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  
     
    17 - 24 June 2018

    June Week for Advanced Singers in Avila directed by David Skinner. We will return to our much loved city of Avila for another week of unaccompanied Renaissance gorgeousness, this time with David Skinner. A good standard of sight-reading is required and singers will be asked to complete a more detailed application form. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/avila-singing-holiday

     
    21 June 2018

    Barcarolle Choir and its Music director Sam Evans present two singing workshops at the French Protestant Church, 8-9 Soho Square, W1D 3QD

    What: Two groups: 
    *11:00-12:30: Pop, jazzy songs all abilities welcome
    *13:00-15:00: contemporary and classical repertoire. For more experienced singers

    Prices:  Pop group: £15; Classical group: £20 - For information and tickets: info@barcarollechoir.com and/or www.barcarollechoir.com

     
    30 June 2018

    Jubilate Choir Choral Workshop St Matthew's Church, Chichester Road, Croydon, CR0 5NQ. Vivaldi Gloria and Rutter Gloria. Scores will be provided.
    Registration 10am, Informal performance 5pm. Workshop fee, £15. Under 18, £5. Performance £5. Refreshments will be available.
    Online registration www.jubilatechoir.co.uk; email - info@jubilatechoir.co.uk or contact Chris on 020 3509 3120

     
    30 June 2018

    Come and Sing Faure Requiem; The workshop will comprise vocal training, teamwork and performance in the company of others who love choral music. This will be a day for improving your singing skills in a friendly atmosphere. Westonbirt School, Tetbury GL8 8QG

    We invite you to come and sing with us. You’ll meet Jules Addison and Lorraine Wild and take part in an engaging rehearsal of Faure’s Requiem. You'll meet other musically-minded people from across Gloucestershire, enjoy small workshop opportunities and find out more about find out more about a new Chamber Choir launching in September 2018. We’ll give you details of our inaugural season so you can join and/or support us.

    10:30 Registration
    11:00 Morning Rehearsal
    12:30 Picnic Lunch in Westonbirt Gardens (Bring your own lunch.)
    14:00 Afternoon Rehearsal
    18:30 Performance
    Morning and afternoon refreshment will be provided.

    REGISTER ONLINE: https://come-and-sing.eventbrite.co.uk or email: lwild@westonbirt.org

     
    1 - 8 July 2018

    Sing Brahms Requiem in Dresden directed by Colin Durrant. Dresden was a huge hit during our first visit last year and was heavily oversubscribed. With a four-star hotel backing onto the River Elbe, great museums, exquisite architecture, and a visit to the Meissen porcelain workshops it's no surprise. Here is a second chance to experience all this. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/dresden-singing-holiday

     
    7 - 14 July 2018

    Le Chant des Oyseaux - Choral workshop in southern Brittany, France. Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland
    The workshop will be held in Arradon, in the gulf of Morbihan and will focus on German Romantic music for women's voices by J. Brahms. 
    More information : http://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr

     
    13 - 15 July 2018

    Choral Weekend with Jonathan Willcocks - Tutor: Jonathan Willcocks
    We are delighted to welcome distinguished conductor and composer Jonathan Willlcocks to direct this course, which will focus on a range of European sacred choral music, including works by Bruckner, Fauré, Mozart and Rachmaninov, together with Jonathan’s own choral music. Please note that you must already have reasonable experience of choral singing to get the most from this course, which is not for beginners.
    http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=2049

     
    15 - 22 July 2018

    A Week in Budapest directed by Patrick Craig. This will be our third visit to the exotic Hungarian capital. Expect dinner on a Danube cruiser, great scenery, good food and wine, and a week of pleasant, good-humoured, music-making under the baton of Patrick Craig. The week will feature a mix of Renaissance and more recent repertoire More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/budapest-singing-holiday

     
    21 - 22 July 2018

    Join a mass choir of singers of all ages and abilities to perform in a concert in celebration of the 65th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne. Singers will receive expert tuition from leading professional soloists who will perform in the concert. The programme will include Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Parry’s I was Glad among other Coronation-themed goodies.

    Spend the weekend learning these works through a series of workshops and sectionals and gain top singing tips from our professional choral singers. The weekend culminates in a concert with the children of the Britten Music Course in Gresham’s Memorial Chapel at the Senior School in Holt on the opening weekend of the Holt Festival.

    This non-residential weekend runs from 9am – 6pm on Saturday 21 July and from 9am on Sunday 22 July followed by a concert at 4.30pm.

