Singing Courses & Choral Workshops & Training

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2022  
   
7 - 26 April

Sing away the Covid Blues: To get over the disappointment of having to cancel their favourite Christmas concert, the Radcliffe on Trent Male Voice Choir is inviting men from the area to join them in singing away the Covid blues by hosting a series of free singing workshops in 2022. The workshops start on 7th April, each Thursday evening for eight evenings from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, finishing on 26th April with a private and informal mini concert for family and friends. After the workshops you are welcome to join the choir but there is no obligation. We are hosting the workshops at the Methodist Church, Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent, NG12 2AG. The workshops will cover different aspects of singing and if you miss the first one do not worry, you can “drop in” and catch up.

Participants don’t need to be existing singers, or even good singers, as all are welcome AND an ability to read music is not essential! Each participant will have a mentor to help and guide them with the music, explain the different elements and voice ranges in the choir and introduce them to our friendly social side. The event is ready to go but anyone wishing to register an interest can phone the Media Officer Bill Hill 07972 013614 for information as we near the start of the course. AND if you miss the first session do not worry, you can always drop into one of the following sessions and catch up.

For those with further questions phone the Media Officer Bill Hill on 07972 013614 for a friendly chat and for the latest information on the Radcliffe Male Voice Choir, please go to the website:
www.radcliffeontrentmvc.org

 
18 - 10 April Cambridge Choral Academy Singing Retreat at Corpus Christi College.

Cambridge Choral Academy Singing Retreats are an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich choral life of Cambridge; with accommodation in one of the historic colleges, opportunities to sing in college chapels under the direction of experienced choral directors from the Oxbridge tradition, and complementary cultural and educational talks, it’s also a chance to meet new friends who share a passion for singing.

Each of our retreats includes full group and chamber choir sessions, coaching on singing technique, historical and repertorial expertise; and liturgical performances in college chapels.

More details Visit https://cambridgechoral.com/singing-retreats/
 
20-23 April 

Paul Spicer’s English Choral Experience, a singing course in St George’s Church, Cullercoats on the Northumberland coast. This magnificent church has a wonderful acoustic and we shall be singing Gibbons - Hosanna to the son of David; Tallis - O nata lux; Purcell - Lord, how long wilt thou be angry?, Hear my prayer O Lord and Remember not, Lord, our offences; Elgar - Weary wind of the west and The Prince of Sleep; Samuel Barber - To be sung on the water; Paul Spicer - His heart’s desire; Howells - In youth is pleasure. Course director, the renowned choral conductor, Paul Spicer.

Details and booking on the website englishchoralexperience.co.uk 

 
26 - 29 May

Le Chant des Oyseaux - Choral workshop The choral workshop will be held in Alix (Beaujolais-France) and will focus on English music by Tomkins, Byrd & Purcell.
Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland. More information : https://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr

 
17 - 19 June Choir Camp 2022 with Russell Thompkins Jr (the Stylistics) at Dunfield House, Werst Midlands. Commencing on the Friday evening, a delicious buffet of home-cooked food will be served as we mingle and settle in. We’ll then sing a range of musical and vocal styles; conductor Matthew Jones is already writing six-part arrangements for the occasion. After some songs around the campfire and a nightcap or two, it’ll be ‘lights out’ before waking up to a full English breakfast, setting us up for a busy Saturday of music-making. There’ll be time during the day to take a swim or wander through the labyrinth. In the evening, we will don our glad rags and dance the night away, after a champagne reception and gala dinner! Visit https://www.spiceuk.com/events-holidays/choir-camp-2020-with-russell-thompkins-jr-at-dunfield-house
 
9 - 16 July

Le Chant des Oyseaux - Choral workshop The choral workshop will be held in Arradon (Brittany-France) and will focus on 20th & 21st century music by Clarke, Pärt, Vasks & Hamilton. Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland
More information : https://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr

 
17 - 23 July

Paul Spicer’s English Choral Experience. A week of fine choral singing, excellent food and convivial company in the magically situated Dore Abbey, Herefordshire. Experience an inspirational choral course with the opportunity to jopin the course Consort. With a multi media exhibition, this week becomes a mini Arts Festival. The course needs tenors please (otherwise fully booked in other parts). For details visit www.englishchoralexperience.co.uk

 
30 July - 6 August

Le Chant des Oyseaux - Choral workshop The choral workshop will be held in the charterhouse of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez (Loire-France) and will focus on music by Palestrina, Gombert, Mäntyjärvi, Lasso & Kramarz: Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland
More information : https://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr

 
31 July - 7 August Sherborne Summer School of Music - Cappella Chamber Choir with James Davey.
The Cappella Chamber Choir welcomes keen, reasonably accomplished singers to a week of wonderful music making. choice repertoire and good company. Why not meet old friends and make new ones in what could be the most rewarding week of your summer.

