Glyndebourne Choral Summer School

Calling young singers in East Sussex: book now for the Glyndebourne Choral Summer School!

Following the success of last year’s first ever Choral Summer School, the Glyndebourne-led initiative returns this year as part of East Sussex Music’s summer school programme, this time as a full five-day course.

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

The summer school is open to all young singers in East Sussex aged 13 to 18. Whether you’re 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 your chance to discover your full potential.

As one of last year’s participants said: ‘It opens boxes you never thought would open.’

Course details

The course will be led by experienced conductor and Glyndebourne Youth Opera Music Director Lee Reynolds.

A team of professional singers, coaches, vocal specialists and acclaimed stage director Susannah Waters will join Lee throughout the week.

‘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.

The course will take place between 18 to 22 July 2016 and will conclude with a performance at Lewes Town Hall.

How to book

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be aged between 13 and 18 on 18 July 2016
  • Attend a school in East Sussex

Booking deadline: 10 June 2016

For further information and to book please follow this link:

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Telephone for Summer School enquiries:
01273 336787

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.​