Saturday 2 April 2022 | 2:30 pm

Peebles Old Parish Church

Singing Workshop
Leaders: Alan & Rebecca Tavener
Organ: Sarah Brown

Alan Tavener is one of the UK’s leading chorus directors. As Director of Music at Strathclyde University, he founded Strathclyde University Chamber Choir in 1980 and then in 1982, together with his wife Rebecca, went on to found Cappella Nova, a multi-award winning professional vocal ensemble with which he has toured worldwide. In 2020, he was awarded the BEM ‘for services to choral music in Scotland’.

Introducing this special workshop, Alan Tavener writes as follows:

“Do you love to sing? Would you like some tips on happy and effective singing?

“This informal Workshop is designed to bring confidence to anyone who enjoys singing. Under the guidance of experienced Workshop Leaders, Alan & Rebecca Tavener (and through the singing of the classic hymns from Stainer’s Crucifixion), the Workshop will combine enjoyment – yes, fun! – with a sense of learning about healthy and effective voice production. Just a little help and advice with these things can make the act of singing all the more enjoyable, so do join us – no musical expertise or experience is required, all you need is any kind of voice…”

Alan Tavener, BEM
Conductor: Strathclyde University Chamber Choir
Conductor: Cappella Nova
Director of Music: St Bride’s Episcopal Church, Glasgow


Music in Peebles Season Ticket holders

  • Entry to this workshop is included in the price of the 2021/22 season ticket.

If you are not a Music in Peebles Season Ticket holder

  • Entry to this workshop is included in the price of a ticket for the concert on 12 April. In order to gain entry to the workshop, please buy your concert ticket before 2 April.
  • For details of ticket prices and how to buy, please see the Concert Page.
  • If you wish to attend the workshop, but do not have a season ticket or concert ticket, you may do so on payment of £15 at the door.

Buy Tickets

Tickets may be purchased from: Box Office, Eastgate Theatre, Eastgate, Peebles, EH45 8AD (Telephone 01721 725777), or online using the button above.


Music in Peebles is most grateful to The Hugh Fraser Foundation for the generous funding provided in support of our 2022/2023 season of concerts.

This concert is subsidised by Chamber Music Scotland
through funding provided by Creative Scotland.