We are very proud and happy to be able to offer singers the opportunity to participate in this choral course under the direction of Timothy Brown, recognised as one of the best living choral conductors in the world.
Timothy (Tim) Brown (born 9 December 1946) is an English choral conductor. He was a chorister at Westminster Abbey, and later an alto choral scholar at King's College, Cambridge, under the direction of Sir David Willcocks. He went on to become a lay clerk at New College, Oxford, and later as a schoolteacher for a number of years.
In 1979 he succeeded John Rutter as Director of Music at Clare College, Cambridge and Director of Choir of Clare College Cambridge. In his time at Clare he released several acclaimed recordings with the choir (largely on the Naxos label) by composers including Rutter, Vaughan Williams and Stainer.
In 1986 he re-founded the Cambridge University Chamber Choir, directing annual performances of all the major Bach and Handel oratorios. He later founded the London-based professional chamber choir, English Voices.
Many of his students have gone on to form successful careers in music, notably Norwich Cathedral organist David Dunnett and musician and plant-collector Jeremy Thurlow.
He has edited a number of choral volumes for Faber Music and is a contributing editor to the complete edition of music by William Walton, published by Oxford University Press.
In 2010, he retired as Director of Music at Clare College, and became Visiting Director of the choir of Robinson College, Cambridge, aiding its meteoric rise in the choral world. In 2011 he founded The Zürich Singing Academy; he now divides his time between Zurich and Cambridge.
Timothy Brown, conductor
29 July - 5 August, 2017
Deadline for applications to participate: 1 May 2017
Participation fee: €100
(€75 for applicants up to 26 years old)
plus €10 application fee
Singers are invited to participate in a choral course conducted by Timothy Brown in the Greek village of Horto.
Participants will be able to rehearse and perform a piano-duo version of Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms. The performance will take place in the open air theatre of the Angelinis - Hadjinikou Foundation.
The course is open to experienced singers and includes additional activities such as voice coaching, polyphonic Greek songs, Greek dancing, swimming on a daily basis and a non-singing day for a boat trip or other activity.
Accommodation will be the participant's own responsibility. A list of possible places to stay, including prices and amenities can be found by following the link below.