These masterclasses are intended for singers, soloists and choristers, male and female, who wish to improve their technique and presentation skills.
The next Masterclass is:
This masterclass is now fully booked.
Further applicants are welcome to be placed on the reserve list (currently 2 reserves)
Observers as audience are welcome by arrangement with the organisers. Contact Christine Hayward.
Peter Totterdale will be guest soloist at the Sunday Afternoon Concert (accompanist Margaret Searle).
For the past 2 years Peter has achieved 2nd place in the Senior Tenor Solo Class at the Welsh National Eisteddfod.
See him on Utube:
The tutors are:
Dr Haydn James
Haydn James holds a leading position in the world of choral conducting. This work has necessarily brought him into close working arrangements with many of the worlds leading vocal soloists and artistes. Many male voice choir choristers will have worked under him during the 9 times that he organised and conducted the massed male voice choir festivals at the Royal Albert Hall. Other choristers will know him because of the 30 years he was conductor of the London Welsh Male Voice Choir, or as the Musical Director of the Welsh Rugby Union and his role in conducting the singing at over 100 international matches. Choristers will also know him because of his published arrangements of over 40 pieces in the classical male voice choir repertoire. But Haydn James is much more than this and his status and reputation are unique and world-wide. This vast experience can be at your personal service by securing a place on this Masterclass.
Annabel has won all the major piano accompanist prizes, including the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier, Gold Medal, and Richard Tauber Piano Prizes. She has collaborated with renowned artists such as Roberto Alagna, Bryn Terfel, David Kempster and “Only Men Aloud!”. She is accompanist and deputy conductor of the London Welsh Male Voice Choir. She has much experience of working with Haydn James. They work well together.
Mike Wallis. Accompanist to various school and local groups and an ex-accompanist of Hart Male Voice Choir.
Master of Ceremonies:
Organisers:Christine Hayward. Singer and entertainer. Website: www.poemsong.co.uk
Keith Owen. Singer with the Hart Male Voice Choir and the London Welsh Rugby Choir. Recent organiser of the annual 1000 voices Massed Male Voice Choir Festival at the Royal Albert Hall.
Keith Owen, tenor
The Masterclass will be held at the Farnborough Community Centre, Meuden Avenue, Farnborough, GU14 7LE, tel No 01252-548383. The building is easy to see from Meuden Avenue, but getting to it is another matter. From Sultzer's Roundabout (this roundabout carries the sign "Sultzer's roundabout"), take Westmead (there is a road sign). Just before the Sports Centre, watch for a sign on the right to the Community Centre. Follow the narrow road around the perimeter of the sports centre car park, and it will eventually lead you to the Community Centre.
Each Student Masterclass will comprise 1 student being tutored for 15 minutes jointly by 2 tutors, with the other students watching.
Saturday 28th March 2015
Lunch - sandwiches, fruit, tea, coffee, soft drinks
Sunday 29th March
Discussion and questions
The fee for the Masterclass is £110 for the 2 days, inclusive of light refreshment and snack meals.
Please apply on the Application
Form and send by post or email attachment
The deadline for applications is 1st February 2015
A non-returnable deposit of £30.00 is payable at the time of acceptance.
Payment may be made by cheque, credit card or Paypal.
Background to these Masterclasses
Christine met the world-class Welsh tenor, Wynford Evans, many years ago when he was tutoring at the Charterhouse Summer School for Musicians. Later she began taking regular lessons from him, and in 2008 she began organising masterclasses on his behalf. She organised a series of 3 very successful masterclasses in the Farnborough area, which came to an end with Wynford's untimely death in September 2009. Those that worked with Wynford continue to mourn his loss. Christine has decided to carry on organising Masterclasses as a service to solo singers. To hear Wynford singing, click here: "While there's a song to sing."
www.haydnjames.org Haydn James
www.annabelthwaite.com Annabel Thwaite
www.poemsong.co.uk Christine Hayward
www.hartmvc.org.uk Hart Male Voice Choir
www.londonwelshrugbyclubchoir.org London Welsh Rugby Choir
www.londonwelshmvc.org London Welsh Male Voice Choir
rushmoormvc.com Rushmoor Male Voice Choir