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16-May-2020 | America! Choral Workshop with Ellie Slorach

Saturday 16th May, 9:30am to 5pm

St Mary’s Creative Space, St Mary’s Hill, Chester, CH1 2DW.

Tickets: Price £22 (£10 for under 19s and students in full-time education)

The cost includes loan of music, as well as tea/coffee in the lunch break, and cake in the afternoon tea break.

CBS invite you to join us for the day to explore some American musical gems, including works by Billings, Copland and Whitacre. Ellie is conductor of Chester Festival Chorus and the Halle Youth Orchestra, as well as conducting her professional choir, Kantos.


09:30 – 10:00 Arrival and collection of music
10:00 – 11:15 Rehearsal 1
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:45 Rehearsal 2
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch.  Bring your own or visit one of the many cafes and restaurants in this part of Chester.
14:00 – 16:00 Rehearsal 3 with short comfort break
16:00 – 16:30 Tea Break
16:30 – 17:00 ish Informal performance.  Friends and family are welcome

The music that we hope to study and perform at the end of the day includes works by Aaron
Copland, William Billings, Amy Beach, Morten Lauridsen “O magnum mysterium” and Eric
Whitacre “Sleep”. This is a great opportunity to work with one of today’s most dynamic and
exciting young conductors on repertoire from the first American choral composer (Billings 1746-
1800), America’s first successful female composer (Beach 1867-1944)), the “Dean of
American Music” (Copland 1900-1990) through to Lauridsen and Whitacre, whose works are familiar to today’s choral singers.  More information can be found here.

How to book:

Either by completing and returning this form or book online below.  Please book by 4th May 2020, if possible, so that we can ensure there are enough copies. After that date, please contact the organiser to check whether we are still able to offer you a place.

Cath Glazzard: 01244 383746 email:

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