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  
     
    15 June 2019

    Choral Workshop with James Gilchrist and Chalton Kings Choral Society. We shall be working on Mozart’s Requiem and two of Tippett’s Negro Spirituals. St. Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Montpelier Street, Cheltenham GL50 1SP. Registration commences at 10 am and the workshop should end at c. 4 15 pm. Tickets are £25 to include music hire and refreshments (coffee/tea and cakes). Participants should bring their own lunch. Email thesecretary@ckcsonline.org.uk giving name, contact details ( address, telephone and email), which voice part you sing and whether you need to hire music.

     
    15 June 2019

    Indigo Vibe Workshop 1 - 5 p.m. - The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT. Indigo Vibe’s repertoire mainly consists of songs from the 1950’s to the present day – jazz, blues, rock, R & B, soul, pop, etc. You can hear us singing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA2a1_JIl_sNumbers at the workshop are limited.Secure your place at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/indigo-vibe-community-choir-workshop-day-tickets-61434353806 or email indigovibe@ymail.com or text on 07717 064847

    No auditions. No need to read music. No previous experience of singing in a choir required. Just enthusiasm and a desire to sing with a friendly group of people.

    The cost of £6, payable on the day, includes refreshments. NB Participants in the workshop must be aged 18 or over. For any further information please contact us via indigovibe@ymail.com or find us on Facebook/indigovibe

     
    6 July 2019

    Come and sing Byrd with The William Byrd Singers - we shall explore a selection of sacred and secular music by William Byrd, including his beautiful Mass for Five Voices. Sale United Reformed Church, Montague Road, Sale M33 3BU 10am-4.30pm. Ticket/Info: Adults £20; Full-time students under 25 £5 - both including music hire. Registration form: http://williambyrdsingers.org.uk/gallery/sing%20joyfully%202019.pdf or pay online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sing-joyfully-come-and-sing-byrd-with-the-byrds-tickets-62972704053

     
    6 - 13 July 2019

    Le Chant des Oyseaux run a choral workshop in Arradon (Brittany-France). The workshop is aimed at experienced singers. It will focus on French music for women's choir from the Renaissance to the twentieth century featuring such composers as SERMISY, BERLIOZ, DEBUSSY and POULENC. Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland, musical director. For more information : http://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr

     
    12 - 14 July 2019

    TIM KNIGHT MUSIC SINGING HOLIDAY- ‘DALES ESCAPE’ - NEWFIELD HALL, AIRTON, NR MALHAM, BD 23 4AA

     

    We are delighted to invite experienced singers to take part in our next singing holiday encompassing fun, fine food and exquisite music at the superbly appointed 19th Century Country House, Newfield Hall, which will be fully refurbished for the 2019 season. Set in its own extensive grounds, the house is just a short distance from Malham Cove and surrounded by the beautiful Dales countryside and villages. In this truly grand setting and with magnificent views of the Yorkshire Dales, Tim Knight will lead you through some rare and wonderful choral music, both Secular and Sacred from the English Choral Tradition (all music will be provided in advance of the event and is included in the cost of the holiday). Tim Knight is a keen ambassador for choral music and tradition and 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. This had led to consistent repeat bookings and excellent reviews from participants of his events (see below).

    Cost:             £259.00 per person (please note, there is very limited availability for single rooms and
                           an additional £20 single occupancy supplement is chargeable per room per night)
                          
    Itinerary:      Friday         -      4pm arrival, afternoon tea, introductory singing session, dinner
                           Saturday    -      Breakfast, singing session, packed lunch, free time to explore
                                                       the local area, back for singing session, dinner
                           Sunday       -      Breakfast, morning singing session (possibly off-site).
                                                       Depart late morning/lunchtime.

    Cost includes meals stated in the itinerary above (timings are flexible to suit the groups requirements. A non-refundable deposit of £75.00 is required at the time of booking, with full payment required no later than 1st May 2019. Some rooms may be in the Coach House.

    Please email mail@timknightmusic.com ASAP to request a booking form.

