Saturday 7th April 2018
College Hall (alongside Worcester Cathedral), Worcester, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Calling all singers!
Join hosts Worcester Festival Choral Society and friends for our exhilarating 'Come and Sing' Verdi’s Requiem one-day choral workshop in Worcester's historic College Hall on Saturday 7th April 2018. A chance to learn and enjoy the choruses from a true choral classic!
Possibly the most dramatic and memorable piece the composer ever wrote, Verdi’s Requiem – featuring choruses such as Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) – is a musical ‘blockbuster’ that sends shivers down the spine, and is staggeringly beautiful too.
You’ll be joining around 100 singers of all kinds to either experience this choral classic for the first time, or to brush up on a favourite choral gem. You don't have to have choral experience, but some ability to read music will enable you to get the most from the day.
We'll be singing under the baton of esteemed opera conductor and chorus master Piers Maxim (pictured below left), a former chorister at St Paul's Cathedral who has conducted in New York, Beijing and Cape Town and was former chorus master for the Belgiam National Opera. He is now Director of Music at Great Malvern Priory and Conductor of Elgar Chorale. Piers will be accompanied by pianist, teacher and choral director Euodia Jordan.
The ticket price of £20 for adults and £10 for full time students (under-18s must be accompanied by an adult) includes loan of a music score for the day, and free tea and coffee. You might also be tempted to buy a slice of home-made cake, pre-order one of our delicious, home-made packed lunches or eat at one of Worcester's many cafes nearby.
The venue is Grade I listed College Hall*, overlooking College Green behind Worcester Cathedral and within a moment's walk of the lovely City centre. Registration will be from 9:30am, with singing starting from 10.15am. The day concludes at around 5pm after an informal performance (which family and friends can attend free of charge) at the same venue.
For full details about the day, or to book your ticket by post, download our information and booking leaflet: COMING TO THIS PAGE SOON.
Alternatively, book your ticket (and optional packed lunch) online TODAY: BOOK ONLINE HERE.
SEE YOU THERE!
* Please note that access to College Hall is via steps only - no ramps or lifts can be provided for wheelchair users due to the limitations of the Grade 1, Scheduled Monument building. Apologies that there is therefore no wheelchair access to our Come & Sing workshop, unless you bring accompanying adult carer(s) who can help you up the steps. (If singing, carers require a full adult ticket. If not singing, carers may accompany wheelchair users free of charge, however a donation is requested for tea and coffee).
Photos taken at our 2017 Come and Sing workshop, Elgar's Dream of Gerontius:
Photos taken at our 2016 Come and Sing workshop, Mendelssohn's Elijah:
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