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

   
2018  
   
15 January 2018

Open Rehearsal with The English Arts Chorale, conductor Leslie Olive. All singers are welcome to come to an Open Rehearsal on Monday 15th January, at Wray Common Primary School, Kendal Close, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0LR at 7.40 pm.  Our rehearsals are normally at the above venue on Mondays from 7.40 pm - 10.00 pm.  We are currently preparing for a recording project as well as two performances of Britten's War Requiem at Winchester Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey. Interested?
Free entry - just come along.  Parking available at the school. Further details at: "www.englisharts.org"

 
16 January 2018

Whitehall Choir are looking for enthusiastic and talented singers. Why not come along to our open rehearsal of Brahms Requiem on Tuesday, 16 January, 6:30pm at St Peter's, Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AL . Rehearsals are normally on Tuesdays, from 6.30pm to 9pm in the Parish Hall on the 2nd floor above St Peter's, Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AL, near to Victoria Station. Next term starts on Tuesday, 9 January and you can come along then if you can’t make the 16th. Full details and an introductory film are at: www.whitehallchoir.org.uk.

 
20 January 2018 Come and Sing Motets by J S Bach with the Oriel Singers. Holy Apostles, Cheltenham 10am - 4pm with performance at 5pm. Registration at www.orielsingers.org.uk Tickets £25.00 (£12.50 for students) Performance free admission with retiring collection.
 
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 Mozart Requiem with Stone Choral Society on Saturday 20th January 2018 at St Michael’s Church, Stone, ST15 8AA. Registration will start at 2pm and the rehearsal will run from 2:30 pm until 6 pm. There will be a break midafternoon and an interval before the concert at 7 pm. As is traditional with Stone Choral Society, there will be plenty of cake! The cost for the workshop will be £10 and if you require a score, £2 extra. Please register by 13th January, if one is required. The tickets for the concert are £5. To register for the workshop and book tickets for the concert, please phone Chris Horwill, 01889 270529 or email: tickets@stonechoral.org.uk. www.stonechoral.org.uk www.facebook.com/stonechoral
 
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 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/419147, or on the door.

 
27 January 2018

Come and Sing Mozart Requiem with Hampstead Chorus and guests. Great Hall, University College School, Frognal, London NW3 2TN. Rehearsal for singers (please bring your own score) 2pm, performance 7pm. : Admission by donation (incl for singers), in aid of Marie Curie Hospice Hampstead. Further information on http://hampsteadchorus.org.uk/come-and-sing-in-aid-of-marie-curie-27-january-2018/

 
27 January 2018

Come and Sing Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius with Vivace Chorus at  Normandy Village Hall, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, GU3 2DD.The Dream of Gerontius; a wonderful gift to choral singers. His setting of Newman’s uplifting and moving journey of a man’s soul from death, through God’s judgement and into purgatory features some of Elgar’s most beautiful writing.

Our Come and Sing 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. Registration available at www.vivacechorus.org Registration starts at 10am. Singing begins 10:30am.

 
27 January 2018

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 and Sing Verdi Requiem - All Saints Church, Hoole CH2 3HZ - 11.00am-6.30pm

Our annual choral workshop is an opportunity for all singers, to rehearse and perform Verdi’s Requiem with Chester Bach Singers.
The Chester Bach Singers January workshops have become legendary across the North, with singers coming from places as distant as Newcastle and Aberystwyth, many returning year after year. In 2018 we invite you to Come and Sing Verdi’s Requiem! This is a choral piece like no other, dramatic, very lyrical and full of lung-bursting phrases for the singer – a chance to shake off your post-Christmas blues! Chester Bach Singers and guests will perform all the choral and soloist with choir movements of the work alongside four exciting young vocal talents as soloists. The Chester Bach Singers workshops are known for the high standards achieved in a short time under the baton of seasoned conductor, Martin Bussey. Workshop fee £18 (£10 for full time students). Hire Score £2 [Ricordi Edition] Lunch of Soup and a roll £3 [if pre-ordered in advance] Audience ticket £5 (no charge for under 12s)
BOOKINGS – please book by 13th January 2018 to ensure your space
http://www.chesterbachsingers.org.uk/27-jan-2018/ https://www.facebook.com/events/474711209563945/

 
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
 
3 February 2018

Come and Sing John Rutter’s "The Gift of Life" with Southport Bach Choir in a day’s workshop on First performed in New York in February 2017, the work was given its first UK performance by the SBC in June this year (2017). It is a six-movement choral celebration of the living earth, of creation, and of life itself, offering a kaleidoscope of moods from contemplative and prayerful to majestic and inspirational. The music ranges from relatively simple to complex, from lyrical to dynamic, and is very rewarding to sing.

Under the guidance of Marc Murray, the SBC’s Director of Music, and with the assistance of Robert Woods on the organ, this is sure to be an inspiring and satisfying day of music-making. There will of course be the usual splendid sandwich lunch available for those want it, and the usual magnificent array of cakes!

