Singing Courses & Choral Workshops & Training

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2018  
   
   
Various Dates

Singing Holidays in France


Singing holiday weeks in the most beautiful part of France

  • Morning sessions and afternoons workshops
  • time free for relaxing and sightseeing
  • repertoire from all style periods
  • vocal technique


    the relaxed pace of Southwest France in charming villages, famous sites and castles of the Lot / Dordogne within reach

  • sing in romanesque churches with stunning acoustics
  • stay in picturesque B&B’s or gites
  • excellent flight and train connections, car rental possibilities
  • Great food
    Prices from € 290.
    www.singingholidaysfrance.com

    For more information visit http://www.isingmag.com/singing-in-ancient-churches/

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    Dates negotiable Sing in Italy - A Choral Workshop for your choir. Maximum flexibility - you chose your tour dates and the length of you stay. Rehearse and sing with local choirs. Workshop programme tailored to your choir's requirements. The base for the choral workshops is the well-appointed Eremo dei Pietro e Paolo, a retreat house of the diocese of Brescia. Situated in the hills of Bienno, a small town always featured on the list of the most beautiful small towns of Italy. All bedrooms are ensuite. Full board or half board. No single room supplements. Budget flights to Bergamo (Orio al Serio) or British Airways flights to Verona. For more details and prices contact Anthony Weaver at Choirs beyond Dover; email retreats@dircon.co.uk  
     
    2 - 5 December 2018

    Mozart Requiem in Vienna directed by Jeremy Jackman Every two years, by invitation, we perform Mozart's Requiem in Vienna's Karlskirche with full Baroque orchestra and soloists. The concert takes place at midnight at the hour of Mozart's death. The Church is always packed and Vienna is surrounded by lavish Christmas markets. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/vienna-singing-holiday

     
    7 - 9 December 2018

    LIMITED PLACES REMAINING! Tim Knight Music Inaugural ‘Tudor England’ Tour, Whalley Abbey, nr Clitheroe, Lancashire. Join Tim Knight for an uplifting weekend singing music that lies at the heart of our English Heritage in the wonderful setting of Whalley Abbey Retreat.  The Retreat offers 4* accommodation set in the stunning grounds and ruins of a 14th Century Cistercian Abbey on the banks of the River Calder in the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland and is within easy access to motorway and rail networks. Tim Knight has been running singing events, workshops and tours for over 15 years and has built up a reputation for providing singers with a rewarding, educational and memorable experience singing fine music in fine venues throughout the UK, America and Europe (click here for more information and reviews). He is a keen ambassador for choral music and tradition and this journey with Tim will explore some the hidden repertoire of Advent and Christmas Music and include pieces by Tallis, Gibbons, Byrd, Child and Tomkins, with Tallis’ ‘Missa Puer natus est nobis’ being our featured piece (subject to all voice parts being available).

    Cost: £179.00 per person in either ensuite single, twin or double room and include meals stated in the brief itinerary. A deposit of £50.00 is required at the time of booking, with full payment required no later than 1st October 2018. Music packs and a full itinerary will be sent out in September/October.

    Brief Itinerary: Arrival Friday for dinner at 6.30pm and introduction to the weekend. Saturday - Breakfast, lunch and dinner with morning, afternoon and evening singing sessions. Sunday - Breakfast and lunch with morning singing session (either in the Abbey or local church). Depart after lunch.
    Please email mail@timknightmusic.com ASAP to request a booking form (please note: this event is for experienced choral singers and sight-readers).

     
    2019  
       
    8 January 2019

    Whitehall Choir conducted by Joanna Tomlinson present an Open rehearsal for Haydn’s The Creation at St Peter’s Eaton Square, SW1W 9AL (near Victoria Station) 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Ticket info – www.whitehallchoir.org. Introductory film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TODMHGiZ5NE

       
    12 January 2019

    Come and Sing Day with Cantemus Come and join Cantemus and our conductor, Huw Williams, for a hugely enjoyable day singing Brahms’ beautiful Requiem in the lovely space of Eglwys Dewi Sant in central Cardiff.  This event is open to ALL singers, regardless of experience, so whether you know the Requiem backwards, or are new to choral singing, we hope to see you there! More details here http://www.cantemus.co.uk/event/come-and-sing-day-brahms-requiem/

    Tickets £12 for adults, £6 for under 18s. Price includes hired scores. Registration and coffee from 09.30 for a 10am start. The day will end at 15.30. Singers are advised to bring a packed lunch.

