Archive – 2000-02

Saturday 8th January 2000
MEMF’s Millennium Revels

At Middleton Hall, near Tamworth. 6:30 to 10:30 pm

Sunday 6th February 2000
J.S. Bach : 250th anniversary workshop

Cantata 50 : Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft

Cantata 71 : Gott ist mein K├Ânig

Tutor : Nicholas McGegan

Assisted by Jaqueline Ross

Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire

Saturday 18th March 2000
Thomas Tallis

A workshop for singers

Tutor : Michael Procter

St. Peter’s Church, Kinver

Joint promotion with Border Marches Early Music Forum

31st March – 2nd April 2000
Cavalieri : La Rappresenatione de Anima et di Corpo (A=440Hz)

and Italian vocal & instrumental music of the period

Interfora Millennium Residential Weekend Workshop for singers, instrumentalists and dancers

Tutors : Philip Thorby, Margaret Westlake, Alan Lumsden, John Bryan, Mary Collins

Nottingham University – Florence Boot Hall (residential) and Great Hall

Joint promotion by the participating Early Music Fora

Saturday 6th May 2000
Vivaldi : Gloria

A workshop for singers and Baroque orchestra (A=415)

Tutor : Stuart Deeks

St. Nicholas’ church, Warwick

Saturday 17th June 2000
MEMF in the Ale-house

Jolly madrigals, rude catches and Playford dances.

Dance Tutor : Valerie “Boss” Webster

Singing Tutor : Claire Griffel

Music by “Pilgarlick”

Middleton Hall, near Tamworth

Saturday 15th July 2000
Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750

A Bach Day forming part of the Warwick Festival 2000, including

A MEMF Workshop on Bach’s Motet Jesu, meine Freude

Tutor: Keith Orrell

plus concerts by The Bach Players and Armonico Tributo,

an organ recital, an exhibition, an architectural walk

and a rare showing of the 1967 film

The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

(featuring Gustav Leonhardt as Johann Sebastian)

Venues include St. Mary’s Church, The Court House, and Warwick School

Friday 28th July 2000
A Musical Evening

to mark the 250th anniversary of Bach’s death

at the home of MEMF members John & Elizabeth Turner

Saturday 23rd September 2000
‘Nothing new under the sun’

A workshop for singers, combining short choral works by ‘modern’ composers

with works by earlier composers who influenced them

Tutor: Jeffrey Skidmore

Hawksyard Priory, Armitage, Staffs

14th October 2000
Scenes from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

A workshop for solo singers, chorus singers, continuo players (A415) and dancers,

exploring baroque gesture and movement

Tutors: Steve Adby, Lucy Graham, Beresford King-Smith

Middleton Hall, near Tamworth

Sunday 29th October 2000
Workshop for Young People

St. Dominic’s School, Brewood, nr. Wolverhampton

18th November 2000
Handel: Coronation Anthems for King George II and Queen Caroline

The King shall rejoice / Zadok the priest

A workshop for singers and baroque orchestra (A415)

Tutor: Simon Halsey

St. James’s Church, Styvechale, Coventry

9th December 2000
Praetorius: Christmas Music

A Workshop for singers and renaissance instruments (A440)

Tutor: Peter Holman

St. Paul’s Church, St. Paul’s Square, Birmingham

6th January 2001
Twelfth Night Revels

MEMF’s Annual New Year Social and Concert

Middleton Hall, near Tamworth

Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th February 2001
Monteverdi: L’Orfeo (Prologue, Acts 1 & 2)

A non-residential Weekend Workshop for singers, instrumentalists (Low pitch, A=415Hz) and dancers

Tutors: Laurence Cummings, Catherine Mackintosh, Lucy Graham

mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Saturday 24th March 2001
Palestrina : Lamentations and other works for Tenebrae

A workshop for singers

Tutor : Edward Wickham

St. Nicholas’ Church, Warwick

Joint Promotion with Warwick Arts Society

Saturday 5th May 2001
Andrea & Giovanni Gabrieli

A workshop for singers, cornetts, sackbuts, recorders, viols, etc. (Modern pitch, A=440Hz)