Emmanuel Church on Cambridge Road, Southport, has proved to be a super venue for a ‘come and sing’, with the church hall available for lunch and tea. We have learned from the experience of last year that we need to provide coffee/tea before the day gets under way, as people are likely to have travelled some distance, and this is reflected in the timings below.

10.00 to 10.45 – Arrival and Registration in the Church Hall (coffee and biscuits available).

10.45 to 12.15 – Rehearsal in the Church

12.15 to 1.15  –   Lunch in the Church Hall

1.15 to 2.30 –    Rehearsal in the Church

2.30 to 3.00 –   Tea and biscuits in the Church Hall

3.00 to 4.00 –   Final rehearsal

4.15 to 5.00 –    Performance

If you would like to attend this event, please complete the Booking form and return it with the full amount payable by 23rd January 2018 to SBC Come and Sing 2018, 29 Clovelly Drive, Southport PR8 3AJ.

We look forward to seeing and making music with you.

 
3 February 2018

Come & Sing – Dyson: Nebuchadnezzar. Wooburn Singers invite you to join them to sing this rarely performed work,
also Parry: I was Glad At: Dr Challoner’s High School for Girls, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB 
Doors open 09.45 for 10.30 downbeat. Run-through performance to family & friends at 5pm. £20 (<18s £5) includes tea & coffee & music hire. Ploughmen’s lunches available to pre-order (£6). More details & registration forms at www.wooburnsingers.org.uk   or email ComeandSing@wooburnsingers.org.uk

 
10 February 2018

Come and Sing Mozart’s Requiem with Birmingham Bach Choir
We start at 2.00pm in Selly Oak Methodist Church, Birmingham B29 6HT, and shall have a workshop on MOZART'S REQUIEM with our conductor Paul Spicer and the 'orchestra' provided by Alex Mason on piano. Tea and the choir’s famous home made cakes will fortify us for the ‘performance’ at 5.00pm. Singers: £14, music hire £2. For booking: www.birmingham.bachchoir.com

 
10 February 2018

Come and Sing CARMINA BURANA with Hampstead Chamber Choir. St. Saviour’s Church, Eton Road, Hampstead NW3 4SQ
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ticket/Info: £13 before Feb 1st, £15 afterwards. Optional music hire £2. Food available for purchase. Information on website http://hampsteadchamberchoir.org

 
10 February 2018 Come and Sing Faure's Requiem, St Laurence Church, Catford, hosted by the Choir of St Laurence, Catford - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/come-and-sing-faures-requiem-tickets-41182508993
 
17 February 2018 Come and Sing George Sheraring's Shakespeare Songs with the Downland Chorale. De Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, Caterham, Surrey CR3 5YX. 11am - 6pm. (Registration 10.30 am) Free Informal concert at 5pm. Tickets £12.50 (including score hire). Bring your own packed lunch - drinks provided. Contact Downland Chorale on: 07729 618226 or email downlandchorale@hotmail.co.uk
 
24 February 2018

Come and Sing with the Ionian Singers. Lambeth Mission, Lambeth Road, SE1 7DQ 2.00pm – 6.00pm. Looking for a change from Fauré's Requiem and Beethoven's 9th? Come and join The Ionian Singers for an afternoon of something different, under the direction of our charismatic conductor, the composer Timothy Salter. The Ionian Singers is a chamber choir performing music from the Renaissance to the present day. We sing motets, anthems part-songs,folk-songs and contemporary choral music, mostly unaccompanied but regularly including music that incorporates some unusual instrumental ensembles.


Our speciality is singing 'the music that other choirs don't sing' or, to put it more formally, 'less-familiar or unjustly-neglected repertoire'.
We would love to welcome you to our musical afternoon. We'll provide copies of music by Tallis, Byrd, Stanford, Elgar, Brahms, Skempton, Rubbra, folk-song arrangements and others. All you need is enthusiasm, an open mind and reasonable sight-reading skills. To take part please emailinfo@ioniansingers.co.uk or ring 07950 143 916 by Friday 9 February.

 
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.

 

 
3 March 2018

Come and Sing Fauré and Duruflé Requiems with East London Chorus led by ELC’s Music Director Jessica Norton and Associate Music Director Joanna Tomlinson.

Join us for a day-long vocal and choral technique workshop The day will explore the Fauré and Duruflé Requiems, culminating in an informal performance.

Venue: St John’s Church, Stratford, London E15 1NG (Directions.)

Time: 10:00 (registration) - 17:00. Cost: £25, including music hire and refreshments.

More information: www.eastlondonchorus.org.uk To book your place, email workshop@eastlondonchorus.org.uk, stating your voice part.

