Choral Conducting - Reggio Emilia, Italy

30 September - 02 October 2022


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30 September - 02 October 2022

Watch, listen and learn
John Farrer checking baton positioning

Choral Conducting - Reggio Emilia, Italy


This course is suitable for orchestral and choral conductors who would like to gain hands on experience working with choir and orchestra.



Sept 30: Participants will be working with piano and the Choir of Istituto Musicale "A. Peri" of Reggio Emilia

Oct 01: Sessions with choir and the FOI Young orchestra

Oct 02: Participants will lead a rehearsal followed by a public performance


Excerpts from Donizetti, Verdi and Bizet operas

DONIZETTI L'Elisir d'Amore

- Act 1, Scene 1, No. 1: Prelude and chorus with introduction

- Bel Conforto al Mietitore

- Cavatina di Nemorino "Quant'è bella, quant'è cara!"

- Cavatina di Adina "Benedette queste carte!"

- Act 2, No 11 Romanza di Nemorino "Una furtiva Lagrima"

VERDI Nabucco

Part 3: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves

VERDI Macbeth

Act 4: Choir of Scottish Refugees "Patria Oppressa"

VERDI La Traviata

Act 1: Libiam nei lieti calici

BIZET Carmen

Act 1, No. 5: Habanera

Workshop Location

Ridotto del Teatro G. Rinaldi of Reggiolo, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Concert Location

S. Maria Assunta, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Workshop Fee


€350 (Italian Nationals) 

€450 (Rest of World)


€75 (All Nationalities)

There is no application fee for this workshop

The workshop fee covers the following: 

  • all administration charges

  • tuition

  • certificate of participation


The fee does not cover travel to Reggio Emilia, transport within Reggio Emilia, accommodation or food and drink during the course. Participants must provide their own scores and batons.

The tutors for this course will be  Dr John Farrer and Luigi Pagliarini, supported by Manuela Custer


Application Deadline

Applications for this Workshop are accepted on a first come first served basis

Please note, you do NOT need to have participated in any previous courses to participate in this course