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

BAROQUE WEEK (26 July – 2 August 2020)
Baroque Dresden: The Musical Melting Pot

The Parley of Instruments
Director: Peter Holman

RENAISSANCE WEEK (2–9 August 2020)
The Triumphs of Maximilian: Music from the time of Emperor Maximilian I

The Courtiers of Grace
Co-Directors: Claire Wilkinson & Gawain Glenton


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:

www.cambridgewoodwindmakers.org


Courses in other areas



Chalemie
Tuesday 31 March to Sunday 5 April 2020

Chalemie will hold its 22nd Summer School in Early Music, Dance, Period Costume Making and Commedia. Leading performers from the group will direct a series of workshops on 17th/18th century music, song, dance, commedia and costume making, with a particular emphasis on the English repertoire of this period.

At Headington School, Oxford

The Chalemie Summer School is for everyone interested in performing music, song, dance or commedia, or any combination of these, together with period costume making. While its focus is on the 17th/18th centuries, it is not restricted to this period alone.

Further information and a full brochure HERE.


1-8 August 2020

NORVIS 50

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

BEAUCHAMP EARLY MUSIC COURSE

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
16–23 August

There are still some places available, but last year the course was sold out, so book quickly to secure your place!
Harpsichord and chitarrone players particularly welcome.

We will have the largest team of tutors ever this year with the addition of David Miller (chitarrone);
also Tom Hammond-Davies and Oliver Webber will be joining us for a morning each.

www.baroque-week.org.uk


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).
Option to stay an extra night on the Friday.

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

Booking is now open: http://www.hiss.org.uk





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