Summerschool 2023: Polyphony for Antwerp

In the annual Summerschool organized by Musica Impulse Centre, AMUZ and Cappella Pratensis, a group of singers study ancient scores. In 2023, Laus Polyphoniae (Festival of Flanders Antwerp) will focus on the festival theme ‘Antwerp Townscape / Soundscape’. For this year’s edition, a selection is made of motets, mass parts and other compositions that resounded in Antwerp churches in the 16th century or were printed on the presses of Plantin or Phalesius. The result of the intense week of singing from original sources can be heard during the presentation at AMUZ on Sunday 27 August 2023 at 11:00 am.

Advanced amateurs and young professional musicians can again count on coaching by international experts: Stratton Bull, Andrew Hallock and Pieter De Moor of Cappella Pratensis, who will lead the vocal sessions.

Participants

The masterclass is intended for professional, pre-professional singers and advanced amateurs.

Price

300 euro

The price includes a selection of concert tickets for the Laus Polyphoniae Festival. Accommodation is not included, but there are options available in every price category (there is an excellent youth hostel nearby and a wide variety of hotels).

For the participating trainees, we selected the following concerts of Laus Polyphoniae:

  • graindelavoix: 22 August 2023 at 10:15 pm, Carolus Borromeus Church
  • lecture Antonio Chemotti: 23 August 2023 at 1:00 pm, AMUZ
  • Comet Musicke: 24 August 2023 at 1:00 pm, AMUZ
  • Perrine Devillers & Ariel Abramovich: 25 August 2023 at 1:00 pm, AMUZ
  • Cupertinos: 25 August 2023 at 8:00 pm, St. Paul’s Church

Deadline

23 June 2023
The number of places is limited.

Selection

Professional and pre-professional singers (group 1) are selected on the basis of a CV, an audio or video recording and a letter of recommendation.

Advanced amateurs (group 2) will be selected on the basis of a curriculum vitae and vocal range.

Applications are open until 23 June 2023. The selection will be announced in the first week of July 2023.

An initiative by Musica Impulse Centre, Cappella Pratensis and AMUZ, Festival of Flanders – Antwerp

When

Summerschool: Monday 21 to Sunday 27 August 2023

Concert: Sunday 27 August 2023 11 am

Where

Location to be determined, Antwerp

  • Summerschool

    Summerschool

    A masterclass during the Laus Polyphoniae festival. Advanced amateurs and young professional musicians are coached by international experts. Together with other students, they tackle a historical repertoire. The focus is on performing from primary sources. The results of the masterclass are presented in a concert or performance.