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  
   
25 January 2020 Come and Sing Stainer's Crucifixion with Streatham Choral. Streatham Space Project, London SW2 4PA.
  • 09:30 - Morning registration (workshops only and full day)

  • 10:00-13:00 - Music workshops

  • 13:30 - Afternoon registration (come & sing only)

  • 14:00-17:00 - Come & Sing (including an informal performance at 16:30, at which friends and family are welcome)

Join Calum Fraser and Streatham Choral members for a full day of music! Whether you’re a beginner, accomplished musician or somewhere in between, the morning workshops are designed to help develop your vocal and sight-reading skills. The afternoon is a festival of Stainer’s magnificent Crucifixion followed by an informal performance.

Tickets:

    • £10 - Workshops only

    • £10 - Come & Sing only

    • £20 - Full day

Music will be provided subject to a £5 deposit. Tickets available online, or on the door. https://www.streathamchoral.com/coming-up/2020/01/25/come-and-sing  

 
25 January 2020

Come and Sing Brahms with Leicester Bach Choir. Brahm's Song of Destiny and Song of lamentation, in English with Conductor Richard Laing. Leicester Grammar School LE8 9FL 10am to 5.30pm Tickets and full details from www.leicesterbachchoir.org.uk If you have any queries, please email comesing@leicesterbachchoir.org.uk

 
25 January 2020 Come and Sing Carmina Burana (excerpts) with Milton Keynes Chorale. Church of Christ the Cornerstone, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES. Ticket/Info: £16, £10 (full-time students) available from  www.mkchorale.org.uk  
 
25 January 2019

Come and Sing Durufle’s Requiem with The Festival Chorus. Location: St Luke’s, 194 Ramsden Road, SW12 8RQ
Tickets  Cost £20 and are available from our web site. wwwfestivalchorus.co.uk and click on the Join Us tab. 
Hire music will be available for a fully refundable £10
Timings:
10.15 – 11 .00. Registration
11.00-13.00     Rehearsal
13.00 – 14.00.  Lunch, bring your own or join choir members at a local pub
14.00 – 16.15.   Rehearsal
16.15 – 17.00     Short Break
17.00-18.00 Free performance. Please invite your friends and family to attend.
Score: Durand, Hire copies available at a fully refundable £10

Go to the Join Us page and scroll down to get your ticket. Contact for more details is thefestivalchorusevents@gmail.com Web site www.festivalchorus.co.uk Our Musical Director  is Andrea Brown 
 
1 February 2020

You are invited to join Shifnal Chorale’s annual Choral Workshop, singing Vivaldi’s popular Gloria, conducted by our Musical Director, Alexander Woodrow. The venue, as usual, is Trinity Methodist Church, Victoria Road, Shifnal TF11 8AE. There is on-road parking near the church and a car park in the town centre a short walk away.

The workshop is from 2.00 till 4.00 pm, followed by a break for tea and cakes. There will then be a sing through from around 5 pm, when friends and family are very welcome to come and listen. The price of the workshop is £10, which includes refreshments and hire of music. To participate, please contact us on the details below by 31st January:

Angela Pitt, 1 Queens Drive, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7EU. Tel: 01952 811444 / 07916 870839, or email angela.c.pitt@gmail.com

 
1 February 2020

Come and Sing Beethoven Mass in C with Birmingham Bach Choir, led by Paul Spicer. 2.15-6.00pm at Selly Oak Methodist Church, Birmingham B29 6HT. Come and join us for a wonderful sing of Beethoven's Mass 250 years after the great composer's birth. There is a break in the afternoon for tea and the choir's famous home made cakes, followed at 5.15pm by a 'performance' at which friends/family are invited to come and listen - no charge.
Tickets £14. Bring your own score or hire for £2.50. For more information contact Heather Gay: 07901 798 442 or cands@birmingham.bachchoir.com or visit www.birmingham.bachchoir.com/concerts---tickets.html

 
1 February 2020

Come & Sing Workshop in Banstead, Surrey 10.30 - 4.00pm. Join St Cecilia Chorus for an informal day of singing music. Learn new music, gain experience singing with a choir and develop your vocal technique. No choir experience necessary but music reading ability is recommended. Banstead Junior School, The Horseshoe, SM7 2BQ.  Tickets £15 (includes music hire, tea and coffee) from http://gldn.gg/e/ComeandSingWorkshop2020 or 07796 348226 More details at stceciliachorus.org.uk

 
1 February 2020 The Ionian Singers are pleased to invite you to our 'Come and Sing' event.  Following successful events in 2018 and 2019, we are opening our doors for a third 'Come and Sing' afternoon on 1st February 2020.  We will be exploring a varied mix of pieces, expertly led by our highly esteemed conductor, Timothy Salter. If you love choral singing, why not join us for the enriching experience of making music together.

We'll provide copies of music by Morley, Weelkes, Brahms, Delius, Ravel, Messiaen, Joubert, 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. 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
 
1 February 2020

Come and Sing - Mendelssohn's Elijah with Nantwich Choral Society at St. Mary's Church, Church Lane, Nantwich, CW5 5RQ. The work will be conducted by Simon Russell and accompanied by Graham Eccles (organ)
We would love singers to join us for the day, with Mendelssohn's fabulous setting of the Elijah story which dramatises some of the most exciting and moving passages in the Bible - great drama, great music and great fun to sing!

