Older information

Just to show you what you’ve been missing all these years, here is a list of older workshops. Read ‘em and weep. Clicking on the Photo Gallery link will take you through to the gallery from the old website, where you can find the archive and perhaps laugh at old photos of yourselves and your friends.

Photo Gallery of Past Events

Sorry these older events are listed so the newest are at the end of the page. Ah, a trip down memory lane every time you look.  One day the Web Tzarina may find time to re-order them.

Saturday 4 January 2003
MEMF’s 21st Birthday Revels

Including an afternoon workshop for singers and strings (A415)

on Monteverdi’s ‘Ballo Concertato’ Tirsi e Clori

Tutor: Robert King (MEMF founder-member)

and an evening celebration for all at

Middleton Hall, nr Tamworth

Saturday1st February 2003
Music for Lent by Josquin Des Prez and Pierre de la Rue

A workshop for singers

Tutor: Edward Wickham

Venue: St Nicholas’ Church, Warwick

In association with Warwick Arts Society

Saturday/Sunday 15/16 February 2003
Purcell: King Arthur

A non-residential weekend workshop

For singers and baroque orchestra (A415)

Tutors: Harry Christophers, Walter Reiter

Venue: mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Sunday 23 March 2003, 10.00am-5.00pm
“In Honour of The Virgin Queen”

A Singing and Playing Day for Voices, Viols and Recorders

marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth I, 24 March 1603

Middleton Hall, nr Tamworth

Saturday 26th April 2003
De Lalande: De Profundis

A workshop for singers and baroque orchestra (A415)

Tutor: Jeffrey Skidmore

St. Laurence and St. Faith, Harborne, Birmingham

Saturday 31st May 2003
Heinrich Schütz

Passion Motets from Cantiones Sacrae, 1625

and Motets from Geistliche Chormusic, 1648

A workshop for singers

Tutor: Philip Thorby

Venue: St. Philip’s Anglican Cathedral, Colmore Row, Birmingham

Saturday 21st June 2003
William Byrd

Motets from Cantiones Sacrae & Gradualia

A workshop for singers and renaissance instruments (A440)

Tutor: Roger Wilkes

Venue: Mount Grace High School, Hinckley, Leics

Saturday 13th September 2003
Monteverdi: Excerpts from the Vespers (1610)

A workshop for singers and renaissance instruments (A440)

Tutor: David Allinson

Venue: St John’s Church, Ladywood, Birmingham

Saturday 1st November 2003
Philip de Monte (1521-1603)

A 400th anniversary workshop for singers

Tutor: Andrew Carwood

Venue: Kinver Church, nr. Kidderminster

Saturday 13th December 2003
Christmas Music from Handel’s “Messiah”

A day-workshop for singers and baroque orchestra (A415)

Tutor: Simon Halsey

Venue: St Martin’s-in-the-Bullring, Birmingham

Saturday 10th January 2004
MEMF’S New Year Revels

including an afternoon workshop

for singers and renaissance instruments, working on

Jannequin’s ‘La Guerre’ and associated ‘Battle Mass’ movements

Tutor: Jeremy Summerly + Playford Dancing with Peter Levesley

Venue: Middleton Hall, near Tamworth (A4091)

Saturday 21st February 2004
‘Music Divine’ – The music of Thomas Tomkins

A day-workshop for singers

Tutor: Robert Hollingworth

Venue: Dale Street Church Hall, Leamington Spa

Sunday 4th April 2004
Charpentier – Missa Assumpta est Maria

A day-workshop for singers and baroque orchestra (A415)

Tutor: Laurence Cummings

Venue: Birmingham Conservatoire

Part of ‘Charpentier and his world’, an international conference by

Dr Shirley Thompson of the Birmingham Conservatoire

Saturday 15th May 2004
Heinrich Biber: Requiem in F minor

A day-workshop for singers, strings, trombones and continuo (A=440) – includes MEMF’s AGM

Tutor: Paul Spicer

Venue: St. George’s Church, Rugby

Saturday 12th June 2004, 3 pm to 10 pm.
‘Music for a Great Tudor House’

‘A Singing and Playing Event’ for voices and recorders

Tutors: Sheila Koch (voices) Peter Cooke (recorders)

Venue: 61 Salisbury Road, Moseley, Birmingham

Saturday 10th July 2004
Handel: Dettingen Te Deum

A day workshop for singers and baroque orchestra (A=415)

