Summer Course Oxford 2024 for ages 7-13

Venue Worcester College, Oxford
Start date 25/07/24
End date 26/07/24
Finzi: Three songs by Gerald Finzi (based on texts by Christina Rossetti) The lily has a smooth stalk, Lullaby and Boy Johnny
Thomas Morley: Sing we and chant it
William Byrd: Teach me, O Lord
Scottish Trad. song based on text by Robert Louis Stevenson: Sky Boat Song
Trad. song: Pleasant and Delightful
Friday Afternoons collection: Nico Muhly: Young and old
Luke Styles: Black Neon Sign
Gwyneth Herbert: Baiskeli otherwise known as the 'bicycle song'
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About the course


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

The course includes whole-group singing, musical games and exercises to improve sight reading and small group vocal coaching with a singing coach.

A typical day will consist of a morning warm-up session followed by full choir practice; a mid-morning break and smaller group sessions.  After lunch, there will be further group sessions. The day will also include some music appreciation and history, and music theory through fun games for the youngest group and composition for the older groups, before a final full choir practice and sing-through.

Each day will begin at 9.30 (registration from 9.00) and conclude at 3.30 (with a short concert at 3.15 or 3pm on the last day).

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)