Lion Ballroom Tea Dance

Our first event of 2020 was the Pride and Prejudice Tea Dance in the Lion Ballroom, Leominster. Dancers arrived from Oxford and Cardiff and all places in between, to dance a selection of carefully chosen dances led by Dancing Master, Brian Stanton. Music was provided by Peter and Moira of Dampiers Round.

We found out that a Buskin is not only the name of an 18th century dance but it refers to the laces of a type of footwear worn at the time…..even by Robinson Crusoe, as described by Daniel Defoe. It’s amazing what you learn with Worcestershire Early Music!


Festival tickets now available!

Tickets are now available for the Worcester Early Music 2020 Festival – and we have a great line-up of musical treats for you. Add the dates to your diary now!

Friday 29 May – Elin Manahan Thomas and Elizabeth Kenny

Saturday 30 May РEnsemble Moli̬re

Sunday 31 May – Apollo’s Revels

More details on our website – tickets available from Eventbrite


WEM in 2020

You may not have heard much from us at Worcestershire Early Music since the summer – but that’s because we have been so busy behind the scenes! There are lots of events in the pipeline, including our Festival which is nearly ready to go. Our first event of 2020 is a collaboration with Ben Sawyer’s Oriel Singers, from Cheltenham, on Saturday 7 March, for which we’re providing instrumentalists including cornetts, sackbuts and other exotica. You might have caught Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir on Radio 3 the other day – that’s likely to be in the programme. It’s an extraordinary and exciting piece of music – don’t miss it!