Who is the workshop for?
The workshop is for singers (SATB) and instrumentalists who are wishing to learn more about singing and playing using historically informed performance practice.

  • Students

  • Amateurs

  • Semi-Professionals

  • Professionals who are interested in learning more about Baroque performance practice

Modern instruments pitched at A=440 Hz will be used.  This will allow for more local participation.
The following instruments will be considered:
Double Bass
  • harpsichord players should be familiar with figured bass notation
  • the harpsichord  will be provided

Musical Ability
  • Singers must be able to read music​
  • Singers will preferably have training and some experience singing in small choirs.  
  • Singers must be able to sing in tune and project their voices.
  • Vocal solos in Te Deum Utrecht will be sung by the appropriate section (i.e. no soloists)
  • Instrumentalists should preferably have experience playing in small orchestras or chamber groups at an accomplished level.

The cost for the 3-day workshop is $180.

Beaver Point Hall
1361 Beaver Point Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1W9
Note:  there is no cell phone reception at the hall.  Wi-fi is  limited to Shaw subscribers via Shaw Open.
Off-island participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their own transportation.  
A car is necessary.  Some car-pooling with local participants may be available.

Off-island participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodation for the duration of the workshop​.  There are many airbnb's on Salt Spring and there is a campground at Ruckle Provincial Park, which is not far from Beaver Point Hall.
For those in financial need, a small amount of billeted accommodation may be available, please contact us to discuss.

Lunch will be provided.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided mid-morning and mid-afternoon during the workshop.
Participants are responsible for their own dinners.