Dear Early music enthusiast
December is well and truly here and the rain is lashing against the window – but I am snug inside and thinking about next summer!
Just thought I’d let you know that the committee are very frustrated that next year’s brochure and application form are not out yet, but there is a vital piece of information that is still missing, despite Jane’s best efforts. I’ll let you know when it is available and prepare myself for a flood of applications.
Following the sad news of Duncan Druce’s sudden death in October, we are pleased to announce that the string tutor for 2016 will be Oliver Webber, an eminent Baroque violinist who, amongst other things, directs the Monteverdi String Band, regularly leads the Gabrieli Consort and Players and makes his own strings. Once again, we are very fortunate to have a knowledgeable and inspiring specialist to join our team of tutors.
If people are asking you for Christmas/birthday present suggestions, why not ask for a contribution to NORVIS fees? Or something to spend at the shops while you are there? Or a train ticket so you can go a bit further afield that usual for a playing session with NORVIS friends? Or a piece of music you enjoyed playing last summer? Or (in due course) some new music so you can start practising for next summer?
So here’s wishing you peace in the busy-ness of Christmas preparations. Hope to be in touch again soon!
Best wishes
NORVIS is a registered charity, no 1014801

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