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Simon Hunt (1967–2024) 

(image above – John Coates leads a conducting workshop. Simon, second student from the left) We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of our much loved and highly respected friend Simon, after a long illness. Simon was an inspiration to all who knew him as an amazing teacher, singer, choral director, friend and family …

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Manvinder Rattan leaving SfP

Sing for Pleasure (SfP) announces that Manvinder Rattan is leaving his position as Head of Conductor Training. He is also stepping down as a tutor from January 2024, and from the SfP Management Team, to concentrate on his other musical and professional commitments. ‘Manvinder’s contribution to SfP over almost four decades as a member, tutor …

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A new partnership for Sing for Pleasure

The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) and Sing for Pleasure (SfP) are delighted to announce a new partnership which will offer additional benefits to members of both organisations. RSCM members will enjoy discounted access to Sing for Pleasure’s widely respected conductor training courses; Sing for Pleasure’s members will receive discounted access to selected RSCM …

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Meet our Young Conducting Scholars for 2023

Sing for Pleasure is delighted to announce the four recipients of our Young Conducting Scholarships this year. Congratulations to Oliver, Katie, James and Sarah for your success in the face of such fierce competition. Meet our new scholars! Oliver Heath Oliver is a 2nd year music student at Leeds University from Northern Ireland. He is …

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Young Conductors Scholarships 2023-24

Young Conducting Scholarship Programme 2023-24

Sing for Pleasure is delighted to open applications for our acclaimed Young Conducting Scholarship 2023-24. This specially designed, year-long programme offers promising young musicians aged 18-25 funded places on our courses, plus one-to-one mentoring and support to further develop their skills. We are extremely grateful to the John Lewis Partnership and the generous individual donors …

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Jamie Crick at SfP's 50th celebrations in 2014

Jamie Crick (1966–2023)

All of us at Sing for Pleasure were shocked to learn of the death on 29 August of Jamie Crick, aged just 57, after a brief illness. A well-known radio broadcaster, Jamie was a trustee of Sing for Pleasure for several years. Many members will remember his wonderful contribution to our Golden Jubilee concert in …

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