Florence International Singing Programme

Director's Welcome

Welcome to the Florence International Singing Programme.

 

FISP aims to bring high-level choral music to those on its programmes. We have two main programmes; FISP: Inspire and our Summer Course both having residential in the magnificent city of Florence. 2020 was an unprecedented year for many arts organisations, however, this has not stopped up from continuing to put our vision into motion.  We believe passionately, that despite various lockdowns it should not affect our ability to make music together. With this in mind, we have held various online come and sing events and will continue to do so until it is safe and practical to sing in a room together again. 

Music is crucial in our everyday lives, it is scientifically proven to increase mental and physical wellbeing. It conveys the ineffable, what words quite often struggle to replicate. Together, we believe that we will overcome this virus. However, this virus has highlighted the divide in the music industry. This is why we have set up our latest programme Fisp: Inspire, to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve their goals. Read more about this fantastic project here.  

We plan on running our summer course again in August 2022, with a small English residential in 2021, if the government guidelines allow. 

We hope you stay safe and we hope to see you at one of our courses in the near future. 

Caius Lee

(Founder and Musical Director)

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Why Florence?

An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Florence is amongst one of the greatest cultural cities in Europe, credited as the birthplace of the Renaissance and famous for arts and architecture. It is home to world-class art museums housing paintings and sculptures by Botticelli and Michelangelo et al. Along with cobbled streets, candle-lit medieval chapels, fresco-decorated churches, marble basilicas and elegant 15th-16th Century palazzi, there is plenty to feast on for the soul as well as the mouth-watering Tuscan cuisine. We have chosen Florence as the venue for both our summer course and our FISP: Inspire residential as it is the perfect blend between tourism and choral singing. With venues for our courses including the famous Cathedral and San Lorenzo among others 

 

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‘Caius is exceptionally good-natured and has a wonderful sense of humour. Combined with his musical talent, this made for a fantastic day of singing great music with a great conductor.’

Come and Sing Participant 2020 

‘Caius is an enthusiastic leader who inspires and gets the best out of his singers’

Come and Sing Participant 2020 

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