Singing Courses & Choral Workshops &
Sixteen’s exciting new choral training scheme ‘Genesis Sixteen’
gives promising young singers aged between 18-23 the opportunity to
receive free comprehensive training in the fundamentals of consort singing.
The scheme involves four free residential courses a
year, with a bursary for UK travel, food and accommodation. Genesis
Sixteen will train its singers not only to fulfil all the basic principles
of choral and consort singing (e.g. blend, ensemble and tuning) but also to make
them aware of listening to and communicating with each other; to introduce them
to a variety of styles and periods of music and work on them in a comprehensive
and detailed manner. You can find a more detailed description and audition
information on our website
9 February, 28 April, 8
ABCD North West Honour choir
Preston - The 2013 NW
Honour Choir will be led again by Bob Chilcott and will involve two workshops
and a final concert on 8th June. The Honour Choir consists of children in Years
5, 6, 7 or 8. The There will be three workshops to be led by Bob Chilcott as
training days for the choir at Longsands Community Primary School, Fulwood,
Preston with easy access from the M6 Junction 31A. The third workshop and
concert on June 8th will be at Fulwood Methodist Church PR2 8EA and will be
shared with the Preston Cecilian Choral Society a mixed voice adult choir. By
prior arrangement with the Honour Choir Administrator, teachers are welcome to
observe the workshops at a cost of £10 per day.
Booking forms available at
4 - 6 May 2013
Southbank Chorus Festival This year’s Chorus
festival opens Southbank Centre’s summer-long Festival of Neighbourhood by
bringing together thousands of singers across the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Choirs are one of the most powerful and inspirational expressions of
neighbourhood and community, bringing people together from all backgrounds to
make music that in turn moves and inspires others.Whether you are part of an
existing choir, want to try out joining an instant community of singers through
arange of workshops, or simply want to come by and listen, this festival is for
you - Read
11 May 2013
Singers of Note Anniversary Choral Workshop at
St.Bartholomew's Church Westhoughton, near Bolton. We celebrate
the births/deaths of Thomas Appleby, Benincasa, Cossetti, Dowland, Ferrabosco,
Gesualdo, Verdi, Verdonck and others by performing a range of multi-part a
capella works from 15th century to the 20th, sacred and secular. From 4 parts to
12, Singers of Note specialise in choral gems that are not regularly performed,
and by composers who demand further recognition. There are many gems out there
that need to be sung!
details contact Martin Westhorp on 07710 988974 or see further information from
the Events page on the Singers of Note website at
where you can also find a registration form. Happy Music-Making.
11 May 2013
invite you to a Choral Workshop with Malcolm Archer on Saturday, 11th May at
10.30 am – 6.15 pm at Wingrave Parish Church, Wingrave, near Aylesbury, Bucks.
Repertoire will include works by Ayleward, Sumsion, Stanford, Philips and
Archer, and the day will end with a choral evensong. Cost per person is £15 (to
include a booklet of all the music and refreshments) and under 18s are free.
For further details, please contact 01296 681418 or 01296 681101 or email
12 - 19 May 2013
Run by Singers present
'Return to Gozo (Malta)'
by Deborah Roberts We enjoyed sunny Gozo and our splendid hotel so much that we
are returning in spring when Gozo is at its greenest and best. The week will be
directed by Deborah Roberts, formerly of the Tallis Scholars, who we have been
keen to work with for some time. For more details visit
18 May 2013
Finding the Right Tone of Voice - Oxford – venue tbc.
The subject of our second workshop is tone quality. We will
develop an awareness of such physical aspects as the use the jaw, neck and
tongue and their effect on tone, and then look at resonance, placement and
projection. We will explore vowel and consonant production and issues of
breathiness, purity of tone and vibrato and how to adapt your tone in a healthy
way to suit various styles of music.
