EASTER COURSE – CAMBRIDGE 2019 For ages 12 – 17

Venue St Catharine's College
Start date 08/04/19
End date 10/04/19
£150 (whole course)
£55 (per day)
Status Taking bookings
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About the course

Our senior courses are designed for children aged 12-17 and give young singers the opportunity to work together in a consort of mixed voices. The group will work intensively on classic choral repertoire as well as a cappella madrigals and close harmony arrangements, addressing all aspects of ensemble singing. As with the Junior Courses, we will also develop knowledge of the music and musicianship through sessions on music appreciation and theory/composition, and there will be the opportunity for individual singing lessons.

The Easter course will be led by Ben Cox, a former organ scholar from St Catharine’s, freelance Musical Director in London and recent graduate of the Genesis Sixteen conducting programme.

The repertoire will include
Bruckner: Locus iste
Byrd: Ave verum corpus
King John IV of Portugal: Crux fidelis
Purcell: Remember not Lord our offences
Goodall: The Lord is my shepherd
Farmer: Fair Phyllis
Yale Song Book: My Evaline
and close harmony

A typical day will consist of a morning warm-up session followed by ensemble singing, a mid-morning break (fruit juice and biscuits provided) and further smaller group sessions based on the course repertoire. For those who have been on any or many of our courses will know that there is always something new to learn, and the highly experienced can learn alongside the less experienced.

Each day will begin at 9.30 (registration from 9.00) and conclude at 3.30.

Courses are structured so that the day concludes with an informal concert to which family and friends are warmly invited. The informal concerts start at 3.15 or 3pm on the last day of the course.

We do not require auditions for this course. What unifies attendees is a love of music and plenty of enthusiasm.

About the venue

St Catharine’s College was founded in 1473 and is situated in the historic city-centre of Cambridge, just south of King’s College and across the street from Corpus Christi College. The college is notable for its open court (rather than closed quadrangle) that faces towards Trumpington Street.

St Catharine’s boasts a fine musical tradition and the rites of the Church of England are enriched by the excellent contribution of the Choir and Organ Scholars. The three-manual organ is one of the finest instruments in Cambridge today and the Chapel is a popular venue for recitals and other performances.

St Catharine's College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB1 2RL
Cambridge (National Rail)