Come and Sing! VERDI REQUIEM one-day choral workshop

Love singing? Why not 'Come & Sing' Verdi's thrilling Requiem in our fabulous, one-day choral workshop on Saturday 22 April 2023, in the heart of historic Worcester? Our Come & Sing Box Office IS NOW OPEN... so book your place today!

The event, hosted by Worcester Festival Choral Society, will combine the chance to learn (or brush up on) the choral sections of this magnificent work, alongside fascinating musical insights and singing tips; all led by Worcester Cathedral's esteemed director of music, Samuel Hudson.

Possibly the most dramatic and memorable piece the composer ever wrote, Verdi’s Requiem – featuring choruses such as Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) – is a musical ‘blockbuster’ that sends shivers down the spine.

More than 100 other like-minded singers from across the UK are expected to attend the workshop, which will be held at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Worcester. Participants don't need choral experience to take part, but some ability to read music is useful to get the most from the day. There will be plenty of refreshment breaks to relax and socialise. Plus, as always, there'll be an array of homemade cakes and pre-orderable hot lunches to tempt the tastebuds!

Doors open for registration from 9.30am, with singing sessions starting from 10:15am. In the afternoon there will be an informal performance of what has been learned, which participants' family and friends can attend free of charge. The day will then finish by 4.45pm. 

Tickets are £20 (adults) and £10 (students), which includes score hire and free teas/coffees throughout the day.

A downloadable PDF leaflet containing more details about the day's schedule, the work, our conductor, travel information and a postable booking form will be available here from January 2023.

Any questions meanwhile? Email with your enquiry.



Fancy taking part? Take a look at a few photos from our past Come & Sing workshops below.

Below: April 2022 Come & Sing workshop, Vivaldi's Gloria and Rutter's Gloria - with conductor Christopher Allsop:


Below: April 2019 Come and Sing workshop, Beethoven's Mass in C - with conductor Samuel Hudson:


Below: April 2018 Come and Sing workshop,Verdi's Requiem - with conductor Piers Maxim:


Below: April 2017 Come and Sing workshop, Elgar's Dream of Gerontius - with conductor Christopher Allsop:


Below: April 2016 Come and Sing workshop, Mendelssohn's Elijah - with conductor Peter Nardone:


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