Singing Courses & Choral Workshops & Training

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 Williamsí 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

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 musical director Jonathan Watts at a two day workshop studying and singing JS Bachís St John Passion. 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:  

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 Roadsís 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

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 Mozartís 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 SŁŖmayr. 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 Mozartís 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.

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