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

2017  
   
18 November 2017

Come and Sing Vivaldi's Gloria with The Octet.

This exciting day provides everyone who loves singing an opportunity to come along and join the ‘finely judged*’ chamber choir; The Octet on an adventure through Vivaldi’s great Gloria!
This event is for amateur, professionals and beginner singers, giving a real opportunity to join with many other people in the beautiful village of Bathampton as we come together and lift our voices in song.
The day will be led by ‘expressive and impressive*’ Musical Director of The Octet: Daniel Robert Cushing, accompanied by the sought after Will Ashworth.
(*Bath Chronicle)

Please bring yourself and your own lunch. Refreshments will be provided in plenty and there will be breaks throughout the day. Within a 5 minute walk, there are 2 restaurants (The George & Bathampton Mill) available to eat at for lunch. Although the Church Hall and some scenic spots are available to sit at beside the canal.
Score hire is provided and is included in the cost of the day
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Programme for the Day:
10:00 – 10:30 – Registration
10:30 – 11:45 – Session 1
11:45 – 12:15 – Break (Refreshments)
12:15 – 1:15 – Session 2
1:15 – 2:15 – Lunch Break
2:15 – 3:30 – Session 3
3:30 – 4:00 – Break (Refreshments)
4:00 – 4:30 – Performance of Work (With Soloists)
Parking is available in The Gravel car park of the George Pub, additional parking available in King Edwards’ School car park and beside the canal/outside Bathampton Primary School.

For more information email: daniel.cushing15@bathspa.ac.uk

 
18 - 19 November 2017

Come and Sing Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (complete!) with St Matthew’s Choir, St Matthew’s Orchestra and student soloists from Leeds and Hull Universities.  Two day workshop (18 and 19 November) and final concert (19 November, 6.30pm). £20 (£5 students and under 18s) Optional note-bashing rehearsals on 6 and 13 November. 
More information and application form:
www.skorja.com/dido

 
2 December 2017

Come and sing some of our favourite carols with the Suffolk Singers. Carol singing at 1.45pm, 2.45pm and 3.45pm. Craft stalls with lots of ideas for Christmas gift. Refreshments and homemade CAKES. Children’s Activities. Woodbridge Community Centre. ENTRY £2 per person
or £5 for a family with children under 12
Father Christmas has agreed to attend with a sackful of gifts (£3 per child)

 
10 December 2017

Come and Sing Christmas Messiah (Part 1 plus the Hallelujah Chorus). St Mary's Church, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6NE. Enjoy the energetic and engaging rehearsal style of American Maestro Jamie Meaders (www.jamesmmeaders.com) from 2pm until 4.30pm. We will break until 5.15pm (whilst Jamie rehearses the soloists and chamber orchestra) and then "perform" what we have spent the afternoon rehearsing. 

Please email Alexandra on alexjmeaders@gmail.com for more information and to reserve your place at Jamie's first Come & Sing event on this side of the Atlantic! 

Singing places cost £10. Please bring your Watkins Shaw Edition if you have one or we will have some for hire on the day. Audience tickets are free - we would appreciate donations in the retiring collection. Seasonal refreshments will be available after the performance
 
30 December 2017

Come and Sing - The World’s Greatest Christmas Choruses - 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 much loved Christmas Choruses including Bach’s Sleepers Wake, Berlioz’s The Shepherd’s Farewell, Handel’s And the Glory of the Lord, Glory to God and Hallelujah Chorus and Cornelius’ The Three Kings.

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
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/come-and-sing-christmas-choruses/

To book tickets, please call the Box Office on 0207 766 1100 or book online at http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/
There is a booking fee of £2.25 when booking online or by phone.

Book all three Come and Sing events (Christmas Choruses not included) together for £10 each.

2018  
   
20 January 2018

Come and Sing Durufle: Requiem and Bruckner: Motets at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Bramcote, Nottingham.  This season’s Come and Sing event focuses on music by Anton Bruckner and Maurice Duruflé. The Bruckner motets are little gems of composition, self-contained, a whole world of expression, standing at the opposite end of the spectrum from the monumental symphonies. Staple diet of choirs the world over, they are hugely gratifying to perform. The Requiem by Maurice Duruflé is a much-loved work, comparable in tone and spirit to the setting by Fauré. Dramatic and consoling by turns, it owes much to the Gregorian chant upon which it is based. As with Vaughan Williams and folksong, so with Duruflé and plainsong – you can’t tell whether he is quoting or writing original material, but the music enjoys a unique spontaneity and fluidity which makes it deeply captivating and pleasing. Full details and a booking form can be downloaded from the Sinfonia Chorale website www.sinfonichorale.uk . Following the success of previous workshops, we expect this event to be very popular. Early booking is advised as places are limited.

 
20 January 2018

Come and Sing Mozart’s Requiem 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. We will be working from the New Novello Choral Edition. 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.

Singer’s tickets are £20, score hire is £2.