    £40 inclusive of all tuition, score hire, tea and coffee throughout the weekend. Gresham’s Memorial Chapel, Senior School, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA. Contact Mrs Fiona Ross fross@greshams.com

     
    22 - 28 July 2018

    Paul Spicer’s English Choral Experience Abbey Dore Week, Herefordshire. A week of fine choral singing, excellent food and convivial company in the magically situated Dore Abbey. Experience an inspirational choral course under the leadership of renowned choral conductor, Paul Spicer, with the opportunity to join the course Consort. With an extensive multi media exhibition, this week becomes a mini Arts Festival. For more information and to book: www.englishchoralexperience.co.uk/AD-course.php

     
    28 July - 4 August 2018

    Le Chant des Oyseaux - Choral workshop in Occitania, southern France. Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland
    The workshop will be held in Caunes-Minervois Abbey, in the area of the Minervois vineyard and will focus on English music of the early twentieth-century by Parry, Elgar and Holst.

    More information : http://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr
     
    5 - 12 August 2018

    Assisi Summer School directed by David Skinner. This will be the last Assisi week directed by David Skinner for a while so don’t miss it. We will study a carefully selected programme of unaccompanied Early Music masterpieces concluding with a concert in the Basilica of San Francesco. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/assisi-singing-holiday 

     
    18 August 2018

    Come & Sing! Opera Chorus Workshops with Waterperry Opera Festival Director Bertie Baigent, a rising star on the UK conducting scene, across the weekend, giving attendees a chance to learn an opera chorus with him and sing it through with the Festival’s orchestra-in-residence, the London Young Sinfonia. www.waterperryoperafestival.co.uk/talksworkshops

     
    18 August - 1 September 2018

    The Berwang International Holiday Music Course combines intensive music making with a holiday based in the village of Berwang in the Austrian Tyrol. All music sessions are held in English. The course consists of a choir, a string orchestra and a wind ensemble who sometimes work independently and sometimes in a variety of combinations. The main work for 2018 is Haydn’s Nelson Mass which will be performed in the village church and again as part of a service at Stams Abbey. We will also rehearse/perform a wide variety of music from a range of periods and in various styles. New for 2018 is a junior choir for children aged 6-13, those aged 14 and over are welcome to join the main choir/instrumental groups.

    Should family or friends wish to join us for the holiday activities, but not take part in the music sessions, we have a category known as Listeners who will be made very welcome. A variety of accommodation is on offer to suit all pockets. For further details, or to book a place, please visit www.musicholiday.com or email admin@musicholiday.com.

     
    19 August 2018 Come & Sing! Opera Chorus Workshops with Waterperry Opera Festival Director Bertie Baigent, a rising star on the UK conducting scene, across the weekend, giving attendees a chance to learn an opera chorus with him and sing it through with the Festival’s orchestra-in-residence, the London Young Sinfonia. www.waterperryoperafestival.co.uk/talksworkshops
     
    19 - 24 August 2018

    English Summer School, Bath directed by Nigel Perrin Based in the beautiful and historic City of Bath we will work on an exclusively English programme concentrating on the music of Purcell and his contemporaries. There will be opportunities for solo and semi-chorus work. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/bath-singing-holiday

     
    20 - 30 August 2018 Università degli Studi di Genova CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE DI STUDI ITALIANI Summer Vocal Course for Solo and Choral Singers « PAROLE e MUSICA » August 20 – 30, 2018 Pergolesi, Durante, the delight of Neapolitan School application deadline : June 30, 2018 For the fifth year the University of Genua (Italy) offers a ten days camp aimed at learning, improving and performing italian language and vocal music. There will be opportunities for singers, chorus members and both for those with and without formal training. Two projects will run side by side ; one to stage a choice of solo arias from operas, oratorios or chamber music and the second to sing italian choir music selected from works of Neapolitan Masters. Instruction will focus on the core fundamentals of singing in italian, breathing, prononciation and diction. The course will take place at the lovely Santa Margherita Ligure, inside the Tigullio bay and is suited to all ages. Our choice is not to audition singers and provide an open access. Places will be limited (only 24 participants will be admitted) so register early to be sure of your place; the course, hosted at the historic villa Durazzo (XVIth) will culminate in a choral concert, free, on Thursday 30 August, 9pm, at villa Durazzo featuring pianist Teodoro. For details Contact the University of Genova : in France : in Italy : e-mail : Palazzo dell’Università stagechoral-musicaeparole@yahoo.fr Via Balbi, 5 - 20126 Genova phone : +33(0)652294477 tel. : +39 010 2099867 or tel : +39 010 2099868 fax : 0039 010 2099869
     
    26 August - 1 September 2018

    Singers Abroad, which launches this year with a week in beautiful Friuli in north-east Italy.  The course is for choral singers of all ages, and includes five days of singing, culminating in a concert on the Friday evening in one of the oldest churches in the region.  Accommodation is provided in 4-star Eurohotel Palace Maniago, and the course includes four group meals together, opening and closing drinks receptions, and visits to nearby UNESCO World Heritage sites Lake Barcis, Cellina Gorge, Cividale del Friuli and the Nonino grappa distillery!


