Paul Spicer's English Choral Experience

The English Choral Experience

The English Choral Experience offers a variety of unique choral courses for lovers of singing and English music, set in glorious locations at home and abroad and directed by the leading choral director Paul Spicer.

Please following the links to find out more about our courses: Abbey Dore, Abroad, and Camerata

It is with real sadness that Paul has decided that, owing to some health issues, this year’s (2024) week-long courses in France and at Abbey Dore will be the last. The weekend courses will continue and it is hoped to replace the Abbey Dore week with an extended weekend so we continue our long and happy relationship with this lovely place and its people. We very much hope that people will come and enjoy a real celebration in Herefordshire in July and make that great building ring with our singing.

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Abbey Dore Week

21 July 202427 July 2024
Dore Abbey, Abbey Dore, Herefordshire HR2 0AA

A week of fine choral singing, excellent food and convivial company in the magically situated Dore Abbey. Experience an inspirational choral course with the opportunity to join the course Consort. With an included multi media exhibition, this week becomes a mini Arts Festival.

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Camerata Upper Voices

14 September 202415 September 2024
St Bartholomew’s Church, Orford, Suffolk IP12 2LN

For experienced amateur choral singers focusing on works written and arranged for upper voices (sop/alto). The church of St Bartholomew’s, Orford is within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB and has premiered several works by Britten.

Camerata St Cross

09 November 202410 November 2024
Hospital of St Cross, Winchester SO23 9SD

For experienced amateur choral singers focusing on the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Michael Tippett. The church of St Cross, near Winchester, is said to be more like a miniature cathedral than an almshouse chapel.

ECE Newsletter

Click to read the April 2024 edition of the ECE newsletter and keep in touch with the ‘the family’.

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BBC Music magazine

Download a copy of Paul’s Choral Revivals article from the January 2018 edition of BBC Music magazine.