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A Week in Burgos - 16 June to 23 June 2024

Directed by David Skinner


Victoria Requiem in Burgos, Spain

We return to beautiful Burgos at the perfect time of year to sing Victoria's magnificent Requiem in the city's majestic cathedral. We shall also take time to visit the monks of Santa Domingo de Silos to listen to their historic chant and give our own brief recital in this historic building. Burgos, a centre of pilgrimage and arguably the food capital of Spain, has always been a popular destination for RBS and we look forward very much to returning. 

Who is the course for?

This course is for experienced singers who want to improve their choral technique and enjoy exploring a rich mix of repertoire in a convivial social setting. Singing couples and individual singers are all welcome. Music will be sent out in advance and, while nobody is expected to be note perfect on arrival, we do expect singers to familiarise themselves with the music beforehand. This is not a course for beginners but anyone who has been singing regularly in a choral society or church choir is unlikely to feel out of their depth. 

Burgos is an ancient city with steps and cobbles and our comfy hotel is at the top of a hill, but the amount of walking and standing involved during the week should not challenge anyone of average fitness. If you have concerns about the required level of activity please contact us in confidence before you book.

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Musical Director

David Skinner is Fellow, Praelector, and Osborn Director of Music at Sidney Sussex College in the University of Cambridge where he teaches historical and practical topics from the medieval and renaissance periods, as well as directing the chapel choir, Read more...


    Requiem Mass 1605 - Tomas Luis de Victoria


Where do we stay?


By popular request we are returning to the comfortable Abba Burgos situated directly on the Santiago Pilgrimage Route  - about 350 yards from Burgos Cathedral. There is a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym and paddle tennis court. Our rehearsal room is about 15 minutes walk away in a large comfortable room in the main shopping district of the city. 

Getting there


This bit is up to you and is not included in the price. The nearest airports are Bilbao and Madrid and there are plenty of budget flights available from Easyjet and Ryanair. There are also regular scheduled services with the main national carriers. 

What does it cost?


The course fee is payable in two stages - a deposit of £245 and a further £995 no later than eight weeks before the course commences .  This covers tuition, seven nights accommodation with breakfast (based on two sharing), and four three-course evening meals with wine.  The single occupancy supplement is £40 per night. Non-singers sharing a singer's room pay a reduced fee of £895. Music - which can be kept - will cost £35 and is sent out six-eight weeks in advance.   

Holiday insurance

All singers are required to take out appropriate holiday insurance and supply their policy details to us before the course begins. You should also bring a GHIC card or an EHIC card with you. 

Any questions?

If you have any questions at all please contact Nick Couchman ([email protected]) or Emma Ford ([email protected]) or ring Nick during office hours on 01462 372702. The office is not always occupied so please do leave a message and we will get back to you.