EASTER COURSE – OXFORD 2019
|Venue||Worcester College, Oxford|
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
Worcester College is situated in the heart of Oxford, with its many attractions and amenities, yet behind the College walls lie 26 acres of beautiful, tranquil gardens. Its buildings range from medieval cottages to a newest architectural project, the Nazrin Shah Building, due for completion in 2016. The college also has a library, chapel and dining hall created by some of Britain’s finest 18th and 19th Century architects.
The College Chapel was completed in 1791, but its interior was transformed into the riot of colour, humour and detail that it is today by William Burges in 1864. The paintings and woodwork include many jokes, whilst the animals at the ends of the pews are a mixture of the weird and wonderful, including a unicorn and blue whale.
|Worcester College, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HB|
|Oxford (National Rail)|