Would you like the chance to sing in Durham Cathedral, St John's College Cambridge, King's College London, Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, or Eton College this summer?
Eton Choral Courses provide vibrant vocal training and choral experience to enthusiastic young singers and prospective choral/organ scholars.
Every year, I can be certain that two things happen: first, by May, people assume all places and bursaries have been taken – not so! – and secondly, students will write to me after each course and tell me that it was the best week of their life.
Ralph Allwood, Founder and Director.
Each lasting just over a week, courses are held during July and August in various locations across the UK. All students are accommodated within the school/college with all meals provided. As well as spending the week in beautiful Oxford, Cambridge and Durham University Colleges and schools Wellington, Cheltenham and Eton Colleges, the courses give students a chance to sing in cathedrals, concert halls, on live radio broadcasts, to work with internationally renowned opera singers, conductors and choir trainers and receive unparalleled daily coaching from the highly experienced home team of staff.
An intensive and enjoyable week of choral music also includes:
• consort singing
• sight-reading and aural classes
• advice on choral/organ scholarships and music opportunities after school
• performance coaching
• individual singing lessons and masterclasses
• training in Alexander Technique
• equal training for organists
The age range is from 16 to 20, but others just over 20 are welcome to apply.
The annual courses have gained real place in Britain's musical life.
Sir David Willcocks