Throughout the year we run a number of different Choral Workshops; from community singing workshops to our popular workshops running alongside our Choral Pilgrimage tour. Follow the links below to find out more – there really is something for everyone
Choral Pilgrimage Workshops
Our popular Choral Pilgrimage Choral Workshops are a rare and rewarding opportunity for keen amateur singers to explore a variety of music inspired by The Sixteen’s own performances. Under the guidance of expert workshop leaders including The Sixteen’s associate conductor Eamonn Dougan, conductor and singer Rob Evans, and singer and practical scholar Sally Dunkley, workshops include advice on vocal technique (breathing technique, invigorating warm-ups, voice production) as well as performance interpretation and historical context. Singing enthusiasts are treated to a session of vocal coaching including advice on and insights into the historical context of the Choral Pilgrimage music.
In 2020, participants will be discovering the music of Victoria and Josquin in response to the music of the 2020 Choral Pilgrimage tour, The Call of Rome.
In 2019, The Sixteen launched a series of stand-alone choral workshops covering a range of topics and repertoire. Our 40th anniversary workshop took place during Sounds Sublime and, under the guidance of Eamonn Dougan, participants discovered, rehearsed and performed music from our 40-year history. Couch to Coloratura was launched in December 2019 to help choral singers who are performing oratorios such as Handel’s Messiah or Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Eamonn Dougan helped participants to navigate the highs and lows of these two composers virtuosic writing in a three-hour workshop, specifically designed to help singers successfully deliver the fast notes!
Future dates will be announced in the Spring of 2020.