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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, Exeter

Whipton Community Hall, Pinhoe Road, Exeter EX4 8AD
First Friday of the month: 3rd March, 7th April, 5th May, 2nd June, 7th July

6.00pm - 7.30pm: Baroque Dance
From the 17th to 18th centuries, a precursor of classical ballet, danced at royal balls and on the stage.

7.30pm - 9.30pm: Dance Through The Ages
From the Middle Ages to the Early Twentieth Century, including the Elizabethan an English Regency periods.

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

For more details please see: www.ukbaroquedance.com



Other Courses & Workshops

March

4th: East Cornwall Bach Choir singing day, Liskeard
Liskeard Methodist Church, Liskeard, Cornwall
Vivaldi's Gloria and Magnificat, directed by Chris Howarth with string quartet, oboist Austin Blackburn, and pianist Jonathan Delbridge
www.ecbc.co.uk


19th - 24th: Corsham Voice Workshop, Wiltshire
Corsham, Wiltshire
A vocal technique course led by Ghislaine Morgan.
A crash course in vocal technique with a much sought-after teacher, for choral singers of all ages and nationalities. It is designed to appeal to the amateur singer who enjoys singing in a small ensemble or chamber choir. The workshop takes place in the Town Hall in the centre of the Wiltshire town of Corsham. The course will cater to those who have had some vocal training and those who have had none. The numbers are kept low so that all participants can be given individual attention.
www.lacock.org


April

Sun. 23rd: Viol Workshop, Tewkesbury
A viol workshop tutored by Simone Eckert of Hamburger Ratsmusik
Further information and bookings: Jill Davies 01684 850112 oldchapelcourt@btinternet.com.


29th - 1st May: Sherborne Early Music Workshop Weekend, Sherborne
Sherborne Girls School, Sherborne, Dorset
Tutors: Uri Smilansky and Emily White
Pearls from the Venetian Renaissance: A three-day course for voices and instruments focussing on music from the golden age of Venetian polyphony, for singers (all voice types) and players of cornetts, sackbuts and dulcian. Continuo players are also welcome. Singers should be prepared to sing one-to-a-part if necessary.
www.sherborneearlymusic.com


May

Sat. 13th: Budleigh Music Festival Choral Day, Budleigh Salterton
St Peterís Church, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6LR
Come and celebrate Monteverdiís 450th Birthday! Open to singers of all abilities.
Director - Nigel Perrin, Accompanist Ė David Davies, Music Ė Monteverdiís Cantate Domino and Ave Maris Stella and more; plus other composers.
http://budleighmusicfestival.co.uk


14th - 16th: Dillington House Recorder Course, Somerset
Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT
This is an ensemble course for upper intermediate level recorder players. We shall play as a large conducted ensemble, exploring music in many different styles and from all periods of music from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. The music to be studied will utilise all sizes of recorder, from descant to contrabass. Students are required to have the ability to play in F and C fingerings. The repertoire will include some Renaissance multi-choir pieces along with music by Gabrieli, Purcell, Challinger and others. All music will be provided.
www.dillington.com


Sat. 27th: Harry Christophers and the Sixteen, Choral Workshop, Truro
Truro School, Truro, Cornwall
Led by associate conductor and bass Eamonn Dougan and practical scholar and singer Sally Dunkley, local singing enthusiasts are treated to a session of vocal coaching including advice on breathing technique, invigorating warm-ups, voice production and insights into the historical context of the music.
thesixteen.com


June

Sat. 24th: Bath SRP Renaissance Music Singing and Playing Day, Bath
The conductor will be Malcom Hill: Composer, conductor and concert improviser (organ). He has been conducting the Chandos Singers in Bath since 2000, and is Musical Director of Bath Chamber Opera (since 2011).
Further details and application form


July

23rd - 29th: Beauchamp Early Music Course, Gloucester
Wotton House, Horton Road, Gloucester GL1 3PT
"Holy Week" directed by Philip Thorby and David Hatcher. 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. The course has a new home this year at Wotton House, a quiet oasis in the city of Gloucester.
Further Details
For more information visit www.gamusic.co.uk and follow the link to holiday music courses, or email earlymusic@gamusic.co.uk


29th - 5th August: Dartington Summer School - Week 1, Devon
Dartington Hall, nr Totnes, Devon
Week 1: Stories in Transit, a Florentine marriage, Early music, Improvisation and Poetry.
www.dartington.org


August

5th - 12th: Dartington Summer School - Week 2, Devon
Dartington Hall, nr Totnes, Devon
Week 2: The English Identity: Baroque Music, Folk Music, and Creative Writing.
www.dartington.org


September

Sat. 9th: Harry Christophers and the Sixteen, Choral Workshop, Tewkesbury
George Watson Hall, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Led by associate conductor and bass Eamonn Dougan and practical scholar and singer Sally Dunkley, local singing enthusiasts are treated to a session of vocal coaching including advice on breathing technique, invigorating warm-ups, voice production and insights into the historical context of the music.
thesixteen.com



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