Open Workshops 2013/2014
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Workshop 1: Reformation Fragments

Monday 28th October 2013, 7-9.30pm

Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE

Led by David Allinson and Stef Connor

Following on from the Renaissance Singers’ concert at Waltham Abbey, David Allison and composer Stef Connor will lead a workshop looking at music from the programme, including the new commission, The Shrines of Waltham. This is an opportunity to gain insight from Stef on the composition process and her inspiration for this exciting project.

Workshop 2: Victoria’s Parody Masses

Monday 3rd February 2014, 7-9.30pm

The Gresham Centre (Church of St Anne & St Agnes)

Gresham St, London EC2V 7BX

Led by Andrew Griffiths (Stile Antico / Londinium)

Andrew Griffiths, musical director of Londinium, regular guest conductor of the BBC Singers and founder member of Stile Antico, leads a workshop focusing on the masses of Tomás Luis de Victoria.  Of Victoria's 20 surviving masses, fifteen are so-called 'parody' settings: reworkings of pre-existing motets, some by Victoria himself but many by other composers.  Our workshop will compare and contrast these motets - including music by Morales and Janequin - with movements from the Victoria masses which they inspired, and promises fascinating insights into the compositional process of this remarkable composer.

Workshop 3: The English Anthem

Monday 7th July 2014, 7-9.30pm

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, London EC1A 2DQ

Led by Jeremy Summerly

In our final workshop of the 2013/14 season, we will focus on the genre of the English Anthem, as cultivated in the late 16th and early 17th centuries by composers such as Weelkes, Tomkins and Gibbons. This repertoire was introduced to a new generation of listeners in a series of Naxos recordings by the Oxford Camerata four centuries later, and we are pleased to welcome Jeremy Summerly, who directed the group in those recordings, to lead this workshop.

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Our open workshops allow anyone with some experience of singing and an interest in Renaissance repertoire the opportunity to explore this music in depth alongside members of the Renaissance singers, under the direction of leading experts in the field. A basic level of ability to read music is helpful as we cover quite a lot of music during the evening.

Workshop tickets can be booked via the website, priced at £10 / £8 (concs) / £6 (Friends Scheme)

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