August 24, 2018
  • 14:00 Young Conductors’ Course - Session 1 G03 in the Caedmon Hall
    With Lucy Griffiths
  • 15:15 Exhibition opens, with tea and cake
    Start your Convention weekend with afternoon tea, sponsored by Snape Maltings' Friday Afternoons and take a first look round our extensive music-trade exhibition. It takes place throughout the weekend in the Ghandi Hall and is a great place to browse, get ideas, plan new repertoire, plan choir tours, book workshops, buy equipment and much more. All the major music publishers, music tour agents and many other specialists will be there.
  • 16:15 Session 1a: Friday Afternoons and Creative Singing – an approach to choral leadership Lecture Theatre B
    Choir leader Emily Barden introduces creative approaches to repertoire for young people, using the Friday Afternoons Song Bank. Discover more about the wonderful Snape Maltings initiative, with practical ideas on approaching and delivering singing with young people, and how you can ensure quality and creativity in your sessions.
  • 16:15 Session 1b: Your choir CAN sing opera! With Oliver Rundell Acre Room
    Pianist, Cambridge organ scholar and now Chorus Master of Opera North, Oliver knows how daunting and yet how enjoyable tackling operas can be for choirs which aren't used to them. Don't be frightened - come to his session and see how your choir can achieve memorable operatic results!
  • 16:15 Session 1c: Dorico - music notation software for the 21st century Jubilee Room
    A choral-focused session on how Dorico can help you easily produce exceptional quality printed music. Written by former Sibelius developers, Dorico is intuitively designed (even for technophobes) and has hundreds of advanced notations, features and options. Steinberg's International Product Specialist, John Barron answers questions and shows how to get started through to divided vocal parts, choral layouts and creating audio files to help with individual practise. Come and find out yourself how Dorico can help you, and pick up some resources to get you composing and arranging with Dorico - even in the free 30-day trial!
  • 16:15 Session 1d: Young Conductors' Course G03 in Caedmon Hall
    Continuation of Young Conductors' Course
  • 17:30 Regional Meetings
    The opportunity to meet and network with others leading singers in the same field as you. Exchange problems and find solutions!
  • 18:15 Chair's Reception
    Meet and greet other delegates over a glass of wine.
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Exhibition Closes
  • 20:30 Post-dinner barbershop Lecture Theatre B
    with Monkey Magic. An interactive session with this top barbershop quartet, including hints and tips to use with your own choirs of any kind, and the chance to hear them perform.