Q: Do I need to bring my own score?
A: Vocal scores will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
Q: Do I need to be able to read music?
A: A basic ability to read music is desirable, since we only have one day to work on the pieces.
Q: Will there be refreshments provided?
A: If you would like tea or coffee it’s a good idea to bring your own. The Performing Arts Centre common room has drinking water available. Similarly, you are welcome to bring a packed lunch, or you may prefer to go into Lewes town centre and eat at one of its many cafes, restaurants and pubs (5 – 10 min walk).
Q: Will we be performing the piece in a concert?
A: There will be an informal performance of parts of the work at the end of the afternoon, but it won’t be a formal concert as such. You are welcome to invite friends and family to come along and listen, although space for audience is somewhat limited (no charge).
Q: I don’t know the pieces at all. Will I find the day too hard?
A: Although some participants will have sung the music before, many won’t be familiar with it. John and Nick will coach you ‘from scratch’ – there’s no pressure and the atmosphere will be very relaxed – the aim is to learn something new, challenge yourself a little and have fun! Many participants at our Tippett workshop in 2017 told us they were amazed at what they achieved.