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  
     
    4 - 5 August 2018

    Singing workshop: Duruflé Requiem (1948) Drawing much thematic material from Gregorian chant come and explore this highly expressive and devotional work at our friendly and popular weekend workshop. Tutors: Edward Breen & Katy Hamilton.
    Location: City Lit - Keeley Street, Holborn, London. Time: 10:30 - 16:30

    Tutors: Edward Breen, Katy Hamilton - Fee: £69 / £42 concession
    Booking and further details: https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/come-and-sing-durufle-requiem or telephone: 020 7831 7831, and quote course code: MF820

     
    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 2018 Singing Day with Stowmarket Chorale at Woolpit Village Hall IP30 9QS 10am to 4pm. Singing choruses from Handel's Messiah, techniques and vocal coaching! Cost £15 price includes food and music hire; please register for the day by contacting us at tickets@stowmarketchorale.co.ukor simply visit the website stowmarketchorale.org.uk
     
    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 admin@musicholiday.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 stagechoral-musicaeparole@yahoo.fr 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!


     The deadline for applications is 1 May 2018.  www.singersabroad.co.uk has all the details.

     
    1 September 2018

    Vox Populi, a new choir based in West Malling, will kick off its new season with an optional one-day workshop on Saturday 1st September 2018 that will focus on the development of vocal technique and choral tone.  The workshop will be led by Vox Populi founder and musical director, James Meaders. Music for the upcoming season will serve as the basis for the workshop and will be provided for the day.

    The workshop will take place at Pilsdon Chapel, Water Lane, West Malling from 10am – 4pm. This will cost £15.  Please bring a packed lunch and cold drinks. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day. Attendance at the workshop is not dependent upon membership of Vox Populi.
    Please register your place on the workshop or to join Vox Populi by emailing James@voxanimalondon.com or message us on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VoxAnimaLondon/ or phone us on 07585 276600

     
    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.

    What can you expect to do whilst on retreat? Led by conductor Hannah Brine you will learn gorgeous songs in 3 and 4 (and sometimes more!) part harmony as well as meeting fun, like-minded people and indulging in fabulous food prepared by our in-house chef. Hannah will be joined by guest conductor Patrick Barrett for the weekend who will lead a workshop or two too.

    Conductor Hannah Brine runs choirs in London including the award winning Victoria Park Singers and Kensington Singers. She has also delivered choral workshops for organisations including the NHS, ITV, Channel 4, Selfridges and Rothschild. She is currently taking the Estill Certified Master Teacher course (CMT) and teaches at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.  She coached the choir for Gary Barlow's West end show - The Girls -  performances at the 2016 Royal Variety Show and the 2017 Olivier Awards.

    The total price for the retreat is £450 for residential delegates, with a £150 non refundable deposit to secure your place with the final balance due by June 1st. These prices are based on a twin room sharing/double rooms - there will be an additional supplement of £30 for a single room.

    We are also offering day delegate places (with all meals included but no accommodation) for £300, with a £100 non refundable deposit to secure your place with the final balance due by June 1st. This would be suitable either for local singers or singers who would prefer to stay in a hotel/B&B. Please contact us for a list of suggested B&Bs.  

    We have an in-house chef who will cater to all dietary requirements. If you would like us to help coordinate travel for you please let us know.

    For questions please contact Hannah on hannah@hannahbrine.co.uk. For more information visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3198074

     
    1 September 2018

    The Aire Valley Singers are having an open singing day on Saturday 1st September at Birkenshaw Methodist Church, 581 Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, Bradford, BD11 2AQ.  9.45 until 5.00. (There is no car park but plenty of roadside parking)

    Tea/Coffee/squash and biscuits will be provided but please bring your own lunch. You are most welcome to join us but please can you let us know you are coming by phoning Judith Martin on 077387 09188 so we can make sure we have enough music for you. Please note there will be some expectation that you can read music and have some experience of singing in 4 parts. We will be singing a selection of items from our past repertoire plus some new items we hope to be singing over the next season.

    We currently have a few vacancies for new singers, especially in the Alto and Tenor sections of the choir. If, after the day, you wish to have an audition to sing with us and there is a vacancy in your part, then you would need to speak to Charles Rhodes, our conductor to arrange this. We usually rehearse in Shipley. For further information about our choir please see our website. www.airevalleysingers.com

     
    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

    Saturday 15 September 2018   – 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 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. 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/messiah

     
    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.
    For more information and to book: www.englishchoralexperience.co.uk/Durham-course.php

       
    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

     
    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).

       
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    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/