Winter organ course 2019

The influence of plainsong on the organ repertoire

Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 February

Monday
Lyme Regis Parish Church (St Michael the Archangel)
Welcome and coffee
Introduction to plainsong
Small group workshops
Lunch
Small group workshops
Tea and recital by those taking part in the junior course
Dinner (participants to make their own arrangements)
The junior course will run concurrently on Monday in Lyme Regis
 
Tuesday
Totnes and Buckfast
Visit to St Mary’s and St John’s churches in Totnes
Lunch at St John’s before leaving for Buckfast
Demonstration of the new Ruffati organs at Buckfast Abbey by Matthew Searles, Assistant Master of the Music, with an opportunity for participants to play
Lecture and recital by Peter King
Break
Vespers with the monastic community
Course dinner at The Abbey Inn, Buckfast. Speaker Peter King
Leave for Lyme Regis about 9pm
 
Wednesday
The Minster Church, Axminster
Plainsong in the Lutheran tradition up to the time of JS Bach. Led by Peter Lea-Cox
Small group workshops – at the Minster and possibly other venues
Lunch
Recital by Philip Scriven
 

Course tutors are Philip Scriven (organist-in-residence at Cranleigh School), Andrew Millington (formerly director of music at Exeter Cathedral), Martin Schellenberg (freelance musician and organist at St Mary’s Church, Beaminster) and SWOS artistic advisers Peter Parshall and Richard Godfrey. Additional speakers will be Peter King (organist emeritus at Bath Abbey) and organist and Bach expert Peter Lea-Cox.

Places are £230 for adults, £120 for students in full-time education, and £25 for juniors attending on Monday only. You can download an application form here.