Our prestigious and well-established International Viol Summer School, directed by Alison Crum, offers an invaluable chance for viol players with a particular interest in English consort music to work with members of the world renowned Rose Consort of Viols. There will also be optional sessions on several other aspects of viol music, such as bowing technique, madrigals and motets, early renaissance repertoire and the art of continuo playing, as well as lectures and demonstrations. We are looking for experienced players with good sight reading skills capable of playing at least two sizes of viol. The course fee includes entry to the Rose Consort’s concert on Tuesday 16 July at 8pm. Please note that this course finishes after lunch on Friday 19 July.

Resident: £585 Non-Resident: £460 Code: 19/501

What previous participants say (2018):

This is a really excellent and enjoyable course, for people who are reasonably confident in playing in consorts, and are happy to play music that they have not been able to practice beforehand.

An interesting and friendly course in a most beautiful venue, passionate amateur participants, tuition of high quality, good food!

Friendly, well run and challenging

I like the variety of sessions from renaissance music to the Beatles!

Good opportunity to play a lot with other like-minded people.