with Paul Spicer
21st – 29th July 2018
Gain generous ‘podium’ time, performance experience and tuition from Paul Spicer and other acclaimed tutors.
ECE Conducting course
- The ECE Scholars’ Choir, an SATB ensemble comprised of, and conducted by, the conducting scholars, will perform their own concert on Friday evening.
- The Consort, which all scholars will conduct and sing in, supplies music for two compline services and a Sunday Eucharist in Abbey Dore (please see the Timetable).
- Scholars will sing in the main ECE Choir, conducted by Paul Spicer. All conductors will conduct the main choir in a masterclass; the Advanced Conductors will each conduct a piece with the main choir in performance.
- One-to-one conducting tuition from Adrian Lucas, conductor of the City of Birmingham Choir, founder of Acclaim Productions, and Head of Choral Studies for the Royal School of Church Music, following on a career including posts at Portsmouth, Norwich, Salisbury, and Worcester Cathedrals. Adrian is also an acclaimed organist, and is active as a composer and arranger.
- One-to-one vocal tuition with Ghislaine Morgan, founder/director of the Sintra International Singing and Choral Conducting Course in Portugal and director of the Casole International Renaissance Polyphony School in Siena, Italy.
- Daily seminar-workshops led by Adrian Lucas, Paul Spicer, Ghislaine Morgan, and Daniel Galbreath (contemporary choral and vocal devising specialist).
- Paul Spicer will give two masterclasses and give feedback and tuition during all Consort rehearsals and one Scholars’ Choir rehearsal.
- A supportive, collaborative atmosphere. In addition to workshop rehearsals, scholars also have the opportunity to get to know each other socially through meals and during a free afternoon on Wednesday, and interact with the larger body of course attendees.
Please see the timetable for more details on events and features
- Keyboard Scholarship (£160): for one scholar who will accompany rehearsals (piano) and the Sunday Eucharist (organ); conducting duties will be less than those of other conductors.
- Scholarship for Women Conductors (£100): for a female conductor of considerable merit, in keeping with the course’s objective of gender equity.
- Scholarships for General Merit (amount TBC): for any conductor of notable skill.
Applications should be received by Monday 13 March 2017. We will aim to give you a decision by 7 April, and will need confirmation and payment of fees by 28 April. This should give enough time to book transport to Hereford. Scores will be sent out immediately after we receive your confirmation.