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Milton Abbey Festival and Summer School 2019

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VOCES8 is delighted to be the resident ensemble at the Milton Abbey International Music Festival, and to deliver the VOCES8 Summer School in conjunction with the Festival. Participants in the Summer School work with VOCES8 throughout the week to rehearse and perform the closing concert of the Festival. The main focuses for the Summer School are on major works with orchestra and the opportunity to work in smaller chamber ensembles which are directed by members of VOCES8. Summer School participants enjoy free entry to the concerts that take place each evening in the Abbey which feature renowned international artists.

Next year’s VOCES8 Summer School will take place from Monday 29 July – Saturday 3 August 2019


• Engaging with specialist choral techniques in bespoke masterclass sessions with VOCES8

• Rehearsing and performing Haydn’s oratorio The Creation

• Working in chamber groups to present a madrigal, part song, pop and jazz a cappella concert

• Performing Choral Evensong with VOCES8

• Tickets to all Festival concerts, including:

J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion with the Academy of Ancient Music

The Senesino Players performing the Overture from The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart and Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto no. 1

The UK premiere of Magnificat by contemporary American composer Taylor Davis

All sessions on the course will be led by VOCES8. Repertoire will be a diverse selection from the European choral heritage alongside jazz and pop a cappella. All performances will be part of the Milton Abbey International Music Festival.


Resident £670

Non-Resident £450

Children’s Course £450 (including pastoral care)

The course fee includes all board and lodging (3 meals per day), all course materials and tutoring fees, and full use of the school’s facilities for recreation. All resident accommodation is in school boarding house facilities. Travel costs are not included.

Booking is now open for participants from the 2018 Summer School.

Booking will open for VCM Friends on 1 September 2018. (For details of how to become a Friend of VCM, please click here)

Booking will open to the general public on 1 October 2018.

A £100 non-refundable deposit to secure your place is payable on booking. The full balance becomes due on 1 May 2019.

Places booked before 1 October will attract an ‘early bird’ discount of £40 from the total cost of the course.

To book your place please email [email protected]