Bolton Weekend for Singers, Conductors and Vocal Leaders

Bolton Music Centre

New York, Bolton, BL3 4NG


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Course Description

PLEASE NOTE: THE ORCHESTRAL COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Anyone interested in taking this course has an opportunity to do so at our London training weekend on 2 and 3 February.

3-4 November 2018

Saturday – 10:00am-6:15pm
Sunday – 9:15am-3:30pm

Join us this coming Autumn for our training weekend in Bolton, packed with courses to develop and improve your conducting or singing skills! Online booking is now open.

Alongside our popular choral conducting courses at Foundation and Intermediate 1 and 2 levels, we will be running an Orchestral Conducting Course – perfect for individuals looking to extend their conducting skills to include this area, or for those who already have some experience.  Repertoire for students on the Orchestral Course will appear here once confirmed.

Ideally, Orchestral Course participants should have completed our choral conducting programme to at least Intermediate 2 level, but others with orchestral experience will also be considered.

In addition, we are offering our Musicianship for Singers Course at Foundation level, for those who would like to work on their vocal technique and sight reading skills. If you are unsure which course level is right for you to start at, take our short pre-course assessment to find out .

More information on the numerous courses running over the weekend can be downloaded below:
Bolton Weekend 2018 brochure


  • Manvinder Rattan
  • Jane Hampson
  • Rebecca Berkley

Who Should Attend?

  • Choral and Orchestral Conductors
  • Vocal Leaders
  • Singers

Contact Details

Ula Weber for general event enquiries. (For bursary enquiries, please visit our Bursary and Scholarship Information page for details of how to apply; if you have any additional questions, please contact Manvinder Rattan.)

Fees and Application form

Foundation/Intermediate courses £200 (non-members £240); Orchestral course £230 (non-members £270); Musicianship for Singers course £160 (non-members £200). 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 and our songbook collections.

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

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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)

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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.