Singing Courses & Choral Workshops & Training

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28 December 2016 - 2 January 2017 Lacock Winter School, held between Christmas and New Year – the 28th of December to the 2nd of January. This will again be in Corsham, which has proved itself a convenient and accessible destination at what can be a hazardous time of year. The conductor will be Will Carslake. Will is one of the new generation of writers and composers to whom the environment is a prime concern. The main work will be the magnificent Western Wind Mass of Christopher Tye, around which Will has come up with a most imaginative programme based on the four elements. It will include a piece of his own, The Duel of the White-Necked Ravens. All the details of the course and more about Will are on the Lacock website
4 February 2017

Exeter Philharmonic Choir workshop on Elgar Dream of Gerontius

Andrew Millington will be leading a workshop in The Mint Methodist Church, Exeter. More details on 

4 February 2017

Thomas Tallis: Singing Workshop - St Peter’s Church, Black Lion Lane, Hammersmith, W6 9BE. 2-6pm (registration from1.30pm)

Join Petros Singers for an afternoon exploring the music of arguably England's greatest choral composer, Thomas Tallis. The workshop will cover motets and anthems from across Tallis' life - a period of unprecedented political and religious upheaval; few other composers so seamlessly adapted their own voice to reflect the times in which they lived. 

The workshop will be led by Rory McCleery who, as artistic director of the Marian Consort, is at the forefront of a new generation of musicians finding fresh verve in this timeless music. Rory will provide some vocal technique and voice training through a selection of the motets and anthems. After a break for tea we will then have the opportunity to sing through the pieces we have rehearsed. 

Rory directs and performs with The Marian Consort, the internationally-renowned early music vocal ensemble. In addition, he greatly enjoys working as a soloist and consort singer with leading specialist early music ensembles including The Monteverdi Choir, The Sixteen, The Gabrieli Consort and The Tallis Scholars.    

Please see for more information and bookings. Tickets, which include loan scores and refreshments, are £15 or £10 concessions/under 28s. All tickets must be booked in advance. 

8th, 15th & 22nd February

FREE course in female a capella harmony singing with Harmony InSpires in Appleton, near Oxford

The course will take place over 3 evenings from 7:30 – 10:00pm.

If you have enjoyed singing at some stage in your life but let it lapse, now is your opportunity to re-vitalise that hobby. Or maybe you currently sing but would like to try a different voice part, or have a go at singing in 4 part unaccompanied harmony. 

On this 3 week course, you will learn about developing good vocal technique, sing with other like-minded students, and hopefully have lots of fun!! Learning tracks are provided, so the ability to read music is not essential.

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12 - 17 February 2017

Canterbury Liturgical Music Course. Our next choral course, directed by Alistair Dixon and based in Canterbury Cathedral, will focus on singing 5 Choral Evensongs on 13th -17th February in the cathedral. In addition to works by Vaughan Williams, Howells, Stanford and Dyson, the repertoire will include lesser-known pieces by Ley and Biebl.The course fee includes all rehearsals and services, tea before Evensong and lunch on Friday. It also covers the cost of the music. The course fee does not include the cost of accommodation or other meals. A two-hour lunch break will allow participants time to eat locally. Canterbury Cathedral is situated centrally and is close to cafes, restaurants, shops and hotels.


Participants will assemble at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 12th February for registration before the first rehearsal.We regret that the course is unsuitable for people with reduced mobility, as the rehearsal area is accessed by very steep stairs.A deposit of £75 is payable upon application, to be refunded in the event of the application being unsuccessful or the cancellation of the course. To apply for a place on the course, fill in the form here.


Students and young adults may apply for a bursary to attend this course (see application form). Course Fee £150 (£75 upon application, with £75 on or before 1st December 2016)

24 - 26 March 2017

Away 2 Sing has organised a fun weekend of singing for men, based at the amazing Smith's Hotel in Weston Super Mare.

Men (wives and partners are welcome too), whether you sing in a choir or whether you want a fun weekend away singing or learning more about singing, come and join us. We'll be based at Smith's Hotel right on Weston's beautiful sea front. With the beach just across the road, a wide prom, balmy sea breezes, what more could you want other than a good weekend of singing?

Whether you think you have a good voice or not, you'll be very welcome. We'll provide all music copies you'll need but the ability to read music itself is not necessary.

Learning tracks will be available in advance where necessary. With learning time at a premium, we always use music in the finalé
 concert. Led by Peter Davies and Colet Patmore-Hill, both highly experienced teachers and choral leaders, we'll learn more about how to sing well and look after our voices as well as rehearsing for the Sunday afternoon finalé concert with Worle Chorale in the wonderful surrounds and acoustics of St John's Parish Church. 

Time will be available during Saturday afternoon to explore the town, beach and pier. Full details along with a sample itinerary and costs are available from our website: The deadline for receipt of bookings is Friday 24th February 2017 but places are limited and bookings are already coming in so don't miss out! Click here to make a booking

27 April - 1 May 2017

International Oratorio Choir - Choral Workshop in Spain

John Rutter - Magnificat

15 July 2017 Bach B Minor Mass Choral Workshop - Lancaster Priory, Priory Close, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1YZ. 10.30am - 4.00 pm. Music hire & refreshments are provided. There will be a meal break at lunchtime (please make your own arrangements for packed food / meal out). There is no particular dress code – just wear whatever is most comfortable. Please encourage your friends and family to attend the informal performance at 4pm on the day, for which entrance is free, and please encourage any other singers you know to come and join us. We are singing selected extracts from the work. Visit the Making Music website
1 October 2017

International Oratorio Choir - Choral Workshop 26 September - Poland

W. A. Mozart - Requiem, KV 626