The diary for 2020

The following events took place.

Sunday 9 February

Workshop for instruments directed by Emily White
at Smarden Village Hall (near Headcorn)
Instrumental music by Giovanni Gabrieli, Rosenmüller etc. for violin and viol families, sackbuts, cornetts & curtals.
Application form

Postponed from Saturday 14 March
Sacred music as sung in Convents directed by Deborah Roberts & Prof. Laurie Stras
in Bosham (near Chichester)
Music of the 16th/early 17th century (see eg https://musicasecreta.com/) for players of suitable instruments plus female (SAT) voices.

Postponed from Saturday 2 May 
“Machaut and the Magic of the Mediaeval” directed by Elizabeth Gutteridge.
at Scaynes Hill (near Haywards Heath) for voices and instruments.

Postponed from Saturday 20 June to Saturday 19 June 2021 
Workshop for voices directed by David Allinson
at Smarden Village Hall (near Headcorn)

Wednesday 29 July

at 7.30 pm.
Veni in hortum meum
the first of two online talks (via Zoom) by David Allinson 
on motets from the Song of Songs, with music by Victoria, Guerrero, and Palestrina.
Application form

Wednesday 2 September

at 19:30 – 20:30

‘When David Heard’ – The death of Prince Henry, 1612

Online talk (via ZOOM) by Patrick Craig 

When the eighteen year old heir to the throne, Prince Henry, died suddenly after an unwise dip in the Thames in 1612, the country mourned the loss of a potentially brilliant monarch. Musical grief poured out from the composers of the day led by William Byrd but also featuring Tomkins, Weelkes, Gibbons and Ramsey. “When David heard” was the text most expressively set, and Patrick will conclude with an overview of other settings, including those by Josquin and Gombert.

Online booking only – booking information.

Postponed from Saturday 5 September 
Workshop for voices & instruments directed by Patrick Craig
at Scaynes Hill (near Haywards Heath)


Cancelled from Saturday 28 November 2020
Workshop for voices directed by Dr. David Allinson
Subject to Covid 19 controls.
At a venue near Portsmouth.