    Tickets available from Ticketsource at www.ticketsource.co.uk/cantemus-chamber-choir

     
    26 January 2019

    City Chorus One Day Workshop – Rossini Petit Messe Solonnelle - 10.30am to 4.30pm at St Mary Moorfields, 4-5 Eldon Street, London EC2M 7LS.
    Workshop open to all, without audition. £20 for non members, refundable from your subscription should you join City Chorus. Music Scores provided. Places limited. To book please contact Dionne at membership@londoncitychorus.com. Join us to explore Rossini’s last great masterpiece, his Petit Messe Solonnelle.

    Throughout his long life as a composer Rossini had a special affinity with the voice. He wrote numerous operas, including William Tell, The Barber of Seville and The Italian Girl in Algiers but also composed five masses and a number of liturgical pieces and other church works. He was astonishingly successful during his lifetime with his works experiencing a revival in the 20th Century.

    The Petit Messe Solonnelle was written in 1864 for the dedication of the private chapel of Countess Pillet-Will. Rossini himself questioned whether the work was entirely sacred, given his preference for comic opera. It has moments of radiance and uninhibited joy but also a darker side hinting at death as the extinction of meaning. It is scored lightly for two pianos and harmonium and twelve voices, harking back in places to Palestrina and forward to Franck, Fauré and Poulenc.

    It is music of the soul which speaks directly to every member of the audience and singers will enjoy the creativity and craftmanship displayed in the work.

    City Chorus is a friendly, hard working choir, performing several times a year in beautiful venues in the City of London. We are a non-auditioning choir that performs a wide range of music, from sixteenth-century motets to modern choral compositions and arrangements. www.londoncitychorus.com

     

     

    16 February 2019 Exeter Philharmonic Choir Choral Workshop. Howard Ionascu will be leading a workshop on Haydn Creation at the Mint Methodist Church, Exeter. More information on www. exephil.org.uk.
     
    2 March 2019

    Singing Workshop: A Royal Occasion, led by James Vivian, Director of Music at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Join Petros Singers (in West London) for an afternoon celebrating 400 years’ worth of music written for and performed at the great royal occasions. The workshop will be led by James Vivian who, as one of the few people to have conducted at a major royal ceremonial event in recent years, and certainly the only person to have conducted at two, is uniquely qualified. James will lead singers through a selection of music associated with royal weddings, funerals and coronations including Parry’s I Was Glad and Zadok the Priest by Handel, amongst other favourites. 

    Tickets are £20 (concessions/under 28s £15) and include loan scores and refreshments. They should be booked in advance at www.wegottickets.com/petrossingers (no booking fee). Enquiries should be sent to tickets@petrossingers.org. Registration on the day starts at 1:30pm, workshop from 2-6pm. See www.petrossingers.org for full details.

     
    7 - 13 April 2019 The Rodolfus Foundation Junior Choral Course (Cheltenham) offer unique opportunities to children aged 8 - 15 to experience choral singing at a very high level. The course staff are all accomplished singers, and their voices join the young people to enable them to sing some of the great choral repertoire for four voices alongside excellent music written for the students’ higher voices. The proof of the success of the courses lies in the very high proportion of participants who return year after year, many of them attending multiple courses and bringing with them younger brothers and sisters. The culmination of the course is the final concert, which will combine a major work from the choral repertoire and lighter music. During the week the young singers will work hard at a range of music, both with their sectional tutors and as a whole group. Free time is equally important and a wide range of activities is organised every afternoon, with a strong emphasis on fun! As with the Choral Courses, the Junior Choral Courses are open to all, irrespective of school, and means-tested bursaries are available. Visit https://therodolfusfoundation.com/junior-choral-courses 
     
    27 April 2019

    Singing Day performing Opera Chorus at Southernhay URC Church, Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1QD starting at 9.30 am. More details https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-day-at-the-opera-registration-50223730530?

