Hello Friends! It's that time again - it's May and the deadline to apply for our annual summer
choral  workshop at Washington National Cathedral is upon us! Since you responded or attended our
"summer seek preview" sing on April 8 we wanted to send you a reminder and let you know that we
still have some vacancies in all voice parts. Please consider joining us for a fun and informative
week of singing and learning in a fantastic space. We hope to see you in July!
Please help us spread the word by forwarding this on to your friends and colleagues.
Further details and registration can be found at
Chorworks Annual Summer Workshop 2011


This year, Chorworks features the great outpouring of polyphony from Renaissance Spain and Portugal. We will celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the great Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria and the 450th Anniversary of the Hispano-Flemish master Philippe Rogier. We will also explore musical masterpieces by composers including Guerrero, Lobo, Melgas, and Morales (including his motet Spem in alium).


Chorworks’ week-long workshop is spent singing and learning glorious music, listening to performances and talks, and participating in seminars with leading performers and scholars. Our faculty includes distinguished performers from ensembles such as Anonymous 4, Magnificat, The Sixteen and The Tallis Scholars. Please click here for faculty biographies. Daily rehearsals explore repertoire and performance issues in depth, and voice lessons with faculty provide opportunities to work on individual vocal technique.


Set in the nation’s Capital, minutes away from the cultural and political center of the country, the workshop is located in the breathtaking splendor of the National Cathedral and the historic Cathedral College. The College offers wonderful teaching and rehearsal facilities, and the Cathedral provides an unforgettable atmosphere, stunning acoustics and an outstanding liturgical and musical tradition.


Workshop cost includes tuition, coaching, seminars and other musical activities. Copies of music are supplied to participants electronically; private voice lessons are available at a modest extra charge. Meals and accommodation packages are available. The main workshop runs from Tuesday morning July 19th and concludes with an evening concert in the Cathedral on Saturday 24th and a closing reception. In addition, we offer an optional extra day of rehearsal on Monday 18th July, for those who would enjoy a little more time to familiarize themselves with the music.


Each day offers a full program of singing and listening from 9:00am to 9:00pm. The mornings begin with a vocal warm-up, focusing on aspects of vocal technique relevant to the week’s singing, followed by a mixture of full and sectional rehearsals. After lunch, a seminar or discussion takes place before further rehearsal activity. The evenings feature a reflection on the day’s musical learning, often followed by an informal presentation by one of the faculty and time to socialize.


Workshop Tuition: $525 (includes tuition; morning and afternoon refreshments; access to music via email; all musical events).

Optional Pre-Workshop Day: $75 (includes soft drinks)

Individual voice lessons with faculty members (50 mins.): $60

Discounts are available for full-time music students, group applications, and EMA members. Please inquire for details.

Meals and LIMITED accommodation are available through the National Cathedral.
(There are only a few room vacanicies left - please inquire for availability)
Rates are as follows:
Single occupancy room: $84 per night
Double occupancy room: $118 per night
Suite: $150 per night

Meal Plan: $160 (3 meals a day, 5 days)

Parking: Free of charge

Download a printable tri-fold brochure

News & Events

The Chorworks Podcast!
The first episode of the Chorworks Podcast features the Stabat mater by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/6-1594), exploring the text, music, composer and context of this Renaissance masterpiece. Click here to listen & download.

 CD Launch
Magnificat's new CD recording of polychoral music by Philippe Rogier was released on February 7, 2011 by Linn Records. Click here for further details.

Recording of Rogier Volume 3
Magnificat recently spent several days recording Volume 3 in its series of Rogier's music, which is due for release in late fall 2011. Click here to be notified when the CD is available for purchase.

Our mailing address is:
14 Hayes St., Stafford VA 22556