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I Fagiolini - Robert Hollingworth
Fri 07Feb
Sun 09Feb

Friends of I Fagiolini Weekend

Facilitator: Robert Hollingworth

Join Robert Hollingworth to experience a wildly eclectic mix of music – from Renaissance Germany to Britten in playful mood, Rheinberger’s serene choral hit Abendlied,  some French jazz and a song about the Inuit winter.

*This weekend is primarily for Friends of I Fagiolini.

Event time: Fri 7th Feb 2020 at 6:30pm - Sun 9th Feb 2020 at 4:00pm

At a glance

  • Singing with a top creative teacher
  • Intricate part singing
  • Wide range of repertoire

What will participants gain

  • Experience in part-singing
  • Confidence in sight-singing
  • Understanding the subtleties of music

We will kick the weekend off with supper together and an introductory session on Friday evening. Saturday morning begins bright and early (for singers) as we delve into later music than the previous early music focus of such weekends. Robert’s style is exacting but is lightened with humour and enthusiasm. There are frequent breaks for home-made biscuits and delicious mealtimes.

Saturday evening after supper we will enjoy informal musical sharing or socialising, depending on what participants prefer. There may be some sharing of archive Fagiolini film items.

By Sunday morning the pieces will surely be perfect (!), ready for the sing through concert at 2:15 pm after lunch. Friends and family are welcome to come to the concert and stay on for tea and cake afterwards, departing around 4pm.

The repertoire will include most, if not all, of the following

  • Benjamin Britten – Lenten is come
  • Heinrich Schütz – Die Himmel erzählen
  • Josef Rheinberger – Abendlied
  • Leo Ferré – Chanson d’automne (Verlaine)
  • Johannes Brahms – Im Herbst
  • Ed Hughes – Sun, New Moon and Women Shouting (part 1)


Price Options

£255 Non-Residential
£295 Residential Shared
£335 Residential Single


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Practical Information

This weekend is primarily for Friends of I Fagiolini. Should places become available nearer the time, do apply for a place.

Please note that prices are listed per person.
Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Robert Hollingworth

Robert Hollingworth founded the vocal ensemble I Fagiolini in 1986 and has spent most of his life catching up ever since. He also directs Stour Music (an early music festival in East Kent) and teaches Music at the University of York.

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"A fascinating mix of music. I was introduced to music I would not have met otherwise – really enjoyable. [Robert is] always excellent, entertaining and so very knowledgeable."

"Music challenging but achievable. Robert has amazing energy – inspiring. Hawkwood is well-organised, good food, comfortable rooms – great! "