'A Sea Symphony' in Prague

Wed, 15 Apr 2020 to Sun, 19 Apr 2020

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Other - Come & Sing
    Description: Dear Singer,
    Come to PRAGUE for four days of joyous music-making, including VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  A SEA SYMPHONY, DVORAK TE DEUM, and FAURE REQUIEM.
    Under their inspirational director Leslie Olive, the English Arts Chorale (Surrey) and Eye Bach Choir (Suffolk) are inviting visiting singers to join them for an exceptional singing holiday in Prague from 15th to 19th April 2020. The project is a three-way collaboration between the two English choirs and the spectacular young Symphony Orchestra of the Prague Conservatoire.
    During the tour, Te Deum and A Sea Symphony will be performed in the magnificent Baroque church of St. Salvator, standing proudly at the grand entrance to the world-famous Charles Bridge.  A further concert, including the Faure Requiem accompanied with organ, will take place in the stunning St Ludmila Church, where every wall and pillar is meticulously decorated.
    Singers joining the tour also have the option to sing in two further performances of A Sea Symphony and Te Deum at:
    • St Edmundsbury Cathedral in the ancient town of Bury St Edmunds (28th March), where King Cnut founded the Abbey 1,000 years ago and
    • the Royal Academy of Music in London (29th March)
    Singers may opt for EITHER:
    • the whole three-concert package (at a cost of £450 plus flights), OR for
    • PRAGUE only (cost £350 plus flights).
    • These costs are on a shared accommodation basis – the single room supplement is £100. A spouse/partner is also welcome to come to Prague at a cost of £250 plus flights.
    Please note that there are places available for a few SOPRANOS and ALTOS, but especially TENORS AND BASSES.
    Applicants who live within reach of rehearsal programmes at EYE (Fridays) or REIGATE (Mondays) will be expected to join those rehearsal programmes, but with some flexibility reflecting your knowledge of these works and the level of your music-reading.
    Applicants who live elsewhere in the UK (and are unable to join those rehearsal programmes) are still encouraged to apply if they:
    • Have fully prepared and performed all of this repertoire at least twice before; OR
    • have outstanding sight-reading, or both, AND
    • will guarantee to attend a FULL DAY workshop in COLCHESTER, ESSEX, on SATURDAY 7th MARCH.
    Full details including dates and costs can be found in the enclosed leaflet, which is also available online at  www.englisharts.org. For further information or to book a place please email wietske.hendriksen@outlook.com 
    Please contact us to confirm your place by end of February at the latest.

    With best wishes
    Claire Kelly
    Project Team, English Arts Chorale