Singing Courses & Choral Workshops & Training

 
2014  
   

18 October 2014

Patrick Hawes is giving a Choral Workshop on a new commission for Aliquando Chamber Choir ‘I Know the Music’ words of Wilfred Owen also Cherubini’s Requiem in C Minor. St Mary’s Church’s  Chantry House, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AU. Time – (10.30 Registration) 11 to  4pm (lunch break from 1 – 2pm) Refreshments will be provided on site but suggest you bring a packed lunch. Price to include score hire & hot drinks & a cream tea - £25 Students and observers  £5. To secure a place phone 01491 578238 email aliquando@sky.com Or fill in the form here

 
25 October 2014

Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man workshopJoin the Reigate and Redhill Choral Society to celebrate British composer Karl Jenkins' 70th Birthday in 2014, as part of special events taking place worldwide.

 

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, commissioned by the Royal Armouries, offers the hope of peace as an end to the horrors of armed conflict. 2014 marks both 100 years since the start of WW1 (1914) and 75 years since the outbreak of WW2 (1939). To commemorate these events RRCS is staging an exciting workshop. Participation will culminate in a special remembrance performance of this inspirational multi-award-winning Classic FM Hall of Fame chart-topper, The Armed Man : A Mass for Peace on Saturday 8 November. Non-performers can book tickets here

 

The workshop will be held at the United Reformed Church Hall, Shaw's Corner, Redhill, Surrey from 10.30am to 5.30pm. Tickets are £20 per singer.

 

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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

 
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

 
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 Mozart’s 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 Süßmayr. 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 Mozart’s 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/