Skopelos Music Festival and Singing Workshops

The Skopelos Music Festival is an annual event taking place on the 
'Mama Mia' island of Skopelos, Greece. The two-day Skopelos Singing Workshops are held annually to coincide with the festival.
This year's Skopelos Singing Workshops are to be held on July 2nd and 3rd 2016
 
In past years, performers at the festival include local singers and musicians of many nationalities as well as invited guests. Performances take place across many venues in Skopelos town throughout the week of the Festival.  
 
Along with Skiathos to the west and Alonissos to the east, Skopelos is one of the Sporades group of islands situated directly north of Athens on the eastern side of the Greek mainland.  Having no airport, the island has remained unspoilt and is designated as one of three areas in Greece of 'outstanding natural beauty'.    

For more information about the Skopelos Singing Workshops, please click here.
 
Skopelos Music Festival final programme.
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The Skopleos Singing Workshops are run by Rod Iliffe, a well-known Musical Director in the Midlands, UK.  All singers, whatever their experience, are welcome to participate.
  
During the Music Festival in 2013, the choir took part in four concerts during the week: on the opening night at the Old Port; at the Asklepion, and at the final variety concert at Orfeas. Plans for a performance at the largest church on the island, Panagia Papamiletiou were replaced by a concert at the wonderful Livadiotissa Monastery, which included Renaissance music sung by soprano Lucille Clitherow.
 
The choir sang in four languages - English, German, Latin and Greek.  I was delighted that the premiere performance of Στη γλικια Παναγια (To the Sweet Virgin), my setting of Voula Karatsa's words, arranged by Rod Iliffe, was included in the programme. 
Video clips of Lucy Clitherow and choir performances are available below.
For information regarding future Festivals, singing workshops, travel and accommodation, please click here or e-mail kendal@kendalshepherd.com
 

 

                                        

Skopelos Festival performing Vivaldi Gloria at Livadiotissa Monastery on 30th May 2013

Lucy Clitherow performing at Livadiotissa Monastery on 30th May 2013