2017 Easter Viol School

Friday 14th – Monday 17th April 2017

Saint Sabina, Strathfield, Sydney

The theme of this year’s workshop is La Dolce Vita. All things Italian! In honour of Monteverdi’s 450th birthday we will play his Ave Maris Stella from the Vespers, 1610. And we revel in Isaac’s Italian style with selections from his Missa La Bassadanza written during the 10 years he worked for the Medicis in Florence. We explore how Italian madrigals and Venetian polychoral works influenced the development of the English Fantasia. The school offers opportunities for players from beginners to advanced, including a Beginner Scholarship program. We are delighted to welcome the distinguished and pioneering viol consort player Wendy Gillespie as our Overseas Tutor. Wendy will offer a Choices class “Before the Fantasia” including a plain and easy guide to early notation.


Wendy Gillespie (USA)
Brooke Green (Musical Director),
Catherine Upex (Asssistant Musical Director),

Miriam Morris, Laura Moore,
Imogen Granwal, Jennifer Eriksson,
Matthew Manchester, Josie Ryan

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