Come & Sing' Performances - (these performances differ from choral workshops in that they generally culminate in a public performance and take place over a single day) - For more choral workshops and summer schools see Singing Courses

   
2018  
   
14 - 15 September 2018 Requiem To Cancer is a 24-hour marathon of singing various Requiems, all in aid of raising funds for Cancer Research UK. The first one two years ago raised over £30,000. Starts Friday evening and goes through to Saturday evening, 14th-15th Sept 2018. Sing as much as you want, dip in and out, do the whole lot, however much you feel like doing. Great line-up of conductors : Jeremy Jackman (former King's Singer and Music Director of the English Baroque Choir), Neil Ferris (Chorus Director of the BBC Symphony Chorus and Artistic Director for Sonoro)  & Bob Porter (Artistic Director for Brandenburg Choral Festivals). More information can be found at www.requiemtocancer.org. If you are unable to participate, we would be very grateful if could make a donation on our JustGiving page.www.justgiving.com/requiemtocancer2018
 
15 September 2018

Chiswick Choir presents Come and Sing Zimbe!


10.30am - 4.30pm - Strand on the Green Junior School, Thames Road, W4 3NX

Have you been thinking about making music with a group of friendly and enthusiastic singers? Have you considered joining a choir, but not sure whether it's for you? Would you like to expand your current repertoire? Inspired by a summer holiday, feeling ready for a new At a loose end on September 15th?

Come along to Chiswick Choir's next Come and Sing day! It will take place on Saturday 15th September at Strand on the Green Junior School in Chiswick (closest Tube station is Gunnersbury, or Kew Bridge station for the overground).

Led by our MD, professional conductor Hilary Campbell, we will learn movements from Alexander L'Estrange's "Zimbe!" - a celebration of music from across Africa. http://www.fabermusic.com/repertoire/zimbe-498

Refreshments of tea and coffee will be provided. There is also a corner shop along with several small cafes and pubs a minute or two away from the venue, though we recommend bringing a packed lunch if possible. Your ticket covers both your admission and refreshments on the day, along with the use of hired scores.

Please arrive in good time to ensure that we have sufficient time for registration, introductions and refreshments. Our vocal warmups will start promptly at 11:00.
The day will conclude with an informal performance of the music at approximately 4.00pm to which you are very welcome to invite friends and family.

£20 general admission, £10 students and those under 21. In advance from Ticketsource
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/485016

More informationenquiries@chiswickchoir.org.uk

 
15 September 2018

Come and Sing Handel's Israel in Egypt with Farnham and Bourne Choral Society. 10am - 4.30 pm. South Farnham School, Menin Way GU9 9DY. Cost £15 (Score hire for the day £5) For more details visit www.farnham-choral.org.uk or email adgeering@btinternet.com

 
22 September 2018

Come & Sing Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace . Join the Wooburn Singers with musical director Tom Hammond-Davies, accompanist Simon Howat & professional soloists: Dr Challoners High School, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB. Registration from 9.45, downbeat at 10:30, final run-through 17.00-18.00 - Price: £20 (groups £15, students £5) including music hire. Lunch: bring a packed lunch or pre-order a Ploughman’s lunch for £6 - Info: http://www.wooburnsingers.org.uk/?event=come-and-sing

 
22 September 2018

Come and sing Handel´s Messiah with English Arts Chorale

St Mary’s Church, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7RN  10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Treat yourself to a day of choral music-making and help us to raise money for vulnerable children!
Join us for a singing day exploring Handel's ever-popular Messiah, under the inspiring leadership of the EAC's founder and musical director, Leslie Olive. The day will be in aid of Coram, the children's charity, whose founder Thomas Coram established the Foundling Hospital in 1741, counting Handel amongst its patrons. The day will end with an informal performance at 3.30pm, to which friends and family are warmly invited. EAC will be performing the Messiah in St Mary's in April next year.

Fee £20 including music hire. Full time students (aged over 16 years) £5.
Tea and coffee are included. Participants are advised to bring a packed lunch. To reserve your place please submit your details on our online registration form, or if you prefer, download and complete a booking form from www.englisharts.org and email it to singingday@englisharts.org.


On-street parking - please allow extra time to find a space. Participants will be advised of availability of alternative parking before the day. The church has wheelchair access, and there are two parking bays for disabled drivers by the church lych-gate.

