Sat 29Aug2020
Sat 05Sep2020

A choral course for 16-18 experienced singers

La Maison Verte in Roujan, Languedoc, France

Tutors: Eamonn Dougan and Francis Steele

Imagine a vast oil canvas… The five Tudor monarchs – all depicted – have courteously requested the ​​presence of all the musicians who served during their reigns. John Browne is chatting with the Mundys, Sheppard laughing with Cornysh and Tye; Byrd and Tallis are deep in conversation with Elizabeth, whilst Taverner has recruited the 4 Roberts – White, Wylkynson, Parsons and Fayrfax– to play In nomines upon the dais. Anon skulks in a recess. A breath-taking array of talent there assembled.

Eamonn and Francis want to restore this canvas, not in oils, but in sound. They will select some of the greatest works of the Tudor period – antiphons, mass movements, motets – in order to discover the manifold beauties of this complex and challenging repertoire. They rely on you to be the artists.  We are seeking experienced singers and sight-readers to take part in this week of musical and culinary excess in the South of France. The venue is La Maison Verte in Roujan, Languedoc. All food, tuition and music are included, and the accommodation is onsite, comfortable and spacious. The course fee is 795 euros and non-singing guests are welcome.

Organiser: Anne Roberts / anneroberts23456@gmail.com

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