FAQs

Q: I don’t currently sing in a choir – can I still apply to Cambridge Choral Academy?
A: Yes, if you have choral singing experience.  We recommend a singing lesson shortly before, and undertaking vocal warmups from youtube for a few weeks prior to the course

Q: I don’t read music – should I apply?
A: This could really limit your enjoyment of the course. You could memorise the pieces but you may struggle with trying new repertoire in small groups.

Q: Is this course suitable for children?
A: No, this is designed as an adult course, although we can consider young adults aged 17.

Q: Will I have my own bathroom?
A: Most rooms are ensuite though there may be a few with a shared bathroom at a lower price.

Q: Can I bring a partner to share my room?
A: There may be some double or twin rooms – please contact us for details

Q: Will I have a chance to explore Cambridge?
A: Yes, we have factored time in the schedule to explore this special city, both during our weekend retreats and our week long academies

Q: Will there be the chance to sing in other Cambridge college chapels?
A: Yes, we have a devised wonderful opportunities on each of our retreats and academies for you to sing in some of the finest Cambridge chapels

Q: I have special dietary requirements – can I be accommodated?
A: Yes, our host college has a wonderful catering department that can accommodate special dietary requirements

Q: I’m flying in from abroad. Would it be possible for me to come a day early to settle in?
Yes, get in touch and we’ll try and secure extra accommodation to ensure that you have a comfortable stay

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