Apply for ¡TONE UP! at The Old Monastery

After the four initial ¡TONE UP!s in Sydney and Melbourne, we are delighted to announce the dates of our second residential ¡TONE UP! in NSW:

  • THU 25 – SUN 28 APR 2024 (4 nights) at The Old Monastery, Stroud (residential)

Join us to explore the magnificent vocal polyphony of Thomas Tallis, William Byrd’s predecessor and mentor.  Learn to read the original notation in order to sing the Tallis Lamentations from the newly restored Sadler Partbooks.  Encounter anew the sublime music of Tudor England within the unique and beautiful surroundings of The Old Monastery, Stroud.

Please use this form to apply for this ¡TONE UP! and/or to register your general interest below.

Applications due Wed 10 April

Download ¡TONE UP! at The Old Monastery brochure 

We are only offering Scholarship places for this ¡TONE UP! at The Old Monastery.  The number of musical participants will be maximum 12.  Dinners are a communal part of the experience and may also include music-making.  Culinary companions interested in leading the catering activities (everyone is expected to take part) also welcome (maximum 3).  

Scholarship: $380 | Culinary companion: $490 | Creative Resident $570
Optional prior night’s stay on Wed 24 April: $95 
Price includes rustic accommodation in single rooms (BYO sheets, pillowslips, towels, toiletries), breakfast essentials, communal dinner, all music scores and ensemble tuition.

What part(s) do you normally sing?
Please confirm all dates & times for which you are available
Please indicate what you are applying for
Please let us know your experience with reading from original notation
This can be a Dropbox link or (public or private) YouTube link, for example. It can be either an ensemble or a solo performance (including a phone recording at home). It should be of short duration (less than 5 minutes) or very clear which section to listen to.
Let us know more about yourself and your choral and other artistic experience and interests. You can also add your biography, picture, and upcoming concert link to your profile (