Welcome to NORVIS – Early Music in Durham

We have had a wonderful week at NORVIS XLVII. We hope all our participants had a lovely time. We will add photos and archive information about the course.  As information about NORVIS XLVIII becomes available, we will update the site again.

NORVIS is an annual week-long early music summer course in Durham. We specialise in viols, recorders, lutes, baroque strings and voices, and cover a wide range of repertoire from early renaissance to late baroque.

“The best thing about the course was the welcoming and inclusive attitude of both staff and students”

You can read some testimonials from past NORVIS participants – they enjoyed it!

NORVIS XLVIII – Saturday 28th July to Saturday 4th August 2018

 P1060974 - CopyWelcome to NORVIS, which we’re proud to describe as one of the UK’s most established and friendly early music summer schools. Our annual course in Durham, tutored by an impressive line-up of specialist performers and teachers, covers all aspects of early music, and is suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. We very much hope you’ll come and experience it for yourself.


NORVIS was founded in 1971 by Layton and Christine Ring.

NORVIS is a registered charity, no 1014801.