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  
     
    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
     
    9 November 2019

    Choral Workshop: The Snow by Edward Elgar and Missa Luba by Guido Hazen. Enjoy singing but never sung in a choir before? Or are you keen to improve your choral singing? Albert Park Singers invite you to join us for a fun day of singing led by our Musical Director Santiago Piñeros-Serrano with accompanist Machiyo Machida. This workshop will focus on how to improve your choral singing by working on blending your voice with others: the difference between just singing at the same time and singing together... as a choir!" Cost for one day workshop, hire of scores and light lunch: £25.

    Saturday 9th November: 10.00 -16.00
    St Michael’s Church, Park Road, Abingdon Oxon. OX14 1DS

    Please register your interest (by 26th October) via our website: albertparksingers.wordpress.com

     
    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/

     
    21 - 24 May 2020

    Le Chant des Oyseaux run a choral workshop in Alix (Beaujolais-France). The workshop is aimed at experienced singers. It will focus on Italian music of the Renaissance : G.P. da PALESTRINA. Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland, musical director. For more information : https://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr

     
    4 - 11 July 2020

    Le Chant des Oyseaux run a choral workshop in Arradon (Brittany-France). The workshop is aimed at experienced singers. It will focus on European music of the Renaissance for women's choir : G.P. da PALESTRINA, O. di LASSO & Juan VÁSQUEZ. Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland, musical director. For more information : https://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr

     
    1 - 8 August 2020

    Le Chant des Oyseaux run a choral workshop in the Charterhouse of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez (Auvergne-Rhone-Alps). The workshop is aimed at experienced singers. It will focus on sacred music of the Renaissance in Spain : MORALES, LOBO & GUERRERO. Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland, musical director. For more information : https://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr

     
    2 - 9 August 2020 Choritalia Chamber Choir Courses - A one week choral singing holiday for in Montecatini Terme, Tuscany Italy. Choral Directors Stephen Jackson, Deborah Miles-Johnson and Crispin Lewis.Further details from www.choritalia.com.
     
    15 - 18 October 2020

    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/