The core of the festival will be a week-long workshop for up to 30 accomplished amateurs (and students) to put together a concert of baroque music in ‘historically informed’ style. This workshop is modelled on European events that your hosts, Robert and Andrew, have attended. The musical side of the workshop will be run by 3 professional specialists in baroque music from Europe. The 2019 workshop will work on a concert production of selections from The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell. The Fairy Queen, dating from 1692, comprises introductory music and 5 masques with much sublime music for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra.
Morning and afternoon rehearsals will be in the Community Hall and in additional venues as required.
On Wednesday May 8, Andrew, your host, will lead a local hike to explore the wonderful nature of Denman Island.