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.

 
30 March 2019 Come and Sing Mozart's Coronation Mass with the Vivaldi Singers. Farnham Methodist Church 10am - 4.30pm. Concert at 5.30 pm. Singers 15.00 including music hire. Audience 5.00. More information www.vivaldisingers.com
 
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 & Sing Verdi: Requiem . Join the Wooburn Singers with musical director Tom Hammond-Davies, accompanist Simon Howat,  professional soloists & an instrumental ensemble.The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1SJ  -  Registration from 9:45am for 10:30 downbeat; Performance 5:00-6:30pm.  £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). Visit :   http://www.wooburnsingers.org.uk/?event=come-and-sing-verdi-requiem or email: ComeandSing@wooburnsingers.org.uk

A brilliant day awaits you singing Verdi’s iconic Requiem.  If you've never sung it 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 (friends and family welcome).

 
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 incoming Worcester Cathedral director of music Samuel Hudson and accompanist Nicholas Freestone, 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
Downloadable PDF information form (including postable booking slip) available at the WFCS website 

 
13 April 2019

Come and Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion with The Bradford Chorale. Northclffe Church, Bradford Road, Shipley, BD18 3ED 11am ( registration from 10.30am) followed by Concert 3.30pm, including pieces by Britten and Purcell from the Chorale. Singers £10, Audience £5, under 14s free. Scores and lunch provided. Tickets from email: tickets@bradfordchorale.org.uk online: bradfordchorale.eventbrite.com Tel: 01535 273769

 
13 April 2019

Come and Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion with Leicester Philharmonic Choir at Trinity Methodist Church Centre, Royland Road, Loughborough, LE11 2EH
Workshop led by Director of Music, Dr Stephen Bullamore. Cost: £15 (with music hire), £13 (with own copy). Registration: 2-2.30pm Performance: 6pm (free!) More details at https://thephil.org.uk/events/come-and-sing-2019/ Enrol online or download an application form.

 
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

 
19 April 2019

Come & Sing Mozart Requiem at Bottesford Parish Church. The Cranmer Company of Singers and Musical Director Deborah Davies are  hosting another charity Come & Sing. This popular event, where time and talents are freely given, raised a record £1,908 in 2017 then £1,400 in 2018, so bring your voice, bring a friend, have a good time and see how much we can raise in 2019. The Guardian describes it as uniquely breathtaking music that shows us pain, lament and fleeting serenity. All who sing it feel the intensity of the score and few can help wondering about the chilling mystery around its composition. The stories fuelled the famous play and film Amadeus. All welcome - £6/8/10 to sing, tiered as we ask you to select the amount you wish to give. Donations on door from audience.

Rehearsal starts 4.30pm (arrive earlier), charity performance  7.30pm.Singers please book your place by contacting Anny :  
annyjones@me.com or 07415 512729. Music provided if required. Money raised will go to charity – Tearfund Yemen Crisis Appeal. Conductor: Deborah Davies. Singers – if you wish, bring a picnic supper to have between rehearsal and performance. Sober dress  –  Men: suit & tie, Ladies: sober Sunday best. Come .... and ....Sing, or Come & Listen, you will be made very welcome

 
27 April 2019

Come and Sing 2019: Mozart Requiem with Chester St Cecilia Singers directed by Marc Murray. Join the Chester St. Cecilia Singers for another of our popular Come and Sing events featuring the beautiful Mozart Requiem. The story behind its composition is sheer drama, and the work itself is suffused with Mozart’s unique melodic and harmonic genius. The day will run from 10.30 am to 5.15pm ending with a performance run-through of the whole work which non-singing guests are welcome to attend. All Saints Church,  Hoole Chester. Tickets £15 to include light refreshments. (+£2 Novello music hire) (£5 for audience members to include refreshments at 4pm) If you would like to attend this event, please send your name, address, email and voice part to Mrs. S Stringer, 86 Linden Grove, Hoole, Chester, CH23JY, by Saturday 13th April. Cheques to be made payable to Chester St. Cecilia Singers. For further information Email susan@stringerathome.me.uk or phone 07722 860465

