Join Gabrieli Roar in 2022

We’re delighted to re-establish our renowned Gabrieli Roar residential courses following the cancellation of planned programmes in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Following the success of our 2021 ‘Re-Creation’ project, we are working with more partner choirs than ever before, establishing Roar as a truly national programme.

In Summer 2022, we are anticipating running two courses, one in the north and one in the south, focusing on Mendelssohn’s glorious Elijah, which we last performed at the Proms in 2011. We’re keen to connect with school and youth choirs to join Gabrieli Roar in 2022 and beyond.

Partner choirs should be able to undertake a significant amount of preparation in advance, so that the young singers can come to the course reasonably confident of the notes and able to more thoroughly enjoy the rehearsal process and culminating performance. For less experienced choirs still keen to take part, we can arrange a day or more of workshops with our renowned choral directors.

Roar is largely targeted at the 14-18 age group, but that said, we’re keen to encourage younger singers, especially boys, to participate if they are part of a choir and have enough skill and aptitude to take part productively. Again, we are able to provide additional support to ensure this age group are engaged with the music, rehearsals and preparation.

Details of the 2022 Summer Residential Courses are as follows:

Course 1:
Arrive on Friday 22 July (evening)
Performance on Tuesday 26 July 2022 provisionally at Ely Cathedral  

Course 2:
Arrive on Wednesday 27 July (evening)
Performance on Sunday 31 July 2022 provisionally at Durham Cathedral

We will also shortly announce details of non-residential one or two day weekend workshops, for choirs that may be unable to participate in a full Summer residential course.

To submit your expression of interest, please get in touch with  Anna Winstone ( with your estimated number of singers by Monday 8 November 2022. And if you’d like to learn more about Gabrieli’s 2022 Roar residential courses, register to attend our free information webinar, featuring Paul McCreesh and Roar Chorus Directors Charles MacDougall and Emily Dickens.

Gabrieli Roar 2022 – Information Webinar
4:00pm-5:00pm, Monday 22 November
Registrations essential as places are limited. Register HERE

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or require any further information at this stage.