CHRISTMAS COURSE 2023
Saturday 16 December from 10am - 4pm
The Oxford & Cambridge Singing School is delighted to be returning to Heath Street Baptist Church for their one day course this Christmas. Do sign up and tell all your friends!
ABOUT THE COURSE
Come and sing with the School at Christmas! This is a special course with special music! The course includes whole-group singing plus sessions in smaller groups with others their age, where they can for example focus on musical games and exercises to improve sight reading. There will be an informal concert at the end of the day to which families are warmly invited to attend. The course is designed for those aged 7 - 13/14 with upper voices.
The repertoire will be festive music from around the world - more details will be shared soon.
Cost £60 - book here. (Don't forget to use the drop down menu to book for the London course.)
BRING A FRIEND SCHEME
The School will also continue with their Bring a Friend scheme, which may also help parents who plan tolift share to and from the course. The code is LONDON10 . The terms of this offer are on their website.
Should you have any queries please do let them know at email@example.com .
Samantha Wickham and The Oxford & Cambridge Singing School team
The Oxford and Cambridge Singing school was established in 2013 at St Catharine's College, Cambridge when Directors Samantha and Edward Wickham couldn't find quality musical activities for their own children to do in the holidays. Soon the OCSS expanded to Worcester College, Oxford which is St Catharine's sister college in Oxford. Dr Wickham had also just established the first girls' chapel based chorister choir in the country. Since then other colleges in Oxford, Cambridge and abroad have followed suit.
Our Creative Director, Dr Edward Wickham was a chorister at St George's College, Windsor and then after gaining a music scholarship to his secondary school he went to study at Christ Church, Oxford. For each course he selects music that is fun, challenging and engaging for children to learn. We've had many participants go on to become choristers, win music scholarships to their next schools, join choirs, take part in their school plays, achieve highly in their ABRSM/Trinity exams and sing in professional operas amongst other achievements.
Here are some of their favourite quotes:
"My daughter used to be so shy. I can't believe that she put herself down for singing a solo in the school concert and it was fab! This is thanks to you and your wonderful team at the Oxford & Cambridge Singing School who have helped her sing out and to have confidence in her ability."
"How lucky are these young singers. They are brilliantly taught and have a lot of fun, and you will be amazed at what they achieve in just a few days - and all in the most beautiful surroundings." Bob Chilcott - composer and parent of past attendee.
"My son loved every minute of it - the teachers, the location, the music and even the music theory!"
"Thank you.... Your course is the only thing my son sets his alarm for in the mornings. He loves it."
"I wanted to let you know that ...(my son) chose “O Waly, Waly” for his folksong for Grade 8 and he got a distinction in the exam, so he is very pleased. Many thanks indeed for the recommendations."