Workshop archive

  • Sat

    02

    Oct

    2021

    Rachmaninov Vespers

    Led by Neil Ferris, Chorus Director of the BBC Symphony Chorus and Artistic Director of the professional chamber choir, Sonoro.

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    PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD
    Join us for an afternoon workshop exploring Rachmaninov’s seminal choral masterpiece, The All-Night Vigil, commonly known as the Vespers.
     
    The workshop will be lead by Neil Ferris, Chorus Director of the BBC Symphony Chorus and Artistic Director of the professional chamber choir, Sonoro. Neil will bring his considerable expertise, vocal knowledge and flair to work on music that is as rich as it is rewarding, not to mention in Russian! After working through a varied selection of movements, the afternoon will culminate in a run-through of the works rehearsed.
     
    We will be singing in Church Slavonic and are delighted to have professional language coach, Frank Althaus, to guide us through the intricacies and subtleties of pronunciation. We will also be joined by our regular accompanist, Andrew Wells.
     
    Tickets: £20 | £15 concessions/under 28s (includes loan scores). Please use the booking form below.
     
    The workshop will run from 2:00–6:00 pm, with registration taking place from 1:30pm.
    Please note that all tickets must be booked in advance.
     
    Covid-19 arrangements
    St Peter’s Church is a Covid-secure venue and safety precautions will be in place. While masks will not be required for singing, we ask that participants wear a mask when moving around the Church. We also kindly request that all participants take a Lateral Flow Test on the morning of the workshop, and do not attend in the event of a positive result.
     
    Getting there
    The Church is a 15-minute walk from Turnham Green underground station (District Line) or you can catch an E3 bus. Alternatively, it is a 10-minute walk from South Acton or Acton Central overground stations. There is free parking in the surrounding streets.
     
    Refreshments
    Unfortunately due to current restrictions we are unable to serve refreshments. There will be a short break during the afternoon so you may wish to bring your own thermos and snack, as well as a bottle of water.
  • Sat

    02

    Mar

    2019

    A Royal Occasion Singing Workshop

    Led by James Vivian, Director of Music, St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

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    Join Petros Singers for an afternoon celebrating 400 years’ worth of music written for and performed at the great royal occasions. The workshop will be led by James Vivian who, as one of the few people to have conducted at a major royal ceremonial event in recent years, and certainly the only person to have conducted at two, is uniquely qualified. James will lead singers through a selection of music associated with royal weddings, funerals and coronations including Parry’s I Was Glad and Handel’s Zadok the Priest, amongst other favourites.

  • Sat

    04

    Feb

    2017

    Thomas Tallis Singing Workshop

    Led by Rory McCleery, artistic director of The Marian Consort

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  • Sun

    08

    Feb

    2015

    Bach Cantatas Singing Workshop

    Led by Miriam Allen, renowned soprano and teacher

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    Led by Miriam Allen, renowned soprano and teacher

  • Sun

    26

    Jan

    2014

    Handel's Israel in Egypt Singing Workshop

    Led by Alex Ashworth, baritone and teacher

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  • Sun

    14

    Oct

    2012

    Mozart Requiem Singing Workshop

    Led by Jane Highfield, Professor of Singing at the RAM

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