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Norvis Early Music Summer School

Summer Program

Durham, GBR

Summer Program


NORVIS is an annual full week-long early music summer school in County Durham which we’re proud to describe as one of the UK’s longest-established and friendliest early music summer schools. We are celebrating our Golden Jubilee, in 2021 rather than 2020, as we move to a fine new venue at Barnard Castle School, next door to the splendid Bowes Museum.

If you love playing early music, a week at NORVIS will enable you make progress.

We teach and perform with recorders, viols, lutes, baroque strings, harpsichord and voices, and cover a wide range of repertoire from early Renaissance to late Baroque.

We have an impressive line-up of specialist performers and teachers.

We have a particularly generous student-tutor ratio.

We give a number of bursaries to enable individuals to participate in NORVIS who would be otherwise unable to do so.


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