Glyndebourne Choral Summer School

Whether you are an experienced singer, a member of a choir or just someone who loves to sing but hasn’t had any formal training, this intensive course is a chance to discover your full potential. The course was delivered in partnership with East Sussex Music and led by Music Director of Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Lee Reynolds.


Course details

In 2017 the Choral Summer School took place in Lewes from 17 – 21 July, culminating in a performance alongside the Brighton Youth Orchestra.

Further information about the Summer School can be found here, or please contact Irene Shilling:
e. irene.shilling@eastsussex.gov.uk
t. 01273 336787.


‘By tackling a wide range of music, we’ll be focusing on the demanding art of singing as part of a choir, developing ensemble skills, group musicianship, communication of text, blend and sound, and having a lot of fun along the way. You’ll leave with the confidence of knowing you have a musical toolbox stuffed full of ideas and techniques to help you in all the singing you do, not just in choirs.’
—Lee Reynolds, Glyndebourne Youth Opera Music Director

Lee works with musicians ranging from absolute beginners to elite orchestras and opera companies. He was part of the team to be awarded an RPS Award for Learning and Participation for Glyndebourne’s production of the community opera Imago, and was Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor for David Bruce’s new youth opera, Nothing, which premiered at Glyndebourne in February 2016.


This project was for those:

  • Aged between 13 and 18
  • Attending a school in East Sussex

‘I really enjoyed singing properly for the first time and made me realise what I could do vocally.’
—2015 participant

‘We get to have the full experience – the music, the staging, the drama.’
- 2016 Participant


Glyndebourne Choral Summer School is supported by investment ​through Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme, which invests significantly in developing new audiences and artists of the future.​