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Set Your Sights! a taste of the organ scholar experience

Saturday 28th February 2015 (09:30 – 17:00)
Cambridge

Based at Clare College, you will be coached in organ playing, keyboard skills and choral conducting.
YOU will sing, direct and accompany a workshop Choral Evensong in Clare Chapel at 4pm.
And then youll have the option after 5.00pm to move next door in either direction to attend rehearsals, services and an organ recital at Kings and St Johns College.
This will be the very Spring breeze of an inspirational day, with the opportunity to play several of the sensational organs in Cambridge college chapels, fettle vital skills and make friends.

TUTORS
William Whitehead, prize-winning recitalist, scholar, and organ tutor to the Oxbridge organ scholars
Graham Ross, charismatic Director of Music at Clare College, Cambridge
James Parsons, RCO Head of Student Development, and Organ Tutor Birmingham Conservatoire

MUSIC FOR WORKSHOP CHORAL EVENSONG
which you should study in advance so that you are able to
sing your part
conduct each piece
(if applicable) accompany on the organ
S S Wesley: Lead me, Lord
Plainsong Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (3rd tone, 2nd ending)
John Joubert: O Lorde, the Maker of al thing
Hymn: Forty days and forty nights (New English Hymnal 67, tune 'Aus der Tiefe')

Click the title of the pieces listed below to download copyright-free scores of some of the music you will need. 'O Lorde, the maker of al thing' by John Joubert is published by Novello. You may be able to borrow a copy of this fine anthem from school or church, or you can easily buy your own, quickly and quite cheaply, from, say Amazon or RSCM.
Lead me Lord, S.S. Wesley
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (plainchant)

ATTENDANCE FEES
RCO Student Members 50;
Others 55.

OPTIONAL PROGRAMME AFTER 5.00pm
at 5.30pm Choral Evensong in Kings College Chapel or
privileged access to Choir Rehearsal at St Johns College
followed at 6.30pm by organ recital by Robert Quinney in Kings College Chapel or
Choral Evensong in St Johns College Chapel

OTHER EVENTS FOR YOUNG ORGANISTS
Raise Your Game! inspiration day, Worcester Bank Holiday Monday 4 May (booking will open soon)
The Organ Scholar Experience (TOSE), Cambridge 4-9 August (booking now open - generous bursaries available. Click here for further information).

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