Great Churches, Great Music
Start: 8th February 2013 at 6:00pm
End: 10th February 2013 at 2:00pm
Tutor: Tim Porter
Church builders create magnificent spaces, composers fill them with sound; architects and composers are truly two sides of the same coin. This course presents a series of case-studies: Salisbury Cathedral with its cutting-edge choir, Kings College Chapel with its amazing acoustics, Beverley Minster with its unique carvings of medieval musicians. We will consider the awe-inspiring sights and sounds of 15th Century Scotland and much more. This course will be a surprising voyage of discovery and an aural/visual feast.
Tutor Profile: Tim Porter
Tim Porter trained as a musician, but has always studied history, and his two fields have cross-fertilized. For many years, he worked in touring theatre, writing music, scripts, and sometimes directing his own works. These included the folk-opera “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”, as well as more challenging modernistic pieces. Tim quit the theatre in 1986, to pursue a career as an itinerant lecturer, and now splits his time equally between Music and Medieval History. He works for 2 museums, for several adult residential colleges, as a tour guide, and as a freelance on a large lecture circuit. Tim is a member of the NADFAS register. Photography is an essential sideline, to produce the fine slides for which he’s become well-known.Suggested Links