Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

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Lucie Skeaping visits Basel in Switzerland to find out more about one of its music academies - the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

This seat of early music training was founded in the 1930s by the millionaire musician and benefactor, Paul Sacher, and has been a mecca for early music practitioners ever since.

Many great musicians have passed through its doors over the past 75 years or so, either to study, perform or take part in research projects.

Jordi Savall, Paolo Pandolfi, Alfred Deller, Andreas Scholl, Paul van Nevel all have connections with the Schola Cantorum as either alumni or alumnae.

Lucie Skeaping meets the Schola's rector - Regula Rapp, and some of the current staff and students who now come from all over the world to benefit from the school's resources and expert tuition.

Lucie Skeaping on the work of the Schola Cantorum early music school in Basel.