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Norwich Cathedral Weekend - 1 September to 3 September

Directed by Peter North


Learn to sing like a cathedral chorister in the charming and historic city of Norwich.  This study weekend for experienced singers will focus on the glorious music of the Anglican liturgy with particular emphasis on the services of Eucharist and Evensong. Our weekend, which will be based in the Song School of the cathedral, will concentrate on plainsong, psalm-reading and the canticles. Our course tutor, Peter North, is Head of Voice at King's School Ely and his calm, reassuring approach will soon put everyone at ease.  

We will sing three services over the weekend, the main Sunday Eucharist service, and two services of Evensong . There will be an evening meal together on the Friday night, plenty of leisure time to explore Norwich  - and a guided tour of the Cathedral itself. 

Who is the course for?

This course is for experienced choral singers of all ages. Participants should have reasonable sight-reading ability and be prepared to study the music beforehand, although nobody is expected to be note-perfect on Day One.


Byrd Preces 
Farrant: Short Service
Purcell: Thou knowest Lord the secrets of our hearts
Mass: Stanford in G ? 
Byrd: Ave Verum
Noble in B Mínor
Wesley: Blessed be the God and Father

What does it cost?

The course fee is £245 which will cover all tuition, music, the cathedral tour and a 3-course evening meal. Accommodation is not included but there is a good choice of hotels and B&B accomodation available. Early booking of accommodation is recommended.

The weekend begins with coffee at 9.30 on Friday morning, with the course proper beginning at 10.00 am, and ends after Evensong early on Sunday evening. We will require a £50 deposit per person at time of booking. The balance is payable no later than six weeks before we leave. Invoices and final information will be sent out with the music.

Peter North

Peter North is Head of Voice at King's School, Ely and the director of a number of highly regarded chamber choirs. Peter was a Tenor Lay Clerk at Ely Cathedral for 17 years and is also a member of the early music group Musica Contexta with whom he has appeared on several recordings for Chandos.


Any questions?

If you have any questions at all please contact Nick Couchman ( or Emma Ford ( or ring Nick during office hours on 01462 893972.  The office is not always staffed but if we are not there, leave a message and we will call you back promptly.


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