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Christmas Workshop with Steve Davis
December 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm£18 – £23
Our Christmas Live Workshop will be a joyful day with Steve Davis and this time festive refreshments will be provided.
The workshop will explore three works – Gabrieli: In Ecclesiis, Schütz: Weinachtshistorie and Sweelink: Hodie Christus Natus Est. There will be opportunities for some solo singing and some interesting instrumental playing as well as ensemble work, with a run through of some of the music at the end of the day.
We welcome all voices, cornets/trumpet, sackbuts/trombones, recorders, viols, violins and continuo instruments. The pitch will be A440 and the cost for the day is £18 for MEMF and other EMF members, non – members £23
To get to the church you drive along the B4101 from the Knowle direction into Dorridge and under a railway bridge. There is a Sainsbury’s garage on the left after the bridge and you need to turn right after this onto Manor Road. The church is immediately on the right. There are plenty of disabled parking places and a few others. However, there is a large public car park immediately behind the church. To get to it you turn right immediately after going under the railway bridge and before the Sainsbury’s garage. This is a station over-spill park which is free at weekends. The signs do not point this out, but this has been confirmed by Chiltern Railways and the Council.
Stephen began singing lessons with the late Mary Parsons, and subsequently went to the Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied singing with Brian Raynor-Cook and conducting with Roy Wales and Jonathan Delmar. After graduating with distinction, he studied with Jessica Cash, Pamela Cook, Andrew King and Ian Partridge. He has been a regular soloist with many of the leading choirs in the Midlands, most notably Ex Cathedra, the region’s foremost chamber choir, and has also sung with the Britten Singers, Northern Voices, London Voices, The Academy of Ancient Music and The Schütz Choir of London. He is musical director for Halesowen Choral Society, having been appointed in 2004. He also works as guest conductor for several other choirs in the Midlands. He has recently retired from teaching singing at Malvern College, and as music librarian for Ex Cathedra (although remaining a singer with the choir).
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