26th July – 2nd August 2014
College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham City
A long-established course for all aspects of early music, in one of Britain’s loveliest cities.
Musical Director Ralph Woodward.
Recorder tutors are Alan Davis, Manfred Harras, Laura Hird, Jane Rumney and Mary Tyers,
and viols are taught by Elizabeth Dodd, Alison Kinder, Andrew Fowler, Susanna Pell and Jacqui Robertson-Wade.
Classes also in Lute (Martin Eastwell and Stewart McCoy), Baroque strings (Duncan Druce), Solo singing (Clare Griffel) and Harpsichord (Ralph Woodward). There is a wide variety of ensemble work, plus choir, orchestra, dance, lectures, concerts and more. .
Brochure and enrolment forms from Jane Beeson, enquiriesnorvisorguk (enquiriesnorvisorguk) , 01652 678230.
Sun 17th to Sat 23rd Aug
Early Music Summer School
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH
Tutors: Roger Wilkes (Head Tutor, Vocal), Deborah Catterall (Vocal), Elizabeth Dodd (Viol), Philip Gruar (Recorder), Hugh Cherry (Lute)
For competent singers, viol and recorder players, covering music c1450-c1650. Instruction in choral/solo singing, viol and recorder playing, plus vocal technique and various consorts. Plenary music-making sessions, lectures and opportunities to try something new (instrument or voice) – a marvellously rich musical cocktail!
This Early Music Summer School is a brand-new venture, hopefully the first of many at Higham! Aimed in particular at competent singers, and players of viol and/or recorder, applications will also be welcomed from players (at any level) of the lute, while we will welcome enquiries from any potentially-interested participant – singer or player – who will welcome an introduction to music of the Renaissance and Early Baroque periods, and who would appreciate guidance before submitting an application.
The Summer School will begin with tea on the afternoon of Sunday 17 August, while the course will disperse after breakfast on the morning of Saturday 23 August.
A more detailed course programme will be agreed by tutors in response to musical specialisms and interests indicated on participants’ application forms, which will be required after a place has been requested.
Cost: Residential: £590 Non-residential: £399
Further information: http://www.highamhall.com/course/m2421-early-music-summer-school/
18th – 22nd August 2014
Historically Informed Summer School
Scarborough Campus (of Hull University)
Acknowledging both the Tour de France in Yorkshire, and World War I commemorations, HISS 2014 follows a “love and war” theme and French repertoire. As usual there will be Alexander Technique available, and sessions for both readers & non-readers. There will again be the popular “Shorties” and the thrilling Tutors concert.
Recorder tutors: Laura Cannell, Mary Tyers
Cost: Residential £455; Non-residential: £395 (early bird prices)
Fri 26th – Sun 28th September 2014
Recorders, Voices and Viols
Farncombe Estate Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7LJ
Tutor: Andrew Collis
Enjoy a weekend with a variety of music for recorders, voices and viols in a relaxed and friendly class. We will explore works from the Renaissance, Baroque and even a splash of Modern, looking at the sonorities and variety of approaches to mixed consort playing and singing.
Cost: Single: £290 Double/Twin : £270 Non-residential: £191
Tel: 0333 456 8580