UK CHOIR FESTIVAL
IS BACK in 2022

4 Events. 8 Days.
32 Inspiring Workshops.

UK CHOIR FESTIVAL IS BACK in 2022

4 Events. 8 Days. 32 Inspiring Workshops.

New for 2022

The Joint Session

2022 sees the introduction of The Joint Session where our 4 amazing workshop leaders come together for a 75min session working on a single piece in mass and masterclass styles.  This collaborative session brings toegther the  talent and expertise of all our workshop leaders of the day in an engaging and hugely interactive session for everyone to enjoy.

Even more to Platinum Sessions

Platinum Sessions have always played a big part in the festival with 1-2-1 feedback and
Q & A with our workshop leaders.  2022 will see this expand further as we split the sessions into 2, so each choir receives 2 sessions each with 2 workshop leaders, giving more value than ever before and much less waiting time as we work on 2 sessions at a time. Don’t miss the opportunity.

Welcome

Presented by Russell Scott

Upcoming Events
Manchester

Manchester

Brighton

Brighton

More venues will be announced in late Spring.

If you are not quite ready....

Due to high demand for festival tickets, we give choir leaders the opportunity to reserve tickets for up to 14 days, giving them time to finalise numbers collect monies prior to booking.

Our Workshop Leaders
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  • Brighton
  • Manchester
Manchester

Ben Sawyer

Ben Sawyer is a conductor, countertenor and educator based in Gloucestershire. He is much in demand for his affable, engaging and meticulous approach, and for his ability to get the best out of singers. As a conductor, he has a busy schedule conducting a number of choirs on a regular …

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Carla Jane

Carla Jane is an award-winning vocalist and choir director. She has performed extensively in the UK and other countries for many years and during that time has built up a strong reputation. As well as performing, Carla is a Vocal coach and Choir director in numerous schools in Manchester and …

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Manchester

Charles MacDougall

Charles MacDougall is an award-winning tenor, choral director and vocal coach, known equally for his singing and his transformative work with choirs and singers. Formerly a member of internationally-acclaimed vocal ensemble VOCES8 (2005-12), he now sings for a number of other ensembles, such as London Voices (appearing on many film sound tracks), London Early …

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Craig Lees

Craig is a contemporary vocal coach, choral leader and arranger. He is also the President of the British Voice Association (BVA) and Director of The Workplace Choir Company. He is a Senior Lecturer on the Popular Music Degree at Leeds Conservatoire, where he founded their Contemporary Pop Choir in 2014. …

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Brighton

James Davey

James Davey is one of the UK’s most distinguished and respected young choral directors, in demand for his work as conductor, choral education practitioner, arranger and adjudicator. Formerly the chief choral advisor for the BBC’s sheet music archives, James regularly conducts and prepares choirs for broadcasts on TV and Radio, …

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Brighton

James Rose

James Rose (PKA Brave James) is a prolific arranger, performer, producer, songwriter & educator, based in London. Over the years, James has become a veteran performer of a cappella & vocal harmony, touring worldwide with acclaimed internet sensation group, ‘Accent’. James has an extensive portfolio of arrangements and originals for prominent …

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Manchester

Katie Thomas

Katie Thomas conducts and coaches professional choirs and non-professional choruses throughout the UK and Europe. She has performed as Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers, as Guest Chorus Master of MDR Rundfunkchor (Leipzig), and forthcoming highlights include collaborations with Vocalconsort Berlin, Le Foyer des Artistes, and Gothenburg Symphony Choir & …

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Mat Wright MBE

Mat started his choral education through a successful audition to Wakefield Cathedral Choir aged 8 years old, and was awarded a full music scholarship to Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and was a talented violinist. He was a Cathedral Chorister for 8 years from the age of 7 years old taking …

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Manchester

Nicholas Cleobury

Nicholas Cleobury has conducted all the major UK orchestras, opera companies and choirs. He has appeared at many leading Festivals, including the Proms, worked extensively for the BBC and Classicfm and has a wide recording catalogue. He has conducted across Europe, notably for many years at Zurich Opera, across Scandinavia …

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Rachel Walker Mason

Hailed “the coolest thing to happen to vocal music” British musician Rachel Walker Mason is a highly regarded a cappella coach and judge. Rachel has judged for NTA nominated Sing: Ultimate A Cappella on Sky One television, the CARA awards, The ICCAs, the AVAs, The Voice Festival, the World Choir …

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Brighton

Richard Eteson

Richard Eteson is one of London’s most versatile and accomplished tenors. From local beginnings as a choirboy in Bingley, West Yorkshire he went on to become Head Chorister at King’s College, Cambridge, later returning there as a Choral Scholar studying Japanese and English. For over 10 years he sang high …

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Brighton

Suzzie Vango

Passionate about the arts and choral education, Suzzie’s high-energy vocal workshops have gained her an international reputation as a vocal leader, working with singers of all ages around the world. In demand as a chorus master, choral director and voice coach, she directs the critically acclaimed female a cappella quintet …

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