Paul Spicer's English Choral Experience

Abbey Dore week – 17 to 23 July 2022

Booking information

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Sop 1Sop 2 Alto 1Alto 2 Tenor 1Tenor 2 Bass 1Bass 2

Cost

The fee for the course is £565 per person (or £400 not including meals). Payment by bank transfer is preferred, or by cheque if this is not possible.

The course fee, plus any additional amounts for music and additional meals, is payable in full by 19 June 2022.

Refunds policy

Singing Experience

It is important that anyone making an application to join the course is an experienced singer. Part of the enjoyment of this week will be singing to as high a standard as possible. The application form asks for details of your singing experience. All singers MUST come having learned the notes as far as possible and rehearsal aids are provided for most of the music. It is frustrating for those who have spent time and trouble preparing carefully to have to wait while others catch up. We lose good singers this way.

Consort

Please think carefully before joining up. Whilst it is good that people want to do as much singing as possible in the week, it is important that we keep the original concept of the Consort being a small chamber choir of high quality. It is an advantage for members of the Consort to be able to assimilate music quickly as there is a lot of music to learn in a short space of time. They must also commit to attending all the rehearsals and services.

Paul reserves the right to prune the numbers for reasons of balance and quality. Nevertheless, if you know you are a good, capable singer please join up!

If we need to be socially distanced, we may have to limit Consort numbers to 8 or 10 members.

Consort repertoire:
William Byrd, Miserere Mei
Thomas Tallis, Te lucis ante terminum
Thomas Tomkins, Nunc Dimittis (2nd Service)
Adrian Batten, O praise the Lord
Herbert Howells, My eyes for beauty pine
Charles Villiers Stanford, Stanford in C and F