21st of March, 2018
Amateur singers of all kinds will have the chance to try out their vocal chords on popular choral blockbuster, Verdi’s Requiem, at an exhilarating 'Come and Sing' one-day workshop being held in Worcester on Saturday 7th April 2018.
The workshop, hosted by Worcester Festival Choral Society, will cover all the Requiem’s main choruses including the dramatic Dies Irae (Day of Wrath). The day will be led by international conductor Piers Maxim, a former chorister at St Paul's Cathedral and chorus master for the Belgian National Opera, who is now Director of Music at Great Malvern Priory.
Taking place in The King’s School's historic College Hall, behind Worcester Cathedral, the workshop doors open from 9:30am for a 10:15 start. Singers will follow a vocal score provided on the day, to either learn or brush up on this much-loved choral work. The afternoon concludes by 5pm, after an informal performance that participants’ friends and family can attend free of charge.
Ben Cooper, Chairman of Worcester Festival Choral Society, said: “Verdi’s Requiem is many peoples’ favourite, sending shivers down the spine and staggeringly beautiful too. You don’t need choral experience or an amazing voice to take part, but if you can read music you’ll get the most from the day. It’s a superb chance to sing one of the true choral greats.”
The event is Worcester Festival Choral Society’s third, annual Come & Sing day, with previous workshops attracting more than 100 singers from across the County and beyond.
A vocal score for the day, and free tea and coffee are included in the ticket price of £20 (adults) and £10 (students). Singers can also pre-order a home-made packed lunch, and buy cakes on the day. Tickets can be booked online at the WFCS website or by postable booking form.
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