Voices, Viols, Mountains,
THIS COURSE IS OVER!!!!
A week of music making
focusing on the works of William Byrd with options for walking, and excursions
to visit the high alpine flower meadows
For experienced viol
players and ensemble singers
Directed by Alison Crum and
Course fee £190 (£100
students) Monday May 21st – Sunday May 27th
This year's Triora May
course has been moved to later in the month in order to catch the glorious wild
flowers at their best. It will also coincide with a new informal arts festival
within this lovely medieval hilltop town.
The first part of the week
will focus on more intensive music making for both singers and players within
larger and smaller groups. Alison has to leave on the Thursday but an additional
tutor will help Deborah prepare participants for the final concert as well as
helping to organise informal playing and singing in various parts of the town
Daily vocal and instrumental
warm-ups and workshop sessions will give all participants the chance to improve
their technique as well as learning much about the art of ensemble music making.
A reasonable standard of
sight reading is desirable, though music will be sent out in advance.
Participants are also encouraged to bring sets of other appropriate music for
informal music making out of hours.
The course will culminate in
a concert on Saturday May 26th and end after breakfast on
Both tutors will
be familiar to many both as active performers and teachers. As well as singing
professionally and directing Brighton Consort, Deborah is also an Artistic
Director of Brighton Early Music Festival. Alison is a long term member of The
Rose Consort of Viols and one of the busiest players and teachers in the world,
directing as many as 20 courses per year.
We will stay in the Colomba
d’Oro, a comfortable and friendly family run hotel in Triora – where much of the
singing will also take place. All rooms are en suite, many with balconies and
superb views over the mountains. In order to
maximise free time
in the afternoon for excursions, breakfast and dinner will be included in the
overall price but lunch left to individual choice. This does not include drinks
and extra teas and coffees. The prices still need to be confirmed, but should
average at around €400
per person depending upon the type of room (single, double or triple).
The menu features much
delicious, local cuisine*. More details on the hotel can be found on
email:firstname.lastname@example.org - Tel: 0039 018494089
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the town and surroundings
NB rooms will be booked via
Triora Musica. Please indicate
required room type
*Vegetarian meals can be requested. Please advise on application