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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 Philippa Waite (Artistic Director: Consort de Danse Baroque), Exeter

Whipton Community Hall, Pinhoe Road, Exeter EX4 8AD
First Friday of the month: 6th October, 3rd November, 1st December

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

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



Other Courses & Workshops

September

22nd-24th: Early Music at Discoed, Powys
Upper House, Discoed, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2NW
Early Music at Discoed 2017 celebrates the joyous music of Handel, with a two-day workshop led by our Musical Director, David Hatcher, and Philip Thorby - both well known for their scholarly and musical insights into historical performance. We shall study Handelís settings of the Te Deum. The Dettingen Te Deum was composed in celebration of the victory over the French at the battle of Dettingen in June 1743. This was the last occasion on which a reigning British monarch led his army onto the field. The earlier Utrecht Te Deum, first performed in July 1713 at St Paulís Cathedral, celebrated the peace of Utrecht, a short-lived peace that ended the Spanish war of Succession. Singers and players of all orchestral stringed instruments, trumpets, oboes and bassoons are welcome.
Discoed 2017 Leaflet


October

Mon. 2nd: Flanders Recorder Quartet Workshop and Concert, Bristol
St Paul's Church, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2LR
A Programme of music scanning several centuries.
www.eventbrite.co.uk
There will be a playing afternoon with the quartet before the concert. Book this after you have clicked the 'checkout' button when buying the concert tickets (this is an optional Additional Item at the bottom of the page).
If you would like to attend the playing day, but can't attend the concert, please contact UKTour@flanders-recorder-quartet.be


7th - 8th: Sherborne Early Music: Gabrieli at Evensong, Sherborne
English Organ School & Museum Milborne Port, and Sherborne Abbey
Join us for a weekend of sumptuous Italian renaissance music in the ancient Dorset town of Sherborne. This two-day course culminates with evensong in Sherborne's beautiful abbey, performing alongside the abbey choir directed by Paul Ellis. A busy itinerary will involve: preparing repertoire for evensong (including Giovanni Gabrieli's superb Magnificat a14 and suitable canzonas) and a workshop session dedicated to 'Ornamenting Without Fear'.
www.sherborneearlymusic.com


Sat. 7th: Laetare Singers Choral Day, Bristol
St Peterís Church, Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4LD
Conducted by Sally Dunkley.
As the leading composer in Elizabethan England and a Catholic, William Byrd managed to avoid the persecution that many others suffered; he wrote fine, English-texted music for the Chapel Royal. We will be singing his eight-part motet Quomodo cantabimus and another motet O Lord make thy servant Elizabeth. We will also be exploring one of Robert Whiteís settings of Christe Qui Lux and also works by Robert Parsons and Thomas Tallis. The exact choice of works to be sung may depend on the number of singers attending and, more crucially, on the number of tenors who apply!
Further Details and Application Form


Sat. 7th: Mid Wessex Singers, Long Sutton, Somerset
Long Sutton Village Hall, Martock Road, Long Sutton, Somerset TA10 9NT
Mid Wessex Singers are celebrating the great composer Monteverdi in his 450th anniversary year as part of an open Come and Sing Day. The day, led by Musical Director, Graham Coatman is aimed to suit a range of musical tastes and abilities and will involve familiarisation with pieces not only by Monteverdi but also Mozart and Morten Lauridsen adding to singers' repertoires.
midwessexsingers.wordpress.com


14th-15th: 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 110 Unser Mund sei voll Lachens
Bach, J S: Cantata BWV 74 Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten
2017-2018 Programme
www.dorsetbach.org.uk


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


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



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