For more details, please go to
30 May - 2 June 2013
Run by Singers present
'Messiah in Dublin'
We have been saving
- and Messiah - but it’s our 10th anniversary and the time has come
to sing this great work in the city where it was first performed. We will be
performing in Ireland’s
prestigious National Concert Hall with a professional orchestra and soloists so
the weekend will inevitably be over-subscribed. There will be a separate
booking form and process for this event. For more details visit
Gospel Pop Vocal Workshops Southern France
Open your mind
and lungs to a world of vocal repertoire which will both enrich and entertain
3 and 5 day
intensive yet very enjoyable vocal workshops will be offered in a beautiful
rural setting in the Pyrenees Mountains near Toulouse, France. Absolute
beginners through to experienced singers are invited to participate in a variety
of challenging and fun group activities targeted to improve vocal and breathing
technique as well as general musicianship. Enjoy learning about the gospel
repertoire and its influence on pop music, as well as discovering how to adapt
your voice to the style of the music.
of songs and singing activities are tailor-made to the group’s abilities.
Individual coaching will also be part of the course.
accommodation and tuition is included: 3 day (4 nights) workshop 400 euros, 5
day workshop 650 euros
are available on my website at:
14, 15, 16 June 2013
Gospel Singing Weekend Workshop and Concert at Walton Girls’ High
School & Sixth Form, Harlaxton Rd, Grantham, Lincs NG31 7JR.
Feed your soul! A unique
opportunity to immerse yourself in the joyful sounds and techniques of Gospel
songs (& a bit of South African too!) in this weekend of glorious harmony
singing led by the UK’s leading Gospel music exponents. Sunday’s concert
features Choir Invisible, Tyndale & Kadria Thomas, the Joy Music Collective –
and the massed voices of the Gospel Workshop!
For ages 16+. All welcome, no
experience necessary. All taught ‘by ear’ in the traditional way.
Fri 14 June 7pm - 9.30pm (registration from 6.30pm);
Sat 15 June 10am - 4.30pm; Sun
16 June 10.30am - 3pm.
Sun 16 June
Course fee: £50; EarlyBird
bookings (before 14 May) £45. Students in full-time education £35. Fri only £10;
Sat only £25.
Workshop tickets from:
Concert tickets at £8.50/£6.50 from
Tyndale Thomas MBE, Kadria Thomas, Sally Brown.
16 June 2013
Contemporary Vocal Music CoMA Voices provides an opportunity to explore six
exciting new compositions by students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music
and Dance. The workshop will be led by Sarah Leonard, a leading interpreter of
contemporary vocal music. Contact
22/23 June 2013
Concert: 30 June
Music for Everyone invites you to come and
sing with the Nottingham Festival Chorus in their 30th Anniversary course and
concert - Sing a Celebration. The
programme will include Poulenc’s exuberant Gloria,
Vaughan Williams’ hauntingly beautiful Serenade
to Music, Haydn’s joyous ‘Achieved
is the Glorious Work’ from The
Creation, Rutter’s jubilant setting of Psalm
150plus a new piece of music written for the occasion by prize winning
composer Rebecca Dale.
Enrolment fee: £40.00
Singing Members rate: £30.00
Benefit claimant/Student: £20.00
Contact us: 0115 958 9312
9.30 am - 5.00pm Weekdays
Payments by Credit/Debit card accepted
Print off and post enrolment form to us:
Music for Everyone
10 Goose Gate
Click here to download enrolment forms>>
27 June - 31 August 2013
Dartington International Summer School.
This year we are celebrating 60
years on the Dartington Hall Estate with a jam-packed musical programme of
courses, concerts and special projects, including a promenade performance called
‘Voices in the Garden’ in Week 4. Participants and tutors alike are involved in
this project, which showcases specially commissioned works for our Summer School
choirs around the beautiful landscaped gardens.
five-week Summer school, which runs from 27 July to 31 August 2013, combines
teaching from world-leading performers, conductors and composers with an
inclusive approach to learning for all ages and all levels - from beginners to
advanced. Sing with us! 32 courses for singers!
Summer School Choir performs every Friday in the medieval Great Hall with full
orchestra! Repertoire includes Rosenmüller Vespers, Purcell’s Funeral Music for
Queen Mary, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven Mass in C and Stravinsky’s Symphony
Gospel Choir, Improve Your Sight-Singing, Finding Your Voice, Zimbabwean
‘Singing with Ancestors’, workshops with Linda Hirst, Della Jones, Andrew Watts
and Jessica Cash.
more accomplished singers - part songs in Chamber Choir, masterclasses with Dame
Emma Kirkby, Nicholas Clapton, Yvonne Minton, Joan Rodgers, Robert Murray,
Richard Edgar-Wilson, and guest tutor Matthew Rose.
