We’re pleased to announce that for the third year running we have been awarded grant funding to support young choral conductors in their training. Successful applicants will attend a year’s worth of fully funded SfP conducting courses, additionally furthering their skills with practical opportunities between courses.
The National Teacher’s Choir is the brainchild of choral conductor and SfP Head of Events Ula Weber, and ex- Programme Director of Sing Up, Baz Chapman. The choir launched in February 2015 with SfP as a key partner. Here, Angie Jones shares her experience from the first weekend’s singing in Walsall.
How did you first become interested in music and how has that shaped where you are today? I joined my local church choir at the age of 8 and soon discovered I loved singing. In fact, from my first rehearsal, when I distinctly remember rehearsing Parry’s I Was Glad, I was really taken in. Growing […]
Former Sing for Pleasure student Oliver Tarney produces Golden Jubilee composition.
Read blog excerpts from a first time Summer School participant, Claire Gilliam.
Claire attended our new three day Chorale course in August 2014 for choir singers who already have some experience of reading music, she shares her experiences in a funny, honest and thoughtful account.
SfP tutors and conductors join Music for Youth at the 2014 School Proms
Elizabeth George leads her Hammerwich Ta-Rowdles choir in to the finals of The WI centenary choir Singing for Joy competition.
SfP tutor Imelda Shirley conducted a massed choir performance of a commissioned work at Music for Youth’s showcase Schools Prom in November 2014. A donation from Sing for Pleasure enabled choirs from the Greater Manchester Music Hub to attend. Read about Imelda’s experiences of this terrific event.