September 1, 2023 - September 3, 2023
6:30 pm - 4:00 pm
with Theresa Caudle & Alastair Ross
Theresa (violin) and Alastair (harpsichord), bring their wealth of knowledge to encourage and cajole you into stylish performances of repertoire from the early 17th to late 18th centuries. A baroque chamber music course at A415 predominantly for pre-formed groups, individual players are also welcome to apply. Participants bring their own music, although tutors can suggest suitable repertoire.
There will be one tutti session with music provided by the tutors, the course culminates with an informal performance.
The standard of playing is advanced, and applicants should be proficient on their instrument and competent sight-readers. As we work at A415 we are only able to accept wind players on baroque instruments, but are happy to accept string players on modern instruments, as long as they are prepared to use gut strings and baroque bows. Applications from individual players are welcome, too, and will do our best to put together coherent ensembles.
A £50 deposit is required to secure your place on this course. The balance of fees, including accommodation, is due 3 weeks before the course start date.
Venue Phone: 01373 812383Address:
Please see our General Course Information pages for further details and schedule information.
Our Courses are for adult musicians (except where stated) and take place at Jackdaws in Great Elm, near Frome in Somerset. The Course Fee includes all tuition, meals and refreshments at Jackdaws. Courses take place in the main studio, with Steinway piano, and generally follow a masterclass format. There are several practice rooms here, too.
For Voice, Piano & Wind courses; participants are usually requested to prepare 2 – 3 pieces in advance. We will ask you to provide a repertoire list for the tutor (& accompanist) ahead of the course.
For Ensemble courses; direction will be given by the course leaders.
If you require B&B, we can arrange that for you; accommodation fees are payable in addition to the course fee.
Meals and Refreshments
Lunch, Supper and morning/afternoon refreshments will be prepared on site by our dedicated Cooks. If you are vegetarian/vegan, or have a food allergy, you must let us know in advance, so that our cooks can plan the meals for the weekend accordingly. We are ‘allergy aware’, but we rely on participants letting us know if they have specific food allergies. Please also let us know if you carry any emergency medication.
Please visit our Covid-19 Secure page for more information.