When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Course Code W21VSSB01D

What you will learn

This small-scale choir is entirely non-auditioning. It is led by conductor Benedict Collins-Rice. Ideal for singers who wish to train their musicianship and vocal skills while gaining experience singing in a mixed choir. Ideal for singers who wish to train their musicianship and vocal skills while gaining experience singing in a mixed choir. This term, the theme of the performance will be: French Fervour: Faure & Frank Works will include Faure's ever-popular Requiem along side smaller, lighter works including his Cantique de Jean Racine and Franck's Panis Angelicus. A public performance of the repertoire is planned to take place in St. Peter's church Vauxhall on the evening of Saturday 26 March. As a member of the choir, you will be expected ahead of the first rehearsal you attend to purchase your own copy of the Requiem (Novello edition) directly through available sellers. You can buy a copy through this link: https://www.prestomusic.com/sheet-music/products/7025471--gabriel-faure-requiem-opus-48. We will provide copies of the rest of the repertoire.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop skills in choral singing, such as following and implementing the conductor's instructions
  • Broaden your knowledge of the choral repertoire, and awareness of different styles and performance practice.
  • Sing choral repertoire with more confidence.
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in reading/following music and text, and improve sight-singing.
  • Understand pronunciation rules in some common languages of the choral genre, such as German and Latin where applicable.
  • Be part of a group which is bound by the joy of singing classical choral repertoire.

Cost

  • Full fee
    £80
  • Concession fee
    £60
  • This course may be available for free
  • Class format and activities

    • A range of physical and vocal warm-ups
    • Musicianship exercises
    • Sectional and tutti rehearsals of the repertoire with the tutor conducting from the piano

    Entry requirements

    Although sight-reading is not necessary, you will be encouraged to follow the music and the text

    What you need to know before you enrol

    As a member of the choir, you will be expected to purchase your own copies of the music directly through available sellers.

    What you need

    Your own copies of the music (see above), a pencil for marking on the score and taking notes

    What you can do next

    In addition to its range of choirs, Morley College offers many singing and musicianship courses. Solo Singing 2 represents an ideal beginner class for those who wished to experiment with singing solo. There are also classes in reading music and sight-reading, which could be attended in conjunction with singing in the Meridian Choir