Tonbridge Philharmonic Society organise a very popular annual Choral Workshop, open to all, led by their Music Director, Matthew Willis.
The last workshop was ‘Discover Britten: War Requiem’ held on Saturday 5 May 2018 in The Recital Room, Tonbridge School. It is hoped that similar workshops will be held in future years under our new Music Director.
Tonbridge Philharmonic Society will be performing the War Requiem on 24 November 2018 in Tonbridge School Chapel, so the workshop was a taster of Britten’s masterpiece, commissioned in 1961 to mark the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral, the original 14th century building having been destroyed in the Battle of Britain.
Previous workshop works have included Handel's Messiah in 2015, Mozart's Requiem in 2016 and Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius in 2017.
Testimonials: "A fantastic workshop today! Tricky bits of the Messiah well and truly conquered!! Hallelujah!"
"What a fantastic Workshop we've had this afternoon. Grateful thanks to all who made it possible. It was the highlight of this year for me!"
What a thoroughly enjoyable day. The experience, expertise and excitement of the conductor were easily transmitted to the singers who consequently gave it everything they'd got! Thank you to all those who made the event go so smoothly."
A music score can be provided, or bring your own, and tea and cake is an essential part of the workshop!
All are welcome - including members of other choirs.
And those who are interested in joining the Society, may find the workshop a useful way to get a taster of what it would be like to be a choral member.
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