CONF Vocal Sound and Style 1450-1650

This important conference, hosted by Brighton Early Music Festival and National Early Music Association, takes place at Brighton, United Kingdom, on 20th/21st October 2018. For details, including conference programme, fees, abstracts, locations and access to hotels, see conference website at . Note that reduced early bird prices in various categories are available until 1st September 2018. Please email any enquiries to richardbethell -at-

Keynote speakers will be Laurie Stras and Richard Wistreich. Other presenters include Anthony Rooley, Robert Toft, Gerald Place, Gawain Glenton, Viviane Kubo-Munari, Greta Haenen, Joe Bolger and Muthuswami Hariharan. Conference Director Deborah Roberts will direct a workshop.

It will be the first in a series of three conferences, each around two years apart. All have common objectives, which are: 1. To generate fresh research on each period, 2. To stimulate innovative approaches to informed performance practice based on the research, and 3. To encourage the same training for both professional and amateur vocalists as that given to players of period instruments.

Regards, Richard Bethell

Secretary, National Early Music Association


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