About MEMF

IMG_2744Midlands Early Music Forum is an organisation which exists to promote all aspects of early music in the Midlands of England. It is one of a number of regional fora, which between them cover most areas of the UK. Each forum was set up by a group of enthusiasts, and each has its own aims and aspirations. We are members of Making Music

MEMF is an open forum. It brings together amateur and professional musicians, singers and dancers, researchers, teachers and pupils, instrument makers, costumiers, and enthusiasts. At a recent Annual General Meeting, one of our newer members commented on what a friendly and welcoming atmosphere she experienced at worshops.

Robert Hollingworth Tutors a Bach weekend eventWe concentrate on music from the Mediaeval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. We’re very proud of our workshop programme which aims to provide opportunities across this wide spectrum of historic creativity. Recent workshop tutors have included Philip Thorby, Jeffry Skidmore, Roger Hollingsworth and Andrew Kirkman to name only a few.

See our Events Diary for details of upcoming events. We aim to use venues which are in reach of public transport and in different locations around the Midlands area so there should be something you can get to. And in a bid to encourage the next generation, Students can come free of charge.

Find us on  Facebook where you are welcome to upload your own reviews or photos of our events.

We hope to see you soon!

Recent Posts

Autumn Goodies

The new season begins with selections from Purcell’s King Arthur under the tutelage of John Hancorn, with opportunities for some solo singing and a special request for the Chorus of Cold People!

October features the Noodle Factory –  the art of Improvisation, Ornamentation and Decoration with the excellent Paula Chateaneuf. Singers and instrumentalists should avail themselves of this opportunity to  overcome natural bashfulness and have a go.

In November we welcome back the ever popular Philip Thorby for a two day workshop on movements from Benevoli’s Missa Tiracorda – a rare opportunity to experience this little known multichoral work.

Then it’s December and Ali Kinder will be serving up some lesser known Christmas music for voices and instruments interspersed with mince pies and stollen – can you resist?


  1. Sing as though the sun is beating down on the back of your neck…
  2. How to make your brain ache while your heart melts
  3. Temptation
  4. Christmas is Coming
  5. New Season
  6. Summer Outings
  7. Hope you can come!
  8. A new Photo Gallery
  9. A Christmas Feast For The Musical Soul