Oxford & Cambridge Singing School (17 December 2022)


CHRISTMAS COURSE 2022
Saturday 17 December from 10am - 4pm

The Oxford & Cambridge Singing School are delighted to be returning to Heath Street Baptist Church for their one day course.

CHRISTMAS REPERTOIRE

Come and sing with the School at Christmas! This is a special course with special music! The course includes whole-group singing and singing in smaller age-similar groups, some music theory and appreciation – as much as they can get into a day! The repertoire will be Christmas Carols from the Medieval to the modern – lots of fun and lots to learn. The day will conclude with an informal concert which families are invited to attend.

The repertoire will be confirmed after half term, but The Shepherd's Farewell by Berlioz is one that they will be singing. There are lots of versions on youtube - this is one of their favourites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjEHeju7Tvs

This course is suitable for those aged 7 to approximately 13, and selected music is for those with treble/upper voices.

To book for Christmas singing fun, click here.

BRING A FRIEND SCHEME

They would also like to introduce you to their BRING A FRIEND scheme. So bring a friend in London and save £10 EACH on the Christmas course! *

How it works:

1)  When booking online, put the name of the child you are referring to them in the notes box and make sure they do the same for you
2) Use code LondonFriend to automatically quality for a discount of £10 each family. Siblings will also receive an additional 10% discount for a second child and 20% discount for a third child when booking online. 
*Terms apply, see their website for more information

So please help spead the word!

Should you have any queries please do let them know at Samantha@oxbridgesingingschool.com

Samantha Wickham and The Oxford & Cambridge Singing School team

www.oxbridgesingingschool.com


History

The Oxford and Cambridge Singing school was established in 2013 at St Catharine's College, Cambridge when Directors Samantha and Edward Wickham couldn't find quality musical activities for their own children to do in the holidays. Soon the OCSS expanded to Worcester College, Oxford which is St Catharine's sister college in Oxford. Dr Wickham had also just established the first girls' chapel based chorister choir in the country. Since then other colleges in Oxford, Cambridge and abroad have followed suit.  

Our Creative Director, Dr Edward Wickham was a chorister at St George's College, Windsor and then after gaining a music scholarship to his secondary school he went to study at Christ Church, Oxford. For each course he selects music that is fun, challenging and engaging for children to learn. We've had many participants go on to become choristers, win music scholarships to their next schools, join choirs, take part in their school plays, achieve highly in their ABRSM/Trinity exams and sing in professional operas amongst other achievements. 

Here are some of their favourite quotes:

"My daughter used to be so shy. I can't believe that she put herself down for singing a solo in the school concert and it was fab! This is thanks to you and your wonderful team at the Oxford & Cambridge Singing School who have helped her sing out and to have confidence in her ability."

"How lucky are these young singers. They are brilliantly taught and have a lot of fun, and you will be amazed at what they achieve in just a few days - and all in the most beautiful surroundings." Bob Chilcott - composer and parent of past attendee.
 
"My son loved every minute of it - the teachers, the location, the music and even the music theory!"

"Thank you.... Your course is the only thing my son sets his alarm for in the mornings. He loves it."

"I wanted to let you know that ...(my son) chose “O Waly, Waly” for his folksong for Grade 8 and he got a distinction in the exam, so he is very pleased.  Many thanks indeed for the recommendations."


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