A weekend of wonderful Choral Music, for singers of all levels, in the beautiful setting of Milton Abbey in Dorset.
Why You Should Attend
After the 10 hugely successful visits to the wonderful Milton Abbey, we return again for our annual weekend of making music, in the most fantastic surroundings. Whether you are a regular or a first timer, you will be made most welcome on our longest running course.
Deep in the beautiful Dorset countryside, set in a natural amphitheater of wooded hills, stands the magnificent church of Milton Abbey. Originally established by King Athelstan in 933, the present building, with its extraordinary acoustic, dates from the 15th Century, with building having been halted by King Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries in 1539. The Abbey became a boys school in 1953.
For 10 years, we have experienced not only the beauty of the school and the setting, but also the thrill of having our own abbey in which to practice and perform. This makes it a great place for people with little experience to come and learn what it’s like to sing choral music, but, it also provides a chance for more experienced singers to come concentrate on learning better vocal technique and performance skills.
This has proved an immensely popular course. From humble beginnings with 16 participants, it has grown year on year, and now attracts around 100 people.
With the help of our two wonderful organists, Jonathan Hope and Ben Saul, and led by our artistic director Jeff Stewart we will be exploring some of the greatest music in the choral repertoire.