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For news of our plans for the Worcester Early Music Week 15-18 February 2012

 

A word of welcome
Frequently Asked Questions

A word of welcome

We're back and the weekend is back by popular demand!

Worcestershire Early Music administers the Worcester Early Music Week(end) as well as other activities, and hopefully to attract funding for our education work.

At the stunning Guildhall, High Street, Worcester WR1 2EY we present
Wed. 15 February Dodici Corde Early Romantic Guitar Duo present
6.30pm Participatory Workshop age 8 and up £2 or free with concert admission
7.30pm Concert ‘The Golden Age of the Guitar: From Regency to Romantic’,  £10

Thurs. 16 February we hope to offer a workshop for adults
in the evening at 7.30pm.  £12 regular / £6 for under 16’s only. Prebooking is advised so that we can prepare parts. Please complete a form so we know a little bit about you and what instrument you intend to bring. Forms can be downloaded here.

Fri. 17 February
8pm-11pm A Pride and Prejudice Ball with caller Barbara Dunn
£9 advance tickets, £10.50 on the door. Includes soft drinks and light nibbles.

Sat. 18 February
6.30pm Participatory Workshop age 8-12 led by Michelle Holloway (45 minutes); £3 / child or free with concert admission. Participants will learn songs, nursery rhymes and other texts from the Renaissance.
7.30pm Concert with voice7, the Renaissance vocal ensemble; programme tbc £10

You asked for a vocal group and we listened- so please do come and support the programme!
We are planning to open the box office from 10 December so we will update you on the details when available.
See below for more details.

Many thanks for your support!

Barbara Dunn, Micaela Schmitz and Ian Wilson

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The programme
More about the artists and programmes will be added in due course.


Wed 16 February 2012

6.30pm   Workshop 'Guitaromanie: Experience the music of the Regency Guitar Heroes!'
£2 or free with concert ticket; age 8 and up; bring your plucked string instrument with you.
Bring your guitar along to join in a mass duet! All ages welcome (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult). Suggested standard grade 2+ classical guitarists ; ability to read notation preferable, although all welcome to observe.  

7.30pm Concert ‘The Golden Age of the Guitar: From Regency to Romantic’: Dodici Corde Early Romantic Guitar Duo. Tickets £10

Thurs. 16 February


7.30-9.30pm workshop for adults
We had an adults' workshop in October and it went so well we decided to have a second installment.
More information will be given soon about personnel and instrumentation, but it is likely to include strings, winds and voices, at A440.  Prebooking advised by completing so we can prepare parts.  £12 regular / £6 for under 16’s only.  Please complete a form so we know a little bit about you and what instrument you intend to bring. Forms can be downloaded here.

Fri. 17 February 

8-11pm 'Pride and Prejudice Ball with caller Barbara Dunn and live band (tbc)
Soft drinks and light nibbles included in ticket price. £9 in advance, £10.50 on the day. Jane Austen/Regency era costumes encouraged but not required.  All dances will be called so no experience necessary. Do wear sensible shoes for dancing (no stilettos allowed).

Sat . 18 February

6.30pm Participatory Workshop age 8-12 led by Michelle Holloway (45 minutes); £3 / child or free with concert admission. Participants will learn songs, nursery rhymes and other texts from the Renaissance.

7.30pm concert with voice7 renaissance vocal ensemble.  Programme tbc. Tickets £10

 

The Festival are also proud to be

 

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How to Book Tickets

By Post

Please send your Booking form, payment (cheques to 'Worcestershire Early Music') and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Worcestershire Early Music, 31 Somers Rd, WR13JJ. 

If you have a burning query ring 01386 898162 and leave a message on the answerphone or email.

On the door

Please note- we need advance bookings for the 'Pride and Prejudice' Ball. You pay less  --£9 rather than £10.50 if you book in advance.


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Venues, Maps and Directions

All venues are wheelchair accessible.

Guildhall, High Street,
Worcester WR1 2EY

This beautiful building begun in 1722 features a long gallery room with a wooden floor, ideal for dancing. This is enterered by the front, pedestrianised area. Vehicular access for setting down is via, and this is the location for wheelchair access. Nearest carpark is Copenhagen Street carpark, however it's cheaper to use St Martin's Gate. Photo contributed by D. Johnston.

 
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FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

Do I need to prebook?

It is advisable to book for the Tursday evening workshop. For the rest you can simply turn up, but do note we have some very good ticket deals on offer – especially for the ball.

Who supports and funds you?
The Elmley Foundation, Worcestershire County, Worcester City, Wychavon District Council and The Bransford Trust have supported us.

 

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