In addition to our regular Sunday rehearsals, each year FCMG runs a residential Summer School for members of the Senior & Chamber Choirs. The week centres around preparation for a short choral concert and a fully staged opera, operetta or musical. Activities include workshops in music and drama, set and prop design, opportunities for swimming and other sports and the FCMG cabaret.
Singing Week 2020
In 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our annual Residential Summer School was replaced by a Non-Residential Week of singing for Senior & Chamber Choirs. The activities were organised outdoors under gazebos on the Ivy Wood site at King Alfred School. Members of the Intermediate Choir were also offered a singing workshop day with Rebecca Lodge Birkebæk.
Singing Week Programme:
The content of the week was tailored to the singers that took part. The week included
- Choral singing sessions
- Scenes from an opera, operetta or musical
- Movement/ Drama games
- Individual coaching as appropriate
- A recorded performance at the end of the week