09:00 singer registration and distribution of music (music hire is included in the workshop fee).
09:30 morning rehearsals. Matt will guide us through his Requiem, accompanied by George de Voil at the piano. There will be a mid-morning refreshments break, and some short sectional rehearsals.
12:30 break for lunch. You'll find a wide selection of cafés and coffee shops nearby.
14:00 - 17:00 afternoon rehearsal, with cellist Olivia da Costa, George de Voil at the organ, and our professional soloists.
19:00 - 20:00 concert performance. You'll sing Matthew's Requiem in an atmospheric concert in the candlelit church. Our soloists will perform items during the first half hour of the concert
Workshop tickets (£20) includes all music hire for the day.
Audience tickets (£10) for the evening concert can also be purchased using the booking link below.
Vocal scores will available to borrow on the day, or can be purchased for £7 in advance.
Under 18s welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.
Lancaster Gate station (3 mins walk) Paddington Underground (6 mins walk)
Paddington Station (6 mins walk)
Bus no's 46, 94, 148, 274, N207 to Lancaster Gate station (3 mins walk)
Bus no's 7, 23, 27, 36, 205, N7, N27, N205 to Paddington Station (6 mins walk)
Santander Cycle docking stations at Bayswater Road (Hyde Park) and Devonshire Terrace
Car parking in the vicinity is Residents Only. Unrestricted parking is available north of the A501 (15 mins walk).
The Gothic Revival church of St James, just a stone's throw from the stunning Italian Gardens between Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, dates from the 1880's. It has a rich musical heritage; former organists include Harold Dark and Sir George Thalben Ball. Oscar Wilde was married in the church in 1884.
PLEASE NOTE: there are several steeps steps to the entrance of the church, making wheelchair access impossible.