 
3 March 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

 
17 March 2018

Come & Sing Bernstein Musicals  conducted by David Wordsworth. Choral arrangements from West Side Story /Candide/1600 Pennsylvania Avenue/ Wonderful Town etc…
Participants – details from St John’s Smith Square. 10.30 am - 5.00 pmThe day will culminate in an informal performance at 6.00pm

Participants £12 (£8) Audience £10 (£5)

Booking 020 7222 1061 Monday to Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm £2.75 booking fee applies. Online Booking sjss.org.uk £1.75 booking fee applies

 
18 March 2018 Come and Sing Karl Jenkins´ The Armed Man under the baton of Howatd Ionascu. The vent is part of the 2018 Barnes Music Festival. Registratio, 11.30 at the Kitson Hall, Kitson Road, Barnes. After lunch (not provided) we move yo St Mary´s Barnes, Church Road, Barnes for further rejearsals and Performance. Dress code applies. Scores can be hired for the day. Singers £20.00 score hire is £2.Audience tickets £10.00. Application form www.barnesmusicfestival.com or email comeandsing@barnesmusicfestival.com
 
24 March 2018

Come and Sing: Messiah Join current choristers, past members and friends of Morland Chorister’s Camp for a Come and Sing workshop of Handel's choral masterpiece Messiah, run by Don Gilthorpe (Lancaster Priory, Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy and Church Music Director of Morland Choristers' Camp). Money is being raised for Morland Church and Morland Choristers' Camp bursary fund. A charge of £5 per singer will be added to a retiring collection. 

Rehearsal: 12.30pm – 5.30pm
Performance: 7.00pm
St Lawrence’s Church, Morland, Penrith, Cumbria

Please bring your own refreshments for the break before the performance. 
Optional extra chorus rehearsal will take place in Morland Church 12.30-3.30pm on Sunday 11th March.
If you are interested in singing, please email stekeogh@hotmail.com with the following details: 
- Name
- Voice part
- Whether you own your own score (NOVELLO - Watkins Shaw)
- Whether you can attend both rehearsals


For further information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/144947196140331/

 
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

 
14 April 2018

Parnham Voices - Come and Sing - a capella workshop at St John’s, West Bay, DT6 4EY. The day will start at 10 am, with registration and finish at approximately 5.30, with an informal performance in aid of Julia’s House, Dorset and Wiltshire’s Children’s Hospice.

The day will be led by Peter Adcock, a freelance classical musician who studied the piano with the director of keyboard studies at London’s Royal Academy of Music, the flute at Dartington College, and the organ at Exeter Cathedral, before reading music as organ and academic music scholar at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. He regularly conducts the Exeter-based chamber choir ExeVox, is the assistant director of Taunton-based choir Amici, and répétiteur of the Exeter Festival Chorus and the annual Shaldon Festival.  A booklet of all the music to be studied will be provided on the day, for you to keep.  Pieces will include: Plorate filii Israel - Giacomo Carissimi; Hear My Prayer O Lord - Henry Purcell; Lay a Garland - Robert Pearsall; Abendlied - Josef Rheinberger; All My Trials - arr. Peter Adcock.

The cost of the day will be £15 to include light refreshments and the booklet of music. For more information and an application form visit our website: www.parnham.org or e-mail pvc@alfx.com.

 
21 April 2018

Come and Sing Messiah – Tyndale Baptist Church, Bristol 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

This C&S is specifically aimed at singers who already have a pretty good knowledge the Messiah rather than an introduction to the work. It will be of great value to anyone wishing to aim at performance level Messiah, rather than a chance to learn from scratch. The workshop will be led by the renowned Hilary Campbell.  Hilary is a freelance choral specialist based in London where she directs many choirs. She is also Musical Director of Bristol Choral Society.
Tickets £15 (under 18’s £7.50) to include score hire, hot drink and cake.

To book please call Sarah on 0117 962 3223 or email comeandsing@bristolchoral.co.uk
 
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.

 

 
4 July 2018

Come & Sing American Choral Classics  - Thomson, Barber, Lauidsen, Copland, Bernstein, Sondheim and Ives


Participants – details of rehearsals etc…   - from the venue. Please visit www.sjss.org.uk/community for more information about rehearsal times.

Concert £12.00 (£8.00) Paricipants £10.00 (£5.00) 50% off concert ticketswhen purchasing a participant place.

 
7 July 2018

Come and Sing – RUTTER Requiem – Ss Peter & Paul Church, Deddington, Oxon - 10.00am to 5.30pm
Warriner Choral Society are pleased to host a Come & Sing Workshop day.
Under the baton of WCS' musical Director Martin Quinn you will work through John Rutter's stunning Requiem, culminating in an informal performance for friends and family at the end of the day.  
9:15am - Registration opens
10am - Workshop commences 
1pm - 2pm - Lunch
4:45pm - Final run through to which friends and family are welcome to attend.
5.30pm close

There will be breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon -  Tea, Coffee, and Cakes provided!
Cost:£20 per singer (includes score hire)

Booking
Preferred option is for you complete the simple booking form online http://www.warrinerchoralsociety.co.uk/comeandsing and pay safely and securely online, using a debit/credit card.

 
14 October 2018

Come & Sing Bernstein Chichester Psalms with the Addison Chamber Choir & David Wordsworth
Participants – details of rehearsals etc…   - from the venue www.sjss.org.uk Box Office 020 7222 1061