OUR CHORAL WORKSHOPS
London-based professional vocal ensemble Platinum Consort, founded by Scott Inglis-Kidger and Claire Jaggers, is the leading provider of high-quality choral workshops in the UK, attracting singers from Europe, the USA, and even Australia. Expert and enlightening vocal coaching is at the heart of what we do. Singers will explore compelling repertoire in the bucolic setting of St John's Suckley, in the heart of the Malvern Hills.
Platinum in the Malverns Choral Workshop
Saturday 6th June 2020
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Lux Aeterna (Nimrod)
Thomas Tallis (c1505-1585)
If ye love me
William Byrd (1543-1623)
Ave Verum Corpus
Anton Brucker (1824-1896)
St John's Church, Church Lane, Suckley
Worcester WR6 5DE
Cost includes break time refreshments. Participants will be provided with a copy of the Tallis, Byrd and Brucker, but are kindly asked to purchase a copy of the Elgar.
WHO SINGS IN OUR WORKSHOPS?
Our choral workshops are designed to challenge and stimulate experienced choral singers. We work quickly with only limited note-bashing, and we keep the groups fairly small. We therefore expect you to prepare music in advance or be a proficient sight-reader. Our goal is to enable every one of you to love your voice, through our welcoming atmosphere and our community of like-minded singers.
We are excited to be launching our first Platinum Choral Workshop in the Malverns and booking is currently open for singers in all voice parts.
SCOTT INGLIS-KIDGER: DIRECTOR
Hailed by Classic FM as a “rising star of the choral world", Scott Inglis-Kidger is renowned for his passion and dedication as a conductor and vocal coach. He read Music at the University of Cambridge and sang in the world famous King's College Choir as a countertenor. In addition to directing Platinum Consort, Scott is also the Director of Choristers at Willington Prep School, and works as a vocal consultant with groups such as the Scottish Chamber Choir, Exeter Festival Chorus and St Albans Choral Society. He has also guest conducted the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Scott continues to inspire and encourage singers of all ages, including the thousands of viewers of his YouTube channel, Sing with Scott. One singer described his participation in a session with Scott as “the most amazing musical experience of my life!". With bespoke workshops sold out months in advance and performances described as “pristine” and “intimate” (BBC Music Magazine), Scott is making a significant impact on the world of choral music.
CLAIRE JAGGERS: CHAIRMAN
Chairman of Platinum Choral Foundation and co-founder of Platinum Consort, Claire Daffern (née Jaggers) is committed to working with the Platinum team to provide high-quality choral experiences for all and is very proud to be part of such an inspiring and successful organisation. After studying Theology and Education at the University of Cambridge, Claire went on to teach at a number of primary schools in London, thriving in the role of Deputy Headteacher, before life took a change of direction and led her to Worcester where she now lives with her husband, Nick. She currently works in finance but keeps up with the world of education in her role as Chair of Governors in a Worcestershire primary school. As a keen amateur singer, Claire thoroughly enjoys singing with a number of choirs and bands in London and Worcestershire, as well as being offered a range of wonderful solo performance opportunities. Claire is also the founder and director of Animato, a flourishing children’s choir based in West Worcestershire.