2018 Clifton Festival Choral Course 25th-29th july 2018

The Clifton International Festival of Music is delighted to launch its inaugural choral course for young people between the ages of 16 and 22.

The residential* course runs between Wednesday 25th and Sunday 29th July 2018, and will be overseen by the festival’s Artistic Director
Tom Williams (Assistant Director of Music, St Martin-the-Fields, and Founder/Director of The Erebus Ensemble), with support from Dr David Bednall (Organist and Choral Director, University of Bristol) and visiting tutors, Peter Phillips (Founder/Director of the world renowned early music ensemble, The Tallis Scholars) and Richard Jeffrey-Gray (Director of Music, Clifton Cathedral).

The five-day course will take place in Clifton’s iconic Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul and will culminate in a day of services and concert performance whereby the public can enjoy the course participants’ newly honed musical skills. The course repertoire will cover over 500 years of sacred music, with particular focus given to the 16th century and 20th/21st century repertories.

This is an exciting opportunity for young singers to develop their sight-reading, gain experience of consort group singing and cover a great deal of repertoire in a fun context with experts in the field. It is particularly useful for singers considering choral scholarships, or starting out on a career as a professional choral singer.

Applications close on 11th December 2017.

Please see the application form for further details.


*accommodation will be University Hall, Clifton Hill House, a short walk to the Cathedral