2013! Children’s Choir is for boys and girls age 6-11 and will be involved
in the ‘Voices in the Garden’ project. All levels of experience and ability
welcome – just bring your enthusiasm!Full info on our website
29 - 30 June 2013
Enjoying the Difficult Bits and more – Oxford.
We will finish the current series of workshops with a weekend of singing
in Oxford, including a choral evensong in one of the stunning college chapels. We
will look at some of those problem areas which arise from time to time: singing
at the top and bottom of your range, singing at very loud and very quiet dynamic
levels, semiquaver passages, phrases over the break, and so on… Let us know if
there are any other things you'd like to cover!
For more details, please go to
29 June – 6 July 2013
Helicon Arts Jazz and
Popular Choral Course in Andalucia with Mary King. Led by renowned vocal
coach Mary King, the music for this course will be made up of jazz, musical
theatre, popular and folk music written or arranged for mixed voice choir, and
will build up towards a public performance at the end of the week in the
delightful town of Arcos de la Frontera. The course will be held at Cortijo
Barranco, a stunning olive estate in the Andalucian hills. During the week,
excursions will include a visit to a sherry bodega in Jerez, an afternoon and
evening in the beautiful city of Seville, a trip to the mountainside town of
Grazalema, and an afternoon in Cadiz, the oldest city in Europe. A healthy
combination of music, delicious food and wine and an active social schedule will
guarantee a memorable holiday.
1 - 5 July 2013
Do you love to sing,
enjoy great food and a glass of wine in good company? Then come and
join other amateur singers on a Vocal Inspiration Singing Course in the
beautiful Cotswolds. Run by experienced Course Director Wilma MacDougall this
course is designed for singers wishing to develop their musicianship/technicals
skills, who enjoy learning new music, who are looking to sing in small ensembles
and would like to benefit from individual tuition and coaching sessions. All
food is freshly prepared on site by our professional cook Caroline Skinner.
For further information on this and other
courses please go to
2 July - 1 September 2013
vibrant vocal training and choral experience to enthusiastic
Originally set up to offer coaching and advice to prospective Oxford and
Cambridge choral and organ scholars, the concentrated and varied performing
experience is of equal benefit to everyone who enjoys singing, no
matter what goal is in mind.
The courses are concentrated and fun, and an ideal opportunity to perform choral
music to a very high standard with like-minded musicians. The age
from 16 to 20, but others just over 20 are welcome to apply. It
is well known that holiday courses are immense fun. But on the Eton Choral
Courses this is particularly so because those with a strong enthusiasm for
singing meet, and work hard with, many like-minded
One of the hallmarks of the courses is the enormous enjoyment that comes from
the intensely concentrated teamwork, and many lasting friendships are made.
Eton Choral Courses,
each lasting just over a week, are held each year during
July and August in
various locations across the UK. All students are accommodated within the
school/college with all meals provided.
an intensive, instructive and enjoyable week of singing, there are classes in
sight-reading, aural tests and consort singing, and advice on choral
scholarships is given a high priority.
As well as the choral music
which is central to the course, students receive individual singing lessons from
resident teachers who are experienced specialists of the developing voice.
Lessons are also given in Alexander Technique, enabling students to improve
self-awareness, reduce tensions and risk of injury, use energy more efficiently
and improve musical performance. The main emphasis of the courses lies in the
choir made up of all participants, so spaces have to be limited to about 20
sopranos, 12 altos and counter-tenors, 12 tenors, and 16 basses. Mezzo-sopranos
are asked to sing alto in the choir.
6 - 13 July 2013
des Oyseaux offers a
choral workshop in Arradon (Brittany - France) with Franck Pellé-Rolland, choral
conductor. Repertoire : BYRD. Free brochure available. Please visit our website http://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr
14 - 20 July 2013
and Choir Workshop in Cubertou, S W France. Have fun with choir sessions and individual singing lessons in a
relaxed, non competitive environment with a tutor who is very experienced at
getting the best out of adult singers. The day will start with gentle physical and vocal warmups for
all, followed by individual singing lessons. In the afternoon all singers will
come together for a choir session. This is a Holiday Course; there will also be plenty of time to
relax by the pool, visit the local market and the wonderful Château de Bonaguil
and enjoy convivial candle lit suppers in the open barn. Director: David
For more details and prices visit
14 - 21 July 2013
Run by Singers present
'Back to Budapest'
directed by Nigel Perrin.
