Tutors at our recent planning meeting - detailed information about this year's course will appear on the web pages soon !
Themes we'll be exploring this year include the Peterloo massacre and a ballad walk in historic Beverley; the music of Biber, polyphony from the deep & dark Crecquillon and Gombert to the pure light of Palestrina, and of course much more besides!
We're looking forward to welcoming all this year's participants
to HISS 2018 at Bishop Burton College next week!
If you're joining us, you will have received earlier in July, asking you to
inform us of your preferred Progressive class. If you haven't yet notified
us of your preference, please do so asap!
Also, if you are travelling by train and require transport from
Beverley station to the College via their shuttle bus, please advise
us of your arrival time at Beverley.
You will have discovered various items of course music have appeared on
the Downloads pages. The sub-pages listed there will take you to
parts and scores relevant to you and your instrument.
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.