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Hereford Cathedral Weekend - 29 August to 31 August 2019

Directed by Peter North


Hereford Cathedral Weekend


Learn to sing like a cathedral chorister in the charming and historic city of Hereford.  This study weekend for experienced singers will focus on the glorious music of the Anglican liturgy with particular emphasis on the service of 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 two Evensong services over the weekend. There will also be an evening meal together on the Friday night, plenty of leisure time to explore Hereford  - and a guided tour of the Cathedral itself


Who is the course for?

This is not a Bring & Sing event. Participants should be experienced choral singers with some sight-reading ability and must be prepared to learn their part beforehand. Experience of singing in a church choir would be helpful but is certainly not essential.

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Musical Director

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. Read more...


  • Evening service in D (Wood)
    Expectans Expectavi (Wood)
    Evening Service in D (Brewer)
    Wash me Throughly (Wesley)

Where to stay?


Hereford has lots of good, small places to stay and nany of our singers live near enough to travel in daily. For this reason, we suggest that singers arrange their own accommodation.  This worked very well at our last cathedral weekend in Norwich. As we start rehearsals on Thursday morning, you may wish to arrange to be in or near Hereford on Wednesday night.

Getting there


This bit is up to you and is not included in the price of the weekend. Just ensure that you arrive in good time for our 10.00 am rehearsal at the cathedral. 

What does it cost?


The course fee is £275 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.   Music - which can be kept - will be sent out about eight weeks in advance. Non-singing partners are welcome to join us subject to availability and pay just £60.00.


Travel and health insurance

Insurance is not included so we strongly recommend that all singers take out their own cover. 

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 Old House
The Old House
Hereford Cathedral
Hereford Cathedral
Peter North
Peter North