Singing in 2021
Want to sing some splendid choral repertoire? Concert opportunities looking a little sparse? We may well have the answer. I am hosting open choir rehearsals every Wednesday at 5.30pm London time starting on 6th January 2021. All rehearsals are online using Zoom and last one hour. These sessions will focus on Handel's Messiah 'Part 2' and Duruflé's 'Requiem', with some anthems included later in the term. Watch the video below to find out more information. Look forward to seeing you there! Book your sessions below using the two 'BUY NOW' buttons. I will then email you to confirm which sessions you would like to attend. Click here to contact me.
£10 each - five sessions
Here is a video of a live session on Fauré's Requiem from 2020 - click play to get a taste for how sessions are run and what you might expect.
Handel's Messiah 'Part 2'
6th January - Behold the lamb of god / he trusted in god
13th January - Surely he has borne / and with his stripes / all we like sheep
20th January - Since by man came death / lift up your heads
27th January - Introit & kyrie
3rd February - Domine jesu christe
10th February - Sanctus, benedictus, agnus
17th February - Lux aeterna & in paradisum
24th February - Libera me
3rd March - Purcell: Jehova
10th March Stanford - For lo I raise up
17th March - Haydn: Insanae et vanae curae
24th March - Howells: Like as the hart
31st March - Wesley: Blessed be the god and father
All sessions run from 5.30pm - 6.30pm London time
How much do the sessions cost?
£11 per session, but it's cheaper if you book all the sessions together
How long do the sessions last?
One hour - although the Zoom call will be open from around 5:20pm
Will other singers hear me singing?
No - participants are mostly on mute, but you will hear the piano and recordings to sing along to.
How do I get hold of the music?
We will send you PDFs by email shortly after you click the BUY NOW button above. It is most environmentally friendly if you display these on an iPad. The App Forscore is very good for this.
Do I need to be an experienced singer?
No absolutely not, the first ten-minutes of each session will be suitable for all participants - and will involve a fun lighthearted warmup suitable for the whole
What is included in each session?
A good vocal warmup - free copies of the score - rehearsal and discussion of the music - a chance to perform the work at the end of the session supported by recorded orchestra
Click the Buy Now links above to purchase your session(s). Zoom links and PDFs of music scores will then be sent out. Any problems, feel free to email Ben on email@example.com
Terms and Conditions
- No refunds are available on ticket purchase
- Session passes must (ideally) be booked at least 24 hours before the session start to guarantee receipt of sheet music and zoom logins.
- All sessions start at 5.30pm London time.
- It is the responsibility of participants to ensure they have received all requisite Zoom logins and sheet music, querying anything at least 24 hours before session start time to guarantee timely access to rehearsals.
- Virtual Music Teaching cannot accept responsibility for Internet connection issues beyond our control, and is unable to rearrange sessions
-Sessions will be lead by Benedict Lewis-Smith or one of his colleagues