9-day medieval music performance immersion course designed for singers and instrumentalists interested in learning a variety of monophonic and polyphonic music repertories developed from the 12th to 14th centuries.
The whole course is composed of 3 different programs dedicated to Plainchant, Secular music (1100-1300), and Ars nova (1300-1350) that can be taken together or separate.
An additional program on choral singing is also available.
The course will be held in Besalú, one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval villages in Catalonia (Spain). The town of creamy stone and narrow streets, possesses among its medieval architectonic jewels a fortified 12th-century bridge, different churches and secular buildings from the Romanesque period, and a 13th-century miqvé or Jewish ritual bath.
Study and performance of the Plainchant repertoire and its liturgical structures.
Secular Music Program
Study and performance of monophonic and polyphonic secular music repertoires (1100-1300) for singers and instrumentalists (medieval singing, bowed and plucked string instruments, recorder, keyboards, and percussion).
Ars Nova Program
Study and performance of secular polyphony (1300-1350) for singers and instrumentalists.
Designed for choir singers and directors interested in medieval vocal repertoires.