Choral Conducting Masterclass

St Gabriel's Halls, London

Saturday 06 July10:00am

We are delighted to announce the Sonoro Choral Conducting Masterclass to be held on Saturday 6 July and Sunday 7 July 2024, 10:00am-5:00pm at St Gabriel’s Halls, Churchill Gardens, Pimlico, London SW1V 3AA.

Applications for active participant places are now closed. If you would like to attend as an observer, please click ‘book now’ above.

Neil will be joined throughout the weekend by pianist and composer Michael Higgins and vocal coach Joanna Tomlinson. Members of Sonoro will join for the final afternoon session providing a rewarding opportunity for all active participants to work with one of the UK’s finest professional choirs

REPERTOIRE
Johannes Brahms – Wie lieblich sind (from Ein deutsches Requiem)
R. Nathaniel Dett – Ave Maria
Cheryl Frances-Hoad – ​Bogoróditse Dévo
Russell Hepplewhite – How lovely are thy dwellings fair
Joanna Marsh – Evening Prayer
Josef Rheinberger – Abendlied
Charles Villiers Stanford – Beati quorum via
Janet Wheeler – Beati quorum via (Homage to Stanford)

TIMETABLE OUTLINE
Saturday 6 July
10:00-13:00 Conducting Masterclass with Neil Ferris
14:00-17:00 Vocal and Conducting Masterclass with Joanna Tomlinson
An examination of vocal techniques with specific reference to the demands of the repertoire chosen for the weekend, and how to apply these in your own rehearsals.

Sunday 7 July
10:00-13:00
Conducting Masterclass with Neil Ferris
14:00-17:00 Conducting Masterclass with Sonoro

HOW TO APPLY
Applications for active participant places are now closed. If you would like to attend as an observer, please click ‘book now’ at the top of this page.

FEES
Active participant: £320.00
Observers: £95.00, or £50 per day

Neil Ferris is Chorus Director of the BBC Symphony Chorus, Co-Artistic Director of Sonoro, and Music Director of Wimbledon Choral. He made his BBC Proms conducting debut in August 2019, celebrating the 90th Anniversary season of the BBC Symphony Chorus.

In demand as guest conductor at some of the finest choirs in the UK, Neil has worked with London Symphony Chorus, Choir of the Age of Enlightenment, BBC Singers and the National Youth Choir of Wales. He has conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, Welsh National Opera, London Mozart Players, Orchestra of the Swan, City of London Sinfonia and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Neil is recognised as one of the country’s leading teachers of choral conducting and has led masterclasses in the UK, USA, Ireland, Denmark, China and Singapore.



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