     
    14 - 22 July 2019 The Rodolfus Foundation Senior Choral Course (Eton) is for singers aged between 16 - 21 The main focus of each Choral Course is the choir made up of all participants, which prepares for  three main performances. There is an emphasis on preparing for University and other Choral Scholarships, and there are also sessions in sight-reading, aural tests and performance, alongside vocal master-classes, a cappella workshops and sessions with visiting conductors. Preparation for choral scholarships and advice on singing beyond school is given a high priority. Students receive individual singing lessons from experienced specialists. Lessons are also given in Alexander Technique. To achieve a balanced course, spaces have to be limited to about 20 sopranos, 12 altos and counter-tenors, 12 tenors, and 16 baritones/basses. Mezzo-sopranos are asked to sing alto in the choir. If you play an instrument, there is also the course orchestra which plays in the informal concert at the end of the week.  Visit https://therodolfusfoundation.com/choral-courses
     
    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

     
    21 - 27 July 2019 Paul Spicer's English Choral Experience Week at Abbey Dore, Herefordshire. A week of fine choral singing, excellent food and convivial company in the magically situated Dore Abbey. Experience an inspirational choral course with the opportunity to join the course Consort, who sing Compline twice during the week, and have tuition from the renowned choral trainer Ghislaine Morgan. With a multi media exhibition, this week becomes a mini Arts Festival. For more information and to apply: www.englishchoralexperience.co.uk/AD-course.php
     
    26 - 28 July 2019

    Find your Voice at The Peveril of the Peak, Dovedale - Friday 26 -28 July (leaving on 29th). Suitable for complete beginners who are unsure or for those who are rusty. This holiday will include some basic vocal tuition to help get started and we will sing simple rounds and songs to develop harmony independence. Nobody will be asked to sing solo! Chris Hale is running singing holiday breaks with HF Holidays around the UK - this is a very friendly holiday company and their ethos is on creating an atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable, whether they are holidaying alone or with a friend or partner. All holidays are offered with full board and the food is excellent. Guests have the afternoon free to explore the area. Full details can be found at http://www.hfholidays.co.uk

     
    26 July - 3 August 2019 The Rodolfus Foundation Senior Choral Course (Eton) is for singers aged between 16 - 21. The main focus of each Choral Course is the choir made up of all participants, which prepares for  three main performances. There is an emphasis on preparing for University and other Choral Scholarships, and there are also sessions in sight-reading, aural tests and performance, alongside vocal master-classes, a cappella workshops and sessions with visiting conductors. Preparation for choral scholarships and advice on singing beyond school is given a high priority. Students receive individual singing lessons from experienced specialists. Lessons are also given in Alexander Technique. To achieve a balanced course, spaces have to be limited to about 20 sopranos, 12 altos and counter-tenors, 12 tenors, and 16 baritones/basses. Mezzo-sopranos are asked to sing alto in the choir. If you play an instrument, there is also the course orchestra which plays in the informal concert at the end of the week. Visit https://therodolfusfoundation.com/choral-courses
     
    27 July 2019 John Rutter Singing Day - Benslow Music. John Rutter leads this brand new Singing Day devoted to choral pieces by a variety of composers old and new and some of John’s own music.  The event is suitable for those who have at least some choral experience and music-reading ability, but no advance preparation is expected.  Join us for a fun day of music-making and John will also slip in some vocal and musical hints and tips for singers.  The day will begin at 11am and will end by 5pm.  The fee includes lunch and the usual breaks for tea/coffee and cake. Visit https://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=2295
     
    28 July - 3 August 2019 The Rodolfus Foundation Junior Choral Course (Cheltenham) offer unique opportunities to children aged 8 - 15 to experience choral singing at a very high level. The course staff are all accomplished singers, and their voices join the young people to enable them to sing some of the great choral repertoire for four voices alongside excellent music written for the students’ higher voices. The proof of the success of the courses lies in the very high proportion of participants who return year after year, many of them attending multiple courses and bringing with them younger brothers and sisters. The culmination of the course is the final concert, which will combine a major work from the choral repertoire and lighter music. During the week the young singers will work hard at a range of music, both with their sectional tutors and as a whole group. Free time is equally important and a wide range of activities is organised every afternoon, with a strong emphasis on fun! As with the Choral Courses, the Junior Choral Courses are open to all, irrespective of school, and means-tested bursaries are available. Visit https://therodolfusfoundation.com/junior-choral-courses 
     