          Registration: 10.00
          Rehearsals: 10.30 - 12.30 and 14.15 - 16.00
          Lunch: 12.30 - 14.15 - bring your own or there is a selection of eateries in the town.
          Performance: 18.00 for family and friends (and anyone else who would like to come)

Singer fee: £15.00 - registration forms and further information from www.nantwichchoral.org.uk
Audience tickets: £10.00, students £5.00. Tickets available from the Civic Hall Nantwich, all choir members, at the door and online at WeGotTickets.com

 
8 February 2020 Come and Sing Haydn - Missa in Angustiis (“Nelson” Mass) with Hampstead Chorus. Great Hall, University College School, Frognal, London NW3 6XH. Rehearsal for singers (please bring your own score, preferably Bärenreiter) 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/
 
8 February 2020

‘Come and Sing’ performance of Mendelssohn’s glorious oratorio Elijah with the London Chorus. St Alban the Martyr, London EC1N 7RD 1.30-7.30pm Conductor: Ronald Corp OBE, Vocal coach: Samuel Evans. Tickets £20.00 For more information and tickets, please contact comeandsing@londonchorus.org.uk Web: https://londonchorus.org.uk/concerts/

 
15 February 2020

Come and Sing Brahms German Requiem with Turo Choral Society. Truro School. Registration 09.15 am. Workshop 10.00 am to 4.00 pm with concert performance at 5.00 pm. Please note we will have a limited number of scores to hire on the day. We will be singing the Requiem in German, using the Peters edition. Bring your own score if you can. Please practise the pronunciation before the day. This may help:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilw_aW0ncz0

Workshop fee £15.00 Score hire £2.00. More information, including the detailed timetable for the Workshop, and an application form can be found here http://www.trurochoralsociety.co.uk/booking-form/.  Please return applications to Kathryn Routledge, 15 Chyandour, Redruth TR15 3AB.

 
15 February 2020

Come and Sing the choruses of Handel’s Messiah with Swindon Choral Society at Christ Church, Old Town, Swindon SN1 3HG. Registration 09:30am, informal performance 4pm. Finish 5 pm. Cost £15, students £10. Register online via our website www.swindonchoral.org.uk

 
22 February 2020

Come and Sing: Haydn Nelson Mass at St Martins in the Field. Join Andrew Earis and members of St Martin’s Voices to rehearse and perform music from Haydn’s Nelson Mass.

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-haydn-nelson-mass/

 
29 February 2020

Come & Sing – Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast. Wooburn Singers invite you to join them to sing this iconic work with conductor Tom Hammond-Davies & pianist Simon Howat & players from Slough Philharmonic at The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1SJ. Doors open 09.45 for 10.30 downbeat. £20 ( under 18s £5) includes tea, coffee & music hire
Ploughmen’s lunches available to pre-order (£6). Free performance for family & friends at 5pm. More details & registration forms at www.wooburnsingers.org.uk  or email ComeandSing@wooburnsingers.org.uk

 
29 February 2020

Come and Sing (An Easter) Messiah conducted by Graham Coatman. Come and experience the joy of singing Handel’s masterpiece. Our ‘Come and Sing’ events are always popular and all are welcome. We do not expect you to know the work, but if you have some choral experience it will be useful. If you know Messiah well, you will find this day revelatory. Handel was first and foremost an opera composer, and whilst Messiah is neither opera nor oratorio, as it has no narrative, it is conceived as a series of scenes in a music drama. We will work through choruses (including the famous Hallelujah, Worthy is the Lamb, etc) in the context of Historically Informed Performance; the relation between the movements and Handel’s supremely powerful portrayal of Christ’s passion and the mystery of mankind’s redemption through His suffering will come to life in the most vivid, lively and characterful way.

Handel – Messiah (parts 2 & 3); Chandos Anthem 6 As Pants the Hart
When:  Saturday, 29 February 2020, 9.30am (registration/coffee)– 4.00pm
Where: The Parish Rooms, Market Square, Somerton, TA11 7NB 
Cost: £16 per person (or £10 members & f/t students)
(includes refreshments, but please bring own lunch, or use local cafés, pubs).
Please bring your own Messiah copy (Watkins Shaw edition, publ Novello), or add £1.50 to hire a vocal score for the day. Music for Handel Chandos Anthem No 6 will be provided on the day.

Graham Coatman is a freelance conductor, accompanist & continuo player and academic, with wide experience of leading workshops. He has led projects for major opera companies, including Royal Opera, Glyndebourne, ENO and WNO and Opera North and also with The English Concert, Charivari Agréable, continuo with Peter Holman & Leeds Baroque. Formerly Senior Lecturer at Leeds College of Music prior to his move to the south west, he was also Chair of North East Early Music Forum, where he founded HISS (Historically Informed Summer School), now in its 10th year, which annually welcomes up 100 singers and players from across the world to an exciting week exploring the links between early, folk and traditional music in Yorkshire in August.

