Week 2

WEEK ONE  30 July to 6 August

Alexander Technique and Chi Kung

Cappella Chamber Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Choral Workshop 1

Composers’ Workshop

Masterclass for Singers

Mixed Chamber Music

Piano Accompaniment

Practical Conducting

Score Learning and General Musicianship

Wind Conducting

Wind Ensemble

WEEK TWO 6 to 13 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

Voices in Harmony


Contact  details and brochure request


and Fees

Enrolment terms and Enrolment Form

Daily Timetable and

General Information

School  & Location

and map



Symphony Orchestra

leader Oliver Nelson

Philip Ellis conductor


This year the Symphony Orchestra will be directed by the eminent conductor Philip Ellis. Philip has an international reputation for inspirational music making and his diverse musical interests are reflected in the repertoire chosen for his first visit to Sherborne. The Third Symphony of  Arnold Bax is at the heart of our week and this will be complimented by orchestral masterpieces by Bernstein, Tchaikovsky, Copland,  Kabalevsky 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.










Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Third Symphony

West Side Story: Symphonic Dances

Le Voyévode, Op.78

El salón Mexico

Overture Colas Breugnon


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