    28 July - 4 August 2019

    Morland Choristers Camp is a week-long residential summer course, for children aged 9-18, who enjoy singing. 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', 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 lunch 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

     
    28 July - 4 August 2019

    Cappella Chamber Choir - Sherborne Summer School of Music with James Davey accompanist Martyn Noble
    The Cappella Chamber Choir warmly welcomes keen choral singers of a reasonably accomplished standard and with a keen ear and sense of rhythm to a week of wonderful music making, choice repertoire and good company. The choir will be limited to between thirty and forty members and places are subject to the balance of voices. A concert will be given at the end of the week for which the repertoire will be selected from the list below. Where possible we recommend pre-preparation of the music before the course starts. However, the music will be available in the summer school music shop and should be acquired before the first rehearsal. So why not come and meet old friends and make new ones in what could be the most rewarding week of your year.
    Finzi                       Nightingales (from seven poems of Robert Bridges)
    Daley                     Upon Your Heart
    Pärt                        Morning Star
    Spencer                At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners
    Beamish               In the stillness
    Martinů                  from Five Czech Madrigals (Geese on the water, The dove’s message) 
    Gjeilo                     Northern Lights
    Jackson                To Morning
    Chydenius            I am the great sun

    For more details and costs visit www.sherbornesummerschoolofmusic.org or email: summermusicschool@btinternet.com. Tel: 01342 893963

     
    28 July - 4 August 2019

    Voices in Harmony - Sherborne Summer School of Music with Douglas V Watts
    Harmony singing – for the joy of it! This is a course for people who want to learn how to sing unaccompanied and in harmony without using sheet music. It is suitable for people who love to sing, both music readers (who may want to improve their aural skills) and non music readers. The deliberate avoidance of sheet music is partly to allow accessibility but also to enable everybody to sing “from the soles of their feet” without the intellectual discipline of being routed to the printed page. Doug’s up-beat, inspirational style helps both tentative and confident singers to find their voices and enjoy the thrill of singing together in harmony. His sessions always include as much laughter as singing! Sessions start with a physical and vocal warm up followed by one or two simple songs progressing to more complicated pieces. Doug works on singing technique with all participants helping them to make the best of their voices and promoting vocal health. The course will sing a large variety of music - pop songs, world music, spirituals, classical, jazz - and perform in an informal concert at the end of the week.

    For more details and costs visit www.sherbornesummerschoolofmusic.org or email: summermusicschool@btinternet.com. Tel: 01342 893963

     
    29 July - 1 August 2019

    Sing and Stretch at Peveril of the Peak, Dovedale - Monday 29 July- Thursday 1 August inclusive (leaving on the 2nd). This holiday combines yoga stretches and relaxation which helps to prepare the body for singing, and the singing covers a variety of styles but is suitable for all levels. A real holistic mind and body break. Chris Hale is running singing holiday breaks with HF Holidays around the UK - this is a very friendly holiday company and their ethos is on creating an atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable, whether they are holidaying alone or with a friend or partner. All holidays are offered with full board and the food is excellent. Guests have the afternoon free to explore the area. Full details can be found at http://www.hfholidays.co.uk

     
    3 - 10 August 2019

    Singers, come and enjoy a week of singing on the Choral Course at the NLMS Music Summer School, 3 - 10 August 2019 at Downe House School, near Newbury, Berkshire.  This supportive and engaging course is designed to expand your repertoire, develop your sight-reading skills and inspire you with excellent technical advice from our conductor Thomas Leech and section leaders who are all professional singers and experienced educators. Some familiarity with notation is assumed, and our tutors are expert in working with a broad spectrum of experience. Sectional rehearsals help members to become familiar with the music and one-to-one sessions throughout the week provide the opportunity for you to work on specific areas or perhaps a favourite solo piece – the amount of time and input from the choral tutors really is unique to NLMS.

