Sherborne Summer School of Music



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Sherborne Summer School of Music 2020



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Sherborne Town &          Sherborne School

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Weeks 1 & 2

Score Learning and General Musicianship skills

Early morning Chi Kung

This website describes the courses that were on offer in both 2020 and 2021 prior to the schools being cancelled.

This is to give you an idea of the range of courses, the expertise of our tutors and the standard of performance materials.

Art of Choral Direction

Amy Bebbington with Charlie Penn

Conductors of all levels of experience are welcomed on this course, during which a student’s development through the week is tailored closely to their own individual needs. Essential elements of conducting technique will be shared throughout each day with the majority of the course spent in a masterclass situation. Additional opportunities, such as working with a large chorus, working with an orchestra and conducting in the course concert, will be shared amongst the members of the course. A week is a short time, but sufficient enough to examine the nature of the choral conductor’s craft, including how to prepare a score and plan effective rehearsals, how to build a musical relationship with a group, how our language affects our choirs and what it takes to prepare a dynamic performance. It is advised that complete beginners initially attend as observer/singers in order to absorb the teaching without having to conduct an ensemble. Conductors of choral societies, chamber choirs, youth choirs, church choirs, organ scholars, etc., are all equally welcomed to what will be a demanding, supportive and encouraging learning environment.

 Choral singers who wish to develop their sight reading skills are also encouraged to   apply. You will be warmly welcomed as a member of the course and be invited to sing for the choral conducting students. A reasonable level of sight reading would be an advantage.   

 All sessions will be filmed by camcorder and students are asked to bring with them a standard SD memory card in order to create a record of their work. Pre-preparation of the repertoire is highly recommended but for those who are unable to prepare all the repertoire in advance, the music will be available for purchase in the summer school music shop.









Beati quorum via ed. Cooke

The Deer’s Cry

Beati quorum via

Hear My Prayer ed. Rutter

My Spirit Sang All Day

Ave verum Corpus ed. Morehen

Ubi Caritas

Special Edition

Oxford University Press

Maze Music

Oxford University Press

Boosey & Hawkes

Oxford University Press

Durand/Hal Leonard






Chilcott      from

Calme des nuits


Music of Stillness

Zion’s Walls

Ubi Caritas

Spirituals for Choirs

    All my trials

    Ev’ry time I feel the                           spirit

Durand/Hal Leonard

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press

Boosey & Hawkes

Walton Music /Hal Leonard

Oxford University Press

This course is proudly supported by the Association of British Choral Directors