A decade of experience
We offer in person workshops under three themes: Flagship Workshops, Early Nights and Bach Club. During the Covid-19 pandemic we also established our inaugural online workshops: Virtual Vocals. Do read below to find out more and, if you're new to Platinum, please register yourself as a singer in the first instance.
Our Flagship workshops take place on Saturdays in the beautiful riverside church of St Mary's, Battersea, where the workshops were founded. The repertoire is vast and has in the past included Tallis' Spem in alium, Kodaly's Missa Brevis, Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony and Bach's Magnificat. Scott Inglis-Kidger directs a group of around 45 singers and is often joined by Associate Musical Director, Ghislaine Morgan, for the afternoon session. The day runs from 10:30-17:00 and you are provided with homemade cakes, real coffee and Yorkshire tea. We keep the standard high, so good sight-reading or prior preparation is expected. We don't perform to an audience, but do sing the music through at the end. We often find ourselves de-briefing in the Woodman pub afterwards...
Exploring the complete cycle of sacred cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach at St Mary's Church, Battersea.
“Bach is like an astronomer who, with the help of ciphers, finds the most wonderful stars.” Frédéric Chopin
Join us on a journey of discovery as we continue to sing the complete choruses and chorales of Bach's cycle of sacred cantatas. Good sight-reading or excellent preparation required! The day runs in a very similar way to our Flagship Workshops with the slight difference being that we tend to sing through each Cantata separately during the day , rather than singing everything at the end.