Tutor : Alan Lumsden

St. Alban’s Church, Highgate, Birmingham

Saturday 16th June 2001
Music of the Spanish Golden Age

A workshop for singers

Tutor: Clive Walkley

St. Peter’s Maney, Sutton Coldfield

Saturday 14th July 2001
John Alcock (1715-1806): Sing to the Lord

A workshop for singers and baroque orchestra (Low pitch, A=415Hz)

Tutor : Jeffrey Skidmore

Hawksyard Priory

In association with Lichfield International Arts Festival

Saturday 15th September 2001
Handel : Dixit Dominus

A workshop for singers and baroque orchestra (Low pitch, A=415Hz)

Tutor : Mark Deller

Meriden Methodist Church

Saturday 6th October 2001
A Workshop for young people

“Music and Dance at an English Court”

With Diabolus in Musica, Saltarello, and Julia Lowe

Trinity High School, Redditch

In association with Worcester Schools Instrumental Music Service

Saturday 13th October 2001
Johannes Brahms and his Library of Early Music

A workshop for singers

Tutors : Professor Robert Pascall and Nigel Simeone

Arden School, Solihull

In association with Birmingham Early Music Festival

Saturday 20th October 2001
English Consort Music

A Workshop for Recorder Players (A=440)

Tutors: Brisk Recorder Quartet, Amsterdam

The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford upon Avon

in association with the Stratford English Music Festival

Saturday 1st December 2001
Christmas at the Chapel Royal

Including music by Sheppard, Mundy, and Tallis

A workshop for singers

Tutor : Alistair Dixon

Holy Trinity Church, Leamington Spa

Saturday 5th January 2002
New Year Revels

MEMF’s Annual New Year Social and Concert

Middleton Hall, near Tamworth

Saturday 19th January 2002
Music of the Crusading Era

A workshop for Singers

Tutor: Leigh Nixon (of Gothic Voices)

St. Nicholas’ Church, Warwick

(in association with Warwick Arts Society)

Saturday 9th February 2002
Bach Cantatas

No 39: Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot / No. 46: Schauet doch und sehet

A workshop for singers and baroque orchestra (A415)

Tutor: Nicholas McGegan

Venue: St. James’s Church, Styvechale, Coventry

Saturday 23rd March 2002
Giovanni Croce – A Mass, some Motets and a Madrigal

A workshop for singers

Tutor: Beresford King-Smith

Venue: Christ Church, Hilderstone, Staffs

Saturday 13th April 2002
Lassus: Motet & Mass, ‘Vinum bonum’

A Workshop for singers and renaissance Instruments (A440)

Tutor: Roger Wilkes

Venue: Mount Grace High School, Hinkley

Saturday 18 May 2002
Francesco Cavalli (b.1602): Magnificat, Laudate Dominum

A Workshop for singers and renaissance Instruments (A440)

Tutor: Laurence Cummings

Venue: Hagley Free Church

Saturday 15th June 2002
Music for St. Alban (including Fayrfax: Missa Albanus)

A workshop for singers

Tutor: David Skinner

Venue: St. Alban’s Church, Highgate, Birmingham

In association with the St. Alban’s Festival

Saturday 27th July 2002
Afternoon Workshops and Evening Social

Music for Voices & Viols: Mainly Orlando Gibbons

Tutors:
Singers : Clare Griffel
Viols : Jacqui Robertson

Playford Dance

Tutor/caller: Barbara Kinsman

Venue: Middleton Hall,A4091 Near Tamworth, Staffs

Saturday 14th September 2002
Music for a Borgia Wedding, 1502

A Workshop for singers and renaissance instruments (A440)

Tutor: Nancy Hadden

Venue: Church House and The Court House, Warwick

In association with Warwick Arts Society

Saturday 2 November 2002
‘Twin Peaks’ (or: ‘When fine music met commedia dell’arte’)

A workshop for singers

Tutor: Robert Hollingworth

Dale Street Church Hall, Leamington Spa

Saturday 14 December 2002
Bach: Magnificat (with the Christmas interpolations)

A workshop for singers and baroque orchestra (A415)

Tutor: Paul Spicer

St Peter’s Methodist Church, Westlands, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Joint promotion with North West EMF