Choral Workshops

“Just wonderful – great atmosphere, fabulous music & inspiring teachers!”     Sue, London

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 practical scholar 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.

Repertoire

In 2017 participants will work on three pieces:

Poulenc Salve Regina

Palestrina Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui

Palestrina Agnus Dei from Missa L’homme armé

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.

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Tickets and booking

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday 16 January. Three hour workshops are £25 and four hour workshops are £30 per person. 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 tickets.ncem.co.uk. 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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