brian Blood


Email:
jan.epps57@gmail.com
Phone:
01752 481193
Website: https://www.recordersforall.org.uk/

ASCOT EARLY MUSIC COURSE 4th - 9th April




Easter Early Music Course -
4-9 April , 2018
St George's School, Wells Lane, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7DZ

This popular and highly acclaimed course provides an excellent opportunity for experienced players of period instruments to work on early music in a chamber setting. Under the guidance of our team of expert tutors, highly regarded as performers and teachers, participants are able to develop their technical and musical skills in an informal, friendly and supportive environment.

Tutors:  Tom Beets, David Hatcher, Alison Kinder, Asako Morikawa, Emma Murphy, Philip Thorby

Email: admin@easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk
Website: www.easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk

DARTINGTON INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL & FESTIVAL




Dartington International Summer School & Festival 2018

Early Music courses at Dartington are part of a packed summer programme, curated by Artistic Director Joanna MacGregor. An opportunity for those with a passion for Renaissance, Medieval, and Baroque music to learn from musicians at the top of their profession. Courses include Advanced Baroque Orchestra, Renaissance Wind Band, Dartington Choir and Chamber Choir, plus individual and group coaching for strings, viols, lutes, and wind and brass players at all levels. Among this year’s tutors are Clare Wilkinson, Gillian Keith, Tom Randle, Robert Howarth, Pavlo Beznosiuk, Fretwork, The City Musick, Lynda Sayce… and many more!


Website: www.dartington.org/whats-on/summer-school/

NORVIS - EARLY MUSIC COURSE 28th July - 4th August 2018




NORVIS 28 July - 4 August 2018

College of St Hild & St Bede, Durham

The Northumbrian Recorder and Viol School (NORVIS) covers a broad range of early music interests, welcoming viol-players, recorder-players, lutenists and baroque string enthusiasts as well as renaissance instrument and harpsichord players – not to mention solo and choral singers. There is a very generous provision of expert tutors.

But more than that, NORVIS is enjoyable, sociable and has a friendly rapport between tutors and participants.

Email:
enquiries@norvis.org.uk
Website: www.norvis.org.uk

HIGHAM HALL 5th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL 2018




Early Music Summer School 2018 
August 5 - August 11 
Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH

A very warm welcome to our 5th Early Music Summer School is offered to competent singers and players of viol, recorder and lute. This very friendly course, which covers music c1450-c1650, offers ‘first study’ instruction in choral/solo singing, viol, lute, and recorder playing, plus small group repertoire sessions; many optional activities (including dance, vocal consorts, ‘try an instrument’, mixed string-and-wind consorts, vocal workshops, musical facsimile and many more); and various plenary sessions.

A marvellously rich musical cocktail amid a glorious setting (good accommodation, friendly staff, fantastic food)!

Further Information and Application instructions are below.

Tutors:
Roger Wilkes (Head Tutor, Vocal), Deborah Catterall (Vocal), Elizabeth Dodd (Viol, Renaissance Dance), Philip Gruar (Recorder), Hugh Cherry (Lute)

Phone: 01768 776276
Website: www.highamhall.com
 

WOODHOUSE RECORDER WEEKEND 6th - 9th August




Woodhouse Recorder Weekend 6 - 9 August
Owlpen Manor, nr Uley, Glos, GL11 5BZ

The Advanced course (6th - 9th August 2018) is aimed at players of a standard equivalent to Grade 8 of the UK examination boards or higher, and aged 16 or over. There is no upper age limit, although full residence is only offered up to the age of 25. The course is ideal for those preparing for auditions, examinations or diplomas, including college and university students, or those simply wishing to develop performance skills and enhance existing knowledge. For our Summer Junior Day for players up to 18 - see our website for details

Contact Annabel Knight info@woodhouserecorderweek.co.uk
Tel; 01285 771155
Web: www.woodhouserecorderweek.co.uk


HISTORICALLY INFORMED SUMMER SCHOOL (HISS) 13-17 AUGUST




HISTORICALLY INFORMED SUMMER SCHOOL - HISS

Monday 13th - Friday 17th August, Bishop Burton College York Road, Bishop Burton, East Yorkshire, HU17 8QG

If you like early music, traditional and folk music, or classical music, HISS is for you. HISS - the Historically Informed Summer School - is an international residential summer school which explores early music and folk and traditional music, and the connections and common ground between them. It is a unique opportunity to try a rewarding repertoire. If you are new to this repertoire, or come to it from a classical background, HISS offers a chance to experience early and traditional music in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. For more experienced singers and players, students and professionals, our excellent team of tutors provide a stimulating environment in which to explore the repertoire in depth.

Tutors:
Rebecca Austen-Brown (recorder, early fiddle), Anne Marie Christensen & Amelie Addison (Baroque violin & cello), Graham Coatman (Course Director, choral training & keyboards), Vivien Ellis (voice), Stewart Hardy (violin/fiddle), Jacob Heringman (lute, cittern, renaissance guitar), Susanna Pell (viols & consorts), Mary Tyers (recorders, flutes, crumhorns & recorder consorts)

Enquiries & Further information:
Tel: +44 (0)844 870 6478 
Email: hissenquiries@gmail.com

Website: www.hiss.org.uk

The Early Music Shop will be visiting with an exhibition of early woodwind, recorders, viols, baroque strings, lutes, percussion, accessories and CDs.
hissenquiries@gmail.com