We had a great time in
in 2010 where we sang the B minor mass to an appreciative audience. Next
year we will have more leisure to explore the city, and enjoy cruising on the
Danube. We will sing Vivaldi’s Gloria and some short pieces by
Monteverdi with a Baroque orchestra. For more details visit
20 July 2013
Antiphon, conducted by John Roper,
takes you on this imaginative journey in music and words, via tales of soldier
saints, kings, queens, peasants, hermits, bishops and nuns. With young
professional soloists and instrumentalists, and community singing groups and
actors, a colourful celebration of Northumbria’s rich spiritual heritage is
guaranteed in the historic setting of St Mary’s Church, on Lindisfarne. A newly written music theatre, inspired by the stories of Northumbria’s early saints, brings together the crossing strands of Roman, Celtic and Anglo-Saxon culture found in the pages of the Lindisfarne
Get involved! Antiphon will be running a workshop for singers of all ages and experience to learn some of the songs featured in the performance. Music can be provided in advance and singers will be invited to take part in the performance, which will follow the workshop. Email email@example.com for details and to book your place.
Saturday 20 July 2013
- 18.30 - 19.15 workshop
19.30 - 21.30 performance
St Mary's Parish Church, Holy Island
- combined workshop and performance £12 (£8)
performance only £10 (£8)
- Cogito Books, Hexham 01434 602555
- Corbridge Pianos 01434 632968
- The Barn at Beal: 01289 540044
Tides: On 20 July the Holy Island causeway is safe to cross between:
- 03.35 - 11:20
- 16.25 - 23:40
21 - 27 July 2013
course in Dore Abbey, Herefordshire
Now in its seventh year, the
English Choral Experience has established itself as a benchmark for choral
courses for experienced singers. It seeks not only to give singers the
opportunity to perform works by English composers, under the inspirational
direction of celebrated choral conductor Paul Spicer, but also to put that
experience in a wider context, with exhibitions, recitals and talks, making this
not just a choral course but a mini Arts Festival. The programme of works to be
studied in 2013 celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of the Coronation of Queen
Elizabeth II, with works written for the coronations of the last 250 years. We
will also be performing Gerald Finzi's celebratory Ode For St. Cecilia.
Whether you are a seasoned 'choral-courser' or are new to the idea and looking
for an escape into a week of music in this glorious Herefordshire setting (not
to mention the opportunity to indulge in the gourmet food we provide!), then
take a look around our website (www.englishchoralexperience.co.uk) and
book a place.
22 - 28 July 2013
Langlais Festival Choral Week Malcolm Archer will
once again be directing the course , which will take place in La Fontenelle,
Brittany, birthplace of French composer Jean Langlais. Vocal coach Hilary
Jones will be on hand to give individual lessons and to run a masterclass, and
the works to be performed include music by Langlais, Duruflé and Villette as
well as Howells, Sumsion, Stanford, Parry, Britten, Whitacre, Dove, Archer and
Bednall. For further information about this unique course please see
www.brittanymusicworkshops.eu or email
24 - 28 July 2013
Choral Workshop in
Tuscany / Italy with the International Oratorio Choir. International
Oratorio Choir (Artisitc Director Peter Laskowski) is a great international
choir participating in music projects. Choir Repertoire: Aida - Gloria
all'Egitto, La Traviata - Libiam ne' lieti calici, I Lombardi alla prima
crociata - O Signore, dal tetto natio, Nabucco - Va', pensiero, sull'ali
dorateSome Rough knowledge of the above pieces (e.g. having worked through it
yourself or indeed having performed it on a previous occasion) and commitment to
attend all the rehearsals throughout the project phase is required. Choirs of 10
or more voices are invited to attend. For more information please visit:
27 July - 4 August 2013
present a singing week in Avila Spain, on the subject of Victoria in Rome
- with choral music by Victoria (from Avila) , Palestrina and Lassus. There are
also smaller groups to study italian madrigals of the period, individual singing
classes and masterclasses with two specialist professors from Italy - Vincenzo
Scarafile and Vera Marenco. More details of the course can be found at https://www.dropbox.com/s/1oi0cpiki303i80/avila%202013ENGLISH.pdf
24-31 August 2013
Helicon Arts Choral
Summer Course in Aveyron, France with Ivor Setterfield The spectacular
Château de Gissac in the Aveyron countryside is the perfect setting for a week
of choral singing with Ivor Setterfield. The repertoire for the course will be
made up of sacred music from ancient to modern, and will lead to a performance
at the famous Abbaye de Sylvanés. During the course we will spend an afternoon
and evening in the UNESCO world heritage city of Albi, have a tour and tasting
at a Roquefort cheese cellar, visit the Knights Templar town of La Couvertoirade,
and discover the astounding Viaduc de Millau, designed by Norman Foster. A
healthy combination of music, delicious food and wine and an active social
schedule will guarantee a memorable holiday.
