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

26 May 2018

Winchester Music Club Chorus is hosting a "Come & Sing" which will include George Shearing's popular "Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare" and selected choruses from Purcell's "The Fairy Queen" in Winchester College Music School (Culver Rd, Winchester SO23 9JF).

The programme for the day will be:

10:00 Registration with tea and coffee - Winchester College Music School
10:30 Rehearsal - with a sort break at about 11:30
12:30 Lunch - Please bring a picnic. If the weather is fine we can eat on the lawn outside the Music School
13:30 Rehearsal (continued)
15:30 Break
16:00 Performance (audience members are welcome)
16:45 Finish

Tickets may be purchased in advance online and cost £18 for singers (including score hire) £5 for students under 25 and audience.
Winchester has a number of car parks and it is about a 15 min walk from the centre to Music School. There is no car parking at the school.
Singers' tickets on the day will cost £20 (£5 for students under 25).

Full details are on our web site Come&Sing and I do hope we will see you there.

1 - 3 June 2018 Sing Along Concert Paris – World Festival Singers - Paris, France: The last years have proved, that the Sing Along Concert by the Berlin Radio Choir was not only a good idea, but with constantly 1,300 singers from all over the world a manifested grand in Berlins’ musical life. In year 2018 the Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey and singers from all over the world are invited to perform Georg Friedrich Händel's "Messiah" in the new Philharmonic of Paris. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 -  -
2 June 2018

Come and Sing - Mozart’s Masterpieces - St Martin-in-the-Fields, London 10.00am to 1.00pm

Join Andrew Earis and members of the St Martin’s Voices for a morning workshop on choruses by Mozart.

10.00am doors open
10.15am workshop
12.30pm informal performance

Tickets: £12 including music hire.
The ability to read music and experience of singing in a choir is required. 
For further information, please visit

To book tickets, please call the Box Office on 0207 766 1100 or book online at
There is a booking fee of £2.25 when booking online or by phone.


3 & 6 June 2018

Come & Sing Elgar’s Anthems with Scherzo Chorus & Orchestra, in St James’ Church, Spanish Place.
We aim to bring together a chorus of 100 professional, student & amateur singers to do these works justice with their rarely-heard orchestral accompaniments.

Sunday 3rd June, St Cuthbert’s, Earl’s Court.
2-4:30, workshop alongside Scherzo.
5pm informal recital.

Wednesday 6th June, St James’, Spanish Place.
3:30, warm-up (optional).
4-6pm rehearsal
7:30 Concert, St James’

Intermediate to advanced ensemble skills necessary.
Details on the attached pdf, with the link to sign up.

Ticket includes copies of the music to keep, refreshments, and a recording of the concert.  to register.

9 June 2018

Come and Sing Fauré Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine with David Pipe, as part of the first Leeds International Organ Festival. Singing sessions through the afternoon will culminate in a performance in the magnificent setting of Leeds Cathedral at 7.30 pm, accompanied by the Cathedral’s Assistant Organist, Caius Lee, and including Fauré’s haunting Pavane for flute and organ. This will be the first performance using Christopher Rathbone's new organ accompaniment for the Requiem. Singers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Under-18s must be accompanied by their parent or guardian, who must remain present to act as chaperone at all times.

Timetable for the day:
12 noon - Registration
12.30-2.00 - Session 1
2.30-4.00 - Session 2
4.30-5.30 - Session 3
7.30 - Concert

Adults £15; Concessions (over 60) £10; Students £5 – including score hire. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Audience tickets for the 7.30 pm concert will be available on the door for £5.00. Eventbrite website:

16 June 2018 Come and Sing Karl Jenkin´s The Armed Man choral suite with Wakefield Festival Chorus. Singers 1.00 pm Trinity Methodist Church . Cost £12 (£10 before 4 June). Audience 7.00 p.m. St John's Church, Wentworth Street WF1 2QU. Audience tickets £8.00. Tel 01924 258519.
16 June 2018

Join choral singers from the Broadway area and further afield for a stimulating and enjoyable day working on the choruses in Mozart’s Requiem. Whether you know the work well or are meeting it for the first time, this is a terrific opportunity to develop your singing skills, learn more about the Requiem, enjoy meeting other singers and experience the pleasure of singing in a large chorus. A range of experience and ability will be catered for, but you will need to be able to read music The workshop sessions will culminate in an informal performance, open to the public, when the choir will be joined by young soloists and narrator, with piano accompaniment.
Scores will be available on the day if required, although we know many singers will prefer to use their own. We shall be singing the version completed by Süssmayr.

