Aug 15, 2008, 7:56 PM
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The Beverley Minster Short Course - Masterpieces of the English Reformation
Music of the Reformation Course in Beverley Minster
directed by Richard Smith, with workshops by Dr Andrew Padmore
18th - 22nd February 2009
Fancy a long weekend in the beautiful Minster town of Beverley, singing late seventeenth century music of the Chapel Royal? Hosted by The Liturgical Music Courses, the Beverley Short Course runs from Wednesday 18th February – Sunday 22nd February 2009 and will involve singing services in Beverley Minster and a short concert in York Minster.
The 2009 Beverley Minster Short Course starts in Beverley on the evening of Wednesday 18th February with an informal reception and warm-up session. On Thursday Dr Andrew Padmore will lead the first of his workshops and in the evening we will sing a Choral Evensong in Beverley's beautiful Gothic minster church. Friday will be spent in rehearsal and Dr Padmore will lead another workshop session in the evening.
On Saturday we travel to York where we will sing a recital in York Minster - the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Later in the day the course director, Richard Smith, will give an organ recital in Beverley Minster. The following morning we will sing the Sunday Eucharist in Beverley Minster and the course will end that evening with a Choral Evensong.
As with all of The Liturgical Music Courses, there will be solo and semi-chorus opportunities for suitably accomplished singers. Music and rehearsal CDs are supplied well in advance.
The course fees (£195) include a light meal on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and the loan of all music and rehearsal CDs. They also include transport to York on Saturday. Beverley is a fairly small, walled town and has several reasonably-priced guest houses. The Minster is centrally located, and Beverley has a train station.
For further details and to make an application, visit www.liturgicalmusic.co.uk or telephone 0118 326 6319
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