Thu 26 Jul – Fri 3 Aug 2018
Course Director: Tim Johnson
Age range: 16-18
Our guests for Course 2 include:
VOCAL MASTERCLASS | SOPHIE DANEMAN
CHORAL WORKSHOP | JEREMY SUMMERLY
CONSORT WORKSHOP | SCOTT PRICE
RECITAL | ETON COLLEGE CHAPEL
Our recital will take place in Eton College Chapel on 2 August.
CHORAL EVENSONG | MAGDALEN COLLEGE, OXFORD
MAGDALEN COLLEGE, OXFORD – 31 JUL
Directed by Tim Johnson, we will visit Magdalen College to sing Choral Evensong on 31 July.
CHORAL EVENSONG | ETON COLLEGE CHAPEL
ETON COLLEGE CHAPEL – 1 AUG
Directed by Jeremy Summerly, we will be singing Choral Evensong in Eton College Chapel on 1 August.
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.
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
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 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.
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.