    In addition to the main sessions, there are many optional activities, a concert every evening and plenty of opportunity for enjoying the extensive grounds, swimming pool and socialising in the bar.  More details are available from the NLMS Music Summer School  website.

     
    4 - 11 August 2019

    Choral course - Songs of faith, fate and Destiny - Sherborne Summer School of Music with Katie Thomas accompanist Simon Gregory
    This year we welcome the vibrant, dynamic young conductor Katie Thomas to direct our second week choral course. For her first visit to the summer school, Katie has chosen to centre her programme around three “sumptuously perfect” smaller choral works by Brahms, his songs of Fate, Destiny and Faith. These will form the core of a concert with orchestral accompaniment to be given by the course at the end of the week.  
    To complement this trio of masterpieces she has chosen the lively and joyful Jubilate Deo by Benjamin Britten and the atmospheric Hope, Faith, Life, Love by Eric Whitacre, along with two uplifting and life affirming motets by Schütz and Rheinberger. The icing on the cake is the beautiful, “serenely reflective”, Tristis est anima mea by Johann Kuhnau. 


    A truly luxurious banquet, not to be missed!
    Britten                   Jubilate Deo in C (1961)
    Brahms                 Schicksalslied, Op.54 (Song of Destiny); Begräbnisgesang, Op.13 (Funeral Hymn); Gesang der Parzen, Op.89 (Song of the Fates)
    Whitacre               Hope, Faith, Life, Love
    Kuhnau                Tristis est anima mea
    Schütz                   Selig sind die Toten, SWV 391

    For more details and costs visit www.sherbornesummerschoolofmusic.org or email: summermusicschool@btinternet.com. Tel: 01342 893963

     
    4 - 11 August 2019

    The Lighter Side Choral Course - Sherborne Summer School of Music with Susan Hollingworth assisted by Tim Uglow
    Yet another wild selection of foot stomping fun pieces with plenty of pure sentimental nostalgia to keep emotions balanced. Several pieces could challenge the hardiest regular but enough of the repertoire is very approachable to ensure our concert will be the success we have come to   expect and enjoy. Be prepared to work hard! This course is not for the timid conservative nor the enthusiastic “sing-along”; a good ear and a secure sense of rhythm are essential and a loud costume for the concert will help!

    Rathbone   from ‘Collected Arrangements’ My Funny Valentine; The Wraggle Taggle Gipsies, O!
    Lauridsen            Sure On This Shining Night
    Sting arr. Lawson Fields of Gold
    arr. Cowley           Lazy Bones
    Burgess                Comes the Light
    Quartel Wide Open Spaces 
    Gilpin                    
    For the Beauty of the Earth
    Sondheim             Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music
    SondheimThe Ballad of Sweeney Toddfrom Sweeney Todd
    Bullard                  Health and Safety Prelude: Caution! Interlude: Safety Notices. Finale: Shocks
    Quartel                  The Birds’ Lullaby

    For more details and costs visit www.sherbornesummerschoolofmusic.org or email: summermusicschool@btinternet.com. Tel: 01342 893963

     
    15 - 21 August 2019 The Rodolfus Foundation Junior Choral Course (Wellington) offer unique opportunities to children aged 8 - 15 to experience choral singing at a very high level. The course staff are all accomplished singers, and their voices join the young people to enable them to sing some of the great choral repertoire for four voices alongside excellent music written for the students’ higher voices. The proof of the success of the courses lies in the very high proportion of participants who return year after year, many of them attending multiple courses and bringing with them younger brothers and sisters. The culmination of the course is the final concert, which will combine a major work from the choral repertoire and lighter music. During the week the young singers will work hard at a range of music, both with their sectional tutors and as a whole group. Free time is equally important and a wide range of activities is organised every afternoon, with a strong emphasis on fun! As with the Choral Courses, the Junior Choral Courses are open to all, irrespective of school, and means-tested bursaries are available. Visit https://therodolfusfoundation.com/junior-choral-courses 
     
