Early music courses in and around East Anglia

Benslow Music Trust

Early Music courses


For details of scheduled courses click here.


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

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

In East Anglia the leading source of Early Music instruction is the annual
Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools
which take place over two weeks in August.

The tuition is of a high standard and the facilities at Girton College, Cambridge, are excellent.

30 July - 6 August 2017

The Monteverdi Legacy:

Venetian Music from Monteverdi to Vivaldi

Very limited availability left on this course (mid-April)

6 - 12 August 2017

Made in Venice

Willaert, de Rore, Ganassi and Bassano, masters of the 16th century
Some availability left on this course (mid-April)

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Closing date for applications: 1 May


23 – 29 July 2017

Wotton House, Horton Road, Gloucester, GL1 3PT

Director:  Philip Thorby 

Tutor:  David Hatcher


"Following our hugely successful 'Christmas in July' last year, this year we explore Renaissance music from the other great festival in the Christian calendar: HOLY WEEK. From Lamentations and settings of Stabat Mater to triumphant Easter motets, this is a repertoire of unrivalled depth and variety. A core work will be Brumel's great twelve-part 'Missa Et Ecce Terrae Motus' (the Earthquake Mass), which Orlandus Lassus himself directed and sang at the Munich court. The different combinations of voices and instruments which the 'Beauchamp' week uniquely provides will also be kept fully occupied with large-scale seasonal motets by German and Venetian composers including - of course! - Gabrieli." 

Booking information

Baroque Week 2017

13-20 August
Queen Anne’s School, Caversham
Artistic Director: Theresa Caudle
Music from the time of Lully and Rameau including Les Indes Galantes

This year's playing day is on Sunday 26th March at Burnham Grammar School, Bucks.

Jill Caudle writes that early application is advised for those wanting to secure an ensuite room.
website and booking

William Summers writes:

Last year’s workshop for recorder consort proved enjoyable and successful, and so I have decided to run workshops for both flutes and recorders this year at the Tack Room, Snape Maltings.

14 and 30 August [mornings]

Further information about these events is available via https://www.lokimusic.co.uk/calendar

Cambridge Woodwind Makers

A full progamme is already booked for 2017 but they are always adding more courses and events so keep an eye on the website, newsletters and Facebook page.

See website for currently planned courses, dates and links to book. Some courses are already almost full so please book ahead to avoid disappointment.


Updated 27/05/2017. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments