Here are some comments from previous alumni of Cambridge Choral Academy to whet your appetite!

“Exceeded every possible expectation”

“This was the best singing week I’ve been to – and I’ve done a few in my time!”

“I loved every minute!”

There is no music-making like at Cambridge”

“Ideas and techniques that have made me a better singer.”

“I loved the course and felt challenged and energized”

“I loved the full program from morning till evening…one really got to experience the “Tradition””

“I loved moving around to the different chapels in the different colleges”

“The dignity and celestial beauty of the English/Anglican liturgy”

“The difference between beating time and creating an experience.”

“The power, depth and transcendence of performing sacred music in a liturgical setting, which has no equal.”

“Edward is a perfect example of what a truly great conductor is”

“There is no music-making like at Cambridge”

“Brilliant to have such a variety of nationalities and to get their differing take on things.”

“It feels good to push yourself and get out of your comfort zone and learn new things and meet new people! My deepest thanks.”

“A wonderful experience”

“I can’t wait to tell all my colleagues about it back home!”

“A phenomenal week”

“It was like a dream being there, forgetting the cares of daily life and concentrating with like-minded people on choir singing!”

“Another best thing has been the people in the group. All so kind and friendly and helpful”

“Lovely to experience staying in a college in Cambridge”

“This weekend has been an amazing experience and I have enjoyed every minute. Particularly enjoyed the small group singing.”

“So much energy and lots of excellent tips. And all the singing! Whole course really well organised!”

“I also really enjoyed the formal dinner, the food, wine and port were delicious! And, for someone who is usually extremely shy, I felt at ease very quickly and actually really loved meeting everybody on the course; tutors and fellow course attendees alike. It was a weekend I will never forget.”

“A wonderful weekend of learning and music making. It was unforgettable. I’ll definitely be recommending it to my fellow choir members”

“Thoroughly enjoyable and absorbing, I loved every minute!”

“It’s been absolutely glorious to be making music in such an historic place”

“The most amazing time….a privilege to be able to sing and stay in St Catharine’s and sing in Sidney Sussex and Clarel”

“Really helped my development as a singer and choir member”

“The programme was perfect and although I came home tired, it was incredibly uplifting”

“I enjoyed so much meeting the other singers”

“Fabulous weekend… great music and lovely people. We are really inspired”

“The formal dinner was very special”

“A great source of joy and impromptu music making”

“The lecture made me felt immersed in the academic world of Cambridge”

“Arguably the best 700 pounds I have spent”

“Worth every penny”

“The experience was delightful”

“Enjoyed the social time with interesting people from all round the UK and abroad”

“The formal dinner catering was really excellent”

“Thanks to you for this fabulous weekend with perfect organization, great music and lovely people. We are really inspired”

“The formal dinner was very special”

“Loved performing in the beautiful chapels.”

“I have never done anything like this and was overwhelmed by the beauty of the music in these settings.”

“The chance to assimilate the beauty that is Cambridge and to see the glorious Architecture.”

“Sunday Evensong. Uplifting and so privileged to sing there. Finished on a high.”

“Loved all of it, so well organised. Catering was fabulous. Particularly enjoyed singing in the Chapels”

“Formal dinner was a real treat”

“I’ve enjoyed the Anglican/Tudor music style for many years so it was particularly thrilling to be so close to the origins of it all. I particularly appreciated Dr. Wickham’s excellent conducting, his deep expertise and his friendly, gentle manner. He made me, as an enthusiastic but amateur singer, feel very comfortable.”

“It was really the excellent teaching I appreciated the most”

“The most special part was really experiencing such amazing teachers.”

“Singing in the wonderful buildings with a bunch of like minded people”

“Privilege to sing in such beautiful places. Will be recommending to my choir.”

“Each conductor brought new and interesting insights which were very helpful.”

“I had a great time and met some lovely people.”

“The organisation of the weekend was brilliant. Thank you.”

“It has helped my confidence.”

“I had the most wonderful time”




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