Chester Choral Week is timetabled to give singers the right balance between singing and relaxing.

Rehearsing for several hours a day can be very tiring so we do try not to overload.

The Week’s Timetable

On afternoon arrival, music will be issued – dependent on the choir to which a member has been allocated. Sopranos and altos can state a preference for singing in either a mixed choir or the ladies choir when applying for this special ‘2021 Short Course’.

Accommodation will be assigned to those who are residential.

Following the afternoon Welcome Meeting and vocal warm up, there will be a first full evening rehearsal to which all membership categories are invited.

1st rehearsal & book collection

The Week’s Timetable

On afternoon arrival, music will be issued – dependent on the choir to which a member has been allocated. Sopranos and altos can state a preference for singing in either a mixed choir or the ladies choir when applying for this special ‘2021 Short Course’.

Accommodation will be assigned to those who are residential.

Following the afternoon Welcome Meeting and vocal warm up, there will be a first full evening rehearsal to which all membership categories are invited.

1st rehearsal & book collection
Full first rehearsal

THE HEART OF THE WEEK

The daily timetable is such that the mornings and late afternoon rehearsals are all allocated to the chamber choir repertoire in preparation for the Choral Concord concert in St Thomas of Canterbury Church in the Garden District of Chester (across the road from the University) which, in 2021, will take place on Thursday, 12th August.

Early afternoons are usually free, and all singers will join together after dinner for their final rehearsal.

On Wednesday, singers will have a free afternoon for extra private practice, group rehearsals or simply rest!

After the final rehearsal, there will be a social event – something different every evening!

Please bear in mind when applying that this amount of singing, contained in just one week’s course, requires plenty of stamina and can be physically demanding.

THE HEART OF THE WEEK

The daily timetable is such that the mornings and late afternoon rehearsals are all allocated to the chamber choir repertoire in preparation for the Choral Concord concert in St Thomas of Canterbury Church in the Garden District of Chester (across the road from the University) which, in 2021, will take place on Thursday, 12th August.

Early afternoons are usually free, and all singers will join together after dinner for their final rehearsal.

On Wednesday, singers will have a free afternoon for extra private practice, group rehearsals or simply rest!

After the final rehearsal, there will be a social event – something different every evening!

Please bear in mind when applying that this amount of singing, contained in just one week’s course, requires plenty of stamina and can be physically demanding.

Full first rehearsal

Other Music Activites

Individual singing lessons can be booked with our resident specialist vocal coaches. In addition, a popular feature from previous years has been the vocal masterclasses, usually run by the same tutors. Members can either take part in these or just sit back and listen to their colleagues! These extra musical options incur a small additional charge.

Masterclass

Other Music Activites

Individual singing lessons can be booked with our resident specialist vocal coaches. In addition, a popular feature from previous years has been the vocal masterclasses, usually run by the same tutors. Members can either take part in these or just sit back and listen to their colleagues! These extra musical options incur a small additional charge.

Masterclass

Just the right balance of music making, socialising and relaxing. Fiona is a genius at pulling it all together.

Alto