Booking is now open for Summer School this year! This must-attend residential event offers training opportunities for choral enthusiasts of every kind – from musicianship and choral courses for singers, and Foundation and Intermediate choral conducting skills training, right through to the demands of the Advanced conducting course.
Courses scheduled will cater for all abilities and styles. Our perennially popular week-long choral conducting courses are available at Foundation, Intermediate 1 and 2 and Advanced levels, so whether you’re new to choral conducting or you want to build on the skills you’ve already acquired from previous SfP training, there’s an appropriate course for you.
Our popular, half-week Choral Courses run from Thursday to Sunday morning, with concert performances on Saturday evening. Tutors are yet to be announced, but we are offering our Consort Course, which is suitable for experienced singers and good sight readers who enjoy exploring challenging repertoire and singing in a small ensemble. Opera Choruses is for anyone wanting to explore the music, drama and passion of opera. Alternatively, if you would like to try your hand at singing a popular choral classic, then Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man might be for you.
Musicianship for Singers – perfect for singers wanting to develop or improve their sight-reading and vocal technique – runs as a week-long course this year, comprising two distinct strands. From Sunday to Wednesday, musicianship and notation sight reading skills development is taught, and then for the remainder of the week, students will participate in one of the choral courses most suited to them, putting into practice what they have learnt in the first four days.
An alternative to the musicianship course in the first part of the week is our Songs from the Shows Course, which features repertoire ranging from classic musicals through to more modern Broadway hits; this course is suitable for people with some experience of reading music.
We look forward to welcoming you for a truly memorable week!