 
27 - 28 April 2019

Come and Sing Mozart C minor mass (with full orchestra and soloists) St Silas Church, Risinghill Street, London N1 9UL (Angel tube): Times 27th 1.30-4pm / 28th 1.30pm rehearsal, 5.30pm performance.   Peters (Robbins Landon or Beyer), copies will be available to hire for £2.00.   £35.00 for both days (£30.00 student/on benefits/low-waged) / £20.00 (£15.00) for just one day. This event is a fundraising initiative in aid of the Angel Orchestra and Apollo Music Projects (a charity which brings live classical music to children who might not otherwise experience it. Contact:  info@peterfender.co.uk

 
4 - 5 May 2019

Come & Sing VIVALDI. Join the Cherubim Singers under the well-know choral conductor Greg Skidmore in a programme that includes the famous  Gloria, plus scenes from his  opera  La Fida Ninfa, and the first modern performance of a newly re-attributed psalm setting Laetatus Sum –  accompanied on organ / harpsichord, oboe, violin and bassoon. 

There is an  earlybird price of £50 before the end of February. £60 thereafter, £110 for couples. There are a number of solo parts. In the Gloria: 2 Soprano, Mezzo, 2 Alto. In La Fida Ninfa Soprano, Alto, Baritone. Please indicate what you’re interested in and we’ll allot the roles by the end of March. Book at http://cherubimtrust.org/vivaldi/   

 
11 May 2019

Oxford Bach Choir’s next Come and Sing event will be conducted by Brian Kay,  and will be on a jazzy theme this year, working on John Rutter’s Feel the Spirit and George Shearing’s Music to Hear.   This will take place on Saturday 11 May 2019 at St John the Evangelist Church, Iffley Road, Oxford.  This will consist of a day of workshops, with registration from 9.30 am, ending up with a run through performance of the pieces. 

Oxford Bach Choir’s next Come and Sing event will be conducted by Brian Kay,  and will be on a jazzy theme this year, working on John Rutter’s Feel the Spirit and George Shearing’s Music to Hear.   This will take place on Saturday 11 May 2019 at St John the Evangelist Church, Iffley Road, Oxford.  This will consist of a day of workshops, with registration from 9.30 am, ending up with a run through performance of the pieces. 

Brian is much sought after as a conductor, and a Come and Sing day with him is always hugely enjoyable, so we anticipate high demand.  This will be a lively day of music making and early booking is recommended!  For more information and booking see our website - https://www.oxfordbachchoir.org/community/come-and-sing/.   The cost will be £20 (£10 for students) which will include the hire of music. 

 
11 May 2019

Come and Sing Brahms Requiem with Birmingham Choral Union. Why not come and join us for an informal day of singing. Whether you sing regularly, or just fancy trying something new, we would love to see you. Selly Oak Methodist Church, Langleys Road, B29 6HT, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Tickets £12.00 (to include score hire). Lunch also available at £6.00 or bring your own packed lunch. Tea/coffee provided. See www.birminghamchoralunion.org.uk to download booking form. Tel. 0121 550 1107 for more information or e-mail birmchoral@hotmail.co.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.

 
19 May 2019

A40 Choir present a Come and Sing Faure Requiem & Pavane at Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, South kensington SW7. Rehearsal 4.30 p.m. Concert 7.30 p.m. Tickets Singers £20 (up to 31st April) Audience £15/£8 students under 21. via www.ticketsource.co.uk/a40choir

£5 per adult ticket will be donated to Family Action Charity (Patron: The Queen) Grenfell Community Service, providing long-term emotional and practical support

 
1 June 2019

Come and Sing "The Armed Man" by Karl Jenkins with Cantores Olicanae. At St Margaret's Church, Ilkley, West Yorkshire. With soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music. Rehearsal 2pm-5.30pm; performance 6.30pm, singers £20 (free for full time students) including light refreshments
Please note audience tickets are free of charge. Further information is on our website www.cantoresolicanae.org.uk or by ringing Helen 07960 124484.