undefinedSarah Parkin

“Fun and inclusive for all levels of singers. Very talented piano accompanist with a wicked sense of humour.”

STANDARD: LEARNER, IMPROVER, CONFIDENT

Resident: £339 Non-Resident: £246 (25% off for under 27s) Code: 22/256

Booking for Members opens at 11am on Monday 10 January 2022.

Non-Member and online booking opens at 11am on Monday 7 February 2022.

For details on how to become a Member to take advantage of early booking, see here.

What is the course about?

Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960) was responsible not only for  changing the direction of musical theatre with two groundbreaking works, Showboat (with Jerome Kern) and Oklahoma! (with Richard Rodgers). He also served as mentor to the towering figure of the later 20th  century, Stephen Sondheim – who will be represented by selections from the compilation show Side by Side by Sondheim. We will be singing songs representing each phase of Hammerstein’s career; and to celebrate our return, we will include some favourites from past years’ A Chance to Sing courses.

Once again Roger will lead from the piano an enjoyable weekend of group singing, releasing your innate musicality and capacity to blend and co-ordinate. No need to be able to read music, although experienced singers have enjoyed the weekend as have beginners and returners: as always, the only prerequisite is a sense of humour.

Tutor website: www.rogermoonpianist.co.uk

What will we cover?

We will be singing selections from the compilation show Side by Side by Sondheim, as well as songs representing different parts of Hammerstein’s career and his work with Rodgers and others.

What will we accomplish? By the end of this course you will be able to…

Releasing your innate musicality and capacity to blend and co-ordinate.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No need to be able to read music, although experienced singers have enjoyed the weekend as have beginners and returners: as always, the only prerequisite is a sense of humour.

How will the course be taught, and will any preparation be required?

Roger will lead from the piano an enjoyable weekend of group singing, releasing your innate musicality and capacity to blend and co-ordinate.

Will music be provided in advance of the course?

No, it will be provided by the tutor on the course.

Is there anything I need to bring?

No, just yourself!

What previous participants said about this course…

“It's a joyful, informative way of spending a weekend!”

“Fun and inclusive for all levels of singers. Very talented piano accompanist with a wicked sense of humour.”

“Both the musical and the tutorial aspects of the course were excellent. The songs were varied and Roger is a very versatile pianist who is both knowledgeable and interesting. Also, his courses are always relaxed and fun.”