Tutor: Nicholas McGegan

Venue: St Faith and St. Lawrence, Harborne, Birmingham

Saturday 31st July 2004
Dieterich Buxtehude and his Contemporaries

A day workshop for singers, strings and continuo (A440)

Tutor: Beresford King-Smith

Venue: Hagley Free Church and Hall

Saturday 11th September 2004
Cipriano de Rore: Missa Praeter Rerum Seriem

A day workshop for singers and renaissance instruments (A440)

Tutor: Roger Wilkes

Venue: Mount Grace School, Hinckley

Saturday 2nd October 2004
Music by Byrd and Morley

A day workshop for singers

Tutor: Alistair Dixon

Venue: Warwick (tbc)

In association with Warwick Arts Society

Saturday 27th November 2004
Sounds South American

A day-workshop for singers and renaissance instruments (A 440)

Including AGM of NEMA and Margot Leigh-Milner Lecture

Tutor: Jeffrey Skidmore

Venue: Arden School, Knowle, Solihull

Saturday 8th January 2005
MEMF’s New Year Revels

Afternoon and evening jollification for all – details later

Venue: Middleton Hall, near Tamworth (A4091)

Saturday 19th February 2005
Machaut and Dunstaple: The Spirit of England and France

A day-workshop for singers

Tutor: Leigh Nixon

Venue: St Nicholas Church, Warwick

In association with Warwick Arts Society

Saturday 19th March 2005
J.S.Bach – Cantatas 8 and 123 and opening chorus from 102

A day workshop for singers and baroque orchestra (A415)

Tutor: John Butt

Venue: St James Church, Styvechale, Coventry

Saturday 23 April 2005
The Requiem Mass in the Iberian Golden Age

A day workshop for singers and instruments (A440)

Tutor: Clive Walkley

Venue: Emmanuel Church, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield

Saturday 4th June 2005
Tallis and his contemporaries

A day-workshop for singers

Tutor: David Allinson

Venue: St John’s Church, Darnley Road, Ladywood, Birmingham B16 8TF

Saturday 16th July 2005
Schütz Polychoral works including Latin Magnificat

A day workshop for singers and renaissance instruments (A440)

Tutor: Beresford King-Smith

Venue: St George’s Church, St John’s Avenue, Rugby CV22 5HR

Saturday 10th September 2005
Dowland Lute Songs, Lachrimae

A day workshop for singers, lutes, and viols

Tutor: Stewart McCoy

Venue: Arden School, (Jean Loosemore Music and Drama Block), Station Road, Knowle, B93 0PT

Sunday 9th October 2005
Carrissimi and contemporaries

A day workshop

Tutor: Graham O’Reilly of L’Ensemble William Byrd Européen

Venue: Bridge House Theatre, Warwick

In association with Warwick Arts Society

Saturday 19th November 2005
Henry Purcell: Hail! Bright Cecilia

A day workshop

Tutor: Laurence Cummings

Venue: Elgar Suite, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston

Saturday 7 January 2006
MEMF’s New Year Revels

Afternoon and evening jollification for all

Venue: Middleton Hall,near Tamworth (A4091) Staffs B78 2AE

Saturday 18 February 2006
Victoria

A day workshop for singers and renaissance instruments (A440)

Tutor: Roger Wilkes

Venue: St Mary’s Church, Hinckley

Saturday 25 February 2006
Concerti Grossi

A day workshop for baroque instruments (A415)

Tutor: Lynn Selwood

Venue: The Friends’ Meeting House, Watford Road, Cotteridge, Birmingham B30 1JB

Saturday 18 March 2006
Master works from Venice

A day workshop for voices, viols and recorders (A440)

Tutor: Ann Lyall

Venue: Church of St John the Baptist, Bromsgrove

Tuesday 25 April 2006
Recordings of English lute-songs of the 1950s and 60s

An evening “At Home” talk by Ian Harwood

Venue: 256 Station Road, Knowle B93 0ES

Saturday 6 May 2006
Renaissance laments on the death of friends

A day-workshop for singers

Tutor: David Allinson

Venue: St Faith and St Laurence Church, Harborne, B’ham B32 2EJ

Saturday 27 May 2006
French baroque overtures etc.

