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Exciting new collaboration with VOCES8 on MMus in Choral Studies

last modified Nov 21, 2018 01:44 PM
Exciting new collaboration with VOCES8 on MMus in Choral Studies

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The Faculty of Music is pleased to welcome VOCES8 as an Associate Ensemble to share their expertise in delivering the vocal ensemble strand of the new MMus in Choral Studies.

This vocal ensemble teaching will include:

  • a lecture series delivered by VOCES8 and world-leading experts, covering: technique, interpretation, direction, professional development and specialist musicology;
  • a masterclass series with visiting clinicians including, David Hurley (former member of the King’s Singers), Ben Parry (NYCGB and former member of the Swingle Singers), Paul McCreesh (The Gabrieli Consort) and Simon Halsey (London Symphony Chorus);
  • performance projects, including a collaboration with members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment led by Margaret Faultless, conducted by John Butt, and opportunities to perform in concert with VOCES8;
  • directing and singing as a member of VOCES8 in a recital performance, writing new editions and arrangements and performing as a soloist; and
  • the opportunity to audition for places in world-famous choirs such as King’s College Choir, St John’s College Choir and Trinity College Choir.


The vocal pathway of the MMus in Choral Studies is ideal for those looking for a flexible post-graduate training covering both ensemble and solo performance.

The solo vocal teaching will include:

  • individual weekly vocal tuition;
  • classes covering performance practice, vocal technique, interpretation, repertoire, singing in foreign languages and vocal pedagogy; and
  • solo singing masterclasses with visiting clinicians, including Dame Emma Kirkby and Dame Sarah Connolly.

Tutors on the solo vocal strand include Lynette Alcántara (Course Co-ordinator), David Lowe and David Skinner.

Students enrolled in the MMus in Choral Studies can also follow Choral Conducting and Organ Performance pathways.

Follow this link to read more about the MMus in Choral Studies.