There are places available for singers to join the choir to perform the work on Saturday 24th March 2018 at St. Mary’s Barnes as part of the Barnes Music Festival. (We rehearse in East Sheen on Tuesdays 20.00 – 22.00.)

To register visit www.barneschoir.org.uk or email Enquiries to: singingday@barneschoir.org.uk

 
20 January 2018

Come and Sing Opera Choruses. Join York Musical Society for a choral workshop led by David Pipe. We will be exploring and learning some of the great choruses from the world of opera, including the Triumphal Chorus’ from Aida, ‘Anvil Chorus’ from Il Trovatore, and the ‘Coronation Chorus’ from Boris Godunow. Singers of all ages and abilities are welcome.There will be an informal concert for friends and family at 4pm.

10am - 5pm, Millthorpe School, Nunthorpe Avenue, York, YO23 1WF. Adult £20; concession (over 60) £15; student £5 (under18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must be present to act as chaperone at all times). Audience £5 (payable on the door).

To book your place visit www.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information visit www.yorkmusicalsociety.org.uk, email comms@yorkmusicalsociety.org.uk or call Irene Plaistowe on 01759 304183

 
20 January 2018

Come and Sing Carmina Burana, at Wrekin College, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire 2pm - 7 pm. Led by Adrian Lucas - Head of Choral Studies RSCM. Fee £10 (Under 19's and those in full time education £5)
Score Hire and refreshments included If you need any further information and a booking form please contact Susan de Hamel, Wrekin College Music Department T: 01952 265625 M: music@wrekincollege.com W: www.wrekincollege.com

 
27 January 2018

Come & Sing Duruflé's Requiem with Streatham Choral - St Leonard's Church, Streatham High Road, London, SW16 1HS 10:00 - 17:00

Join conductor, Calum Fraser, and members of Streatham Choral to brush up your singing skills at a workshop singing Duruflé's sublime Requiem. The workshop will be followed by an informal performance at which friends and family are welcome. Tea and cake will be provided for all workshop participants! 10.00 am - 3.30 pm Workshop (with breaks) - 4 pm Informal Performance

Tickets: Tickets are £15. Music will be provided subject to a £5 deposit. Entry to the performance is free, with a retiring collection in aid of Streatham Choral. Tickets available online, or on the door.

 
27 January 2017

Come & Sing Mozart’s Requiem - Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BA
with Conductor David Wordsworth, from 10.30am-6pm, rounding off with a performance at 7.00pm

To kick off the musical calendar for 2018, Singing for Syrians is back with another 'Come & Sing'. This time the featured work is Mozart's iconic Requiem, written at the end of his life and loved by singers and audiences the world over. Everyone is welcome to come and sing this fabulously dramatic piece - all you need to do is buy, borrow or hire a copy of the BARENREITER URTEXT - edition of the Mozart Requiem vocal score. PLEASE NOTE - copies WILL NOT be available on the day.

This year our esteemed conductor is David Wordsworth, who lead our 'Come & Sing' last January, at which we performed Howard Goodall's 'Eternal Light'. 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 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 GP salaries, prosthetic limb clinics, and teacher salaries 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!

Tickets available at:  https://billetto.co.uk/e/come-and-sing-mozart-s-requiem-tickets-225754

For any questions, contact Lucy on contact@singingforsyrians.com

 
27 January 2018 Come & Sing. Hubert Parry - Blest Pair of Sirens; Ralph Vaughan Williams - Toward the Unknown Region with Leicester Bach Choir at Leicester Grammar School, London Road, Great Glen, Leics. LE8 9FL 10 am

Ticket/info: See www.leicesterbachchoir.org.uk/concerts.html
 
24 February 2018

Come and Sing - Highlights of Handel - 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 Handel.

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 http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/come-and-sing-handel-highlights/

To book tickets, please call the Box Office on 0207 766 1100 or book online at http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/
There is a booking fee of £2.25 when booking online or by phone.

Book all three Come and Sing events (Christmas Choruses not included) together for £10 each.

 
24 March 2018

Come and Sing Brahms Requiem with Northampton Philharmonic Choir. St Michael's Church, Perry St, Northampton, NN1 4HL. Rehearsal 2.30pm, Concert 6pm. Ticket/Info: Box Office 07958 768661

 
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 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com
 
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 http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/come-and-sing-mozarts-masterpieces/

To book tickets, please call the Box Office on 0207 766 1100 or book online at http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/
There is a booking fee of £2.25 when booking online or by phone.

Book all three Come and Sing events (Christmas Choruses not included) together for £10 each.

 
3 November 2018

Come and Sing Handel's Four Coronation Anthems 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 and plentiful 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 £18.00 (including score hire) and free for students. Tickets for the evening performance are £5.00. Register at http://www.croydonbachchoir.org/events/come-and-sing-handels-coronation-anthems-info and email events@croydonbachchoir.org with any queries