Singing Courses & Choral Workshops & Training

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2019  
   
   
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  
     
    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
     
    7 September 2019

    Work shop and Sing thorough of Handel’s Messiah with Whitehall Choir conducted by Joanna Tomlinson with pianist Michael Higgins. Church of the Holy Spirit, Clapham, London SW4 9JU

    Tickets/Info: Here’s an introductory film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNetQYvG2Xo. Tickets available at: www.whitehallchoir.org
     
    14 September 2019 Come and Sing with John Rutter, St Nicholas Church, Kent. The Friends of St Mary’s Church Sundridge are very pleased to announce that John Rutter is coming to Sevenoaks again for a Come and Sing day. John Rutter is probably the world’s most important living choral composer and very much in demand, as you might expect. We are very excited and delighted that he has accepted our invitation for the third time. More details https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/kent/st-nicholas-church/john-rutter-come-and-sing-day-in-sevenoaks-14th-september-2019/e-daxbmg
     
    21 September 2019

    Choral Workshop - Haydn's Creation. Do you enjoy singing? London Pro Arte Choir invites you to come and explore selected choruses from the Creation. Have fun and improve your singing skills with like-minded people. Saturday 21 September 2019   – 9.30am to 5.00pm. St. Michael’s Church, Flower Lane, Mill Hill Broadway NW7 2JA. Registration at 9.30 to 10am – morning and afternoon sessions with lunch – sing-through at 4pm
    Scores, lunch and refreshments will be provided

    Improve your singing skills woith Tom Winpenny, Musical Director of LPAC amd Assistant Master of Music at St Albans Cathedral; Tom Appleton, co-founder of the Come and Sing Company, former member of the Monteverdi Choir and BBC Proms soloist; Cahrles Andrews, piano accompanist for LPAC

    The musical team will guide partipants in voice production and singing vocal runs; breath control and support techniques; good diction and pronunciation of text.

    At the end of the day there will be an informal sing-through of the choruses we have been studying. Family and friends will be welcome to come and listen.

    Cost - for the one-day workshop including lunch, refreshments and hire of scores:
    £20, or £10 for students. Registration and payment – please go to our website www.lpac.org.uk/creation

     
    21 September 2019 Sing Victorian Anthems in Bronte Country, Haworth, West Yorkshire. Come and sing the perfect music for this beautiful Victorian Church in a glorious village steeped in history. What better way to spend our final sing day of 2019, singing some of the very fine Victorian Anthems by Parry, Elgar, Goss and Stainer, focussing on Parry’s 'Blest Pair of sirens'. Led by Tim Knight, this will be a fun workshop day culminating in an informal performance at teatime. There will be plenty of time for lunch and tea in the array of cafes and plenty of time to visit the gift shops! You can find out more about Tim Knight via our website www.timknightmusic.com.

     

    Registration at 9:45 AM – finish around 4.30PM (please refer to our website booking page for a full day’s itinerary. St Michael's Church, Haworth, 125 Main St, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8DR, UK Pricing: Singers Tickets - £15.00 each to include hire of music for the day. Please note: sight-reading capability is required (music will be sent out in advance for an additional £3.00 postage charge): Book now directly via this link... 

    https://www.timknightmusic.com/events/come-and-sing-victorian-music

    N:B: attend this event and get a £5.00 voucher off a future Tim Knight Music sing day

     
    28 September 2019 Singing Day with John Rutter - Wakefield. The Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir is thrilled that John Rutter is coming to Wakefield on Saturday 28th September to lead a fun-filled and inspirational day of singing. Widely regarded as the UK's leading living composer of choral music, John's works have achieved worldwide popularity. This singing day will include a mix of John’s own works and sacred anthems by other composers. Visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/john-rutter-singing-day-tickets-58953022076?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
     
    5 October 2019 Singing Day with John Rutter - Edinburgh Another sell-out Come and Sing is guaranteed as the ever-popular John Rutter returns to Scotland for a special event for Waverley Care’s 30th anniversary year. Early booking is recommended! Visit https://www.waverleycare.org/rutter
     
    18 - 20 October 2019

    Sing African and Gospel at Newfield Hall, Malhamdale, North Yorkshire - Friday 18 - 20 October inclusive (leaving on the 21st) Suitable for all levels, we will sing a variety of African music and explore some lovely gospel harmonies with an opportunity to try some improvisation.  Chris Hale is running singing holiday breaks with HF Holidays around the UK - this is a very friendly holiday company and their ethos is on creating an atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable, whether they are holidaying alone or with a friend or partner. All holidays are offered with full board and the food is excellent. Guests have the afternoon free to explore the area. Full details can be found at http://www.hfholidays.co.uk

     
    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/

     
    18 - 21 October 2019

    TIM KNIGHT MUSIC SINGING HOLIDAY- WHITCHESTER CHRISTIAN GUEST HOUSE, HAWICK, TD9 7LN

    For our third singing holiday, we are delighted to invite experienced singers to join us at Whitchester Christian Guest House and Centre, which is a non-denominational 19th Century house in a peaceful setting of three acres of grounds and woodland on the Scottish Borders near the town of Hawick. Whitchester grow as much of their own fruit and vegetables on site as they can in their walled garden, which means seasonal produce features regularly in their meals! The house is just off the A7 and served by an Edinburgh and Carlisle Rail Link Bus which regularly goes to stops nearby. Local bus routes connect the historic Borders towns making the untamed countryside of the Scottish Borders on the doorstep to explore.

    In this tranquil and atmospheric setting, Tim Knight will work on developing small group singing and confidence and will use music from all parts of Europe! Tim Knight is a keen ambassador for choral music and tradition and 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. This had led to consistent repeat bookings and excellent reviews from participants of his events (see below).

    Cost:             £279.00 per person (for an ensuite single or twin room)
                           £259.00 per person Early bird booking fee if deposit paid by 28th February 2019
    Please note – accommodation is very limited at this venue so early booking is advised!

    Itinerary:      Friday        -     4pm arrival, refreshments, dinner, introductory singing session
                         Saturday   -      Breakfast, singing sessions, lunch and dinner
                         Sunday     -      Breakfast, singing sessions, free time to explore area, dinner.
                         Monday     -      Breakfast and departure thereafter.

    Costs includes meals stated in the itinerary above (please note timings are flexible to suit the groups requirements). A deposit of £50.00 is required at the time of booking, with full payment required no later than 1st July 2019. A full itinerary and music packs will be sent in advance of the event.

    Please email mail@timknightmusic.com ASAP to request a booking form.

     
    21 - 24 October 2019

    Sing out Sister! at Newfield Hall, Malhamdale, North Yorkshire - Monday 21 - 24 October inclusive (leaving on the 25th). For ladies only - singing a selection of songs made famous by girl groups of the 50s and 60s - think Andrews Sisters, Ronettes, Crystals, Supremes ........ you will need some experience of singing in a group as some of these harmonies are very close and you need to hold on to your line! We will be singing a cappella with some piano chord support on occasions.   Chris Hale is running singing holiday breaks with HF Holidays around the UK - this is a very friendly holiday company and their ethos is on creating an atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable, whether they are holidaying alone or with a friend or partner. All holidays are offered with full board and the food is excellent. Guests have the afternoon free to explore the area. Full details can be found at http://www.hfholidays.co.uk

     

    8 - 10 November 2019

    An Introduction to Sight Singing at Peveril of the Peak, Dovedale, Derby - Friday 8 - 10 November (leaving on the 11th). Introduce yourself to the studies of reading music.  You will learn the basics of reading music in a fun and relaxed learning environment and progress will be gentle! At the end of the holiday you would have learnt to identify basic rhythms, understand the terminology and become more aware of how the notes on the page match the notes you're singing. Suitable for beginners. No sight-reading necessary.  Chris Hale is running singing holiday breaks with HF Holidays around the UK - this is a very friendly holiday company and their ethos is on creating an atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable, whether they are holidaying alone or with a friend or partner. All holidays are offered with full board and the food is excellent. Guests have the afternoon free to explore the area. Full details can be found at http://www.hfholidays.co.uk
     
    19 January 2020 John Rutter Come and Sing - Nottingham. After the huge success of the 2019 Come and Sing with John Rutter, there have been many requests for a repeat workshop, so John Rutter will be returning to the Royal Concert Hall for another great day of singing.

    If you love singing and can read a bit of music, this inspiring workshop is for you. Led by the celebrated composer and conductor John Rutter, Come and Sing is an afternoon of choral singing designed to lift the spirits. The music will be a mixture of old and new, including some of John Rutter’s own well-loved choral works. Visit https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/come-and-sing-with-john-rutter/