EPOC Update

Nearly finished an exhausting schedule of school workshops with the English Pocket Opera Company – two weeks in Cambridge (on Bizet’s “Carmen”) and three weeks in Camden (on Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen”). These are the first steps towards Singfest concerts at Cambridge’s West Road Concert Hall and the Royal Albert Hall in March.

A busy start to the New Year for EPOC too: “Music Is Special” – a project with SEN schools at the Camden Centre on Jan 13 & 14 with compositions based on “The Fairy Queen” by William Carslake, Patrick Stockbridge and the pupils themselves, and designs by our students from Central St Martins also with the pupils.

Also, our first national tour of workshops, visiting United Learning schools all over the country from Bognor to Carlisle in Feb/March.

EPOC in Cambridge, Camden & Bosnia!

English Pocket Opera Co have a busy autumn schedule ahead with workshops in Cambridge schools and all Camden schools throughout November & December. I will be co-leading many of these workshops but such is the demand for our interactive presentations, that we will often be sending out two teams at once.

The company will also be going to Mostar in Bosnia between Oct 26 & Nov 4 to lead workshops in the latest stage of the “Singfest Bosnia” project. We are still looking for a small amount of funding, so if you are interested in finding out more about the project and making a donation towards it, follow this link:

www.crowdfunder.co.uk/singfest-for-bosnia/

NIELSEN & HAYDN IN DUMFRIES

I will be singing the tenor soloist in Nielsen’s “Springtime On Funen” and in the Spring & Summer sections of Haydn’s “The Seasons”.

Dumfries Choral Society. St.John’s Church, Dumfries.

Saturday 28 March 2015 at 7.30pm

DIDO & AENEAS

I will be singing Aeneas in a concert of Purcell’s “Dido & Aeneas” as well as the tenor soloist in Handel’s “Ode for St Cecilia’s Day” with the Anstruther Philharmonic Society at Anstruther Parish Church.

Saturday 14 March 2015 at 7.30pm.

Opera Blocks in Barnet

Currently touring “Opera Blocks” in Barnet schools with English Pocket Opera Company (2-13 Feb). The middle section of the show now tells the story of “Romeo & Juliet”. This is all preparation for the Barnet schools choirs concert at the Royal Albert Hall on April 23.

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