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UK Choir Festival
“One of the most awe-inspiring choral festivals of the world”
Inspiring Workshops.
Inspiring Workshop Leaders.
Inspiring Choirs.

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ST ALBANS

SAT 19TH & SUN 20TH OCTOBER 2024

ATTEND ONE DAY OR BOTH DAYS
 15% Discount for Weekend Tickets

9am – 6pm (7pm for Platinum ticket holders)

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St Albans High School for Girls
Townsend Avenue, St Albans AL1 3SJ

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MANCHESTER

SATURDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2025

ONE DAY EVENT

9am – 6pm (7pm for Platinum ticket holders)

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Manchester High School for Girls
Grangethorpe Road, Manchester M14 6HS

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UK CHOIR FESTIVAL
THE BERLIN PHILHARMONIE 2025

NOW ON SALE

SAT 10TH – SUN 11TH MAY 2025

WEEKEND EVENT
TRAVEL OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Choirs will have the opportunity of taking part in workshops, performance masterclasses, a local concert and performance
at the world-famous Berlin Philharmonie Chamber Hall. 
There will also be a number of joint festival songs to perform (to be announced shortly –  music will be sent out in advance).

Non-Competitive, Enriching & Fun…
The UK Choir Festival is Open to All

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About The Festival

Community Choirs ~ Gospel Choirs ~ Youth & School Choirs ~ Glee Clubs ~
Choral Societies ~ Chamber Choirs ~ Barbershop Choirs and more

Launched in 2016, The UK Choir Festival has been hailed by American Express Essentials as “One of the most ‘Awe-Inspiring Choral Festivals of the World’.  We have welcomed over 5000 attendees since its conception from over 200 choirs.  The festival aims to support, train and bring choirs together in a great setting where they can learn, develop and thrive.

The festival is designed for choirs of all abilities, ages and style, no matter whether you are a local community choir, a cappella choir, school or university choir, gospel choir, choral society or barbershop choir. If you sing….. you’re welcome!

Choirs love being part of this exciting and dynamic festival, where learning and making great music is at its heart.  Choirs of all sizes attend from as small as a quartet to those with 100+ members, and individuals can also attend without their choirs if they choose do so.

The UK Choir Festival is produced to give choirs the opportunity to be taught by some of the best workshop leaders in the UK, in a supportive, informative, collaborative, non-competitive and inspiring conference-style setting. It involves practical and method teaching, and everyone is involved as we work on vocal technique, performance, stage craft, blend and balance, language, and work on new styles and genres of singing.

Attendees watch and take part in a series of workshops led by our experts who then come together for a joint session in the afternoon.  There’s lots of singing, lots of great music-making and a lot of fun to be had – attendees come away feeling uplifted, excited and ready to work on the what they have learned.

The festival is non-competitive, but very much ‘hands-on’ for everyone to watch and learn from each other.  At the end of each day, choirs get the opportunity to perform (if they choose to) in front of each other and the panel of workshop leaders who give each choir written constructive critique to help them leave with confidence, ambition and improved skills.

The UK Choir Festival has welcomed adult and youth choirs from around the UK,
Ireland, Iceland, India and the United States
Inspiring Choral Workshops and Events
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The Joint Session

The festival includes 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 together the talent and expertise of all our workshop leaders of the day in an engaging and hugely interactive session for everyone to enjoy.

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Even more with Platinum

Platinum Sessions have always played a big part in the festival with invaluable 1-2-1 feedback and Q & A with our workshop leaders.  Don’t miss the opportunity at the end of the festival day to have your own 40min session filled with  invaluable advice from our exceptional team of experts.

From Pop and Gospel to Classical, Vocal Tecnhnique and Performance, 
there is something for everyone at the UK Choir Festival

Amazing Workshop Leaders

The UK Choir Festival has worked with some of the best workshop leaders in the UK

Festival Schedule​
Registration
  • 08:30

Registration

Festival Welcome
  • 09:00

Festival Welcome

Presented by Founder and Producer of the UK Choir Festival, Russell Scott.

WARM UP
Morning Warm Up
  • 09:15

Morning Warm Up

This inviogorating and lively warmup to start the day off, led by one of our esteemed workshop leaders.

