Our 2022 Choral Workshops are a rare and rewarding opportunity for keen amateur singers to explore a variety of music inspired by The Sixteen’s own Choral Pilgrimage. Our team of singers and conductors, will share knowledge (in-person and in a supporting resource document) on the historical context of the music, life coaching, nutrition and vocal health, coming together to help you find your own voice and to help you shine in your own spheres of singing.
The 2022 Choral Pilgrimage features Parry’s Songs of Farewell which must surely rank among some of the finest choral works ever written. Deeply affected by the First World War, Parry sought poetry that would reflect not only peace and unity and the search for a better world, but also an escape from the horrors of war. The poems Parry chose to set are sublime, be they metaphysical poetry by John Donne and Henry Vaughan or the aching beauty of Thomas Campion’s verse. Perfectly complimenting the rich sonority of Parry’s Songs is a short piece by Campion.
Programme to include:
Campion Never, Weather-beaten sail
Parry My Soul, There is a Country from Songs of Farewell
Parry Never, Weather-beaten sail from Songs of Farewell
Additional repertoire to be confirmed
Music, plus supporting resources, will be sent out at least one month before the workshop date.