Worcester Cathedral Professional Development Course
Date: January 5, 2012
Location: England, United Kingdom
Choir type: Professional Choirs
28th August - 2nd September 2012, Worcester, UK
With specialist seminars for singers, choral directors, organists and composers.
This course gives professional-level musicians a chance to sing in Worcester Cathedral for a week under the guidance of Adrian Lucas, who was the Organist and Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral, and the Artistic Director of the Worcester Three Choirs Festival, from 1996-2011. Participants will form a choir to sing at five services and will have the opportunity to explore the distinctive style of English cathedral music under one of its foremost practitioners.
This course is expected to appeal principally to trained singers, organists and choir directors who wish to experience, first-hand, English cathedral music making in its true context. The course will consist of rehearsals, workshops, seminars and lectures. The provisional repertoire list includes:
Murrill: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in E
Please note that list is provisional and is subject to change.
In addition, a new work by the LMC's resident composer of 2012 will be sung and recorded.
All participants will be expected to sing in the choir and this will be the principal means by which the course is delivered. However, there will be opportunities for specialist organists, choir trainers and composers to receive guidance, workshopping and possibly performance opportunities.
Participants will be expected to have good singing voices and reliable sight-reading skills. We understand that not all skilled practitioners posses formal qualifications but we expect participants to have an ability level, in their chosen musical discipline, of at least an undergraduate degree or professional diploma. We are also happy to accept applications from students studying music at university or conservatoire level.
The course fee covers all rehearsals, workshops and performances, and one light meal on most days. It also covers the hire cost of sheet music. Most of the sheet music is sent to participants several weeks before the start of the course. The course fee does not cover the cost of accommodation but rooms have been made available to course participants at the University of Worcester at a cost of approximately £30/night.
Visit www.liturgicalmusic.co.uk for more details & to apply.