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Workshop | Hampstead
Wednesday 20 August 2014 , 11:00 am - Friday 22 August 2014 , 3:30 pm
Siglo de Oro lead workshops for singers of all ages and abilities. The focus of any particular session can be a single composer, a national school or a period in history.
This three day course, designed for singers who are conﬁdent singing with two or three-to-a-part, will be focused on music written by William Byrd for illegal Roman Catholic worship in protestant Elizabethan England.
The course is limited to twenty-ﬁve participants, and there will be opportunities to sing in small groups. The repertoire for the course will include movements from Byrd’s Masses for Four and Five Voices, as well as motets from his Gradualia.
The workshop will be led by Patrick Allies, choirmaster and graduate in Choral Studies of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
Applications Close on Monday July 28, 2014.
Here are some comments from previous participants:
“The members of Siglo de Oro were superb and totally supportive. They gave me reassurance. They were very friendly. I enjoyed the workshop. The day will be etched in my memory. Surrounded by young talent I felt a little younger myself, stretched and challenged but very comfortable. Thank you Siglo de Oro”
“Thank you for your enthusiasm and wonderful direction. For us, it was a rare opportunity to sing such music and particularly under the direction of such a fantastically talented musician. It was a really exhilarating day. Thank you again for an illuminating, inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable day.”
“It was a great pleasure to be directed by Patrick for the first time, and our warmest thanks are due to him for guiding us with patience and good humour through a demanding programme”
“I loved the event, I’m glad I attended… I would definitely attend another”