Paul Spicer's English Choral Experience

ECE Camerata courses

What are Camerata courses?

Camerata is the programme aimed at a chamber choir of expert, ambitious and high achieving singers. It is run over a weekend in a number of attractive locations. Each course features a wide-ranging repertoire which is different for each location. The cost is inclusive of the whole weekend, including refreshments and lunch.

Participants will be expected to prepare in advance. Due to the quantity and demanding nature of the music to be performed, no time is available for ‘note-bashing’. Your music will be sent in advance and some assistance will be available from this website to coincide with this.

Forthcoming Camerata courses

St George’s, Cullercoats

10 May 202412 May 2024
St George’s Church, 1 Beverley Gardens, North Shields NE30 4NS

For experienced amateur choral singers, focusing on specialist high-quality choral music. It will take place in the iconic grade I listed church of St. George’s, on the sea front at Cullercoats. The architect was John Loughborough Pearson, one of the great architectural geniuses of the 19th century, whose use of high brick vaulting gives acoustics for singing that are always outstanding.

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 Claudio Monteverdi and Nicolas Gombert. The church of St Cross, near Winchester, is said to be more like a miniature cathedral than an almshouse chapel.