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Week One  28 July to 4 August

BASBWE Wind Conducting Course

Cappella Chamber Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Composers’ Workshop

Masterclass for Singers 1

Piano Accompaniment

Practical Conducting

Voices in Harmony

Wind Ensemble

Week Two  4 to 11 August

A Journey Through Jazz

Art of Choral Direction

Choral Course

Lighter Side Choral Course

Masterclass for Singers 2

Piano Course

Symphony Orchestra

The George Hurst Orchestral Conducting Course

Weeks 1 & 2  extra curricular activities

Choral Workshops 1 and 2

Score Learning and General Musicianship skills

Early morning Chi Kung

Accommodation and Fees

Week 2

Choral Course

Songs of Faith, Fate and Destiny

Katie Thomas  conductor            accompanist Simon Gregory  

This year we welcome the vibrant, dynamic young conductor Katie Thomas, to direct our second week choral course.  For her first visit to the summer school Katie has chosen to centre her programme around three ‘sumptuously perfect’ smaller choral  works by  Brahms, his songs of  Fate, Destiny and Faith.  These will form the core of a concert with orchestral accompaniment to be given by the course at the end of the week.

To complement this trio of masterpieces, she has chosen the lively and joyful Jubilate Deo by Benjamin Britten and the atmospheric Hope, Faith, Life, Love by Eric Whitacre, along with two uplifting and life affirming motets by Schütz and Rheinberger.   The icing on the cake is the beautiful, “serenely reflective”, Tristis est anima mea by Johann Kuhnau.

A truly luxurious banquet, not to be missed!









Jubilate Deo in C (1961)

Schicksalslied, Op.54 (Song of Destiny)

Begräbnisgesang, Op.13 (Funeral Hymn)

Gesang der Parzen, Op.89 (Song of the Fates)

Hope, Faith, Life, Love

Tristis est anima mea

Selig sind die Toten, SWV391

Abendlied,Op.69, No.3

Chester/Hal Leonard

Kalmus/Alfred Music

Special Edition

Kalmus/Alfred Music

Walton Music/Hal Leonard

Special Edition

Bärenreiter (BA 7983)

Special Edition

Special Editions will be available in the summer school Music Shop or before the course from the summer school administration offices

Katie Thomas’s and Simon Gregory’s biographies