The 54th Berwang International Music Holiday 18 August - 1 September 2018
Course Director: Tim Brown
Whilst in Berwang instrumentalists and singers will experience the joy of making music whilst striving for excellence by combining intensive music-making with a holiday in the beautiful Austrian Tyrol.
New for 2018 - Junior Course for children aged 6-13
Those who would like to come to Berwang with family or friends, but not take part in the music sessions are welcome to attend as Listeners.
All musical and holiday activities are conducted in English.
The main work for 2018 is Haydn's Nelson Mass which we will perform in the Berwang village church and as a full mass at the magnificent Stams Abbey.
All groups will study a variety of music from different periods and in different styles.
Players and singers of all standards are welcome, but to get the most out of the course you need to have at least some experience of singing in choirs, or playing in orchestras and/or ensembles. Individuals and pre-arranged groups are both welcome. Course members are invited to bring music of their own choice, although all music for formal concerts will be provided.
In addition to the Mass the works to be studied by the choir will include Monteverdi's Beatus Vir and Rutter's Feel the Spirit. In addition to these main works we will also sing partsongs, madrigals etc. and there will be some opportunities for solo singing.
The strings will frequently work together as a string orchestra and sometimes break into smaller groups from trios to octets. There will also be opportunities to play chamber music with piano and/or wind.
The wind will work in a variety of groupings including opportunities to work with the strings and/or with a pianist.
Wind and Strings
The wind and strings will join together to form the chamber orchestra, to explore orchestral repertoire and to work with the choir.
The Junior Course is for children aged 6-13 years old. The aim of this course is to foster the joy of singing whilst striving for excellence. We will have fun through group singing, voice training, movement, acting and improvisation.
Those who would like to come to Berwang, but not take part in the music sessions, are very welcome to join us as listeners. You will be able to join in all the social activities of the course and come to listen to our concerts. You are also welcome to listen to the music sessions.
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