Further Information and Options Form 2019



Please indicate below your first, second, third and fourth choices, so that we can match you as much as possible with your preferences:

If you change your mind, just click on the words above "1st choice", in the dropdown menu, to clear your entry.

Recorder Consort

A chance to play with other recorder players.

Viol Consort

A chance to play with other viol players.

Broken Consort

For recorders (usually tenor or lower) combined with tenor and bass viol.

Consort Song

A chance for more confident singers to work on music for solo voice and viols.

Baroque Chamber

Play suites and sonatas for two or more instruments with continuo. You will need the necessary technique to deal with those Allegros! You can opt for a solo line (recorder, violin, etc), continuo bass (cello, bass viol, bassoon, even bass recorder), or keyboard.

Playing from Facsimile

Work on sixteenth-century music from original notation. There is no better way to connect with the composer, but you will need to have some experience in clefs, note-values, rests and ligatures to join a non-permanent group. If you are interested but are a beginner or unsure of your level, there will be two graded sessions on reading this notation during the 11.30 slots.

Renaissance Wind Group

For players of cornett, sackbut, crumhorn, curtal or other renaissance wind instruments – not including recorders!


An opportunity to work on a large-scale piece for instruments (and often voices) one-to-a-part. Open to viols, recorders and suitable renaissance wind instruments. Generally, larger sizes of instruments are particularly welcome.

Verse Anthem

One-to-a-part singers working with a consort of viols on music by composers such as Byrd, Gibbons or Tomkins.


Please indicate if you would like to take the coach from and/or back to Newport train station. The coach will be at the train station to meet people arriving at or before 12.30 pm on 6th April and will take people back to Newport train station in time for trains leaving at or after 5.10pm on 12th April. There will be no charge for this service.



The school has kindly said that we can use their swimming pool. We can use it between 7.45 and 8.45am each morning and between 2.30 and 3.30pm on Monday and Thursday afternoons. To help us plan for lifeguard cover etc. please tick below to indicate whether you are likely to use the pool:



Please give contact details (name and telephone) for someone we can contact for you, in case of emergency:


Please pay your balance by the end of February at the latest.

As this is non-returnable you are strongly advised to take out suitable insurance, in case you are unable to attend.

We also recommend you have suitable insurance for instruments, as EEMC cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage.



Please use the following bank details, using your name as the reference:

Account name: The Ascot Early Music Course Ltd

Sort Code: 40-24-11

A/C No. 12084589

IBAN: GB44MIDL40241112084589, BIC: MIDLGB2133W


Please make cheques payable to: The Ascot Early Music Course Ltd.

Please post cheques to: Josee Beeson, Flat 3 Astwick Manor, Coopers Green Lane, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9BP