EEMC 2019 6TH - 12TH APRIL, 2019

Thank you to all those that came on our very first Easter Early Music Course in Haberdashers' School for Girls, Monmouth. Everyone there including participants, tutors and those from the school helped to make this a fantastic course. Our Tutors for 2019 were - Chris Hartland, David Hatcher, Alison Kinder, Asako Morikawa, Emma Murphy, Philip Thorby and Joris Van Goethem

This popular and highly acclaimed course provides an excellent opportunity for experienced players of period instruments to work on early music in a chamber setting. Please note that, due to the structure of the course, all participants need to be able to play recorder or viol. Under the guidance of our team of expert tutors, highly regarded as performers and teachers, participants are able to develop their technical and musical skills in an informal, friendly and supportive environment. Many of our participants play and bring other early instruments, which are very welcome in the evening Tutti sessions and some ensembles.

To get an idea of the variety of music that we cover, go to the repertoire page or take a look at our 2019 timetable.

Each year we have a theme: it’s not there in every session and it needn’t affect the music you choose for your permanent and non-permanent groups, but every day will have at least one ensemble, workshop or tutti connected with the theme. You can follow it through, dip in and out of it, or ignore it completely! In 2019 our theme was “Sancta Maria”, music in honour of the Virgin Mary.

Each day features five tutored sessions and, in addition, there are many opportunities to play informally.

There is a minimum expectation that all players will be competent on their instruments and comfortably able to hold their own, usually one to a part. This is so that all can enjoy playing in groups, large and small, with any combination of participants.

A=440 except by prior agreement with other players in small groups.

We were  delighted that Jacks, Pipes & Hammers and The Early Music Shop were able to join us for our 2019 course and also that they will be returning in 2020.

EEMC 2019 3rd - 9th APRIL, 2020

EEMC 2019  was full in only 5 weeks, and so early application for 2020 is recommended. We usually open for application towards the end of August, keep an eye on our website. All those who have attended recently will get an email to let them know when applications are open. If you haven't been recently and would also like to receive an email then please fill in the online form on the "Fees and How to Apply" page of this website.

"Beautiful music brought to life by the very best tutors; lovely people to play alongside; delicious food to keep us all going and flawless organisation — perfect!"


Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls
24 Hereford Road, Monmouth
NP25 5XT