@ChoirEAC www.facebook.com/englishartschorale
 
29 September 2018

Come and Sing Faure's Requiem with Cheltenham Bach Choir (conductor: David Crown) Registration at 10am.  Event ends at 4pm
Holy Apostles Church, London Road, Cheltenham GL52 6HW. Cost:  £15 to include hire of music, tea & coffee (please bring your own lunch). For more information and to book a place, please see https://www.cheltbachchoir.com/concerts.html#next

 
29 September 2018

Come and Sing Faure Requiem hosted by the Music Makers of London. ​St Mary's Church, Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HL 10.30am - 5.00pm. ​Enjoy getting to know this wonderful repertoire whilst improving your vocal technique in the safe hands of distinguished Choral Director and professional singer and vocal coach, Hilary Campbell.  Tickets £20 (in advance from link on website) or £25 on the door.  Music hire and light refreshments included.
www.musicmakersoflondon.org.uk

 
6 October 2018

Come and Sing Fauré Requiem with Farnham Youth Choir Alumni under the direction of David Victor-Smith MBE, founder and former director of Farnham Youth Choir at St Thomas-on-The-Bourne, Frensham Road, Farnham. GU9 8HA

10:30 Registration and Coffee
11:00 – 13:00 Workshop session with piano
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch - please bring your own (there is a convenient Tescos very nearby)
13:45 – 16:00 Workshop session with organ
16:00 – 16:30 Break
16:30 – 17:15 Performance (all welcome)

Cost £20 (includes tea/coffee)  Music hire available.
To book, and for more details, visit www.fycalumni.wixsite.com/comeandsing

 

10 October 2018

(with rehearsal 22 September 2018)

Prima Choral Artists directed by musical director Ewa Salecka presents a Come and Sing Sir Karl Jenkins ‘THE ARMED MAN’ A Mass for Peace’ at Selby Abbey. Massed Voices to commemorate the centenary of the end of WWI

Wed, Oct 10, 8:00pm,  2018, Selby Abbey, The Crescent, Selby YO8 4PU, York. To ensure high standards, in addition to the performance itself, your participation also includes a full general rehearsal with the band, the soloists and the massed voices of Prima Vocal Ensemble.

General Rehearsal -

Sat 22nd September 10:30am - 1:30pm Manor CE Academy, Main Auditorium
Click here for directions. School Car park is available. Please enter via main Reception door.
You'll be asked to show your printed / digital pre-paid performers ticket. Deadline for registration is 21st September.
10% discount is offered to choirs/ groups of 10+. Please contact us directly at info@primachoral.com to make a reservation for your group.
You are required to learn your part in your own time and come prepared to the rehearsal and performance. There will be no time for learning notes on either date
For the rehearsal please arrive 10.30am to be seated by 10.45am
10.45am - 11.45am piano rehearsal / piano Greg Birch
12noon till 1.30pm full brass rehearsal
You will need to bring water bottles (light snack) and pencils to make notes.
Please note there is only a 15min break
We must impress on everyone the importance of this rehearsal as there will not be a full rehearsal on the day of the concert.

Concert -

Wed 10th October, Selby Abbey
6pm - 7.30pm - positioning & technical rehearsal 
The first half will be a performance by the York Railway Institute Band directed by David Lancaster.
The second half will be our performance of 'The Armed Man'

CONCERT DRESS CODE:
Black and elegant
We will all be wearing poppies, please provide your own if you can.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us at info[at]primachoralartists.com or leave a message with your name and contact number on 07809401164

Singer ticket: £15 https://www.primachoralartists.com/events/come-sing-details-for-singers
Audience: £10/£5 https://www.primachoralartists.com/events/the-armed-man-audience-tickets


You will need to provide your own score. 'The Armed Man' is published by Boosey and Hawkes and is readily available from music shops, including Banks Musicroom and Little Apple Bookshop in York. Alternatively there are many on-line vendors who provide scores and you may also find large libraries occasionally have stock. Please ensure you order the full vocal score (13 movements) Websites such as Choraline and many others also have rehearsal tracks available for you to practice alongside with.

 
13 October 2018

Come and sing Elgar's The Music Makers with Salford Choral Society - Hemsley House, The Crescent, Salford, M5 4PE  9.30 am - 5.00 pm

A great opportunity to spend a day working on Elgar’s moving and pasionate workThe Music Makers led by our Music Director Tom Newall in a friendly atmosphere.

Fees: £17 per adult, £10 u/19s and students in full-time education. Music is available to hire (£2 payable in advance).
Refreshments will be provided in the breaks and a bar will also be available at lunchtime. Please bring your own lunch or alternatively there are cafes and pubs a short walk away. The venue is fully accessible and also has free parking on-site. It is is also easily accessible by bus or train. More details are available at www.salfordchoral.org.uk/sing-day and more information and a detailed map will be sent to those who register.

How to Book
-  Book online here (You will need to make a separate online bank transfer of the fees)

-  Download and print the Leaflet & Booking Form here and post to us with a cheque
-  Email info@salfordchoral.org.uk or text/telephone  07815 954370 to request a Leaflet & Booking Form be sent to you for completion and return with a cheque

 
13 October 2018

Come and sing Fauré’s Requiem with Stone Choral Society at St Michael and St Wulfad’s Church, Stone, ST15 8AA.  This is open to everyone and it is a good opportunity to meet the choir for anyone who is thinking of joining us. Registration begins at 2pm, ready to start singing from 2.30-6pm.  The workshop will finish with an evening performance at 7pm. Tickets for performers cost £10, £5 for the concert.  Please bring a copy of the Requiem, but if you don’t have a copy, music can be hired for £2. Both prices include tea and cake.  For further details, please phone Elaine Robinson on 01785 812438. 

