“The girls all really enjoyed the masterclass, and found it fascinating to learn about the career of a professional singer from Kirsty. She definitely inspired them to take their singing seriously and set their sights high”
Sam Hudson, Blackburn Cathedral
In 2013 we launched our first Chorister Masterclass Series, visiting Carlisle, Chelmsford, Liverpool, Liverpool Metropolitan and Peterborough Cathedrals. This year we have kindly received funding from The Monument Trust and Arts Council England to continue our work with young singers in the UK’s top cathedrals, abbeys and minsters.
Choristers take part in a masterclass with a member of The Sixteen, focusing on blend, vocal technique and consort skills. Workshops are adapted to the particular needs of each group and a variety of repertoire is covered, including pieces from our Choral Pilgrimage programme. The choristers are then invited to join us for the evening concert.
In 2017 we will work on repertoire from both our Bach Magnificat and Choral Pilgrimage programme, involving singers from Derby, Coventry, Croydon, Liverpool, Blackburn, Hull and Chelmsford.