Neil Ferris

2nd London Choral Conducting Masterclass


Neil Ferris would like to invite you to apply for the 2nd London Choral Conducting Masterclass to be held on Saturday 15 July and Sunday 16 July 10-5pm at Peregrine's Pianos, 137A Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8TU.

  • Aimed at advanced conductors who wish to gain further technical expertise and knowledge with Neil Ferris, one of the country's leading teachers of choral conducting.
  • 8 active participants and up to 20 observers. All active participants and observers will form the choir; this is a weekend largely aimed at refining aspects of technique and how your technique becomes a vehicle for your musicianship.
  • Active participants will receive at least 4 sessions of podium time over the course of the weekend.
  • Neil is joined by accompanist Michael Higgins and vocal coach Joanna Tomlinson.
  • In addition to podium time on the set repertoire there will be interest sessions on vocal technique and baton technique/working with orchestras.

How to apply:

Active participants: Please send a DVD or video link of an example of your work (rehearsal or performance) to Neil Ferris by Monday 12th June. In your application please state why you would like to participate in the course and what you hope to gain from it. You will be notified if you are one of the successful applicants for the 8 places by Monday 21st June.

Observer applications: Please apply by email to Neil Ferris by Friday 7th July.

Fees:

Active participant: £195
Observers: £90

Repertoire:

VerdiRequiem
OrffCarmina Burana
BrittenHymn to St Cecilia
HowellsRequiem