Week 2

WEEK ONE 29 July to 5 August

Alexander Technique and Chi Kung

Cappella Chamber Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Choral Workshop 1

Composers’ Workshop

Masterclass for Singers

Piano Accompaniment

Practical Conducting

Score Learning and General Musicianship

The World of Wind Chamber Music

Voices in Harmony

Wind Conducting

Wind Ensemble

WEEK TWO 5 to 12 August

Alexander Technique and Chi Kung

Art of Choral Direction

Choral Masterpieces Choral  Course

Choral Workshop 2

Journey Through Jazz

Lighter Side Choral  Course

Masterclass for Singers

Orchestral Conducting Course

Piano Course

Score Learning and General Musicianship

Symphony Orchestra


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Symphony Orchestra

leader Oliver Nelson

Philip Ellis conductor


After a stunning debut with the Symphony Orchestra last year, the eminent conductor Philip Ellis will join us again in 2018.  Philip has an international reputation for inspirational music making and his diverse musical interests are reflected in the repertoire chosen for his second visit to Sherborne. The Fifth Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich is at the heart of our week, this will be complemented by orchestral masterpieces by Bernstein, Elgar, Rachmaninov, Bridge and Richard Strauss.

The Symphony Orchestra is intended to meet the needs of music students and very experienced amateurs.  Repertoire from the list below will be chosen for the summer school’s final concert in Sherborne Abbey.










Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome, Op.54

Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47

The Sea : Symphonic Suite

Symphonic Dances, Op.45

In the South, Op.50

On the Waterfront : Symphonic Suite


Philip Ellis Biography