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ADAGIO CHORAL WORKSHOP

22-26 October 2024

in ALIX (Beaujolais)

France

Franck Pellé-Rolland, musical director

Stage à Alix

CHORAL WORKSHOP FOR ALL SINGERS

  • if you want to sing beautiful music and feel comfortable thanks to short and easy pieces,

  • if you want to make stress-free progress,

  • if you'd like to experience a cappella choral singing, 

  • if you want to discover or deepen your practice of classical music, 

  • if, in your choir, you rely heavily on your fellow singers,

  • if you don't sing regularly in choir and would like to go back to vocal activity,

 

      this course is really for you !

Registration deadline :

15th September

REPERTOIRE

For mixed a cappella choir 

 

  • Marco Antonio INGEGNERI (ca.1536-1592) Ecce vidimus eum   listen to

  • Grzegorz Gerwazy GORCZYCKI (ca.1667-1734) Omni die dic Mariae  listen to

  • Giuseppe Ottavio PITONI (1657-1743) Cantate Domino  listen to

  • Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Choral Er nahm alles wohl in Acht (from St. John Passion BWV 245)  listen to

  • Quirino GASPARINI (1721-1778) Adoramus te  listen to

  •  William HORSLEY (1774-1854) Slow fresh fount  listen to

MP3s available to study the program beforehand.

Photo d'une partition de la Renaissance - Cantus
Vignoble du Beaujolais

BEAUJOLAIS

The workshop takes place in Alix, small village in the 'Pierres Dorées' area (golden stones), in the south of Beaujolais, 30 km north west of Lyon. 

 

We'll be singing in the church rotunda with its excellent acoustics.

 

In practical terms, you'll need to come by car. Carpool !

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

  • Our course will run from Tuesday 22nd October, at  9:30am, to Saturday 26th October 2024, at 4:00pm.

 

  • Two daily rehearsals : from 9:30am to 12:00pm ; from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.

  • Final open rehearsal.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

  • There are many possibilities of accommodation in the 'Pierres Dorées' area (not in Alix itself) : hotels, B&Bs, holiday cottages, campings.

  • We can share lunch in the restaurant of the village. Accompanying spouses are of course welcome to join the group for lunch.

 

  • Free evenings; we do not organize dinners.

OUR PARTICIPANTS HAVE THEIR SAY.

"This workshop is suitable for anyone wishing to progress in polyphony. Short, easy pieces should be worked on before the course. In this Adagio course, we take the time for everyone to progress. Good humor and benevolence are the order of the day."  Sylvie R.

"If you want to work on your voice, in a fun atmosphere, and approach your margins of progress, the Adagio course is for you!!!"  Agnès D.

PROGRAMMES OF PREVIOUS COURSES

OCTOBER 2023 WORKSHOP

 

  • Alfonso X el Sabio (XIII century) Cantigas de Santa María (extract) : Santa Maria, strela do dia

  • Anonymous (XV century) Cancionero de Montecassino (extract) : Adoramus te  

  • Jacques ARCADELT (1504-1568) Ave Maria  

  • Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) St John Passion  BWV 245 (extract) : Choral O große Lieb  

  • Johann Michael HAYDN (1737-1806 ) Responsoria in Cœna Domini (extract) : Una hora  

 

2022 WORKSHOP

 

  • Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (ca.1400) Stella splendens

  • Guillaume COSTELEY (ca.1530-1606) Allez mes premières amours

  • Tomás Luis de VICTORIA (1548-1611) Unus ex discipulis ; Eram quasi agnus

  • Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Premier choral du motet Jesu meine Freude 

 

2020 WORKSHOP

 

  • Guillaume COSTELEY Las, je n’eusse jamais pensé 

  • Tomás Luis de VICTORIA  Amicus meus 

  • Felix MENDELSSOHN  Es fiel ein Reif 

  • Franz LISZT Salve Regina   

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