Practical facts & prices "Baroque music in 415 Hz: Ihr seid alle Gottes Kinder"
Admission and confirmation
It is our aim to form groups well-balanced according to their musical level. This is our first criterion when selecting participants. The second is the date of registration. If two candidates are of equal level for one place, preference will be given to the candidate who applied first. Please contact La Pellegrina if you have any doubts about your musical level or ability. For the above reasons all registrations will first be collected. Final confirmation of participation cannot be given until 1 March. In view of the limited number of places it is recommended to register early.
Last summer, both La Pellegrina courses took place safely. By carefully checking the EU QR codes or vaccination documents of everyone involved and doing self-tests, we created a 'covid-free bubble' in which everyone felt safe to make music to their heart's content. We expect to tackle this in a similar way again next summer. In the unexpected case that the courses cannot take place, we will of course refund the already paid course fee.
Robert Klotz: “I flew across an ocean to attend La Pellegrina. Would swim if I have to get there next year.”
You can register for a course by filling out the registration form (see the link at the bottom of each course page) completely and transferring a deposit of EUR 250. We will then send you provisional confirmation of your registration. Deposits will naturally be refunded to applicants who cannot be placed. The entire fee is to be paid on 15 June at the latest.
Marrie Kardol: “The beautiful inspiring environment, the orderly progress of the program, the good preparation and the friendly and pleasant way in which the tutors deal with the participants ...., all this makes Pellegrina a must for every music lover!”
The course fee - EUR 950 per person - includes accommodation in a double room in the monastery hostel and full board. Students and anyone up to the age of 36 pay EUR 650. If you register in time, you will receive a EUR 50 discount. If you camp or arrange your own accommodation, you will receive a discount; single rooms are possible at a surcharge.
Single and double rooms in the guesthouse of Klooster Nieuw Sion
Most participants stay in the guest house of Klooster Nieuw Sion. There are eight double and ten single rooms, with normal beds, no dorms or bunk beds. A linen package is included in the price. The facilities are simple but clean, with a communal sanitary area. There is a buffet breakfast in the dining room.
Camping in the monastery garden
Camping in the garden of the monastery is also possible. Tents, motorhomes and caravans are welcome but electricity is not available. The number of places is limited, there are simple sanitary facilities in the monastery.
Your own accommodation
It is possible to participate in the course on the basis of your own accommodation, for example for those who live in the area or can arrange accommodation there themselves. In that case, in addition to the course fee, you only pay a contribution for coffee and tea and the joint lunch. There are a few Bed & Breakfast places in the vicinity of the monastery.
During the course we have a separate dining room, where coffee and tea are ready for us and breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.
|Overview of all prices and reductions||When registering
before 1 March:
on or after 1 March:
|Participation in the course including a place in a double room in the guest house and full board||EUR 900||EUR 950|
|Participation student or person up to 35 in the course including a place in a double room in the guest house and full board||EUR 600||EUR 650|
|Participation as an auditor in the course including a place in a double room in the guest house and full board||EUR 500||EUR 500|
|Surcharge for single room in the guesthouse (including full board)||EUR 200||EUR 200|
|Reduction for own accommodation (including the joint lunch and coffee/tea)||EUR 250||EUR 250|
|Reduction for camping at the monastery campsite (per person including full board)||EUR 100||EUR 100|
|Surcharge for paying the deposit with PayPal||EUR 15||EUR 15|
We speak English
The courses organised by La Pellegrina are are open to an international audience, with most participants coming from Western and Eastern Europe. We do, however, have some regular guests from Japan, Taiwan, Canada, Australia, Mexico and the US. As English will probably be the language we all have in common, tuition will be in English on request.
Jean Walker: Each year on returning I think it can't be as good as the previous year… and it is!!!
Laurie Boltjes: 'I always go on a long cycling tour after the course. Sometimes some of the other participants join me for a short holiday.'
If La Pellegrina is unable to offer a place, or is forced to cancel a course, any fees that have been paid will be entirely refunded. Deposits cannot be refunded to applicants who withdraw from the course. Applicants cancelling after 15 June are obliged to pay the entire course fee. It is therefore advisable to take out a cancellation insurance.
La Pellegrina retains the right to change tutors and programmes if such changes are considered necessary.