Midlands 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 workshops.
We concentrate on music from the Mediaeval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, with Renaissance and earlier workshops at A440 pitch and Baroque ones at A415 pitch. 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, Jeffrey Skidmore, Roger Hollingworth and Steven Devine 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. Students can come free of charge.
Booking forms go out to members about six weeks in advance of each event. If you’re not a member, you can still attend (either as a participant or as audience) but will not benefit from the member’s only rate. For members and non-members, please use the online booking form for each event, download the printable booking form, or contact the Chairman for more information.
We hope to see you soon!