Friday 17 July

14.00 – 15:30 REGISTRATION with TEA and COFFEE available
15.30 – 16.30 Declan Costello: Diagnosis and Treatment of Vocal Disorders
40 years of progress?
16.30 – 17.30 Paul Deegan: ‘Kennst du das Land’
From the Classical to the Romantic:
An observation of styles, illustrated by settings of Goethe’s poem
17:30 – 18.15 David Kennerley:
Professional Female Singers in Early 19th Century Britain
Their lives, reputations and songs
Illustrated by Taya Smith, soprano, accompanied by Paul Burke
18.30 AOTOS – The first 40 years – Opening the exhibition of memorabilia
19.00 SUPPER
20.00 – 21.00 Jonathan Arnold: Choral Clerks and Girls Choirs
An Oxford story, from The Sixteen to College Chaplain,
Illustrated by the Frideswide Voices

Saturday 18 July

09.00 – 09.30 Warming up and preparing songs for this evening’s dinner
09.30 – 10.30 Sally Cathcart: Developing the Musician Within
A practical session showing how the Voices Foundation materials and resources can
be of benefit in group and individual teaching situations
10.30 TEA & COFFEE
11.00 – 12:00 Caroline Aldred: ISM, discusses current Business and Legal Issues
and talks about the ISM campaigns to support music and music education
12.00 – 13:00 Lesley Anne Knight: Broadway – some lesser known gems
Musical theatre repertoire illustrated by recordings of the singers who sang them
13.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 15.30 Choice of seminars:
Alexander Technique and the singer with Lynn Boreham
An Introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique with Fiona Dobie
15.30 – 16.00 TEA & COFFEE
16.00 – 18.00 Mary King: The Versatility of the Modern Professional Singer
Skills, diversification, training – and when to stop being a ‘will-o-the-wisp’
Working with singers who have been vital pupils for AOTOS and EVTA events
Jennifer Begley, Meriel Cunningham, William Pearson


Festive Fortieth Anniversary Evening

19.00 The Elysian Singers : conducted by Sam Laughton
Give a short concert, finishing with pieces for us all to sing
19.30 Celebratory Dinner: Followed by Chairman’s Tag:
Collective thoughts from previous Chairmen and other key figures from the Association
An informal forum with a chance to think about the past and speculate for the future

Sunday 19 July

09.00 – 09.30 An ABCD warm up with Alison Ling
09.30 – 10.30 Paul Harris: The Virtuoso Teacher
10.30 – 11.00 Eileen Price: Founding the Teacher Training Course
in conversation with the Chairman
11.00 – 11.30 TEA & COFFEE
11.30 – 12.30 AGM
12.30 – 13.00 Songs in Bloom:
A short recital highlighting the flowers to be described later,
Gwendolen Martin, soprano, and Thomas Primrose, piano
13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 15.30 Coral Gould MBE works with some of our Teacher Training Singers
who have acted as pupils for our participating student teachers to teach. This is a
chance to thank them by offering them a chance to work with Coral, whose book
‘Try Humming It’ is an inspiration to so many of us
15.30 – 16.30 Stephen Harris: Director of the Oxford Botanic Garden
Shows us the flowers that we sing about, and that were familiar to Schubert and his

Tour of the adjacent Botanic Garden, Led by Stephen (optional extra)

The Council reserves the right to amend the programme without prior notice in the event of any unforeseen circumstances