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Choral Directing Workshop with Duncan Ferguson


We are delighted that this event is going ahead. There are still places for observers and one or two conductors. Please book immediately! (Message posted 19.3.12)

In partnership with Edinburgh Society of Organists.

Duncan Ferguson, director of the acclaimed choir of St Mary's Cathedral, leads this day. The morning session takes a look at general choral directing issues, including:

the importance of warm-up exercises

score preparation

rehearsal techniques


In the afternoon we prepare the music for a service of choral evensong which ends the day. Volunteer conductors will be work with an octet of professional singers under Duncan's guidance on different parts of the music for the service.

Prices: £35 (RCO and ESO Members); £15 (RCO & ESO Student Members); £20 (other full time students); £45 (all others).

Click here for the booking form or go to the Downloads area of this website (scroll down to RCO Academy section of page). Alternatively Email (tel 05600 767237) to be sent one.