Programme

This page shows an outline summary of the programme of events. For fuller details please use the links for the each day. We’ve two live strands, plus a recorded strand which includes interviews with leading composers and conductors – these sessions are marked as pre-recorded viewing in the timetable. Our repertoire resources and virtual exhibition will be available to all delegates throughout the festival.

You can also link directly to the live Google calendar (Google account required) or grab the calendar in iCal format.

Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Google Calendar | iCal


Outline Programme

September 3, 2021
  • 16:00 Meet our Corporate & Associate members 
  • 16:45 Break 
  • 17:00 Welcome & new repertoire for the new start 
  • 18:15 Break 
  • 18:35 Meet Papagena and The Gesualdo Six 
  • 19:45 Break 
  • 20:00 Social time 
September 4, 2021
  • 10:00 #CanDoMusic - a vital campaign in the post-pandemic music education landscape 
  • 10:00 Meet Eric Whitacre 
  • 10:00 Warm Ups for Grown Ups with Charles MacDougall 
  • 11:00 Break 
  • 12:00 In conversation with Becky McGlade 
  • 12:00 Max out your singing sessions, with Tom Leech and the Diocese of Leeds Singing Programme 
  • 12:00 Singing for lung health with Phoene Cave 
  • 13:00 Break 
  • 14:15 Youth Choir Showcase 
  • 15:00 Building Voices - Toast, Jaffa Cakes and Haka 
  • 15:00 Renewal, Rebirth and Refresh - new OUP repertoire 
  • 16:00 Break 
  • 17:00 Creative Choral Collaborations from Canada with Tracy Wong 
  • 17:00 In conversation with Mat Wright, Barnsley Youth Choir 
  • 17:00 The Model Music Curriculum - a way forward or a step back? 
  • 18:00 Networking time 
  • 18:45 Youth Choir Showcase 
  • 19:30 International performances 
September 5, 2021
  • 10:00 Introduction to DONNE, the Daffodil Perspective and Multitude of Voyces 
  • 10:00 Meet Eric Whitacre 
  • 10:00 Using the 7 Principles for an Inclusive Recovery 
  • 11:00 Break 
  • 12:00 In conversation with Becky McGlade 
  • 12:00 Indian Music Masterclass with Rakesh Joshi 
  • 12:00 Rediscovering the score with Nicholas Cleobury 
  • 13:00 Break 
  • 14:30 A new song: church choirs 
  • 14:30 In conversation with Mat Wright, Barnsley Youth Choir 
  • 14:30 Walton Music: Contemporary Choral Works 
  • 15:30 Break 
  • 16:00 Final plenary: the choral landscape of the future