Festivals

    2018 FeaturedSing Up Day map
    14 Mar

    London, United Kingdom

    14 March 2018

    12:01 am To 11:59 pm

    Get ready for Sing Up Day on Wednesday 14 March 2018!

    The UK national singing organisation, Sing Up, is inviting everyone around the world to help us spread a little singing next March. Let’s make this our biggest Sing Up Day ever!

    Let us know you’ll be joining in by adding your singing event to our map, and sign up or login now to listen to our Sing Up Day anthem, Be the change. You can watch our 2017 Digichoir on our website for some inspiration. Keep an eye out for teaching extras appearing in the New Year.

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    UK Choir Fest
    17 Feb

    Manchester High School For Girls, Manchester, United Kingdom

    17 February 2018 To 18 February 2018

    8:45 am To 7:00 pm

    +44 (0)8445 676896

    Ben Sawyer, Trainer and Choral Director 
    Pete Churchill, Educator and Choral Director 
    Russell Scott, Produced, Performance Coach and Musical Director                   Ben Parry, Ex-swingle and Choral Director 
    Joanna Tomlinson, Professional Singer and Choral Director
    Joanna L'Estrange, Ex-Swingle and Jazz Vocalist                                      Dominic Peckham, Orchestral and Choral Conductor
    Bazil Meade, Founder and Principal of the London Community Gospel Choir
    Ula Weber, Conductor, Teacher Trainer and Workshop Leader
    Greg Beardsell, Musical Director and Choral Leader
    David Lowe, Classical Music Vocal Specialist
    Stuart Overington, Vocal Animateur and Composer 
    Karen Gibson, Choir Conductor and Workshop Leader 
    Mark De Lisser, Vocal Coach, Choral Director and Arranger                        Jean Paul Samputu - Singer, Songwriter and Workshop Leader                     Ayo Oyerinde - Creative and Music Director                                                          Richard Eteson - Singer and Workshop Leader                                                      
    Polly Bennett, Movement Director Choreographer and Practitioner  Stephanie Oyerinde - Pop Vocalist and Workshop Leader                              James Davey - Conductor and Choral Trainer                                                        

    Produced by Producer & Musical Director, Russell Scott, the UK Choir Festival is designed for choirs of all abilities, ages, and styles, no matter whether you are a local community choir, a cappella choir, school or university choir, gospel choir, choral society or barbershop choir.

    Each day will begin with a warm-up led by one of our expert leaders, followed by a series of workshops on various elements of singing.

    It will involve practical and method teaching and everyone will be involved. There will be mass choral singing and demonstrations and choirs will be given the opportunity to take part in a final performance at the end of each day.

    The festival is non-competitive but very much ‘hands-on’ for everyone to watch and learn from each other while being guided and developed by some of the best workshop leaders in the UK.

    There will be opportunities to busk, make new friends and talk to the workshop leaders as well as learn new techniques, brush up on performance and hear about tips and tricks to help you be the very best you can be.

    Whether you decide to attend for one day or two, the UK Choir Festival will be a fun, informative and exciting weekend of collaborative music-making!

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    jazzahead! logo
    19 Apr

    Messe Bremen, Findorffstraße, Bremen, Germany

    19 April 2018 To 22 April 2018

    +49 (0)421 3505 529

    jazzahead! is an exhibition and meeting point for the international jazz scene.

    Since its premiere in 2006, the event has enriched the regional and national cultural scene with its high-quality and diverse jazz as well as with international flair.

    With its unique concept combining showcase festival, conference, exhibition and festival – all revolving around the central topic, ‘jazz’ – the event has become the must-go networking event for the global jazz scene.

    Posted In  ConferencesFestivals and  Trade exhibitions

    Music Education UK
    17 May

    Brighton, United Kingdom

    17 May 2018 To 19 May 2018

    Since being founded in 2006, The Great Escape has been firmly established internationally as the leading event for showcasing new music.

