Casa I Fortunelli







Bed & Breakfast









In the field our great passion, MUSIC, we offer several courses and the possibility of coaching.
All these music courses are conducted an the coaching is given by Francien Meuwissen.
Francien studied at the "Brabants Conservatorium" the recorder, choral conducting and singing and has given several concerts on stages throughout Europe. Furthermore she has worked as a teacher of music at several music schools in the Netherlands and music academies in Belgium. As a conductor she led several choirs in the Netherlands and Belgium.

General information
Al courses start on Saturday evening at 19:30 with a communal meal. After a week  we say farewell at Saturday morning after breakfast.
The price includes a room shared with one or two others, all meals, the course and the scores.
As every week is concluded with at least one concert, we ask all participants to study their part, that will be send to them in advance, at home, so we quickly get round to making music.
At the admittance to each course not only the order of  registration is important, but also the division over the different voices.
We reserve the right to cancel the course till at the latest six weeks before the start, if there is a disproportionate or insufficient enrolment.
For more information on our courses please




From monday 04 july till monday 11 july 2022, Marco Beasley and his regular lutenist, Stefano Rocco, are coming again to Casa I Fortunelli for an interpretation course on Italian renaissance music.
During this course Marco will focus on the interpretation of frottole (popular songs of renaissance Italy).
Renowned for his narrative style of singing and his passion for literature, he will always start working on a piece of music from the text.
The course is intended for professional singers and advanced amateurs.
Each participant chooses and prepares two pieces from the shortlist:

Monteverdi          Si dolc' il tormento
Merula                 Foll' ben
Landi                   L'Augellin
Sances                 Stabat Mater
Caccini                Amarilli
Caccini                Ch'io non t'ami

Furthermore each participant can prepare one or two songs wich can be drawn from:

Le Frottole per canto e liuto, libro I e II del Bossiniensis
Emilio de Cavalieri:
brani dalla Rappresentazione di Anima et di Corpo
Giulio Caccini:
dal I e II libro delle Nuove Musiche
Claudio Monteverdi:
estratti dall'Orfeo, favola in musica
estratti a voce sola ed a due voci dal Vespro
estratti dal Combattimento.......

Allesandro Grandi:
estratti dai Motetti. libro II
Giovanni Felice Sances:
Cantada a voce sola sul Passacaglie, libro II
Stabat Mater dolorosa, Motetti

Date:          monday 04 july - monday 11 july 2022
Tutors:       Marco Beasley, Stefano Rocco
Fee:            750 euro's
Included:    Accomodation based on full board (excluding one
                   dinner at a local restaurant) in a double room,
                   coursefee, scores.



For choirs and ensembles which are in need of a fresh look from the outside we offer the possibility of coaching. This coaching can for example relate to the finishing touches of a program, a new style or getting a nice balance within a group.
Make your questions and wishes known to us, and we will try to offer you a project adjusted to those wishes.