Frequently Asked Questions
8 - 15 years (10 - 15 years for Course 3)
The course is residential, and in addition to the Musical Directors will be fully supervised by our experienced pastoral staff, headed by our houseparents and our Matron.
The young people will be accommodated in boarding houses with a combination of single and twin occupancy rooms, and small dormitories. We endeavour to ensure where possible that participants who have particular friends on the course are accommodated close together. Meals will be taken by young people and staff together in the main Dining Hall.
A wide range of music will be covered – from sacred to secular and from serious to light. Each course ends with a final concert which will be in two parts – in the first half the students will perform the lighter music they have prepared, following which we move to the magnificent College Chapel for a performance of the major choral work.
The young people will have the unique experience of singing wonderful music alongside the highly-trained adult voices of the course staff and friends. And, of course, ability to sight-read is not an entry requirement – that’s one of the things that we teach during the course!
Attendance at the courses covers all tuition, accommodation and use of the relevant school facilities. There is a discount of 5% for families who make two bookings for the year, and 10% for three or more bookings. We supply each student with a folder containing all the music to be covered by the course, for which we ask for payment, and which will be theirs to take home afterwards.