Sherborne

    Week 2

WEEK ONE  30 July to 6 August

Alexander Technique and Chi Kung

Cappella Chamber Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Choral Workshop 1

Composers’ Workshop

Masterclass for Singers

Mixed Chamber Music

Piano Accompaniment

Practical Conducting

Score Learning and General Musicianship

Wind Conducting

Wind Ensemble


WEEK TWO 6 to 13 August

Alexander Technique and Chi Kung

Art of Choral Direction

Choral Masterpieces Choral  Course

Choral Workshop 2

Journey Through Jazz

Lighter Side Choral  Course

Masterclass for Singers

Orchestral Conducting Course

Piano Course

Score Learning and General Musicianship

Symphony Orchestra

Voices in Harmony


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Masterclass for Singers Communicate through singing

Stephen Varcoe course director     

Keval Shah senior répétiteur & vocal coach

Gemma Beeson répétiteur & vocal coach


This class is open to all aspiring solo singers whether experienced or inexperienced, confident or reticent and of any age. In a friendly, positive atmosphere, singers will perform to the class and receive advice on technique, musicality, language, interpretation and presentation. Stephen Varcoe will encourage singers to find and communicate the meaning of what they sing and will offer comment at all times in a way that will stimulate the interest of all class members.


Singers should bring repertoire of their own choice, whether it be songs or arias (or both) - all languages are welcomed. However, if singing in a language other than English, students are asked to bring a translation. There will be time to work on four items at least during the week and perhaps as many as six. Songs need not be memorised but they must be well-prepared.


Students will be able to rehearse their pieces with the class accompanists usually immediately before their class lesson. Please remember to provide copies of your pieces for the course tutor and the accompanist.


The course will give two public concerts at the end of the week. The selection of pieces and participants for these concerts will be at the discretion of the course director and his professional colleagues. The class will be limited to twenty participating students, observers are also welcome.


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