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Coached by the Pros!

The choruses will be staged and you will be coached by three outstanding professionals:

David Edwards worked as a Staff Director at the Royal Opera House until 1997. Since then he has been directing in many international opera houses, including San Francisco, San Diego, Minneapolis, Tokyo and Singapore. He teaches at the Royal Academy of Music and the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Mary Hill has recently retired after 27 years at the Royal Academy of Music as Opera Co-ordinator and Chief Coach, and has been awarded an Hon.ARAM for outstanding contribution to the opera department.

Jennifer Carter, a pianist, works independently as a chamber musician, accompanist and soloist, inculding at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music.

The only requirement is a commitment on your part to get to know the choruses before the event by studying the words and music of these stunning choruses! You will really get the most out of this experience if you learn the choruses by heart.

You will be helped enormously by the recording that Richard Black has made for you, on which he says the words of the choruses in time to the music and plays, on the piano, the melodies of each of the four voices (soprano, alto/mezzo, tenor, bass) for all the choruses.

We will sing in Italian, French and English.

Contact me to let me know if you'd like to participate and I'll send you an invitation to join the Dropbox folder in which you will find all you need:

1. Scores
2. Richard Black’s recordings
3. The words of all the choruses in Word and PDF formats
4. You Tube video clips of the choruses