Early music courses in and around East Anglia

Benslow Music Trust

Early Music courses

For details of scheduled courses click here.

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@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 setting at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, is atmospheric.

Both courses were cancelled for 2020.

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.
PPOSTPONED until 2021

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.

Baroque Week 2020

Chamber music summer school

Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, Berkshire

The 2020 course had to be cancelled.
he planned dates for Baroque Week 2021 are 15th-22nd August.


HISS 2020

The Director and Administrators regret that the summer school for 2020 is CANCELLED.
Anyone wishing to make a donation is asked to contact the organisers on hissenquiries@gmail.com.

For HISS at Home go to
Lockdown Links or visit http://www.hiss.org.uk

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Updated 17/08/2020. Please contact the EEMF committee with comments