Singing Day

Singing day

We love hosting an open Singing Day once a year when we are joined by guest singers to work together on a selected work. These are very popular, attracting around 100 additional singers to join us for the day.

Previous Singing Days have covered Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Haydn’s Stabat Mater and many more. In 2014 we introduced our new commission, John McCabe’s Psalm-Cantata, to a wider choral audience.

Singing Day 2022

After an enforced Covid break in 2021 we held our Singing Day again on 5th Feb 2022. We looked at one of J.S. Bach‘s most amazing and complex works, the St. John Passion with our new Musical Director Harry Bradford.

Here are some of the things guests had to say about this one:

“I thought the way Harry linked the pieces showing the context very useful.

What an excellent day! Please thank everyone involved in organising it. And Harry is brilliant – I hope we can recruit someone of his calibre for [our choir].

“…was wonderful….! Heavenly music, to cheer and succour , and such a warm and welcoming…well..welcome …! A huge thank you to you all , who made it such a fabulous day …after all our tedious tribulations of the last two years ..it was marvellous to be back…! I wish you a very happy and safe season, and look forward very much to the next workshop day !

“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the singing day at the weekend. – very stimulating. I think you have a great find in Harry – he was excellent – didn’t waste a minute and managed to get through everything right on time!………and his policy of putting everything into context was really good.