NORVIS covers a broad range of early music interests, welcoming viol-players, recorder-players, lutenists, baroque string players and harpsichordists – not to mention solo and choral singers as well as renaissance instrument enthusiasts. There is a large team of around 13 expert tutors, unusual for such a course.
But more than that, NORVIS is enjoyable, sociable and has a friendly rapport between tutors and participants.
As part of our charitable activity, we offer generous bursaries towards the tuition fees to encourage young people and those in full-time education and others who might not otherwise be able to participate in NORVIS.
If you have been thinking whether to come to NORVIS, stop thinking and apply! You are bound to enjoy our week of varied and friendly early music in Durham. With 48 years’ collective experience behind us, we continue each year to make new friends and discover new corners of the repertoire. In our musical director Andrew Fowler’s third year at the helm, we will include many Venetian delights. Recorder, viol, lute, baroque strings, harpsichord and singing classes each day with superb tutors, along with further ensemble and tuition, lecture-recitals and concerts and the choir and NORVIS Baroque orchestra – and the historic surroundings of Durham City and the more immediate pleasures of the college bar and NORVIS Ale… What are you waiting for? Join NORVIS.
Bursaries may still be available – it’s certainly worth asking us.