 
14 October 2018

Come & Sing Bernstein Chichester Psalms with the Addison Chamber Choir & David Wordsworth
Participants – details of rehearsals etc…   - from the venue www.sjss.org.uk Box Office 020 7222 1061

 
3 November Come and Sing Handel's Messiah (Part 1 The Nativity plus Hallelujah & Amen Choruses) conducted by Matthew Bale. Venue: Redland Hall, Redmaids' High School, Westbury on Trym, Bristol. Workshop £15 to include refreshments and an afternoon tea. An informal performance will take place at 18.30 pm . All Welcome. There is no charge for the performance but there will be a retiring collection in aid of the Alzheimer's Society. For a booking form and availability please contact Sarah Hunter email: sarah@theyews.net or Telephone 07870 208789
 
10 November 2018

Come and Sing Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 with the Croydon Bach Choir under the inspirational direction of Tim Horton, our Music Director and William Munks who will accompany on the piano.

This full day's workshop is open to singers of any standard who are able to follow a score. It will be held in the modern, light and airy St Matthew's Church, Chicester Rd, CR0 5NQ, which has excellent facilities, including easy access for the disabled, a small car park and plenty of pay and display parking. Ticket prices include tea, coffee, (lots of) cake and biscuits during the breaks. The day will end with an informal public performance.

Tickets for singers are £20.00 (including score hire) and free for students. Tickets for the evening performance are free. Register at http://www.croydonbachchoir.org/events/come-and-sing-monteverdis-vespers and email events@croydonbachchoir.org with any queries.

 
17 November 2018

Come and Sing choruses from Haydn's The Creation with Musica Vera at Holy Apostles Church, London Road, Cheltenham.  Registration from 1.00 pm followed by the first rehearsal at 1.30 pm.  The event will conclude with a free informal concert at 7.30 pm to which members of the public are invited.  The event will be directed by Musica Vera's professional conductor David Dewar.  Registration fee £20.00 (early bird £18.00 until 14 October.) This includes provision of a vocal score (Novello edition) and tea, coffee and biscuits during the breaks.

Singers can register on our website:  http://www.musicavera.eu
or email the Secretary for a Registration form:  secretary@musicavera.eu

   
2019  
   
2 February 2019

Come and Sing Handel´s Samson with Chester Bach Singers at All Saints´ Church, Hoole, Chester 12.30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. More details from https://www.facebook.com/events/863126720555458/

 
2 March 2019

Come and Sing with Dartington Community Choir (workshop and concert) at Buckfast Abbey, South Devon.

Matthew Coleridge : Requiem
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs

Conducted by the composer, Matthew Coleridge

An  opportunity not to be missed!  During the day learn Dorset based Matthew Coleridge's much acclaimed Requiem with the composer himself as well as Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs. Then after dinner in The Grange Restaurant give an evening performance at 7.30pm in the Abbey with the amazing new Ruffatti organ and soloists. 

Price for participants  includes the workshop, morning coffee, dinner and evening concert. Concert tickets £10 available from The Abbey www.buckfast.org.uk/music Further details on DCC web site www.dartington-community-choir.co.uk

 
6 April 2019 Come and Sing Beethoven Mass in C – hosted by Worcester Festival Choral Society

10:15am (registration from 9:30am) – 5pm
Worcester Cathedral, 8 College Yard, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2LA

Join amateur singers from across the country for this one-day choral workshop hosted by Worcester Festival Choral Society, exploring Beethoven’s majestic Mass in C in the magnificent surroundings of Worcester Cathedral.  

In the company of 100+ other musically minded people, you’ll enjoy an engaging, one-day rehearsal of Beethoven’s superb Mass in C, led by Worcester Cathedral director of music Dr Peter Nardone and accompanist, and seated with others in your voice part (SATB). You don't have to have choral experience, but some ability to read music is useful.

We’ll lend you a vocal score for the day, and lay on free tea and coffee within the ticket price. You can also pre-order one of our delicious packed lunches, treat yourself to our home-made cake, or eat at one of historic Worcester's many cafés. After the day’s three singing sessions, we conclude with an informal afternoon performance which family and friends can attend free of charge.

Adults £20. Full time students £10 (under 18s accompanied by an adult).
Book online at https://www.worcesterfestivalchoralsociety.org.uk/come-and-sing-events from January 2019
Downloadable PDF information form (including postable booking slip) also available at the WFCS website from January 2019  

 
11 May 2019 Come and Sing Gilbert & Sullivan The Gondoliers with Chester Bach Singers at St Mary's Creative Space, Chester 1 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. More details from https://www.facebook.com/events/247477612773200/