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Tallis Scholars Summer School launches in the USA
by Helen Poole for Vocal Area Network
Posted December 19, 2004

Tallis Scholars Summer SchoolFollowing five highly successful years in the UK, the Tallis Scholars Summer School launches in the USA in 2005. The course was initiated in 2000 by Peter Phillips, founder and director of the internationally celebrated early music group the Tallis Scholars, in response to many requests throughout his career to study with him. TSSS is dedicated to exploring our great heritage of renaissance choral music, and to developing a performance style appropriate to it, as pioneered by the Tallis Scholars. In the UK the course attracts around 60 singers annually from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. The age range is between 16 and 74 and participants have attended from the US and Canada, Australia, Japan and across Europe.

Featuring choral rehearsals with Peter Phillips, sung services, vocal tuition, morning warm-ups, a series of talks and lectures and a Gala Concert by the course participants, directed by Peter Phillips, TSSS has made a name for itself as one of the best courses of its kind in the world. The course has sparked a