further details of a course for choral singers led by Eamonn Dougan
24 to 29 March 2019

The plan is to start the course with an afternoon (5pm-7pm) session on Sunday the 24th of March. All rehearsals will be held in the church of St Michael in Lewes in the High Street in the centre of the town. This opening rehearsal will be followed by a supper in a nearby restaurant. Then from  Monday to Friday there will be rehearsals from 9.30am to 1pm and from 5pm to 7pm. On Friday the 29th of March we will give a public performance in the church, followed by a second group supper, which will mark the end of the course. On other evenings we will break into smaller groups to eat at the many restaurants in the town. The two group meals are not included in the fee for the course. All the music will be printed in a booklet and sent to you before the course.

Singers of student age which we will not define too closely are invited to apply for a full scholarship to Lewes Lamentations. These places are intended for current, recent or prospective university choral scholars, music students or other singers seriously interested in developing their vocal skills and ensemble musicianship. The scholars are exempt from the course fee but pay for their own travel and accommodation costs. We can help in finding inexpensive lodgings. To apply, just email us giving brief details of your singing experience.

You arrange your own accommodation; Lewes is used to coping with large numbers of visitors and has a wide range of places to stay, both in the town and in surrounding villages. In addition to the normal channels the web sites www.lewesbandb.co.uk and www.staylewes.org list many guest houses and self catering places. There is a railway station with frequent services to London Victoria, Gatwick Airport, Brighton, Hastings and Eastbourne.

The fee for the course is 520, paid in two parts: a deposit of 260 or the equivalent in euros on registration and 260 by 1 March. The deposit may be credited to another course if you have to withdraw and we are able to allocate your place to another singer.The fee does not include meals, travel or accommodation. To enrol, just email us and include the information listed below, or if we already know it just let us know that you would like to come. We will acknowledge your application and aim to let you know if we can offer you a place within a couple of weeks.

    • your name
    • address (to send you the music booklet)
    • telephone number(s)
    • preferred email address
    • voice (soprano I/soprano II/alto I/alto II/tenor I/tenor II/bass I/bass II)

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