Workshops/Festivals 2013: (FR) Ensemble Sagittarius-Michel Laplénie (Director) Voice Workshop (20-26 July 2013)
Location: Couvent des Minimes Citadelle 33390 Blaye, FR
Sagittarius organizes a voice workshop from July 20-26 at the Citadel of Blaye under the direction of Michel Laplénie. Forty amateur singers will work a program centered around Venice that will end with a final concert on July 26 at the Chapel Minimes.
This course is devoted to the Venetian music of the 17th century and of Claudio Monteverdi, choirmaster at St Mark's Basilica from 1613 until his death in 1643. The course will also focus on his contemporaries and predecessors such as Alessandro Grandi and Giovanni Gabrieli, and, also of Heinrich Schütz, favorite pupil of Gabrieli, who lived in the city of the Doges and was influenced by talian monody.
Faculty: Michel Laplénie, artistic director of Sagittarius, Emmanuel Mandrin, organist continuo, and Sciama Pierre, lead singer of Sagittarius (counter-tenor).
Visit the Ensemble Sagittarius website for more information.