The 2021 Course
Our repertoire for 2021 will be both core favourites from all periods together with new works in our ever-expanding catalogue of wind chamber music. Our focus is on programming quality repertoire that challenges and brings out the best in your playing, with a varied mixture of group sizes from trio to larger chamber groups.
Each day your time will be divided equally between group warm up and technical sessions, two allocated tutored ensembles, specialist instrumental group sessions and evening social events, including tutor concerts, visiting artists’ recitals and the ubiquitous Malvern Winds Quiz Night! The week concludes with two open concerts of the music you have studied, a morning Coffee Concert in St Edmunds Hall and an afternoon recital at Malvern Priory.
We seek to give each participant two contrasting pieces, including repertoire for auxiliary instruments such as piccolo, bass clarinet, basset horn, cor anglais and contrabassoon.
With plenty of opportunities to explore the local area or walk in the Malvern Hills, plus DIY sessions with other participants and the option to buy music, reeds and even upgrade your instrument at our invited trade stands, this is course not to miss!
We do have a limit on numbers of participants for each instrument in order to ensure the good balance essential for the high quality of programming and choices of repertoire we have achieved from year to year.
We are returning to the newly upgraded Malvern College music department, with its plentiful music studios, practice rooms and the beautiful acoustics of St Edmunds Hall. Meals and accommodation are provided in the adjacent fully en-suite Residential Houses, or you have the option of staying locally in Malvern itself.
For details of past works played at Malvern - please see our repertoire page.
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