    Taking place in Brighton over 3 days in May, The Great Escape kickstarts the festival season, introducing 16,000 music lovers to the key artists and sounds of the year. With over 450 bands playing in 30 venues over 3 days, The Great Escape is the key date in the music calendar.

    Also among the highlights of the festival is The Great Escape Convention, where about 3,500 music industry professionals from all over the world gather. The TGE Convention programme helps these industry delegates learn, network and discover, to identify new talent and business partners to work with, and to explore and understand how to get more out of the business of music.

    In addition, impromptu street gigs spring up all over town. The Alternative Escape, numerous club nights, label parties, industry showcases, unique collaborations and outdoor gigs all add to the festivities.

    Posted In  ConferencesFestivals and  Music industry events

    21 Jun

    United Kingdom

    21 June 2018

    +44 (0)20 7939 6030

    Make Music Day UK is a free, annual, UK-wide day of music held in public spaces – from squares to libraries, bandstands to school halls and arts centres – every Summer solstice, 21 June.

    This is the UK’s contribution to the international Summer solstice music celebration which first started in France in 1982 and now takes place in over 120 countries and 750 cities across the world. Make Music Day UK aims to turn the country into a stage and offer a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills.

    In 2017, over 140 events were affiliated with Make Music Day, bringing all sorts of venues to life with music.

    Posted In  Concerts & gigs and  Festivals

    Europa Cantat XX
    27 Jul

    Tallinn, Tallinna linn, Estonia

    27 July 2018 To 5 August 2018

    +3726274451

    The festival EUROPA CANTAT, initiated by the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat and held every three years, is the central meeting point of the choral world.

    The festival first began in 1961 in Passau, Germany and now has been held in 18 different cities around Europe – and in 2018 for the first time in Tallinn, Estonia.

    This unique festival brings together more than 4000 singers, conductors, composers and choral managers from Europe and beyond for 10 days of singing delight.

    The festival offers you the chance to:

    • attend different workshops for choirs and singers, with a duration of 4 to 8 days
    • sing and hear all vocal genres: classical, folk, jazz, musical, opera and vocal pop
    • discover rare jewels of choral music
    • work together with leading choral conductors
    • sing at beginner’s, average or advanced level
    • join the special conductors’ or composers’ program
    • join our special “training-on-the-job” program for young managers, the Youth Event Management Programme YEMP
    • take part in the daily ‘Open Singing’ with all participants and visitors
    • join a workshop while your children are entertained
    • discover the unique cultural heritage of Tallinn and Estonia
    • get to know other choirs and singers from many different countries!

    The Conductors’ and Composers’ Program offers warm-ups, seminars, reading sessions, workshops, lectures, round-table discussions and composers’ showcase.

    Open Singing is a singing event where EVERYBODY is invited to sing. The repertoire is international, in different styles and languages.

    As a side-program, we welcome everybody to visit our MUSIC EXPO, where publishers, international festival organisers and music managers from all over the world invite you to see their products and to become familiar with the services they offer.

    EUROPA CANTAT is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a festival for everyone!

    The themes for the Europa Cantat 2018 are:

    • Sing Together – Change the Planet
    • Sing across Cultures, Generations and Genres
    • New Time Singing

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    13 Oct

    Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls, Hereford Road, Monmouth, United Kingdom

