Choral Workshops

“A wonderful, uplifting musical experience!” May, Dublin

Our workshops offer keen choral singers the opportunity to delve deeper into some of the Choral Pilgrimage repertoire. Workshops are led by two prominent members of The Sixteen; associate conductor Eamonn Dougan and singer and musicologist Sally Dunkley.

Workshops are limited to 75 singers and offer a range of vocal coaching including warm ups, breathing techniques, stylistic advice, tuning and vocal blend. Also offered is an insight into the composer and the historical context of the pieces. Singers should be confident in holding their own line and have some experience of singing in a choir.


This year participants will work on two pieces – Arvo Part The Deer’s Cry and Byrd O lux beata Trinitas. The workshop music is sent out a month in advance and participants are encouraged to learn the notes beforehand so finer details can be explored.

Workshop dates and locations

Our Choral Workshops take place all over the UK. Find out if one is happening near you.

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Choral workshop video trailer

Hear from our associate conductor Eamonn Dougan and singer and practical scholar Sally Dunkley.


Tickets and booking

Tickets are £25/30 per person and participants are also offered a £5 discount to any own-promotion Choral Pilgrimage concert (the workshop place must be booked first).

Discounts can be used when booking concert tickets over the telephone with the National Centre for Early Music (01904 651485) or on their website Sheet music and break-time refreshments are included in the cost.

Please note that we offer a 50% discount to anyone under 18, in full time education or on Jobseeker’s Allowance. If you wish to book a discounted place please call our office on 020 7936 3420 and speak to a member of staff who will guide you through the booking process. You will be required to bring documentation to prove your status to the workshop.

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