Courses, Performances & Workshops

Jeremy 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.

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 23 – 24 April 2022

Cathedral Services, Rochester

This is Jeremy’s first weekend as Musical Director of the Saint John Singers. They will sing Evensong on Saturday 23rd and the morning and afternoon services on Sunday 24th. Rochester’s beautiful cathedral is one of the jewels of Kent and its foundation goes all the way back to medieval times.

www.thesaintjohnsingers.co.uk

Sunday 8 May 2022

VoiceBox, Eaton concert series, Norwich

For the last five years Jeremy has been directing workshops for a talented and enthusiastic group of singers who meet to sing in Norwich. This afternoon performance is the answer to the question ‘Can we sing all this lovely music in a concert sometime?’ A wide variety of choral items are bound together with a performance of Rheinberger’s heavenly Double Choir Mass in E flat.

For more details, email: romcurtis@aol.com

Sunday 29 May 2022

Cathedral Services, Worcester

The Saint John Singers will sing Mass and Evensong in this wonderful building to music by Basil Harwood, Harold Darke, Charles Macpherson and – as you might expect – Edward Elgar!

10-17 July 2022

Beautiful Bayreuth

An uplifting event for choir and organ, this will be RunbySingers’ first visit to this beautiful region. British singers will be very mindful of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and our choice of music includes English and German works with a royal connection. (Yes, we are going to sing ‘Zadok the Priest’.)

www.runbysingers.org

14 – 21 August 2022

Laudemus: Choral Evensong Course, Dorset

With a sigh of relief, last year Laudemus re-established its usual pattern, and this year we will carry on as normal. 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.

www.laudemus.org.uk

23 & 24 September 2022

Requiem to Cancer

Over 24 hours, starting on the Friday evening, participants address a number of difference Requiem settings, accompanied on the piano. I will take the last ‘slot’, when we will sing Brahms’s Requiem with the four-hands accompaniment sanctioned by the composer. 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.

www.requiemtocancer.org

16 – 23 October 2022

Transylvanian Adventure, Brasov

Transylvania is astonishingly beautiful; lush countryside surrounded by mountains, forests and lakes which provide a setting for splendid castles and palaces. Our concert (in the famous Black Church) contains a wide variety of music accompanied and unaccompanied, and the finale will be a new piece specially composed for RunbySingers.

www.runbysingers.org

29 & 30 October 2022

Cathedral Services, Bath Abbey

The Saint John Singers will sing the weekend services in this lovely Abbey. Bath is a famously beautiful city, and the choir are looking forward to re-acquainting themselves with the newly-refurbished Abbey, and its amazing fan-tracery roof. Evensong can be heard on the afternoon of 29th, and the choir will sing the morning and afternoon services on Sunday 30th.

www.thesaintjohnsingers.co.uk