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Summercourse Gregorian Chant 2022

Amici Cantus Gregoriani is organizing the second edition of the Gregorian Summer Course, in close collaboration with the Early Music Department of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. This course will take place from August 29 to September 2, 2022 in the Kloosterkerk, also in The Hague.

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The Summer Course is organized in such a way that singers and conductors, music students (at conservatoires and universities) and scientists of various experience levels can participate. We work in five groups. In addition to the two groups for singers and the two groups for conductors, both divided into basic and advanced, there is a fifth group, intended for the very advanced singers and conductors. This concerns an interpretation working group, where semiological knowledge and artistic insight are combined at a high level.

In addition to this course programme, morning workshops, lectures and concerts take place. The course will be concluded with a joint sung vespers on Friday afternoon 2 September. The aim is to have 80-100 participants from home and abroad.

The teaching team consists of:

  • Anthony Zielhorst (general course leader and base leven conductors)
  • Rens Tienstra (base level singers)
  • Eugeen Liven D’Abelardo (advanced singers)
  • Franz Karl Prassl (advanced conductors)
  • Jaan-Eik Tulve (specialists)

The course in five parallel level groups led by these teachers forms the core of the course. They take place during the afternoons, starting on Monday afternoon (5 afternoons). The language of instruction is English.

Morning workshops: linking theory and practice

In addition to the core course, three parallel workshops will take place in the morning in which we make a connection between theory and practice. Because manuscript research is of great importance for Gregorian chant, these workshops are completely devoted to the relationship between research and performance practice: the interpretation of the neumes and the technique of restitution. The singing technique workshop is new: what do the specific properties of Gregorian chant require from my singing technique?

The classes are taught by:

  • Joachim Kelecom (basic theory of semiology)
  • Franco Ackermans (restitutions of Gregorian melodies)
  • Tim Braithwaite (singing technique for medieval repertoire)

Evening programs

In the evenings there are workshops, lectures and performances that are also open to the public:

  • Monday: workshop modality led by Rebecca Stewart
  • Tuesday: signal tones in Gregorian chant, lecture with concert by Leo Lousberg and Gregorian Choir Utrecht
  • Wednesday: lecture on Medieval music manuscripts from the library of Utrecht University, by Bart Jaski
  • Thursday: concert by Wishful Singing

These events are included in the course price. However, if you want individual tickets, go to the agenda.

The course does NOT offer an overnight stay (Slapen in Den Haag).
Students pay for the course including meals.

Regular participant€ 495,-
Student€ 150,-
Participant for 1 day€ 115,-

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Van de Dag van het Gregoriaans (7 okt) zijn nu de Lezingen beschikbaar.

Bij Artikelen staat een verslag van het NGF2023.

Summercourse Gregorian Chant 2022