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Nov 21, 2008, 11:57 AM

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The Liturgical Music Courses ( are taking bookings for Summer 2009 Cathedral Singing Weeks.

The Exeter Liturgical Music Course - Classics of the Cathedral Repertoire
6th - 12th July, singing a weekend of services and a lunchtime concert in Exeter Cathedral, and performing an afternoon concert in Buckfast Abbey. Repertoire will include Thomas Attwood Walmisley's D minor Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, the B minor settings of T.Tertius Noble, John Ireland's famous anthem, Greater Love and many other cathedral "standards".

Malvern 2009 - Antico and Moderno in Southern Europe: a Sixteenth Century Revolution
17th – 23rd August, singing a weekend of services in Worcester Cathedral, and performing concerts in Gloucester Cathedral and Great Malvern Priory. Repertoire will focus on the high polyphony of the late renaissance (Palestrina, Victoria etc), and on the repertoire that set the stage for the baroque period - the Stile Moderno of Claudio Monteverdi and his circle.

There are still a few places left on the Beverley Minster Short Course...
18th - 22nd February, singing music of the Restoration (Purcell, Blow, Humfrey), with workshops by Dr Andrew Padmore. Performing services in Beverley Minster and a Saturday morning recital in York Minster....see the website for more details (


Please call us on 0118 3266319 if you would like to be sent a paper application form. Please telephone us or email ( if you have any questions.

About The Liturgical Music Courses

The Liturgical Music Courses offer splendid opportunities for singers with recent choral experience and some sight-reading abilities to perform in some of England’s most beautiful settings.

If you’ve never been on a Liturgical Music Course before, don’t be shy! In previous years singers have come from all over the UK and, in some cases, far beyond. We were joined by choral society singers, members of chamber choirs, professional musicians, the words of one of the participants, "How could anyone who sings not want to take part?"

The courses contain plenty to interest and challenge all choral singers. If you are an experienced church musician you will be introduced to new works and new techniques, and you will participate in a vigorous programme of performances. If you have little or no background in liturgical music you will encounter a new context for your singing – a context that brings a deeper understanding of traditional choral repertoire. All singers will have the opportunity, if they so wish, to get involved in small group or even solo work, all supported by specialist tutors.

Sheet music and practice CDs are provided well in advance of the courses and singers are expected to have undertaken some preparation before they arrive. We aim to create balanced chamber choirs of between thirty-five and forty-five voices. All of the courses contain at least one concert performance, but most of the public events are within cathedral services, when we get to experience fine choral music in its true context.

(This post was edited by LMcourses on Nov 21, 2008, 2:21 PM)


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