Workshop - "Singing Together Again"
IMPORTANT - OUR WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED. WE WILL ADD YOU TO A WAITING LIST IF YOU COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW AND CONTACT YOU IF FURTHER PLACES BECOME AVAILABLE .
Message time : 6.40 p.m. - Wednesday 18th August 2021
As the pandemic has dragged on many singers have been short of any form of singing whilst noble online attempts have left others frustrated at hearing only their own voices. We are therefore thrilled to bring this to an end with a workshop to help us restart and de-rust our voices
Saturday 28th August 2021 - 2.30 to 5.30 p.m.
The Chapel, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, West Sussex
This is a fantastic opportunity to sing in this impressive and historic building when we will be singing pieces many of us know and love, such as :
Haydn - The Heavens are telling (from Creation)
Vivaldi - Gloria
Faure - Requiem (selection)
Brahms – How lovely are thy dwellings (from German Requiem)
Jenkins – Armed Man (selection)
and perhaps other pieces by Rutter, Handel, and other choral classics.
The three hour event will be conducted by our Musical Director Ruaraidh Sutherland, who will be warming us up with singing exercises before we rehearse and sing these pieces, with Louisa Lam accompanying us, appointed as our new accompanist right at the start of the pandemic. The workshop is not only for our own members past and present, but also our singing friends such as those who have attended our previous workshops or those considering joining our choir so do please share this page with other singers.
Music will be provided but must be returned at the end of the workshop. We intend to have a break in the middle of about 20 minutes. Refreshments will not be provided because of the current circumstances so please bring your own drink and food if you wish (to protect the fabric of chapel, refreshments must be eaten or drunk outside in the break). Lavatories will be available. Singers might like to bring a small cushion to sit on as pews get quite hard after a while!
The above details will be repeated in the confirmation email that will be sent to registrants.
We expect all attendees to have received two doses of one of the approved vaccines.
Because of the understandable nervousness for some over resuming social gatherings we will not be providing refreshments as explained above. Rest assured that the Chapel, large enough to accommodate 1000 people, allows us to ensure plenty of space between singers as we will be taking up no more than 10% to 15% of the seating.
We will not ask you to register on arrival but will direct you to your seat the position, of which will allow for social distancing.
Although masks are no longer compulsory in law because this event is indoors we will suggest that they be worn until you have taken your seat.
Again, these details will be repeated in the confirmation email that will be sent to registrants, and are of course subject to change.
TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW AND SUBMIT IT ONLINE
There is a modest fee of £10 per singer - both CHCS members and visitors - and please note:
PAYMENT IS REQUESTED IN ADVANCE AND AS WE DO NOT WISH TO HANDLE CASH OR CHEQUES PLEASE PAY ONLY BY BACS BEFORE 26TH AUGUST 2021
Details of our bank account and how to pay will be sent in a separate email after we receive your completed form (below)
Directions and details for car parking will be sent with your confirmation which will be by email.
Please address any questions you may have to our Workshop Organiser Mike Cade, preferably by email. Email: email@example.com
or Phone: 07738 835796
WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM
I would like to attend the "Singing Together Again" workshop
PLEASE NOTE - This form does not generate a confirmation email, but after submission you will be taken to our "Join Us" page, which means your submission has been successful. We will send an email with more details, including how to pay, within a day or two. Thanks.