    13 October 2018 To 14 October 2018

    8:45 am To 7:00 pm

    +44 (0)8445 676896

    Ben Sawyer, Trainer and Choral Director 
    Pete Churchill, Educator and Choral Director 
    Russell Scott, Produced, Performance Coach and Musical Director              Ben Parry, Ex-swingle and Choral Director 
    Joanna Tomlinson, Professional Singer and Choral Director
    Joanna L'Estrange, Ex-Swingle and Jazz Vocalist                                  Dominic Peckham, Orchestral and Choral Conductor
    Bazil Meade, Founder and Principal of the London Community Gospel Choir
    Ula Weber, Conductor, Teacher Trainer and Workshop Leader
    Greg Beardsell, Musical Director and Choral Leader
    David Lowe, Classical Music Vocal Specialist
    Stuart Overington, Vocal Animateur and Composer 
    Karen Gibson, Choir Conductor and Workshop Leader 
    Mark De Lisser, Vocal Coach, Choral Director and Arranger                        Jean Paul Samputu - Singer, Songwriter and Workshop Leader                  Ayo Oyerinde - Creative and Music Director                                                      Richard Eteson - Singer and Workshop Leader                                                      
    Polly Bennett, Movement Director Choreographer and Practitioner  Stephanie Oyerinde - Pop Vocalist and Workshop Leader                        James Davey - Conductor and Choral Trainer                                                        

    North-West England

    Produced by Producer & Musical Director, Russell Scott, the UK Choir Festival is designed for choirs of all abilities, ages, and styles, no matter whether you are a local community choir, a cappella choir, school or university choir, gospel choir, choral society or barbershop choir.

    Each day will begin with a warm-up led by one of our expert leaders, followed by a series of workshops on various elements of singing.

    It will involve practical and method teaching and everyone will be involved. There will be mass choral singing and demonstrations and choirs will be given the opportunity to take part in a final performance at the end of each day.

    The festival is non-competitive but very much ‘hands-on’ for everyone to watch and learn from each other while being guided and developed by some of the best workshop leaders in the UK.

    There will be opportunities to busk, make new friends and talk to the workshop leaders as well as learn new techniques, brush up on performance and hear about tips and tricks to help you be the very best you can be.

    Whether you decide to attend for one day or two, the UK Choir Festival will be a fun, informative and exciting weekend of collaborative music-making!

    Posted In  Festivals and  Performance

    20 Oct

    St Albans High School, Townsend Avenue, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3SJ, United Kingdom

    20 October 2018 To 21 October 2018

    8:45 am To 7:00 pm

    +44 (0)8445 676896

    Stephanie Oyerinde - Pop Vocalist and Workshop Leader                                 James Davey - Conductor and Choral Trainer                                                        Polly Bennett – movement director, choreographer, and practitioner        Richard Eteson - Singer and Workshop Leader                                                        Ayo Oyerinde - Creative and Music Director                                                            Jean Paul Samputu - Singer, Songwriter and Workshop Leader                        Mark De-Lisser – vocal coach, choral director, and arranger
    Karen Gibson – choir conductor and workshop leader
    Stuart Overington – conductor, vocal animator and composer
    David Lowe – classical music vocal specialist
    Greg Beardsell – musical director and choral leader
    Ula Weber – conductor, teacher trainer and workshop leader
    Bazil Meade – founder & principal of the London Community Gospel Choir  Dominic Peckham - Orchestral and Choral Conductor
    Joanna L'Estrange – x-Swingle MD and jazz vocalist
    Joanna Tomlinson – professional singer & choral director                                  Ben Parry - Ex-Swingle and Choral Director
    Russell Scott – producer, performance coach & musical director
    Pete Churchill – educator & choral director
    Ben Sawyer – trainer & choral director

    Produced by Producer & Musical Director, Russell Scott, the UK Choir Festival is designed for choirs of all abilities, ages and styles, no matter whether you are a local community choir, a cappella choir, school or university choir, gospel choir, choral society or barbershop choir.

    Each day will begin with a warm-up led by one of our expert leaders, followed by a series of workshops on various elements of singing.

    It will involve practical and method teaching and everyone will be involved. There will be mass choral singing and demonstrations and choirs will be given the opportunity to take part in a final performance at the end of each day.

    The festival is non-competitive but very much ‘hands-on’ for everyone to watch and learn from each other while being guided and developed by some of the best workshop leaders in the UK.

    There will be opportunities to busk, make new friends and talk to the workshop leaders as well as learn new techniques, brush up on performance and hear about tips and tricks to help you be the very best you can be.

    Whether you decide to attend for one day or two, the UK Choir Festival will be a fun, informative and exciting weekend of collaborative music-making!

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