Chorworks Summer Workshop July 9-13th, 2013:
PSALMS, SONNETS & SONGS
This year – our ninth annual summer workshop – traces the course of 150 years of sacred and secular music in England. From Henry VIII’s break with Rome, through the English Civil War, to the Restoration of King Charles II, it includes works by Taverner, Byrd, Gibbons, Ravenscroft, Purcell and Blow. The workshop is for all levels of singers from advanced high school upwards, for choir directors, and for those who simply wish to listen and learn more about this glorious music.
To represent the broad scope of this year’s program, we have taken the title of William Byrd’s publication of 1588: PSALMS, SONNETS and SONGS
An internationally distinguished faculty leads a full schedule of seminars, rehearsals, coaching and performances. Tutors include Philip Cave (Director), Sally Dunkley, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, James Kennerley and Patrick Walders. The workshop runs from 9:00am to 9:00pm each day from Tuesday 9th through Saturday 13th July 2013 at George Washington University Foggy Bottom Campus, Washington, DC. (An optional extra day of musical orientation [aka: note-learning!] is available on Monday 8th July.)
Lodging will be available on campus in the dorm at a rate of $35 per night per person for a shared room (3 or 4 people) plus 14.5% tax and a one time $12 linen fee. Each room has a private bath, refrigerator and microwave. Room space is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please reserve early! Dorm rooms are available from July 8th – July 14th, for a package totaling 6 nights for $252.45.
If dorm life is not for you we have two other options which you may book yourself for whichever nights you choose:
Hotel rooms are available at the George Washington University Inn located right on campus. The rate is $159 per night single or double occupancy plus 14.5% tax. Each room has a refrigerator and microwave.
Rooms are also available at the Arlington Clarion Hotel in Arlington VA. Just across the river, and two blocks from a direct Metro line to GWU, the Clarion offers a rate of $109 a night single/double and $129 a night triple/quad, plus 10% tax. All rooms have a kitchen which includes a microwave, refrigerator, stove and table. Free hot breakfast is included. Free shuttle service is available to the Metro and elsewhere within a mile of the hotel. The Clarion is 4 miles from Ronald Reagan National Airport. Mention “Chorworks Rate” when booking.
Meals will also be available on campus. Full details and rates forthcoming. There are also many restaurants on and around the campus as well as a Whole Foods grocery store.
Workshop cost includes tuition, coaching, seminars and other musical activities. Copies of music are supplied to participants electronically; private voice lessons are available at a modest extra charge. The main workshop runs from Tuesday morning July 9th and concludes with a concert on Saturday the 13th and a closing reception. In addition, we offer an optional extra day of rehearsal on Monday 8th July, for those who would enjoy a little more time to familiarize themselves with the music.
Each day offers a full program of singing and listening from 9:00am to 9:00pm. The mornings begin with a vocal warm-up, focusing on aspects of vocal technique relevant to the week’s singing, followed by a mixture of full and sectional rehearsals. After lunch, a seminar or discussion takes place before further rehearsal activity. The evenings feature a reflection on the day’s musical learning, often followed by an informal presentation by one of the faculty and time to socialize.
Workshop Tuition: $525 (includes tuition; morning and afternoon refreshments; access to music via email; all musical events).
Optional Pre-Workshop Day: $75 (includes soft drinks)
Individual voice lessons with faculty members (45 mins.): $60
Discounts are available for “Early Byrds” (those who register and pay in full by April 30, 2013), full-time music students, group applications, and EMA members. Please inquire for details.
Chorworks is offering a weekend+evening track for those with day jobs that preclude regular attendance.
Beginning on Sunday 7th July, with weekend and evening rehearsals and activities.
Sunday 7th July 2:00-5:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm
Monday 8 – Friday 12th July 7:00-9:30pm and
Saturday 14 July 9:30am-9:30pm
N.B.: This option is dependent on adequate enrolment. Please email us at email@example.com for further details.