The course ran from 2006 to 2010
Under the professional leadership of Neil MacKenzie and Julia Batchelor-Walsh, there were daily
rehearsals and workshops in preparation for an informal concert to an invited audience at the end of
the week. There were also masterclasses for solo and small ensemble repertoire.
Vocal exercises, physical movement and good
breathing technique were incorporated into all the sessions.
Masterclasses for solo singers were held, in which singers could sing pieces of their own choice and receive tuition from both Neil and Julia, in front of a friendly and supportive audience.
Individual singing lessons were also available.
Last year’s course covered works from Thomas
Weelkes to Fauré, and also included:
A typical day's programme
A typical day will run as follows:
Lessons, private practice, and informal performances will take place during free afternoons or in the
This week offers a combination of serious musicmaking with experienced professionals in a great
setting and above all in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.