A consummate musician... you taught us with sensitivity and humour - all too rare in choir directors!
I didn't want the performance to end - something I haven't thought during a concert for several years now!
Choral Workshop • Tewkesbury Abbey • 7th October '23
singer registration - at Watson Hall, Barton St, Tewkesbury
morning rehearsal - part learning and note-bashing - at Watson Hall
lunch break (bring a packed lunch)
afternoon rehearsal - with organ accompaniment and soloists - Tewkesbury Abbey
concert performance - dress code for singers: all black
Matthew Coleridge - conductor
Emily Hicks - soprano
...and the Requiem in a Day Choir!
A. This event is suitable to all choral singers with a basic grasp of music reading. If you can't read music, it would be very wise to learn your part beforehand (see below for details of rehearsal tracks). If you've not sung in a choir before that's ok! Come along and see what you've been missing.
A. Yes. Head over to koor.app - you'll need to register for a free account, then you can listen to the individual voice parts, recorded by professional singers.
A. Yes - please do encourage people to come and hear our evening performance! Audience tickets are available through the links above.
A. For the evening concert performance, please dress all in black. There are changing facilities available at the venue.
A. Music will be provided for you on the day. It would be helpful to bring a pencil and a packed lunch (or there are plenty of places nearby to buy something during the lunch break). You'll also need a change of clothes(all black) for the evening performance.
A. We won't be providing refreshments at this event, but there are several cafés, shops, pubs and restaurants within a striking distance of the Abbey, and a tea room next door (open 11am-3pm).
A. There are several car parks within a five-minute walk of the Abbey (£4.00 all day). See Parkopedia for more details.
A. You can borrow a vocal score on the day. If you'd like to buy one in advance (please do!), you can add it when you book your ticket.
A. You can buy a vocal score in advance, which is a great way to learn your part ahead of the day. It'll be posted to you when you make your booking. Matthew's always happy to sign scores during rehearsal breaks.
A. We can't guarantee you a place if you don't book in advance - venues are limited in space, and we may not have enough music. It's free to book so what are you waiting for?!
A. Numbers vary between events, but we're expecting around 70-100 singers for this Requiem in a Day event. There are always a handful of strong singers to lead each section!
I am spreading the word that we have a great piece of new choral music to enjoy singing - I am still on a high from Saturday’s performance 24 hours later!
Richard Duckett - Pershore Abbey workshop 2022
This was no ordinary 'come and sing'! A work of exquisite beauty
Music in Portsmouth review, 2020
Thank you for giving us such an uplifting day , singing in the amazing space of Downside Abbey. Truly, some unforgettable moments for all of us singing.
Roma Galpin - Downside Abbey workshop 2022
It was a privilege to take part; you are a consummate musician and taught us with sensitivity and humour - all too rare in choir directors!
Juliet Grundy - Pershore Abbey workshop 2022
A glorious piece to sing - a lot of us were in tears by the end of it
Teresa Stubbs - Buckfast Abbey workshop 2019
My goosebumps have goosebumps!
Catherine Priston - Pershore Abbey workshop 2022
A joy and privilege to sing this most beautiful piece of music under the direction of the composer himself
Heather Harvey - Buckfast Abbey workshop 2019
Thank you for a wonderful day. You were so encouraging and patient. I can't imagine not singing your Requiem again. I absolutely loved the day!
Monica Kent - Louth workshop 2019
We were enthralled by the pure beauty of your Requiem. Parts of it were quite exquisite and we loved the fact that you, the composer, were directing us with such skill and clarity of conducting. Thank you so very much for a phenomenal day
Jeanne Apsland - Buckfast Abbey workshop 2019