       
    30 May - 2 June 2019

    Le Chant des Oyseaux run a choral workshop in Alix (Beaujolais-France). The workshop is aimed at experienced singers. It will focus on Spanish Renaissance music by VICTORIA. Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland, musical director

    For more information : http://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr
     
    2 - 9 June 2019

    CoMA: Contemporary Music for All. Dionysian or Apollonian?  Rational, prudent and pure or prone to the appeals of your emotions and instincts?  Explore this and other aspects of yourself in Lethe, a music theatre production based on the mythical Greek underworld of the five rivers. Directed by Lore Lixenberg, singers, non-singers, instrumentalists and others who simply love being part of creative and exciting theatre can take part in this, the ultimate comedy of death. And where better than in an open amphitheatre next to the deep blue of the Aegean, based on the beautiful island of Kythira, birthplace of Aphrodite and haven for Paris and Helen on their escape to Troy.  Also, unique opportunity to play ping pong with the myths, wine and dine in the Greek manner, and release your Dionysian side! Full details at www.coma.org/lethe

     
    6 - 13 July 2019

    Le Chant des Oyseaux run a choral workshop in Arradon (Brittany-France). The workshop is aimed at experienced singers. It will focus on French music for women's choir from the Renaissance to the twentieth century featuring such composers as SERMISY, BERLIOZ, DEBUSSY and POULENC. Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland, musical director. For more information : http://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr

     
    14 - 22 July 2019 The Rodolfus Foundation Senior Choral Course (Eton) is for singers aged between 16 - 21 The main focus of each Choral Course is the choir made up of all participants, which prepares for  three main performances. There is an emphasis on preparing for University and other Choral Scholarships, and there are also sessions in sight-reading, aural tests and performance, alongside vocal master-classes, a cappella workshops and sessions with visiting conductors. Preparation for choral scholarships and advice on singing beyond school is given a high priority. Students receive individual singing lessons from experienced specialists. Lessons are also given in Alexander Technique. To achieve a balanced course, spaces have to be limited to about 20 sopranos, 12 altos and counter-tenors, 12 tenors, and 16 baritones/basses. Mezzo-sopranos are asked to sing alto in the choir. If you play an instrument, there is also the course orchestra which plays in the informal concert at the end of the week.  Visit https://therodolfusfoundation.com/choral-courses
     
    17 - 21 July 2019

    Flemish Evensong Tour Tour the historic churches, chapels and cathedrals of Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent and Leuven on a five-day choral course covering English church music from across the centuries. We'll sing three choral evensongs, a full choral eucharist and an international mass -- taking in three World Heritage Sites and bringing the best from the English cathedral tradition to Anglican congregations in Belgium. Read more and book now: https://flemishevensong.co.uk

     
    26 July - 3 August 2019 The Rodolfus Foundation Senior Choral Course (Eton) is for singers aged between 16 - 21. The main focus of each Choral Course is the choir made up of all participants, which prepares for  three main performances. There is an emphasis on preparing for University and other Choral Scholarships, and there are also sessions in sight-reading, aural tests and performance, alongside vocal master-classes, a cappella workshops and sessions with visiting conductors. Preparation for choral scholarships and advice on singing beyond school is given a high priority. Students receive individual singing lessons from experienced specialists. Lessons are also given in Alexander Technique. To achieve a balanced course, spaces have to be limited to about 20 sopranos, 12 altos and counter-tenors, 12 tenors, and 16 baritones/basses. Mezzo-sopranos are asked to sing alto in the choir. If you play an instrument, there is also the course orchestra which plays in the informal concert at the end of the week. Visit https://therodolfusfoundation.com/choral-courses
     
    28 July - 3 August 2019 The Rodolfus Foundation Junior Choral Course (Cheltenham) offer unique opportunities to children aged 8 - 15 to experience choral singing at a very high level. The course staff are all accomplished singers, and their voices join the young people to enable them to sing some of the great choral repertoire for four voices alongside excellent music written for the students’ higher voices. The proof of the success of the courses lies in the very high proportion of participants who return year after year, many of them attending multiple courses and bringing with them younger brothers and sisters. The culmination of the course is the final concert, which will combine a major work from the choral repertoire and lighter music. During the week the young singers will work hard at a range of music, both with their sectional tutors and as a whole group. Free time is equally important and a wide range of activities is organised every afternoon, with a strong emphasis on fun! As with the Choral Courses, the Junior Choral Courses are open to all, irrespective of school, and means-tested bursaries are available. Visit https://therodolfusfoundation.com/junior-choral-courses 
     
