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Bromsgrove Weekend for Singers, Conductors and Vocal Leaders

Bromsgrove Weekend for Singers, Conductors and Vocal Leaders

£0.00£330.00

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June 2024, Bromsgrove Preparatory School, Old Station Road, Bromsgrove, B60 2AD

The weekend includes choral conducting courses at Foundation, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2 and Advanced levels, and a brand-new Singers’ Course.
Singers interested in singing with the conducting courses will also be most welcome.

 

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Course Fees & Bursaries
  • Foundation/Intermediate 1 Courses £245 (non-members £300)
  • Intermediate 2/Advanced Courses £275 (non-members £330)
  • NEW! Singers’ Course, with renowned choral leader Ula Weber £60 (non-members £115)
  • Workshop singers £55 (non-members £110)

Please be aware, the member discount is applied at checkout, so the non-member price will show on initial booking.

A limited number of bursaries may be available to support conducting course costs; please refer to the website for qualification criteria and how to apply.

The course fees include all tuition, lunches, Saturday evening dinner and refreshments. Saturday night bed & breakfast is not included (we recommend the Premier Inn Bromsgrove Central).

Venue

Founded in 1553, Bromsgrove School is one of the oldest public schools in Britain. It is set within its own 100 acres of grounds on the outskirts of Bromsgrove. The Preparatory School stands in its own spacious grounds adjacent to Bromsgrove Senior School. It is ideally located for local and national travel to/from the city of Birmingham and its surrounding areas. Bromsgrove is also close to excellent road and rail links (the town has its own railway line), such as the M5 and M42 motorways and Birmingham train stations.

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Event Details

Start date: June 01, 2024

End date: June 02, 2024

Start time: 10:00

End time: 15:45

Venue: Bromsgrove Preparatory School, Old Station Road, Bromsgrove, B60 2AD

Email: events@singforpleasure.org.uk

Course

Foundation Conducting Course (£300), Intermediate 1 Conducting Course (£300), Intermediate 2 Conducting Course (£330), Advanced Conducting Course (£330), Singers' Course (£115), Workshop Singer (£110), Staff

Course Descriptions

COURSES FOR CHORAL CONDUCTORS AND VOCAL LEADERS

Sing for Pleasure’s courses for choral conductors and vocal leaders are delivered in two ways: technique sessions include practical demonstrations of all the key aspects of conducting, and the workshop sessions that follow give participants an enviable amount of podium time to put into practice what they have learnt. This is achieved within a relaxed and supportive learning environment.

The courses include preparation, conducting gestures, singing the voice-parts, pace of rehearsal, effective teaching, enjoyment for singers and conductor alike, achieving a musical performance, and constructive analysis of both one’s own and others’ achievements. The Course Aims for the Foundation, Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2 courses can be found on the SfP website. Details of the conducting repertoire to be studied will be sent out before the event.

Repertoire at the Foundation level is simple. Rounds and easy part songs allow every opportunity to work through most conducting challenges without being so complicated that they get in the way of learning the skills that participants need. Repertoire at the Intermediate 1 level is more challenging than at Foundation level, without being so demanding that it gets in the way of effective learning, and provides an excellent preparation for the demands of the Intermediate 2 course. Repertoire at the Intermediate 2* level is more technically and musically challenging than at Intermediate 1, in a way that gives participants every opportunity to build on their existing skills. The Advanced* level enables participants to develop their skills significantly in a wide range of choral and orchestral situations. Conductors are encouraged to broaden their knowledge and application of complex musical ideas and idioms.

* These courses are designed for those who have successfully completed previous Sing for Pleasure courses; occasionally, conductors with appropriate experience are accepted at the Intermediate 2 and Advanced level at the discretion of the Head of Conductor Training.

COURSES FOR SINGERS
We are delighted to introduce a brand-new weekend course for singers, led by choral specialist Ula Weber. As well as communal singing with the whole course, participants will explore vocal techniques and learn a wide range of uplifting repertoire. The ability to read music is not necessary.

Singers are also welcome to attend the weekend as ‘Workshop Singers’, and observe and sing for the conducting courses.

Sing for Pleasure Conductor Training

The Sing for Pleasure weekend courses provide the most engaging and encouraging atmosphere for people to improve or start their conducting skills.

—London Weekend, Intermediate 2 student

Our conducting training is at four levels. The Foundation level is for complete beginners and those with limited experience of leading singing and conducting.  Students on the Intermediate 1 course will normally have some experience of conducting and vocal leadership.  The Intermediate 2 course is designed for those who have attended previous Sing for Pleasure courses, though experienced conductors are occasionally accepted directly onto this level.  The Advanced course is also designed for those who have attended previous Sing for Pleasure courses, and may give access to the LRSM in Choral Directing. Find out more about our training levels here.

Our highly skilled team of tutors are all members of Sing for Pleasure and bring a range of experiences as professional conductors, musicians, teachers, trainers, adjudicators and workshop leaders. Our Head of Conductor Training, Manvinder Rattan, appeared as a judge in the BBC’s ‘The Choir’ programme with Gareth Malone. To find out more about our tutors, please click here.