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Including music by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi and Alessandro Grandi


Sunday May 17th – Sunday May 24 th 2009

A week of music making for experienced choral singers and period instrumentalists focusing on the sumptuous polychoralmusic composed for St Mark’s, Venice.

Options available for walking, and excursions to visit the high alpine flower meadows.

Director Deborah Roberts
Course fee £210 (£100 students)

The course will begin with a brief introductory session followed by dinner on Sunday May 17 th.

There will be a range of music from intimate madrigalian settings by Monteverdi and Grandi, to some of the multi choir works of the Gabrielis.

Giovanni Gabrielli
Claudio Monteverdi
Alessandro Grandi


The following instruments could also be included: sackbut, cornet, violin, viols, cello, flute, recorders. Although this is primarily a vocal course, there will also be opportunities for instrumental playing – though no separate instrumental tutor will be available.

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.


The course will culminate in an informal concert on Saturday May 23rd and the coach will leave for the airport after an early breakfast on Sunday 24 th.

A reasonable standard of sight reading is desirable, though music will be mostly made available in advance, as follows;

Download your music from this website


Have your music printed for you and sent out in advance (£10 charge, if requested at time of booking).

St Mark's Square
St Mark's- interior view



Easy Jet ( operate low cost flights to Nice from Gatwick, Luton, Stanstead, Bristol, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinbugh airports. There are also other companies such as Jet 2 who operate from Leeds and Manchester, while British Airways fly from Heathrow and Birmingham and East Midlands are served by BMI Baby. We will also provide a bus to meet the latest of the flights, generally around 5pm. It is a journey of around 2 hours to Triora, and the cost will be around £35 - 40 return depending upon the numbers travelling.

We would advise you to book your flights as soon as possible in order to get the lowest prices. There is more general information on our website and we will recommend specific flights once they become available. Please contact us if you need further advice.


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 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 cuisine*.

For more details on the hotel, click here (our details) or the link above(hotel's own website; click flag for English version)

Click here for our photos of the hotel, the town and surroundings.

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