In this two-hour online video workshop, with a fifteen minute social break, conductor and singer John Hancorn and writer and broadcaster Richard Wigmore explore Bach's St Matthew Passion. We shall look at the music in some detail, with recorded illustrations, while participants will join in with some of the choruses.
Sing & Discover workshops are for experienced choral singers, choirs, baroque instrumentalists and music lovers who wish to broaden their range, extend their experience, increase their knowledge of style and context, and who enjoy a challenge.
John Hancorn is a conductor, baritone and workshop leader. He is music director of the BREMF Singers, Baroque Collective Singers, East Sussex Bach Choir, Eastbourne Choral Society and the Croydon Bach Choir. John leads workshops and masterclasses specialising in baroque repertoire including regular visits to Early Music Fora. He is Associate Lecturer in Choral Studies at the University of Chichester and a specialist examiner for Trinity Laban.
Richard Wigmore is a writer, broadcaster and distinguished musicologist, following a career as a professional singer. He writes regularly for Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine, gives regular pre-concert talks, appears frequently on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review and lectures regularly in Salzburg, Vienna and elsewhere on Martin Randall cultural tours. Richard’s publications include Schubert: the complete song texts and the Faber Pocket Guide to Haydn.
All recordings will be at A = 415Hz