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Two places left for singers on the Malvern Liturgical Music Course (29th Aug - 2nd Sept)
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Jul 13, 2007, 10:19 AM

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Although the deadline has passed, there are still two places left, for sopranos and/or tenors, on the Malvern Liturgical Music Course 2007 (see Applications can still be made on the site, or contact the course director, Richard Smith, at

The Malvern Liturgical Music Course offers a splendid opportunity for choral singers to perform in some of Englandís most beautiful settings. The course will be based in Hereford, with transport provided to the cathedrals in Gloucester and Worcester (the venues of the famous Three Choirs Festival).

On the first day of the course the choir will sing a simple choral evensong in Worcester Cathedral. Thursday will be spent in rehearsals and workshops, and on Friday the choir will perform a lunchtime concert in Gloucester Cathedral accompanied by professional instrumentalists. The weekend of 1st and 2nd September will be spent singing the services at Hereford Cathedral, finishing with a lavish evensong filled with baroque music accompanied by a small string ensemble. There will be opportunities for semi-chorus and possibly solo work for suitably accomplished singers. Repertoire will be wide-ranging and include music by Mozart, Buxtehude, Victoria and John Tavener. The course will address issues of vocal production, style and the context of sacred music.

The course is open to all, but participants should have recent experience of choral singing and possess some sight-reading skills. Scores and rehearsal CDs will be issued upon acceptance onto the course.


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