Singing day with Ralph Allwood

Ralph Allwood

Treat yourself to a day of choral music-making

As Spring approaches, join us for a singing day exploring five tender and uplifting pieces from the contemporary choral repertoire. This is an unusual opportunity to experience the beauty and depth of feeling expressed in the works of some outstanding living composers. Four of the pieces we’ll sing are a capella, with some 8-part harmonies, allowing us to focus on the purity and colour of our vocal sound.

Ralph Allwood

Ralph was Director of Music at Eton College for 26 years and is now a freelance choral director. He is especially involved in music for young people. Bearing in mind our own bursary scheme, we hope this day will appeal to young adults who might then wish to join our choir.

 

St Mary’s Church, Chart Lane, Reigate, RH2 7RN
Saturday, 18th March 2017 

Programme

Ralph will be exploring music from living composers including:

PAUL MEALOR  Ubi Caritas,  A Spotless Rose
ERIC WHITACRE  Sleep
JAMES MACMILLAN  O Radiant Dawn
MORTEN LAURIDSEN  Sure on this Shining Night
RALPH ALLWOOD  Blessing

More about the music►

Timetable

9.30               Registration and coffee/tea
10.00             Welcome and Session 1
11.30             Refreshment Break
11.45             Session 2
1.00               Lunch Break
2.00               Session 3
3.15               Refreshment Break
3.30               Session 4 (informal performance)
4.00               Close

Fee

£20 including music hire. Full time students (aged over 16 years) £5.  Refreshments

Coffee, tea and cake will be provided during the day at no additional charge. Participants are advised to bring a packed lunch.

Parking & Access

On-street parking -please allow extra time to find a space. Participants will be advised of availability of alternative parking before the day.

The church has wheelchair access.

How to Book

To reserve your place please download the booking form below and email it to singingday@englisharts.org.

Please note that, if, for any reason, the singing day has to be cancelled, booking fees paid will be refunded in full.  No refunds will be made for any other reason.

Singing with the English Arts Chorale

The EAC welcomes new members with some choral experience and reasonable sight-reading ability. If you attend, and enjoy, this event and are interested in finding out more, there will be an opportunity to speak to one of our recruitment team on the day, or you can email members@englisharts.org.