REPERTOIRE FOR AUGUST 2023:
Cavalli: Alma Redemptor Mater (Italy, 17th century)
Lotti: Crucifixus a 8 (Italy, 18th century)
Marenzio: Basciami Mille (Italy, 16th century)
Viadana: Exultate Justi (Italy, 17th century)
Peter Philips: Gaudeamus Omnes a 5 (England, 17th century)
Verdi – Ave Maria (Italy, 19th century)
Rossini – O Salutaris Hostia (Italy, 19th century)
Gustav Holst – I Love my Love
(trad.) Dashing away with a Smoothing Iron arr. Keith Roberts
Grayson Ives – Name that Tune
In addition, some more advanced singers will be invited to prepare some 17th century Italian consort music (to be selected later, based on the balance of voices).
The course will conclude with a performance in the Romanesque setting of the Terme Tettucio in Montecatini.
On arrival day, 29 July, there will be dinner available from 18:30 and informal drinks afterwards. We will welcome everyone formally on the next morning (30th) and begin rehearsals.
During the week there will be daily singing all morning, then a long break of several hours after lunch, followed by shorter sessions in the late afternoon before dinner. Mid-week we will have a free day with an organised excursion (to be announced).
After a concert in the Terme Tettucio on 4th August, on the final day (5th August) there will be breakfast and a chance to say goodbye.