Singing Courses & Choral Workshops & Training

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2018  
   
   
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  
     
    4 October 2018

    Join Barcarolle Choir and its Music Director Sam Evans, for a lively Come and Sing Day dedicated to Christmas. Both the Belters (Jazzy/pop/modern group) and the Divas (Classical/contemporary group) will work on two or three new pieces


    Christ Church, Victoria Road, Kensington, W8 5RQ, London.

    Schedule:      12:00-1:15pm: Belters, beginners welcome
                             1:30m-3:00pm: Divas, some basic experience required

    Price:
    £13 for the Belters
    £15 for the Divas 

    You can join the two groups or one only, as you wish. You can book your tickets via e mail or purchase them at the door on the day. Come enjoy the singing and have some fun with us! Everyone welcome! Please let us know if you plan to participate in order for us to organise the event at its best. For enquiries:www.barcarollechoir.com or info@barcarollechoir.com


     
    20 - 21 October 2018

    Paul Spicer’s ECE Camerata in St Bartholomew’s Church, Orford, Suffolk. This new departure for Paul Spicer’s Camerata course is aimed at a chamber choir of expert, ambitious and high achieving upper voices (sop/alto) and will take place in the beautiful setting of St Bartholomew’s Church in Orford, Suffolk. Its aim will be to perform high quality music in a place that is so strongly linked to Britten and has premiered several of his works. For more information and to book: www.englishchoralexperience.co.uk/Orford-course.php

     
    30 October 2018

    The Fairhaven Singers would like to invite you to an Open Rehearsal that the Fairhaven Singers are holding on Tuesday 30 October from 8.30 to 9.30pm in Queens’ College Chapel. The music we’ll be rehearsing is Geoff Page’s thrilling new a cappella choral work Battle Cries, which we’ll be premiering at the concert mentioned above on 10 November. We think you might enjoy hearing the new piece take shape, in the presence of the composer, and getting an up-close glimpse into the way our rehearsals work.

    It would help us with planning if those of you who plan to attend could RSVP to musicdirector@fairhavensingers.org.uk. Feel free to forward this invitation to any friends who you think might be interested.

    And for regular updates, interviews, rehearsal excerpts and the like, why not check our podcast http://www.fairhavensingers.org.uk/about-us/audio-blog/?

     
    1 - 5 November 2018

    Tribute tour of Flanders, Ghent directed by Peter North. There is no UK cathedral weekend planned for 2018 but, as the world prepares to pay tribute to the fallen on the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One, Peter North will direct a special programme of commemorative music in churches in Ghent and Bruges, concluding with participation at the Last Post Ceremony by the Menin Gate. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/flanders-singing-holiday

     
    2 November 2018

    Your chance to sing under Sir Karl Jenkins to perform The Armed Man:A Mass for Peace in a historic concert in Berlin on November 2nd. This concert will be the first time for Sir Karl Jenkins to conduct his work in Germany. We already have close to 2,000 singers and we welcome more voices. The concert will be a memorable multimedia experience as singers from 27 countries join together to Sing for Peace in Berlin.

    We welcome applications from choirs/small groups within choirs and individuals. Please visit www.armedmanberlin.com for further details.

     
    2 - 5 December 2018

    Mozart Requiem in Vienna directed by Jeremy Jackman Every two years, by invitation, we perform Mozart's Requiem in Vienna's Karlskirche with full Baroque orchestra and soloists. The concert takes place at midnight at the hour of Mozart's death. The Church is always packed and Vienna is surrounded by lavish Christmas markets. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/vienna-singing-holiday

     
    7 - 9 December 2018

    LIMITED PLACES REMAINING! Tim Knight Music Inaugural ‘Tudor England’ Tour, Whalley Abbey, nr Clitheroe, Lancashire. Join Tim Knight for an uplifting weekend singing music that lies at the heart of our English Heritage in the wonderful setting of Whalley Abbey Retreat.  The Retreat offers 4* accommodation set in the stunning grounds and ruins of a 14th Century Cistercian Abbey on the banks of the River Calder in the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland and is within easy access to motorway and rail networks. Tim Knight has been running singing events, workshops and tours for over 15 years and has built up a reputation for providing singers with a rewarding, educational and memorable experience singing fine music in fine venues throughout the UK, America and Europe (click here for more information and reviews). He is a keen ambassador for choral music and tradition and this journey with Tim will explore some the hidden repertoire of Advent and Christmas Music and include pieces by Tallis, Gibbons, Byrd, Child and Tomkins, with Tallis’ ‘Missa Puer natus est nobis’ being our featured piece (subject to all voice parts being available).

    Cost: £179.00 per person in either ensuite single, twin or double room and include meals stated in the brief itinerary. A deposit of £50.00 is required at the time of booking, with full payment required no later than 1st October 2018. Music packs and a full itinerary will be sent out in September/October.

    Brief Itinerary: Arrival Friday for dinner at 6.30pm and introduction to the weekend. Saturday - Breakfast, lunch and dinner with morning, afternoon and evening singing sessions. Sunday - Breakfast and lunch with morning singing session (either in the Abbey or local church). Depart after lunch.
    Please email mail@timknightmusic.com ASAP to request a booking form (please note: this event is for experienced choral singers and sight-readers).

     
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    16 February 2019 Exeter Philharmonic Choir Choral Workshop. Howard Ionascu will be leading a workshop on Haydn Creation at the Mint Methodist Church, Exeter. More information on www. exephil.org.uk.
     
    27 April 2019

    Singing Day performing Opera Chorus at Southernhay URC Church, Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1QD starting at 9.30 am. More details https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-day-at-the-opera-registration-50223730530?

     
    17 - 21 July 2019

    Flemish Evensong Tour Tour the historic churches, chapels and cathedrals of Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent and Leuven on a five-day choral course covering English church music from across the centuries. We'll sing three choral evensongs, a full choral eucharist and an international mass -- taking in three World Heritage Sites and bringing the best from the English cathedral tradition to Anglican congregations in Belgium. Read more and book now: https://flemishevensong.co.uk

     
    17 - 20 October 2019

    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/choral-workshop-mozart-coronation-mass/