NORVIS is an annual full week-long early music summer school in County Durham which we’re proud to describe as one of the UK’s longest-established and friendliest early music summer schools. We will celebrate our Golden Jubilee as we move to our new venue at Barnard Castle School, next door to the splendid Bowes Museum.
‘Sympathetic and informative teaching’
‘Very good variety – always something I wanted to do’
‘Good fun, great atmosphere, very good repertoire’
‘Went beyond expectations’
About the course
- If you love playing early music, a week at NORVIS will enable you to make progress.
- We teach and perform with recorders, viols, lutes, baroque strings, harpsichord and voices, and cover a wide range of repertoire from early Renaissance to late Baroque.
- We have an impressive line-up of specialist performers and teachers.
- We have a particularly generous student-tutor ratio.
- We give a number of bursaries to enable individuals to participate in NORVIS who would be otherwise unable to do so.
- Andrew Fowler – Musical Director
- Elizabeth Dodd – viol, dance
- Alison Kinder – recorder, baroque oboe
- Oonagh Lee – recorder, baroque oboe
- Richard MacKenzie – lute, theorbo, early guitar
- Chris Orton – recorder
- Susanna Pell – viol
- Jacqui Robertson-Wade – solo bass viol
- Jane Rumney – recorder
- John Treherne MBE – harpsichord
- Mary Tyers – recorder
- Michael Willamson – baroque strings
- Tim Harper – accompanist, keyboard continuo
Fees for adults
- Full board and tuition: £790.00
- Non-resident with tuition (inc lunch and evening meal): £580.00
Fees for young people and those in full-time education
- Full board and tuition: £650.00
- Non-resident with tuition (inc lunch and evening meal): £480.00
Bursaries and help with fees