Bolton Weekend for Singers, Conductors and Vocal Leaders

Mere Hall

Merehall Street, Bolton, BL1 2QT


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Course Description

2-3 November 2019

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

Join us this Autumn for our final training weekend in 2019, at a magnificent NEW venue in Bolton; we’ll be running a host of courses designed specifically 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’ll be offering our 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 includes Vivaldi: The Four Seasons and Warlock: Capriol Suite.

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

In addition, we are running our Musicianship for Singers Course at Foundation level, for those who would like to gain an understanding of music theory from a singer’s perspective and develop sight reading skills in a lively, supportive environment. If you are unsure which MfS course level is right for you to start at, please email the programme leader to check.

More information on the various courses running over the weekend can be downloaded below:
Bolton Weekend 2019 brochure


  • Manvinder Rattan
  • Jane Hampson
  • Imelda Shirley
  • Tomos Watkins
  • Rebecca Berkley

Who Should Attend?

  • Choral and Orchestral Conductors
  • Vocal Leaders, including Teachers
  • 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.

For event booking terms & conditions click here.

Annual membership offers a host of benefits and discounts for just £40 (£15 for under-26s) - consider becoming a member.

Apply here


Please pay via the SfP online shop

More Information

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.