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Making Music in Italy

WHEN: 8 -23 October, 2022

WHERE: Mercatello sul Metauro (Marche) and Montestigliano (Siena), Italy

COST: Early Bird (AUD) $6400 +€400 till 1st Dec. 2018 Full price $6800 + €400 Book Now

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A sensational mix of singing and cultural immersion

"A singing extravaganza in Italy with good food, good song, good wine with new and old friends."  

Week One: Mercatello sul Metauro

8–15 October – 7 nights – Staying in Palazzo Donati and villas in the medieval village of Mercatello sul Metauro

Have you ever dreamt of Singing in a Palace? Not in your wildest dream? Well that is what we are offering plus a lot more.

  • Singing workshop sessions with Tony Backhouse and local Italian director Guerrino Parri
  • Join local singers Mercatello sul Metauro
  • Tour to Urbino, and visit one of the most magnificent of the 12 great wonders of the world - Palazzo Ducale
  • Eat delicious local food - in an area highly regarded by chefs from around the world
  • Make new friends with a shared love of community singing

This small village has –

  • beautiful and historic places of interest
  • a generous and wonderful open hearted community that will be happy to talk with you regardless of language barriers
  • great choirs 
  • places to enjoy food, coffee and 'apertivo' around the piazza
  • enchanting cobblestone alleys

Week Two: Montestigliano estate

15–22 October – 7 nights – Staying in villas and apartments around the central piazza

  • Singing workshop sessions with Tony Backhouse and local Italian director Edoardo Materassi
  • Learn a repertoire of songs to form a combined choir with Edoardo’s acclaimed choir ‘Animae Voces’ to perform in Florence on our last night
  • 2 x Tours to exquisitely beautful Tuscan villages including Siena 
  • Eat banquet meals; a magnificent welcome dinner, a fun pizza night that keeps on giving and other delicious and healthy meals throughout the week
  • Make new friends with a shared love of community singing
  • Damiano will delight you with his Italian version of karaoke and dance in the piazza

22–23 October – Florence

Staying in a monastery and taking part in a performance with a local choir

Our last night's accommodation is close to the centre of the city and ideally located for our stay. It is in close vicinity to –

  • All the wonderful sites of Florence
  • shops and galleries

See picture below of the extraordinary UNESCO protected  Pallazo Ducale, in Urbino where we will visit on our excursion. One of the 12 great wonders of the world!

Pictures below are taken in Palazzo Donati and from the village of Mercatello sul Metuaro

Pictures below taken in Montestigliano

" Rich and deeply restorative, fun and inspiring."- Shelley Kenigsberg
" A beautiful week full of rich experiences. In the most magical location!
Both directors were fun and inspiring and it was lovely to have the new dynamic of Edoardo's teaching to balance with Tony's. A week is a long time to be singing with one director, so I thought it was a great idea to share it between two.."- Maegan Young
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