Scottish Choral Weekend 2024
You asked and we’ve listened! Back by popular demand, we are very excited to announce our Scottish Choral Weekend!
Join us for an unforgettable and all inclusive choral experience at the picturesque Tulliallan Police Academy, nestled in 90 acres of Scottish parkland.
From 24 – 26 May 2024, immerse yourself in the repertoire of the Dunedin Consort under the expert guidance of renowned director and tenor Nicholas Mulroy and talented singers from Dunedin Consort.
If you have any questions regarding the Choral Weekend, please email Learning & Participation team at email@example.com.
‘There was great instruction about breathing, word pronunciation, relaxation and tongue position – all coming together to help create a better sound. It increases your confidence in your own singing potential.’
*If your voice part is sold out and you would like to be placed on our waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org*
Find out more below:
Don’t miss this chance to elevate your choral skills, make lasting memories, and immerse yourself in the joy of music. Secure your spot today for the Dunedin Consort Scottish Choral Weekend!
When and where is it?
When is it?
The Choral Retreat will run from the evening of Friday 24 May through to the afternoon of Sunday 26 May. Exact times will be confirmed closer to the time.
Where is it?
Tulliallan Police Academy, A907, Dunfermline FK10 4BE
Set in 90 acres of parkland in the centre of Scotland with the early 19th century Tulliallan Castle is at its heart. Tulliallan is situated in Kincardine, Fife in central Scotland. It has good links to the M9, M876 and M90 and on-site parking.
By Car: Tulliallan has good links to the M9, M876 and M90. It provides a central location in Scotland and has on-site parking.
By Train: The closest station is Alloa Train Station, which is 12 minutes by taxi from Tulliallan. Falkirk Grahamston Station is 20 minutes by taxi from Tulliallan. Larbert train station is 15 minutes by taxi from Tulliallan.
By Bus: There are a number of buses to Kincardine, it’s a 20 minute walk from the centre of town or a 5 minute taxi ride.
Accommodation and food
The entire weekend will take place in the grounds of Tulliallan Police Academy.
There is the option of single rooms for everyone or you can share with a friend in a twin room (save £10 each). All rooms are ensuite, with all linens and towels provided.
Accessible rooms are available, please let us know if you have any additional requirements and we will be happy to assist.
All meals will be included (Friday – Dinner, Saturday – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, Sunday – Breakfast/Lunch) as well as tea, coffee in the breaks. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements, as the venue can cater to your needs.
We will provide wine and nibbles in the evening during our entertainment events.
- Two nights of accommodation
- Meals throughout the weekend (Friday – Dinner, Saturday – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, Sunday – Breakfast/Lunch)
- Tuition and workshop fees
- Singing lesson
- Sheet music
- Nightly entertainment with a glass of wine and nibbles
- A video recording of the group performing repertoire worked on during the weekend
What will we do?
Participants will take part in various singing activities, including group choral singing with Nicholas Mulroy, small group ensemble work for more advanced singers, and the option for 1-1 singing lessons with Dunedin Consort singers. Entertainment during the weekend includes a Dunedin Quiz Night, and an Informal Concert Night in the evenings, and performances from Dunedin Consort singers scattered throughout the weekend. On the final day, you will take part in a recording which we will edit and send out to participants as a memento of the weekend.
What will we sing?
- Group Choral Singing
- Option for more advanced singers to work on small group ensemble singing
- Optional 1-1 mini Singing Lesson
- Option to perform in our Informal Concert on Saturday evening
Throughout the weekend we will work on:
The final repertoire list will be decided once we know the balance of voices and numbers for the weekend. We can’t make any promises, but there’s a specific choral piece you’d really like to work on during the weekend, send your suggestion to email@example.com and we will try our best!
All music will be provided on the day and emailed to you in advance.
Who will be there?
The weekend will be directed by renowned director and tenor Nicholas Mulroy and supported by Dunedin Consort singers and an accompanist. The organisation for the weekend will be handled by Amy Strachan and Lucia Capellaro (Dunedin Consort Learning and Participation Managers). In addition to the Dunedin Consort staff, you will be joined by other like-minded participants who will be there for the entire weekend.
Do I need any experience?
Our weekend can be tailored to suit novice singers to more experienced singers. Our group sessions with Nicholas Mulroy will involve all participants, and more experienced singers who would like to challenge themselves have the option of signing up for our small ensemble sessions. We will provide PDF’s of music and a link to a Spotify playlist in advance and can help with learning guides if needed.
Do I need to bring anything special with me?
Nothing special is required for the weekend other than some smart black clothes for the recording on Sunday. All music will be provided on arrival.
If you would like to sing (solo or duet with a friend etc) in our informal concert on the Saturday evening, let us know what you would like to perform and bring music for our accompanist to use.
– don’t forget your pencils!
What’s the cost and how do I sign up?
How do I book?
You can sign up and pay using our website, the link is located at the upper right of this page. Please keep in mind that we may limit bookings in order to balance the voice parts, so do sign up early to avoid disappointment. If we decide to limit specific voice parts, we will have a waiting list – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to it.
Our all inclusive weekend costs £350. (£340 if you choose to share a twin room)
Early Bird Offer – sign up and pay in full by 8 January 2024 and pay just £325.
If you would prefer to pay in instalments we have the following option available:
- Pay deposit of £100 on sign up
- 1st February £125
- 1st March £125
Full Refund Eligibility: You will be eligible for a full refund if your cancellation request is submitted by 1 February 2024.
Partial Refund Eligibility: If you choose to cancel after 1 February 2024 but before 1 March 2024, you will be eligible for a 50% refund.
Refund Process: To start the refund process, please contact Dunedin Consort at email@example.com. Provide your order details and reason for cancellation. We will guide you through the necessary steps to complete the refund process.
* Please be aware that some people are not receiving authentication verifications from their banks when trying to pay via our website. If you do not receive any verification, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange an alternative registration and payment method with you.