2016 Easter Viol School

Friday 25th – Monday 28th March 2016

Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College

The theme of this year’s workshop is the Broken Consort. Taking our inspiration from Thomas Morley’s First book of Consort Lessons (1599), we will follow the popular practice of the Elizabethan era when instruments from diverse families such as strings and winds consorted together and also took part in madrigals such as Morley’s “It was a lover and his lass” and “Now is the month of maying”. We will discover how broken consorts can play a range of Renaissance music from the nifty dances of Praetorius to the sublime madrigals of John Dowland.

Tutors: Lisa Terry (USA)

Laura Moore (Musical Director)

Ruth Wilkinson, Miriam Morris and Laura Vaughan (viols)

Matthew Manchester (cornetto)

Anna Sandström (soprano)

Simon Rickard (bassoon/rackett)

EVS 2016 enrolment