Master Classes

Master Classes

The Singer by Gloria LoringThere will be two London Song Festival Master Classes in 2016, each with a prize awarded to the best singer. The London Song Festival is very grateful to the British Music Society and the John Ireland Trust, and to The Schubert Society of Britain for donating these two prizes.

The British Song Master Class and Song Prize Competition will take place on Saturday 19th November 2016 with baritone Sir Thomas Allen, and the Lieder Master-Class and Schubert Society Song Prize Competition will take place on Saturday 3rd December 2016 with soprano Dame Felicity Lott.

Each prize consists of £500 and the offer of engagements with the London Song Festival and the Schubert Society of Britain in 2017.  Participants in the British Song Master Class will also be competing for the Stephen and Diane Trowell Prizes of £250 for second place and £100 for third place. In addition the winner of the Schubert Society Competition will be presented with the specially commissioned bronze sculpture (see photo) by Gloria Loring, which will be retained by the Schubert Society. Both Master Classes are open to the public.





Sir Thomas AllenSir Thomas Allen is an English operatic baritone.  In 2011 he celebrated the 40th anniversary of his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where he has sung over 50 roles.  Equally renowned on the concert platform, he appears in recital in the UK, throughout Europe, in Australia and America, where he has appeared with the world's greatest orchestras and conductors.









Dame Felicity LottDame Felicity Lott is an English Soprano.  She made her debut in 1975 as Pamina in Mozart's The Magic Flute at English National Opera. Alongside her numerous operatic roles, Dame Felicity Lott has a strong affinity with the concert platform.  She is a founding member of Songmakers' Almanac, and since her student days has worked with the great pianist Graham Johnson.   Dame Felicity Lott is a Patron of Bampton Classical Opera and the British Voice Association. 








The age limit for both masterclasses is 35.

At the audition all applicants will be required to present two songs, sung from memory.


Applicants for the English Song master-class and BMS competition: Two songs in English, at least one of which should be any song by John Ireland, with the exception of Sea Fever.

Applicants for the Lieder master-class and Schubert Society Competition: Two Lieder, at least one of which must be by Schubert.

Applicants for both master-classes: One English song and one Lied.

If you would like to apply for the master classes please click here to apply on line.
There will be a charge of £30 for successful applicants.

Applicants may apply for either or both master-classes and competitions. 

Auditions for both Master Classes will be held on Saturday October 22nd at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, London, SW7 1PQ.  The final day for applications will be Monday 10th October. 

The British Song Master Class and Song Prize will take place at 49 Queen's Gate Terrace, SW7 5PN, with grateful thanks to Sir Vernon and Lady Ellis.  The Lieder Master Class and Schubert Song Prize will take place at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, SW7 1PQ.
 

Tickets


Concessions are available for full time students and senior citizens, please show student ID or travel pass at admission. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Purchasing Tickets on-line.
You can purchase tickets on-line on this page.
Tickets will NOT be sent by post but they will be available for collection on the door. Please bring along the confirmation email which is sent to you when you complete purchasing tickets.

 

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Saturday, 19th November 2016, 2pm Session
British Song Master Class and Song Prize with Sir Thomas Allen

The British Song Master Class and Song Prize is held in association with the British Music Society.

Sir Thomas Allen is on the most celebrated English Baritones and we are delighted to have him join us this year. 

(49 Queen's Gate Terrace, London, SW7 5PN - with grateful thanks to Sir Vernon and Lady Ellis)





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Saturday, 3rd December 2016, 2pm Session
Lieder Master Class & Schubert Song Prize with Dame Felicity Lott

The Lieder Master Class and Schubert Song Prize are held in association with the Schubert Society of Great Britain.

We are fortunate to have Dame Felicity Lott, one of our most prestigious sopranos, here with us in 2016.

(Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, London, SW7 1PQ)





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