Choral Weekend with Gavin Carr

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22-321 Choral Weekend with Gavin Car

Interested in booking one of our courses? Call our office on 01453 759 034

Fri 16Aug
Sun 18Aug

A celebration of female composers

Facilitator: Gavin Carr

This weekend will give you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge with like-minded singers, in an inspiring setting. In Gavin Carr’s expert hands, there will be a strong emphasis on delight and fun – i.e. no stress. The music this weekend will be a celebration of female composers.

More information on this course to come. To be the first to know when the course is open for bookings, please register your interest!

Event time: Fri 16th Aug 2024 at 4:00pm - Sun 18th Aug 2024 at 4:15pm

At a Glance

  • Choral singing for male and female voices
  • Friendly, supportive, retreat atmosphere
  • Teaching from a leading conductor

What Participants Will Gain

  • Understanding the deep structure of choral music
  • Experience in singing challenging music
  • Develop sight-singing and listening skills

"Gavin Carr conducts extensively throughout the UK and Europe, working with leading orchestras and choruses in major venues. Chorus master of the celebrated Philharmonia Chorus and chorus director of the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, he collaborates with many of the world’s leading arts organisations and soloists."

Your Stay at Hawkwood

Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.

What Is Included

Both residential and non-residential rates are available. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Additional Activities

Mindful walking through our woodland trails
 Meditate in our Woodland Sanctuary
 Go on a hike and explore the Cotswolds AONB
 Discover surrounding charming market towns

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Practical Information

The ability to sing in tune among other voices and some familiarity with sight-singing is strongly advised. Hire copies of music will be provided. Limited places, so early booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Please note that prices are listed per person.

Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Arrival and registration from 4.00 pm Friday. A sing-through concert takes place on Sunday afternoon, open to the public; the course ends with afternoon tea at 4.15 pm following this.

Gavin Carr

Gavin Carr is today one of the UK’s busiest conductors, working with leading orchestras and choruses in a hugely varied repertoire. A multi-faceted musician, a trained artist, poet, and composer, his celebrated energy and sense of positivity flows through all his activities. Conductor of two of the UK’s leading symphony choruses, the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and the Philharmonia Chorus, he also directs Bath Minerva Choir and is Founder-Director of Chorus Angelorum.

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