Choral Conducting Courses & Training

28 May 2022

Choral Conducting Workshop: A one day course, hosted by West London Chorus and Hampton Choral Society, under the expert guidance of leading conductors Hilary Campbell and Richard Harker,  is designed for choral conductors with some conducting experience, ie music students, aspiring and emerging professionals, music teachers. 
The workshop will focus on improving gestural language, rehearsal technique and responsive listening skills (over 18's only). 
Participants will be asked to select a first, second and third choice of repertoire to conduct, of which one will be allocated.
The schedule will include a three-hour morning session, in which participants will conduct and workshop the selected repertoire with Hilary and Richard, followed by a three hour afternoon session with the combined forces of both choirs, culminating in a short, informal performance. Six places will be available, allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Event date: 
Saturday, 28 May 2022 - 10:30am to 5:30pm
Ticket Prices:  Participation Fee for conductors - £110 (£79 for students)
St Mary's University Chapel, St Mary's University,
Waldegrave Road
TW1 4SX TWICKENHAM, United Kingdom

For further information:

7 - 14 August 2022

The Art of Choral Direction with Amy Bebbington

[This course is proudly supported by the Association of British Choral Directors]
Conductors of all levels of experience are welcomed on this course, during which a student’s development through the week is tailored closely to their own individual needs. Essential elements of conducting technique will be shared throughout each day with the majority of the course spent in a masterclass situation. Additional opportunities, such as working with a large chorus, working with an orchestra and conducting in the course concert, will be shared amongst the members of the course.

A week is a short time, but sufficient to examine the nature of the choral conductor’s craft, including how to prepare a score and plan effective rehearsals, how to build a musical relationship with a group, how our language affects our choirs and what it takes to prepare a dynamic performance.

Conductors of choral societies, chamber choirs, youth choirs, church choirs, organ scholars, etc., are all equally welcomed to what will be a demanding, supportive and encouraging learning environment.

Choral singers who wish to develop their sight reading skills are also encouraged. They will be warmly welcomed as a member of the course and be invited to sing for the choral conducting students. A reasonable level of sight reading would be an advantage. Pre-preparation of the repertoire is also highly recommended

For complete information about the summer school and repertoire list please visit: