Events Diary

Booking Forms go out to members about six weeks in advance of each event. If you’re not a member, but would be interested in attending one of these excellent events, either as a participant or as audience, please contact our Chairman. See our Contacts Page

Alternatively if the booking form is available to download, simply print it out and send with a cheque for the appropriate amount to the workshop organiser (will be listed on the form)

A plea from the Web Tzarina (Caroline Hogarth) – I believe some people have had problems with downloading forms. If this happens to you please let me know so I can help out, it’s probably something I’ve forgotten to set up.

For a glimpse into the past, go to our Gallery where various people kindly provided photos of events.

Last Update : 25th April 2016

Saturday 21st May 2016

Baroque Band – Handel Concerto Grossi Instrumental workshop for strings, oboes and bassoons A415

Tutor: David Hatcher             Venue: Dale Street Methodist Church,  Leamington Spa

Click here for details in the Instrumental workshop leaflet 21st May


Saturday 18th June 2016

Renaissance Polychoral Music (A440) Instrumental workshop for recorders, voices and viols

Tutor: Alison Kinder                   Venue: The David Turnbull Music School, Solihull  School

Click here for Polychoral leaflet June 16th Combined


Saturday 16th July 2016

Renaissance Fest for Voices and Viols with Strawberries, cream and cake!

Venue: St George’s Church, Rugby

Click here for details and the Renaissance Fest booking form 16th July 2016


Saturday 24th September 2016

Workshop for Voices and instruments – music tba

Tutor: Graham O’Reilly       Venue: Dale Street Methodist Church,   Leamington Spa


Saturday 22nd October 2016 

Workshop for voices and instruments with Philip Thorby

Sunday 23rd October 2016

Baroque Band Workshop with Philip Thorby


Saturday 12th November 2016

Martin Peerson’s Grave Chamber Music of 1630 Workshop for voices, viols and organ to promote a forthcoming recording.

Tutors:Robert Hollingworth and Richard Boothby      


Saturday 10th December 2016

Charpentier- Messe de Minuit

Workshop for voices, treble instruments and organ.

Tutor: Jeffrey Skidmore                         Venue: tba


Saturday 4th January 2017

Workshop for Singers with David Allinson


Past Events

Below is a list of workshops we’ve organised in the past. For older events click here. Whilst we love to tantalise you with the workshop you’ve only just missed, trawling back through over ten years worth was too much misery for one page. On the other hand, if you’d like to fondly reminisce, they’re still there… Of course if you join MEMF we’ll send you all the details in plenty of time and you need never think “if only…” again.

Saturday 16th April 2016

Schein.   Workshop for voices and instruments.

Tutor: Peter Syrus              Venue:  Methodist Church, Blossomhill Road,                                                                                             Solihull

Click here for MEMF Schein Leaflet and Booking Form 16 April 2016


Saturday 12th March 2016

de Rore and Jacquet de Mantua. Workshop for singers.

Tutor: Stephen Rice           Venue: St Nicholas’Church, Warwick

Click here for de Rore and Jacquet leaflet & booking form 12th Mar 2016


Saturday 13th February 2016

Princeley Splendour – Choral music from C18th Rome Workshop for voices and continuo.

Tutor: Peter Leech Venue: St Andrew’s Church Hall, Barnt Green

Click here for Princely Splendour Leaflet & Booking Form 13th Feb 2016


Saturday 5th December 2015

Come and sing /play some of Handel’s Messiah – bring your friends! Mince pies included.

Tutor: Steve Davis Venue: Dale Street Methodist Church, Leamington Spa

Messiah Leaflet and Booking Form 5th Dec 2015

Sunday 15th November 2015

Master classes for pre-formed groups with Philip Thorby

Venue: Solihull Music School

Click here for leaflet and booking form. Thorby Masterclass Leaflet 15th Nov 2015


Saturday 14th November 2015

Andrea Gabrieli – workshop for voices and instruments A440

Tutor: Philip Thorby             Venue: Solihull Music School

Click here for leaflet and booking form: Andrea Gabrieli workshop 14th Nov 2015


Saturday 3rd October 2015

Baroque String Workshop – Purcell and Scheidt A415

Tutor: Kate Fawcett                 Venue: Dorridge Village Hall, Grange Road,                                                                         Dorridge

Click here for the String workshop flyer Oct 2015


Saturday 19th September 2015

Giaches de Wert: Ascendite Jesu and Vox in Rama –  workshop for voices.

Tutor: Will Dawes                Venue: St Faith and St Laurence Church,                                                                                  Harborne

Click here for the De Wert leaflet 19th Sept and De Wert booking form 19th Sept

Saturday 11th July 2015

Johann Jasper Kerll: Missa in fletu solatium Workshop for voices and instruments A440

Tutor: David Hatcher                      Venue: St George’s Church, Rugby


Saturday 6th June 2015  

Rigatti Magnificat – workshop for voices and instruments A440. This workshop will include the AGM at 1.45pm.

Tutor: Richard Roddis               Venue: Solihull School


Saturday 16th May 2015                                                            

 Madrigals – an informal afternoon, singing one / two / three or more to  a  part as you choose.                 Venue: Selly Oak Methodist Church


Saturday 25th April 2015                                                                       

Three Generations of Bach – a workshop for voices and instruments (pitch A415)  to commemorate  Edwin Griggs our past Chairman. Includes a free buffet lunch.

Tutor: Paul Spicer                     Venue: Solihull Methodist Church Hall

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Saturday 7th March 2015                                                      

 Palestrina, Victoria and de Padilla – a workshop for voices

Tutor: Nigel Short.     Venue: St Nicholas Church, Warwick, CV34 4JD


Saturday 7th February 2015                                                  

 Workshop for Baroque Instrumentalists (Pitch A415)                 Early booking required

Tutor: Martin Perkins                                                                          Venue: St Nicholas Church, Warwick, CV34 4JD