Welcome to the Tallis Scholars Summer School Australia!
A week of singing Renaissance polyphony in Australia's cultural heart.
This unique week-long course occurs each year during the middle of January at St John's College, University of Sydney, and is filled with actvities based around the singing of choral music from the Renaissance period. Each day starts with a very energetic warmup and ends with the sung service of Compline (a medatitive service, and in this course it is based on the Sarum rite). During the week you work with members of The Tallis Scholars and their director, Peter Phillips in assigned "tutor groups", and also have the opportunity to form your own "small group" to sing a piece of your choosing from the quite extensive music library. All this revolves around the preparation of the Gala Concert and a sung Evensong service, which involves all course members.
TSSS Australia is unfortunately not happening in 2013
But The Tallis Scholars are touring for their 40th anniversary to Australia & New-Zealand at the end of 2013; which coincides nicely with the 2014 summer school, which is bound to be absolutely brilliant!
The below movie should give potential students an idea of what to expect on a typical summer school. It was made for the 2012 school.
Although the music is yet to be confirmed, interest in this course is starting to hot up!
If you are interested in reserving a place in this course you should contact the course manager, Liz McKenzie as soon as possible.
To gauge an idea of cost go to the Contact & Bookings page