Ein Deutsches Requiem – Johannes Brahms : Choral Workshop

Saturday, March 9th, 2024

Event details

Date Saturday, March 9th, 2024
Time 10:00 am
Location St David's Church, Exeter
Tickets Adults £20. Full-time students £7. Score Hire (Peters Edition) £2



The workshop will be an opportunity to sing one of the great masterpieces of classical music alongside members of one of Devon’s best amateur chamber choirs and will culminate with an informal performance accompanied by piano. Prior knowledge of the work / some sight-reading ability is beneficial but not required.
Jonathan Lucas Wood is a graduate of the MA Choral Conducting programme at the University of Birmingham where he studied with Simon Halsey CBE – one of the world’s foremost interpreters of Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem. Jonathan has been Musical Director of the Exeter Bach Choir since 2016 and is known for his energetic and captivating style rooted in vocal pedagogy. He recently studied in Italy with Simon Carrington and Dr. Tony Thornton and took up a new position as Musical Director of Surrey Youth Choir in January 2024.
Jonathan is joined by three exceptional musicians: Tim Mirfin (Vocal Coach), Sam Nickels (Accompanist) and Beth Lewin (Soprano).
Tim Mirfin is a renowned Vocal Coach and has performed as a Bass with opera companies around the world. Tim will provide the workshop participants with group vocal coaching and tips for singing in German.
Sam Nickels is the Exeter Bach Choir’s regular Assistant Musical Director and joins us on piano to support the choir throughout the day and bring Brahms’ orchestration to life on two hands.
Beth Lewin is a Soprano studying for an MMus in Vocal Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Beth joins us to sing the soprano solo in the informal run-through at the end of the day.


  • From 9:15am    Registration
  • 10:00am  Warm-Up and First Session
  • 11:20am  Coffee Break
  • 11:45am  Second Session
  • 1:00pm    Lunch
  • 2:00pm    Third Session
  • 3:20pm    Break
  • 3:40pm    Informal sing-through
  • 4.30pm    End

We will be using the Peters Edition, which is available for hire if required.

Tea and coffee included.

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