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Recorder players


Jul 30 2022 - Aug 06 2022


3:00 pm - 10:00 am



NORVIS Early Music Summer School 2022

Welcome to the 50th NORVIS Early Music Summer School

NORVIS is an annual full week-long early music summer school in County Durham which we’re proud to describe as one of the UK’s longest-established and friendliest early music summer schools.

We are celebrating our Golden Jubilee, in 2022 rather than 2020, as we move to a fine new venue at Barnard Castle School, next door to the splendid Bowes Museum.

‘Sympathetic and informative teaching’
‘Very good variety – always something I wanted to do’
‘Good fun, great atmosphere, very good repertoire’
‘Went beyond expectations’

About the course

If you love playing early music, a week at NORVIS will enable you to make progress.

  • We teach and perform with recorders, viols, lutes, baroque strings, harpsichord and voices, and cover a wide range of repertoire from early Renaissance to late Baroque.
  • We have an impressive line-up of specialist performers and teachers.
  • We have a particularly generous student-tutor ratio.
  • We give a number of bursaries to enable individuals to participate in NORVIS who would be otherwise unable to do so.


  • Andrew Fowler – Musical Director
  • Elizabeth Dodd – viol, dance
  • Alison Kinder – recorder, baroque oboe
  • Oonagh Lee – recorder, baroque oboe
  • Richard MacKenzie – lute, theorbo, early guitar
  • Chris Orton – recorder
  • Susanna Pell – viol
  • Jacqui Robertson-Wade – solo bass viol
  • Jane Rumney – recorder
  • John Treherne MBE – harpsichord
  • Mary Tyers – recorder
  • Michael Willamson – baroque strings
  • Tim Harper – accompanist, keyboard continuo

Course fees

Fees for adults

  • Full board and tuition: £790.00
  • Non-resident with tuition (inc lunch and evening meal): £580.00

Fees for young people and those in full-time education

  • Full board and tuition: £650.00
  • Non-resident with tuition (inc lunch and evening meal): £480.00

Bursaries and help with fees



Barnard Castle School

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Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 30 2022 - Aug 06 2022
  • Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 am

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