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  • Music

  • Organists

  • Venue

    As well as the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, Durham boasts a rich choral tradition with the Cathedral at its heart and numerous flourishing college choirs. Course 3 is fortunate to be at St Chad's College, right in the centre of the city, on the 'Bailey'.

    The Course will be taking full advantage of the university surroundings and students will stay in the College, where all meals will be provided.

    St Chad's College, 18 N Bailey, Durham, County Durham DH1 3RH.

  • Tutors



    Ralph Allwood

    course director

    Ralph Allwood MBE founded the Eton Choral Courses in 1980 and was Precentor and Director of Music at Eton College until 2011. Alongside positions as Conductor of Inner Voices, Director of Rodolfus Choir and Director of Music at the Old Royal Naval Chapel, Greenwich, Ralph is in high international demand for choral workshops and master-classes. He is a choral advisor for Novello and the Voices Foundation, and adjudicates the Choir of the Year Competition and the Llangollen International Eisteddfod.

    Ralph Allwood

    Paul Keohone

    Singing Teacher

    Paul has recently worked as a vocal coach with the Belfast Philharmonic Junior Chorus and is one of the latest additions to our roster of fantastic teachers. From Kilmarnock, Paul studied at the Royal College of Music with the renowned Wagnerian baritone Norman Bailey CBE. As a soloist he has sung with Scottish Opera, English National Opera, The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala Milan, Opera West Norway, Opera de Nancy & Theatre du Ch√Ętelet in France and many other festivals and opera houses besides. He teaches singing at The High School of Glasgow, works as a vocal coach with the National Youth Choir of Scotland and runs 2 singing courses: Springsing in Glasgow and SingChatel in the French Alps.

    Paul Keohone

    Anita Morrison

    Singing Teacher

    A former winner of the Maggie Teyte Prize Competition, Anita has given recitals all over Europe and appeared with the Dallapiccola Ensemble in London, Milan and Rome. Her 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 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 has been teaching on Eton Choral Courses for many years.

    Anita Morrison
  • Highlights

    COMPLINE | DURHAM CATHEDRAL (DANIEL COOK)

    EVENSONG | HEXHAM ABBEY

    RECITAL | DURHAM CATHEDRAL

    VOCAL MASTERCLASS | ROBIN BLAZE

    CHORAL WORKSHOP | DANIEL COOK

    CONSORT WORKSHOP | PATRICK DUNACHIE