Our workshops

A Royal Occasion workshop led by James Vivian, March 2019

“The workshop was wonderful, the best I’ve been to – very well paced and completely inspiring.”

Our next workshop: we are planning to explore Rachmaninov’s seminal choral masterpiece –The All-Night Vigil – on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd October. Please see more details here.

In addition to our performance schedule, we organise biennial singing workshops which are open to all singers. These inspirational events are led by pre-eminent vocal musicians including Bob Chilcott, Stephen Cleobury, Ken Burton, David Lowe, Deborah Miles-Johnson, Giles Underwood, Sue Waters and Edward Caswell. Taking part in a workshop also provides a good introduction to the choir if you are thinking of joining us.

Our recent workshops have included a session on singing Bach, led by soprano Miriam Allan; an afternoon exploring the music of Thomas Tallis, directed by Rory McCleery, artistic director of the Marian Consort; and a workshop developing performance technique with mezzo-soprano, Sally Burgess.

The most recent of these, in March 2019, was led by James Vivian, Director of Music at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Having conducted at both the 2018 royal weddings, James was uniquely qualified to take us through a variety of music written for royal occasions.