UK Course

Outdoor activityHaving checked into your rooms around midday on Saturday 5th July, the course begins with welcome drinks - a great chance to meet the tutors and your fellow participants.

The UK branch of the Tallis Scholars Summer Schools is dedicated to exploring our great heritage of Renaissance choral music and developing a performance style appropriate to it, as pioneered by the Tallis Scholars. Under the direction of Peter Phillips and members of the Tallis Scholars we work on concert and service repertoire in a variety of small and medium sized groups. The week’s activities culminate in a Gala Concert by summer school participants, directed by Peter Phillips.

The Gala Concert happens on the evening of the Thursday 10th July 2014. This is immediately followed by compline. 

This year we will be singing Evensong at Lincoln Cathedral on Friday 11th July 2014. We will then retun to Uppingham for the end of the course party.

Breakfast will be served on Saturday morning, immediately followed by a quick chance to wish everyone a safe journey home before we go our separate ways.

The course this year will be taking place at Uppingham School. Activities are based around the chapel, located minutes from the picturesque and historic town centre.

We welcome applicants aged 18 and over with good sight-reading skills.

Repertoire for 2014

In 2014 we will focus on Byrd and Tallis.

Byrd  Ne irascaris
Byrd  Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (The Great Service)
Byrd  Easter Propers
Byrd  Laudibus
Byrd  O Lord Make Thy Servant Elizabeth
Tallis  Loquebantur Variis Linguis
Tallis  O Lord give thy holy spirit
Tallis  Miserere
Tallis  Te deum for meanes
Tallis  With All Our Hearts
Tallis  Blessed are those


UppinghamWe will allocate you a single room in Uppingham School accommodation, unless we are otherwise advised.

There are a limited number of ensuite rooms, which will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

There will be wi-fi available in some of the school buildings. 


The course fees include all tuition and activities, full board accommodation at Uppingham School. We also offer non residential rates.

Please note, reduced fees for students are for those in full time education only, with proof of eligibility if required.

Bursaries available to 18-21 years old only. Bursaries are limited and given at our discretion. Early application is advisable.

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Terms and Conditions

Confirmation of bookings, excluding Early Bird bookings, is subject to payment of a non-refundable deposit of £300 by 14 April 2014. The balance of fees is payable by 31 May 2014.

Confirmation of Early Bird bookings are subject to payment in full by 31 January 2014.

Cancellation 30-60 days before arrival will be refunded 50% of the total fee.
No refund will be given for a cancellation less than 30 days before arrival.
Receiving your application form will be regarded as full acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.