‘Spem in Alium’ Choral Workshop

10:00am, Sat, 16 May 2020

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Other Event
    Duration: 6:30
    Venue: Merton College Chapel, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD
    ‘Spem in Alium’ Choral Workshop
    Merton College Chapel, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD
    Saturday 16 May 2020 Director: Benjamin Nicholas

    10:00 – 10:30 Registration: Merton College Chapel
    10:30 – 10:45 Warm up in the Chapel with Carys Lane
    10:45 – 12:30 Group practice sessions (with a short break at 11.45) in locations around Merton College

    Choirs 1 & 2 with Benjamin Nicholas
    Choirs 3 & 4 with Alex Little
    Choirs 5 & 6 with Tom Fetherstonhaugh
    Choirs 7 & 8 with Carys Lane

    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (Bring a picnic to eat in Merton College Gardens or use local cafes)

    13:30 – 15:00 Tutti rehearsal in Merton Chapel with Benjamin Nicholas

    15:00 – 15:45 Break: tea, coffee and cake

    15:45 – 16:30 CONCERT PERFORMANCE:

    If ye love me
    Spem in alium (up to three times)

    Approx 16.30 Finish

    1. Email confirmation will be sent once we have received your booking form and payment.
    a. Parts will be allocated across the eight choirs on a first come first served basis and
    the music in pdf form will be sent with your email confirmation.
    b. PLEASE NOTE: the voice part pdf we send you will show the music for two choirs,
    please make sure you learn the correct one for the choir you have been allocated.
    c. The music will be sung a semitone higher than printed on the scores.
    d. If there is a surfeit of singers:
    Sopranos – will be offered alto parts
    Altos – will be offered tenor parts
    Tenors – will be offered baritone parts
    Baritones – will be offered tenor parts
    Basses – will be offered baritone parts
    2. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided in the afternoon break but please feel free to bring
    your own flask. Some water will be available but we encourage you to supply your own
    as there will be a lot of singing!
    3. For any further information email workshop@oxfordbachchoir.org
    4. The workshop may be recorded and/or photographs taken for use on our website and
    on social media. We will assume that you have no problem with this unless we hear
    from you.
    Travel and parking information
    A map can be found on the College’s visitor information page:
    Merton is located in central Oxford on Merton Street, which is just off the High Street.
    Oxford is less than sixty miles from London off the M40, with excellent transport links via
    train and coach.
    Read more about:
    • Trains to and from London and other destinations
    • Oxford Tube bus to and from London
    The Oxford Tube from London stops on the High Street opposite Queen's Lane, which is only
    two to three minutes' walk from the College. Here is a Google map showing Merton College
    in relation to the city centre and the train station.
    Oxford is an ancient, pedestrian-friendly city, with many one-way streets and limited
    parking. If you're travelling to Merton by car we encourage you to use the excellent Park
    and Ride services in Oxford (of which there are five).
    If you prefer to drive into the centre the City Council website shows the car parks available: