Choir Festival 2017

News

Students from Dwight Qibao in Shanghai have started rehearsals for the Choir Festival. We are so excited to welcome them to London in October!


Join us for a choral extravaganza @ Dwight School London

  • Workshops & classes led by members of the London Community Gospel Choir and Dwight vocal teachers
  • Sectional and full choir rehearsals
  • Band rehearsals
  • Final showcase @ Dwight School London's Jubilee Hall

Be inspired and participate in a joint school choir led by top of the range vocalists , meet other students & make new friends!

Dwight London is a member of the international Dwight Family of schools with further campuses in New York, Shanghai, Seoul and Dubai. We are located in Friern Barnet/North London and offer all three programmes of the International Baccalaureate from age 3-18. We are proud of our very lively and versatile arts department, with various concerts, shows and exhibitions throughout the year. Traditionally, our vocal faculty has always been a strong backbone of the music department, with accomplished vocalists such as Brigitte Beraha (highly rated voice within the European jazz scene/ The Guildhall School of Music & Drama) and professional singer Mari Wilson (‘Just what I always wanted’) offering our students inspiration, determination and all those tricks of the trade. With momentum gathered in local performances and also at the Global Dwight Schools’ Carnegie Hall concerts in New York City, the choir has become something of a trademark ensemble of Dwight London, gaining ever more popularity among our student body and school community. Due to our close links with the world-renowned London Community Gospel Choir, their director, Becky Thomas, is also in charge our own Upper School Choir at Dwight.

Following the great success of our Choir Festival last November, we would like to invite you to join us again from 4th–7th October for yet another choral extravaganza at Dwight School London. Keeping the highly effective formula of running workshops for singers and instrumentalists, culminating in a final showcase and celebration of the students’ achievements during this four-day festival, this year’s event will be significantly bigger with reservation requests made by schools from London, Berlin, Shanghai and New York. Please refer to the schedule below for details and do not hesitate to get in touch with any further questions or queries.

To enable us to arrange accommodation for the schools from abroad, we will need confirmation with a realistic indication of student numbers no later than 30th June 2017. The registration deadline for London schools is 31st July 2017. To register, please click here.

Festival sessions:


Sun 1/10

Mon 2/10

Tue 3/10

Wed 04/10

Thu 05/10

Fri 06/10

Sat 07/10

Morning

Participating schools from abroad arriving in London for 2/3 days sightseeing / uni visits / activities

9.00am Welcome breakfast at Jubilee

Lesson participation at Dwight London

12.30 – 1.30pm Lunch at Dwight


9.00am – 12.30pm Rehearsals/workshops

12.30 – 1.30pm Lunch in local area

9.00am - 12.30 am

Rehearsals/workshops

12.30 - 1.30pm

Lunch in local area

11.00am Dress rehearsals

12.00-1.00pm

Lunch in local area

2.00pm - 3.20pm Concert

Afternoon

1.30 – 3.40pm

Rehearsals

1.30 – 3.40pm

Rehearsals

1.30 – 3.40pm

Rehearsals


Evening


Dwight Social at Jubilee, 4.00pm - 5.30pm



Costing estimate

Cost for flights: As applicable

Accommodation: Local hotel (Travelodge), approximately £40.00 per night per student (double rooms)

Lunches in small groups of students at the local outlets: £5.00 -7.00 per day

Dinners and snacks: As applicable (approximately £20.00 / student / day for a basic meal such as a pizza, salad, drink and a few snacks).

Optional

Weekly travel card: £27.40 (11-15 years), £54.70 (adults)

West End shows, music concert visits

London activities, such as the Emirates Airline, Thames River Cruise, Olympic Park etc.

To register, please use the registration form here.

Please do not hesitate to contact jkraft@dwightlondon.org about any further details or to discuss any questions you may have.

We are very excited about this project, which will offer participating students a great opportunity to engage in a joint musical project, to extend their repertoire, learn new techniques and, last but not least, make new contacts and friends from other London schools.

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