Supervised by Maarten Koningsberger or Muriel Ferraro, this singing workshop combines vocal technique and interpretation of baroque music.
After a group lesson on posture and breathing, which opens the day, each student will receive individual vocal technique lessons with Maarten Koningsberger or Muriel Ferraro, and will work with their vocal coaches, Hélène Dufour and Stefano Intrieri.
Alongside the pieces chosen by the trainees, a work will bring together all the Académie trainees (soloists and choir): Les Éléments by Michel-Richard de Lalande and André Cardinal Destouches. This work will be the subject of public masterclasses during the Académie.
The Summer 2024 Choral Workshop is directed by Philippe Le Fèvre, artistic director of the Summer Academy. The choir has a maximum of 28 singers, with a balance of sections. It is intended for experienced choristers.
In parallel to their rehearsals, the choristers have daily vocal technique classes with Muriel Ferraro or Maarten Koningsberger.
Under the direction of Philippe Le Fèvre, the choir will work on a two-part program. The first part, featuring soloists and the Académie choir, will be devoted to a work by Michel-Richard de Lalande and André Cardinal Destouches: Les Éléments. The second part will be a variation on the theme of Elements, with pieces by Gesualdo, Lassus, Morley and Schein.
Workshop for conductors
This course is intended for harpsichordists, organists or pianists wishing to perfect their skills as vocal conductors in the early repertoires. The work will include a theoretical part (scoring, knowledge of the different styles of realisation) and above all practical work in close connection with the singing master class, the choir course and the chamber music activities.