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NB This course is now over

Thursday September 11 th – Monday September 15 th 2008

A long weekend of music making for experienced choral singers* exploring some of the rich repertoire of 16th century Spanish sacred music

Course tuition fee: £100 (Euros 150) or £50 for students (Euros 75)  

Directed by Deborah Roberts

As a professional singer who gave over a thousand concerts with the renowned Tallis Scholars, Deborah Roberts is also a regular teacher on courses and summer schools around the world, director of the chamber choir Brighton Consort, the visiting vocal teacher at University College Cork, Ireland, and co founder and artistic director of Brighton Early Music Festival.

The course will start on Thursday evening, and culminate in a concert on Sunday evening. There will be some free time on Saturday morning
(TBC re weather excursion possibilities etc) for sight seeing, guided trips to the mountains, walking or just relaxing.

Daily vocal warm-ups 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.


*both English and Italian can be used for the course


Accommodation (

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 price per person for a single room will be 240€, and 220€ for a double (or twin)

The menu features much delicious, local cuisine*. More details on the hotel can be found on the website, or
Tel: 0039 018494089

NB rooms will be booked via Triora Musica. Please indicate room type using the booking form.

*Vegetarian meals can be requested. Please advise on application

The town (

Triora is one of a collection of ancient hill towns that grace the lovely Argentine valley in the region of Liguria, close to the French border. It is surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery with facilities for walking, rock climbing etc. Much of the architecture dates back to the 12thcentury, but its period of greatest fame was during the 16th century when a number of witch trials were conducted by the Inquisition. The town boasts an excellent museum of witchcraft, and to this day has a powerful association with witches. Some descendents of the original witches can still be seen to this day!!



Easy Jet operate low cost flights to Nice including from Gatwick, Luton, Stanstead and Liverpool airports

( ….the earlier you book the cheaper they are!

We will also provide a bus to meet the latest of the flights It is a journey of around 2 hours and the cost will be around £35 return depending upon the numbers traveling.

The bus will be timed to meet the latest of the following flights:

Thursday September 11:
Stansted to Nice:
dep. 06:50,
arr. 10:05
Luton to Nice:
dep. 10:45,
arr. 13:55
Gatwick to Nice:
dep. 11:25,
arr. 14:25
Liverpool to Nice:
dep. 07:15,
arr. 10:30
The bus will depart Nice airport at around 15.00
Monday September 15
Nice to Stansted:
dep. 10:35,
arr. 11:40
Nice to Gatwick:
dep. 09:30,
arr. 10:30
Nice to Luton:
dep. 10:50,
arr. 11:55
Nice to Liverpool:
dep. 11:00,
arr. 12:15
The bus will leave the hotel at around 6.00 am


This is just a sample. Easyjet also flies to Nice from Newcastle and Bristol. In addition other companies fly from different destinations in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. There are also trains to Taggia. There is more general information on our website. Please contact me if you need further advice.

We would advise you to book your flights as soon as possible in order to get the lowest prices.

For further information, contact us