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Jul 29 2023 - Aug 05 2023


15:00 - 10:00

NORVIS Early Music Summer School 2023

Welcome to the 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.

  • Recorders, viols, lutes, voices, harpsichords, Baroque strings
  • Consorts – orchestra – choir – Baroque chamber groups – technique classes – concerts – lectures

‘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.


  • Musical Director – Andrew Fowler
  • Viol – Elizabeth Dodd, Ali Kinder, Susanna Pell, Jacqui Robertson-Wade, Peter Wendland
  • Recorder – Ooonagh Lee, Chris Orton, Jane Rumney, Mary Tyers
  • Lute & Early Guitar – Richard MacKenzie
  • Voice – Andrew Fowler
  • Baroque Strings – Michael Williamson
  • Harpsichord – John Traherne
  • Course Accompanist – Tim Harper

Course fees

Fees for adults

  • Full board and tuition: £TBC
  • Non-resident with tuition (inc lunch and evening meal): £TBC
Fees for young people and those in full-time education
  • Full board and tuition: £TBC
  • Non-resident with tuition (inc lunch and evening meal): £TBC
Bursaries and help with fees



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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 29 2023 - Aug 05 2023
  • Time: 10:00 - 05:00

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