A day-workshop for baroque instruments (A415)

Tutor: Lynn Selwood

Saturday 22 July 2006
Contrasting renaissance psalm settings

A day-workshop for singers and instruments (A440)

Tutor: Alan Lumsden

Venue: St Nicholas Church, Warwick CV34 4JD

Saturday 9 September 2006
Lutes, viols and voices: Dowland’s contemporaries

A day workshop for singers, and lute and viol players

Tutor: Stewart McCoy

Venue: Arden School, (Jean Loosemore Music and Drama Block), Station Road, Knowle, B93 0PT

Sunday 28 October 2006

Bach Cantatas

A day workshop for singers and baroque instruments (A415)

Tutor: John Butt

Venue: The Elgar Suite, the University of Birmingham

Saturday 9 December 2006
A German Baroque Christmas, including a tercentenary celebration of Pachelbel

A day workshop for singers and continuo

Tutor: Beresford King-Smith

Venue: St Peter’s Church, Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield B72 1JJ

2007
Saturday 6 January 2007
MEMF’s Epiphany Revels

An afternoon workshop for singers and instruments (A:440) of seasonal polychoral works

Tutor: Clare Griffel

and our usual evening jollifications, including dancing with Cathy Greenhill.

Venue : Middleton Hall, near Tamworth, B78 2AE

Saturday 10 March 2007
Bouzignac (c 1587 – after 1642)

A day-workshop for singers and baroque instruments (A415)

Tutor: Jeffrey Skidmore

Venue: Emmanuel Church, Birmingham Road, Wylde Green B72 1DP

Saturday 19th May 2007
Bach: Missa Brevis in A major

A day workshop for singers and baroque instruments (A415) + MEMF AGM

Tutor: Paul Spicer

Venue: St George’s Church, St John’s Avenue, Rugby CV22 5HR

Saturday 30th June 2007
Mater ave! Josquin des Prez in Mass and motet

A day workshop for singers and renaissance instruments

Tutor: Peter Syrus

Venue: Dales Street Church Hall, Leamington Spa CV32 5HL

Saturday 29th September 2007
Buxtehude (d.1707)

A day workshop for singers

Tutor: Peter Leech

Venue: St Faith and St Laurence Church, Croftdown Road, Harborne, Birmingham

Saturday 27th October 2007
“Come again!” Music of the European Renaissance

A day workshop for Lutes, viols and voices (A440)

Tutor: Stewart McCoy

Venue: Arden School, Station Road, Knowle B93 0PT

Saturday 8th December 2007
Croce four-choir mass and other works.

A day workshop for singers and selected instruments (A440)

Tutor: Michael Procter

Venue: St Andrew’s Church in Westlands, Pilkington Avenue, Newcastle Under Lyme ST5 3RE

Joint workshop with NWEMF

 
2008
8 November 2008
Handel, Acis and Galatea

Baroque Band day, with singers

Tutor: Lynn Selwood

Venue: to be settled

Saturday 11 October 2008
Lutes, viols and voices

Day workshop for singers and players

Tutor: Stewart McCoy

Venue: Arden School, Station Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 0PT

20 September 2008
John Blow (c 1648-1708) Anthems and motets

A day workshop for singers and instruments

Tutor: Peter Leech

Venue: St Peter’s Church, Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield B72 1JJ

Sunday 6th April 2008
Master classes for preformed groups

Tutor: Philip Thorby

Venue: Solihull School Warwick Road, Solihull B91 3DJ

Saturday 5 April 2008
Michael Praetorius on de Wert, Lassus et al

A day workshop for singers and renaissance instruments (A440)

Tutor: Philip Thorby

Venue: Polesworth Abbey, High Street, Polesworth B78 1DU

Saturday 9 February 2008
Handel Wedding Anthem “This is the day”

A day workshop for singers and instruments (A415)

Tutor: Laurence Cummings

Venue: St Nicholas Church, WarwickCV34 4JD

Saturday 26 January 2008
Baroque Band Day – Pieces by Handel

with Lynn Selwood

More details to Band members later.

Saturday 5th January 2008
MEMF’s New Year Revels including an afternoon workshop:

‘Christmas in the West Gallery’ – Jolly Georgian Carols, for Voices and Instruments

(strings, winds and keyboards – pitch A440)

with Beresford King-Smith

and our usual evening jollifications with dancing led by Cathy Greenhill

Venue: Middleton Hall, near Tamworth B78 2AE

2009
14 November 2009
Palestrina: Mass movements and Motets

A day workshop for singers

Tutor: David Allinson

Venue: St George’s Church, St John’s Avenue, Rugby CV22 5HR

10 October 2009
Lutes, Viols and Voices

The ever popular event. Opportunities to play/sing one to a part or in a bigger group.

