Sherborne Summer School of Music

                                                             1st August to 15th August 2021                           


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Sherborne Summer School of Music 2020




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Weeks 1 & 2

Choral Workshops

Score Learning and General Musicianship skills

Early morning Chi Kung

Symphony Orchestra leader Elizabeth French

Philip Ellis conductor

Week 2    8th to 15th August


The Symphony Orchestra has for many year’s been one of our most successful and popular courses. This year repertoire will centre on masterpieces of the 19th and 20th centuries and include ‘classics’ by Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Bax, Debussy and Tchaikovsky.

The Symphony Orchestra is intended to meet the needs of music students and very experienced amateurs.  Repertoire from the list below will be chosen for the summer school’s final concert in Sherborne Abbey.




Debussy arr. Molinari



Spring Fire (1913)

Symphony No.10 in E minor, Op.93

L’Isle Joyeuse

Symphony in Three Movements

Francesca da Rimini, Op.32

Philip Ellis  Since winning first prize at the Leeds International Conductors’ Competition in 1991 Philip has established a reputation as one of Britain’s most versatile conductors.

In this country he has worked with all the major London and provincial orchestras including broadcasts and television appearances with all the BBC orchestras. Abroad he has a busy schedule with orchestras in France, Belgium, Holland, Hong Kong, Russia, Italy, Mexico, Australia and Germany. Philip works extensively as a conductor for ballet.

He has been associated with the Royal Ballet since 1989 and regularly conducts many international companies in Italy, France, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Holland, Russia and Canada. He also has an extensive recording catalogue including discs with EMI, Nimbus, Universal and BBC TV and has received particular acclaim for his recordings with the soprano Lesley Garrett.