Opportunities And Concerts

25 February 2021

Cambridge Choral brings you two new choral opportunities in the form of weekend retreats and week-long academies:

Cambridge Choral Singing Retreat at Peterhouse College
Friday 10 – Sunday 12 September 2021
Steeped in the historic choral traditions of Cambridge and its glorious college chapels, this is an indulgent and therapeutic weekend course designed so you can lose yourself in music and history…
Experience this extraordinary world from the inside: step out of your college room and enjoy….
Full board conference accommodation in the stunning setting of  Peterhouse College
Working under Artistic Director Edward Wickham (Director of Music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and Gramophone Award-winning The Clerks), it’s also a chance to make new friends who share your passion for singing.  Visit our website to find out more.

Cambridge Choral Academy 2022
at St Catharine’s College 30 July – 6 Aug TBC

Join us at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, 30 July – 6 Aug 2022 (TBC) for our first ever choral academy! Our week-long courses will allow for more in-depth exploration of choral music whilst exploring the glorious chapels of Cambridge colleges. Participants are taught by leading professionals in choral music and singing, and will receive private singing lessons.
Cambridge Choral welcomes participants from across the globe (COVID-permitting) to join our singing community. To be the first to find out about choral directors for the Cambridge Choral Singing Retreat and Academy, join our mailing list.
Website: cambridgechoral.com
18 February 2021
Singing lessons opportunity with SCS soloist, Daniel Tate.
Daniel writes:
“Our difficult and unique times are playing havoc with our ability to be together, make music and sing together. But that is no reason we can’t be creative and make the most of the time we have. Alongside the virtual rehearsals that have continued on Zoom, there is now the opportunity to take some private virtual singing lessons each week. Professional local baritone Daniel Tate – who some of you will remember has sung as soloist with SCS in recent years – has several sessions available at convenient times and can be organised with you individually if you are interested to work around you. Everything can be provided, from sheet music to accompaniments, using the considerable possibilities afforded by Zoom software. 
The lessons will be tailored to you – Daniel, an experienced choral and ensemble singer, appreciates the specific demands made of you in the music sung in SCS, so the exercises and music should enhance your singing within the society. We know that times are hard for everyone, so these lessons will be provided at a discounted rate of just £30 for a 40 minute lesson – feel free to request longer if you like, but 40 minutes will definitely feel like a serious vocal workout! 
If you are interested and would like any more information, or to organise your first lesson, feel free to email Daniel directly at danielptate@gmail.com
14 January 2021
The Enlgish Music Festival writes:
“We are delighted to announce that tickets are now available for the online screenings of our two concerts, held at St Mary’s Church in Horsham last month. The films are priced £12 each, or £20 for both films; you can view the full programmes here: www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk/2020-christmas-concerts/programme.php, and tickets are available to purchase here: www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk/2020-christmas-concerts/film-tickets/01-selection.php.

The first film features…
The second concert, given by vocal quartet Oxford Liedertafel, with sometimes touching, sometimes hilarious (and always entertaining) readings by celebrated countertenor James Bowman, includes carols and part-songs by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Sullivan, Tallis, Byrd, Henry VIII, Dowland, Campion and Cornysh.