Courses & Workshops

feat-image3Jeremy directs many choral workshops in the UK and overseas. He has been a resident Musical Director for RunbySingers since 2004 – which has taken him to, Reykjavik, Krakow, Paris and Vienna – and he has also directed several of their popular cathedral weekends in Ely and Cambridge. In addition, Jeremy has directed workshops for the Sherborne Summer School (formerly Canford) Benslow and Lacock. More recently he has also directed events for the Really Big Chorus.

In fact his appearances at such events are usually spread right across the year, and have taken him throughout Europe and beyond, to the USA and Taiwan. Jeremy’s approach to these events is simple: “It doesn’t matter what level people start from”, he says. “Within a relaxed atmosphere there is the chance to explore different music at leisure, to think about vocal production, blend, balance and intonation, and to come away feeling replenished, refuelled, and eager to put into practice what has been learned.”

Jeremy has worked with small groups, large choirs and multi-choir events. Many of these are workshops open to the public but he is also frequently asked to host singing days and training sessions for established choirs. Children as well as adults benefit from his infectious enthusiasm and lively approach to music-making.

29 April 2016

Lunchtime Dialogue, St John’s Smith Square, London

Jeremy is the special guest of the Reverend Graham Buckle in the prestigious Lunchtime Dialogue series.  Join him at 1pm (free entry) at  St John’s Smith Square, SW1P 3HA

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8 – 12 June 2016

Choir and Brass in Brielle, Holland

One year on – and back by popular demand!  This is a ‘Run by Singers’ event, featuring music by Schütz, Gabrieli, Stanford and Attwood. The venue, St Catherine’s church, is an impressive edifice with a marvellous acoustic.

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8 – 10 July 2016

Choral Course: ‘A String of Pearls’, Benslow Music, Hertfordshire

This 3 day residential course features a fine pot pourri of vocal gems.  Rossini rubs shoulders with Kodaly, and the nightingale that sang in Berkeley Square may also be found in Janequin’s ‘Le Chant des Oiseaux’!  You will need to be a music reader, a confident singer, and have reasonable sight-reading skills.

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7 – 13 August 2016

Choral Masterpieces of 3 Centuries, Sherborne Summer School, Dorset

Haydn, Gibbons, Brahms, Janequin and more – that should keep us happy for a week! The music ranges from full orchestral accompaniment to a cappella. Sherborne is a lovely town, the school’s facilities are excellent, and you also have free admission to every other concert in the Summer School. Brilliant!

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Email: summermusicschool@btinternet.com

21 – 28 August 2016

Run by Singers – A Week in Dresden

German choral music by composers closely associated with Dresden link arms with English music of a similar date.  The concert is thus a procession of ‘pairs’ from 16th to 19th centuries.

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2 & 3 September 2016

Requiem to Cancer

Over 24 hours, starting on the Friday evening, we will address four settings of the Requiem with piano accompaniment.  This mini-marathon (you can join in and drop out at any time) takes place at St Paul’s Covent Garden and all the proceeds go to Cancer Research UK.  Conductors include Jeremy Jackman and Neil Ferris.

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2 – 5 December 2016

Run by Singers – Mozart Requiem, Vienna

Once again Run by Singers have been invited to provide the choir for the annual performance of Mozart’s Requiem at midnight on the anniversary of his death.  Those who have taken part on previous occasions will know how special this is – the performance takes place in the Karlskirche accompanied by original instruments.

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28 January 2017

Mansfield Choral Society – Choral Day

Join Jeremy at the Queen Elizabeth Academy, Mansfield, for a workshop featuring varied repertoire hosted by this fine Nottinghamshire choir.

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4 February 2017

English Baroque Choir Open Workshop, London

The English Baroque Choir’s annual singing days (open to all singers who read music) are renowned for being fulfilling and fun! This year the main work is Monteverdi’s Vespers (1610).

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