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
|21 March 2020||
Come & Sing Handel’s Messiah with The Bradford Chorale at Northcliffe Church, Hall Royd, Shipley, BD18 3ED
|21 March 2020||
Come and Sing Spem in Alium and other multi-part works! Vasari Singers turns 40 in 2020 and how better to celebrate than with some 40-part choral pieces? Come and join us for a fantastic day learning and performing some amazing music along with Vasari Singers under the baton of Jeremy Backhouse.
We need lots of singers!
|28 March 2020||
'Come and Sing - Coronation Anthems' with Laurence Cummings in Handel's church! Laurence Cummings is one of the pre-eminent Handelian conductors of his generation, with experience of conducting at Glyndebourne, Royal Opera House, and internationally. He is Musical Director of the London Handel Festival, and has led our popular 'Come and Sing' events for several years.
Our 'Come and Sing' events are always very popular - here is a video of last year's event - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfDbnPHJoEU. These events are always popular - last year, we had over 200 singers raising the roof with Messiah, so book now so secure your place.We hope you can join us! To book, please click here - https://www.london-handel-festival.com/show/come-and-sing-coronation-anthems/
|4 April 2020||
Come and Sing Elgar’s Music Makers in 1-day choral workshop at Worcester Cathedral. Join amateur singers from across the country on Saturday 4th April 2020 for this one-day choral workshop in the magnificent Worcester Cathedral nave, exploring Sir Edward Elgar's choral classic The Music Makers ... in the heart of Elgar country! Hosted by Worcester Festival Choral Society, the Come & Sing day will include singing, vocal tips, teamwork and an informal performance – all in the company of around 150 other musically minded people and under the expert direction of WFCS Conductor - and Worcester Cathedral's Music Director - Samuel Hudson.
You don't have to have choral experience, but an ability to read music is useful. Tickets are £20 for adults and £10 for full time students (under 18s accompanied by an adult). Within that we’ll lend you a vocal score for the day, and lay on free tea and coffee. You can also treat yourself to our home-made cake, pre-order one of our delicious packed lunches, or eat at one of historic Worcester's many restaurants. Registration opens at 9.30am, with the first singing session starting at 10:15; and the day closing at 4.30pm.
Visit https://www.wfcs.online/come-and-sing-events for more details and online booking (or download our postable booking form).
|4 April 2020||
Join current choristers, past members and friends of Morland Chorister’s Camp at St Lawrence’s Church, Morland, Penrith, Cumbria, for a Come and Sing workshop of Mozart's Requiem, run by Don Gilthorpe (Lancaster Priory, Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy and Church Music Director of Morland Choristers' Camp). Music will be provided. Please bring your own refreshments for the break before the performance. Rehearsal: 1.00pm – 5.30pm Performance: 7.00pm
Money is being raised for Morland Church and Morland Choristers' Camp bursary fund. A charge of £10 per singer will be added to the retiring collection and will include tea and cakes after the rehearsal, and a glass of wine after the performance. The performance will be free to audience members. If you are interested in singing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
|7 & 10 April 2020||Come and Sing Stainer's Crucifixion with Leominster Choral Society at The priory, Church St Leominster HR6 8NH. Rehearsals Tuesday 7th April: 7.30 – 9.30pm at the Baptist Church, Etnam Street, Leominster; and Good Friday 10th April: 4.00pm at The Priory Church, Leominster. Cost for participants who are not members of Leominster Choral Society £15 plus £2 for music hire. For more information and to book a place, please email email@example.com Attendance at the concert is free.|
|18 April 2020||
Come and sing Bach Magnificat with Thanet Festival Choir at All Saints Church, Birchington, Kent . This is a daytime event, 10.00am until approximately 4.00pm. Our Music Director, Clifford Lister, will guide us through Bach’s wonderful setting of Mary’s hymn of praise, culminating in a sing-through (just for our own pleasure and satisfaction), complete with soloists. Organist Samuel Prowse will provide our musical accompaniment for the whole day. This exquisite version of the Magnificat is conceived on the grand scale and anticipates the great choruses of the later Mass in B Minor in its splendour and jubilation. The cost for guest singers is £15, including music hire and lunch. Book online at www.thanetfestivalchoir.org (PayPal) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|16 May 2020||
Come and Sing Howard Goodall and Vivaldi Gloria. The next in line in our series of Come and Sings - following January's musical opening for 2020 - is in Dorset, in aid of Singing for Syrians. This time it will be held at Cheap Street Church in Sherborne. Absolutely everyone is welcome to join us here for a great cause.
The Gravity of Kindness: a Christmas Meditation by Howard Goodall - Written for the Addison Singers and premiered on the 7th December 2019, this will be a rare chance for singers from other choirs to sing 'Composer of the Year' at the 2009 Classic BRIT Awards, Howard's piece.
Making his return as one of Singing for Syrians loyalist supporters, our esteemed conductor is David Wordsworth. David is best known as Music Director of the Addison Singers, but was also Associate Director of the Brandenburg Choral Festival in London for 2018 and has conducted choirs of all kinds in many parts of the world. Under his tutelage, the Come and Sing is sure to be a wonderfully rewarding and exciting experience, with the cost of the tickets going to the Hands Up Foundation (no.1156491), which supports primary health centres, prosthetic limb clinics, and education in and around Syria.
On the day, singers should bring their own copies of the Vivaldi - preferably the OUP edition, and £5 in cash to purchase self-covered copies of Howard's piece which we will provide on the day (officially published in summer 2020). As well as a packed lunch (or the willingness to go out and buy one) and, finally, all your friends and family for the performance in the evening! Coffee and tea will be provided in the afternoon. The Come and Sing will take place between 11am and 4.30pm, with an informal concert at the end between 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the beautiful Cheap Street Church in Sherborne.
Tickets should be purchased in advance to avoid the disappointment of missing out. Make sure you click the correct ticket type on the booking page. You can buy more than one ticket at a time, but please note that you can only buy one ticket type at a time. Please do get in touch if you have any questions at email@example.com or visit www.singingforsyrians.com
|16 May 2020||
Come and Sing Fauré's Requiem alongside professional singers & soloists, raising money to support the homeless and vulnerable! St Martin’s Church, Gospel Oak (North-West London - NW5 4NN). Led by Alex Woolf and Vox Luna Chamber Choir (described by Classic FM as ‘absolutely glorious).
All ages and abilities welcome! £15 to come and sing, £5 to attend the concert. All music provided, and every penny raised goes to fight homelessness through local community action. We'd love to see you there! Full details & tickets here: https://come-and-sing-faure-requiem.eventbrite.co.uk
|30 May 2020||
Come and Sing: Purcell Dido and Aeneas at St Martins in the Field. Join Andrew Earis and members of St Martin’s Voices to rehearse and perform music from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.
10.15am doors open
The ability to read music and experience of singing in a choir is required. When booking your tickets, please inform us of your voice type (soprano, alto, tenor, bass).
For more information and to book, please go to https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/whatson-event/come-and-sing-purcell-dido-and-aeneas/
|30 May 2020||
Come and Sing Brahms’ Requiem with guest conductor Nicholas Cleobury and Woodstock Music Society, St Mary Magdalene Church, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SJ.
Come and join us - Woodstock Music Society - for a day of music making. We’ll be rehearsing and singing selected movements from Brahms’ Requiem under the direction of guest conductor Nicholas Cleobury.
Family and Friends are welcome to come and listen to a short performance at the end of the afternoon.
Ticket price: £20.00, book on-line before Saturday 23rd May.
|7 July 2020||
Take the Verdi Challenge 2020 with the English Arts Chorale and sing the Verdi Requiem with us from memory at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London South Bank on 7th July 2020
Afternoon rehearsal at QEH followed by evening performance at 7.30pm