1-8 AUGUST 2020
in the charterhouse of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez
Regional Natural Park of Pilat
France - Europe
Franck Pellé-Rolland choral conductor
We are happy to propose our upcoming summer choral workshop in the Regional Park of Pilat (Auvergne-Rhône-Alps, France) from 1st to 8th August 2020. On this page you will have details on the location, the repertoire and the schedule of our singing week.
Official languages : both English and French.



The charterhouse of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez                    
The 3rd workshop will be held in an unusual location : the Charterhouse of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, a charterhouse that became a village. It is located between Lyon, Saint-Etienne and Vienne, in the heart of the Regional Park of Pilat, at 420m altitude.
In this former charterhouse that is keeping tranquil in spite of the passage of tourists, we will be singing in a charming rehearsal room and we will warm up pleasantly in the cloister.
The charterhouse of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez


Sacred music of the Renaissance in Spain
Cristóbal de MORALES (ca.1500-1553)
Ave Maria (SAATB) ; Introitus from Missa pro Defunctis (SAATB) ; Beati Omnes (SSAATB)
Alonso LOBO (ca.1555-1617)
Vivo ego, dicit Dominus (SATB)
Francisco GUERRERO (1528-1599)
Trahe me post te (SSATB)
Participants are expected to master the music beforehand.


From Saturday 1st August at 3:00pm to Saturday 8th August 2020 at 5:00pm.
From Sunday, two daily rehearsals : 9:00-12:00am and 2:15-4:15pm.
No rehearsal on Wednesday afternoon : free time to explore the Regional Natural Park of Pilat.



In Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, there is one hotel (3 rooms), two holiday cottages and B&Bs.
There are other possibilities of accommodation in the Regional Natural Park of Pilat. We provide with a list of hotels, holiday cottages and B&Bs.
Lunches are organized by the workshop (check out the very interesting "workshop 3 + lunch" package), dinners are not. Free evenings.



Our summer workshop will be prepared on 13-14 June 2020 in Lyon (France). This pre-course weekend is optional.
Saturday 2:00-7:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm.



Fees on the page 'Choral workshops' fees 2020'.


Are you interested in our summer choral workshop in the charterhouse of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez (France-Europe) ? Get in touch.
Email : Choral workshop 3 - August 2020   
choral-workshops at orange . fr
Phone : +33 (0)9 67 07 11 66
By plane :
Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport   61km away (one hour)
Rental cars at Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport
Saint-Etienne Airport  45 km away (50 minutes)
By car :
By rail :
Railway Station of Rive-de-Gier  9 km away from Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez
It takes 3 hours from Paris to Rive-de-Gier.
By flying carpet :
It is easy, quick, ecological and free of charge !



Summer choral workshop August 2019

Spanish music of the Renaissance
Missa Gaudeamus by Tomás Luis de VICTORIA (1548-1611)
From 2006 to 2018, our workshops were held in the abbey of Caunes-Minervois.

Summer choral workshop July 2018

English music of the early twentieth century
Three pieces from 'Songs of Farewell' by C. H. PARRY : My soul, there is a country ; I know my soul hath power ; Never weather-beaten sail
E. ELGAR  Evening Scene ; The Prince of sleep
G. HOLST  I love my love

Summer choral workshop August 2017

English music
William BYRD (ca.1643-1623)
Gradualia I : Suscepimus Deus, Sicut audivimus, Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Diffusa est gratia, Responsum accepit Simeon, Ave Maria gratia plena.

Summer choral workshop August 2016

Claudio MONTEVERDI (1567-1643)
Sixth book of madrigals :
- Sestina (Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell' amata)
- Ohimè il bel viso

Summer choral workshop August 2015

German music of the eighteenth century 
Motets by Gottfried August HOMILIUS (1714-1785) - in German
Our choral workshop will focus on a single composer who is quite unknown even among the keenest melomanes : G. A. HOMILIUS. He was a German musician, exactly contemporaneous with Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH (1714-1788). His music is worthwhile.
Despite the difficulty for a composer of sacred music to settle and live in Germany just after the great Johann Sebastian Bach, the absolute reference, Homilius’ work made him renowned and appreciated. He was mentioned several times as the best composer of sacred music of that time. Homilius composed a huge work : one hundred and eighty sacred cantatas, eleven oratorios, about sixty motets, etc. Only his motets have been reprinted up to the present day.

Summer choral workshop July-August 2014

German Romantic music
Zum Abendsegen (in German) by F. MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY
Deutsche Volkslieder  WoO34 (Heft 1 - Lieder 1 to 7) by J. BRAHMS 

Summer choral workshop July-August 2013

Italian Renaissance music
MIssa Secunda - Primi Toni by G. P. da PALESTRINA

Summer choral workshop July-August 2012

English Renaissance music
- Sancte Deus by Th. TALLIS
- If ye love me by Th. TALLIS
- O Lord, give thy holy spirit  by Th. TALLIS
- Alleluia - Ave Maria - Virga jesse  by W. BYRD
- I languish to complaine me by J. BENNET
- O sleepe fond fancie by J. BENNET
- Come shepherds follow me  by J. BENNET

Summer choral workshop July-August 2011

Spanish Renaissance sacred music
- Gaude Maria Virgo by T. L. de VICTORIA
- Unus ex discipulis by T. L. de VICTORIA
- Seniores populi by T. L. de VICTORIA
- O Domine Iesu Christe by F. GUERRERO
- Beatus es by F. GUERRERO

Summer choral workshop July-August 2010 

Italian secular music
- Sestina (sixth book of madrigals) by C. MONTEVERDI 
- Balletti by G. G. GASTOLDI 

Summer choral workshop August 2009 

Spanish sacred music for female choir
- O Virgo Splendens (Llibre Vermell de Montserrat)
- Stella Splendens (Llibre Vermell de Montserrat)
- Una hora (Tenebrae Responsories) by T. L. de VICTORIA
- O vos omnes (Tenebrae Responsories) by T. L. de VICTORIA 
- Veni Creator Spiritus by J. MONTES CAPON  

Summer choral workshop August 2008

Sacred and secular choral music for five parts
- All creatures now by J. BENNET 
- Tantum ergo by A. BRUCKNER 
- Pater Noster by G. VERDI  

Summer choral workshop August 2007

- April is in my mistress face by Th. MORLEY 
- Une puce j'ai dedans l'oreille by C. LE JEUNE
- O Lord, increase my faith by O. GIBBONS 
- Calme des nuits by C. SAINT-SAËNS
- Ave verum by E. ELGAR

Summer choral workshop August 2006

- Choral Jesu meine Freude by J. S. BACH
- Adoramus te by Q. GASPARINI 
- Zum Abendsegen by F. MENDELSSOHN
- Ave Verum by F. LISZT 
- Salve Regina by F. LISZT 
- Alleluia by R. THOMPSON 



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