Singing Courses & Choral Workshops & Training

 
2014  
   
15 November 2014

The Barbara Walton Singers are holding a Choral Workshop. It will be led by Gordon Stewart, of Songs of Praise fame. The main work will be the Faure Requiem, plus Ireland's Greater love hath no man and a couple of folk songs.

It will be held at the Longton Central Methodist Hall, Stoke-on-Trent from 9.30 for 10am until 4.30, with a public concert at 5pm. Tickets for concert only £5. Cost is £15 per singer, plus an optional £5 for a buffet lunch. Music will be provided for free, if necessary. All ages and voices welcome. See website www.barbara-walton-singers.org.uk for more details or contact info@barbara-walton-singers.org.uk

 

29 November 2014

In this insightful and enjoyable series of workshops, Tom Williams (choral director at St Martin-in-the-Fields) and members of his early music group, The Erebus Ensemble (Artists-in-Residence at Bristol Old Vic and recent prize winners at the London International A Cappella Choir Competition) explore the lives and music of two of the great Renaissance masters, Giovanni

Pierluigi da Palestrina and Tomas Luis de Victoria.

 

In November, the focus is on Palestrina and his wonderful masterpiece Missa Papae Marcelli, the work now considered to be the saviour of church music following the strict rulings of the Council of Trent. The workshops will take place at Clifton Cathedral between 1pm and 5pm (with a break for refreshments) and will be followed by a candlelit evening concert at 7.30pm, which will feature repertoire studied during the day, performed by the workshop choir, and reflections on the music by Williams and members of The Erebus Ensemble. 

 

Participants: £18 for each workshop

Lesley Lee Design

07825 998027

www.lesleyleedesign.co.uk

 
29 November 2014 Come and Join a Vocal Technique Day - Workshop with a difference Twickenham TW2 5QA. Enjoy finding your range & skills  & improve your performance using Mozart Requiem

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced singer, with a high or low voice, join us for this lively day. Patrick Martin and Viv Munday will help you aim to improve your voice and performance using choruses from Mozart Requiem.     

The score used will be the Novello edition. The suggested donation fee is £10.  £5 for a half-day. There are limited numbers of hire scores so please reply promptly.

For more details: infoteddchoral@gmail.com  http://www.teddingtonchoral.co.uk/ United Reform Church, 6 First Cross Road, Twickenham TW2 5QA

 
2015  
   
31 January 2015

In this insightful and enjoyable series of workshops, Tom Williams (choral director at St Martin-in-the-Fields) and members of his early music group, The Erebus Ensemble (Artists-in-Residence at Bristol Old Vic and recent prize winners at the London International A Cappella Choir Competition) explore the lives and music of two of the great Renaissance masters, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Tomas Luis de Victoria.

 

The group will look at arguably the finest of all 16th century composers, Victoria. Throughout his life, the Spanish composer wrote exclusively for the Church and left a large and impressive output spanning masses, magnificat settings and a collection of Responses for the ancient service of Tenebrae.

 

The workshops will take place at Clifton Cathedral between 1pm and 5pm (with a break for refreshments) and will be followed by a candlelit evening concert at 7.30pm, which will feature repertoire studied during the day, performed by the workshop choir, and reflections on the music by Williams and members of The Erebus Ensemble. 

Participants: £18 for each workshop

Lesley Lee Design

07825 998027

www.lesleyleedesign.co.uk

 
7 February 2015

Andrew Millington, Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral and the Choir's Director of Music, will lead a workshop to explore Mendelssohn's Elijah. The Workshop will be held at The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street, Exeter EX4 2AT. Registration opens at 09 30 with singing starting at 10 30. There will be a cameo performance of the work from 16 00 to approximately 17 00.

The cost of the workshop is just £15 including light refreshments but not lunch. Places are limited, so please book as soon as you can. Scores can be hired for the day for £2 if you do not have your own copy of the music. We will be using the Novello edition. In order that we can hire enough copies, please ensure that you indicate when booking if you do wish to hire a score Here is a map of the venue. There is no parking on site, but there are public car parks at Mary Arches nearby and at the Cathedral & Quay car park less than ten minutes walk away. Details of car parking can be found here. Both will open in a new window. Find out more on www.exephil.org.uk

 
8 February 2015

The Petros Singers present a Singing Worskop at St Peter's Church, Black Lion Lane, Hammersmith, London W6 9BE from 2.00-6.00pm. The repertoire will be Bach's Cantatas and the workshop will be led by Miriam Allen). Please book in advance £15 (under 25s £10) www.wegottickets.com/petrossingers or tickets@petrossingers.org

Website: www.petrossingers.org

 
13 - 18 October

International Oratorio Choir - Choral Workshop on Lake Garda (Italy) - 13-18 October 2015

W. A. Mozart - Requiem

Which piece will be worked on together?

The Requiem Mass in D minor (KV 626) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozartís is his final composition. Even though only two-thirds actually originate from Mozart himself, it is one of his best loved and admired works. Mozart died while writing the Mass. The piece was completed by his two students, Eybler and SŁŖmayr. The genesis and quality of later additions have been hotly debated for a long time. The strange circumstances in which the work was commissioned, and the chronological connection between this requiem mass and Mozartís rather early death has also inspired countless legends.

Where will the rehearsals be held?

On Lake Garda the International Oratorio Choir will be using the rehearsal rooms.

The lake presents a wonderful spectacle of natural luminescence and colours for an unforgettable musical event.

Where and when the concert will take place?

The concert will be held in Riva del Garda (Italy) on 17 October 2015 within the context of the 9th International Lago di Garda Music Festival.

More information about this project: http://www.choral-workshops.com/