SINGING RETREATS

"I have attended the Eldon Singers cathedral courses for the last few years and had great fun making music in a relaxed environment under Tim’s expert guidance. He is extremely affable and is well-skilled in getting the best out of singers without any stress or pressure. He has also led a choral workshop with my own choir, which was great fun and extremely successful. His quick understanding of the choir and insight into our particular needs was impressive and meant that our experience was meaningful and delivered in a superb way. I thoroughly recommend any choral workshop or retreat with Tim – you’ll leave feeling uplifted and well-developed!" Matt Edwards, Vivat Singers

 

Tim Knight has been running singing events, workshops and tours for over 15 years and has built up a reputation for providing singers with a rewarding, educational and memorable experience singing fine music in fine venues throughout the UK, America and Europe. He is a keen ambassador for choral music and tradition. 

 

NEXT EVENT - WHALLEY ABBEY RETREAT - 7th-9th December 2018.

 

Join Tim Knight to sing music that lies at the heart of our English Heritage in the wonderful setting of Whalley Abbey Retreat near Clitheroe in Lancashire. The Retreat is set in the stunning grounds and ruins of a 14th Century Cistercian Abbey on the banks of the River Calder in the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland and is within easy access to motorway and rail networks. Tim believes that Tudor music lies at the heart of our English Heritage and this journey will take you through some the hidden repertoire of Advent and Christmas Music and include pieces by Tallis, Gibbons, Byrd, Child and Tomkins, with Tallis’ ‘Missa Puer  natus  est  nobis ’ being our featured piece (subject to all voice parts being available).

 

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MUSIC WORKSHOPS / GUEST CONDUCTING

Tim's workshops are tailored to the needs of your group. They can be based around his own music, the Accessible Choral Library Series, or works by other composers.

Tim has over 25 years' experience of leading English Cathedral visits so it may be that which interests you or, you could combine your workshop with a talk about Tim's life as a chorister at one of the UK's most famous Cathedrals.

For a recent residency in a USA University, Tim wrote a 20-minute choral piece, gave a lecture on English Cathedral music, discussed compositional techniques with students and gave a pre-concert talk prior to the performance of the newly written piece.

Booking a Music Workshop / Guest Conductor Service

Events can range from a half-day morning or afternoon workshop to a full day and, in some cases, an evening performance. They can be used as recruitment days or as come and sing events and cover anything from breathing exercises to specialist Bach or Beethoven sessions. Previously, Tim has held workshops for Stokesley Choral Society, Durham Choral Society, The National Association of Choirs and many other groups.

In the UK, for a standard half-day workshop the fee is £120.00 and £220.00 for a full day, plus travelling expenses. However, you may wish to build your own bespoke package, and in this instance, please contact Tim at mail@timknightmusic.com to discuss your ideas further and receive a quote.

Because of the endless possibilities and permutations open to your group, we merely request that you pay a deposit of £50.00 to reserve your date via our 'Music Workshop Reservation Deposit' page on our website shop, with the balance of any final agreed fee payable before the workshop date. 

When you book, we will call to arrange a date (which can be up to 1 year from booking), and discuss a venue and the shape and type of workshop you would like.

For overseas events, there is a requirement for the host venue, or group of venues, to book and pay for return flights. Accommodation can be in a hotel or with guest hosts. If the event includes a commission, or if the choirs have already purchased sets of Tim's music, then the fee is generally waived so long as expenses are covered). If there is no commission then a fee will be negotiated.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any queries about booking music workshops. In Tim's own words...... "you will find me very flexible, good fun to work with and together we will make fine music!  Tim Knight"

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