MUSIC AT GARGONZA
further details of a course for choral singers led by Carlos Aransay
22 to 28 April 2019
CASTELLO DI GARGONZA
We all stay at the Castello di Gargonza, a village between Siena and Arezzo surrounded by the Chianti hills of southern Tuscany, in which the traditional houses have been converted into
hotel accommodation. There are double rooms and also two, three and four bedroom houses, each room with a private bathroom. The special Music at Gargonza rate for half board – bed, breakfast and dinner with wine – is €107 per night for double occupancy and €125 for single.
We will reserve a room for you when you register; you pay the charges directly to the hotel. Arezzo, forty minutes away by road, is the nearest railway station, so the most convenient airports are Pisa, Roma, Florence and Perugia.We will help arrange and coordinate taxis for the last stage of your journey to Gargonza.
The plan is to meet at the Castello di Gargonza for a 5pm rehearsal on Easter Monday, 22 April. Then from Tuesday to Saturday there will be rehearsal sessions each morning and at the end of the
afternoon in the frantoio, a comfortable rehearsal room converted from the old olive press. We all have dinner together in the Castello. We will give a final concert in the evening of Saturday 27 April. The course ends after
breakfast on Sunday 28 April.
FEES AND ENROLMENTThe fee for the course is paid in two parts: a deposit of £245 or the equivalent in
euros on registration and €300 on or before arrival at Gargonza. The deposit may be credited to another course if you have to withdraw and we are able to allocate your place to another singer.The fee includes payment for a booklet
containing all the public domain music, which will be sent to you in advance, but not travel; meals and accommodation are paid separately direct to the hotel. To enrol, just email us
and include the information listed below, or if we already know it just let us know that you would like to come. We will acknowledge your application and aim to let you know if we can offer you a place within a couple of weeks. We will then book a room for you at the hotel and send you details of how you may pay the deposit.