Workshops for Adults

The Cardinall’s Musick is at the forefront of performance of music from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and contemporary compositions. Many of the programmes performed by the group are centred on historical, theological or literary themes, and performances often include a spoken narrative and pre-concert talks to set the music in context, to encourage audience involvement and interest. Andrew Carwood is available for workshops, masterclasses and courses which are designed to be flexible, informative and fun.

If your choir or organisation would like to know more about booking Andrew, please contact the Administrator or call us on 020 8292 9975.

Workshops for Schools

The Cardinall’s Musick has long had a strong educational purpose. Andrew Carwood regularly visits schools, universities and amateur ensembles for workshops, and has coached on residential courses.

The Cardinall’s Musick Education Project is designed to share the excitement of live performance with young people, to educate and to entertain.
Workshops can be tailored for all age groups from 7 upwards, and there are special programmes for GCSE and ‘A’ Level candidates. We encourage young people to view music from several perspectives – historical, literary and theological – and to relate the music of the past to information which has already been given to them through the National Curriculum. This also represents an excellent opportunity to hear first-class live music with professional musicians who are able to share their experience and gifts with the students.

We offer three possible activities; any of them can be presented together or

An hour-long workshop for students
A rehearsal of a school choir or vocal group A evening performance by The Cardinall’s Musick

The following resources are available in advance:
Hand-outs for students and back-up for teachers Pages on the web site for preparation and extra information

The Cardinall’s Musick offers the following topics:
The Tudors: An overview of the 16th century
Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen The Gunpowder Plot
The Civil War
Women in 16th-century England
Understanding the Da Vinci Code

For more information or to discuss any individual requirements please e-mail the Administrator or call us on 020 8292 9975.