Principal Conductor: Thomas Leech
Professional vocal tutors and accompanist


“Terrific venue, friendly, supportive atmosphere, great tutors.”
– 2019 course member

“Wonderful week – friendly people; excellent tutors; all abilities welcomed”
– 2018 Choir member

Join us for this supportive and engaging course – designed to expand your repertoire, develop your sight-reading skills and inspire you with excellent technical advice from our conductor and section leaders, all professional singers and experienced educators.

Some familiarity with notation is assumed, but our tutors are expert in working with a broad spectrum of experience. Sectional rehearsals help members to become familiar with the music, and one-to-one sessions throughout the week provide the opportunity for you to work on specific areas, or perhaps a favourite solo piece – the amount of time and input from the choral tutors is a particular feature of NLMS.

“Wondrous Sound – glorious Baroque music and celebrating choral music by women.”

2022 repertoire includes:

  • Charpentier – Te Deum (H. 146) [full score]
  • Monteverdi – Beatus vir [full score]
  • Hildegard – O frondens virga [download]
  • Barbara Strozzi – Silencio nocivo [vocal score]
  • Fanny Hensel – 3 partsongs [? vocal score]
  • Kerry Andrew – The earth hath voice [copyright – parts not online]
  • Mascagni – Easter Hymn (with Sinfonietta) [vocal score] – print PDF pages 58-83 (printed page numbers 47-72)

Join us for this supportive and engaging course – designed to expand your repertoire, develop your sight-reading skills and inspire you with excellent technical advice from our conductor and section leaders, all professional singers and experienced educators. Some familiarity with notation is assumed, and our tutors are expert in working with a broad spectrum of experience.

Sectional rehearsals help members to become familiar with the music and one-to-one sessions throughout the week provide the opportunity for you to work on specific areas or perhaps a favourite solo piece – the amount of time and input from the choral tutors really is unique to NLMS.

Our 2022 selection features Charpentier’s glorious Te Deum, with its dazzling fanfare and exhilarating choruses. We visit the splendour of Baroque Venice and explore some wonderful music by women, spanning nearly a millennium of composition. Plenty of time is included for singing through additional music, with repertoire from across the centuries. The course concert provides a wonderful opportunity to perform the repertoire, accompanied by instrumental tutors from the orchestral courses and conducted by Tom Leech.

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