WORKSHOP
Harmonic Exploration with Matthew Roughley

Harmonic Exploration with Matthew Roughley

Ever wondered what makes your favourite songs so great? Chances are that it’s something to do with a stunning chord sequence. Join vocal director and arranger Matthew Roughley in this engaging and practical workshop  where you will learn arrangements of your favourite pop songs, receive top vocal tips and dive into the harmony that makes those iconic melodies sing!

Morning Break
  • 10:30

Morning Break

WORKSHOP
The Magic of Choir Leading with Ula Weber

The Magic of Choir Leading with Ula Weber

Your choir leader is amazing, and your choir sounds awesome. Nice work! But have you ever looked at your choir leader and wondered how they get their hands to wave about like that? What does it all mean and how do they get you to sing with just a few, seemingly magic, gestures? Join choral leader and Sing for Pleasure conducting tutor, Ula Weber as she leads you on an enlightening and fun journey, demystifying this sophisticated method of communication. Try your hand at some simple choral leading techniques and explore some of the teaching methods that you didn’t even know you needed from your choir leader. You’ll never take your conductor for granted again!

WORKSHOP
Rhythm Nations with Steve Cook

Rhythm Nations with Steve Cook

Join specialist music teacher, choral director and arranger Steve Cook for an energetic and dynamic workshop exploring some infectious chants and catchy melodies from different genres - all designed to get you ‘into the groove’ and whip you into ‘Shape of You’.  Steve will ensure the ‘rhythm is gonna get you’ with some layered riff-based pieces, syncopated African songs, world music chants and some uplifting pop and soul choruses. After this lively session, you’ll have your finger on the pulse and ‘feel like dancing’ back to your own choir rehearsals!

Lunch Break & Rehearsals
  • 12:50

Lunch Break & Rehearsals

Choirs will be allocated slots during the extended lunch break to rehearse in preparation for the afternoon Performance Session.

WARM UP
Afternoon Warm Up
  • 14:10

Afternoon Warm Up

Before the afternoon session kicks off, one of our workshop leaders will get your voices warmed up once again, ready for the final workshops.

WORKSHOP
The Gospel Workshop with Volney Morgan

The Gospel Workshop with Volney Morgan

Curious about the transformative power of gospel music? Ready to experience the contagious energy of one of Europe's most energetic gospel leaders? Explore the joyous sounds of gospel as Volney Morgan leads you on a journey of inspiration and celebration!

Afternoon Break
  • 15:20

Afternoon Break

WORKSHOP
The Joint Session
  • 15:40
  • All Workshop Leaders

The Joint Session

This final workshop is a collaboration by all the workshop leaders of the day working on one single piece in a Masterclass format, whilst giving everyone the opportunity to take part. Putting together all the learnings of the day, this session is aimed at consolidating whilst giving choirs the opportunity to work with all 4 workshop leaders at the same time.

Mini Break
  • 17:00

Mini Break

PERFORMANCE
The Performance Session
  • 17:10

The Performance Session

The Performance Session is often one of the festival's highlights. Choirs take to the stage to perform whilst being adjudicated by our panel of workshop leaders, giving positive and constructive feedback in written form to help choirs develop and thrive even more than ever before.

Festival Finale
  • 17:55

Festival Finale

The Platinum Sessions*
  • 18:00

The Platinum Sessions*

Platinum Sessions have always played a big part in the festival with invaluable 1-2-1 feedback and Q & A with our workshop leaders. We are excited to expand this further as we split the sessions into 2, so each choir receives 2x 20min 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.

Close
  • 19:00

Close

* Platinum Ticket Holders only

Registration
  • 08:30

Registration

Festival Welcome
  • 09:00

Festival Welcome

Presented by Founder and Producer of the UK Choir Festival, Russell Scott.

WARM UP
Morning Warm Up
  • 09:15

Morning Warm Up

This inviogorating and lively warmup to start the day off, led by one of our esteemed workshop leaders.

WORKSHOP
Exploring the Voice with Suzzie Vango

Exploring the Voice with Suzzie Vango

Join Suzzie Vango, international vocal coach, composer and co-author of the award winning ultimate choral warm-up book, 'How to make your choir sound awesome', as she takes you through a vocal exploration. With a focus on vocal technique, aural skills and - most importantly - fun, Suzzie will take you through your paces with a mix of fun vocal exercises, traditional and contemporary pieces, improvisation, adding harmonies and really exploring your voice to its full potential.

Morning Break
  • 10:30

Morning Break

WORKSHOP
The Reggae Workshop with Fola Phillip

The Reggae Workshop with Fola Phillip

Join us for this unique musical experience with award winning singer songwriter Fola Phillip, the founder and director behind Reggae Choir. This will be a memorable session of group singing, where you'll be guided by Fola to explore the rhythmic and uplifting world of reggae music. This workshop is open to all, regardless of singing experience or background, offering a vibrant and inclusive space to share in connecting with others through the power of harmonious and infectious rhythms.

WORKSHOP
The A Cappella Masterclass with Emily Dickens

The A Cappella Masterclass with Emily Dickens

Explore the different vocal colours, techniques and instrumental sounds fundamental in creating exciting a cappella in this workshop with leading choral director and soprano Emily Dickens. Learn how to underpin the ensemble as the bass, establish a groove and swing, approach stylistic vocal percussion and harmonise with beautiful blend through interesting, challenging and fun arrangements. Expect to dance out of the hall singing!

Lunch Break & Rehearsals
  • 12:50

Lunch Break & Rehearsals

Choirs will be allocated slots during the extended lunch break to rehearse in preparation for the afternoon Performance Session.

WARM UP
Afternoon Warm Up
  • 14:10

Afternoon Warm Up

Before the afternoon session kicks off, one of our workshop leaders will get your voices warmed up once again, ready for the final workshops.

WORKSHOP
The Gospel Workshop with Howard Francis

The Gospel Workshop with Howard Francis

Howard Francis is one of the UK’s finest gospel songwriters. With over 40 years experience working with choirs, he knows exactly how to create those amazing gospel harmonies. Come along and learn some gospel singing techniques with that popular Norman Hutchins classic gospel song: I Really Love You. Howard is ready to teach you all the nuances of singing gospel. He will work on how sing with phrasing and dynamics as well as creating that rich gospel sound. Don’t miss this one!

Afternoon Break
  • 15:20

Afternoon Break

WORKSHOP
The Joint Session
  • 15:40
  • All Workshop Leaders

The Joint Session

This final workshop is a collaboration by all the workshop leaders of the day working on one single piece in a Masterclass format, whilst giving everyone the opportunity to take part. Putting together all the learnings of the day, this session is aimed at consolidating whilst giving choirs the opportunity to work with all 4 workshop leaders at the same time.

Mini Break
  • 17:00

Mini Break

PERFORMANCE
The Performance Session
  • 17:10

The Performance Session

The Performance Session is often one of the festival's highlights. Choirs take to the stage to perform whilst being adjudicated by our panel of workshop leaders, giving positive and constructive feedback in written form to help choirs develop and thrive even more than ever before.

Festival Finale
  • 17:55

Festival Finale

The Platinum Sessions*
  • 18:00

The Platinum Sessions*

Platinum Sessions have always played a big part in the festival with invaluable 1-2-1 feedback and Q & A with our workshop leaders. We are excited to expand this further as we split the sessions into 2, so each choir receives 2x 20min 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.

Close
  • 19:00

Close

* Platinum Ticket Holders only

Registration
  • 08:30

Registration

Festival Welcome
  • 09:00

Festival Welcome

Presented by Founder and Producer of the UK Choir Festival, Russell Scott.

WARM UP
Morning Warm Up
  • 09:15

Morning Warm Up

This inviogorating and lively warmup to start the day off, led by one of our esteemed workshop leaders.

WORKSHOP
Sounding Sublime: Refining Choral Sound with Charles MacDougall

Sounding Sublime: Refining Choral Sound with Charles MacDougall

How do I make my choir sound better? Delivered with his characteristic energy and charisma, Charles Béquignon-MacDougall will guide you through a series of accessible and practical exercises designed to improve the sound of any choir, helping them on their journey towards sounding sublime! This workshop will explore exercises touching on resonance, vowels, listening skills, ensemble, balance, and voicing, and show how using such exercises will improve your choral sound. With a career that has encompassed singing for some of the world’s finest vocal groups, alongside his work as a choir trainer working with children’s choirs, youth choirs and adult choirs at an international level, Charles is sure to inspire you with ways to refine your choral sound.

Morning Break
  • 10:30

Morning Break

WORKSHOP
Sharing the Choral Joy with Seb Farrall

Sharing the Choral Joy with Seb Farrall

We do what we do week-in-week-out because we LOVE singing, yet we only get a small window to communicate this with our audiences. Sometimes we can easily get distracted on the stage from connecting with our audience, so this workshop is aimed at equipping choirs, helping to enthusiastically spread the choral joy! Join Seb in this engaging and practical workshop as we delve into some creative ways we can captivate our audience. The workshop will demonstrate some ideas on how to improve performance presentation, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats, rather than looking at their watches. Seb will also demonstrate some ways that we can let our audience become temporary members of our choirs for the evening, giving them a chance to clap along, sing, or even dance! More than just thinking about some ways to better engage with our audience, we’ll get to test a few out with a bit of singing and moving too.

WORKSHOP
The Gospel Workshop with Anu Omideyi

The Gospel Workshop with Anu Omideyi

Join this workshop to learn more about vocal techniques used to create rich, dynamic, colourful, belnded and powerful gospel sounds with Anu, an award-winning and highly experienced choir director. Together we'll explore the tools needed to give full expression and emotion to vocal delivery, whilst maintaining artistic excellence. Enjoy the beautiful and uplifting harmonic and vocal arrangements of gospel music in a fun, informative and warm environment. Be ready to sing at the top of your voices and leave inspired!

Lunch Break & Rehearsals
  • 12:50

Lunch Break & Rehearsals

Choirs will be allocated slots during the extended lunch break to rehearse in preparation for the afternoon Performance Session.

WARM UP
Afternoon Warm Up
  • 14:10

Afternoon Warm Up

Before the afternoon session kicks off, one of our workshop leaders will get your voices warmed up once again, ready for the final workshops.

WORKSHOP
Layering Up with Greg Link

Layering Up with Greg Link

Join singer and choir leader Greg Link for an energetic and invigorating a cappella workshop exploring a range of layer building songs to energise the body and mind. Sing smooth soulful choruses, enjoy upbeat and uplifting harmonies, and unpack a useful vocal warm up toolkit to utilise at your next choir rehearsal.

Afternoon Break
  • 15:20

Afternoon Break

WORKSHOP
The Joint Session

The Joint Session

This final workshop is a collaboration by all the workshop leaders of the day working on one single piece in a Masterclass format, whilst giving everyone the opportunity to take part. Putting together all the learnings of the day, this session is aimed at consolidating whilst giving choirs the opportunity to work with all 4 workshop leaders at the same time.

Mini Break
  • 17:00

Mini Break

PERFORMANCE
The Performance Session
  • 17:10

The Performance Session

The Performance Session is often one of the festival's highlights. Choirs take to the stage to perform whilst being adjudicated by our panel of workshop leaders, giving positive and constructive feedback in written form to help choirs develop and thrive even more than ever before.

Festival Finale
  • 17:55

Festival Finale

The Platinum Sessions*
  • 18:00

The Platinum Sessions*

Platinum Sessions have always played a big part in the festival with invaluable 1-2-1 feedback and Q & A with our workshop leaders. We are excited to expand this further as we split the sessions into 2, so each choir receives 2x 20min 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.

Close
  • 19:00

Close

* Platinum Ticket Holders only

Registration
  • 09:00
  • Simon Bolivar Hall, Berlin Library Complex

Registration

Festival Welcome
  • 09:30
  • Simon Bolivar Hall, Berlin Library Complex

Festival Welcome

Presented by Founder and Producer of the UK Choir Festival, Russell Scott.

WARM UP
Morning Warm Up
  • 09:45
  • Simon Bolivar Hall, Berlin Library Complex

Morning Warm Up

This inviogorating and lively warmup to start the day off, led by one of our esteemed workshop leaders.

WORKSHOP
Workshop with Emily Dickens

Workshop with Emily Dickens

info to follow

WORKSHOP
Perform with Artistry with Mat Wright
  • 11:00
  • Mat Wright
  • Simon Bolivar Hall, Berlin Library Complex

Perform with Artistry with Mat Wright

Great choirs sing with flawless and seemingly effortless technical skills. Great intonation, rhythmic accuracy and phrasing, resonance, balance, dynamic sensitivity and tone quality underpin great performances. But what is it that elevates performances so that they move audiences and performers and produce extraordinary emotive moments that transcend technical precision? Exceptional choirs are able to communicate a story with integrity and are able to convey a deep emotional connection through their performance. Audiences watch performances to be moved by what they see and hear, and the relationship between performers and audience members is crucial and is often misunderstood. Audiences love to see performers emotionally invested and perform with a genuine and authentic connection. They will always forgive a wrong note but they will never forgive a lack of energy, passion and commitment! During this workshop we will explore how we can elevate performances and make them compelling for audiences.

Lunch Break
  • 12:00

Lunch Break

WORKSHOP
Workshop with Craig Lees
  • 13:00
  • Craig Lees
  • Simon Bolivar Hall, Berlin Library Complex

Workshop with Craig Lees

Singing rock and pop repertoire with your choir is now more popular than ever. But how do you ensure your performances truly stand out? In this exciting workshop we'll explore the secrets to crafting dynamic, authentic, and stylistically aware performances that both your choir and audiences will love. Together we will dive into the tools and techniques needed for singing, performing, and arranging Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) with your choir and we'll create a fun and engaging musical arrangement that you can take back to your choir and enjoy singing.

WORKSHOP
The Gospel Workshop with Volney Morgan

The Gospel Workshop with Volney Morgan

Dive into the uplifting world of gospel music! Whether you're a shower singer or just curious, this class welcomes all with open arms. Gospel music isn't just about singing; it's about feeling the rhythm, embracing the spirit, and connecting with a community that shares your passion. In this immersive class, you'll learn vocal technique, harmonies, and the soul of gospel music. The ever energetic Volney Morgan will guide you through beautiful melodies and powerful lyrics that will resonate with your heart and soul. Experience the joy of singing in a group, where every voice matters, and feel the energy that only gospel music can bring. Join us and let the music move you. Feel the beat, find your voice, and become part of a community that celebrates togetherness and the transformative power of music. Let's make a joyful noise together!

Afternoon Break
  • 15:00

Afternoon Break

WORKSHOP
The Joint Session
  • 15:30
  • All Workshop Leaders
  • Simon Bolivar Hall, Berlin Library Complex

The Joint Session

This final workshop of the day is a collaboration by all the workshop leaders working on the joint pieces to be performed at the main concert, whilst giving everyone the opportunity to take part. Putting together all the learnings of the day, this session is aimed at consolidating whilst giving choirs the opportunity to work with all 4 workshop leaders at the same time.

Dinner Break
  • 18:00

Dinner Break

CONCERT
Evening Concert

Evening Concert

A wonderful opportunity to perform a 15min set of repertoire of your choice in the beautiful St. Matthäus Church. This concert will be open to the general public.

Close
  • 22:00

Close

Festival Welcome
  • 09:00
  • Simon Bolivar Hall, Berlin Library Complex

Festival Welcome

Presented by Founder and Producer of the UK Choir Festival, Russell Scott.

WORKSHOP
The Joint Session
  • 09:15
  • All Workshop Leaders
  • Simon Bolivar Hall, Berlin Library Complex

The Joint Session

The second joint workshop focuses on working more on the joint pieces to be performed at the main concert.

WORKSHOP
Choir Performance Workshops
  • 10:30
  • All Workshop Leaders
  • Simon Bolivar Hall, Berlin Library Complex

Choir Performance Workshops

Each choir will get the opportunity of working and performing on their concert repertoire in a 'masterclass' format with our esteemed panel of workshop leaders

Lunch Break
  • 12:00

Lunch Break

Choirs will be allocated slots during the extended lunch break to rehearse in preparation for the afternoon Performance Session.

WORKSHOP
The Joint Session
  • 13:00
  • All Workshop Leaders
  • Simon Bolivar Hall, Berlin Library Complex

The Joint Session

The final joint workshop focuses on polishing up the joint pieces to be performed at the main concert.

Mini Break
  • 14:00

Mini Break

WORKSHOP
Choir Performance Workshops
  • 14:15
  • All Workshop Leaders
  • Simon Bolivar Hall, Berlin Library Complex

Choir Performance Workshops

Each choir will get the opportunity of working and performing on their concert repertoire in a 'masterclass' format with our esteemed panel of workshop leaders

Afternoon Break
  • 16:00

Afternoon Break

REHEARSAL
Concert Rehearsal

Concert Rehearsal

Transfer to the Berlin Philharmonie Chamber Hall for Technical Rehearsals in preparation for the evening concert which will be open to the general public.

