Choral Workshops

'Probably the greatest choral learning experience of my life. Sally and Eamonn are consummate professionals and every single person benefitted hugely' - David, Belfast


Our workshops offer keen choral singers the opportunity to delve deeper into some of the Choral Pilgrimage repertoire. Workshops are led by two prominent members of The Sixteen; associate conductor Eamonn Dougan and singer and musicologist Sally Dunkley.

Workshops are limited to 75 singers and offer a range of vocal coaching including warm ups, breathing techniques, stylistic advice, tuning and vocal blend. Also offered is an insight into the composer and the historical context of the pieces. Singers should be confident in holding their own line and have some experience of singing in a choir before.

This year the workshops will focus on the following music:

MacMillan - O radiant dawn

Palestrina - Improperium expectavit cor meum

Palestrina - Regina coeli Agnus Dei III

Miserere - excerpts from Allegri & MacMillan

Music is sent in advance and participants are encouraged to learn the notes beforehand so finer details can be explored.

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Dates & Venues

Dates and venues for 2013 are available on the tab to the right.


Booking opens on Monday 14 January 2013 (except Dublin which opens Thurs 9 May). Places are £30 per person and participants are also offered a £5 discount to any own-promotion Choral Pilgrimage concert (not available for customers booking places for Dublin and Chelmsford). Discounts can only be used when booking over the telephone with the National Centre for Early Music (01904 651485). Sheet music and breaktime refreshments are included in the cost.

To book a place please telephone 020 7936 3420 or if you have any questions you can email

'I learnt more in one day than I have learnt in years of singing in choirs"  - James, London 

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