Join Andrew Earis, Bob Porter and the Brandenburg Festival Chorus for a day of workshop, rehearsal and performance of the magical Requiem by Gabriel Fauré.
- 10.30 Registration and coffee
- 11.00 Vocal workshop with Jo McNally
- 12.15 Split rehearsal with Andrew Earis or Bob Porter
- 13.15 Break for lunch
- 14.15 Afternoon rehearsal
- 17.00 Concert performance
We will be using the Novello edition of the Requiem - please bring your own score.
There is no particular dress code for the day, but we ask that you dress smartly for the performance please.
Tickets are £12 for participants, £5 for audience, available from the St Martin's box office - call 020 7766 1100 or book online.
When you purchase a performer's ticket you will need to specify your voice part. Please also email us to let us know which of the split rehearsal you would like to take:
(a) For those who are unsure of the notes, or have not sung the Requiem before, Andrew Earis will run a learning session.
(b) For those who have sung Fauré many times and fancy something a little challenging, Bob Porter will run a break-out session, which will include his very own vocal adaptation of the Albinoni Adagio.
This is a fantastic opportunity for singers to help in the process of fine-tuning an arrangement - and will be the first performance of this brand new arrangement!
Andrew Earis is the Director of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields. He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio and Television’s religious output, as a music advisor, conductor and organist to programmes including Radio 4 Sunday Worship, BBC1 Songs of Praise, and Radio 2 Sunday half hour. He is also Director of Music of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, the National Musicians’ Church in the City of London. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists and Fellow of Trinity College, London.
Bob Porter is Artistic Director of the Brandenburg Choral Festival, and the Brandenburg orchestras, and in these roles strives to bring the best of choral music to London audiences. Also a lifelong bassoonist, he has been Head of Wind and Percussion at Junior Guildhall since 1985. In 1991 Bob was made a Freeman of the City of London for services to music.
Jo McNally is a specialist in vocal workshops, and her publications include the magnificent Junior Choral Club series. She is a vocal animateur for the British Federation of Youth Choirs and the London Borough of Harrow, and part of the pilot team teaching and developing the choral conducting course for the Association of British Choral Directors.