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

   
2020  
   
21 March 2020

Come & Sing Handel’s Messiah with The Bradford Chorale at Northcliffe Church, Hall Royd, Shipley, BD18 3ED
All abilities welcome - if you haven’t sung Messiah before but would like to, this is your chance! Whether you are an experienced singer or a novice, our young & enthusiastic leaders Tom Carr & Jenny Martins will guide you through this wonderful piece, making it an enjoyable & memorable occasion. Registration 10.30am
Start 11.00am
Performance 4.00pm (pre-performance refreshments 3.30pm)
£12.50 for singers, including lunch - £5 for audience (under 14s free)
Singers, please bring your own copy if you have one (Watkins-Shaw preferred). However we do have some copies to borrow, & don’t worry if you can’t read music.
Booking essential: Online :- bradfordchorale.eventbrite.com Email:- Tickets@bradfordchorale.org.uk or by phoning 01535 273769

 
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!
When:  Saturday 21st March 2020
Where:  St Luke’s Church, Ramsden Road, London SW12 8RQ 10am-5pm
(doors open 0930 and the day ends with an informal performance at 4pm)
Repertoire:  We will work up to the full 40 parts via Lotti’s two Crucifixus settings in 8 and 10 parts and Caldara’s 16 part Crucifixus.  Then two 40-part pieces:  Ecce Beatam Lucem by Striggio and, the centrepiece of the day Tallis’s Spem in Alium.
Cost of the day is £15 (not including a small amount for music hire if needed). Tea, coffee and birthday cake included.  Bring your own lunch. Tickets available online from vasari40spem.brownpapertickets.com. Any enquiries to alisonbenton@vasarisingers.org

 
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.
In 2020, we focus on Handel's 'Coronation Anthems', written specifically for the coronation of George II, including the wondrous 'Zadok the Priest' which has been sung at every coronation since.  The 'Come and Sing' chorus will be accompanied by Belsize Baroque, a period orchestra.  The event will take place in the beautiful Georgian church of St.George's, Hanover Square in the heart of London's Mayfair, where Handel himself worshipped. 

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
Optional extra chorus rehearsal will take place in Morland Church 1.00-3.00pm on Saturday 21st March.

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 stekeogh@hotmail.com with the following details: 

- Name
- Voice part
- Whether you can attend both rehearsals


For further information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/174044647314920/

 
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  membership@leominsterchoralsociety.co.uk 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 thanetfestivalchoir@gmail.com

 
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 contact@singingforsyrians.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
10.30am workshop
12.45pm performance
Tickets £12, including music hire.
Special offer £10 each if you book for three or more dates

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.
For more details see http://www.woodstockmusic.info/Come_And_Sing_Brahms_Requiem.html

 
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
The English Arts Chorale will be performing Verdi's great Requiem, entirely from memory, conducted by Leslie Olive, Artistic Director of the EAC, with the fully professional English Arts Chorale Orchestra and soloists Linda Richardson, Emily Bauer-Jones, Andrew Henley and Emyr Wyn Jones.
Singing without a score creates performances of immense energy and focus.
The Chorale is recruiting additional singers for this concert. If you enjoy singing, can read music, have some choral experience, and are up for the Challenge, we’d love to hear from you!
The Challenge starts with our Singing Day on April 25th, led by the internationally-acclaimed conductor Mark Wigglesworth, one-time director of English National Opera.
Cost : £60
Cost for singers aged under 30 years : £30
Are you aged between 17 and 30 years, and in full time education? Then you can take part free of charge!!  

Afternoon rehearsal at QEH followed by evening performance at 7.30pm   
Access to on line practice resources will also be available
To book your place in this unmissable opportunity,  go to englisharts.org  and fill in the booking form