Singing Courses & Choral Workshops & Training

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2017  
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  
 
6 May 2017 A unique and exciting Singing & Recording Workshop. Led by choir director and music producer, James Hawkins - Abbey Road Studios, London

This is a workshop that brings together James' passion for finding untapped potential in the amateur voice, and using the recording and production process to facilitate this. James loves to teach and demonstrate to singers, who are not professionally trained, how good they can sound together.  Through teaching and now the process of making recordings, singers at any stage of their journey can learn, be inspired, achieve a boost in confidence, and have a fantastic, memorable experience.

Cost: £57 per person. To book your place in James Hawkins’ singing and recording workshop visit https://james-hawkins-music.co.uk/2017/01/16/singers-recording-singing-workshop/  or email jameshawkinsmusic@icloud.com

The recording workshop includes:

All musical scores

Pre-recorded audio resources to help you learn your part in advance

All final recordings made will be yours to keep and made available exclusively to you approximately a week after the recording session.

Sessions are open to all those aged 16 or over only

 
7 May 2017

Exploring Contemporary Vocal Music. Our annual workshop at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance where we will explore six pieces written specially for the event by student composers at the college. Be part of the process of bringing brand new works to life. The workshop will be led by Sarah Leonard, Musical Director of CoMA Voices and a leading performer of new vocal music. The cost for CoMA members is £20 (£15 concessions). Email voices@coma.org to book.

7th May 2017   10:30 - 17:00 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9JF

CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) enables musicians of all abilities to participate actively in contemporary music. See www.coma.org.
 
25 - 28 May 2017

Le Chant des Oyseaux - Choral workshop

The workshop will be held in Alix (Beaujolais-France) and will focus on Renaissance music by Roland de Lassus. Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland.

For more information : http://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr

 
27 May 2017

John Rutter Sing Day, 11.00am - 4.00pm. The Friends of St Mary’s Church Sunridge are please to announce that John Rutter is coming to Sevenoaks for a Come and Sing Day on Saturday 27th May 2017 at St Nicholas Church, Sevenoaks. Registration is from 10.00am and the singing starts at 11.00am prompt and finishes around 4.00, tickets for this amazing event are £20.00 for non members each and available from  the Friends website friendsofstmarys.co.ukAll ages and abilities are very welcome, no minimum standards and no auditions! All scores for the day will be provided, an ability to read music would be an advantage but it is not a necessity. Admission by ticket purchased in advance only, there will be no tickets for sale at the door. 

 
30 June - 2 July Choral Weekend in Limerick working on Mozart's Requiem and Coronation Mass Chorus Ireland invites singers from all types of choirs and none. This is an exceptional opportunity to work with Ieland favourite conductor, David Brophy, during a weekend of intensive rehearsals including vocal technique, performance performance, presentation and interpretation. Every performance is accompanied by a professional orchestra hand picked from Irelands professional orchestras. Register Now at www.chorusireland.ie
 
2 - 9 July 2017 Singing Holidays in France

• Singing holiday weeks in the mild summer seasons
• Morning sessions 9.30 – 12.00 and several afternoons workshops 4.30 – 6.00
• time free for relaxing and sightseeing
• repertoire from all style periods
• vocal technique
• the relaxed pace of Southwest France in a charming village
• famous sites and castles of the Lot / Dordogne within reach
• sing at a different venue every day (romanesque churches)
• sing with local choristers
• easy and cheap flights to Bergerac, Brive, Limoges and Toulouse (France) & car rental
• great food

Prices from € 250.

www.singingholidaysfrance.com

 
8 - 15 July 2017

Le Chant des Oyseaux - Choral workshop

The workshop will be held in Arradon (Brittany-France) and will focus on French music for female choir : 'Messe des oiseaux' by Dynam-Victor Fumet. Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland. For more information : http://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr

 
15 July 2017 Bach B Minor Mass Choral Workshop - Lancaster Priory, Priory Close, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1YZ. 10.30am - 4.00 pm. Music hire & refreshments are provided. There will be a meal break at lunchtime (please make your own arrangements for packed food / meal out). There is no particular dress code – just wear whatever is most comfortable. Please encourage your friends and family to attend the informal performance at 4pm on the day, for which entrance is free, and please encourage any other singers you know to come and join us. We are singing selected extracts from the work. Visit the Making Music website www.mmcourses.co.uk/shop/bach-b-minor-mass-choral-workshop
 
15 - 21 July 2017

Langlais Festival Choral Week in La Fontenelle, Brittany, France Led by two of Britain’s foremost church musicians, Malcolm Archer and David Bednall, with singing teacher Hilary Jones, this tenth choral week will form an important part of the annual Langlais Festival in the village where Jean Langlais was born.  We’ll be focussing on works by Jean Mouton, J.S.Bach, Mozart, Orlande de Lassus, Villette, Ladmirault, Langlais, Parry, Stanford, Archer and Bednall, which we’ll perform in two concerts and a church mass.   There are also choral scholarships for singers aged 18 – 26.

Fees cost £265, which includes an individual singing lesson with Hilary Jones, all the music scores, refreshments during coffee and tea breaks and an evening meal on the first day. For further information, please see www.brittanymusicworkshops.eu Tel: 01296 681291/07999 884634  email: bcdean70@gmail.com  

 
30 July - 5 August 2017

Morland Choristers Camp is a week-long residential summer course, open to members of church choirs - or school choirs that sing church services - of any denomination. Founded in 1971 by Canon Gervase Markham, it takes place each summer in the village of Morland in Cumbria and has grown from small beginnings into a thriving 100-strong course. Its unique feature is that over the years it has developed into an extended 'family', with a main age range of 9-17 and an even mix of boys and girls, offering first-class choral training in the highest traditions of the Church but in the atmosphere of an adventure holiday.

The week offers a busy, exciting mix of good music and good company. It is planned so that everyone has fun as well as working hard. There is a camping site for the boys, girls sleep in the Village Hall, and meals are taken in the school. A typical day has rehearsals in the morning and evening for a wide variety of music. Most afternoons are devoted to non-musical activities, for example a dam-building competition in a mountain stream or Morland's particular version of 'Sports Day'.

Evensong is sung in Carlisle Cathedral on Friday, then on Saturday a concert in Penrith can include staged musicals, spirituals or chart hits. On the final Sunday, the Camp processes down the village street to morning Eucharist in the village church. Then, in the afternoon, Tea for parents and friends culminates in a prize-giving, which includes an award for the most 'professional' chorister and the presentation of the group Challenge Cup. This leads on to the closing Choral Evensong, for which Morland Church is always packed.

The Camp is endorsed by the Royal School of Church Music which runs chorister courses across the country. For more information and how to apply, visit morland.org.uk

 

5 - 12 August 2017

 

Le Chant des Oyseaux - Choral workshop

The workshop will be held in the abbey of Caunes-Minervois (Occitanie-France) and will focus on music by William Byrd. Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland.

For more information : http://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr
 
11 - 18 August 2017

Helicon Arts present a Secular Choral Course

https://heliconarts.co.uk/secularchoral2017 - Mary King artistic director

This course will be our fifth led by renowned vocal coach, writer and broadcaster Mary King (C4’s Operatunity, Musicality). We’ll be singing a lighter selection of choral music,

including classical, jazz, popular, folk, and musical theatre, ending the week with a public performance in a prestigious local venue.

 

All our holidays are fully inclusive of tuition, accommodation, meals, activities, excursions and airport transfers. Call us or visit our website for further information.

www.heliconarts.co.uk • 03333 444564 • info@heliconarts.co.uk

 
19 - 26 August 2017

Helicon Arts present a Sacred Choral Course

https://heliconarts.co.uk/sacredchoral2017 - Neil Ferris artistic director

Directed by dynamic and inspiring conductor Neil Ferris, the repertoire for this course will focus on sacred choral works from ancient to modern for SATB choir, and will build up to a public concert at the end of the week in central Guimarães. Alongside rehearsals with the full choir, participants are offered small group and individual singing tuition.

All our holidays are fully inclusive of tuition, accommodation, meals, activities, excursions and airport transfers. Call us or visit our website for further information.

www.heliconarts.co.uk • 03333 444564 • info@heliconarts.co.uk

 
17 - 24 September 2017 Singing Holidays in France

• Singing holiday weeks in the mild summer seasons
• Morning sessions 9.30 – 12.00 and several afternoons workshops 4.30 – 6.00
• time free for relaxing and sightseeing
• repertoire from all style periods
• vocal technique
• the relaxed pace of Southwest France in a charming village
• famous sites and castles of the Lot / Dordogne within reach
• sing at a different venue every day (romanesque churches)
• sing with local choristers
• easy and cheap flights to Bergerac, Brive, Limoges and Toulouse (France) & car rental
• great food

Prices from € 250.

www.singingholidaysfrance.com

 
1 October 2017

International Oratorio Choir - Choral Workshop 26 September - Poland

W. A. Mozart - Requiem, KV 626

https://www.choral-workshops.com/choral-workshop-mozart-requiem-cracow/

 
12 - 15 October 2017 Ysaye Barnwell at Zeeveld: Building a Vocal Community

This 4-day workshop will take place at the Zeeveld retreat centre in North Holland, 30 minutes from Amsterdam

Masterfully led by Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, educator and former member of Sweet Honey in the Rock, singers will share the common experience of learning in the oral tradition, singing rhythms, chants, traditional songs from Africa and the Diaspora, and a variety of songs from African-American culture.  Throughout this experience, the group will explore the values embedded in the music, the role of cultural and spiritual traditions and ritual, the nature of cultural responses to and influences on political and social struggle, and finally the significance of a shared communal experience in one's personal life.  17 hours of workshop sessions, food and lodging included. More information at classactsontour.com/ysaye-barnwell or Email margiecaot@gmail.com