Tallis Scholars Summer Course 2016

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Peter Phillips

Rupert Damerell

and current members of the

The Tallis Scholars

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Music for Evening Hours

16 – 20 August 2016 Ávila, Spain

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This course will explore music composed in XVIth century England and Spain for the evening offices of Vespers and Compline.

The featured composers will be Thomas Tallis and Tomás Luis de Victoria, who began his musical life as a choirboy in Ávila’s Cathedral.

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Zenobia Música course with Peter Phillips 2015. 

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 recreation of the evening offices, 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 16 2016 at 11.00 am and ends on August 20 at 21:30.

The course is being held in the city of Ávila, in the heart of historic Castille, at the Real Monasterio de Santo Tomás, which was for a time home to the “Catholic Kings”         Ferdinand and Isabella at the end of the XVth century.  There is lodging with full board in the Monastery’s Residence available for those course participants 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 monastery 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 monastery 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.

For more information about the monastery residence see:


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Students of the 2015 Zenobia Música course with Peter Phillips

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: €300 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 10 November 2015

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 2016).

. 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

Contact: info@zenobiamusica.com

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Zenobia Música course with Peter Phillips 2015. 

Contacto: info@zenobiamusica.com

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