Last few days to book your place on this year's bumper HISS!
Singers join our Byrd Vigila(n)te group, sing or play in a crazy Spem. Natural Voice singers an immersive course for care of the voice; improving flexibility, resonance, and tuning, by learning gorgeous songs from across the world. Then there's Praetorious a plenty for strings (bowed & plucked) & wind. Baroque strings; Handel, Telemann, and enjoy sun drenched Venice with not just one cornetto (& sackbut) but a brace of brass. Book here
We're really pleased to add brass to the range of courses on offer this year. Here is some information about our new sackbut tutor, George Bartle, whose many talents will no doubt add a special dimension to HISS 2018 . . . . . .
George Bartle has been making noise since he became a chorister in Ely Cathedral as a boy. Since then, he has graduated from the Royal College of Music in London and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland as a singer and sackbut specialist. He has performed with many early music ensembles in the UK and abroad and has regularly worked as a musician with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. He is also a virtuosic ukulele player with his duo Opera-lele and as a solo act Renaissance Uke Man. He is a member of The City Musick and George can be heard playing sackbut, slide trumpet, renaissance guitar and recorder as well as singing.
It looks like being a bumper year, as we welcome larger numbers, and our two new tutors for cornett and sackbut ! More detailed information on course content and timetabling will be available on the course pages soon
There is room for more cornett players, and singers all voices. We will be singing and playing music by Byrd, Tallis (including a crazy Spem in alium for all), and by Venetian composers including Monteverdi & Gabrieli.
Please BOOK your place NOW here