For complete information about the summer school and its concerts please visit: www.sherbornesummerschoolofmusic.org

 
7 - 14 August

Sherborne Summer School of Music - Lighter Side Choral Course with Sue Hollingworth. A week of exciting music making for singers with a keen ear and sense of rhythm. Here you will find foot stomping fun pieces with plenty of sentimental nostalgia to keep the emotions balanced. Be prepared to work hard but essentially, remember to bring a loud costume for the concert!

For complete information about the summer school and its concerts please visit: www.sherbornesummerschoolofmusic.org

 
7 - 14 August

Sherborne Summer School of Music - Choral Course with Katie Thomas. This year the Choral Course celebrates music about the ‘stars and the sea’ with pieces including Bach’s How bright the morning star and Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony. Participants in this course should expect an altogether uplifting and enthralling chorister feast.

For complete information about the summer school and its concerts please visit: www.sherbornesummerschoolofmusic.org

 
7 - 14 August

Sherborne Summer School of Music - Voices in Harmony with Douglas V Watts. ´Ditch the Dots´ - Harmony singing for the joy of it! A course for people who want to sing unaccompanied and in harmony without using sheet music. It is suitable for both music readers and non-music readers allowing everyone to “sing from the souls of their feet” without the discipline of being rooted in the printed page. A large variety of music from ‘folk and pop’ to ‘classical and jazz’ will be sung and performed in a concert at the end of the week

For complete information about the summer school and its concerts please visit: www.sherbornesummerschoolofmusic.org

 
8 - 14 August

NLMS Music Summer School, 8 - 14 AUGUST 2022, Newbury, Berkshire. Places are still available on the Choral Course, especially for tenor and bass voices.Join us for a challenging and enjoyable week of singing in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Professional tutors provide expert coaching in every voice. There are many optional activities, a concert every evening and plenty of opportunity for enjoying the extensive grounds, swimming pool and socialising in the bar. 

To apply visit the NLMS Music Summer School website at https://nlmsmusic-summerschool.co.uk/

 
13 - 20 August

Le Chant des Oyseaux - Choral workshop The choral workshop will be held in Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne (Ain-France) and will focus on madrigals and songs by Arcadelt, Palestrina, Morley, Vásquez & Romero. Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland
More information : https://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr

 
14 - 20 August

Chester Choral Week @ Chester University. The Choral Week is now in it's 26th year having previously been run in Harrogate and laterly Cranleigh. The Choral week prepares singers for 2 concerts. Our main concert will be held in Chester Cathedral on Friday, 19th August and the course members, known as the North of England Festival Chorus {NEFCho}, will perform the Brahms and Faure Requiems. A chamber choir repertoire concert will be held at St Thomas’ Church on Wednesday, 17th August. Alongside this we hold masterclasses, singing lessons and a full evening social programme. Apart from the optional singing lessons, everything is included.

Most of our members, in fact approximately 90 percent of our members, are returners. We have singers travelling from France, Belgium, The Netherlands and even the USA, for their Summer fix of singing!

For further information including cots and applications visit https://www.ccweek.co.uk/

 
20 - 27 August

Choral Course in Galicia with Neil Ferris. Join us in the beautiful Galicia region of Spain for a summer singing holiday. Both of these courses will be held at the spectacular Parador de Monforte de Lemos in Galicia, Spain, a former Benedictine monastery originating from the 9th century. The Parador is built around a stunning Neo-classical cloister and has excellent accommodation, a swimming pool, and is the ideal setting for a great week of music-making, relaxation and discovering the best that this fantastic region has to offer. A healthy combination of music, delicious food and wine and an active social schedule will guarantee a memorable holiday. Link: https://heliconarts.co.uk/courses/choral-2022-ferris/

 
24 - 27 August

Le Chant des Oyseaux - Choral workshop The choral workshop will be held in Alix (Beaujolais-France) and will focus on music by Costeley, Victoria, Bach & Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (excerpt). Tutor : Franck Pellé-Rolland
More information : https://choral-workshops.monsite-orange.fr

 
27 August - 5 September Choral Course in Galicia with Hilary Campbell. Join us in the beautiful Galicia region of Spain for a summer singing holiday. Both of these courses will be held at the spectacular Parador de Monforte de Lemos in Galicia, Spain, a former Benedictine monastery originating from the 9th century. The Parador is built around a stunning Neo-classical cloister and has excellent accommodation, a swimming pool, and is the ideal setting for a great week of music-making, relaxation and discovering the best that this fantastic region has to offer. A healthy combination of music, delicious food and wine and an active social schedule will guarantee a memorable holiday. Link: https://heliconarts.co.uk/courses/choral-2022-campbell/
 
16 - 18 September Cambridge Choral Academy Singing Retreat at St Catherine´s College

Cambridge Choral Academy Singing Retreats are an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich choral life of Cambridge; with accommodation in one of the historic colleges, opportunities to sing in college chapels under the direction of experienced choral directors from the Oxbridge tradition, and complementary cultural and educational talks, it’s also a chance to meet new friends who share a passion for singing.

Each of our retreats includes full group and chamber choir sessions, coaching on singing technique, historical and repertorial expertise; and liturgical performances in college chapels.

More details Visit https://cambridgechoral.com/singing-retreats/