Education/courses/music

With many years’ experience as both performers, scholars, educators and choir trainers, Deborah and Laurie have gained an international reputation for their imaginative and informative work with singers. They can offer workshops with existing choirs as well as open workshops and courses for other organisations and festivals. In addition they also organise their own courses through Musica Secreta, including a summer school from July 7-14 in the medieval hilltop town of Triora in Italy (include link to Triora course details on course page). They also offer editions of music performed and recorded by Musica Secreta as well as much advice on locating suitable repertoire.

Workshops & Courses

Workshops & Courses

Workshops for female voices offer a unique opportunity to experience some of the growing repertoire that would have been performed by women, and especially nuns from the 14th to the 17th centuries. Much of this music has been researched and edited by Laurie herself, and thus participants can often find themselves taking part in first performances in modern times!

Music for female-voice choirs

Music for female-voice choirs

We receive regular enquiries regarding music for women’s voices from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. We are planning to make downloads available of a number of pieces featured on our recordings. Please bear with us while we get this together – and join our mailing list if you want to be notified as soon as scores from Lucrezia Borgia’s Daughter are available.

Working with Choirs

Working with Choirs

Together or individually, Laurie and Deborah can introduce challenging and exciting topics that reflect their intimate knowledge of the renaissance and early baroque repertoires, as well as performance styles and techniques. Whether polyphony from around the world, or chant, they can help your choir venture into new territory and introduce you to some fabulous music.