Cranleigh International Choral Week is structured to give members the right balance between singing and relaxing. As many of you will know, rehearsing for several hours a day is very tiring so we do try not to overload you.
The Week’s Timetable
On the first Sunday, members arrive during the afternoon during which music will be issued – dependent on the choir to which a member has been allocated. Sopranos and altos can state a preference for singing in either a mixed choir or the ladies choir when applying for the chamber choir element of the course.
Accommodation will be assigned – for those who are residential.
Following the afternoon Welcome Meeting and vocal warm up, there is the first full evening rehearsal to which all membership categories are invited.
THE HEART OF THE WEEK in 2018 will be different!.
The daily timetable is such that the mornings and late afternoons are allocated to the chamber choir repertoire in preparation for the Chapel concert which, in 2018, will take place on Saturday, 18 August.
Early afternoons are usually free, and all singers join together for the post-dinner rehearsal which on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will be devoted to the Choral/Orchestral SEFCho performance. After this there will be a social event – something different every evening.
FINAL PREPARATIONS for the Choral/Orchestral performance!
In 2018, all of Wednesday and Thursday morning will be devoted to rehearsal of the major choral/orchestral works. On the Thursday afternoon there is a full Choral/Orchestral rehearsal in the performance venue.
In lieu of the usual free Wednesday afternoon/evening, other leisure times will allocated during the week.
Please bear in mind when applying that this amount of singing, contained in just one week’s course, requires plenty of stamina and can be physically demanding.
Other Music Activites
Individual singing lessons can be booked with our resident specialist vocal coaches. In addition, a popular feature from previous years has been the vocal masterclasses, usually run by the same tutors. Members can either take part in these or just sit back and listen to their colleagues! These extra musical options incur a small additional charge.