What to expect at Uppingham
A typical day starts with a morning vocal warm-up. This session usually takes place in the Chapel, but if weather is good, the Headmaster’s lawn may beckon! The warm-up session is designed to exercise your vocal cords and ease you into the day’s singing both physically and mentally.
Following the warm-up, mornings are usually given over to full choir rehearsals, or you might explore a variety of
smaller scale repertoire.
During the afternoon you might have a talk, workshop or split choir rehearsals. There will be free time for you to wander through Uppingham’s picturesque streets, browsing in the shops or enjoying afternoon tea, or just taking advantage of some quiet time to relax in the comfort of your room or in the school’s attractive campus.
After your evening meal, time is given over to smaller group sessions. Each day comes to a close with Compline by Candlelight in the Chapel and an informal showcase in the course bar for any who would like to share the music they have been working on with the group.
For those who wish to socialise, the summer school bar offers a great way to relax after a hard day’s singing and to get to know your fellow participants and
tutors a little better.
Tuesday is our day out, which this year is a trip to Hampton Court Palace to sing evensong in the Chapel Royal!
Friday is concert day! All your hard work
culminates with the Gala Concert. All the
main works you have studied during the
week will be on the programme, along with some of the tutor projects. The concert takes place in Uppingham School Chapel and is open to the public.