Singing Courses & Choral Workshops & Training
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Singing Holidays in France
|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 email@example.com|
|17 - 24 June 2018||
June Week for Advanced Singers in Avila directed by David Skinner. We will return to our much loved city of Avila for another week of unaccompanied Renaissance gorgeousness, this time with David Skinner. A good standard of sight-reading is required and singers will be asked to complete a more detailed application form. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/avila-singing-holiday
|21 June 2018||
Barcarolle Choir and its Music director Sam Evans present two singing workshops at the French Protestant Church, 8-9 Soho Square, W1D 3QD
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|30 June 2018||
Jubilate Choir Choral Workshop St Matthew's Church, Chichester Road, Croydon, CR0 5NQ. Vivaldi Gloria and Rutter Gloria. Scores will be provided.
|30 June 2018||
Come and Sing Faure Requiem; The workshop will comprise vocal training, teamwork and performance in the company of others who love choral music. This will be a day for improving your singing skills in a friendly atmosphere. Westonbirt School, Tetbury GL8 8QG
We invite you to come and sing with us. You’ll meet Jules Addison and Lorraine Wild and take part in an engaging rehearsal of Faure’s Requiem. You'll meet other musically-minded people from across Gloucestershire, enjoy small workshop opportunities and find out more about find out more about a new Chamber Choir launching in September 2018. We’ll give you details of our inaugural season so you can join and/or support us.
|1 - 8 July 2018||
Sing Brahms Requiem in Dresden directed by Colin Durrant. Dresden was a huge hit during our first visit last year and was heavily oversubscribed. With a four-star hotel backing onto the River Elbe, great museums, exquisite architecture, and a visit to the Meissen porcelain workshops it's no surprise. Here is a second chance to experience all this. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/dresden-singing-holiday
|7 - 14 July 2018||
Le Chant des Oyseaux - Choral workshop in southern Brittany, France. Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland
|13 - 15 July 2018||
Choral Weekend with Jonathan Willcocks -
Tutor: Jonathan Willcocks
|15 - 22 July 2018||
A Week in Budapest directed by Patrick Craig. This will be our third visit to the exotic Hungarian capital. Expect dinner on a Danube cruiser, great scenery, good food and wine, and a week of pleasant, good-humoured, music-making under the baton of Patrick Craig. The week will feature a mix of Renaissance and more recent repertoire More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/budapest-singing-holiday
|21 - 22 July 2018||
Join a mass choir of singers of all ages and abilities to perform in a concert in celebration of the 65th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne. Singers will receive expert tuition from leading professional soloists who will perform in the concert. The programme will include Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Parry’s I was Glad among other Coronation-themed goodies.
Spend the weekend learning these works through a series of workshops and sectionals and gain top singing tips from our professional choral singers. The weekend culminates in a concert with the children of the Britten Music Course in Gresham’s Memorial Chapel at the Senior School in Holt on the opening weekend of the Holt Festival.
This non-residential weekend runs from 9am – 6pm on Saturday 21 July and from 9am on Sunday 22 July followed by a concert at 4.30pm.
£40 inclusive of all tuition, score hire, tea and coffee throughout the weekend. Gresham’s Memorial Chapel, Senior School, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA. Contact Mrs Fiona Ross firstname.lastname@example.org
|22 - 28 July 2018||
Paul Spicer’s English Choral Experience Abbey Dore Week, Herefordshire. A week of fine choral singing, excellent food and convivial company in the magically situated Dore Abbey. Experience an inspirational choral course under the leadership of renowned choral conductor, Paul Spicer, with the opportunity to join the course Consort. With an extensive multi media exhibition, this week becomes a mini Arts Festival. For more information and to book: www.englishchoralexperience.co.uk/AD-course.php
|28 July - 4 August 2018||
Le Chant des Oyseaux - Choral workshop in Occitania, southern France. Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland
|5 - 12 August 2018||
Assisi Summer School directed by David Skinner. This will be the last Assisi week directed by David Skinner for a while so don’t miss it. We will study a carefully selected programme of unaccompanied Early Music masterpieces concluding with a concert in the Basilica of San Francesco. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/assisi-singing-holiday
|18 August 2018||
Come & Sing! Opera Chorus Workshops with Waterperry Opera Festival Director Bertie Baigent, a rising star on the UK conducting scene, across the weekend, giving attendees a chance to learn an opera chorus with him and sing it through with the Festival’s orchestra-in-residence, the London Young Sinfonia. www.waterperryoperafestival.co.uk/talksworkshops
|18 August - 1 September 2018||
The Berwang International Holiday Music Course combines intensive music making with a holiday based in the village of Berwang in the Austrian Tyrol. All music sessions are held in English. The course consists of a choir, a string orchestra and a wind ensemble who sometimes work independently and sometimes in a variety of combinations. The main work for 2018 is Haydn’s Nelson Mass which will be performed in the village church and again as part of a service at Stams Abbey. We will also rehearse/perform a wide variety of music from a range of periods and in various styles. New for 2018 is a junior choir for children aged 6-13, those aged 14 and over are welcome to join the main choir/instrumental groups.
Should family or friends wish to join us for the holiday activities, but not take part in the music sessions, we have a category known as Listeners who will be made very welcome. A variety of accommodation is on offer to suit all pockets. For further details, or to book a place, please visit www.musicholiday.com or email email@example.com.
|19 August 2018||Come & Sing! Opera Chorus Workshops with Waterperry Opera Festival Director Bertie Baigent, a rising star on the UK conducting scene, across the weekend, giving attendees a chance to learn an opera chorus with him and sing it through with the Festival’s orchestra-in-residence, the London Young Sinfonia. www.waterperryoperafestival.co.uk/talksworkshops|
|19 - 24 August 2018||
English Summer School, Bath directed by Nigel Perrin Based in the beautiful and historic City of Bath we will work on an exclusively English programme concentrating on the music of Purcell and his contemporaries. There will be opportunities for solo and semi-chorus work. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/bath-singing-holiday
|20 - 30 August 2018||Università degli Studi di Genova CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE DI STUDI ITALIANI Summer Vocal Course for Solo and Choral Singers « PAROLE e MUSICA » August 20 – 30, 2018 Pergolesi, Durante, the delight of Neapolitan School application deadline : June 30, 2018 For the fifth year the University of Genua (Italy) offers a ten days camp aimed at learning, improving and performing italian language and vocal music. There will be opportunities for singers, chorus members and both for those with and without formal training. Two projects will run side by side ; one to stage a choice of solo arias from operas, oratorios or chamber music and the second to sing italian choir music selected from works of Neapolitan Masters. Instruction will focus on the core fundamentals of singing in italian, breathing, prononciation and diction. The course will take place at the lovely Santa Margherita Ligure, inside the Tigullio bay and is suited to all ages. Our choice is not to audition singers and provide an open access. Places will be limited (only 24 participants will be admitted) so register early to be sure of your place; the course, hosted at the historic villa Durazzo (XVIth) will culminate in a choral concert, free, on Thursday 30 August, 9pm, at villa Durazzo featuring pianist Teodoro. For details Contact the University of Genova : in France : in Italy : e-mail : Palazzo dell’Università firstname.lastname@example.org Via Balbi, 5 - 20126 Genova phone : +33(0)652294477 tel. : +39 010 2099867 or tel : +39 010 2099868 fax : 0039 010 2099869|
|26 August - 1 September 2018||
Singers Abroad, which launches this year with a week in beautiful Friuli in north-east Italy. The course is for choral singers of all ages, and includes five days of singing, culminating in a concert on the Friday evening in one of the oldest churches in the region. Accommodation is provided in 4-star Eurohotel Palace Maniago, and the course includes four group meals together, opening and closing drinks receptions, and visits to nearby UNESCO World Heritage sites Lake Barcis, Cellina Gorge, Cividale del Friuli and the Nonino grappa distillery!
|30 August - 2 September 2018||Singing Retreat at Old Swinford Hospital with Hannah Brine
Love singing? Want to immerse yourself in wonderful surroundings and make music with a friendly and welcoming group of singers from all backgrounds? Then we would love for you to join Hannah Brine's Singing Retreat 2018 at Old Swinford Hospital, near Birmingham (www.oshsch.com) from the 30th August to 2nd September 2018.
|1 September 2018||
Trowbridge Chorus Choral Workshop. St.James’ Church, Trowbridge, BA14 8RU. 2.00 p.m. – 5 p.m. New singers of all voices welcome. £7.00 includes hire of scores. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Coronation Mass K317; Handel – Zadok the Priest. Tchaikovsky – Crown of Roses. Enquiries : 01225 765573. Registered Charity No.293240.
|2 - 9 September 2018||
Church Music of the Portuguese Masters, Evora directed by David Allinson. The walled city of Évora and, in particular, its stunning cathedral, is the epicentre of the ‘Golden Age’ of Portuguese polyphony. We will study music by the three greatest composers of the time, Manuel Cardoso, Duarte Lobo and Filipe de Magalhães, and sing a concert in the cathedral. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/evora-singing-holiday
|15 September 2018||
Choral Workshop - Handel's Messiah: Do you enjoy singing? London Pro Arte Choir invites you to come and explore selected choruses from Messiah. Have fun and improve your singing skills with like-minded people
Improve your singing skills with
Tom Winpenny, Music Director of LPAC and Assistant Master of the Music at St. Alban’s Cathedral www.tomwinpenny.org
Tom Appleton, co-founder of the Come and Sing Company, former member of the Monteverdi Choir and BBC Proms soloist www.comeandsingcompany.co.uk
Charles Andrews, piano accompanist for LPAC
The musical team will guide participants in voice production and singing vocal runs breath control and support techniques good diction and pronunciation of text 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:
|22 - 23 September 2018||
Paul Spicer’s ECE Camerata in Durham Castle, County Durham.
Be one of around 30 experienced singers joining the renowned choral conductor, Paul Spicer, to perfect and perform choral chamber music in the stunning setting of Durham Castle, which together with Durham Cathedral, forms one of the most famous vistas in Britain and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
|23 - 30 September 2018||
Osborne Sherry Summer School, Spain directed by Jeremy Jackman Based near Jerez in the heart of the Spanish sherry region we will enjoy a week of sun, sea - and sherry. We will enjoy tastings of award-winning sherry and Iberian ham and pay a visit to nearby Cadiz and Gibralter. There will be a choice of four-star and five-star accomodation. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/cadiz-singing-holiday
|10 - 14 October 2018||
The Glory of Venice This popular long weekend is always fully booked so stand by in January to apply in good time. We stay in the best part of Venice, near to all the sights but away from the crowds. And we get to sing Venetian music in Venice. No wonder it's so successful. Pictures from last year here. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/venice-singing-holiday
|20 - 21 October 2018||
Paul Spicer’s ECE Camerata in St Bartholomew’s Church, Orford, Suffolk. This new departure for Paul Spicer’s Camerata course is aimed at a chamber choir of expert, ambitious and high achieving upper voices (sop/alto) and will take place in the beautiful setting of St Bartholomew’s Church in Orford, Suffolk. Its aim will be to perform high quality music in a place that is so strongly linked to Britten and has premiered several of his works. For more information and to book: www.englishchoralexperience.co.uk/Orford-course.php
|1 - 5 November 2018||
Tribute tour of Flanders, Ghent directed by Peter North. There is no UK cathedral weekend planned for 2018 but, as the world prepares to pay tribute to the fallen on the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One, Peter North will direct a special programme of commemorative music in churches in Ghent and Bruges, concluding with participation at the Last Post Ceremony by the Menin Gate. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/flanders-singing-holiday
|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