Denman Island Baroque Music Workshop & Festival
Workshop & Festival
May 5-13, 2018
This is an 8 day festival of baroque music featuring a workshop for talented amateur singers and instrumentalists to be tutored by acclaimed specialists in works by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) including L'Orfeo (1607), the earliest opera regularly performed today. At the end of the week, on May 12, there will be a concert performance by participants.
The Festival will also feature Baroque Performing Arts Extravaganza by the Historical Performance Ensemble on May 5, a community concert, a concert by the workshop instructors, lectures related to the music, and an exhibition. See festival events and the calendar for more information. The event is sponsored by Denman Works! (www.denmanworks.com www.visitdenmanisland.ca).
THE WORKSHOP IS ESSENTIALLY FULL BUT WE WOULD STILL WELCOME A TENOR FOR CHORUS AND SOLO ROLES (NOT ORFEO) AND A VIOLIST. PLEASE SEE THE APPLICATION FORM LINKED TO THIS SITE (SEE TOP MENU) OR WRITE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO email@example.com FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Tickets for A Baroque Performing Arts Extravaganza and L'Orfeo, $20 each show, are available at Abraxas Books and Denman General Store on Denman Island. Off islanders may call 250-335-9047 to reserve tickets and for more information. Admittance to other events is by donation.
Here is a video summary of the first Workshop & Festival held in May 2017
Updated April 16, 2018