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6 to 13 August 2023

Choral Masterpieces of Five Centuries

Katie Thomas conductor   

accompanist Simon Gregory  biography


Boosey & Hawkes
Boosey & Hawkes
Boosey & Hawkes

CPDL #12238 free download
Furore Verlag
(Edition 5267)
Boosey & Hawkes

Missa in C major ‘Trinitas Messe’, K167
from The Strathclyde Motets  

                O Radiant Dawn   
Benidicimus Deum caeli  
The canticle of Zachariah

Missa a4 voci da Cappella (1650)  
Hiob Cantata  
horal Dances from Gloriana  





Mendelssohn, Fanny

Our 2023 choral course embraces inspirational choral music from the seventeenth century to the present day. It includes the exquisite but rarely performed ‘Trinitas’ Mass of Mozart and the gorgeous 1650 setting of the Mass by Monteverdi. By contrast we offer the beautiful Strathclyde Motets of MacMillan and Britten’s colourful Choral Dances from Gloriana. The ‘icing on the cake’ is Fanny Mendelssohn’s Hiob Cantata with its elaborate, rich expression of confidence in mankind. A concert with orchestral accompaniment will be given at the end of the week.


We think you will agree, this is a feast of choral repertoire which celebrates some of the best of the last five hundred years. Not to be missed!

Please note

The summer school does not have a music shop in residence. Students are asked to purchase course materials before they arrive at the school either from their local music supplier or from our nominated internet supplier, Forsyth Music. The following address will take you straight to the Sherborne Summer School section of  Forsyth’s website and there you will find the music for your course ready to purchase: