Live Day Workshops with John Hancorn
John is a popular and successful workshop leader. He directs day workshops for singers and baroque instrumentalists at Early Music Fora across the UK and with choirs and choruses in the South East, exploring choral masterpieces. He is happy to discuss repertoire. Contact John here.
Bach: Lutheran Masses (NWEMF 2020)
Bach: Mass in B minor
Handel: Acis and Galatea
Handel: Chandos Anthems (SEMF 2018)
Handel: Coronation Anthems
Handel: Israel in Egypt (SEMF 2022)
Handel: Saul, Solomon, Alexander’s Feast
Handel: Dixit Dominus
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (NWEMF 2016)
Purcell: Fairy Queen (BMEMF 2011, SEMF, MEMF 2019)
Purcell: King Arthur (BMEMF 2009)
Purcell: Welcome Odes and Ode for St Cecilia Day
Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (NWEMF 2014)
Tudor Madrigals and Anthems
Sing & Discover: a series of live and online workshops for choral singers exploring masterpieces of choral music
Sing & Discover LIVE Day Workshops
Haydn’s late harvest: Creation and The Seasons
A Ceremony of Innocence: The Christmas story in music across the centuries: Schütz: Christmas Story; Bach: Christmas Oratorio; Handel: Messiah; Britten: Ceremony of Carols`
Myths and Misconceptions: Mozart: Requiem
Handel in London: Acis and Galatea, Messiah
Handel and the Old Testament: Saul, Israel in Egypt, Jeptha
Purcell and the Restoration Theatre: Fairy Queen, Dioclesian, King Arthur
A typical ‘Sing and Discover’ day workshop runs from 1030-1630. Richard and John discuss the music drawing on their extensive professional experience, including unique insights into style of performance, expert historical and cultural knowledge, all illustrated with CD excerpts. John Hancorn will direct the singers in a selection of choruses, while Richard Wigmore joins the basses. Participants are welcome to join the singing or listen. Book a day workshop for your choir via the Contact page.
Live workshops include:
Handel: Four Coronation Anthems
St Michael’s Church, Lewes, East Sussex, Saturday 16 July 2022
Part of Lewes Baroquefest
Online Sing & Discover workshops since October 2020 include:
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Bach: St Matthew Passion
Bach: Magnificat + Handel: Dixit Dominus
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis and Mass în C
Haydn: Nelson Mass and Harmonie Mass
Mozart: Requiem and Mass in C Minor
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Sing & Discover online workshops last 2 hours plus a 15 minute tea/social break and use online scrolling scores.
Book your workshop for your choir via the Contact page.
Richard Wigmore studied languages at Cambridge and music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. A former professional singer, he now works as a freelance writer, broadcaster and lecturer. While his tastes are eclectic, he specialises in the Viennese Classics, Lieder and opera. Richard writes for Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine and other journals, and has given classes in the history and interpretation of Lieder at Birkbeck College, the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall. He appears frequently on Radio 3′s CD Review, is in demand for pre-concert talks at the South Bank, Wigmore Hall, King’s Place etc, and is a regular lecturer on Martin Randall cultural tours.
Richard’s publications include Schubert: the complete song texts and the widely acclaimed Faber Pocket Guide to Haydn