26 - 28 July 2013
Run by Singers present
'Buy St Edmund's Cathedral Weekend'
directed by Pete North.
Cathedral weekends are always popular
and cannot accommodate many singers so we are arranging two for 2013. This Bury
weekend will be directed by Peter North head of voice at Kings School Ely and an
experienced former chorister. For more details visit
27 July - 3 August 2013
des Oyseaux offers a choral workshop in the abbey of Caunes-Minervois
(Languedoc-Roussillon – south of France) with Franck Pellé-Rolland, choral
conductor. Repertoire : PALESTRINA. Free brochure available. Please visit our
3 - 9 August 2013
Contemporary Music for All (CoMA) Summer School 2013 for Voices in
Doncaster. Choral tutors Gregory Rose and Lore Lixenberg with works including
Guillaume de Machaut - Messe de Notre Dame, Arvo Pärt – Solfeggio, John Tavener
- He hath entered the heven (with handbells), Plainchant opera. Also Music
Theatre with Lore Lixenberg and other options for
Electroacoustic / sonic
composition, allcomers string ensemble, piano masterclasses. CoMA contemporary
ensemble and composition masterclasses. Evening performances with works ranging
from Bach, Mussorgsky and Ravel to Michael Osborne, Michael Finnissy and
Richard Rodney Bennett, performed by tutors and ensemble-in-residence Fidelio
http://www.allcomersmusic.com/summer/summer-school-2013 for more details.
3 - 10 August
Summer School presents
Vocal Ensembles: The Phoenix Rising
directed by Stile Antico.
In celebration of their centenary, this course will focus on the seminal work of
the Carnegie UK Trust. The ten volumes of Tudor Church Music, published by the
Trust in the 1920s, brought back to life many of the Tudor masterpieces which
are today an integral part of the choral repertoire. Taking music from the Tudor
Church Music volumes, we will explore the range of wonderfully varied music from
composers including Taverner, Tallis, Gibbons and White, and of course the
master of the English Renaissance, William Byrd. A booklet will be produced
which will be available for purchase at the start of the week. Visit
Dartington- Week 2 Courses 2013
4 - 10 August 2013
des Oyseaux offers a choral workshop
for conductors, music teachers or students
in the abbey of Caunes-Minervois (Languedoc-Roussillon – south of France) with
Franck Pellé-Rolland, choral conductor. Repertoire : PALESTRINA. Free brochure
available. Please visit our website http://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr
5 - 9 August 2013
The 3rd HISS - Historically Informed Summer School
Monday 5 - Friday 9 August 2013 at the Scarborough Campus (of Hull University).
A young, welcoming, intense but friendly summer course that offer s a uniquely
rewarding and enjoyable experience for singers of all kinds (and
instrumentalists), exploring early and trad/folk music and their common roots.
For 2013 under a broad "sacred & profane" theme, repertoire will cover court and
village green and chapel and tavern perspectives. Opportunities for singers
include polychoral music of Praetorius' Polyhymnia Panegyrica et Caduceatrix
(1619), small and ensemble classes, eg voices with viols, with music by Dowland,
Gesualdo, etc. Also Hildegard of Bingen, folk &traditional tunes, and tunes
sessions in the evening, etc. “it
worked very well indeed, and HISS proved to be a truly unique fusion event."
