Singing Courses & Choral Workshops & Training

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2017  
   
24 - 26 March 2017

Away 2 Sing has organised a fun weekend of singing for men, based at the amazing Smith's Hotel in Weston Super Mare.

Men (wives and partners are welcome too), whether you sing in a choir or whether you want a fun weekend away singing or learning more about singing, come and join us. We'll be based at Smith's Hotel right on Weston's beautiful sea front. With the beach just across the road, a wide prom, balmy sea breezes, what more could you want other than a good weekend of singing?

Whether you think you have a good voice or not, you'll be very welcome. We'll provide all music copies you'll need but the ability to read music itself is not necessary.

Learning tracks will be available in advance where necessary. With learning time at a premium, we always use music in the finalé
 concert. Led by Peter Davies and Colet Patmore-Hill, both highly experienced teachers and choral leaders, we'll learn more about how to sing well and look after our voices as well as rehearsing for the Sunday afternoon finalé concert with Worle Chorale in the wonderful surrounds and acoustics of St John's Parish Church. 

Time will be available during Saturday afternoon to explore the town, beach and pier. Full details along with a sample itinerary and costs are available from our website: www.away2sing.co.uk. The deadline for receipt of bookings is Friday 24th February 2017 but places are limited and bookings are already coming in so don't miss out! Click here to make a booking
 

 
8 April 2017

Parnham Voices are hosting an a cappella choral workshop on Saturday 8th April 2017 in the lovely church of St John, West Bay.  Our music director for the day is Simon Lole, who will be leading us through a day of largely Renaissance music – with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation looming, and with Holy Week in mind, there will be plenty of fabulous unaccompanied music to learn.

Details on our website www.parnhamvoices.org or email pvc@alfx.com for more information

 
St John’s Church, West Bay, Dorset (home of Broadchurch!) 10am-5.30pm (approx) -  
£15 including light refreshments and all music

 
8 - 14 April 2017

Sing Release Transform - All-Inclusive Singing Retreat 8th-14th April 2017 A week of transformation through singing, for all levels of experience, led by two exceptional teachers. Jonna Rivers and Charlotte Woodford are creative, playful facilitators who work expertly and intuitively with the transformative power of the voice. Expect the effects of the retreat to be longlasting and deep as you open the door to your vocal versatility and authentic self, and experience the profound freedom, love and creative energy which that brings. Whatever your beliefs about your voice and whether you have sung before or not, if this calls you, this retreat is for you.

During the workshops there will be the opportunity to explore your voice within the large group, smaller groups or individually. Colour (with paints and pastels), movement, listening, deep connection, visualisation, meditation, laughter and breathwork will be woven through the week to support the blooming of your relationship with your voice and your magical, internal world. During your free-time you are invited to enjoy delicious, nourishing food and the stunning environment. Step straight into the forest and beautiful hills and valleys, take advantage of the gym, sauna, dipping pond, generous living space, wi-fi and large screens, experiment with paints or baking, and try the canoes. Spend time in community or savouring the quiet, and bring your heart to a place of nurture, openness, relaxation and discovery. See www.singreleasetransform.com or contact Charlotte on 07828413484

 
21 - 23 April 2017 Choral Weekend in Sligo working on Faure Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine plus Durufle's Requiem. Chorus Ireland invites singers from all types of choirs and none. This is an exceptional opportunity to work with Ireland's 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 Ireland's professional orchestras. Register Now at www.chorusireland.ie
 
27 April - 1 May 2017

International Oratorio Choir - Choral Workshop in Spain

John Rutter - Magnificat

https://www.choral-workshops.com/choral-workshop-rutter-magnificat/

 
29 April 2017 Oxford ladies' a cappella chorus Harmony Inspires invite you to a voacl workshop to sing Carole King. Join experienced vocal tutor Jo Sercombe for a day of fun, relaxation and great songs. Some harmony singing experience is useful but you don't need to read music notation. 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Centre, Lamborough Hill, Wootton, Abingdon OX13 6DA Cost £25.00.  Open to both men and women. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water. Coffee, tea and biscuits provided during breaks. For further information Tel 077831831 or email tickets@harmonyinspires.org
 
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

 
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
 
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