    21 - 29 August 2019 The Rodolfus Foundation Senior Choral Course (Oxford) is for singers aged between 16 - 21. The main focus of each Choral Course is the choir made up of all participants, which prepares for  three main performances. There is an emphasis on preparing for University and other Choral Scholarships, and there are also sessions in sight-reading, aural tests and performance, alongside vocal master-classes, a cappella workshops and sessions with visiting conductors. Preparation for choral scholarships and advice on singing beyond school is given a high priority. Students receive individual singing lessons from experienced specialists. Lessons are also given in Alexander Technique. To achieve a balanced course, spaces have to be limited to about 20 sopranos, 12 altos and counter-tenors, 12 tenors, and 16 baritones/basses. Mezzo-sopranos are asked to sing alto in the choir. If you play an instrument, there is also the course orchestra which plays in the informal concert at the end of the week. Visit https://therodolfusfoundation.com/choral-courses
     
    22 - 30 August 2019 The Rodolfus Foundation Senior Choral Course (Cambridge) is for singers aged between 16 - 21. The main focus of each Choral Course is the choir made up of all participants, which prepares for  three main performances. There is an emphasis on preparing for University and other Choral Scholarships, and there are also sessions in sight-reading, aural tests and performance, alongside vocal master-classes, a cappella workshops and sessions with visiting conductors. Preparation for choral scholarships and advice on singing beyond school is given a high priority. Students receive individual singing lessons from experienced specialists. Lessons are also given in Alexander Technique. To achieve a balanced course, spaces have to be limited to about 20 sopranos, 12 altos and counter-tenors, 12 tenors, and 16 baritones/basses. Mezzo-sopranos are asked to sing alto in the choir. If you play an instrument, there is also the course orchestra which plays in the informal concert at the end of the week. Visit https://therodolfusfoundation.com/choral-courses
     
    14 September 2019 Come and Sing with John Rutter, St Nicholas Church, Kent. The Friends of St Mary’s Church Sundridge are very pleased to announce that John Rutter is coming to Sevenoaks again for a Come and Sing day. John Rutter is probably the world’s most important living choral composer and very much in demand, as you might expect. We are very excited and delighted that he has accepted our invitation for the third time. More details https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/kent/st-nicholas-church/john-rutter-come-and-sing-day-in-sevenoaks-14th-september-2019/e-daxbmg
     
    21 September 2019

    Choral Workshop - Haydn's Creation. Do you enjoy singing? London Pro Arte Choir invites you to come and explore selected choruses from the Creation. Have fun and improve your singing skills with like-minded people. Saturday 21 September 2019   – 9.30am to 5.00pm. St. Michael’s Church, Flower Lane, Mill Hill Broadway NW7 2JA. Registration at 9.30 to 10am – morning and afternoon sessions with lunch – sing-through at 4pm
    Scores, lunch and refreshments will be provided

    Improve your singing skills woith Tom Winpenny, Musical Director of LPAC amd Assistant Master of Music at St Albans Cathedral; Tom Appleton, co-founder of the Come and Sing Company, former member of the Monteverdi Choir and BBC Proms soloist; Cahrles Andrews, piano accompanist for LPAC

    The musical team will guide partipants in voice production and singing vocal runs; breath control and support techniques; good diction and pronunciation of text.

    At the end of the day there will be an informal sing-through of the choruses we have been studying. Family and friends will be welcome to come and listen.

    Cost - for the one-day workshop including lunch, refreshments and hire of scores:
    £20, or £10 for students. Registration and payment – please go to our website www.lpac.org.uk/creation

     
    28 September 2019 Singing Day with John Rutter - Wakefield. The Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir is thrilled that John Rutter is coming to Wakefield on Saturday 28th September to lead a fun-filled and inspirational day of singing. Widely regarded as the UK's leading living composer of choral music, John's works have achieved worldwide popularity. This singing day will include a mix of John’s own works and sacred anthems by other composers. Visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/john-rutter-singing-day-tickets-58953022076?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
     
    5 October 2019 Singing Day with John Rutter - Edinburgh Another sell-out Come and Sing is guaranteed as the ever-popular John Rutter returns to Scotland for a special event for Waverley Care’s 30th anniversary year. Early booking is recommended! Visit https://www.waverleycare.org/rutter
     
