Course 2: Eton

Thu 26 Jul – Fri 3 Aug 2018

HIGHLIGHTS

Course Director: Tim Johnson
Age range: 16-18

Our guests for Course 2 include:

VOCAL MASTERCLASS | SOPHIE DANEMAN
CHORAL WORKSHOP | JEREMY SUMMERLY
CHORAL WORKSHOP | RALPH ALLWOOD
CONSORT WORKSHOP | SCOTT PRICE

CHORAL EVENSONG | MAGDALEN COLLEGE, OXFORD – 31 JUL
DIRECTED BY TIM JOHNSON
16:00 – 17:00
ALL WELCOME

Mother of God, here I stand – Tavener
Responses – Rose
Psalm 41
Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense – Leighton
Lo the full final sacrifice – Finzi

CHORAL EVENSONG | ETON COLLEGE CHAPEL – 1 AUG
DIRECTED BY JEREMY SUMMERLY
17:00 – 18:00
ALL WELCOME

Ave Maria – Parsons
Responses – Rose
Psalm 8
Stanford in A
Blessed city, heavenly salem – Bairstow

RECITAL | ETON COLLEGE CHAPEL – 2 AUG
DIRECTED BY TIM JOHNSON
16:00 – 17:00
ALL WELCOME

Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense (Magnificat) – Leighton
Ave Maria – Parsons
Jehova – Purcell
I sat down under his shadow – Bairstow
Blessed city, heavenly salem – Bairstow
Nunc dimittis in A – Stanford
Mother of God, here I stand – Tavener
Lo the full final sacrifice – Finzi

INFORMAL CONCERT | ETON COLLEGE CONCERT HALL – 2 AUG
18:00 – 19:00
ALL WELCOME

MUSIC

During the week the full choir sings a wide range of music spanning the last five centuries up to the present day for the main course performances. In your small CONSORTS you will sing a variety of music from madrigals to close-harmony and jazz arrangements.
You will be asked to bring some SOLO music to work on in your individual SINGING LESSONS and there will be a chance for you to perform any other music during an INFORMAL CONCERT.

VENUE

The courses have been based at Eton College since 1985 and we start the summer with two courses here, and making full use of the state-of-the-art music schools.

Students will stay in individual rooms in one of the school’s boarding houses and enjoy three meals per day in the mediaeval College Hall.

Eton is across the river Thames from Windsor, near Slough and within easy reach of London, just outside the M25.

Eton College, Windsor, BERKS, SL4 6DW

TUTORS

TIM JOHNSON

COURSE DIRECTOR

Tim Johnson is Precentor and Director of Music at Eton College. His work as a choral director has included preparing choirs for many of the top professional orchestras, including the London Symphony orchestra under Valery Gergiev. Highlights of his first two years at Eton have included a recording of Duruflé’s Requiem (Herald), concert tours of China and Japan, and a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No.8 with the Philharmonia under Lorin Maazel. More recently Tim directed the Eton choristers on David Starkey’s BBC series, Music and Monarchy.

DAVID LOWE

SINGING TEACHER

David Lowe is a central pillar of the Choral Courses’ teaching faculty, regularly teaching on the courses and visiting to give master-classes. He has been teaching students in Cambridge for over 20 years and can put his name to starting out the illustrious careers of numerous singers on the world stage. Formerly a professor of the Royal Academy of Music and now at the Royal Northern College of Music, David was also a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge and sung for many years in the Tallis Scholars and Collegium Musicum 90 under the late Richard Hickox.

ANITA MORRISON

SINGING TEACHER

Having gained a BEd (Hons) Degree, Anita continued her studies at the Guildhall School on the vocal studies and opera courses with awards from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Cripplegate Foundation, winning the 1989 Maggie Teyte Prize Competition, and to the National Opera Studio, funded by the Gerald McDonald Scholarship awarded by the RVW Trust.

She has given recitals all over Europe including Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder at St. Martin in the Fields & St. Georges, Brandon Hill, a recital with the late Geoffrey Parsons at the Chichester Festival, and appearances with the Dallapiccola Ensemble in London, Milan and Rome with whom she recorded Dallapiccola’s 13 Liriche Greche.

Operatic Roles have included Santuzza Cavalleria Rusticana, Miss Jessel Turn of the Screw, Female Chorus Rape of Lucretia, Alice Falstaff, Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte, Wolf-Ferrari’s Susanna’s Secret, Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Musetta La Boheme, Rosalinda Die Fledermaus, Tatyana Eugene Onegin, Marenka The Bartered Bride, Arminda La Finta Giardiniera and Countess The Marriage of Figaro.

Since she began to work with the choristers of Westminster Cathedral in 1990 she has become increasingly devoted to her teaching. In addition to a private practice she is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, teaches regularly at Eton College and on Eton Choral Courses, Cambridge University, is vocal consultant to Guildford Choral Society, Cardinal Vaughan Schola Cantorum, London Oratory Junior choir and regularly visits Ampleforth College and Carlisle Cathedral. She also gives choral workshops.

ROBERT RICE

SINGING TEACHER

Robert Rice is a concert baritone who regularly performs oratorios such as Carmina Burana, Verdi’s Requiem, Bach’s Passions et al. He gained early recognition for staged performances of challenging contemporary scores, and continues to give recitals of modern song, also recently visiting Bavaria to work with guitarist Erich Schachtner on a Lieder programme.

Robert teaches singing regularly at Cambridge and Oxford Universities, for Lincoln Cathedral, and privately in London. He is in demand as a workshop leader; in recent times he has given workshops and master-classes for the Eton Choral Courses, The Sixteen, Christ’s Hospital and UCL Opera among others.

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