For more information and an application form please email info@midwessexsingers.co.uk or phone the Secretary on 07929 803097 Completed forms should be returned asap, and at least by 20 February 2020.
Please book early.

 
1 March 2020

Come and Sing Opera Choruses and Concert - 2.30pm, Richmond Hill St Andrew’s Church, Bournemouth BH2 6JJ. Led by Lynton Atkinson, Vocal Professor, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Artistic Director of Hurn Court Opera and Director of Wessex Solo Singers Courses

An afternoon’s workshop on some of the best-loved choruses in the repertoire. Covering aspects of vocal technique and leading to an informal evening performance. All standards of singer welcome! Opportunities for soloists.  Cost, including tea, coffee and cakes - £15. Hire of Rutter’s Opera Choruses book - £3 extra.

Free informal concert at 6.00pm with a retiring collection for music therapy at the Child Development Centre, Poole Hospital
For further information and to sign up, contact rosie@rosieclay.co.uk, 01722 323520
Hurn Court Opera creates high-quality performance opportunities for emerging young vocal talent through opera, recitals, masterclasses and an annual national singing competition. For more details see www.hurncourtopera.org. Registered charity no. 1177606

 
7 March 2020

Come and Sing Mozart's Requiem. You are cordially invited to The Tan House Singers' next Come and Sing day, featuring Mozart's Requiem, on Saturday 7th March 2020, 9.30-4.30, at Dene Magna school, Mitcheldean, in the Forest of Dean.The day will be tutored by the renowned Brian Kay. Brian is a hugely experienced choral conductor (Principal Conductor of the massed voices of The Really Big Chorus, and Musical Director of the Burford Singers) as well as celebrated singer and broadcaster. Add to this one of the most sublime pieces of music ever written and this promises to be a really exciting day.
Tickets £20 (£10 students) including music hire and refreshments (bring your own lunch). Booking form available on our website, https://tanhousesingers.org/come-and-sing/

 
14 March 2020 Come and Sing with the UK's leading lady of the West End, Kerry Ellis, for a 'wickedly' inspiring choir workshop singing some of musical theatres most iconic songs, followed by an evening with the multi award-winning actress.

Recognised as the first lady of West End musicals, Kerry Ellis has soared through her career of over two decades taking on the leading roles in some of the worlds most historic productions. 'We Will Rock You', 'My Fair Lady', 'Chess' and 'Wicked' to name a few, the Suffolk-born actress has been awarded some of the highest accolades in the Musical Theatre world for her exceptional character portrayal and spine-tingling voice.

The afternoon workshop will be led by award winning Musical Director, choral arranger and founder of the multi award-winning modern choir Funky Voices, Sandra Colston (BA Hons), learning her bespoke arrangements of two of theatres greatest songs 'Defying Gravity' and 'Somebody to Love'. The evening will begin with 'An Audience with Kerry Ellis', performing some of theatres most recognised hits and answering your questions on her successful career. The evening will conclude with the grand finale performing the workshop pieces alongside Kerry; all within the walls of the gorgeous St. Peter's by the Waterfront, Ipswich.

We are thrilled and honored to be hosting this “Come and Sing” workshop with Kerry Ellis, and cannot wait to for the community of Suffolk and the surrounding areas to experience the talent of one of Britain's most inspiring West End stars. Book your workshop place online or by phone 07834 765473.
 
15 March 2020

Come and Sing Oliver! at St. Mary’s, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HL. Set in London, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! tells the story of a journey from workhouse to comfort. Oliver Twist escapes a life of slavery for a tumultuous adventure in which he joins the Artful Dodger, Fagin, and their mischievous gang of pickpockets. But this enjoyment is short-lived as the antagonist Bill Sikes takes his hold.

Join director Ben Parry, Artistic Director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and Assistant Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge, as he leads the choir through full choral arrangements of much-loved songs such as Food glorious food, Who will buy? and Consider yourself, specially prepared by him for this event. A children’s Choir, recruited from local schools will rehearse separately with our former Artistic Director, Daniel Turner, and will join us for the final rehearsal and the performance.
The day finishes with a full performance of the work as part of the Barnes Music Festival, with young soloists singing Nancy and Fagin accompanied by the BMF Orchestra conducted by Ben Parry.

13.30 to 14.00 Adult Registration in St. Mary’s – tea/coffee available. 14.00 to 15.30 Adult Rehearsal. 15.30 to 16.00 Tea/Coffee. 16.00 to 17.15 Joint Rehearsal Adults and Children. 18.00 Performance. Adult dress code for the performance is: Women–all black, Men–dark suit & black shirt, no tie. Adult Singers £15, including Score which we will provide on the day.

Assuming you provide an email address on the booking form, we will send you, well in advance, a link to a pdf version of the score should you wish to view it before the event, and links to rehearsal material for your voicepart.

Booking form available here

Enquiries to comeandsing@barnesmusicfestival.com

Audience Tickets £10, from www.barnesmusicfestival.com

This event is part of the 2020 Barnes Music Festival which this year has the theme of Musical Journeys.

 
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

 
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/

 
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

 
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