Sample Daily Schedule (course starts on Monday morning).
10am – 12.30pm : Vocal Warm Up. Choir practice with Brian Kay. Ann Murray private tuition.
12.30pm – 2pm : Lunch (provided Mon-Thurs).
2pm – 3.30pm : Sectional or Vocal Group rehearsals (option examples : madrigals/French partsongs/barbershop, we would like to hear your own repertoire ideas for these small group sessions). Optional afternoon workshops throughout the week : How to read Music, Composing for Voices, including Language Coaching and informal talks with course leaders.
3.30pm : Coffee/tea etc. (provided)
4pm – 5.30pm : Dame Ann Murray Public Masterclass.
5.30pm : End of day get together, planning for following day of local visits, group rehearsals, informal concerts etc.
6pm : End of day’s sessions.
Evenings : You are free to explore the village, rehearse, give informal concerts, visit the local restaurants, vineyards and chateaux etc.
Friday Afternoon : Wine-Tasting trip (optional extra).
Friday Evening 8.30pm : Soloists Recital. L’église St. Felicien, Issigeac.
Saturday Morning : Free.
Saturday Afternoon : Final Rehearsal for evening concert.
Saturday Evening 8.00pm : Final Choral Concert. L’église St. Felicien, Issigeac. Fauré Requiem, Chilcott Choral Dances.
Sunday Morning : You are free to enjoy Issigeac’s famous weekly market and join the staff and tutors in an informal lunch. End of course.