(US) San Francisco Early Music Society "Classical Workshop – Let's Make History! (17-23 Jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 14, 2012

Directors: Kati Kyme and William Skeen

“Join us for the inaugural SFEMS Classical Workshop, June 17-23, 2012, at St. Albert's Priory in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, California. Guided by esteemed faculty from the New Esterházy Quartet (listed below), you will hone your chamber music skills with this intensive one-week seminar in classical performance practice. Participants will discover new repertoire daily and perform casual concerts nightly.

(FR) Rotruenge: 16ème Stage International de musiques et de danses Traditionnelles et du Moyen-Âge (29 Jul-4 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 14, 2012

Rotruenge: 16th International Workshop of music and traditional dances of the Medieval 

“Rotruenge is a non-profit organisation formed by Christophe Deslignes in 1996 to introduce as many people as possible to medieval music and dance. It organises recitals and other events, mainly in the Yonne department (Auxerre, Saint-Julien-du-Sault, Seignelay, Georges Hosotte Art Centre in Bailly). In 1997 it started the International Medieval Music and Dance Course and the Saint-Bris Medieval Festival, which the Compagnie Retroencha runs in the medieval village of Saint-Bris-le-Vineux during the first week in August, enabling participants of all ages and abilities to find out or learn more about the song, dance and instrumental music of the period. In addition, a workshop devoted entirely to the reconstruction of medieval dances is held in May each year. Rotruenge is now proposing a series of four master classes at Lissac-sur-Couze, in the Corrèze department, for experienced musicians and existing ensembles.

(UK) National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) Press Release: Anthem for A Child (27 Mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 14, 2012

Anthem for A Child - OAE joins forces with NCEM and University of York

“The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) and the University of York have joined forces with the remarkable Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) on their new and most ambitious project to date for young people, Anthem for a Child, as part of a national programme of concerts and events.

(ES) 2nd Summer ACADEMY of Early DANCE Directed by ANA YEPES (7-14 Jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 13, 2012

Workshop for dancers, musicians and amateur.

This 2nd Early Dance Academy by the Donaires Ensemble at Roquetas de Mar proposes a wide range of workshops on diverse early dance styles, and offers you the opportunity to work with Ana Yepes and with Robin Joly. You can choose which workshops you wish to attend.

(ES) Mare Musicum: Early Music and Dance Festival of Roquetas de Mar (8-14 Jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 13, 2012
The festival proposes music classes and concerts every night, including a Renaissance Bal and the Terpsichore performance by the the Outre Mesure company, directed by Robin Joly, as well as a concert by l’Orchestre Baroque de Roquetas de Mar.

(US) Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) Fundraiser Sucess!

Contributed by Admin on Jan 13, 2012

(From the latest GEMS newsletter of January 5, 2012)

“We're pleased to announce that GEMS reached our goal of $20,000 to match a challenge grant from the LaSalle Adams Fund.  Thanks to all of you who contributed; your generosity is greatly appreciated (and we'll gratefully accept additional contributions to the cause if you're still considering it)!  …

(US) Project Muse: New MUSE Issues Available

Contributed by Admin on Jan 13, 2012
About Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community.  Since 1995 the MUSE journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE is the trusted source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers currently participating. UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE, launched in January 2012, offer top quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE's scholarly journal content. 

(UK) Chorworks: Music from the Royal Courts of Elizabeth I and Philip II of Spain (16 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 13, 2012

Open Workshop

Led by: Sally Dunkley and Philip Cave
Location: St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, EC1A 9DE

This workshop is devoted to music by three great composers of the late 16th century: Robert White and William Byrd in England, and Philippe Rogier in Spain. Sally Dunkley and Philip Cave share their interest and experience as performers and editors and co-present a workshop including White's great five-part Lamentations and sacred music by Rogier and Byrd.

(CA) 2012 Summer Festivals & Workshops Listings and Calendar

Contributed by Admin on Jan 13, 2012

(Re-posted -- Admin)

You have most likely noticed recent listings for festivals and workshops on our news and calendar pages. If your group has not appeared on our listings, feel free to send us an email with details of your workshop or festival with a link to a webpage where we can re-direct our readers. If you publish a newsletter, we would like to sign up to your newsletter list -- send us a note and we will sign up.

To many of us, the new year signals the time of summer festivals or workshops plans. We hope our news and calendar pages will offer you the details to plan forays into the world of summer early music festival or workshop events.

All of the very best of wishes to your search for that perfect festival or workshop. Happy planning!

Marc Paré

(FR) AKADÊMIA Françoise Lasserre -- Concerts: Composers Under the Influence: Bach - Mendelssohn - Brahms - Martin (19-21 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 12, 2012
  • BACH: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225
  • MENDELSSOHN: Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener, opus 69, n°1Richte mich Gott, opus 78, n°2 - Mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen ?, opus 78, n°3
  • BRAHMS: Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mu hseligen ?, opus 74, n°1
  • MARTIN: Mass for Double Choir 32 Singers, organ
    Françoise LASSERRE
    , conductor

(US) San Francisco Early Music Society Workshop: "Medieval & Renaissance Workshop - The Art of the Consort" (17-23 Jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 12, 2012

Director: Tom Zajac

The Art of the Consort will be the theme of the 2012 Medieval & Renaissance Workshop, and workshop directors Tom Zajac and Greta Hryciw and the all-star faculty will be making available to participants an unprecedented selection of classes related to this theme.

