Winter organ course 2019

The influence of plainsong on the organ repertoire

Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 February

Monday
The Roman Catholic Church of St Michael & St George, Lyme Regis
Welcome, introduction and coffee
Session 1: reading plainsong notation
Small group workshops
Lunch
Small group workshops
Dinner (participants to make their own arrangements)
Lyme Regis Parish Church (St Michael’s)
Evening lecture and recital by Peter King
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
Demonstration of the new Ruffati organs at Buckfast Abbey, with an opportunity for participants to play
Lecture and recital by Peter King
Vespers with the monastic community
Course dinner at The Abbey Inn, Buckfast. Speaker Peter King
 
Wednesday
Lyme Regis Parish Church (St Michael’s)
Session 2: Plainsong in the Lutheran tradition up to the time of JS Bach. Led by Peter Lea-Cox
Small group workshops
Lunch
Small group workshops
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.