baroque stringsThe course pitch in general is A415 for string instruments and A440 for recorders unless otherwise designated. Participants, both wind and strings, who wish to play in the NORVIS Baroque orchestra should bring their own instruments. Do ask for more details, using the contact form.

NORVIS XLIX – Saturday 27th July to Saturday 3rd August 2019
Details HERE.

The following information applied to the 2018 course, now finished. We are leaving it here to show you what NORVIS is like.
2018 Music listMusic List 2018 revised

The NORVIS Choir will be performing: Pachelbel – Jauchzet dem Herrn (double choir) and Buxtehude – Membra Jesu Nostri (SSATB solists, choir, 2 violins, viols, continuo).

NORVIS Baroque orchestra will perform works by Handel, Telemann and Vivaldi, including the Telemann concerto for flute and recorder in E minor.

Music and Instruments – and Shopping!

Consult the Music List for information about music required.

Recorder class with Alan

Lute music for the course is available HERE.

Sheet music may be ordered from Jacks Pipes and Hammers. Tel: 01422 882751  Fax: 01422 886157      email:

Jacks Pipes and Hammers will have a stall at NORVIS during the course, as will Rondo Publishing.

Our friends at the Early Music Shop will join us at NORVIS as usual with a stall, selling everything from viol strings to bass recorders, crumhorns to renaissance drums, sheet music and other useful instrument accessories.

A limited number of viols will be available for hire at a charge of £20, including insurance. Baroque violins and bows will be available by prior arrangement. Lutes are available for hire for those applying before June.

Enquire by email about hiring instruments.

Renaissance Viols

Richard Jones viols

We will be joined again for a day by Richard Jones and his beautiful Renaissance viols for people to try – if you’d like to know more about them before his visit, see his website: