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

   
2019  
   
Last Sunday in Month (except December)

Monthly Come and Sing Choral Evensong - Chalfont St Peter

All Saints' Church offers a monthly Choral Evensong open to singers in South Bucks and surrounding area. Meeting on the last Sunday of the month (excepting December), we rehearse from 3:30 - 5pm, with a break for tea, before the service begins at 5:30pm. Services are followed by a glass of sherry amidst good company. We ask that you contact our director, Ben Ewert, one week in advance at ben@csp.church or 07738906159.

Rehearsal and Services at All Saints' Church, Chalfont St Peter, SL9 8QB.

 
19 January 2019 Come and Sing Victoria's Requiem (1605) with the Oriel Singer conducted by Ben Sawyer. Holy Apostles, Cheltenham GL52 6HW. All day choral workshop: 10 am - 4pm with performance at 5pm. Registration at www.orielsingers.org.uk Tickets £25.00 (£12.50 for students) Free admission to performance with retiring collection.
 
19 January 2019

The Big Sing in aid of CPSL Mind - Great St Mary s Church, Cambridge CB2 3PQ Rehearsal 2-4.30pm (chorus registration from 1.15pm) Performance 6-7pm

The Big Sing is a major focus of this seasons programme for the New Cambridge Singers. This event brings together singers from all over the region and allows to us to raise significant funds for our charity partner - this year we are working with CPSL Mind. The next Big Sing will be on Saturday 19 January 2019. New Cambridge Singers would like to invite your choir s members to come and take part, and I hope you can forward this e mail to them to encourage them to join us.

Graham Walker will be directing the massed choir and the Sinfonia of Cambridge in Fauri s Requiem, as well as his Cantique de Jean Racine and Mozart s Ave Verum Corpus. Three much loved works, which many of you will know.

At our last Big Sing, we had over 400 singers and NCS was able to donate #7000 for Macmillan Cancer Care. This year we are hoping to raise a similar amount for CPSL Mind. As a choral singer you will be well aware of the fantastic benefit singing together brings to our mental well-being, and so we are thrilled that this singing event will be able to raise money for such a relevant cause. CPSL Mind is the local mental health charity for Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire with whom NCS has been working for the past season. Whilst much of the work of CPSL Mind is funded by the public health authorities, we want to help them raise money for the vital extra costs of The Sanctuary. This provides a safe place for individuals experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis, who are over the age of 16. It offers practical and emotional support in a warm, welcoming and friendly environment.

Do please help us raise money for this fantastic cause, and come and enjoy a great afternoon s music making.


Singers should book in advance if they can at Cambridge Live. 01223 357851 or go to https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/tickets/events/big-sing
Tickets are £20, and this includes all the music for the day.

People who just want to come to the performance can buy a ticket on the door of the church only, not in advance, for £10.

Students £5 to sing or listen.

Please e mail bigsing2019@newcambridgesingers.org.uk for more information.

And thank you for helping us do something positive for a mental health charity.

 
19 January 2019

Come & Sing Handel Messiah with Henley Choral Society 9.30 – 1.00pm. - Christ Church centre, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AG

All are welcome to join us in singing all the favourites – Unto us a son is born, Hallelujah Chorus etc – under the inspiring direction of our young Musical Director Peter Asprey and with organist accompaniment. We can promise a warm welcome, the opportunity to work on a choral classic in a supportive environment – and great home-made cakes! All details and booking at http://www.henleychoralsociety.org.uk/2018/11/12/please-join-us-for-come-sing-handel-messiah/

Tickets £10.00 in advance or £15.00 on the day; score hire available or bring your own (preferably New Novello Choral Edition.)  

Alternatively email angelalaw@everysense.co.uk

All details at www.henleychoralsociety.org.uk

 
19 January 2019

Come and Sing Mozart's Requiem with the Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir at Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington Spa. CV32 5RG. 10.00 - 4.00 with performance for family and friends at 3.30. Conducted by Christopher Cromar, accompanied by Colin Druce.
£20 including score hire. All welcome, tea and coffee available, please bring a packed lunch. For details contact melanieforse@gmail.com or the website www.rlsbc.org

 
20 January 2019 Come and Sing Classic Pop songs with Stone Choral Society. Join us for an afternoon of Classic Pop songs from the last 60 years arranged for choirs. Open to all for an afternoon of singing Classic Pop songs from the last 60 years. So Come and Sing! Venue - Manor Hill First School, Manor Rise, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0HY. Register 1.00pm, finish 6.30. Music available for hire. Cakes and drinks provided during breaks. See us at  www.stonechoral.org.uk or Facebook Stone Choral Society for further details.
 
26 January 2019

Come & Sing Workshop in Banstead, Surrey 10.30 - 4.00pm Join St Cecilia Chorus for an informal day of singing music on the theme of Birdsong. Learn new music, gain experience singing with a choir and develop your vocal technique. No choir experience necessary but music reading ability is recommended. Led by James Dixon, Conductor of St Cecilia Chorus, Banstead. Banstead Community Junior School, The Horseshoe, SM7 2BQ (pay & display parking). Tickets £15 (includes music hire, tea and coffee) from stceciliachorus.org.uk or 07796 348226  More details from St Cecilia Chorus, Banstead Musical Society 

   
26 January 2019

Come and Sing: Faure's Requiem. To kick off the musical calendar for 2019, Singing for Syrians is back at the Holy Trinity with All Saints Church with the next in our our series of Come & Sings!

This time the featured work is the wonderful Faure Requiem, a must-sing for any choral enthusiast. Absolutely everyone is welcome to this Come & Sing - all you need to do is buy, borrow or hire a copy of the Faure Requiem vocal score. PLEASE NOTE, copies WILL NOT be available on the day.
Making his return as one of Singing for Syrians loyalest supporters, our esteemed conductor is David Wordsworth, who led two Come & Sings in 2018, one in London and one in Dorchester Abbey. David is perhaps best known as Music Director of the Addison Singers, but is also Associate Director of the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London for 2018 and has conducted choirs of all kinds in many parts of the world.

Under his tutelage, the Come & 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 medical training programs in and around Syria.
On the day, make sure you bring a packed lunch (or the willingness to go out and buy one), and all your friends and family for the performance in the evening! The Come and Sing will take place between 11.00am and 4.30pm, with an informal concert at the end between 5.30pm and 6.30pm. Tickets for the concert will be available on the door, as well as online.

We hope to see you there! Please do get in touch if you have any questions: contact@singingforsyrians.com
https://handsupfoundation.org/

 

 
26 January 2019

Come and Sing Mozart Requiem with Milton Keynes Chorale. Church of Christ the Cornerstone, Saxon Way, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES, 9.30am – 4.00pm. Ticket/Info: £16, £10 full-time students, available from www.mkchorale.org.uk  or contact the choir on 07894 665025 to reserve. 

 
26 - 27 January 2019 (with optional concert on 2 February)

Come and Sing Elgar ‘The Music Makers’ and Vaughan Williams ‘Serenade to Music’ with Nottingham Festival Chorus Nottingham Trent University, Clifton NG11 8NS.
Music for Everyone invites you to join us for the chance to perform two great English choral masterpieces. Elgar’s sumptuous Music Makers and Vaughan Williams’ lush and atmospheric Serenade to Music (full choral version) make this a singing experience not to be missed.
The singing weekend will be followed by a concert at the Albert Hall, Nottingham on Saturday 2 February at 7.30pm.

Saturday 26 January 2019
Nottingham Trent University

  • 9.30am – Registration opens
  • 10am – Morning rehearsals
  • 1.10pm – Meal break
  • 2pm – MfE AGM
  • 2.40pm – Afternoon rehearsal
  • 9.30am - Registration
  • 10.00am - Morning reheasal
  • 1.10pm - Meal break
  • 2pm - MfE AGM
  • 2.40pm - Afternoon rehearsal
  • 6pm - End of session
  • Sunday 27 January 2019
    Nottingham Trent University

  • 2.30pm - Rehearsal

  • 5.30pm - End of session

    Saturday 2 February 2019
    Albert Hall, Nottingham

  • 1.30pm - Assemble

  • 2pm - Rehearsal

  • 5.30pm - End of session

  • 7pm - Assemble

  • 7.30pm Performance

    Tickets:

    Full - £40

    Benefit Claimant/Student - £30

    More details visit http://www.music-for-everyone.org/event/nfc-course/

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    26 January 2019

    Come and sing Vaughan Williams 'Sea Symphony'

    Brighten up a winter’s day with inspirational tales of the sea from Ralph Vaughan Williams – beautiful music to help your soul set sail.

    Our Come and Sing at Normandy Village Hall gives you the opportunity to experience this glorious work as part of a large choir – the chance to revisit a much-loved piece or to discover it for the first time.

    Join us, conductor Jeremy Backhouse and accompanist Francis Pott for a wonderful day’s learning, singing and fun.
    The day costs £24 and this includes music hire, tea and/or coffee throughout the day, and a delicious lunch of homemade soup and quiche.

    Our annual Vivace ‘Come and Sing’ day is extremely popular and usually sells out. Please apply early to secure your place.
    The last date for receipt of applications is 19th January but please note, only limited number of places is available!
    No refunds are given after 17th December.

    Programme: Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony

    Registration starts at 10am. Singing begins 10:30am.

    Performers: Members of Vivace Chorus and anybody and everybody who enjoys singing great choral music.

    Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse

     
    26 January 2019 Come and Sing Handel Messiah with Streatham Choral Society Streatham Space Project, Streatham, London SW2 4PA 10:00 -  17:00.

    Join conductor, Calum Fraser, and members of Streatham Choral to develop your vocal skills and sing your heart out to choruses from Handel's timeless Messiah.

    We are very excited to be taking over the entirety of the Streatham Space Project so expect an amazing atmosphere!

    The vocal development section of the day will focus on the finer skills that singers don't always have time to cover at weekly rehearsals. Whatever your singing level, our workshops are tailored for you - whether you are brand new to singing or have been singing for years! Singers will rotate round each of three workshops: voice coaching, small consort singing and music theory. Improve your ability to sing, to read music and sing in harmony with our professionals.

    The day will conclude with a free informal performance at which friends and family are welcome. There will be a retiring collection in aid of Streatham Choral Society.

    • 9.30am - Registration / tea & coffee

    • 10am - Vocal development workshops

    • 1pm - Lunch

    • 1.30pm - Come & Sing Registration

    • 2pm - Come & sing Handel’s Messiah

    • 5pm - Informal performance

    Tickets:

    • £15 - Workshops only

    • £10 - Come & Sing only

    • £20 - Full day

    More details visit https://www.streathamchoral.com/coming-up/2019/01/26/come-and-sing

     
    26 January 2019

    Come and Sing Music for Royalty: Handel – Coronation Anthems Parry – I was Glad; Blest Pair of Sirens at St. Mary’s, Church Road, Barnes. SW13 9HL

    A special choir will be formed for the day, involving members of The Barnes Choir and you, our guests. Julian Collings, our director, will be working intensively with us on the music, and will provide performance insights. For the Handel we will be working from the OUP edition, and from the Novello editions for the Parry. Scores can be hired for the day.

    The timetable is: 09.30 – 10.00 Registration. Tea/coffee available. 10.00 – 13.00 Rehearsal with a break for tea/coffee at 11.30. 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch. Bring your own or try one of Barnes’ many eateries. 14.00 – 15.30 Rehearsal followed by tea/coffee. 16.00 – 17.00 Performance. No dress code. Please invite family and friends free of charge.

    Singers’ tickets are £20. Score hire is £1 for the Handel and £1 for the two Parrys.

    To register, please visit www.barneschoir.org.uk
    Enquiries to: singingday@barneschoir.org.uk

     
    26 January 2019

    Come and Sing Handel Messiah with Hampstead Chorus and guests under conductor Simon Walton. Where: Great Hall, University College School, Frognal, London NW3 6XH. Rehearsal for singers (please bring your own score, preferably Novello/Watkins Shaw) 2pm.    Performance 7pm. Tickets/info: Admission by donation (incl for singers) - £15 minimum suggested - in aid of Marie Curie Hospice Hampstead. Further information on http://hampsteadchorus.org.uk/come-and-sing-26-january-2019-messiah/

     
    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 February 2019

    Come & Sing Verdi: Requiem  with the Wooburn Singers under musical director Tom Hammond-Davies.The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1SJ  Registration from 9:45am for 10:30 downbeat; Performance 5:00 pm (family & friends welcome); 6:30 pm finish. If you've never sung this iconic piece before (or if you have and would love to sing it again), now is your chance to join a group of experienced singers and spend the day rehearsing it under the baton of musical director, Tom Hammond-Davies. Then enjoy a run-through performance with professional soloists & instrumental ensemble at the end of the day for friends and family. £20 (£15 group rates, students £5) includes coffee / tea, and loan of score if required. Ploughman’s Lunch option available for £6 (must be pre-booked and prepaid)

    Info:    http://www.wooburnsingers.org.uk/?event=come-and-sing-verdi-requiem
    or email: ComeandSing@wooburnsingers.org.uk

     
    2 February 2019

    Come & Sing Verdi Requiem - The London Chorus invites you to join this event on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at St Alban the Martyr, 18 Brooke Street, London EC1N 7RD. Conductor: Ronald Corp, Vocal coach: Sam Evans, Organist: Edward Batting

    Registration 1.15-2pm, Rehearsal 2-5.30 pm, Performance 6pm. Participant tickets £20 + £3 music hire, Audience tickets £10
    To book email: comeandsing@londonchorus.org.uk More information: http://londonchorus.org.uk/category/forthcoming-concerts/

     
    9 February 2019

    Come and Sing Mendelssohn´s Elijah with Fulham & Hammersmith Choral Society - St Mary's Church High Street Putney - SW15 1SN10:00 - 17:30
    Ticket/Info: £20 registration form on http://www.fhcs.org.uk/ Fulham & Hammersmith Choral Society (http://www.fhcs.org.uk )

     
    16 February 2019

    Swindon Choral Society present a Come and Sing workshop on Brahms Requiem. Christ Church, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 3HG.
    Registration 09:30am, informal performance 4pm. Finish 5 pm. Cost £15, students and members £10. Register online via
    our website www.swindonchoral.org.uk

     
    16 February 2019

    The Ionian Singers invite you to a ‘Come and Sing Event’ Following our very successful ‘Come and Sing’ last February, we invite you to join us for an afternoon of singing exciting music, under the direction of our charismatic conductor, the composer Timothy Salter. We'll provide copies of music by Byrd, Gibbons, Debussy, Brahms, Parry, Delius, Vaughan-Williams, folk-song arrangements and others. There will be tea, coffee and cake to sustain you. All you need to bring is enthusiasm, an open mind and reasonable sight-reading skills.

    Venue: St Peter’s Church, 310 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SE11 5HY - 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Fee: £20 including refreshments. For more information please contact Ulla Gray on info@ioniansingers.co.uk, 0208 693 1051 or 07950 143 916
    www.ioniansingers.co.uk
     
    16 February 2019 Come and Sing Brahms Requiem with the Dowland Chorale. Sanderstead Methodist Church, Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead CR2 9EF 11am - 6pm. Registration 10.30 am. Tickets £12.50 (including score hire). Bring your own packed lunch - drinks provided. Tel 07729 618226 or email downlandchorale@hotmail.co.uk
     
    23 February 2019 Come and Sing Poulenc: Gloria with Eversley Choir. 10.00 am - 5.00 pm: St. Oswald's Church, Warton, Cumbria. Organised by Eversley Choir (Conductor: Ian Jones). Full details available http://www.eversleychoir.org/current-season
     
    2 March 2019

    Chester Music Society present Come and Sing: ‘Inspired by Shakespeare…’

    Bernstein: West Side Story; Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music and songs by Moeran, Arne, Wood and Quilter

    The King’s School
    Wrexham Road
    ChesterCH4 7QL
    Fee: £20 including score hire and refreshments.
    For more information
    Tel. 0151 336 5088

    Email: choirmembers@chestermusicsociety.org.uk

    To celebrate a centenary of Bernstein, using works inspired by Shakespeare, the choir day provides an opportunity for choir members, as well as aspiring singers, to improve singing skills away from the demands of a busy concert rehearsal schedule.
    Graham Jordan Ellis has been the Music Director of CMS since 1996. An experienced freelance conductor of both choral and orchestral music, Graham has worked with numerous choral and operatic societies and conducted many memorable concerts. He was Director of Music at Birkenhead School for over thirty years.
    Graham Eccles has been Organist and Master of the Choristers at St Asaph and Bangor Cathedrals and currently conducts both Colwyn Bay and St Asaph Choral Societies. He is in demand as an Organ Recitalist in the UK, Europe and beyond and regularly plays for the Daily Service on BBC Radio 4. Graham is accompanist for Chester Music Society Choir.


     
    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

     
    9 March 2019

    Come and Sing Handel in Settle, North Yorkshire. Book a date to come and sing some great Handellian music in the 260th year since his death, which will include the favourite 'Zadock the Priest', but also the largely neglected 'Foundling Hospital Anthem' (which contains the Halleluia Chorus). There will also be some other Oratorio extracts and the day will conclude with a short performance of music from the day which will be open to the public.
    The day will be led by Tim Knight, the Award-winning Yorkshire Composer and Conductor (find out more about Tim at www.timknightmusic.com), and the event takes place in the lovely market town of Settle, which is the Gateway to the Dales, and full of gift shops, cafes, a rather fine fish and chip shop and within a short driving distance a fine waterside retail outlet.
    Settle is easily accessible by road (off the A65) and there is ample car parking opposite the church, or you can take the picturesque Settle to Carlisle line and arrive by train, with the church being approximately a 10minute walk from the station.
    Registration and Coffee: 09.45 - 10.15
    Rehearsal session 1: 10.30 - 12.30
    Lunch break: 12.30 - 14.00
    Rehearsal session 2: 14.15 - 16.15
    Tea-time break: 16:15 - 17.15
    Concert: 17.30 - 19.00
    Singers Tickets include all music and teas and coffees in the breaks, but not lunch or food before the concert, but as mentioned above there are plenty of places in Settle to eat, there may be catering in the church, or singers can provide their own meals. 
    Come and start off your year with some fine music in a lovely venue but note the event has limited capacity (80 singers). 
    Prices: £15.00 for singers; £5.00 for audience members
    Book now via this link...
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/come-and-sing-handel-tickets-53076494223

       
    31 March 2019

    Come and Sing: Messiah St George’s, Hanover Square 2.00 p.m. The London Handel Festival is an annual celebration of the life and work of George Frideric Handel which takes place in a range of venues around the capital in March and April.  Our ‘Come and Sing’ event is a fixture in the festival calendar, and is led by our inspirational Musical Director, the internationally renowned baroque specialist, Laurence Cummings. 

    The choir will be accompanied by a period orchestra, Belsize Baroque and the solos will be taken by talented young singers.  This year our event will take place at the beautiful St George’s, Hanover Square, Handel’s own parish church in London’s Mayfair. We will work our way through excerpts from Messiah (including the famous ‘Hallelujah!’ chorus).  You will receive regular tips and insights into this choral masterpiece in advance to help you prepare. 

    Come and enjoy the joy of this perennial choral favourite with expert guidance in Handel’s very own church! Our ‘Come and Sing’ events are always popular and all are welcome, although we do ask participants to be able to sight read and have some choral experience. There will be an hour-long evening performance for friends and family to appreciate all your hard work.

    2 – 4pm           Choir only

    4 – 5pm           Orchestra and soloists only

    5 – 6.30pm      Orchestra and Choir

    7.30pm            Concert for friends & family

    TICKETS: £25 for singers; £5 for concert only Please note singers must bring their own scores, all editions are acceptable. For further details and to book, please click here: https://system.spektrix.com/londonhandelfestival/website/EventDetails.aspx?MonthSelect=20193&EventId=4204

     
    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  

     
    14 April 2019

    Cantamici will be hosting a Come and Sing on Palm. Works performed will be Fauré’s Requiem, Ireland’s ‘Greater Love’, Mascagni’s Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana, and the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’. The venue is St Mary’s Church, Humberstone, Leicester. Rehearsal is from 2 pm to 5pm, followed by tea and cake, and an informal performance at 6 pm.

    The cost is £10 including refreshments, and the closing date for applications is Monday 18th March. Registration forms can be downloaded from our website at www.cantamicichoir.org.uk

     
    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/
     
    18 May 2019

    Come and Sing Bach's St John Passion 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 www.croydonbachchoir.org/events/come-and-sing-bachs-st-john-passion
    and email events@croydonbachchoir.org with any queries.