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 2017 Up and Coming EMFS events

EMFS Choir session - Saturday 25th March 10:00am to 13:00pm

If you'd like to come along and haven't yet contacted me, please email Sue as soon as possible.

Further Details:

This Saturday we will be combining "intermediate" and "advanced" forces singing together in the morning starting at 10am.

Please email Sue indicating your voice part and which choir(s) you wish to sing in.  The fee for a single half-day session is £12 for EMFS members, £15 for non-members, and £5 for students and those on low incomes.  A reduced full-day rate of £20 / £25 / £8 will apply this session to any advanced choir singers who wish to join the intermediate choir in the afternoon.  


You can pay (i) by BACS (ref EMFS choir workshop), or (ii) paying by cheque on the day - but please confirm by email that you are attending.  Please make cheques payable to EMFS. No cash payments will be accepted.

**If you are paying by BACS, please email Sue, and cc Kate ( to let us know that you have paid.**


St Michael and All Saints Church, Brougham St.,Edinburgh EH3 9JH
Mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments will be provided, but if you are attending both sessions, please bring a packed lunch or be prepared to eat at a nearby cafe.



Please let me know if you need pdf copies sent to you.

*Please also let me know if you need printed copies on the day*. We are hoping to keep costs down by inviting choir members to print their own music, but we are happy to print it for you if you need us to.


Please email me if you need information about parking near the venue.

Hope to see you there!

Viola da Gamba Coaching with Ali Kinder

Ali Kinder will be in Edinburgh between 10th and 12th April, offering individual and consort coaching for viol players.

She will also offer individual and group coaching.

If you would like to find out more, or book a session with Ali for yourself or your group, please get in touch.

Ali's profile is below.

EMFS also has some viols for hire.




Alison Kinder read music at Oxford and was then granted a scholarship by Trinity College of Music where she studied viol with Alison Crum, being awarded the college's Silver Medal for Early Music Studies.

She is a founder member of the ensemble Passamezzo with whom she performs regularly on viols and recorders, usually in period costume ranging from Medieval to early Eighteenth Century, and is a member of Chelys consort of viols and Baroque ensemble Saltarello.

A busy freelance concert schedule includes working with some of the leading performers and ensembles in the Early Music world, including the Rose Consort, The Parley of Instruments and I Fagiolini.

A keen teacher of both children and adults, Alison is a tutor on a number of Early Music courses, including Rondo Viol Academy, the Easter Early Music Course, Norvis and the Viola da Gamba Society's Summer Weekend Course. Alison teaches viol and violin both privately and in schools, and directs the Warwickshire Youth Waits, a Renaissance band for young players which includes everything from recorders and viols to crumhorns, shawms, rebecs and more!

Alison has had a number of educational books published with colleague and fellow viol player Jacqui Robertson-Wade. They include group teaching material for viols and recorders, and a children's music theory series called The Notehouse People. She recently completed a modern edition of the divisions from Christopher Simpson's Division Viol treatise.