Choral Conducting Masterclass

St Gabriel's Halls, London

Saturday 14 July 10:00am

We are delighted to announce the Sonoro Choral Conducting Masterclass to be held on Saturday 14 July and Sunday 15 July 2018, 10:00am-5:00pm at St Gabriel’s Halls, Churchill Gardens, Pimlico, London SW1V 3AA.

Aimed at advanced conductors who wish to gain further technical expertise and knowledge with Neil Ferris, one of the country’s leading teachers of choral conducting. This is a weekend largely aimed at refining aspects of technique and how your technique becomes a vehicle for your musicianship.

There are places for 8 active participants and up to 20 observers, and all active participants will receive at least 4 sessions of podium time over the course of the weekend.

Neil is joined by accompanist Michael Higgins and vocal coach Joanna Tomlinson. Members of Sonoro will join for the final afternoon providing a rewarding opportunity for all active participants to work with one of the UK’s finest professional choirs.

Edward Elgar – The Music Makers
Ethel Smyth – Mass in D
Cecilia McDowall – Regina coeli
Gabriel Jackson – Justorum animae

TIMETABLE OUTLINE (subject to change)
Saturday 14 July
10:00-13:00 – Conducting Masterclass 1
with Neil Ferris and Michael Higgins.
14:00-17:00 – Vocal and Conducting Masterclass
with Joanna Tomlinson and Michael Higgins.
An examination of vocal techniques with specific reference to the demands of the repertoire chosen for the weekend, and how to apply these in your own rehearsals.

Sunday 15 July
– Conducting Masterclass 2
with Neil Ferris and Michael Higgins.
14:00-17:00 – Conducting Masterclass with Sonoro

Active participants: Applications are now closed.

Observer applications: Please register your place by emailing by Monday 2 July. Places are awarded on a first come first served basis.

Active participant: £220.00
Observers: £80.00

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