Choir and Orchestra
Costa del Sol
The Choir and Orchestra Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol is a non-profit-making music society of amateur and professional singers and musicians. We welcome new members at any time and our aim is to further knowledge and promote interest in classical music amongst our members as well as to a wider audience on the Costa del Sol. We give our main concerts at Christmas and towards the end of May.
What we do
THE CHOIR & ORCHESTRA
“Collegium Musicum” is characterised by the fact that young and old perform together, that ability varies from enthusiastic amateur to polished professional, and that we are truly inclusive.
We are a flourishing international society that reflects the cosmopolitan nature of the Costa del Sol with over 100 singers and instrumentalists from some 20 nationalities. In our concerts we perform a variety of choral music from the last 400 years, usually accompanied by instruments and orchestral music ranging from the Renaissance through the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods (e.g. Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn etc.) up to works by contemporary composers such as Karl Jenkins and John Rutter.
Collegium Musicum is a non-profit-making society; members pay a yearly fee, but we are very dependent on sponsorship from our Friends and Patrons whose generosity means that we can continue to offer concerts of high standard.
We are united by our love of music but we are not affiliated to any religion, state or ideology.
a unique SOCIETY
Our society is unique: here on the coast of southern Spain it is the only musical society that gives amateur singers and instrumentalists the opportunity to make music together with professional musicians. We offer everyone the opportunity to take part in music-making.
Rehearsals take place in Los Boliches, Fuengirola every Tuesday evening from September to May and our popular concerts are held twice yearly, in May and at Christmas time.
One performance is always given in Marbella and the other somewhere in the area between Benalmádena and Sotogrande. We also perform at weddings and funerals and sometimes in the spring we like to present a completely different programme of less serious music in different venues.
Our season finishes in June with our Annual General Meeting.
Board and Committee
The structure of Collegium Musicum
honorary president and musical director
Our Conductor is Annemarie Philipps who moved to Spain in 1978 from Bremen in North Germany. Annemarie is an all-round musician (violinist, viola and singer) who leads the rehearsals with patience and good humour in English and Spanish and, if needed, in German. Annemarie has held the baton for a remarkable 26 years!
Our programme and musical arrangements are chosen carefully and are often specially edited, adapted or arranged by Delyth Bressington, our President; she also plays viola and she is the rehearsal accompanist and pianist of “Collegium Musicum”.
Count Rudi von Schönburg
Board and Committee 2017-2018
- President – Delyth Bressington (Wales)
- Vice-President – Marc Szejwach (France)
- Secretary – Driekje Lawson-Voorhoeve (The Netherlands)
- Treasurer – Maïté Uralde Guichard (Argentina)
Representatives for the members
- Martine Lecomte
- Peter Roberts
The section leaders of the choir
- Martine Lecomte – Soprano
- Gillian Watson – Alto
- Andrea Nitzsche Neves -Tenor
- Marc Szejwach – Bass
Concert Master and Leader of the Orchestra
Our successful concerts are the result of a lot of intensive work and strict attendance in our weekly practices although this can be rather fluid as we understand that many members are inclined to spend periods of time in their native countries.
Our season runs from September till June with concerts in December and in May that are held in various municipalties including Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Marbella, and Sotogrande.
We are very fortunate and grateful to have been given the use of the wonderful facilities of the Assembly Rooms of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Days Saints in Los Boliches, Fuengirola.
Address: Calle El Ruedo 5, Los Boliches, Fuengirola.
It is very near to the motorway and has ample parking space.
Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening:
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Orchestra or Choir ?
JOIN US AND MAKE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
Do you sing or play an instrument?
Do you enjoy Mozart, vivaldi ……..?
Would you like to be part of an international, friendly music society that gives yearly concerts on the Costa del Sol? We are always on the lookout for new active and associated members.
If you live on the Costa del Sol on a temporary or permanent basis the possibility exists for you to keep music as your hobby and pleasure, or even pick up again long-neglected skills in music-making. We have several retired professional orchestral musicians in our ranks who pass on their invaluable experience. Whatever your experience of singing in choirs or your level of reading music you will enjoy a warm and friendly atmosphere and getting to know wonderful works of music.
At Collegium Musicum we are passionate about making music and are always happy to welcome new members.
No auditions are necessary but we encourage regular attendance in rehearsal every Tuesday evening in Fuengirola.
CDs and web links are provided for each voice so that members can practise at home and in the car.
Why not come along and hear for yourself? Please fill in the form with your contact details, stating what voice you sing or instrument you play.
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