Internationally acclaimed lutenist Jacob Heringman, who will lead Lute Society players at this special workshop and service of Choral Evensong (photograph by Guy Carpenter)
Singers of all voice parts, and lutenists, are invited to spend the afternoon studying the Devotional Psalms of Richard Allison, (published 1599) under the directorship of Colin Howard and with the accompaniment of lutenists from The Lute Society who will be led by internationally acclaimed lutenist Jacob Heringman. Singers will need to be confident at reading notation, but prior knowledge of church music or church services is not essential.
The workshop for singers will take place at Farley All Saints Church, Church Lane, Farley, Wiltshire, SP5 1AH between 2-5pm on Sunday 24th June, and will culminate in a full Choral Evensong accompanied by the lutenists, with congregational participation, in Farley All Saints Church at 6pm.
The MoV workshop choir will be joined by four local professional singers expert in Early Music, who will help to support the workshop singers and who will also perform an anthem within the service, accompanied by Jacob Heringman.
NB: under 18s are very welcome to attend this workshop but must be accompanied throughout by a responsible adult.
The event will be a awareness-raiser and fundraiser for Multitude of Voyces' upcoming 'Music and Makaton' project with children and young adults from Exeter House Special School, Salisbury.
There is no charge for participating in the workshop, but singers are invited to make a donation within their own means, (suggested amount £15 per person) to Multitude of Voyces (via Paypal or cheque) to help defray the professional musicians' fees and the costs of music printing and preparation. A retiring collection will be shared between Farley All Saints Church and Multitude of Voyces 'Music and Makaton' project.
Lutenists interested in attending the workshop should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The lutenists' workshop will run from 11:30am until the end of Evensong (approx 7pm) and will cost £25 per player. (Tea and biscuits will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. Dress, smart, no need for concert clothes).
For further information, and to sign up to the workshops please contact email@example.com 01722332621