The day will start with Registration at 10am and the workshop will finish at 4.30. The performance will begin at 5pm and is expected to end by 6.30pm. Tea-break refreshments will be provided throughout the day and there will be a break for lunch, when participants may wish to try the local eateries or bring packed lunches. For more information about eating places, hotels and B&Bs please visit

16 June 2018

Come and Sing Vivaldi’s Gloria and Chilcott’s The Voyage with Chipping Norton Choral Society at Chipping Norton School 10 am. The day is being led by Peter Hunt who is an acclaimed composer, teacher and leader.  He is friendly and welcoming, utterly professional and able to show you how to get the best voice from yourself, but also wonderfully funny.  Expect to laugh as much as you sing! 

Peter has been directing Chipping Norton and District Choral Society for twenty years, and leads many other community singing activities. He is Deputy Head of Berkshire Maestros - the young musicians' trust and editor of the OUP’s highly successful Voiceworks series.

You might have heard stories about ‘The Chipping Norton set’ well, forget misconceptions, come and discover what a happy, welcoming and friendly crowd we are!  Do join our sing day, which promises to be good for you, and good for others too as this sing day is raising funds for Age UK Oxfordshire.  It’s not just for oldies of course, we are an age-diverse group, all ages and all voice parts welcome.

You will be guided through these pieces in a series of workshops and rehearsals under the expert direction of Peter Hunt, with the brilliant Bernard West accompanying on piano. The scratch choir formed on the day will be accompanied in The Voyage by the North Cotswold Chamber Choir and a local youth choir prepared in advance of the sing day by Matthew Smallwood.

Mid-afternoon tea/coffee and cakes will be provided at the school, but please bring your own packed lunch.

Towards the end of the afternoon, we will take a short walk through Chipping Norton to the delightful St Mary’s Church. Here there will be a last rehearsal to allow singers to get used to and feel comfortable with the new accoustic. Finally we will give a performance of the pieces which will be open to the public..5.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Ample free parking at the venue, Chipping Norton School and also all day free parking in Chipping Norton town itself

All the information and registration is on the website Cost £25 in aid of Age UK Oxfordshire

16 June 2018

Come & Sing Fauré’s Requiem under conductor James Luxton of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. All the details are here, but if you'd like me to write a separate paragraph specifically for your listings, just let me know:

16, 17 & 23 June 2018 Come and Sing in Secret: Take part in three days of music and history at Lyveden in Northamptonshire, led by an inspiring team of professional musicians and National Trust experts. Ticket price includes a songbook, guided tour and lecture, sandwich lunches, refreshments, and a buffet dinner inside the newly acquired Lyveden Manor.

Ticket Information For more information visit
4 July 2018

Come & Sing American Choral Classics  - Thomson, Barber, Lauidsen, Copland, Bernstein, Sondheim and Ives

Participants – details of rehearsals etc…   - from the venue. Please visit for more information about rehearsal times.

Concert £12.00 (£8.00) Paricipants £10.00 (£5.00) 50% off concert ticketswhen purchasing a participant place.

7 July 2018

Come and Sing a selection of early 20th Century show music...for both experienced & more novice singers. 
- West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein; choral medley
- 'Guys and Dolls' by Frank Loesser; choral medley
- 'Porgy and Bess': 'Summertime', by George Gershwin
- 'Moon River' from 'Breakfast At Tiffany's', by Henry Mancini

Join us, Salisbury Community Choir, on what promises to be a fun day, singing popular music from 1920-1950, finishing with a free performance.

  • Sarum Academy, Westwood Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 9HS
  • 10am - 5pm
  • Informal concert 4.30pm for friends/family - free
  • £15 before 30 April; £20 from May, or at the door. Includes all music, coffees, teas etc and a light lunch.

