Singing Courses & Choral Workshops & Training

24 January 2015

Sing Mozart Mass in C minor and Schubert Stabat Mater with Whitehall Choir at a workshop from 10:00am to 3:30pm, St Stephen's Church, Rochester Row, London, SW1P 1LE near Victoria Station.

Led by conductor Benjamin Goodson (, the workshop day is a brilliant chance to get to know these two beautiful pieces of music to be performed by the choir later in the term on Maundy Thursday 2 April at St John's Smith Square, London.

If you want to join a choir and like what you see and hear, you will be considered for audition at Whitehall's following rehearsal on Tuesday 27 January. Or of course in the Summer term which starts on 21 April.

Benjamin Goodson, the conductor, is energetic, fun, comes highly recommended by the choir's own conductor and music director, Paul Spicer, and has priceless pearls of singing wisdom to impart. If you would like to hone your singing technique, you'll have come to the right place!!

NOTE: Please bring your own copy of the Mozart C Minor Mass (edited by Robbins Landon). The Breitkopf edition of the Schubert Stabat Mater will be available to hire (see cost details below).

Tickets: £10 (plus £10 deposit for music hire, refundable at the end of the day). See:  for more details

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

31 January 2015

Blackburn Music Society host an OPEN WORKSHOP on Vaughan Williams’ SEA SYMPHONY, led by PAUL SPICER on Saturday, 31st January, 2015, at Salesbury Memorial Hall.  Tickets £12.  For further details, contact Joy Fielding 01254 248577

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

7 February 2015

Henley Choral Society warmly invites you to a day working on Bach St John Passion in German under inspiring  23-year old Musical Director, Benjamin Goodson. We will be looking at how Bach sets the Passion narrative, and the role that the chorus plays in portraying the drama. The workshop will suit singers who are familiar with the work, and who wish to explore the vocal qualities that the high drama of the piece demands. Come & Sing workshop from 10.30am – 5.00pm at St Mary’s, Henley-on-Thames.  Early-bird fee £15.00 p.p. for bookings before January 31st and £20.00 thereafter. Under 25s are free. Score hire available (we will be using New Novelleo Edition.) singing in German, with Will Balkwill as the Evangelist and with our superb regular accompanist David Smith.  As with previous HCS workshops, we offer a day singing and learning with an inspirational conductor, pleasant company - and great cakes!  Further information and registration form at  or contact Jenny Fleming, Workshop Coordinator on 01491 575165 email: with any questions. 

14 February 2015

Choral Workshop - Mozart Mass on C Minor. Music Schools Eton College with Tim Johnson, Precentor and Director of Music, Eton College.

10.30am Registration

11am to 1pm Workshop

1 to 2p.m. Lunch break – please bring your own sandwiches

2 to 4pm Workshop and Mini performance

Tickets £20 Each

Music: Peters Edition - loan copies available (£5 returnable deposit)

Further details from Mrs. R.E.Ussher,Tel: 01753-869427

Application form available on line at: -

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) or


7 - 8 March 2015

The Dartington Community Choir would like to invite you to join them and their guest conductor David Ogden at a two day workshop studying and singing JS Bach’s St John Passion. We will be singing  the large choruses and chorales in German and the crowd and dramatic choruses in English. This  non-residential workshop will  be held in the glorious surroundings of  Dartington Hall, near Totnes in Devon over the weekend of 7th and 8th March 2015. The choral fee is £45 and scores may be hired for the weekend. Accommodation if required is available at Dartington either in The Courtyard or in Higher Close at special rates. Please mention the workshop when booking: 01803 847147

Full details and an application form are available on the Dartington Community Choir web site:  

8 March 2015 Kingston Choral Society present a choral workshop featuring Karl Jenkin "The Armed Man". Registration from 9.30am The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. Workshop 10am to 4.30pm. Cost £12.00 (under 18s free). Numbers are limited so early registration is advised. Text 07766097600 or email
8 - 10 May 2015

Le Chant des Oyseaux run a choral workshop in Alix (Beaujolais - France) with Franck Pellé-Rolland, choral conductor. Repertoire PALESTRINA. Please visit our website

22 - 24 May 2015

West Gallery Music with Francis Roads. Due to popular demand, Francis Roads returns for another of his courses on West Gallery Music. The music is joyful, rewarding and easy church music, sung in town and country during the 18th and 19th centuries to whatever instrumental accompaniment might be available. Francis Roads’s course is especially suitable for singers who feel that they need practice in holding a part, and players of wind and bowed string instruments who would welcome ensemble experience. West Gallery music will be of special interest to choirs looking to expand their repertoire with straightforward but rewarding material Tutor website:

Resident: £265 Non-resident: £190  Code: 15/246 - 25% discount for Under 27s:   Resident: £198.75 Non-resident: £142.50 For more information and to book please visit

25 - 30 May 2015

Pennine Spring Music -Enjoy a singing holiday during Spring Bank Holiday week 25-30 May 2015, in the Pennine hilltop village of Heptonstall. A choir of amateur singers (SATB) is formed for the week, with participants coming from all parts of the country. Rehearsals are directed by Keith Orrell and performances of Handel: Coronation Anthems 1&3 and Rutter: Requiem will be accompanied by the Pennine Spring Orchestra whilst Schubert: Partsongs and Whitacre: Seal Lullaby will be sung during a chamber concert. All details or ring Secretary, Jean Leach 01422 843995

4 - 10 July 2015

Le Chant des Oyseaux run a choral workshop in Arradon (Brittany - France) with Franck Pellé-Rolland, choral conductor. Repertoire : MORLEY and MONTEVERDI. Please visit our website

11 - 18 July 2015

Le Chant des Oyseaux run a choral workshop in Arradon (Brittany - France) with Franck Pellé-Rolland, choral conductor. Repertoire : BYRD, BRAHMS, VILLETTE and GENTILINI. Please visit our website

1 - 8 August 2015

Le Chant des Oyseaux run a choral workshop in the abbey of Caunes-Minervois (Languedoc-Roussillon – south of France) with Franck Pellé-Rolland, choral conductor. Repertoire : HOMILIUS. Please visit our website

9 - 15 August 2015

Le Chant des Oyseaux run 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 : POULENC, MESSIAEN, VILLETTE, VAUGHAN WILLIAMS and BRITTEN. Please visit our website

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: