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Saturday 20 January 2018
Choral Workshop
Orff: Carmina Burana
Belmont Chapel Exeter, 9.30am - 5.00pm

Directed by Nigel Perrin, with accompanist Peter Adcock

Click to see the workshop article and video on Devon Live.

Our annual choral workshop is an open invitation for singers from far and wide to join us in a day’s exploration and cameo performance of a masterwork in the choral repertoire. In 2018 we are tackling Orff’s Carmina Burana, his settings of 24 mediaeval poems covering a wide range of topics, as familiar in the 13th century as they are today: the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling and lust.

Under the compelling and inspirational guidance of Nigel Perrin, here’s your chance to get new insights into this wonderfully vibrant work.

Price: registration fee £20 (£5 for children under 18 years and students)
Score: Schott edition 
Score hire is £2, payable at the time of booking.
We ask for a £10 returnable deposit on the day.
When booking online, please select the price for your voice part with or without score as appropriate.
Venue: Belmont Chapel, Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DB

About the day:

09.30 Registration opens.
10.00 We start the day with a selection of warm-ups in Nigel’s inimitable style before we turn to the work itself. The proceedings will be interspersed with practice of vocal technique and a plentiful supply of Nigel’s anecdotes.
11.20 A break for complimentary refreshments, followed by further study.
13.00 We break for lunch. You’re welcome to enjoy a packed lunch at the venue or forage in the many catering options in the nearby city centre.
14.15 We resume our study.
15.40 A break for further complimentary refreshments.
16.00 Our cameo performance starts.
17.00 Our day ends.

Click to see a short video from our 2013 Choral Workshop.

The Chapel is in the centre of the city. There is no parking at the Chapel itself, but paid public parking is available at Triangle Car Park EX1 2BL behind the Chapel or at Summerland Gate EX1 2LB opposite it. There are Park & Ride services; details are available here.

Further details:
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