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Cantate pueri

Three-Day Course
from April 2nd - 4th 2012 at New College School, Oxford
Course Director:
Kathryn Burningham

Director of Chapel Music, Shrewsbury School
Director of Music, University College, Oxford
Director of the Young Peoples’ Choirs at St Chad’s, Shrewsbury

For trebles and sopranos aged 9 to 16, this course makes good use of your Easter holiday! Join the 100+ choristers who come to the Oxford Three-Day Course each year to
  • Improve your singing of hymns, psalms, canticles, anthems and Easter carols
  • Learn new music
  • Improve your tone, diction, breath control, and phrasing
  • Sing in the beautiful acoustic of an Oxford College Chapel
  • Receive expert tuition from first-rate musicians
  • Meet choristers from other churches
  • See friends from previous courses, and to make new friends on this one
  • Possibly be invited to sing in Christ Church Cathedral on the Thursday following the Course
  • Perhaps win a scholarship to the Bath 1-week RSCM Residential Course if you are under 14 (Up to 2 such awards may be made at the end of this course.) Report from our 2011 prizewinners.

Daily programme starts at 9.30 am and ends with a service in New College Chapel at 4.15 pm, ending at 5 pm (5.30 pm on the third day). Music is provided. Robes are worn, but members of unrobed choirs are equally welcome.

NB: Choir trainers and clergy are specially invited to attend practices in New College Chapel as well as the daily service. Choir Trainers who wish to observe the training sessions are most welcome to do so, provided that they obtain prior consent by contacting the Course Director, and in the case of the house sessions, the Housemaster, in person at the beginning of the session. Make the course widely known and bring as many people as you can to the services!

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Reports on past Easter Courses:

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