Patrick Craig on Chant and Polyphony

Zoom event As a beacon of light in the dark days of January, Patrick Craig will lift our spirits with a zoom session on ‘Chant and the origins of Polyphony’. The Old Testament book of Psalms is full of exhortations to worship God with song. But for the majority of history music has been shared […]


David Allinson live workshop for singers

Headcorn Village Hall Church Lane, Headcorn

Headcorn We are pleased to announce that we are running a live choral workshop with David Allinson on Saturday 26 February at Headcorn in Kent.  Covid permitting!  It is called ‘Preserve us O Lord! – Harmonious music for distracted tymes’.  Music has long been a source of consolation and strength at times of crisis and […]

Rory McCleery on Gesualdo’s 5-part motets

Zoom event. Book now for this Zoom workshop led by Rory McCleery (founder and director of the Marian Consort) on Gesualdo’s motets. A dramatic story and some gorgeous music! In this workshop Rory will focus on Gesualdo's collection of motets for 5 voices, showing how these combined mellifluous polyphony like Palestrina’s with the chromatic style […]

Alison Kinder live workshop for voices & instruments

Bosham near Chichester Alison Kinder invites singers and instrumentalists to join her on a musical "Grand Tour" of Europe - Candlemas in Germany, Lent in Spain, Italy for Easter (with Ascension day in Venice), and returning home for summer in England. Lots of gorgeous music - you can find more details on the flyer (see link below). […]

Machaut and the Magic of the Mediaeval

Scaynes Hill Village Centre, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 7PG A live workshop directed by Lizzie Gutteridge. This workshop will offer an introduction to some of Machaut's most famous works, alongside a few less familiar numbers and a brief foray into the earlier Montpelier Manuscript where music from the previous generation provides us with […]

Handel, ‘Israel in Egypt’

A live workshop for voices and instruments directed by John Hancorn. We have a treat in store on Saturday 4th June in Chichester - we've booked John Hancorn to direct a (live) workshop for SEMF on Handel's Israel in Egypt - lots of dramatic choruses for double choir! The workshop is open to singers, strings, […]

“Mary, Mary, quite contrary” – Zoom talk

Zoom talk by Patrick Craig on music inspired by the Blessed Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene. Some of the greatest music ever written has been inspired by the Blessed Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene. Both women have been shrouded in myths and misunderstandings which a deeper investigation of art, scripture and poetry can help to […]

Workshop for voices and instruments

Directed by Gawain Glenton Smarden Charter Hall, Smarden (near Ashford), Kent. This workshop will focus on the works of Heinrich Schütz and his lesser-known German 17th-century contemporaries such as Johann Stadlmayr, Hans Leo Hassler and Johann Staden. Pitch is A=440. N.B. The event will take place on a Sunday. Download booking form and further details […]