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  
 
 
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

 
12 - 19 August 2017

New London Music Society summer school which will be held from 12-19 August 2017. The Society has been running summer schools for over thirty years.This website is principally dedicated to giving you information about the summer school.  Following a highly successful 2016 course, the 2017 NLMS Music Summer School will run from Saturday 12th to Saturday 19th August, at our usual venue, Queenswood School in Potters Bar.  Please visit the various areas of this site to find out more details on the repertoire, the tutors and other information about the course. Details can be found on nlmsmusic-summerschool.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

 
2 September 2017

Singers Workshop with Trowbrideg Choral. Directed by Graham Dalby.  The Parish Church of St. James’ Church Street, Trowbridge, BA14 9RU 2.00 – 5.00 (performance run-through at 4.30)

Schubert - Mass in G; Brahms “How Lovely are Thy Dwellings Fair”

Entrance £5.00: score hire £2.00. To enroll, or for any enquiries - 01225-752984, 01225-782158 or email Secretary@trowbridgechoral.org.uk Registered charity No.293240

 
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

 
27 September 2017

Singing Workshop with  Northern Harmony - stunning world-music vocal ensemble from the US at St Swithin’s Church, The Paragon, Bath BA1 5LY. 5 - 6.30pm A vibrant evening of world harmony traditions including South African songs and dances, traditional polyphony from Georgia, Corsica, and the Balkans, American shape-note singing and quartet gospel, and renaissance motets. The workshop is followed by a Concert by Northern Harmony at 8.00 p.m.

Ticket from http://www.songways.co.uk/product/northern-harmony-singing-workshop/ Workshop: £10 Concert: £12

Combined ticket for workshop and concert: £20

 
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/

 
7 October 2017

Liverpool Welsh Choral warmly invites you to a Singing Workshop featuring Faure’s ‘Requiem’ and Chilcott’s ‘In the Heart of the World’ on Saturday 7 October 2017 from 9:45 am (registration, tea/coffee) with a 10:30 am start, finishing at 5 pm, at All Hallows Church Allterton, 1 Greenhill Road, Mossley Hill, Liverpool L18 6JJ.  Workshop is led by Keith Orrell, musical director, Liverpool Welsh Choral, with accompanist Stephen Hargreaves.  Registration fees per singer £12.50; singer with score hire £15.00; students £5.00; for a booking form please send a request via e-mail to liverpoolwelshsecretary@gmail.com.  Tea & coffee provided, please bring a packed lunch.  On street parking at All Hallows Church available with limited parking in church car park.  Any queries please contact Pam Donaghy on pamdonaghy@hotmail.com, telephone 0151 632 4860.

 
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