Welcome to MFC!
MFC – a day of singing with a difference!
Its origins can be found in the village of Shepshed in north-west Leicestershire, but Midland Festival Chorus has moved its base over the past 40 years to Leicester, the Arts Centre at the University of Warwick, and most recently to Worcester, where it presented many major large-scale works in the Cathedral.
More recently, MFC launched a new initiative: a choral workshop or singing day, but with a difference! These one-day events with a culminating informal performance, concentrate on getting under the skin of major choral works, learning performance techniques… and having some fun at the same time.
Under the direction of Malcolm Goldring, each workshop provides a stress-free day for singers, whatever their ability, although being able to read music is essential to get the most out of the event. Guidance notes are provided in advance of the day to enable singers to prepare effectively.
Recent Choral Workshops have included The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins, Mozart’s Requiem (but with the rarely-heard piano duet accompaniment by Carl Czerny), Puccini’s Missa di Gloria, Elgar’s The Music Makers and Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens.
If you like the sound of our choral workshops, look further at our website. The next event is on November 5th – Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater for SATB and Purcell’s Thou Knowest, Lord. Come and sing with us!