    18 - 20 October 2019

    Sing African and Gospel at Newfield Hall, Malhamdale, North Yorkshire - Friday 18 - 20 October inclusive (leaving on the 21st) Suitable for all levels, we will sing a variety of African music and explore some lovely gospel harmonies with an opportunity to try some improvisation.  Chris Hale is running singing holiday breaks with HF Holidays around the UK - this is a very friendly holiday company and their ethos is on creating an atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable, whether they are holidaying alone or with a friend or partner. All holidays are offered with full board and the food is excellent. Guests have the afternoon free to explore the area. Full details can be found at http://www.hfholidays.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/

     
    18 - 21 October 2019

    TIM KNIGHT MUSIC SINGING HOLIDAY- WHITCHESTER CHRISTIAN GUEST HOUSE, HAWICK, TD9 7LN

    For our third singing holiday, we are delighted to invite experienced singers to join us at Whitchester Christian Guest House and Centre, which is a non-denominational 19th Century house in a peaceful setting of three acres of grounds and woodland on the Scottish Borders near the town of Hawick. Whitchester grow as much of their own fruit and vegetables on site as they can in their walled garden, which means seasonal produce features regularly in their meals! The house is just off the A7 and served by an Edinburgh and Carlisle Rail Link Bus which regularly goes to stops nearby. Local bus routes connect the historic Borders towns making the untamed countryside of the Scottish Borders on the doorstep to explore.

    In this tranquil and atmospheric setting, Tim Knight will work on developing small group singing and confidence and will use music from all parts of Europe! Tim Knight is a keen ambassador for choral music and tradition and 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. This had led to consistent repeat bookings and excellent reviews from participants of his events (see below).

    Cost:             £279.00 per person (for an ensuite single or twin room)
                           £259.00 per person Early bird booking fee if deposit paid by 28th February 2019
    Please note – accommodation is very limited at this venue so early booking is advised!

    Itinerary:      Friday        -     4pm arrival, refreshments, dinner, introductory singing session
                         Saturday   -      Breakfast, singing sessions, lunch and dinner
                         Sunday     -      Breakfast, singing sessions, free time to explore area, dinner.
                         Monday     -      Breakfast and departure thereafter.

    Costs includes meals stated in the itinerary above (please note timings are flexible to suit the groups requirements). A deposit of £50.00 is required at the time of booking, with full payment required no later than 1st July 2019. A full itinerary and music packs will be sent in advance of the event.

    Please email mail@timknightmusic.com ASAP to request a booking form.

     
    21 - 24 October 2019

    Sing out Sister! at Newfield Hall, Malhamdale, North Yorkshire - Monday 21 - 24 October inclusive (leaving on the 25th). For ladies only - singing a selection of songs made famous by girl groups of the 50s and 60s - think Andrews Sisters, Ronettes, Crystals, Supremes ........ you will need some experience of singing in a group as some of these harmonies are very close and you need to hold on to your line! We will be singing a cappella with some piano chord support on occasions.   Chris Hale is running singing holiday breaks with HF Holidays around the UK - this is a very friendly holiday company and their ethos is on creating an atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable, whether they are holidaying alone or with a friend or partner. All holidays are offered with full board and the food is excellent. Guests have the afternoon free to explore the area. Full details can be found at http://www.hfholidays.co.uk

     

    8 - 10 November 2019

    An Introduction to Sight Singing at Peveril of the Peak, Dovedale, Derby - Friday 8 - 10 November (leaving on the 11th). Introduce yourself to the studies of reading music.  You will learn the basics of reading music in a fun and relaxed learning environment and progress will be gentle! At the end of the holiday you would have learnt to identify basic rhythms, understand the terminology and become more aware of how the notes on the page match the notes you're singing. Suitable for beginners. No sight-reading necessary.  Chris Hale is running singing holiday breaks with HF Holidays around the UK - this is a very friendly holiday company and their ethos is on creating an atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable, whether they are holidaying alone or with a friend or partner. All holidays are offered with full board and the food is excellent. Guests have the afternoon free to explore the area. Full details can be found at http://www.hfholidays.co.uk
     
    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/