Study baroque music with the experts, through technique workshops, choral and orchestral sessions, and one-to-a-part chamber music exploring unusual repertoire in various combinations, selected and coached by the tutors.
We hope to include Monteverdi’s double-choir Magnificat from Selva Morale; Beatus vir; and madrigals combining voices and instruments; Vivaldi’s G minor Magnificat and double-choir Lauda Jerusalem; and works by Cavalli, Legrenzi, Rosenmüller, Albinoni, Marcello and Caldara.
Applications are invited from proficient singers and players of violin, viola, cello (baroque or gut-strung modern instruments, with baroque bows), bass violin, bass viol, violone, recorder, flute, oboe, bassoon; and lute, harp and harpsichord / organ (playing from figured bass). Pitch: A=415. Players should have a good mastery of instrumental technique, but not necessarily any experience of baroque playing. Wind players should be prepared to sight-read solo parts. Singers should have good sight-reading skills, and may have chances to sing occasional solos as well as in a chamber choir.