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Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop

Time & Location

  • Jul 15-23, 2020
  • All day
  • Società Filarmonica di Sarteano Piazza Santa Chiara, 7 Sarteano, SI 53047 IT

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About the Workshop

This is our final edition, so we are holding two sessions to accommodate so many wonderful musicians who are looking to join us again. Our first session runs from 7/15-7/23 and is a Mixed Repertoire session.  The second session runs from 7/27-8/4, and will be Musica Sacra.

We are an intensive, joyous and collaborative conducting workshop, geared for music educators and choral conductors with strong vocal ability who are interested in rehearsing and performing chamber choral music.

The morning session will consist of vocal pedagogy with Bronislawa Falinska, using the Rohmert Method of Functional Voicetraining, and clinics on developing a vital chamber choir/ and effective rehearsal techniques, with Brian O’Connell. The afternoon session will be a conducting master class with Simon Carrington. You will be part of a 28 to 36 member ensemble that will prepare and perform a cappella choral music from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century.

We welcome qualified singers who are interested in attending in a non-conducting capacity who enjoy singing in a chamber group environment and/or who are very specifically looking to learn rehearsal and conducting techniques. Twelve (12) applicants will be granted Full Conductor status. The group will meet most days from 9:30-1:00; and again from 2:30-6:50 and work on a wide range of topics, including: choosing quality repertoire, building group tone, conducting, kinesthetics as applied to choral performance, ensemble techniques, textual considerations and musical performance problem solving. Creating a cohesive and musical ensemble in such a short time period is essential to the workshop, and we will focus on techniques to help facilitate this, as well as addressing the issue of when it is appropriate to have a smaller ensemble, lead itself. A Q&A session with Simon Carrington is offered as one of our morning sessions.

Simon Carrington leads mini intensives before both sessionsA Personal Approach to Choral Score Preparation; Examining the Essentials and the Extras. Bronislawa Falinska also leads Canto Evolutivo: A Transformational Approach to Creating Sound

Workshop sessions will be held in the Societa Filarmonica. We will close with a performance in one of Sarteano’s beautiful churches. Visit the website for full application information and workshop details.


  • Ensemble singing
  • Masterclass

Event Organizer

Gail Leicher sarteanochoral@rcn.com + 1 781.652.0158