Current News

Thalia Wild

It was with much sadness that we learnt earlier today of the passing of Thalia Wild, wife of Sing for Pleasure’s second Chairman, Jim Wild, and mother of Jill Wild (now Jill Henderson-Wild), formerly SfP’s Musical Director. Thalia was a remarkably patient and good-natured lady, whose warmth of character touched all who came into contact […]

Vacancy for a voluntary Commercial Lead

We’re currently looking for a Commercial Lead who understands – and empathises with – Sing for Pleasure’s aims and philosophy, and who is keen to contribute to its growth and success in a voluntary capacity.

A warm welcome to our Young Conducting Scholars for 2018-19

We’re delighted to confirm details of our scholarship recipients for this year’s Young Conductors Programme – originally funding was secured for five places, but the excellent credentials of the final six made it impossible to choose between them, and an additional scholarship has been funded from reserves.

Time to have your say about our website

We’re about to start developing a brand new website, as our existing one is in need of an overhaul… and we’d very much like to hear from you on what works, what doesn’t and what you’d like to see moving forward.

Save the date: MDEE Manchester, 11 October

If you work in the primary or secondary music education sector and you’re within relatively easy travelling distance, the Music & Drama Education Expo in Manchester this autumn is really not to be missed. It moves to a bigger and better venue, Old Trafford, for 2018 and there’s a whole host of free CPD opportunities […]

Young Conductors Programme 2018-19: scholarship applications now invited

Funding secured from various sources enables us to offer five scholarship places this year on our acclaimed training programme for aspiring young would-be choral conductors – and the application process is now open.

Vacancy for a voluntary Assistant to the Head of Conductor Training

Following Elisabeth Brierley’s appointment to a new post outside Sing for Pleasure, we’re looking for a replacement to fill this pivotal voluntary role, providing comprehensive support to Manvinder Rattan in his capacity as Head of Conductor Training.

Announcing a direct pathway to the LRSM Choral Directing diploma

In conjunction with ABRSM, we are delighted to announce today that our Advanced Conducting Course will now offer a direct pathway to the LRSM in Choral Directing. ABRSM examiners will be assessing defined rehearsals and performances for the first time at this year’s Summer School, which runs at Keele University from 11 to 19 August.

New data privacy laws – and keeping in touch

On 25 May, the new General Data Protection Regulations came into force – and in the run-up, we approached current and past members, course attendees and e-newsletter subscribers to check if they were happy to keep hearing from us.

Children’s Singing Weeks for 2018 now booking

Our popular five-day, non-residential summer school courses for talented young singers aged 9-13 are running again in Walsall and Stockport this year, and bookings are now being accepted. Read on for links to event listings at both locations!