The Renaissance Music Week in Denmark is a course for instrumentalists, singers and dancers. Tutoring is offered in renaissance wind, string and plucked instruments and in solo singing, vocal ensemble, choir and dance. There is also the opportunity of taking part in tutored mixed ensembles and in large-scale works involving all participants. The course is organised by a team of participants and led by a group of professional musicians all of whom specialize in renaissance music.
The participants, coming from all over Europe, cover a broad range of skills from amateur musicians and music students to music teachers. Tuition is given in Danish, English and German. An ability to read music is essential, and experience of playing in an orchestra or other ensemble or singing in a choir is an advantage.
The Renaissance Music Week takes place from 30 June - 7 July in the Midtjysk Efterskole, Vestergade 50, 7361 Ejstrupholm, Danemark.
Original notation is used throughout the week. Playing and singing from unbarred notation and from facsimile part-books rather than scores brings a freedom which is difficult to obtain using modern editions. The essentials of the original notation will be explained to new participants at the beginning of the course.