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Regular Courses and Workshops

Early Music Mornings, Henstridge

Frances Eustace is starting a weekly session for Early Music enthusiasts to play together. It will initially be a mixed ensemble with the possibility of splitting into smaller consorts or expanding to involve voices depending on the interests of the participants. The sessions will be led and lightly tutored by Frances but will have the feel of a club rather than a class. Further Details


Historical Dance with Ann Hinchliffe of the Historical Dance Society (formerly Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society).

Evenings, 7.30pm - 9.30pm: first Thursdays in Dorchester, fourth Thursdays in Castle Cary.
Afternoons, 1.30pm - 4pm: second Sundays in Bridport, third Sundays in Barrington village near Ilminster.

Contact Ann Hinchliffe for details including postcodes. No previous experience needed. Each class stands alone; pay £5 on the door.

January - August 2018 will give a grounding in dances from around 1500 to 1660.
September - November 2018 will focus on the long 18th century, Restoration to Regency.

northsquarehistoricaldance.wordpress.com
01935 472771 or thedancingmaster@outlook.com.


Historical Dance with Philippa Waite (Artistic Director: Consort de Danse Baroque)

Beginners welcome, no previous dance experience necessary and you don't have to bring a partner.
New students are welcome to join at any point in the term and there is no requirement to attend every class.

www.ukbaroquedance.com

Whipton Community Hall, Pinhoe Road, Exeter EX4 8AD
First Friday of the month: 9th February, 2nd March, 4th May, 1st June, 6th July.
7pm - 9pm: Dance Through The Ages
Social dances from the Middle Ages to the Early Twentieth Century, including the Elizabethan and English Regency periods.
9pm - 9.30pm: Baroque Steps
Suitable for use in country dances from the Restoration to the Regency period.
For more details please see: www.ukbaroquedance.com

Claverton Down Community Hall, Claverton Down Road, Bath BA2 6DT
Saturdays, monthly: 10th February, 10th March, 21st April, 5th May, 9th June, 14th July.
10:45am – 12:45pm: Baroque Dance, all levels, beginners welcome.
1:45pm – 3:45pm: Baroque Dance, intermediate/advanced.
For more details please see: www.ukbaroquedance.com



Other Courses & Workshops

February

10th-11th: Dorset Bach Cantata Club, Sturminster Newton
Sturminster Newton High School, Honeymead Lane, Sturminster Newton, Dorset
The Club, founded in 1955, meets in Sturminster Newton on 3 weekends a year to study the cantatas of J S Bach, and related Baroque choral and orchestral works. New singers are always welcome.
Programme:
Bach, J S: Cantata BWV 109 Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinen Unglauben
Bach, J S: Cantata BWV 27 Wer weiss, wie nahe mir mein Ende
2017-2018 Programme
www.dorsetbach.org.uk


Sat. 17th: Come and Sing St Matthew's Passion, Swindon
Christ Church, Cricklade Street, Old Town, Swindon, Wilts SN1 3HG
Come and Sing Workshop with Robin Nelson and Greg Hallam
Swindon Choral Society invites you to join them for a singing workshop looking at the choruses and chorales of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, with an informal performance at the end of the day. The day will be led by the composer and musical director Robin Nelson, together with baritone and choral conductor Greg Hallam with organ accompaniment by Tim Eyles.
Further Details
swindonchoral.org.uk


19th-21st: Real Roots! Residential course with Piva
Halsway Manor, nr Taunton, Somerset
This will be Piva's third residential music course at Halsway Manor. This is your chance to come and play with Piva, explore popular dance and ballad music of the late 16th century on an array of instruments. All instruments welcomed and there will be opportunities to try curtals, crumhorns, shawms, bagpipes - and more! There will be an open concert on the Tuesday evening, 21st February.
halswaymanor.org.uk


May

13th-14th: Dorset Bach Cantata Club, Sturminster Newton
Sturminster Newton High School, Honeymead Lane, Sturminster Newton, Dorset
The Club, founded in 1955, meets in Sturminster Newton on 3 weekends a year to study the cantatas of J S Bach, and related Baroque choral and orchestral works. New singers are always welcome.
Programme:
Bach, J S: Cantata BWV 208 Was mir behagt (Hunt Cantata)
Bach, J S: Cantata BWV 112 Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt
2017-2018 Programme
www.dorsetbach.org.uk


July

22nd-28th: Beauchamp Early Music Couse, Gloucester
Wotton House, Horton Road, Gloucester GL1 3PT
"ANGELS and MINISTERS OF GRACE...", directed by Philip Thorby. The course is open to singers and instrumentalists and is unique in that, with its strong brass and loud wind sections, it is possible to play large scale pieces. We are able to offer bedroom accommodation in addition to camping/local B&Bs. For more information (leaflet, booking form, etc) visit www.gamusic.co.uk and follow the link to holiday music courses or email earlymusic@gamusic.co.uk. Feedback quote from 2017: Lovely music, lovely food, lovely people ... what more could one ask?!


Regular Courses and Workshops

Dillington House, Ilminster
Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT
A variety of courses including Music Appreciation and Singing Workshops.
Course Brochure
www.dillington.com


Halsway Manor, Somerset
Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4BD
The National Centre for Folk Arts at Halsway Manor is a charity and the only residential centre in the world concentrating on the varied folk heritage of England. Nestling in the Quantock Hills within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it hosts courses, events and projects within this unique and magical setting. Set in six beautiful acres of gardens and grounds the manor has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, a range of comfortable bedrooms, great food and a beautiful panelled bar.
halswaymanor.org.uk


Hawkwood College, Stroud
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud GL6 7QW
Hawkwood is an ethical centre providing courses, facilitating training and offering venue hire, set in a beautiful location in the Cotswolds.Hawkwood was established as an independent centre for learning in 1948 and today the registered charity offers an extensive array of courses. Both residential and non residential, ranging from one day to a weekend or week, the leading edge courses offer a unique mix of new, creative and exciting content often not otherwise available. Founded on Rudolf Steiner's anthrosophical values, Hawkwood endeavours to uphold his beliefs which have had such a profound and positive influence on education, the arts and agriculture. The course programme has broadened and diversified over the years to realign the original design of Rudolf Steiner with the changes of our ever evolving world, but the original Steiner impulse is always at the heart of this organisation.
www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk


Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Frome
Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NY
Jackdaws is dedicated to improving participation in and enjoyment of music through weekend courses, Education projects, a Young Artists Programme and performances by world class musicians.
www.jackdaws.org.uk


Lyme Recorder Courses, Lyme Regis
Victoria House, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3LP
We run recorder courses at all levels from beginners to Diploma for around 10 - 12 players with some of the best tutors from around the world. We welcome many non-playing spouses and partners, who enjoy the surroundings and the warm and friendly atmosphere.
www.recordercourseslyme.com



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