(US) American Bach Soloists 2012 season

Contributed by Admin on Jan 12, 2012


Following the tremendously successful, sold-out performances of Handel’s Messiah at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral in December, American Bach Soloists (ABS) and music director Jeffrey Thomas are poised to deliver a thrilling season of performances in 2012.

(US) The Counter Tenor Voice: January 2012 Issue

Contributed by Admin on Jan 12, 2012
From the Editor’s Desk at TCV

“ One year ago today, The Countertenor Voice published its first issue.  We have published around sixty articles on vocal technique and the singing life, as well as in depth reviews of recordings and artists.  THANKS TO EVERYONE who has read, shared, and commented on these pieces.

(FR) Cie des Fetes baroques and Chrystelle Arcelin Baroque Dance Workshop (28 Jan; 11 Feb; 17 Mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 12, 2012

First session:
Contredanses , pas de bourrée,  pas de rigaudon et les chassés
la matelote, Jeanne qui saute, la frêne...

Second session:
pas de sissone , travail des  bras ....  pas de menuet,
et la "Bourrée d'Achille" danse mixte, bourrée et menuet à tour de rôle.....

(FR) Historical Costume Workshop (21-22 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 12, 2012

Special Venise with Xavier Monimart, “costumier” 

A short weekend in the countryside to advance your historical costume project … The idea is that each come with your project and cloth … Masculin or feminin. Costume workshop, in the Loir and Cher, where you work at your own pace under the watchful eyes of Xavier Monimart,“costumier hors pair” … You bring your pattern, your cloth … your machine … Limited to 6 participants!!!

(UK) Dunedin Consort Glasgow Choral Workshop: John Passion (14 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 12, 2012
“We base our workshops on pieces we are passionate about. This year is no different and we will be working on Bach’s John Passion which is the main drive of our recording initiave for 2012.

(CA) Arion Ensemble Croque-Baroque à Ogilvy:: "Voyage en Italie du 17e siècle" (Journey through 17th Century Italy (13 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 11, 2012
Delve into the zestful sound-world of Italian composers such as T. Merula, G. Frescobaldi and A. Stradella with violonists Chloe Meyers and Tanya LaPerrière, cellist Amanda Keesmaat and harpsichordist Hank Knox.

(CA) CAMMAC Summer Camp 2012 (27-29 Apr; 18-20 May; 24 Jun-12 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 11, 2012

Experience the Cammac spirit with our professionnal teachers and musicians for participants of all abilities, all ages, in a bilingual and family oriented environment.

April 27-29: The Bach Weekend with Christopher Jackson
May 18-20: The Chamber Music Weekend
Weekly sessions June 24-August 12, 2012

(US) American Bach Soloists 2012 Festival & Academy (12-22 Jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 11, 2012
“Our 2012 Festival focuses on three of Baroque music's most inspired eras and geographical centers of brilliant composers: Renaissance & Restoration England, The Legacy of Bach's Northern Germany, and Parisian Opera Composers.

(US) Early Music DC January 2012 Concerts

Contributed by Admin on Jan 11, 2012

(From the latest Early Music DC newsletter -- ed.)

“Happy New Year! Have you recovered from the holidays yet? It's a relatively light month for concerts, but such a broad range -- from Hildegard von Bingen back in the 12th century, to Brazilian and Portuguese music from the 18th century. Let's go!

(FR) Jean Cassignol: News, Events and Catalogue Updates

Contributed by Admin on Jan 11, 2012

(from Jean Cassignol most recent newsletter -- ed.)

Michel Démarez, guitar/e & Jean Cassignol, recorders / flûtes à bec - New videos / Nouvelles vidéos

Chamber music

New repertoire for flute / recorder and guitar

Jean Cassignol, recorders /  flûtes à bec
Michel Démarez, guitar / guitare

Concert in St Witz, France, 18th December 2011
Live recordings 

(US) Amherst Early Music "Winter Weekend Workshop" (13-16 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 11, 2012
“Co-directed by Gwyn Roberts, recorder and flute, and Marilyn Boenau, bassoon and co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Camden Fine Arts Department

Come to Philadelphia for a delightful weekend of music! This popular workshop offers a wide variety of classes held at Rutgers University Camden. After class, explore Philadelphia's historic district and enjoy gastronomical delights at downtown restaurants!

(CA) Vancouver Early Music Programme: Announcing the dates for the summer of 2012 (22 Jul - 3 Aug; 5 Aug - 17 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 10, 2012

Vancouver Early Music announces the dates for its upcoming summer programme. (Book early if you are interested in attending (ed.))

(US) Opera Today Review: "Operas of Jean-Philippe Rameau" (DVD) (Donald R. Boomgaarden Dean, College of Music and Fine Arts Loyola University New Orleans, 19 Dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 10, 2012
“Jean-Philippe Rameau, an organist and music theoretician, was active for much of his life in musical centers distant from the cultural juggernaut of Paris. …  The beautiful selection of works provided in this recording allows the modern listener to view and enjoy the spectacle of five of Rameau’s most popular operatic creations in historically accurate performances …

(CA) New Brunswick Early Music Festival (NewBEMF) (1-23 Jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 10, 2012
NewBEMF is a unique educational and community music festival, held annually in the stunning seaside resort of St. Andrews, NB, just 60 minutes over the US border from coastal Maine. NewBEMF, hosted by the St. Andrews Arts Council is also unique in its focus on combining college-level academic classes for credit through Millikin University (Decatur, IL) with pre-professional performing opportunities and significant community involvement. (NON-MILLIKIN STUDENTS WELCOME TO APPLY)

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