    15 - 21 August 2019 The Rodolfus Foundation Junior Choral Course (Wellington) offer unique opportunities to children aged 8 - 15 to experience choral singing at a very high level. The course staff are all accomplished singers, and their voices join the young people to enable them to sing some of the great choral repertoire for four voices alongside excellent music written for the students’ higher voices. The proof of the success of the courses lies in the very high proportion of participants who return year after year, many of them attending multiple courses and bringing with them younger brothers and sisters. The culmination of the course is the final concert, which will combine a major work from the choral repertoire and lighter music. During the week the young singers will work hard at a range of music, both with their sectional tutors and as a whole group. Free time is equally important and a wide range of activities is organised every afternoon, with a strong emphasis on fun! As with the Choral Courses, the Junior Choral Courses are open to all, irrespective of school, and means-tested bursaries are available. Visit https://therodolfusfoundation.com/junior-choral-courses 
     
    21 - 29 August 2019 The Rodolfus Foundation Senior Choral Course (Oxford) is for singers aged between 16 - 21. The main focus of each Choral Course is the choir made up of all participants, which prepares for  three main performances. There is an emphasis on preparing for University and other Choral Scholarships, and there are also sessions in sight-reading, aural tests and performance, alongside vocal master-classes, a cappella workshops and sessions with visiting conductors. Preparation for choral scholarships and advice on singing beyond school is given a high priority. Students receive individual singing lessons from experienced specialists. Lessons are also given in Alexander Technique. To achieve a balanced course, spaces have to be limited to about 20 sopranos, 12 altos and counter-tenors, 12 tenors, and 16 baritones/basses. Mezzo-sopranos are asked to sing alto in the choir. If you play an instrument, there is also the course orchestra which plays in the informal concert at the end of the week. Visit https://therodolfusfoundation.com/choral-courses
     
    22 - 30 August 2019 The Rodolfus Foundation Senior Choral Course (Cambridge) is for singers aged between 16 - 21. The main focus of each Choral Course is the choir made up of all participants, which prepares for  three main performances. There is an emphasis on preparing for University and other Choral Scholarships, and there are also sessions in sight-reading, aural tests and performance, alongside vocal master-classes, a cappella workshops and sessions with visiting conductors. Preparation for choral scholarships and advice on singing beyond school is given a high priority. Students receive individual singing lessons from experienced specialists. Lessons are also given in Alexander Technique. To achieve a balanced course, spaces have to be limited to about 20 sopranos, 12 altos and counter-tenors, 12 tenors, and 16 baritones/basses. Mezzo-sopranos are asked to sing alto in the choir. If you play an instrument, there is also the course orchestra which plays in the informal concert at the end of the week. Visit https://therodolfusfoundation.com/choral-courses
     
    17 - 20 October 2019

    Choral Workshop on Lake Garda / Italy - Mozart's Coronation Mass - Choral Workshop with Concert - International Oratorio Choir
    The International Oratorio Choir (Artistic Director Peter Laskowski) is a project choir, with which you may again perform the oratorios you know in an international lineup. The Coronation Mass in C major (KV 317) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was most probably composed for the Easter service of 1779 at the Salzburg Cathedral. Immediately after his death this church composition, which was probably Mozart’s most popular, became the preferred mass setting for services at imperial and royal coronations as well as at thanksgiving services. The festive symphonic elements and the clear separation of solo and choir voices are typical of this mass. Through its musical expressiveness it surpasses all other Salzburg masses.

    Who can take part in the project?
     - groups of at least 10 persons

    What are the terms and conditions for singers?
    - own choral scores (published by Breitkopf & Härtel) of Coronation Mass (W. A. Mozart)
    - some rough knowledge of the piece (e.g. having worked through it yourself or indeed having performed it on a previous occasion)
    - commitment to attend all the rehearsals throughout the project phase

    More information here: https://www.choral-workshops.com/choral-workshop-mozart-coronation-mass/