Birmingham Weekend for Singers, Conductors and Vocal Leaders

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Edgbaston High School for Girls

Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TS


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Course Description

PLEASE NOTE: Foundation and Intermediate 1 conducting courses running during the Birmingham Weekend are now fully booked. There are also very limited places on both Intermediate 2 and Advanced conducting courses – please email us to check availability BEFORE applying.

We are now taking bookings for courses at all levels at our next training weekend at Bolton on 4 and 5 November this year; if you’d like to secure a place now, click here to go to the Bolton Weekend listing.

Timings for the Birmingham Weekend:
Saturday – 9:30am-6:15pm
Sunday –    9:15am-3:45pm

Join us for our second training weekend for the year at our NEW venue in Birmingham, offering graded choral conducting courses at all levels!  Singers interested in singing with the conducting courses will also be most welcome.

Each course running during the weekend is designed to provide an engaging and encouraging environment in which participants can hone their skills and learn new techniques.

Our ever popular conducting courses will be held at Foundation, Intermediate 1 and 2 and Advanced levels  – so whether you’re new to choral conducting, or you’re looking to build on knowledge gleaned at previous training events, there’s an suitable training opportunity on offer for everyone. Details about course approaches at each level, together with information on course fees and suggested overnight accommodation, can be found in the Birmingham Weekend brochure.



  • Ula Weber
  • Mark Jordan
  • Manvinder Rattan

Who Should Attend?

  • Conductors
  • Vocal Leaders
  • Singers

Contact Details

Manvinder Rattan for bursary enquiries - further details available on our Bursary and Scholarship Information page. Ula Weber for general event enquiries.  

Fees and Application form

Foundation/Intermediate conducting courses £190 (non-members £230); Advanced conducting course £220 (non-members £260). Fees include all tuition, lunches, Saturday evening meal and refreshments. Saturday night bed & breakfast is not included. Worth noting: Sing for Pleasure membership entitles you to discounts on courses as shown, and on our songbook collections.

Individual annual membership is just £25 - consider becoming a member

Apply here


You can pay via the SfP online shop

You can also pay by bank transfer:

Account name: Sing for Pleasure

Sort code: 08-90-04 Account number: 65013498

In order to identify your payment please reference your transaction with your surname and course (e.g. Smith London18)

More Information

There is a charge of £70 (to cover food and refreshments) for those interested in joining the Foundation or Intermediate groups as singers.

What Next

We arrange day and residential courses, workshops, training days and bespoke events for singers, choirs, schools and teachers in the UK and abroad. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Sing for Pleasure conductor training is at four levels; Foundation, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2 and Advanced. Students move through the levels according to their experience and progress. Please visit our Conductor Training page for more details.

We publish a range of song collections containing a wide variety of enjoyable songs and arrangements from a broad selection of musical traditions. Please visit our Publication for Adults and Publications for Children pages for details, or go directly to our online shop to purchase songbooks.

We also have access to a variety of bursaries and scholarships. Please visit our Scholarship & Bursary Information page for more details.