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Stile Antico Youth Consort

In 2017 Stile Antico founded a Youth Consort to give young singers the chance to learn more about Renaissance music, hone their ensemble skills, and experience our rewarding collaborative approach to music-making.

The initial course was held in the chapel of King’s College, London, over four Saturdays in November. Following on from the success of this first course, we held an intensive summer school in August 2019, hosting singers from as far away as The Netherlands and even Hong Kong. Once conditions permit, we hope to run more summer schools and a longer-term training programme for students and young professionals. We are particularly keen that these opportunities are reasonably priced and available to all, and we are grateful to the Stile Antico Foundation for offering means-tested bursaries to all courses so far.

Our aim in Youth Consort sessions is to enable young singers to gain a richer experience of the music they sing, both through learning about the history of the music and by developing a heightened awareness of the skills involved in putting together an exciting and accomplished performance. We cover a broad range of repertoire, introducing many young singers to music that they will not ordinarily have the chance to sing. We also spend one session singing from original notation, which is a challenge for even the most confident sight-readers. Above all, we have fun making wonderful music together!

 

Future plans

Sadly we had to cancel our 2020 Youth Consort because of the coronavirus pandemic. The situation is still uncertain, but rest assured that we will launch another course as soon as conditions allow.

If you would like to be kept informed about Youth Consort events, please email youthconsort@stileantico.co.uk and we will add you to the mailing list. Do also keep in touch to let us know what events you would like to see offered in future!