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Josquin and Lassus

NB this course is over

A week of music making for experienced choral singers focusing on the works of two of the most influential composers of the 16 th century.

with options for walking, and excursions to visit the high alpine flower meadows

Directed Deborah Roberts

Course fee £200 (£100 students) Sunday May 18th - Sunday May 25 th

Nestling among the tops of the Ligurian Alps, Triora offers a glorious location for a week of intensive and enjoyable music making with one of the most experienced musicians in the field of renaissance polyphony. 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, a choral director, the visiting vocal teacher at Cork University, Ireland, and co founder and artistic director of Brighton Early Music Festival.

The course will start with a brief introduction followed by dinner on Sunday May 18 th , culminate in a concert on Saturday May 24 th and end after an early breakfast on Sunday 25 th .

Daily vocal 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.

Travel info- click here


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 € 450 per person depending upon the type of room (single, double or triple).

The menu features much delicious, local (Ligurian) cuisine*. Click for more details on the hotel


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