Tallis Scholars Summer Course 2017

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Peter Phillips

Rupert Damerell

and current members of the

The Tallis Scholars

Ave Maria

Marian Motets and Antiphons

14 – 19 August 2017 Ávila, Spain

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This course will explore music composed in XVth and XVIth century Europe in honour of the Virgin.  We will examine music with Marian texts from different parts of the Church year – Annunciation, Christmas, Passion and Assumption.

The featured composers will be Josquin Desprez, John Taverner, Giovanni da Palestrina and Tomás Luis de Victoria, who began his musical life as a choirboy in Ávila’s Cathedral.


Tallis Scholars Summer Course with Peter Phillips 2016. 

The sessions will be led by Peter Phillips and Rupert Damerell together with current members of The Tallis Scholars.


Each day will have sessions for full choir for larger-scale polyphonic pieces and   working other polyphony and chant in smaller groups with the members of The Tallis Scholars. We especially welcome pre-formed groups (SATB)

At the end of the day there will be an informal recital performing the music studied that day.

This music will be presented in a public concert at the end of the course in a XVIth century convent church.

The course begins on August 14 2017 at 17.00 pm and ends on August 19 at 21:30.

Victoria “Salve Regina” 2016 course. Director Peter Phillips.

The course will take place in Avila, at the Colegio Mayor Magistral Honcala, http://magistralhoncala.com    very close to the historic city centre. A former Seminary, now it is used as a university hall of residence, boasting all the facilities – teaching rooms, dining room, wifi throughout, recently refurbished sleeping areas, etc.

There is full board accommodation in the Hall for those course students who wish it. The grounds have fine gardens and shady areas also to enjoy in family if you would like to come accompanied. In addition, it is very close to the centre of the city, with the historic and cultural heritage that this city enjoys. Ávila boasts a wide variety of hotels and other accommodation available to participants.

The participants do not have to reserve the lodging in the residence directly, in the case of staying there. The organisation of the course already has a block booking of rooms to allocate to the students who would like them.The lodging is paid directly to the residence and the price for full board is 44 euros/ day per person in a single room, and 38.50 euros/ day per person in a double room.


Students of the 2016 Tallis Scholars Summer Course. Convent of Las Navas del Marqués

Student profile:

Choir directors, section leaders and choristers

Level –  advanced, with good reading skills

Scores will be sent in advance for prior study.

Course fee: €330 euros (Includes tuition and scores in digital format) (There are discounts in the course fee available for preformed groups)

The seminar will have approximately 30 hours of rehearsal time, in addition to the final concert. Those participants who attend over 80% of the sessions will receive a diploma at the end of the course.

The course will be held in English and Spanish, with translators on hand.

The dates for registration and matriculation are the following:

. Pre-Registration: From 27 November 2016

The pre-registrations received will be evaluated by the Musical Director and applicants will be informed of their admission to the project. The organisation may request an audition or a voice recording from candidates.

. Sending of scores. Once an application has been accepted, scores will be sent digitally (from early 2017).

. There is a limit of places. The organisation reserves the right to admit students and the right to change the programme due to force majeur.

For any queries, the telephone for contact is: (34) 609 039 333 (between the hours of 19:00 to 22:00 CET) or by email to info@zenobiamusica.com

The course matriculation fee should be paid using bank transfer to the following account. We ask you not to make any transfer until admission to the project has been confirmed.

Beneficiary: Zenobia Música Asociación Cultural
Banco Sabadell c/c:  IBAN: ES05 0081 0638 5600 0156 0959

Please put the name of the student in the concept field.

We also accept international payments using Paypal:

Marcas de aceptación


We frequently check the registrations. If we have not replied to your submission within 24 hours, please contact us at info@zenobiamusica.com


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Tallis Scholars Summer Course with Peter Phillips 2016. Monasterio de Santo Tomás.

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