Choral Tradition

Winter Workshops

Saturday 11th February 2012

The New Essex Harmony

New Songs in Old Traditions

A workshop devoted to exploring Mick's collection of 50 shape note/west gallery style songs, composed over a 15-year period and pulished in February 2011. The workshop takes place at Harwich Town Sailing Club and includes a light lunch at the New Bell Inn (just around the corner). Loaner copies of The New Essex Harmony will be available on the day.

Individual Workshop Ticket £20 (Youth £16)

(Special Early Bird price £15/ Youth £12 available until 4/2/12)


For further details and a booking form email 

Choraltrad[email protected]

Saturdays 18th February,

3rd March and 31st March 2012

Jumping on the Bandwagon!

New and old tunes for sessions and performances

A series of workshops for musicians focussing on the skills required for playing in pub sessions - learning tunes, developing accompaniments and arrangements, and also taking a look at how to join in with songs. It is not necessary to attend all three workshops but they are intended to run as a series in terms of repertoire and learning outcomes.


Workshop 1 - Learning Tunes: Lines, Dots and Playing by Ear

Workshop 2 - Making Music: Melody, Harmony, Accompaniment

Workshop 3 - Sets and Arrangements: Putting It All Together

Individual Workshop Day Ticket £20 (Youth £16)

Advance Ticket for all three workshops (available until 11/11/12) £45 (Youth £36)

For further details and a booking form email 

[email protected]

In 2010/11, our winter workshops explored the west gallery and shape note traditions:


The West Gallery and Shape Note Traditions - An Introduction


West Gallery Carols


Plain Tunes and Fuging Tunes - Reforming "The Old Way of Singing"


West Gallery and Shape Note Anthems


Renewal - New Compositions in the West Gallery and Shape Note Traditions


Arise and Hail - More West Gallery and Shape Note Carols


For further details about any 

of the above, or to discuss 

your tailored workshop 

requirements, call

Mick Verrier on

07812 522937

or email us at 

[email protected]