About our workshops
Our choral workshops are open to all singers (not just DCC members) - typically more than half of our attendees are drawn from outside the choir.
Works studied and performed in recent years have included Mozart's Requiem, Brahms' Requiem, Bach's St Matthew Passion, Handel's Israel in Egypt, Bach's Mass in B Minor, Monteverdi's Vespers, Bach's
St John Passion Will Todd's Mass in Blue.
Our most recent workshop was a 2-day event, covering Poulenc's Gloria and Scott Stroman's Songs for the Seasons, directed by Scott himself.
The Workshop is now FULL but we are keeping a waiting list in case any singers have to drop out - please contact us if you are interested. Alternatively, there are still tickets for the evening performance - see our Concerts page for details.
Workshop singers: please see below for details of practice aids
Dorset-based composer Matthew Coleridge is an exciting new voice on the British choral music scene. The acclaimed Requiem - his first major composition - was hailed by Sir Neville Marriner as "a valuable addition to the 21st century choral repertoire".
Come and learn this beautiful new work - together with Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs - with the composer, enjoy a two-course buffet supper in The Abbey’s Grange Restaurant and then give a concert in Buckfast Abbey in the evening, accompanied by the magnificent new Ruffatti organ and soloists.
The workshop fee includes the workshop, music hire, refreshments, supper and the evening concert in the Abbey.
For more information, click on the Information Sheet link above. To register, click on the Registration Form link above, and download the form.
For those wishing to practice in advance, please click here for our workshop practice aids page, including the full score of the Requiem, and voice parts for all pieces.
Audience tickets for the evening concert will be available to purchase on the door or in advance from the Abbey website here.
The Requiem can be heard in its entirety at the Youtube link below.