Pre-Concert Break
  • 19:00

Pre-Concert Break

CONCERT
Festival Concert at the Berlin Philharmonie

Festival Concert at the Berlin Philharmonie

The culmination of a fantastic weekend concludes at the world famous Berlin Philharmonie where each choir will perform a 20min set. In the second half of the concert, the joint pieces will also be performed. This concert will be open to the general public and listed on the Berlin Philharmonie programme of events.

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  • 22:00

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Tickets

Great Options... Great Value

GOLD

FOR CHOIRS AND THEIR CHOIR DIRECTORS
£ 35 per person, per day
  • Unreserved Seating
  • Access to all workshops
  • Complimentary Festival Programme
  • Opportunity to Perform
  • Performance Feedback
  • Complimentary Refreshments

PLATINUM

FOR CHOIRS AND THEIR CHOIR DIRECTORS
£ 40 per person, per day
  • Unreserved Seating
  • Access to all workshops
  • Complimentary Festival Programme
  • Opportunity to Perform
  • Performance Feedback
  • Complimentary Refreshments
  • Priority Seating
  • 1-2-1 Platinum Session with Workshop Leaders

GENERAL ADMISSION

FOR THOSE NOT ATTENDING WITH THEIR CHOIR
£ 45 per person, per day
  • Unreserved Seating
  • Access to all workshops
  • Complimentary Festival Programme
  • Complimentary Refreshments
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General Admission tickets are for guests only and those not attending with their choir.  General admission tickets are seated individually.

* A 3.5% booking fee is applied to all bookings at the time of purchase. All prices are inclusive of VAT.

Bookings are non-refundable, non-transferrable and non-exchangeable unless the event is cancelled.
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FAQ

Tickets

Choir leaders should book their attendees in a group booking selecting the correct ticket type.  Additional tickets can be purchased at any time up to the event,  a code will be sent post-purchase to use when adding extra attendees.  Choir leaders should purchase the same ticket type as their choir, unless attending on their own without their choir in which case they need a Choir Leader ticket.  Attendees who are attending without their choir should purchase a General Admission ticket. GOLD and PLATINUM tickets have a minimum order of 8 tickets.

Music

Unless otherwise stated, there is nothing to learn or prepare for the festival.  All music taught will be done by either rote or with lyrics/music printed in our complimentary festival programme which is given to all attendees upon arrival.  We do not use an OHP to ensure maximum engagement at all our events.

Performing

Choirs have the option of performing.  We encourage all choirs to perform, and whilst it is not mandatory, choirs get a fantastic experience from doing so, as almost all choirs perform.  Choirs are welcome to perform a cappella, with acoustic instruments (a grand piano is available for use) or backing track.  Pianists who are playing for choirs but not attending the full day will not need a ticket (unless arriving before the performance session), but we must be notified in advance of their attendance.  Shortly before the festival choir leaders will be requested to submit details of their performance. Performances are non-competitive, but are constructively critiqued by our workshop leaders in written form (this is not X-Factor!).  Notes are handed directly to choir leaders at the end of the event.

Platinum Sessions

We offer a limited number of Platinum Sessions where choirs can benefit from a 40min 1-2-1 session (or 2x 20min sessions) with our workshop leaders, to work on the notes from their performance, ask questions, and get direct support and guidance from our experts.

Filming and Photography

Unless otherwise advised, attendees are welcome to take photographs and videos (without the use of flash) during the festival including choir performances. 

Accommodation & Travel

The festival is non-residential but we are able to help with any accommodation or travel requirements. 

For UK and International ACCOMMODATION ONLY requirements please contact our travel partner, Room4Groups.

For international tour package enquiries (including flights) please Complete your Enquiry here for more information.

Refreshments

We provide complimentary tea and coffee at all UK events.  Attendees are welcome to bring food and drink with them for snacks/lunch.  There are several places to grab food and drink in the local area.

A full service cafe serving breakfast/lunch and snacks is available at our Manchester venue.

Parking

There is good parking at all our venues along with access for coaches and buses.  Full details are provided in the information packs available shortly before the event.

Disabled Access

All venues are disabled-friendly and have accessibility for all attendees.  We ask choir leaders to notify us within good time of any disabled access requirements so we can accommodate them and ensure a great experience for everyone.  Whilst we cannot guarantee seating or special requests, we will do everything possible to accommodate.  Disabled parking is also available but subject to capacity.

For any other questions please Contact Us.

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