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Oxford and Cambridge Singing School comes to Worcester Chapel

 

The chapel was host to the ever popular Oxford and Cambridge singing school once again this year. The chapel was full to bursting for the final performances each day as parents, siblings, and supporters came to hear the children sing at the end of the short singing course for children aged 7-14.

The course, run in tandem with courses in Cambridge and London, gives children the opportunity to learn new repertoire (this time based on Christmas carols), as well as enjoy sessions in smaller groups on music theory and music appreciation. For this course, children learned learned about the history of some carols, heard carols from different traditions and countries, and wrote their own descants and tunes to well known carols and texts.

The course was a wonderful opportunity for 65 children to sing in the beautiful acoustics of Worcester College’s chapel, enjoy the surroundings of the college, meet new friends and learn with Dr Edward Wickham, Thomas Allery, and Katy Silverman.

For details of future courses, please visit the Oxford and Cambridge Singing School website.