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Southern Early Music Forum

The Southern Early Music Forum (SEMF) exists to encourage the singing and playing of early music in southern England. To support this aim, we organise regular tutored workshops and playing days for singers and/or players of appropriate instruments.

A diary of current and forthcoming activities is available from the events menu. Events are normally open to both members and non-members.

From March 2020, Covid 19 restrictions prevented us from holding “live” workshops, but we continued to arrange regular online events. In 2021 we were able to hold two live (socially distanced) workshops, as well as several online workshops and talks. This year (2023) we are planning a full programme of live workshops; we also hope to maintain a limited programme of online events.

See the events menu for details of both live and online events.

Contact information for SEMF’s committee members can be found on the Committee page.

SEMF is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number 1197797)


SEMF produces a regular newsletter to inform members of forthcoming activities and general events in the early music world, as well as reviews of recent SEMF events, books, concerts, and recordings.  The Editor welcomes contributions to the Newsletter from members.

The copy date for the next Newsletter is 23 August 2023.  The Newsletter usually appears within three weeks of that date.