Musical Director: Jeremy Backhouse; 
Accompanist: David Coram

Booking: via website:

7 July 2018

Come and Sing – RUTTER Requiem – Ss Peter & Paul Church, Deddington, Oxon - 10.00am to 5.30pm
Warriner Choral Society are pleased to host a Come & Sing Workshop day.
Under the baton of WCS' musical Director Martin Quinn you will work through John Rutter's stunning Requiem, culminating in an informal performance for friends and family at the end of the day.  
9:15am - Registration opens
10am - Workshop commences 
1pm - 2pm - Lunch
4:45pm - Final run through to which friends and family are welcome to attend.
5.30pm close

There will be breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon -  Tea, Coffee, and Cakes provided!
Cost:£20 per singer (includes score hire)

Preferred option is for you complete the simple booking form online and pay safely and securely online, using a debit/credit card.

21 - 22 July 2018

Come and Sing Haydn’s Harmoniemesse with St Matthew’s Orchestra and Choir, taking place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July, at St Matthew’s Church in Chapel Allerton (LS7 3QF), working on Interested singers are invited to visit their website ( for more information or to apply for a place. 

About the work

F.J. Haydn’s Harmoniemesse, Hob. XXII:14, was written in 1802 and is his last major work. The title roughly translates as ‘wind band mass’ (‘Harmonie’ being the German word for a wind band). It is ambitiously scored, calling for double winds (flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons), and double brass (two French horns and two trumpets), together with the usual timpani, strings, and organ. 
Haydn employs extensive choral writing throughout, and some wonderful solo passages. It is in his quintessential style, using signature ‘surprises’ and unceasing contrasts between loud and soft, suspension and release. 
It is both challenging and highly rewarding!

The team

St Matthew’s Orchestra is a new per-service orchestra venture based in Chapel Allerton. It was established in 2017 with the aim of providing recent music graduates and students the opportunity to undertake paid professional engagements, before entering fully the highly competitive music market. 
St Matthew’s Choir is the resident choir of St Matthew’s Church in Chapel Allerton, a thriving suburban parish church, with some of the best acoustic in North Leeds. They are no strangers to organising come and sing events, with over two hundred happy (returning!) participants. 
The day will be led by Josh Aljosa Skorja, who is rapidly making a name for himself as one of the most exciting choral conductors in the North of England. Josh studied musicology in his native Slovenia and conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He is the Music Director at St Matthew’s and leads the Pontefract Choral Society and York Cantores Chamber Choir. 
Talented young soloists from Rocket Opera will be completing the line-up at the evening performance. 

Is this for me? 

If you have some experience of reading music or even singing in a choir—definitely yes! And don’t worry, there will be ample time on Saturday to get familiar with the notes. 
If you’re not sure, please do not hesitate to be in touch or, better still, simply come along, and find out. 


St. Matthew’s Parish Church, Chapel Allerton, Leeds. Just off Wood Lane, LS7 3QF. Plenty of on- and off-street parking. Easily reachable by public transport (2, 3, 3A, 48; 7A, 7S).


Saturday, 21 July 2018
10am - Registration
10.30am - Start
1pm - Lunch
4.30pm - Finish

Sunday, 22 July 2018
2.30pm - Rehearsal with orchestra and soloists
6.30pm - Perfromance (Beethoven’s Eroica in the first half)
9pm - Finish

How much?
The cost for the weekend workshop is £25 (advance website purchase) or £27 on-the-day. 
This includes music hire (against £5 deposit), full day of rehearsing, half-day pre-concert rehearsal, an unforgettable evening performance with professional orchestra and soloists, and a £5 voucher for audience ticket(s) for family or friends. 

What about… ?
For any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us here

How do I apply? 
On our website here
Please apply by Monday, 1 July 2018. Receipt of application will be acknowledged by e-mail. We will do our best to accommodate all applications. Late applications will be considered on a first come, first serve basis.

1 September 2018

Come and Sing Vivaldi Gloria & Karl Jenkins The Armed Man with Sandbach Choral. Music Director – Christopher Cromar. 10.00am – 4.30pm - Sandbach High School, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 3NT. Adults £15, SCS members & students £10. Registration & refreshments from 9.30am. Refreshments including home-made cakes will be available in the breaks. You are invited to bring lunch with you. Booking forms from: Secretary Sue Cooke, 32 Vicarage Gardens, Elworth, Sandbach, CW11 3BZ.  Tel: 01270 766546 

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 or email

14 October 2018

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