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.
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:
harpsichord players should be familiar with figured bass notation
the harpsichord will be provided
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.
Instrumentalists should preferably have experience playing in small orchestras or chamber groups at an accomplished level.
The cost for the 3-day workshop is $200.
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.