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Online seminar on British choral music and tradition
Benjamin Hartmann, sought-after German choral conductor and lecturer, gives an online seminar on "Choral Music and Tradition in the UK". The webinar is open to anyone interested.
Since 2010, Benjamin Hartmann has been closely connected to the British choral tradition, having been deeply inspired by the choral work there as Music Assistant at Lancing College (West Sussex / UK). Between 2018 and 2019, he was drawn to the UK again, where he engaged even more intensively with the British choral tradition during a one-year study and research residency at the University of Cambridge. Artistic impulses from Stephen Layton, Nigel Short, Sir Stephen Cleobury, Patrick Russill, Paul McCreesh and Voces8 complemented his training there.
The online seminar is structured in three parts: First, Benjamin Hartmann reports on his own experiences with English choirs as a singer and conductor. The personal report leads into an overview of the choral repertoire especially cultivated in Cambridge (including literature recommendations of varying difficulty) as well as special tonal, rehearsal-methodical and performance-practical characteristics of English choral work. In the third part there will be an opportunity to ask questions and for further discussion and exchange of experiences.
This course is recognised by the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz under Az. MA.2183 as serving official interests.