Wednesday, 10 June (1:00pm – 4:00pm)
Elvet Riverside 2 Building, Lecture Room 201 -Durham University DH1
This is a fantastic opportunity to delve into the performance practice of the medieval conductus (a close cousin to the medieval organum and motet), led by the world-class tenors John Potter, Christopher O’Gorman and Rogers Covey-Crump.
This free workshop, sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, will give participants an insight into how these Latin songs were created and how they can be performed in the light of the very latest research. The workshop is designed to appeal to enthusiastic amateur musicians as well as aspiring professionals, and is open to all.
There will be an orientation session describing the repertoire, its functions, styles and historical context. The core practical activity will include the creation of a solo conductus from supplied poetry, the reading and writing of medieval notation and modern transcriptions, and coaching in key aspects of performance practice.
To reserve a place, please contact Hector Sequera firstname.lastname@example.org
The “Three Medieval Tenors” will also be giving a concert of conductus music in the evening – see link below.