See website (www.hiss.org.uk)
for full information, to download brochure and book online. Contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 0844
12 - 17 August 2013
Arts Festival Chorus is a
week-long music project for adult singers which will take place during the 2013
Kilkenny Arts Festival. Singers will gather in Kilkenny on Monday August 12th to
create this 150 strong chorus. They will live with local singers and host
families while they spend a fun week rehearsing in Kilkenny. The experience
will culminate in a public performance of the iconic work Carmina Burana by Carl
Orff under the direction of the renowned Irish conductor Fergus Sheil. The Choir
will perform on Saturday August 17th with a professional orchestra in the
stunning surroundings of the 13th century St. Canice’s Cathedral in the Medieval
Kilkenny City.Take a look at our promotional video here…
If you would like to take
part please download a form from Kilkenny Arts website on
http://www.kilkennyarts.ie/festival/about/chorus/ Submit an entry form
along with €50 non-refundable fee to the address below. The fee covers the
purchase of music, the making of a practise CD, and other administrative costs.
Members of ‘Gathering Voices’ will also be entitled to a reduction in ticket
prices to other festival events. Places in Kilkenny Festival Choir are limited
in order to maintain a balanced choir. Places will be secured on a ‘first come,
first served’ basis after which names will go on a waiting list should there be
12 - 19 August 2013
Run by Singers present
'Assisi Summer School'
directed by David Allison.This
will be David’s third Assisi
and a Run By Singers' tenth. It’s always wonderful, it’s always a splendid
programme of Renaissance music; and it's always full. You know what to expect
so book it quickly before it fills up For more details visit
26-30 August 2013
The Songmen International Choral Masterclasses 2013
- in August 2013, the very first Songmen masterclass week is coming to the
beautiful Italian town of Todi (near Perugia). Singers of all nationalities with
a zeal for a cappella music and a passion to take their singing and performance
to the next level are invited to apply. Hosted by international, award-winning a
cappella group, The Songmen, the event is a valuable opportunity for amateur and
professional vocal groups and singers to come together and work on their craft
through a series of public masterclasses, exclusive workshops with a dedicated
tutor culminating in a final concert on the last night featuring all the groups
from the week. Each day, The Songmen will work with the groups in detail,
providing positive support, from general musicality and stage-craft technique,
through to detailed musical and performance feedback. Individual singers who
participate will be formed into a new a cappella super-group. The group will
work together throughout the week towards a fresh and united a cappella sound
and performance and will also sing at the final concert.
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/TheSongmenMasterclass
Website page: http://www.songmen.co.uk/masterclass.php
Masterclass booklet: http://www.songmen.co.uk/masterclass/Masterclass-Booklet.pdf
27 - 31 August 2013
The Guildhall School’s A Cappella Choral Summer
School spans 400
years of English choral history from the Reformation to the 2nd English
Renaissance. The course will include madrigals from Musica Transalpina I of 1588
which had a profound effect on the development of the English School of
composition in Renaissance England. Yonge, who published this collection, is
historically connected to the City of London, and worked as a lay clerk (singer)
at St Paul’s Cathedral and lived within walking distance of the old St Paul’s.
Works by renaissance composers Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons, Dowland, Morley, Weelkes
and Purcell through to the Second English Musical Renaissance composers Parry,
Stanford, Elgar and Vaughan Williams will be included.
The A Cappella Choral Summer School is suitable for anyone with
choral singing experience. Attendees can expect to sight read and polish vocal
material from these periods, learn and better understand trends and influences
which helped shape the music of these times. The course will also sharpen
qualities which make for a higher quality of singing and performance. As well as
sharpening sight reading and listening skills, the course will improve:
ensemble work and performance
Participants will perform a selection of songs worked on during
the week in nearby St Giles’ Cripplegate.
- Applications for 2013 will open on 28 January.
For more information and to book visit
14 - 21 September 2013
Tuscany 2013 will bring people together from around the world in a
spectacular location in Italy. We will form a choir for a fun and relaxing week
of singing, in breathtaking surroundings.
