with Paul Spicer
21 – 27 July 2019
Abbey Dore Week, 21 – 27 July 2019
- Singing Experience
- Student conductors
The cost of the course is £525 per person, including an initial deposit of £130 per person. Cheques should be made payable to Experience Arts Ltd. (This will be refunded if it is not possible to accommodate you on this course. Otherwise the deposit is non-refundable).
Alternatively, payment may be made by electronic bank transfer. Details below. The balance of £395 per person is payable 30 days in advance (21 June 2019). The bank details are:
NatWest: Experience Arts Ltd
Sort code: 53-70-15
A/c no: 73669032
Refunds policyPlease put your name as a recognisable reference
This course is for experienced singers. Part of the enjoyment of this week will be singing to as high a standard as possible. It is expected that those attending will have taken the time before they arrive to have learned the notes as far as is possible, so that as little time as possible is spent ‘note-bashing’
Please note that most of the negative feedback from previous courses is from people’s frustration with those who have not taken the time and effort to prepare in advance. We lose our good singers in this way.
Please indicate if you would like to be interested in taking part in the Consort. The Consort is a chamber choir, the nucleus of which is formed of volunteers from the course together with all the conductors on the conducting course, who rehearse separately to sing the beautiful service of Compline twice in the Abbey during the week and also at the Sunday morning Eucharist at the end of the week (28 July 2019).
Please note that Consort members have to be available for the Sunday morning service. The Consort is overseen by Paul but conducted by the talented choral conducting students who attend the course and study with Paul during the week.
John Wilbye, O God, the rock of my whole strength
Edward Bairstow, Jesu, the very thought of thee
Lennox Berkeley, Missa Brevis
Martin Peerson, Man dream no more
Thomas Tallis, O Lord give thy holy spirit
Christopher Tye, Nunc Dimittis