     The deadline for applications is 1 May 2018.  www.singersabroad.co.uk has all the details.

     
    30 August - 2 September 2018 Singing Retreat at Old Swinford Hospital with Hannah Brine

    Love singing? Want to immerse yourself in wonderful surroundings and make music with a friendly and welcoming group of singers from all backgrounds? Then we would love for you to join Hannah Brine's Singing Retreat 2018 at Old Swinford Hospital, near Birmingham (www.oshsch.com) from the 30th August to 2nd September 2018.

    What can you expect to do whilst on retreat? Led by conductor Hannah Brine you will learn gorgeous songs in 3 and 4 (and sometimes more!) part harmony as well as meeting fun, like-minded people and indulging in fabulous food prepared by our in-house chef. Hannah will be joined by guest conductor Patrick Barrett for the weekend who will lead a workshop or two too.

    Conductor Hannah Brine runs choirs in London including the award winning Victoria Park Singers and Kensington Singers. She has also delivered choral workshops for organisations including the NHS, ITV, Channel 4, Selfridges and Rothschild. She is currently taking the Estill Certified Master Teacher course (CMT) and teaches at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.  She coached the choir for Gary Barlow's West end show - The Girls -  performances at the 2016 Royal Variety Show and the 2017 Olivier Awards.

    The total price for the retreat is £450 for residential delegates, with a £150 non refundable deposit to secure your place with the final balance due by June 1st. These prices are based on a twin room sharing/double rooms - there will be an additional supplement of £30 for a single room.

    We are also offering day delegate places (with all meals included but no accommodation) for £300, with a £100 non refundable deposit to secure your place with the final balance due by June 1st. This would be suitable either for local singers or singers who would prefer to stay in a hotel/B&B. Please contact us for a list of suggested B&Bs.  

    We have an in-house chef who will cater to all dietary requirements. If you would like us to help coordinate travel for you please let us know.

    For questions please contact Hannah on hannah@hannahbrine.co.uk. For more information visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3198074

     
    1 September 2018

    Trowbridge Chorus Choral Workshop.   St.James’ Church, Trowbridge, BA14 8RU.  2.00 p.m. – 5 p.m. New singers of all voices welcome. £7.00 includes hire of scores. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Coronation Mass K317;      Handel – Zadok the Priest. Tchaikovsky – Crown of Roses.   Enquiries : 01225 765573.    Registered Charity No.293240.

     
    2 - 9 September 2018

    Church Music of the Portuguese Masters, Evora directed by David Allinson. The walled city of Évora and, in particular, its stunning cathedral, is the epicentre of the ‘Golden Age’ of Portuguese polyphony. We will study music by the three greatest composers of the time, Manuel Cardoso, Duarte Lobo and Filipe de Magalhães, and sing a concert in the cathedral. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/evora-singing-holiday

     
    15 September 2018

    Choral Workshop - Handel's Messiah: Do you enjoy singing? London Pro Arte Choir invites you to come and explore selected choruses from Messiah. Have fun and improve your singing skills with like-minded people
    Saturday 15 September 2018   – 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 with

    Tom Winpenny, Music Director of LPAC and Assistant Master of the Music at St. Alban’s Cathedral   www.tomwinpenny.org

    Tom Appleton, co-founder of the Come and Sing Company, former member of the Monteverdi Choir and BBC Proms soloist   www.comeandsingcompany.co.uk

    Charles Andrews, piano accompanist for LPAC

    The musical team will guide participants in voice production and singing vocal runs breath control and support techniques good diction and pronunciation of text 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 ad payment – please go to our website www.lpac.org.uk/messiah

     
    22 - 23 September 2018

    Paul Spicer’s ECE Camerata in Durham Castle, County Durham. Be one of around 30 experienced singers joining the renowned choral conductor, Paul Spicer, to perfect and perform choral chamber music in the stunning setting of Durham Castle, which together with Durham Cathedral, forms one of the most famous vistas in Britain and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    For more information and to book: www.englishchoralexperience.co.uk/Durham-course.php

       
    23 - 30 September 2018

    Osborne Sherry Summer School, Spain directed by Jeremy Jackman Based near Jerez in the heart of the Spanish sherry region we will enjoy a week of sun, sea  - and sherry. We will enjoy tastings of award-winning sherry and Iberian ham and pay a visit to nearby Cadiz and Gibralter. There will be a choice of four-star and five-star accomodation. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/cadiz-singing-holiday

     
    10 - 14 October 2018

    The Glory of Venice This popular long weekend is always fully booked so stand by in January to apply in good time. We stay in the best part of Venice, near to all the sights but away from the crowds. And we get to sing Venetian music in Venice. No wonder it's so successful. Pictures from  last year here. More information here: http://www.runbysingers.org/venice-singing-holiday

     
    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

     
    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 - 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