NEXT EVENT: Saturday 4th April 2020 - Elgar's The Music Makers
Love singing? You are invited to join amateur singers from across the country for this one-day choral workshop hosted by Worcester Festival Choral Society, exploring Sir Edward Elgar's choral classic The Music Makers in the magnificent surroundings of Worcester Cathedral ... not only in the heart of 'Elgar Country' but also in the building where the composer himself conducted many a concert.
The Come & Sing day will include singing, vocal tips, teamwork and an informal performance – all in the company of around 150 other musically minded people. A superb chance to discover a choral classic for the first time, or brush up on a favourite choral gem in a friendly atmosphere.
You’ll enjoy an engaging, one-day rehearsal of Elgar's The Music Makers, under the expert choral direction of Worcester Festival Choral Society's Conductor - and Worcester Cathedral's Music Director - Samuel Hudson, and seated with others in your voice part (SATB).
You don't have to have choral experience, but some ability to read music is useful.
Tickets are £20 for adults and £10 for full time students (under 18s accompanied by an adult). Within that we’ll lend you a vocal score for the day, and lay on free tea and coffee . You can also treat yourself to our home-made cake, pre-order one of our delicious packed lunches, or eat at the Cathedral café or one of historic Worcester's many nearby restaurants.
After the day’s three singing sessions, we conclude with an informal afternoon performance (3:40pm-4.45pm) in the same venue … which family and friends can attend free of charge.
When and where?
Saturday 4th April 2020
Worcester Cathedral, 8 College Yard, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2LA
Registration from 9:30am, for a 10:15am start – day finishes by 5pm
BOOK YOUR PLACE:
ONLINE: From January 2020 you can book your ticket and optional packed lunch online HERE (booking deadline 30th March 2020). More details about the day can also be found in our downloadable PDF information leaflet, available on this page from January.
BY POST: Alternatively, from January 2020 you can download our PDF information leaflet from this page, and return the postable booking slip (booking deadline 30th March 2020).
Below: Photos taken at our April 2019 Come and Sing workshop, Beethoven's Mass in C - with conductor Samuel Hudson:
Below: Photos taken at our April 2018 Come and Sing workshop,Verdi's Requiem - with conductor Piers Maxim:
Below: Photos taken at our April 2017 Come and Sing workshop, Elgar's Dream of Gerontius - with conductor Christopher Allsop:
Below: Photos taken at our April 2016 Come and Sing workshop, Mendelssohn's Elijah - with conductor Peter Nardone:
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