Viols & Voices – 10-12 April (Good Friday to Easter Sunday)

The Viols and voices class timetable is here! Please note – there could be changes and classes that are undersubscribed will be cancelled.

13/2/20 Due to our lute tutor’s illness, he has had to pull out. We have been unable to find another lute tutor in time for the Festival, so we apologise that we’ve had to cancel the lute section of the timetable.

All sessions are 1.5 hours in length. Classes within each session of the timetable are concurrent.

The Brisbane Early Music Festival Viols Workshop is the equivalent of the National Easter Viol School with singers.

Tutors: Patrice Connelly, Jenny Eriksson, Michael O’Loghlin, Polly Sussex & Brent Wissick – viols
Judit Molnar & Peter Roennfeldt – voices

Pitch: A415

Levels: For viols, this workshop will cater to everyone from beginner to advanced. If there is demand, some classes may be aimed at those who wish to become professional viol players.

Numbers: Numbers for viols, lutes and singers will be limited. The viol beginners class will be limited to 10 people, the lutes to 6 people and singers to 12.

Beginner Viols: We will assume NO prior experience on viol, but you must be able to read music (at least one clef fluently) and have played another instrument at least to intermediate level. We cannot cater for anyone who can’t read music and has never played another instrument.

Viols for loan: EMSQ owns a number of viols which will be made available to beginners during the Festival. In addition, various players and teachers may lend a viol. If you wish to start early on viol, please contact Patrice on 07 3129 0537. 

Classes: More information will be posted here as they are confirmed, but will include a beginner program, technique class, plenty of consorts and special topics for advanced players. Singers will have their own classes, but also be integrated into the viol groups so that we can play and sing verse anthems, cries and more.

We will endeavour to give as many people as possible their first choice of class, but please understand that it may not be possible if high numbers of people choose a class which will have limited numbers.

Early strings will have a different timetable each day. This is due to the demands of overlapping workshops (with winds and viols/singers) but also the fact that we will have people who can already play a baroque stringed instrument and those who have never tried one and will need a crash course. You will be contacted after Registration to see which classes you will take.

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