Join us on
this all inclusive singing holiday, meet new friends and feel the magic and
exhilaration of creating beautiful harmonies as one. For further information
visit our website www.relaxsing.com.au
or email us at email@example.com
4 - 6 October 2013
Rutter's "Requiem". 'Music Matters" is pleased to present a weekend
course, exploring this stunning work. Lots of fun, plenty of singing and vocal/
choral technique. Directed by Gareth Green and Helen Francis (BBC and Chethams
School of Music). Beautiful Yorkshire location, Sneaton Castle, Whitby. £249.
Further details from
www.mmcourses.co.uk or phone Karen (01226 752738).
5 October 2013
Open choral workshop led by Jonathan
Willcocks, working on his own composition "A
Great and Glorious Victory", which will be performed by the choir on Saturday 9
November, along with Haydn's Nelson Mass. 10am-4pm (tbc), Carshalton Methodist
Church, Ruskin Road, SM5 3DE. The cost of the workshop will be £15. Non-members
attending the workshop and wishing to sing in the concert are invited to take up
temporary membership of the choir and attend Monday (and one Thursday) evening
rehearsals (8-10pm) through October and the first week of November for an
additional £10. For more information, email
16 - 20 October 2013
Choral Workshop in Tuscany / Italy
with the International Oratorio Choir. International Oratorio Choir (Artistic
Director Peter Laskowski) is a great international choir participating in music
projects. Choir Repertoire: Aida - Gloria all'Egitto, La Traviata - Libiam ne'
lieti calici, I Lombardi alla prima crociata - O Signore, dal tetto natio,
Nabucco - Va', pensiero, sull'ali dorate. Some Rough knowledge of the above pieces
(e.g. having worked through it yourself or indeed having performed it on a
previous occasion) and commitment to attend all the rehearsals throughout the
project phase is required. Choirs of 10 or more voices are invited to attend.
For more information please visit:
20 - 27 October 2013
Run by Singers present
'A Week in Ljubjana'
directed by Jeremy Jackman
Expect Jeremy’s usual thoughtful programme of carefully chosen a capella music
and plenty of time off to explore pavement cafes, the river, and the castle.
There will also be outings to caves, lakes and mountains. Please come and
capital before everyone else does! For more details visit
28 November - 1 December 2013
Sing’n’Joy Louisville Kentucky (USA)
Experience Louisville with its historic charm as you participate in Sing’n’Joy –
Louisville, KY, USA to light-up your holiday season! Sing’n’Joy is our signature
series of INTERKULTUR choral events that celebrate the joy of singing together
to create unforgettable musical moments. Sing’n’Joy – Louisville, KY, USA is a
choral festival and competition for any non-professional choir who wishes to
participate. In addition to competition, evaluations and workshops, choirs may
sing in Friendship Concerts in beautiful churches, museums, and other venues in
the city, or choose to sing in one of the festival stage choir projects.
Participating choirs will be able to enjoy
the best of Louisville by experiencing its many annual holiday attractions! On
Friday evening, choirs will join the evening parade of lights featuring a
fireworks show to kick-off “Light Up Louisville,”. Then, be enchanted by “Forty
Nights of Lights” a nightly light show set to music to create a festival of
lights along historic 4th Street. Participating choirs will also experience
KaLightoscope, a Louisville tradition featuring illuminated Chinese lanterns
designed by Chinese artisans from Zigong, China.
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Life provides a framework for choral singers to develop
their vocal skills, their musical understanding and their knowledge
of repertoire. Intended for choirs of all kinds, whether in schools,
churches, or in the community, it is:
A structured guide to vocal training
Based on graded targets with informal assessment
Complete with supporting resources to enable teachers and
choir trainers to deliver the programme with confidence
Designed for use in schools, churches and other community
Easy to use with clear layout
Fully compatible with the RSCM Bronze, Silver & Gold
Community Gospel Workshop Choir
This is a community workshop choir that
meets once a week for anyone who would like to learn to sing in a gospel style.
Gospel music is undoubtedly spiritual in nature and requires expression of
feeling, using body, mind and spirit. We believe it is something that everyone
can share in regardless of race, beliefs and abilities. Participants will learn
gospel singing as an art-form and improve their proficiency in singing. The most
important requirement on this course is the desire to learn, bags of enthusiasm
and the willingness to experiment and conquer inhibitions. The course will run
for 8 weeks and includes a public performance at the end....more