James Oldfield returns to Benslow Music in 2017 to help vocal ensembles with all manner of technical and musical matters, and we’ll enjoy some sight reading challenges whilst exploring the riches Lassus, Monteverdi, Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons, Elgar, Finzi, Britten and many more composers. Participants can also suggest and bring favoured repertoire and can apply as individuals or as ready-made groups. Excellent sight reading and the ability to hold a line, sustain a phrase, and stay in tune are all essentials, as you will likely be singing one voice per part in pieces for up to 8 separate voices. This course is ideal for instrumentalists who play at a high level and wish to transfer their chamber music skills into a vocal context. An enjoyable, relaxed and inclusive atmosphere whilst making music at a high level.

Resident: £400 Non-Resident: £305 Code: 17/339