Under the Sea and the Sun

Under the Sun and the Sea

July 24-31

We are delighted to announce that the choral week will go ahead once more, under Tim’s guidance, and with a programme tailored to suit the special circumstances this year.


Period: July 24-31, 2021

Rehearsal space: Outdoors, under the shade of trees, in the courtyard of the theatre and elsewhere!


Repertoire (suitable for outdoor rehearsal and performance): Acapella pieces including canons; madrigals; traditional songs from participating countries in original language; music for choir and brass from the 16th to 19th century.

Find the program by clicking here


Concert: Depending on the regulations in the time of the workshop,there may or may not be the opportunity for a concert at the end of the week, but our rehearsals will in any case culminate in some kind of informal celebration to mark the end of the course.


Director: Tim Brown (Cambridge, UK), with accompanist and brass ensemble.


The cost of participation will be 160€ for each member (110€ up to 28 years old). Refund available in in case of cancellation. Each participant undertakes his/ her stay and trip to Horto, as in previous years.


To register to the workshop, please enter your details here or by email to info@horto.net


For suggested accomodation in Horto click here.


Timothy Brown

In a long musical career, Tim Brown has been equally involved in both performance and musical education. A chorister at Westminster Abbey, he was later a member of King’s College Choir, Cambridge, as a countertenor choral scholar. He became a founding member of The Scholars Vocal Ensemble, before taking up teaching positions that eventually led, in 1979, to the Directorship of Music at Clare College, Cambridge University, in succession to John Rutter. Until he retired from this position in 2010 Tim Brown built up Clare College Choir into an internationally renowned ensemble, with many recordings and concert appearances to its credit. He was also director of the acclaimed University Chamber Choir and held a teaching position in the music faculty of Cambridge University.

Tim Brown is the founder of the professional chamber choir English Voices, which he directed until 2019, and with which he performed both in concert and operatic productions in many countries, most notably in the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France.

He works extensively as a popular clinician and workshop leader. In the past couple of years, Covid restrictions allowing, he has managed to visit Israel and the United States, working in churches, schools and universities, and well as directing choral workshops in Austria and Greece.

He is a life Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, where he continues to teach music for the University, combining this with work as a freelance conductor and composer.