Live workshop directed by Patrick Craig

More music inspired by the two Marys, (plus some of the pieces mentioned in Patrick's September Zoom talk), with an emphasis on Spanish/Portuguese composers. For voices plus strings (especially lower strings) and lower soft wind (eg Bass and GB recorders). Booking is now open.Go to online booking form or download further information and paper booking […]

Tradition and invention in the sacred music of William Byrd

‘Framed to the life of the words’Tradition and invention in the sacred music of William ByrdAn online talk by David Allinson Thursday 2 February 2023, 7.30–9.00 pm William Byrd died on 4th July 1623. This year is certain to see many workshops, concerts and recordings celebrating his achievement. In this live Zoom talk David Allinson will […]

Byrd and his contemporaries

Directed by John Bryan Scaynes Hill Village Centre Saturday 18 February 2023 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm William Byrd died 400 years ago, in 1623, an octogenarian whose long life witnessed much change, in the monarchy, the church, and in English society. A Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, he served Queen Elizabeth and James I loyally, but his […]

Not mortals but angels

Convent polyphony from the 13th - 16th centuriesWorkshop for female voices plus instruments Directed by Laurie Stras Saturday 11 March 2023 @ 10:30 am – 5:15 pm Bosham Village Hall For female voices (SAT) plus strings, soft wind, and continuo instruments. Booking for this event closed on 28th February. We will only be able to accept late applications if […]

Workshop for instruments

Directed by Emily White Sunday 30 April 2023 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm Normandy Village Hall (just NW of Guildford) Online booking form (preferred) Download further details and paper booking form (PDF)

Verse Anthems

A workshop for voices and instruments on Verse Anthems (Byrd and his contemporaries) on Saturday 24th June directed by Bill Hunt. Voices, viols, and soft wind (recorders, flutes, well-behaved bass curtals) are all welcome. (Verses will be sung by sections, not as solos, so all singers will have plenty to do!)  *** Workshop full apart from […]

Bach’s B minor Mass

Live workshop directed by John Hancorn on choruses from Bach’s B minor Mass, for singers and orchestra (ie appropriate instruments!) Pitch A=440. Headcorn, Kent 12 September: still room for a few more sopranos Online booking form (preferred) Further details and paper booking form (PDF)

What about Weelkes?

Live workshop for singers on the music of Weelkes, led by Will Dawes and Katie Banks. Weelkes died on 30th November 1623. Bosham, near Chichester On-line booking form (preferred) Download paper booking form and further details

Workshop directed by David Allinson

Regina Caeli: Polychoral Motets for Mary David Allinson will direct a live workshop of larger-scale works for voices and instruments. Scaynes Hill (near Haywards Heath) This workshop is now full.  At this time of year there could be some late cancellations, so we are maintaining a waiting list.  If you would like to come, please […]

Online talk by David Allison

'Regina Caeli, Regina Mundi': musical veneration of the Virgin Mary in the Spanish Golden Age.  The talk will be recorded for those not able to hear it on the night. Flyer with further details (including a link to the online booking form) Online booking form You can pay by bank transfer (preferred) or by cheque

Instrumental workshop directed by Oliver Webber

Headcorn Village Hall Church Lane, Headcorn

The workshop will include dances by Lorenzo Allegri written for entertainments at the Florentine court (c. 1612); a 16-part canzona by Tiburtio Massaino; Jubilate Deo in 16 parts by Lambert de Sayve, and Giovanni Gabrieli’s  Canzona in echo a 12. Open to the following instruments: Cornetts, sackbuts, curtals/dulcians, recorders, viol and violin family, plucked continuo.  […]

Gaudeamus: a workshop for singers and players directed by Peter Syrus

Scaynes Hill Village Centre Lewes Road, Scaynes Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom

Peter Syrus will direct his new programme of borrowings in Spanish church music of the Golden Age. Bookings for recorder players are now full. Singers: more tenors needed. Online booking form (preferred) Paper booking form and further details