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

Courses are structured so that each day will conclude with an informal concert, and the end of the course with a special concert featuring the music rehearsed during the week.

The course includes whole-group singing, musical games and exercises to improve sight reading and small group vocal coaching with a singing coach. Every care will be taken to provide age and experience-appropriate tuition.

A typical day will consist of a morning warm-up session followed by full choir practice; a mid-morning break (fruit juice and biscuits provided) and smaller group sessions.  After lunch, there will be further group sessions, focusing on music reading and theory before a final full choir practice, another short break (with fruit juice and biscuits provided) and a final sing-through before the concert.

Each day will begin at 9.30 (registration from 9 am) and conclude at 3.30 (with a short concert at 3.15pm or 3pm on the last day).

The Seasonal Classics we will be working on are:
How beautiful are the feet: Handel (from the Messiah)
Lascia ch’io pianga: Handel (from Rinaldo)
God so loved the world: John Stainer (from The Crucifixion)
My song is love unknown: John Ireland
Drop, drop, slow tears: Orlando Gibbons
Now the green blade riseth (trad., arr. Thomas Hewitt Jones; RSCM – All Glorious Above)

Plus two more light-hearted songs:
Copland: I bought me a cat
Cole Porter: The Tale of the Oyster

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)