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|
|28 April 2018||
Singing day with composer Bob Chilcott
Come and join Chester Bach Singers for their one-day workshop with composer Bob Chilcott, featuring his Little Jazz Mass, Thou Knowest Lord (from Requiem), The Real of Heart and Thou My Love Art Fair.
Please book early to ensure your place, as spaces are limited.
|28 April 2018||
The Addison Singers Oratorio Choir will sing one of the most popular choral works of the twentieth century, Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana', as part of their summer concert on July 7th this year.
The cost will be £10 to singers not already enrolled with the Addison Oratorio Choir for the Summer term, but refundable if new singers enrol with the Oratorio Choir - either at the Open Rehearsal or online by Friday 4th May. Free tea, coffee and biscuits; homemade cake also on sale!
St. Peter’s Church, Black Lion Lane, Hammersmith, London W6 9BE 2PM - 5PM
Tickets from: www.addisonsingers.com/events or on the door.
Copies of the score will be available for loan on the day, or you can bring your own: Carl Orff: Carmina Burana – Vocal score
|29 April 2018||
Workshop: Exploring contemporary vocal music. This workshop is part of the CoMA Open Score project. We will be exploring six brand new compositions for flexible vocal ensemble by postgraduate students at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. We will be working with the composers to share in the creative process of producing exciting and original choral works. The pieces will be varied in style and we will round off the day with an informal performance for the composers.
The workshop will be led by Sarah Leonard, a leading interpreter of contemporary vocal music and Musical Director of CoMA Voices. Sarah’s encouraging approach has helped many people develop their singing potential and understanding of contemporary music. This is the seventh year of this popular series of workshops at Trinity Laban. Previous experience of contemporary vocal music is not necessary.
Time and place: 10:30 to 17:00 on Sunday 29 April 2018 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, Greenwich, London.
Cost: £20 (£15 concessions).
Booking: contact Mick Kahn on 020 7249 5139 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CoMA Voices is one of the ensembles of Contemporary Music for All, which promotes participation in contemporary music for musicians of all abilities. See www.coma.org.
|5 - 6 May 2018||Paul Spicer’s ECE Camerata - in the Hospital of St Cross, Winchester For expert amateur singers focusing on Bach’s motets, Singet dem Herrn and Komm, Jesu, komm. Join Paul Spicer, renowned choral conductor, to perfect and perform these two wonderful but demanding Bach motets in the beautiful setting of the Hospital of St Cross in Winchester. Please note that both motets are very demanding double choir works. We need significant numbers of tenors and basses, and singers will be expected to have thoroughly prepared the music before the weekend. For more information and to book: www.englishchoralexperience.co.uk/Bach-course.php|
|10 - 13 May 2018||
Le Chant des Oyseaux - Choral workshop in Beaujolais, France. Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland
|18 - 20 May 2018||
A Chance to Sing: The Fabulous Gershwins-
Tutor: Roger Moon
|25 - 28 May 2018||
Singing Retreat in the Forest of Dean 2018
You are warmly invited to this singing holiday which runs from Friday evening 25th May to Monday 28th Bank Holiday Monday. The event is held at Ragmans, a beautiful organic permaculture farm and idyllic retreat centre nestled in the heart of the Wye Valley.
|1 - 3 June 2018||
|5 - 9 June 2018||
ANÚNA International Summer School, Dublin, Ireland. The Anúna Summer School in Dublin has attracted delegates from twenty different countries and takes place in June of each year. To date delegates from over twenty countries have been part of this unique experience which focuses on the fundamental nature of singing itself and includes modules on conducting, singing technique, sean nós (traditional singing from Ireland) and a final concert where the participants perform with the members of Anúna. Details and application www.anuna.ie and for more information view but you might have a quick look at this short film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SevK_kmXrSM
|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
|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
|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 - 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 - 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
|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.
|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
|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