Adult holiday courses

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Adult holiday courses

GAM is part of Make Music Gloucestershire, our county's music hub
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About Adult holiday courses

Beauchamp Early Music Week was started by our founders, Alan and Caroline Lumsden, in their home, Beauchamp House. This residential course is for singers and players of Renaissance instruments and has been running for many years. 

We attract nationally renowned tutors who are specialists in their fields.  Enthusiasts of early music come back year after year, enjoying the friendly atmosphere and high standard of music-making.  

Wayne Plummer reviewed the 2021 course in the Fall 2021 Edition of Historic Brass Today (pp. 32-33), which you can view here:


Details of next year's course are to be published soon.

Feedback from 2021's course:

‘Cannot thank you enough for sticking with it and organising a splendid week of playing and singing early music.’

‘I left the sessions with a feeling of being valued as an individual as well as being uplifted.’

‘It was stimulating to focus on some challenging sightreading and gratifying when we got there!’

‘Faultless!  Top marks to the tutors who were supportive and helpful throughout the whole process.’

‘Rendcomb was spectacular and seemed to be ideally suited to this type of music course.’

Despite all of the challenges of maintaining COVID-safety, and being in a new venue, I rate this year’s Beauchamp as one of the best to date and can’t wait for the next one! I can only imagine the hard work the organisers and
tutors put into making this a success and
offer them my heart-felt thanks. - Wayne Plummer, Historic Brass Today