Tutor: Stuart McCoy

Venue: Arden School, Solihull

24 October 2009
Baroque Band Day (A 415)

Oboe concertos and Bach’s Bass Cantata ‘Ich habe genug’, Albioni, Alcock

See also the Discussion board for more info from Jim Rowley

Tutor: Lynn Selwood

Venue: Warley Woods Methodist Church B67 5LS(Click link for a map)

26 September 2009
Scheidt and Schein

Singers and instruments (more soon about what variety)

Tutor: Robert Hollingworth

Venue: St Peter’s Church, Maney, Sutton Coldfield(Click link for directions)

30 May 2009
Baroque Band

Bach, Brandenburg 4; Vivaldi, two of the L’Estro Armonico concertos – No. 1 in D major (RV 549) and No. 10 in B minor

Sinfonia from Handel’s Saul

Tutor: Lynn Selwood

Venue: Warley Woods Methodist Church B67 5LS(Click link for a map)

16 May 2009
Manchicourt, Crecquillon and Phinot

A day workshop for singers and instruments

Tutor: Stephen Rice

Venue: Dale St Methodist Church, Leamington Spa(Click link for a map)

17 – 19 April 2009
Handel: Saul

Residential weekend workshop

Tutor: Laurence Cummings

Venue: Nottingham University

(Interfora event)

21 March 2009
Victoria: Anthems and Marian Antiphons

A day workshop for singers and renaissance instruments (A440)

Tutor: Peter Seymour

Venue: St Nicholas Church, Warwick CV34 4JD

14 February 2009
The Old Hall Manuscript

A day workshop for singers

Tutor: Leigh Nixon

Venue: St George’s Church, St John’s Avenue, Hillmorton, Rugby CV22 5HR

3 January 2009
MEMF Revels

Afternoon workshop (Banchieri, Festino) for singers and players, and evening entertainment

Afternoon tutor: Richard Roddis

Venue: Middleton Hall, near Tamworth, B78 2AE

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9 January 2010
MEMF Revels – Postponed due to bad weather.
South American Baroque

An afternoon workshop for singers and instrumentalists.
Then food (bring and share), and evening performances and jollifcations.
Tutor: Jeffrey Skidmore
Venue: Middleton Hall nr Tamworth B78 2AE
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Booking Form (NB non-members may also attend)

14 November 2009
Palestrina: Mass movements and Motets
A day workshop for singers
Tutor: David Allinson
Venue: St George’s Church, St John’s Avenue, Rugby CV22 5HR10

10th October 2009
Lutes, Viols and Voices
The ever popular event. Opportunities to play/sing one to a part or in a bigger group.
Tutor: Stuart McCoy
Venue: Arden School, Solihull

24 October 2009
Baroque Band Day (A 415)
Oboe concertos and Bach’s Bass Cantata ‘Ich habe genug’, Albioni, Alcock
See also the Discussion board for more info from Jim Rowley
Tutor: Lynn Selwood
Venue: Warley Woods Methodist Church B67 5LS (Click link for a map)

26 September 2009
Scheidt and Schein
Singers and instruments (more soon about what variety)
Tutor: Robert Hollingworth
Venue: St Peter’s Church, Maney, Sutton Coldfield (Click link for directions)

30 May 2009
Baroque Band
Bach, Brandenburg 4; Vivaldi, two of the L’Estro Armonico concertos – No. 1 in D major (RV 549) and No. 10 in B minor
Sinfonia from Handel’s Saul
Tutor: Lynn Selwood
Venue: Warley Woods Methodist Church B67 5LS (Click link for a map)

16 May 2009
Manchicourt, Crecquillon and Phinot
A day workshop for singers and instruments
Tutor: Stephen Rice
Venue: Dale St Methodist Church, Leamington Spa (Click link for a map)

17 – 19 April 2009
Handel: Saul
Residential weekend workshop
Tutor: Laurence Cummings
Venue: Nottingham University
(Interfora event)

21 March 2009
Victoria: Anthems and Marian Antiphons
A day workshop for singers and renaissance instruments (A440)
Tutor: Peter Seymour
Venue: St Nicholas Church, Warwick CV34 4JD

14 February2009
The Old Hall Manuscript
A day workshop for singers
Tutor: Leigh Nixon
Venue: St George’s Church, St John’s Avenue, Hillmorton, Rugby CV22 5HR

3 January 2009
MEMF Revels
Afternoon workshop (Banchieri, Festino) for singers and players, and evening entertainment
Afternoon tutor: Richard Roddis
Venue: Middleton Hall, near Tamworth, B78 2AE