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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

Stephen Varcoe is internationally renowned as a concert and recital singer. He has made over 150  recordings:  Purcell, Handel and Bach with John Elliot Gardiner; Haydn, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Grainger and Britten with Richard Hickox and works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Nigel Osborne, Thea Musgrave and John Tavener with various other artists.

He has sung with many  orchestras and conductors in the UK, Europe, Japan and North America; in BBC Proms, concerts and festivals throughout the world and in recitals with Julius Drake, Graham Johnson and Iain Burnside.

With Hyperion Records Stephen has made many song recital discs and in 2009 he completed a PhD at the University of York on the Performance of Song.

He teaches at the Royal College of Music as well as giving lectures and masterclasses both in the UK and abroad … most recently at the International Festival of Song in Melbourne, Australia.