“Useful, Stimulating, Inspiring”
*NEW* LOIC 2020: Tuesday 11th – Friday 14th August
with Duncan Middleton, Gerard Brooks and Drew Cantrill-Fenwick
LOIC 2020 is led by tutors with proven ability in helping organists of all standards to improve their ability to improvise. From basic harmony through to managing different historical styles and forms, right through to forging a language of your own, our tutors will offer guidance and practical techniques to help you learn and develop your skills, whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced player.
The course runs over four days with morning and afternoon sessions and there are opportunities to play on some of London’s finest organs, including Christ Church Spitalfields and Notre Dame, Leicester Place.
Bookings are now open for 2020: the course is limited to 12 students and the closing date is 31st May 2020. The course is non-residential, and travel costs are not included. Classes run for two hours, morning and afternoon 10.30-12.30 and 2 – 4pm. To apply for this year’s course please send your name, address, telephone and email details to: LOIC Course bookings, PO Box 80, St. Albans AL3 4HR, together with a cheque for £395 or a non-refundable deposit of £50 payable to ‘The London Improvisation Course’. Alternatively, payment may be made by BACS to Account number: 03926348 Sort code: 30-91-85
For further information: LOIC@organfestival.com
Gerard Brooks Duncan Middleton Drew Cantrill-Fenwick
Please return this application form to the address below, together with a cheque for £395 or a non-refundable deposit of £50 payable to ‘The London Improvisation Course’. Alternatively, payment may be made by BACS to: Account number: 03926348 Sort code: 30-91-85 Please send form to LOIC Course bookings, PO Box 80, St Albans AL3 4HR For further information: LOIC@organfestival.com
The London Organ Improvisation Course (LOIC) was established in 2001 to address the growing interest in the subject among British organists in particular, but it has attracted students from all over the world.
LOIC is based in central London over an intensive four-day period in July, using both historic and modern instruments. Following our partnership with the St Albans International Organ Festival, in some years one day of the course takes place in churches in St Albans.
The course comprises up to 12 students under the tuition of Gerard Brooks, Duncan Middleton and a guest tutor. Guest tutors have included Loïc Mallié, (Professor of Organ and improvisation at Lyon Conservatoire and San Sebastian) Sophie-Veronique Cauchefer-Choplin (Saint Sulpice, Paris), Nigel Allcoat and Pascal Reber (Strasbourg Cathedral).
For futher information and full details, please contact LOIC. All enquiries welcome!