Courses & Workshops

feat-image3Jeremy directs many choral workshops in the UK and overseas. He has been a resident Musical Director for RunbySingers since 2004 – which has taken him to, Reykjavik, Krakow, Paris and Vienna – and he has also directed several of their popular cathedral weekends in Ely and Cambridge. In addition, Jeremy has directed workshops for the Sherborne Summer School (formerly Canford) Benslow and Lacock. More recently he has also directed events for the Really Big Chorus.

In fact his appearances at such events are usually spread right across the year, and have taken him throughout Europe and beyond, to the USA and Taiwan. Jeremy’s approach to these events is simple: “It doesn’t matter what level people start from”, he says. “Within a relaxed atmosphere there is the chance to explore different music at leisure, to think about vocal production, blend, balance and intonation, and to come away feeling replenished, refuelled, and eager to put into practice what has been learned.”

Jeremy has worked with small groups, large choirs and multi-choir events. Many of these are workshops open to the public but he is also frequently asked to host singing days and training sessions for established choirs. Children as well as adults benefit from his infectious enthusiasm and lively approach to music-making.

3 February 2018

English Baroque Choir Open Workshop, London

The English Baroque Choir’s annual singing days (open to all singers who read music) are renowned for being fulfilling and fun! This year the main work is Bach’s B minor Mass.

Register at: www.ebc.org.uk/

31 March 2018

Come and Sing – Fauré Requiem, Cirencester

A similar event last year produced a bumper crop of singers, so book early!  The music (to include ‘Cantique de Jean Racine’) will be rehearsed in the afternoon.  The evening concert will also feature solos from the soloists, and a talk by Jeremy about how the Fauré Requiem came to be written.

For more details, email: clive.hook@clearworth.com

15 – 22 July 2018

Laudemus: Choral Evensong Course, Dorset

This course is now in its 28th year.  We sing Evensong from Tuesday to Saturday inclusive in a different Dorset church, with different music daily.  Accommodation is at Bryanston School.  Applicants must be above average sight-readers, and experience of singing Evensong is an advantage.

For more details, email: laudemus@aol.com

27 July – 4 August 2018

Europa Cantat Festival in Tallinn, Estonia

This pan-European organisation hosts a summer festival every year, and attracts singers and conductors from all over the world.  This year Jeremy is their choice as the British choral director.

Click here for details.

5 – 11 August 2018

Choral Masterpieces, Sherborne Summer School, Dorset

This really is the land of opportunity for choral singers.  During the week there will be the chance to sing with full symphony orchestra, smaller instrumental ensembles plus music with piano accompaniment and a cappella items.

Click here for details.

Email: summermusicschool@btinternet.com

14 & 15 September 2018

Requiem to Cancer

Following the stunning success of the first event in 2016, here is a second opportunity to take part in this wonderful venture.  Over 24 hours, starting on the Friday evening, we will address four settings of the Requiem with piano accompaniment.  This mini-marathon (you can join in and drop out at any time) takes place at St Paul’s Covent Garden and all the proceeds go to Cancer Research UK.

Click here for details.

22 September 2018

Open Workshop, Bramcote, Notts

This event is hosted by the Cecilian Singers, and the venue – St Michael and All Angels, Bramcote, NG9 3HD –  is easily accessed from all directions.  As on previous occasions we will have a lot of fun addressing a range of attractive, accessible music.

Email: lynne.holland@btinternet.com

23 – 30 September 2018

Run by Singers Choral Course, Puerto Santa Maria, Jerez, Spain

Join us in the land of sherry for a wide-ranging programme.  Full details will be available from October 2017 at:

www.runbysingers.org/

2 – 5 December 2018

Run by Singers – Mozart Requiem, Vienna

Once again Run by Singers has been invited to provide the choir for the annual performance of Mozart’s Requiem at midnight on the anniversary of his death.  Those who have taken part on previous occasions will know how special this is – the performance takes place in the Karlskirche accompanied by original instruments.

www.runbysingers.org/