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 occupy two weeks in July & August.

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

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. See the website:


Courses in other areas

1-8 August 2020


A week-long early music course in County Durham. Come and help us celebrate 50 years of this wonderful event
in our new, more accessible and comfortable home in Barnard Castle. We welcome players of recorders,
viols, lutes, baroque strings, harpsichord and voices. There is a wide range of activities with repertoire from
early renaissance to late baroque. We are lavishly staffed with inspirational tutors who also feature strongly in our
evening concerts. Generous bursaries available. See www.norvis.org.uk or email enquiries@norvis.org.uk.

2 – 8 August 2020


Directed by David Hatcher with tutors David Allinson and Sue Addison.
The theme is O quam gloriosam – music inspired by the saints and sainthood.
Venue: Rendcomb College in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Accommodation available on site; all meals provided; 4 tutor-led sessions each full day.

For further information visit www.glosacadmusic.org or email anne@glosacadmusic.org

Quote from 2019 participant: I’ve had a brilliant week; lovely people and very warm atmosphere –
a great experience and highly recommended.

HISS 2020

HISS 2020 will run from the 17th-20th August
As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations it is planned to finish slightly later
this year (4/5pm).

10th Anniversary Celebrations
Plans for the final concert might include:
excerpts from Monteverdi Vespers
Viadana Vespers
also including groups from progressive sessions

New winds tutor for 2020: William Lyons


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Updated 06/12/2019. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments