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  
     
    10 December Festive Singing Workshop with the Glass Ensemble 10:30 - 12:30 Carvil Village hall. Entry £5.00. Refreshments provided. For more information Tel Kate 0118 947 8097
     
    2020  
       
    18 January 2020 Beethoven Mass on C Workshop with Valentine Singers. St Mary´s Church, South Woodford, 207 High Street London E18 2PA.10.00 am - 16.30 pm. This day gives you a chance to sing Beethoven’s first – and revolutionary –  mass setting.  The day will be led by the choir’s conductor Christine Gwynn with guest pianist Paul Chilvers.  To get the most from the day participants should have some experience of part-singing and music-reading. £22 (£10 for full time students and benefit holders)  Music copies plus tea and coffee at all breaks will be provided. Advance booking essential. Online booking and further information at https://valentinesingers.org.uk/open-workshop/
     
    18 January 2020 Winchester Music Club is holding a Vocal Techniques Workshop at the Westgate School, when Claire Williams, assisted by Jamal Sutton, will cover musicianship training for aural skills, a recap of the Accent Breathing Method basics and will be followed by a question and answer session. Claire will be using extracts from Haydn’s Little Organ Mass as part of the exercises. Music will be available to borrow on the day.

    Claire is a professional singer and teacher, who regularly performs as a soloist with choral societies and orchestras around the country, including Southern Sinfonia, Orpheus Orchestra, Amade Players, Musica Poetica and at the St. Endellion Festival, Cornwall. A regular on the opera stage and with numerous projects, she has recently performed during 2019 in Shanghai, Aix-en-Provence and Athens. Jamal Sutton is Assistant Director of Music and Organist at Charterhouse School and previously was Acting Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College.

    The workshop will be held in the Lower School Hall at The Westgate School, Cheriton Road, Winchester SO22 5AZ. Schedule 2pm Registration 2.30pm - 5pm Workshop (including a break for tea and cake) Tickets are £15 each from Ticketsource

     
    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/

     
    25 January 2020

    newCHOIR workshop - BREATHE THE MELODY,  Open workshop for choral singers, led by Janet Lincé

    Saturday 25 January 2020, 2.00–5.00pm, New Road Baptist Church, Bonn Square, Oxford

    • Learn how to sustain your breath through long phrases
    • Enhance the flow of the melody
    • Achieve a blended choral sound

    With a special focus on Duruflé’s Requiem with excerpts from Byrd’s Mass for four voices and Fauré’s Requiem

    FEE: £20 (non-members), £15 (members), £5 (students) to include music and refreshments

    For registration information www.newchoir.org.uk/workshop
     
    15 February 2020

    Choral workshop with Exeter Philharmonic Choir. Hilary Davan Wetton will be leading a workshop on Handel Coronation Anthems in the Mint Methodist Church, Exeter. More details can be found on www.exephil.org.uk

     
    7 March 2020

    Sing Day - Mendelssohn and Rheinberger at Dewsbury Minster. Tim Knight will lead you through a day exploring (music hire for the day is included in the ticket price) some of the well known and lesser known pieces by the two classic composers, Felix Mendelssohn and Josef Rheinberger. Group booking discount is available for bookings of 6 full-priced singers (£15.00) or more made in one booking - to apply, use code DEWGROUP6 at checkout (offer can't be used in conjunction with any others or Sing Day Voucher holders)! If you wish to pay 'offline' please contact us directly at mail@timknightmusic.com and we will apply the discount manually. 
    Book directly via this link: https://www.timknightmusic.com/events/singing-day-mendelssohn-and-rheinberger


    Registration and Coffee:    10.00 - 10.30 
    Rehearsal session 1:         10.30 - 12.30 
    Lunch break:                     12.30 - 13.45 
    Rehearsal session 2:         14.00 - 16.00 

     
    18 - 24 May 2020

    Sing the Fauré Requiem in France with Brian Kay. Issigeac International Music Academy. Spend an unforgettable singing holiday in one of the most beautiful villages in France. Principal tutorBrian Kayis a BBC radio presenter, conductor and singer and was a founder member of the King's Singers. He is noted as a choral conductor and is currently Principal Conductor of The Really Big Chorus, the largest choral society in the UK, he is also Vice President of the Royal School of Church Music. In this six-day course Brian and the choir will prepare the Fauré Requiem, Bob Chilcott’s Dances of Time and a new Agnus Dei specially written for the occasion, culminating in a Saturday evening performance in the local church. Throughout the course the Academy's staff of professional tutors will be hosting informal concerts, masterclasses, social events, talks and visits and giving group tuition so there will be plenty of opportunity to get together and sing other works in a variety of styles. All coaching will be in English.

    To make our course extra special international opera star Dame Ann Murray will also be coaching a small group of advanced soloists who will give daily masterclasses and a recital to inspire and entertain us all. Our host village of Issigeac is south of Bergerac in the Dordogne region of France. This beautiful medieval village is very popular with visitors with its winding streets and overhanging half timbered buildings. Issigeac is famed for its weekly Sunday market, one of the top 10 best markets in France! Bergerac airport is only twenty minutes away and is served by many of the UK’s regional airports. Accommodation is not included, however we do provide an extensive list of excellent local accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Many of our staff are fluent French speakers and are on hand to assist you. Full Choral Course with BrianKay £350 per person. Group discounts available contact us for details. Book before 1st January 2020 and get a £50 discount! For more information and to reserve your place please visit: www.iimusicacademy.com

     
    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/