In 2014, we introduced a range of 3-day choral courses at our residential Summer School, held at Keele University in Staffordshire. These have proved immensely popular, providing participants with the perfect opportunity to develop and improve their choral skills in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere.
Courses running at Summer School in 2019 are as follows:
Probably the best-known of Gabriel Fauré’s large works, and composed between 1887 and
1890, the Requiem focuses on eternal rest and consolation. This course, led by SfP tutor Jane Hampson, will suit you if you enjoy classical choral music and have some experience of singing in choirs.
Led by guest tutor Themba Mvula, this course offers an opportunity to explore a wealth of traditional and modern gospel music, with pieces learnt by rote rather than from scores. It is accessible to all levels of singing ability and you don’t have to read music to enjoy it.
Led by guest tutor Rupert Gough, who has a keen interest in Eastern European music, this course focuses on singing contemporary, classical choral music, in different languages and in multiple voice parts. This course will suit you if you are an experienced or trained singer who likes to sing challenging music in a smaller group.
Online booking for our choral courses at Summer School each year usually opens in late spring/early summer; full details and booking for this August can be found on the Summer School 2019 event listing. If you’d like to be notified about future Summer School choral courses and other singing events, we suggest you sign up to our e-newsletter for updates.