• 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.

  • Organists

  • Venue

  • Tutors

    Simon Toyne

    course director

    Simon Toyne’s work as a choral director has included preparing choirs for the world’s most well-known conductors, including Gergiev, Maazel, Nelsons, Pappano and Rattle, working with the Royal Opera, Mariinsky and Bolshoi opera companies, and leading tours to Australia, China, New Zealand, Russia and the United States. For many years, he was Director of Music at Tiffin School, where the Tiffin Boys’ Choir worked regularly with the London orchestras and featured on the soundtrack for many films, including The Hobbit and Philomena, and was Director of Music of Kingston Parish Church. He has led conferences and workshops on conducting and singing for the universities of Cambridge and Oxford, the Association of British Choral Directors, the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, the Kotuku Trust in New Zealand, and the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus, New York. In September 2015, he took up the post of Executive Director of Music of the David Ross Education Trust (DRET) and Malcolm Arnold Academy, where he is responsible for the development of music across over 30 state primary and secondary schools in the East of England.

    Samuel Evans

    Singing Teacher

    A recent addition to our roster, British baritone Samuel Evans studied as a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music. His already extensive operatic experience include Kilian (Der Freischütz) at Opéra Comique and the BBC Proms under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Garibaldo (Rodelinda) in the London Handel Festival, as well as a tour of Britten’s Church Parable with Mahogany Opera and Roger Vignoles. Recent and upcoming work includes further concert performances with Gardiner, Thomas Zehetmair and Nicholas Kraemer. Samuel is Music Director of Riverside Opera and teaches singing at Eton College.

    Nicki Kennedy

    Singing Teacher

    Nicki Kennedy’s solo career has taken her all over the world with many of Europe’s leading baroque and classical ensembles. She regularly appears at the Wigmore Hall in London and in prestigious festivals in Europe and further afield. As well as her solo career, Nicki has sung with London’s top session choirs, contributing to films and recordings from Pirates of the Caribbean to the Harry Potter films. Nicki is Head of Singing at Repton School in Derbyshire. She regularly teaches on Eton Choral Courses and also in France, Spain and the Czech Republic. This year she joins the teaching staff of the National Youth Choir.

  • Highlights