NORVIS bursary applications welcomed

Telemann Suite in a minor

Are you in full time education and I’ve playing early music? Are you a keen young musician who’d like to explore early music? Are you an adult early musician tempted by NORVIS and its wondrous charms for whom circumstances make it expensive for whom a bursary could help you resolve to give it a try?

We have bursaries to give to those we feel will benefit from them.

Go on – fill in the application form on the NORVIS website. Bursary application is now an integral part of the online process.

Or contact us with your questions.

You will love your NORVIS week.

NORVIS goes live – apply for 2020

Online Application is now available for NORVIS 50 – Golden Jubilee course, 1st-8th August 2020 at Barnard Castle School, County Durham.

The music list has been published and the course fees.

We would love to receive your application as soon as you are able to make it.

We will mark the 500th anniversary of the meeting of King Francis I of France and King Henry VIII of England at the Field of the Cloth of Gold, a suitable antecedent for NORVIS’s own golden anniversary. 


49 and counting…

Our 2019 Gallery of photos is in place, as is a summary of the wonderful week that was NORVIS XLIX.  Do write to us with your memories, if you wish, adding them to Facebook or sending them direct and we’ll try to add them.

Soon, we will be publishing information about Golden Jubilee NORVIS 2020 (Sat 1st – Sat 8th August 2020) at our new venue, Barnard Castle School.

You can Register Interest in advance of the application forms becoming available and we will contact you when they are.


Now that our wonderful NORVIS XLIX week is complete, ending with the Friday concert, our photo gallery is up and running as a lovely way to remember the week or to show you what goes on at NORVIS to encourage you to come next year. We will post more about this 49th course soon, as well as publishing information about our Golden Jubilee NORVIS 50 (Sat 1st – Sat 8th August 2020) at our new venue, Barnard Castle School.


Nearly time for NORVIS!

NORVIS final concert
Part of the final concert, 2018

If you are coming to NORVIS, you should have received the Welcome Letter by now, detailing the main information you need for the week.  We look forward to welcoming you upon arrival at the Caedmon Hall foyer on the afternoon of Saturday 27th July.

Further questions? Contact Harriet  by using this website or email / phone her direct using the contact details you’ve been given.

We will be delighted to see you in Durham.

Mark (Chair of the Trustees)