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March 27th-29th, Hothorpe cancelled

April 23rd-25th 2021, The Beeches


The annual Advanced Course enables players to work on more difficult and unusual repertoire: consorts by Purcell and Lawes, the fabulous repertoire for two trebles and two basses by people like Jenkins and Simpson, and the fantastic later repertoire for three basses by Forqueray, Nicolai and others.

Players for these courses need to be experienced, technically competent, and not afraid of heights, clefs, or ormanents! If you're not sure whether this course is for you, have a look at our guidelines, or contact us.


The March 2020 course will focus on 17th Century French consort music, featuring composers including Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Henry Du Mont, Louis Couperin, and Jean Baptiste Antoine Forqueray.


The set repertoire is:

Du Mont - Symphonie VI

JBA Forqueray - La Tronchin (arr. S. Heinrich)

Charpentier - Preludes 1 and 2 from Concert pour 4 parties de violes


Other music will be studied during the weekend, including the remaining movements of the Charpentier.

Pitch: A=415   Temperament: Valotti

Apply online here, or contact us if you would like a postal application form. Places are limited so early application is strongly recommended.